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Old 21st December 2011, 19:07   #16
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This modification was done by Mr Johny of Central Motor Works, East fort Trichur, Kerala You can contact him in mob 984607555. He told me that good quality hard top for Thar can be fixed around Rs 60-70 k. Contact him directly.
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This modification was done by Mr Johny of Central Motor Works, East fort Trichur, Kerala You can contact him in mob 984607555. He told me that good quality hard top for Thar can be fixed around Rs 60-70 k. Contact him directly.
Hi Niranjan,

Can you please contact him and try to get some still images and upload here? especially would like to see the interiors.

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Old 21st December 2011, 21:10   #18
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Fantastic modification. Mahindra should have built the Thar on these lines rather than souping ip the MM550.

Some stationary images would be great.

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So neat and cool mods. As GTO said all the mods are well balanced. Haven't seen any beautiful jeep than this. Well done.
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That is one sweet looking vehicle. Very tastefully done. Lovely hard-top (Mahindra, you listening?).

Props to the owner.
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Kudos to Stephen! Great job!

Tyres costed 1.1lac, body 2.5lac, interior @ Koyas 1.2lac.
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This modification was done by Mr Johny of Central Motor Works, East fort Trichur, Kerala You can contact him in mob 984607555. Contact him directly.
Hi,

The contact no. provided by you is 9 digit , can you provide the correct 10 digit phone number for the benefit of interested people please?

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Old 22nd December 2011, 13:38   #23
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Hi,

The contact no. provided by you is 9 digit , can you provide the correct 10 digit phone number for the benefit of interested people please?

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Sorry.

His number is 9846075551.

At present I am not at Trichur. Will try to get some pics during x mas vacation.He told me work is in progress on another Thar.
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That is a nicely modded Thar! He says they finished it in 6 months. Kudos to people behind it.

and yes, we need some still pictures!
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^ Not off by a huge margin. I'd say it's a 3.5 - 4 lakh rupee job.
Alao need to take into account that this guy has imported a lot of stuff to be fit on the vehicle. Taking these into consideration as well, the 5 lakh mark wouldn't be incorrect.
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... good quality hard top for Thar can be fixed around Rs 60-70 k..
If that price estimate is indeed true and assuming actual price will be a bit lower than the one-off job, then this man is surely going to get a handsome number of orders from Thar & 540/550 owners.

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thats what i would say,the best THAR i have seen till now.The lady anchor also mentions that the owner had modified the locks,is it just installing central locking or any other mods?Also the RVMs look cool too.He also says that he has extended the bonnet.Can anyone shed some light on it as to how it was done?
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Dear all - I just now saw the You Tube video. The vehicle looks very nice as it is tastefully done. Congratulations to the passionate and sensible team which worked on it.

Unfortunately, there is no chance of something like this making it into production because the "business case" presentation would never justify the "tooling cost". . It is indeed a sad but true statement. That's why I made the vehicle using the existing body outer panels (everything else related to the body is off the Bolero platform), so at least the base vehicle saw light of day and at least this customer could buy it to convert it to whatever he wanted to do with it. Best of luck to him. Let's observe the durability / reliability results as the kilometers get logged on.

There are set work guidelines / processes to carry out even one-off jobs like this one and if done properly, they should work. The problem is, 99 guys out of 100 just do not do it properly. I can say this because I have seen this umpteen number of times. The moment "non-standard garage driven type of work" takes over, then everything goes for a toss. People wanting to get such jobs done on their vehicles must be careful to ensure that the right things are done so as to enhance the vehicle value, not erode it. Normally, the first casualty is BSR (Buzz Squeak Rattle). Then starts the cycle of endless visits to the "garage". I am not trying to be pessimistic, only realistic.

By the way, ABS is never an item which can be added on later!

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar

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hi all- the thar is beautifully executed but on second thoughts,thar crde costs 7 plus lakhs and another 5 lakhs ,12 lakhs?? dont think so it is 12 lakhs worth. the owner mentioned interior alone costs 1.10 lakhs, an innova[renamed lounge] modified by dilip chabria comes up to only,5 lakhs . thats some interior to be seen and mentioned,please google it for the pics.
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Now that's some neatly done Jeep. As vb-san has pointed out, tyres itself have crossed a lakh!
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Originally Posted by GTO 50K : Set of 5 tyres Didn't like the ricer tail lamps
The tyres and the alloys together , both imported, would add up to that.
The reverse lamps(?) resembles Amby's front park lamps of the 80's though these are LEDs.

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