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Old 22nd June 2009, 12:00   #16
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Well i would say nothing major other than a few search lights, a regulator kind of a switch for the same, army green paint job all other attachments(if any) are taken off before the gypsy is handed over.

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I dont think that there is anything like a "army spec" gypsy. I have seen a Gypsy 1.3 (carb) picked up rfom an army lot in Secunderabad and it was no different from the one i have.

I saw a Gypsy in Sawai madhopur with a removable cover bolted down on the rear of the trasnfer case jutting out in the cabin which i was told was used to run the "generator": never seen it before or after that! I am guessing this is some kinda PTO thing that used to come with Gypsies?
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What are the differences between the army spec Gypsy and the customer spec.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 12:35   #17
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Well i would say nothing major other than a few search lights, a regulator kind of a switch for the same, army green paint job all other attachments(if any) are taken off before the gypsy is handed over.
Regulator switch? you mean the set of 4 switches on the right side of the steering wheel? Thats there in mine as well: MPFI purchased in 2007
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Old 22nd June 2009, 12:42   #18
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Regulator switch? you mean the set of 4 switches on the right side of the steering wheel? Thats there in mine as well: MPFI purchased in 2007
This is what i am talking about -

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4084.jpg
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A very sad job, hope it helps.

Let me know if you want something better.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 12:53   #20
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Thanx a lot bro, have sent you a PM for the changes.

Only when you have free time on your hands.

thanx again!!!

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A very sad job, hope it helps.

Let me know if you want something better.
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congrats KSM,do you mind asking the price & year of model.
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Congrats & good luck with the restoration. I trust your green monster is going to join the Mumbai OTRs?
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Old 22nd June 2009, 19:24   #23
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Not a problem dude.
I've chosen another pic.
Its more grey than matte black.
Hope it does the job.
If you want me to work on your pic let me know.
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Old 22nd June 2009, 21:36   #24
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Congrats & good luck with the restoration. I trust your green monster is going to join the Mumbai OTRs?
It sure will but it wont be a green monster, this shade is not allowed for civilians

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congrats KSM,do you mind asking the price & year of model.
Well a lot of components have gone into the costing, i have seriously lost track.

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Gypsy King (Carburetor)
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For those of you who love army vehicles...remember their engines and gear boxes undergo the most rigorous punishment at the most exacting terrains .. so you might want to think before you invest your money into them.
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hi KSM-Vtec,

you have bought a uncut diamond coated in coal.
the Gypsy is in perfect shape as compared to scraped vehicle.
(or do you expect army to scrap new one)
i have bought 1990 one (government owned ) at 50k.
so when i say its a gem then just believe me.(or other t-bhp members/gurus)


just add some color ,some tuning, some bling & you are done.

# a question
what do you mean by "Monster Gypsy"
(due to its condition or a bling-bling monster you want to make )
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Old 22nd June 2009, 22:12   #26
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For those of you who love army vehicles...remember their engines and gear boxes undergo the most rigorous punishment at the most exacting terrains .. so you might want to think before you invest your money into them.
Well that is not the case always. Not all vehicles at all locations face the same situations. In cities like Pune, Bangalore etc where there are army bases the vehicles are used for the officers to move around internally and never see any hardcore action.

In fact the army vehicles are well maintained till they are in use. The problem starts when they are decommissioned.

A little bit or overhauling can bring these vehicles back into good shape (which you will see very soon). Most mechanics are surprised when they hear my engine, it sounds like a new one and starts in a split second.
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Hi kaushik here is a PS chop-shop for your ride.We can go and checkout your ride tonight,I am leaving to thakur la cafe in 15mins hope to meet you there.
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Once the basic service was done the gypsy was in a decent condition to be driven down to mumbai via the mumbai-pune express way. Was not too sure about the tyres and hence dint try touching the top speed. Did a constant of 85kmph and got a mileage of 15kmpl on the very first run...

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4212.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4267.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4268.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4264.jpg

My Army Spec "Demon Gypsy": Project Complete-dscn4266.jpg
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...All 3 of them were in a bad condition...
Congrats on your purchase, KSM-Vtec, your Gypsy seems to be in an absolutely fantastic condition (judging by the usual condition of auction vehicles). Going by the decorative windshield-wipers, I would say it has been used as a CO's(Commanding Officer) vehicle, and thus would have been maintained/used with extra care. Maybe susan3004 can confirm this.

Congrats once again !
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Congrats KSM-Vtech
It surely looks good and atleast this is how you got it from the auction. Vehicles available from junk markets like mayapuri etc are totally worked on. the product that we see are totally different than how they are decommissioned from the army!!!

Any luck with the registration???
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