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Old 23rd June 2009, 12:32   #31
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The vehicle surely is in great condition as compared to conventional army disposals. Amazing that you drove it back after only basic services in such speed! Best of luck for converting your gypsy into a 'monster'. However its better to use the term 'ex-army' rather than 'army spec'
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Old 23rd June 2009, 12:39   #32
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Thanks Guys!!! Well the pics that i have posted in my first post are after a good cleanup and washing, hence the condition looks better.

By bad condition i was referring to the cosmetic part of it.

At the same time i am convinced that what matters is the mechanical condition which i am sure is very good.

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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???
Yes the registration process is going on and i expect to get the number soon.


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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 !
That could be the case also because it is a HT.

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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.
Thanx a lot Bro!!!

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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.
Thanx dude. What do you think?? is it a good choice??

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# a question
what do you mean by "Monster Gypsy"
(due to its condition or a bling-bling monster you want to make )
Well the gypsy is a Monster by itself, but you are right i would like to work on it further and make it a bigger MONSTER.

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Old 23rd June 2009, 21:50   #33
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Hi,
The Gypsy seems to be in a good condition.
Maynot have been used by a CO. Would have been used for usage of officers in higher HQs(side facing rear seats suggest that). There is no sign of a star plate being fitted on either of the bumpers, hence no senior official has used it.
Aperantly, 4X4 has not been used ever and it has been doing road duties.
There would be a symbol on the rear and the front.(The rear is on the left of the vehicle-now painted black. Can you somehow identify as to what was made on it? That will help me in identifying the location of usage.)


Diference between Military specific Gypsies includes additional field area lights and the switch to operate it.Circled in the photo)
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Old 23rd June 2009, 21:53   #34
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is that a farm house in the first photo or what? place looks cool for a weekend getaway!
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KSM - congrats. for visual mods- u should definetly check out one the forum members gypsy - ( i think his handle is rmoni ) - this was done by Arush in Gurgaon and is worth a look for some inspiration
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Hi,
The Gypsy seems to be in a good condition.
Maynot have been used by a CO. Would have been used for usage of officers in higher HQs(side facing rear seats suggest that). There is no sign of a star plate being fitted on either of the bumpers, hence no senior official has used it.
Aperantly, 4X4 has not been used ever and it has been doing road duties.
There would be a symbol on the rear and the front.(The rear is on the left of the vehicle-now painted black. Can you somehow identify as to what was made on it? That will help me in identifying the location of usage.)


Diference between Military specific Gypsies includes additional field area lights and the switch to operate it.Circled in the photo)
Thanx a lot for all the info, will try my best to get the details you have asked for. There are some mounts and holes on the front bumper which may not be visible in the pics(will try to click the pics). Thanks again!!!

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is that a farm house in the first photo or what? place looks cool for a weekend getaway!
Yes it is a farm house, belongs to a friend.

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KSM - congrats. for visual mods- u should definetly check out one the forum members gypsy - ( i think his handle is rmoni ) - this was done by Arush in Gurgaon and is worth a look for some inspiration
Thanks a lot!!! have checked out the thread already
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Old 24th June 2009, 18:47   #37
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KSM-Vtech,

Congratulations on your acquisition. You have begun to understand why you called it monster. Get her ready for next off roading in mumbai-pune circuit. Check if the four wheel drive is working perfect.
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gypsy looks very good
surprisingly you got it with its original army numbers and army paint etc- i would have thought for security reasons they would have de-faced the numbers if nothing else.
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Iam waiting for the the gypsy to be repainted. Should Look wild.


P.S Mr KSM-VTEC Off-roading season starts this Sunday. So you in..???
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How's the monster doing ?
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Old 25th June 2009, 09:32   #41
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Iam waiting for the the gypsy to be repainted. Should Look wild.


P.S Mr KSM-VTEC Off-roading season starts this Sunday. So you in..???
Sure ill be in once my offroader is ready to go.

BTW that’s a good signature i must agree.....

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


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How's the monster doing ?
Its doing fine, will put up a list of work done till date very soon.

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Hi Guys!!!

Below is the list of work that i have done on the gypsy till date -

Basic Service
• All lubricants changed
• Wheel hubs/brake hubs serviced
• Wheel bearing checked
• Cross bearing of the king pin replaced
• Play in the steering reduced

Electricals
• Headlight wiring harness replaced
• Complete wiring check carried out and rectifications made where required
• Re-wiring done for all the lights, army light switch removed
• Dashboard wires neatly bound and enclosed
• All other electrical parts restored as per requirement

Suspension Setup
• All 4 sets of Leaf Springs have be thoroughly serviced and new bushing has been installed
• All 4 shocks have been replaced with new OEM’s

Body Work
• Rear & side glass installed using new channel and rubber piping
• Denting work for making the exterior surface paint worthy

Will put up a list of planned tasks soon...suggestions are most welcome!!!
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Old 29th June 2009, 11:29   #43
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Question Plan...

Planned Tasks.....


Water Leakages
(This is giving me a nightmare, lot of water dripping under the dashboard and from the rear door)

Matte Black Paint Job
(Only exterior)

Upgrading the Braking Setup – Brake Booster Installation
(Booster from Gypsy King MPFI)

Air conditioner Installation
(Sanden 507 Compressor & Superking Blower)

Front Seats from another car
(Second hand but comfortable seats)

•A/T Tyres
(Yokohama Geolander A/T 235/75/15)

•Alloy Wheels
(Not immediately, will the above tyres fit & run on the stock rims without any issues??)

•Interiors - Heatlon, Upholstery
(To the minimum extend required as i am going to get rid of the top soon)


Guys need your inputs/suggestions on the above...
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Congrats on the gypsy!!
looking for the restoration pics

Cheers
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Hi Kaushik,

Nice to see your thread. Great going man and lucky one as well that you are able to drive your Gypsy. I am very happy for you. All the best and start restoring it ASAP. We really want to see it in new "Avtaar".
Have fixed up the issue of registration? What have u done? Pls do let me know.

Tarkesh



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Hi,
The Gypsy seems to be in a good condition.
Maynot have been used by a CO. Would have been used for usage of officers in higher HQs(side facing rear seats suggest that). There is no sign of a star plate being fitted on either of the bumpers, hence no senior official has used it.
Aperantly, 4X4 has not been used ever and it has been doing road duties.
There would be a symbol on the rear and the front.(The rear is on the left of the vehicle-now painted black. Can you somehow identify as to what was made on it? That will help me in identifying the location of usage.)


Diference between Military specific Gypsies includes additional field area lights and the switch to operate it.Circled in the photo)

Hey Sandy,

Can you pls let me know about the history of my jeep below were the markings on my jeep. I mean which dept used it and what does this markings/numbers mean?

I only know that the Jeep is from North Vehicle depot and used by Army in Jammu headquarter.
Basically there is 1 Gun like marking and there is no painted as"265" on rear ring.
Pls see the pics as well.

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