Before I start to write the actual restoration / modification details, I would like to write some history information.
It was June 13th 09, I own a G11 (1986) Daihatsu Charade . Luckily, I got it almost in complete genuine condition, the company paint, indicators, side glasses, windscreens, headlights...etc were all genuine.
In its early days:
After some minor treatments in later days:
Bumper color, rubbing polish, rim color, just to give some clean look without doing anything extra ordinary. A part from this I was more focused on the mechanical area so that I can be assured about its real fitness. Roughly, I got things right in the breaking dept, suspensions, alignments, axles.
After like 5 years continue usage and some careless attitude from my side, my car started to pleading me for mercy. Body paint almost gone, left was only the Lining (aster). Thankfully the car was still rust free with only major rust at the doors bottom, minor rust around the windscreen rubbers, door frames, rest was clean from rust.
To save this beauty from further deterioration, I was in search of a good denter and painter. After a 5 - 6 months market search (with few references), observing the actual work at their workshops finally I handed over my car on Feb 10, 2015.
The car has already been painted just yesterday that is on March 25, 2015.
I have few pics which I have captured during the process. I will share the details as well along with the snaps later in this thread.
Thanks in advance for coming to this thread.