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Indian Pennant Restoration Feature

Comprehensive Restoration of a Standard Pennant in India

The finished item

Karl Bhote has sent me information about this Pennant restoration in India. Rarely does a Standard get this thorough treatment and rarely do we have the privilege to see this level of detail, which seems to have been photographed on a daily basis.:

The subject matter seems to be pretty solid, if more than a little tired.

On strip down, of course, considerable areas seem to have been found that require huge patch repairs, an example of which is shown in the right hand photo.

However, this seems relatively minor compared to the metalwork required in the floor, sills and doors, as shown by the following photos:

Left: a whole new half floor has been let into the car

Right - welding in repair sections around the rear wing

A complete offside sill fabricated and fitted!

repairing a rear door outer

fabricating a door bottom 

the repair panel welded into the door

 The remainder of these photos show the bodywork painting and reassembly of the  mechanical components:

I am indebted to "Calrock" who took these high quality digital photos of his father's car as it was being worked on. The astonishing skills of everyone involved at Thrush Racing Works, Mangalore should be acknowledged. What a superb piece of work!

I am also grateful to Team-BHP forum from where these photos come. If you want to see more of them, please go to and be sure to continue through all the pages.

Phil Homer