Tata Sumo is a MUV that has a special place in India’s automotive history. Tata Sumo was launched in the Indian market back in 1994. Soon after the launch, it became popular among buyers. It was so popular that Tata managed to sell around 1 lakh units of Sumo in just three years. Tata Sumo was popular among customers for its spacious cabin and no-nonsense design. Tata did offer updates for Sumo but due to stringent emission and safety norms, they had to discontinue the MUV from the market. There are still many people who own a Sumo and some of them are well-maintained too. Here we have a video where a Tata Sumo owner got his old MUV completely restored.
The video has been shared by Autorounders who worked on this particular Tata Sumo. Tata Sumo as we saw in the video was not in great condition. The MUV was definitely looking old and rust was a major issue. The owner of this Sumo did not want to let go off this car as he had many memories with the car. At the workshop, the work on the Sumo started by removing all the panels like the front grille, headlamps, bumper and tail lamps. Over the years, the car had several dents and scratches on it and many panels had started rusting too.
First the team started working on the dents. They fixed the dents using a dent puller machine. Others worked on the rust issue on the vehicle. Some of the metal panels on the body and the flor had rusted away. This was fixed by welding a new piece of metal after removing the rusted portion. Once all the dents and the rusted portion were all fixed, a thin coat of putty was applied on these panels and excess putty was removed using a sander. This was done in order to achieve an even and smooth finish on the outside. Once sanding was done, a coat of primer was applied on the whole car.
Meanwhile, the workshop had a discussion with the customer related to the colour they wanted on the Sumo. After several discussions, it was decided that the Sumo will be finished in dual-tone finish. The top half of the Sumo would be painted in sparkling black while the lower half would get a silver shade. The Sumo was then taken to the paint booth and was completely painted in Black and Silver dual-tone shade. As we already know, paint booth helps them achieve a factory finish and the car looks like a brand new car. The interior of the car has been completely redone. The dashboard, fabric seats were all removed from the car. The roof liner was replaced with black liner and it also gets galaxy roof lights too. The seat covers are now custom made and ambient lights have also been installed on the dashboard and doors. The dashboard and steering are all painted black and an aftermarket touchscreen infotainment system has been installed on this car.