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Old 4th June 2008, 16:24   #61
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Finally a thread for the Nissan 1-ton. Awesome purchase, Arka.
One of these days, I should take the long way home (via Pudupet) to catch this monster-truck.

@Ishan, this surely would be the ultimate bar-mobile.
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@Ishan, this surely would be the ultimate bar-mobile.
I hope Arka airconditions the rear too, would be super. We guys can pitch in for that part. what say arka ?
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John, airconditioning the rear of that monster truck would be akin to airconditioning a concert hall.
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I have a project to buy a disposal Stallion and convert it to a motorhome, bar a/c and all, anyone interested feel free to contact me. At 42, I feel the need to become a gypsy and a Stallion can't be beat in that aspect except its size.
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John, airconditioning the rear of that monster truck would be akin to airconditioning a concert hall.
A 1.5 ton split should do the job biju. Any donors ?
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Arka congratulations on the buy. In the holy land of Off-Roading you are the POPE mate.
And above all this is what you want as your daily drive.wooooof !! All the very best for the restoration .
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Yesterday, I got the brakes overhauled. (Nitrous has the pictures!!!)
1) The Brakes Shoes and Drums very hardly used.
Even the Half shaft looked new.
I would call this truck an NOS - New Old Stock.
Pardon the poor quality phonecam pictures .
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A 1.5 ton split should do the job biju. Any donors ?
Almonard ka punkah chalega. You know the BIG ones you see in wedding tents and exhibitions. May even make the truck go faster....
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I have a project to buy a disposal Stallion and convert it to a motorhome, bar a/c and all, anyone interested feel free to contact me. At 42, I feel the need to become a gypsy and a Stallion can't be beat in that aspect except its size.
Go for it, I am 70% done with my camper for my 207 pickup, its an amazingly enjoyable activity to build one yourself. A go anywhere motorhome would be the ultimate. Checkout some freaked out stuff based on the Merc Unimog on the net
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Arka, I hope this will be ready by Aug for something called the 'Pallar challenge'?
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Wow Arka you got a really great vehicle. I had seen this vehicle in coorg as they were used by timber merchants to drag logs. I really wish you restore it like the pic posted on the first page. That pic actually gives respect to this behemoth of a vehicle
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Sigh! I wish this forum didnt have a 4X4 section. this section will definitely lead me to financial ruin.

why is everyone calling it a behemoth? its not that big, its a bit bigger than the safari.thats all.

but it definitely looks more intimidating than anything else on the roads.
thats an excellent example of what a daily drive should be.
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Arka if you intend using it everyday consider adding a power steering unit and a booster unit for the brakes. Love the sound of the brake system making all those noises on trucks! That should make driving the beast luxurious , not to mention a strong a/c and a mind blowing music system

Get a chrome exhaust running up along the cabin straight up and put on some killer radials. Boy the list seems endless

PS I don't know if its legal in India but get one of those Mack truck horns. I can imagine the sight of this machine hurtling down Chennai roads horns blaring

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Almonard ka punkah chalega. You know the BIG ones you see in wedding tents and exhibitions. May even make the truck go faster....
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Arka if you intend using it everyday consider adding a power steering unit
Arka will start losing the pretty muscles in his shoulders.
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Arka will start losing the pretty muscles in his shoulders.
How about a picture of Arka by his new truck. BTW which one looks meaner?
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