With this post, I'm announcing the completion of collecting all the body parts for my Rajdoot GTS. As I mentioned earlier, the only rare parts were left out was the tail light and tank lid. To my surprise today I have both of them with me, though they are not original but replicas. The tail light is same as suggested by one of my reader in the previous post (look at the comments). I have not really done that excercise too, it was done by Mr.Gopi who already gave a huge sum parts.
Actually, I also got one more pair of the Jeep light which came with the holder plate. It also surprised me as the holding plate and partition for both the colors were exact replica for Rajdoot GTS.
I have got the replica tank lid too, which is almost close to the original expect the edges of the lid top. Anyway I'm happy to reach to this level in my parts collection.
Finally my tank rubber pads are also received at my hands, after big struggle of time and waiting period this item has been received.
The tank shield and another old tank has also been given to me by great coimbatore restorer Mr.Muthukumar.
I have 2 options on my tank now, either get my original tank repaired for fixing the tank sheilds or get the old tank received recently to make my bobby's tank. I forgot to mention about the handle bar, the current one on my bike is some what cruiser type and I will be replacing it with the TVS 50 XL handle bar.
If you look at my old post, I mentioned of receiving a Rajdoot diamond chain sproket kit. Later I understood that the sproket received is for another old Rajdoot model not for Rajdoot GTS. Hence a quick look around has provided me with the original sproket for the GTS.
All set now and the silencer bend pipe and side shield "Rajdoot GTS" monogram plate both are getting ready in their respective production centers. I also got the original like handle bar yoke set for the Rajdoot GTS which was never been added to my radar and got it as a surprise.
Since the parts collection for GTS only items were completed, I need to strip the bike and get any tinkering done and push the bike for painting. Along side there are couple of chrome plated parts such as mudguard and painted stuffs like silencer guard needs little tinker work. I also got my hands on the stepney wheel (got it from a API Lambretta scooter) and the rims are straight fit into Bobby's profile.
Anyway I'm pretty sure, restoration of my Rajdoot GTS engine may not be as difficult as collecting the body parts as the GTS shares many compontens on the engine with Rajdoot Runabout, Rajdoot 175D, Rajdoot ExcelT and Rajdoot old model bikes.
All of the above will be rolled out in a phased manner and I expect my Rajdoot GTS to touch the roads by end of August. I know it doesn't require so much time for restoration as I have got all the parts but I'm only delaying the process to make my pocket friendly budget along side the project plan.