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Old 26th September 2008, 09:50   #31
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Rahul. My apologies sir.
K_S No problem. Hope to see some shots in action? on the aforementioned trip. Are you changing the colour? I would assume standard Maruti white is relatively easy to match.
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Old 26th September 2008, 11:06   #32
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@rmmonie- I told you your Gypsy would look killer without the overhang. After looking at a few more pics i realised you would'nt be loosing much space as that was one of your concerns and the rear bench could still be retained for your kids.
I know the Gypsy has been painted already and the colour looks smashing but still give it a thought, what say?
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Old 26th September 2008, 18:09   #33
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Ok, since many of you wanted pictures, here they are. (Please ignore the paint work. That's a pending task):


Gypsy on Steroids: Next Dose -- Short Chassis for reduced rear overhang-img_0332.jpg

And this should give you a perspective on how much length has been reduced. This picture is from 2007 Coorg OTR showing the original length
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Gypsy on Steroids: Next Dose -- Short Chassis for reduced rear overhang-img_0325.jpg

This should give an idea of from where it has been cut.
Gypsy on Steroids: Next Dose -- Short Chassis for reduced rear overhang-img_0330.jpg

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Gypsy on Steroids: Next Dose -- Short Chassis for reduced rear overhang-img_0334.jpg

I had wanted the fuel filling pipe to remain as it (Circular). Didn't want any thing to be done there. If you can compromise here a bit, the length can be further reduced by ~1 inch
Gypsy on Steroids: Next Dose -- Short Chassis for reduced rear overhang-img_0337.jpg

Notice that the 'anti sway bar' has also been removed from the front.
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Old 26th September 2008, 18:19   #34
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Well nice effort khan but i had a doubt as to wont there be damage to the fuel tank?
Also what is the next plan?? Am sure there must be more on your mind
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Old 26th September 2008, 18:37   #35
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WOW!!! Isn't she cute now?
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Old 26th September 2008, 18:44   #36
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Looks better than stock.

Also keep the paintwork pending till all mods are completed (save some money on paint yaar, You can put that in more mods :P )
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Old 26th September 2008, 20:02   #37
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Atlast you revealed him
You have got it as it is to your parking place, so, its going to Saklespur as it is? is it?
It does look good, except for the last picture :(
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Old 26th September 2008, 20:06   #38
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wow this one looks awesome. wasn there a model earlier that was shorter in lenght. I think it was a 5 seater with short chassis in around 1990's ?

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Old 26th September 2008, 20:12   #39
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Khan,

Your gypsy looks killer. Simply awesome. cheers:

Now, I feel like getting one for myself tomorrow itself
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It does look good, except for the last picture :(
yeah, everything looks good except for the red grill. how about getting it painted black.
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Old 26th September 2008, 20:26   #41
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why dont you get the entire vehicle re-painted with the same paint. It would look really hot. Have you thought about a roll cage?..it would look awesome with one. I can help you with a few designs if you are interested. It looks totally HOT!!! have fun 4 wheeling
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Seeing the final finished product inspired me so I had my staff artists work overtime tonight to come up with this rendering. Please note the addition of a role cage in yellow across your rear area (duff area to you). The orange business is two steel traction boards, one hanging from the roll cage on each side. The colors are for design purposes only, choose your own colors. I also suggest you remove that "mother-in-law-leave-her-out-in-the-rain-and-make-her-cry" rear seat, to make room for gear and DUFFLE.
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Old 26th September 2008, 23:33   #43
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Beautiful Gypsy i must say ,absolutely stunning. I love the way it came out, and that to without adding any additional stress on the frame. Thanks for sharing the work, Khan sahab
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One negative comment meant in a positive way...your fuel tank is now very vulnerable in case of rear end collision. How about welding some steel around it, particularly the rear area where sheet metal used to protect it? Looks like the only thing protecting it now is your registration plate.
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Old 27th September 2008, 13:16   #45
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@khan sahab- Do think about getting rid of the rear bench and a pair of swoop down roll-over bars from b-pillar falling down to the rear end, like the rally Gypsies, however theirs is a part of the roll-cage.
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