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Old 26th February 2012, 19:17   #1
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I was planning to build a Gypsy from scratch and was looking for a scrap Gypsy when a friend referred me to this Guy at Chembur (Mumbai). I met him and checked out all the vehicles he has. He had almost 6 to 7 Gypsys within a range of 40K to 1L and also had a few imports, 2 Generation 1 Pajeros one Skoda Felicia (Petrol), Safari 4X4, but the eye candy was a blue colored Toyota Hilux Surf which I initially thought to be a Land Cruiser. I asked him for the keys he said “Usme bahut kaam hai”. I said doesn’t matter. I took the keys and opened the car took her for a small drive and started checking the details and making notes.

Things needed to be fixed.
1.Rear differential (Making noise because of the bearings)
2.Engine Wiring
3.Starter
4.Air Conditioner
5.Alloys
6.Some small Denting
7.Paint Over Coat

Things in shape and working
1. 4X4 (That’s the main thing)
2. Power Windows (Including the rear glass)
3. Sunroof (though the glass has cracked)
4. All the other electronics
5. Interior fittings (though some plastic locks have broken for the power window module)
6. Mumbai (Thane) registration
7. VIN and Chassis No matching RC Book

I decided a figure in my mind and though if the fellow quotes less than my figure I would pick it up, and to my delight the fellow quoted about a Lakh less than my estimated figure.

I came back and posted the details on the Facebook 4X4 India Group and got a lot of positive response.

Finally got her home last Thursday. Have already started the restoration work.

Here are some pictures
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Old 26th February 2012, 20:48   #2
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Congratulations on the purchase. The shade of blue looks good and the room at the back is huge, is this originally a five seater?

Can you please share the contact details of the dealer as I am also looking out for a gypsy. Thanks.
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Old 26th February 2012, 21:36   #3
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Congrats cloud chaser.

I spotted one few days back here in Delhi in black color, it was in great condition must be one well taken care example. I hope yours will be in great condition soon.

If you are ok with it, can you share the price for which you manage to get this? A PM will do in case you don't want to share it here.
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Old 26th February 2012, 23:07   #4
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Seriously envy you mate!!! Amazing piece of machinery this is! simple, uncluttered and just awesome! love it!!
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7. VIN and Chassis No matching RC Book

Finally got her home last Thursday. Have already started the restoration work.
Hi CC,

Congrats on your HULK. Love the color.
How did you sort the "VIN and Chassis No matching RC Book" issue??

Raab Rakha.
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Old 27th February 2012, 00:08   #6
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Great butch SUV .

What is ment was it was perfect . "VIN and Chassis Number matching RC Book"
In 80s and 90s multiple Vehicals used to imported on one Invoice and then registered in different states, mainly Karnataka. The RC book would have the Chassis No and VIN no of the Invoice and not the actual one.

I had bought a Rover 825 SLD for restoration and had to let go that project because the Chassis No and Engine No on the RC book were different then that on the actual car.

Rover 825 SLD Photo Link

@ariesonu - Thanks buddy

@vinair - Thanks. Hopefully should restore it back to its glory with the paint job in next 1 month.

@BANDHAV - Thanks. One of the FB 4X4 India community member Neil Law from Kolcutta picked up a similar Hilux Surf (in a better condition) from Delhi last week. There are a lot of these in Mumbai and Delhi. I picked it up for a aprox price of 3.5L

@trek - Thanks. PM me your number I will message you the contact detail for this guy. He has a Kerla registered Red Gypsy in good condition for around 75K.
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Old 27th February 2012, 10:56   #7
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@ Cloud Chaser - Since I am a newbie, I do not have the option of sending a PM. Maybe if you can mention the physical address and the name of the dealer, I shall locate him.
But I guess it will not be a violation of the forum if you do mention the contact details here.

Thanks for your help.
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Congrats on your new acquisition. The monster looks neat. I remember seeing Bharat Dhabolkar's Red Hilux Surf on a Auto Programme on TV, years ago. That was the first time i came to know of this vehicle. He had done a Lift Job and had put huge tyres, was a real beast.
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But I guess it will not be a violation of the forum if you do mention the contact details here.
Not at all! Please share the contact information here so that other members & guests also benefit from your source

@ Cloud Chaser : Congrats! Here's some inspiration for you; Bharat Dabholkar's super-hot Hilux Surf:

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Not at all! Please share the contact information here so that other members & guests also benefit from your source

@ Cloud Chaser : Congrats! Here's some inspiration for you; Bharat Dabholkar's super-hot Hilux Surf:

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Thanks GTO.

One of my friend has a similar Surf. My mech recently rebuild the engine for him.

I plan to keep it simple, in the original condition. Will change to Maxxix Big Horn 31 X 10.5 X R15 tyres. May go for a 2 inch lift.
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Need help to source the following Bearings in Mumbai

KOYO TR100802-1-N cone/TR100802-2-N
NSK R30-13
KOYO TR070904-1-N
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Congrats on the purchase Prashant!!

Do you know if the suspension settings and the fast idle are in working condition?
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Only 83K on the odo? superb!

What are the engine specs?
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I guess its a 2.8 diesel?
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cloud chaser,
india bearings, opera house
or else try nakdevi

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