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Old 19th March 2017, 13:55   #31
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My brother Anish is getting impatient and can't wait any long to see the final outcome, so he visited the body shop and tried to place the grill and headlight garnish in place to feel the look of front facia.

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The fitting job is expected to commence soon
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And so finally the G factor started appearing, it is exciting to sit and watch the fitment progress, each part fitting done is bring up the G factor, sharing the same excitement and joy to all of you and let the pic speak further

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Tempted the keep the Merc logo

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It is coming up real nice

On a lighter note, I can't wait to see the look on a "real" g-wagon owner's face when he sees this drive past
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And so finally the G factor started appearing, it is exciting to sit and watch the fitment progress, each part fitting done is bring up the G factor, sharing the same excitement and joy to all of you and let the pic speak further

Tempted the keep the Merc logo
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Keep the three pointed star, pls don't remove it. The logo needs to be there for the G factor. A suggestion regarding headlights. Install a pair of LED or HID projector style 7" headlights. It will gel well with the front fascia and the DRL. Import from RHD country to get the correct beam pattern.
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Sample: https://www.amazon.com/JW-Speaker-87...dp/B015ZBZMP6/

Also go for ORVM with indicators as in the picture above.
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Keep the three pointed star, pls don't remove it. The logo needs to be there for the G factor. A suggestion regarding headlights. Install a pair of LED or HID projector style 7" headlights. It will gel well with the front fascia and the DRL. Import from RHD country to get the correct beam pattern.
Head lights was really the overlooked item all these time, don't know why but somehow assumed that the existing headlight will go well. It was not at all a major item of concern to be sourced and install. It was after the fitting done we realised how odd the existing headlight looks.

Now placed order and waiting .... !!

Already installed the same ORVM with indicators as in the picture above.

Thanks to Tini's suggestion on wheel disc to go for XUV500, received Alloy wheels same PCD, -ve offset.
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The Vehicle has come out really well!. PLEASE keep the 3 pointed logo. It makes a huge difference.
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..received Alloy wheels same PCD, -ve offset.
What is the offset for these? AFAIK, only offroad steel wheels will give you the required offset to cover those fender flares.

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What is the offset for these? AFAIK, only offroad steel wheels will give you the required offset to cover those fender flares.
These wheels are -30 offset and yes you are right with the rear wheels, even with this offset the rear wheels still stayed inside the fender flares & a 40 mm wheel spacer solved the matter, now it is well proportionately offsetting the fender flares, front wheels are also offset in the correct proportion staying inward than the rear wheels.

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Finally after 5 months since we commenced the project the vehicle is been rolled out of Marvel Motors for the first time to get the new set of Tyres & Wheels installed. The job is not yet completed but itís almost at the finish line for the exteriors, there is much more to be done starting next with interiors followed by suspension, engine and so on.

Right from the moment the vehicles been rolled out, while on the road, and while at being the tyre shop also all the mobile cameras were on the vehicle itís very much a head turner for sure.

Please feel free to give more suggestion and comments

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work is still in progress with further refinements and final upgrades.
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Hey great job, i really liked the looks and stance of the vehicle. Time to do some power upgrade also i guess

Just curious (if you can share) approximately how much money would have been spent on this modification? But whatever it is, well worth it.
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This looks so cool. I wish I could see it in person. Great Job, Sir!

Please share the approximate costs if possible. TIA
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The G-Wagon has come out looking really nice. Need more snaps .

One query, will these modifications require a change / update in the RC card as well...?

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Hi there.

Congratulations on creating the "Gurkhawagen'.

The body mods are looking very good and well proportioned. It would have to be a pretty well machined logo to match the 3 pointed star as it looks very well finished the way it is.

Keep the pictures coming.

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Just curious (if you can share) approximately how much money would have been spent on this modification? But whatever it is, well worth it.
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One query, will these modifications require a change / update in the RC card as well...?
The job is not complete yet, Marvel Motor is yet to give me a full detail on how much labor hours they spent on the modification jobs based on which I have to pay them, that was our original agreement. Only a marginal advance payment done as of now. Once i have a full figure will PM you seperately on it.

Yes it needs to be endorsed in RC book after been inspected and approved by the RTO that these mods are street legal, my only concern is about the Merc Logo which disguises the vehicle identity, anyway we are planning to keep a custom designed Force logo, still thinking about it !

Expecting some suggestions and expert advices in this regards.
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The job is not complete yet, Marvel Motor is yet to give me a full detail on how much labor hours they spent on the modification jobs based on which I have to pay them, that was our original agreement. Only a marginal advance payment done as of now. Once i have a full figure will PM you seperately on it.

Yes it needs to be endorsed in RC book after been inspected and approved by the RTO that these mods are street legal, my only concern is about the Merc Logo which disguises the vehicle identity, anyway we are planning to keep a custom designed Force logo, still thinking about it !

Expecting some suggestions and expert advices in this regards.
But apart from the colour, you cannot get anything else endorsed on the RC. So dont the mods to structural design make it street illegal? (only technically speaking)

Also, keep the Merc logo. It gels well with this awesome machine.

PS: I would be interested to know the ball park cost as well.
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Great final outcome! The color has come out real nice and suits the car well.

Hope you don't mind the small nitpicking. The only thing which I didn't like is the side profile. It is a bit awkward, especially due to the 3 different windows, compared to, say the Bolero mod shared earlier.

Great job once again! This one can go to the tastefully modified thread once everything is complete.

ATB!
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