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Old 25th April 2014, 10:36   #196
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Recently looked at Jeep clinic's website.(http://jeepclinic.com/?page_id=16050)
Please do a websearch on Jeep Clinic on google and facebook before you wire any money for this top.
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Old 29th April 2014, 10:21   #197
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Hello Namojain , if you decide to go with jeep clinic's hard top please do not pay this individual any money until the job has been done in full . I would go as far as not dealing with jeep clinic at all as a lot of customers have had serious issues with this person/manufacturer .
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Old 30th April 2014, 19:45   #198
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Hey johny_desparado,

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Hello Namojain , if you decide to go with jeep clinic's hard top please do not pay this individual any money until the job has been done in full . I would go as far as not dealing with jeep clinic at all as a lot of customers have had serious issues with this person/manufacturer .

Thanks for the word of caution man .

No, I aint planning to go with jeep clinic. Iím in Meerut(U.P.) and they are based in Coimbatore.

Although Iím planning to for a sheet metal hard top(non removable) by Azad 4x4 (based in Tronika City, Ghaziabad).
Havent read much about Azad 4x4 on this forum (probably because they are just 8 to 9 months old).
Had visited their facility a couple of days back and was quite impressed with the kind of modifications they are doing on Thar.
Will be uploading the pics soon.

You can place their page on Facebook, also attaching a link to their website http://www.azad4x4.com/products.php?id=156

Do share your thoughts.
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Old 30th April 2014, 20:09   #199
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Azad's doing pretty well . They have a couple of designs for hard metal tops to soft ones . The work that they have done as of now seems brilliant as far as quality goes . I haven't seen their work in person however their pictures do look enticing .You can also have a look at the new hydrabad hardtop from Prabhu mars . They are good too .
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Old 30th April 2014, 22:28   #200
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Can anyone help identify the hardtop in this picture? It's one of the smartest I've seen yet..
This Thar belongs to Sunny Sidhu a rally champ and the hard top is made by himself. It is made in sheet metal.
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Hey johny_desparado,




Thanks for the word of caution man .

No, I aint planning to go with jeep clinic. Iím in Meerut(U.P.) and they are based in Coimbatore.

Although Iím planning to for a sheet metal hard top(non removable) by Azad 4x4 (based in Tronika City, Ghaziabad).
Havent read much about Azad 4x4 on this forum (probably because they are just 8 to 9 months old).
Had visited their facility a couple of days back and was quite impressed with the kind of modifications they are doing on Thar.
Will be uploading the pics soon.

You can place their page on Facebook, also attaching a link to their website http://www.azad4x4.com/products.php?id=156

Do share your thoughts.
What advantage would a sheet metal HT have over conventional one's?
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What advantage would a sheet metal HT have over conventional one's?
None. By 'conventional' the assumption here is plastic/fiber tops vs sheet metal.
They can be equally bad or good on the same criteria (fit, finish, workmanship, warp, cost, weight). YMMV.
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On the contrary I am not very impressed by the quality of work and materials supplied by AZAD 4X4.

He did a lot of work on my friends Thar two months ago, and the result was poor.
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On the contrary I am not very impressed by the quality of work and materials supplied by AZAD 4X4.

He did a lot of work on my friends Thar two months ago, and the result was poor.
Hi desertfox,

Could you please give us some details as to what kind of work did your friend go for and what exactly were the things that you didnít like?

It will be a big help as Iíd quite made up mind to go to Azad when my jeep arrives.

Thanx.
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Hey Team BHP,
I feel its time now to put up azad4x4 as well on your list for Thar Hardtops.
Thanks
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Poor fittings
Loose parts
Poor paint finish
Shoddy sheet metal work
Forced sales of chinese / taiwani accesories

The work done dont ask

New front grille from Wrangler TJ
Jeep Badging
Non functional snorkel
Antena
Rock sliders
Bumpers - ARB copy
Pintle hook - in a Thar with K membe missing
Poor canvas top with GMC Jimmy type lights ( amber ) mounted on canvas roof !
New steering
All kinds of lights everywhere
Taiwani ATV winch
Fender flares
Plush seats
CD player
Speaker box
Leather trim on steering door panel front dash
plastic trays on floor plate
cortem plate chequered panels here and there
New tubular rib frame for canvas top
A few unrated shackles
Non specification GT brand alloy rims
A fuel can
Central locking
Auto windows

Only a bazooka holder was missing
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Poor fittings
Loose parts
Poor paint finish
Shoddy sheet metal work
Forced sales of chinese / taiwani accesories

The work done dont ask

New front grille from Wrangler TJ
Jeep Badging
Non functional snorkel
Antena
Rock sliders
Bumpers - ARB copy
Pintle hook - in a Thar with K membe missing
Poor canvas top with GMC Jimmy type lights ( amber ) mounted on canvas roof !
New steering
All kinds of lights everywhere
Taiwani ATV winch
Fender flares
Plush seats
CD player
Speaker box
Leather trim on steering door panel front dash
plastic trays on floor plate
cortem plate chequered panels here and there
New tubular rib frame for canvas top
A few unrated shackles
Non specification GT brand alloy rims
A fuel can
Central locking
Auto windows

Only a bazooka holder was missing
What or whose work are you talking about. Please specify.

Edit: just saw the previous posts and now it is clear. Request you to please use quotes to make the context easier to understand.

But guess it's not so bad after all cause from what I have seen azad4x4 openly claims that "bling" and "pimp" is their forte. So guess customers have more options for whatever appeals to them.

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Hey Team BHP,
I feel its time now to put up azad4x4 as well on your list for Thar Hardtops.
Thanks
Mr Chadha,

Please put up prices for your various hard top designs. Transparent pricing would go a long way in helping people choose between the various hard top options for the Thar.

Cheers,

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Even I did consider the Thar.

This is what i have worked out.

please be free to add anythings.

The price for the Thar crde on road in Bangalore is 8,95,000 till I had last found out.

The price of the hardtop I think will work out to somewhere near 1 lakh, which is quite a lot, considering there is no guarantee how long will it last.

We all know the advantages a hard top offers but its long term reliability is a big question mark. Also what are problems associated with a hardtop? Can someone please highlight.

Further customising the vehicle wil rear front facing seats I think will set me another 50 k.
Again this may be associated with rattling noises if the fitting isn't perfect.

So in all I am looking at 10.5 if I am buying a Thar.
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Even I did consider the Thar.

This is what i have worked out.

please be free to add anythings.

The price for the Thar crde on road in Bangalore is 8,95,000 till I had last found out.

The price of the hardtop I think will work out to somewhere near 1 lakh, which is quite a lot, considering there is no guarantee how long will it last.

We all know the advantages a hard top offers but its long term reliability is a big question mark. Also what are problems associated with a hardtop? Can someone please highlight.

Further customising the vehicle wil rear front facing seats I think will set me another 50 k.
Again this may be associated with rattling noises if the fitting isn't perfect.

So in all I am looking at 10.5 if I am buying a Thar.
HT should be about 60-70k max. Another 10k max for the front facing seats.
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