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Old 2nd June 2008, 09:58   #16
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This is going to be my regular follow thread..

I hope papers are all in order Arka.
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Splendid choice of machine Arka. I have travelled extensively in these machines as a kid. Sometimes used as a school bus, other times as a picnic vehicle. Brutal power!
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.....or the Jonga...one of the most enduring memories and brush with a near fatal smash up, was in Udhampur with a 1 Tonner. It was one of those lovely evenings when the sun had just set and my dad and us were to go with him to an army do at an army mess near Chinar theater (of those days !) and the 1 T was parked on a slope in front of our old army house, and the driver (a Lance Naik with a fierce moustache I remember) ....
What a come alive description HG. Lovely recall and a small step in growing up.

Anticipating a blow by blow story of restoration work.
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Congrats on a very interesting purchase Arka. Knowing you, it won't be just a visual restoration. I am sure you will turn it into a mean functional off-roader.
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Congratulations on the new acquisition Arka, it is certainly "unique"!

And guys I was thinking instead of the Dicor, this vehicle could be the perfect mobile bar!! Imagine 8-10 people sitting in the rear section with a small table laid out between the benches & Nitrous driving us around Chennai! What fun!!
A glass of Sherry and a bowl of peanuts on a candlelit front fender at sunset served by a barefooted Parsi woman dressed in an elegant sari.....no, nevermind.... I would probably just get Sam Kapasi in shorts serving a warm beer....

The steering on the Dodge version of this was never good nor the suspension. And, I mean to the point of being a real nuisance to drive. I hope the clever ones at Nissan redesigned that. I say this only to give you a possible alert on this vehicle. Otherwise it is a work of art, a real beauty IMHO.

I am wondering where you will get the glass and other spares? Please keep us well informed of your progress. I think this one is going to be special.
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All the best Arka...that's a great buy.
I can see how passionate you're about off-roading. Waiting to see you move mountains with the 1 ton.



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Old 2nd June 2008, 14:56   #22
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You could make the ultimate go anywhere motorhome using this truck, with solar panels and diesel fired stoves etc. Congrats, you just might start a new cult of truck 4x4 enthusiasts !!

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A glass of Sherry and a bowl of peanuts on a candlelit front fender at sunset served by a barefooted Parsi woman dressed in an elegant sari.....no, nevermind.... I would probably just get Sam Kapasi in shorts serving a warm beer....
Dan, watch your mouth! I can serve cold beer too.

Man arka, this is OTT. And super cool. Really. I am dying to see how you shape that beast.
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Beautiful truck arka. Nice to see that you finally did post the pics & wrote a few lines too. See the lovely response you have got. Waiting for the truck to get into some action.
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First of all , congrats Arka!!!
Next time , when u people assemble near tidel park, en route to Kelambakkam , I definitely hope to see this too .
Am seeing one for the first time and from your gallery it is given as 1995 Nissan 4W73 by VFJ , this vehicle is just 13 years old??(Consider me a newbie to all these ).It is a military disposal right?
It was destined for the right hands.Good Luck for restoration work!!
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I have registered the 4W73 as a Diesel Vehicle, so that I can fit a diesel engine.

Plans

1)Tinkering/Denting & Painting
2) Convert it to Soft Top, very simple just remove 14Bolts and the hard top comes off
3) Fit in a Diesel Engine Hino W04D (110Bhp & 28Kgm)
4) Paint job
5) Fit a Air-Conditioner as this is going to be my daily drive
6) New Canvas Top
7) New Tyres
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I have registered the 4W73 as a Diesel Vehicle, so that I can fit a diesel engine.

Plans

1)Tinkering/Denting & Painting
2) Convert it to Soft Top, very simple just remove 14Bolts and the hard top comes off
3) Fit in a Diesel Engine Hino W04D (110Bhp & 28Kgm)
4) Paint job
5) Fit a Air-Conditioner as this is going to be my daily drive
6) New Canvas Top
7) New Tyres
And all made to sound so simple. Thats the Arka way, i guess.
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WHOA MAN this is something. Watch everyone scatter when you come round a bend.
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...as this is going to be my daily drive
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The One-ton as a daily drive....WOOOWWWWW.....I am sure this will be a world-first ...May the FOURS (force) truly be with you, Arka !!!
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Arka, what diesel engine do you plan to fit in the beast?? Would need one with loads of power & torque I think.
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