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Old 13th November 2013, 19:33   #76
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Work in progress. It's really good. Should be ready soon. I will share final pictures instead of work in progress. It's a lot more complex to make than a standard frp hard top. There is literally a skeleton of iron from the inside which makes the whole structure one, & extremely tough. It's almost like a proper metallic hard top. Since it has a single metal door at the back it makes the alignment & stabilisation even more critical. The whole thing will be welded together and then a paint job will be needed on many parts. I am also putting Scorpio seats with arm rests in the front & the original front seat at the back (only one).
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Old 14th November 2013, 13:02   #77
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What is the best price for Hyderabad hard top with removable panels these days ? I wish to buy and install one ?
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Old 20th November 2013, 18:01   #78
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Hi Avigo 71. How is the make over of your thar going. Any pics for us mate
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Old 21st November 2013, 12:00   #79
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Work in progress still! As I had mentioned, it's a very detailed process unlike the normal market frp hard tops. I have been going regularly to the Mahindra Customisation workshop to see the work. I think it should be ready within a week max. But I must say that it's coming along really well. I can see it as a really tough, rugged & absolutely weather proof structure.
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Work in progress still! As I had mentioned, it's a very detailed process unlike the normal market frp hard tops. I have been going regularly to the Mahindra Customisation workshop to see the work. I think it should be ready within a week max. But I must say that it's coming along really well. I can see it as a really tough, rugged & absolutely weather proof structure.
Hey Avigo,
Nice! I have a couple of questions though:
  1. Is that open section on either sides of your rear door (C pillar) be covered with glass? If so, which other vehicle has such a curved glass?
  2. With the dimensions of those windows at the sides and rear, did you check if they match with any other vehicles?
Nevertheless it indeed is looking nice.
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Work in progress still! As I had mentioned, it's a very detailed process unlike the normal market frp hard tops. I have been going regularly to the Mahindra Customisation workshop to see the work. I think it should be ready within a week max. But I must say that it's coming along really well. I can see it as a really tough, rugged & absolutely weather proof structure.
Awesome!

Are those tail lamps are optional?

Can you please share the contact details please.

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Hey Avigo,
Nice! I have a couple of questions though:
  1. Is that open section on either sides of your rear door (C pillar) be covered with glass? If so, which other vehicle has such a curved glass?
  2. With the dimensions of those windows at the sides and rear, did you check if they match with any other vehicles?
Nevertheless it indeed is looking nice.
Cheers,
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Here (Mahindra Thar : Test Drive & Review) is the old discussion and some WIP pictures from other Thar thread.
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Old 21st November 2013, 14:16   #82
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MODs: Posting this in new post so that you can delete or move to other thread if not appropriate in this thread.

My friend have made a FRP hard top for Thar here in Pune, the design is purposefully made to look like soft top for those who wants to retain the soft top look and utility.

This is the first HT in FRP he made and the following are the WIP images, the HT looks much better in actual. Sun film is braking the sober look however that was the owners choice.

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I am working with him for different design for my HT which will be short in height and 30 degg incline C pillar like bolero. I am going with metal HT so that the design can be changed at any time.


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Thanks a lot. Mahindra does not disclose the details of its vendors. So I don't know which vehicle size will match this.
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Hi Thar4x4. The top is simple and neat. I think your friend has done a good job. The center console in the picture, is it the original Thar Accessory from Mahindra? Could you please post a clear picture of it?
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My friend have made a FRP hard top for Thar here in Pune, the design is purposefully made to look like soft top for those who wants to retain the soft top look and utility.
I liked this one the best of all - it looks like the original and is understated and simple without trying to go over the top. Really nice job - if the quality is up to the mark I'm sure he's going to be doing a lot of business soon.
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Hi Thar4x4. The top is simple and neat. I think your friend has done a good job. The center console in the picture, is it the original Thar Accessory from Mahindra? Could you please post a clear picture of it?
Hi Tini,
Yes the top looks very nice in actual, the centre console is not from Mahindra this is also made by him.

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I liked this one the best of all - it looks like the original and is understated and simple without trying to go over the top. Really nice job - if the quality is up to the mark I'm sure he's going to be doing a lot of business soon.
Yes sir, quality of FRP is very nice, he faced some issues with glass vendor but he have ordered glasses from other place now and next people will be much more finished.

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Great stuff.
Is the manufacturer ready to sell it commercially now ?
If yes what is the price of the Hard Top and the Central Console, both look like good products.

Does the hard top have options for panels to open in the rear and front like Prabhu's model ?

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Great stuff.
Is the manufacturer ready to sell it commercially now ?
If yes what is the price of the Hard Top and the Central Console, both look like good products.

Does the hard top have options for panels to open in the rear and front like Prabhu's model ?
Yes he is selling it commercially , the cost of HT is 60 K with carpeting etc.
Not sure about centre console price will check with him.

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Yes he is selling it commercially , the cost of HT is 60 K with carpeting etc.
Not sure about centre console price will check with him.

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Will he be ready to make a cabin for the Gypsy or does he already have one. I am looking for a Rally Cabin plus a custom centre console for my Gypsy. It would be great if you could let me know.

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Will he be ready to make a cabin for the Gypsy or does he already have one. I am looking for a Rally Cabin plus a custom centre console for my Gypsy. It would be great if you could let me know.

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Raj,
He do everything with all vehicle. For more information please visit his FB page here

I am sure he have done Gypsy rally cabin as well, he is presently working on rally cabin for Thar.

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