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Old 26th November 2009, 15:37   #31
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You should check out this video. It's from this year's WRC Portugese.



Both driver and co-driver came out with nothing more than some scratches. If it weren't for the roll cage, only God knows what would've happened.

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Old 6th December 2009, 21:23   #32
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JC:I've seen in many rally gypsy's that the roll cage is extended more than the drivers cabin. May I know why? Can't it be molded exactly to end behind the drives seat?
The problem is I don't the extended cabin. Only form the esthetic's.
Ramsagar, Rollcage is purely to protect the driver and co-driver and there is no real use to extend it beyond the cabin.


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I feel that the extended roll cage looks sporty
Monkeyboy4u, True but you also loose space in the rear cabin with extended rollcage.

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It's for the safety of driver and co-driver, and not about esthetics. The roll cages put in Indian Rally cars are of FIA standard. God knows how many lives these rolled metal sheets have saved in the past. The last i can remember is the latvala crash down the hill in WRC this season.
So like it or not, it's for your own safety.
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racingmachine, thanks for sharing the info and video.You made it very easy for me
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Old 6th December 2009, 21:32   #33
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Friends, I was on leave and away from the net for last couple of weeks.

Posting pics with painting completed.

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Shibu

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Old 6th December 2009, 21:37   #34
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Shibu,

I am sorry that i was not able to meet you when you were in tvm. Sandeep and Midhun did try to call me but my phone was out of coverage area (my place got a prob with airtel). Do let me know when you come to tvm next time
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Old 6th December 2009, 22:51   #35
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The gypsy looks fantastic
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Old 7th December 2009, 09:58   #36
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WOW!

Excellent clour combo... the roll cage really adds to the character of the Gypsy...
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Old 7th December 2009, 15:04   #37
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Thanks Monkeyboy4u.

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Excellent clour combo... the roll cage really adds to the character of the Gypsy...
Rossi, Thanks buddy.

Posting more pics now! Taken @ Sanghumugham beach in Trivandrum!


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Old 7th December 2009, 15:58   #38
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Thats an awesome colour combination you have there
the red and white looks good and the rollcage gives the machine some character.
Any plans of changing the registration to Kerala state ??
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Old 7th December 2009, 16:36   #39
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@ Jeepcaptain: Really amazing work, but just a small query on the wheel mounted on the rear door,
If you mount this on the inside floor of the pickup then isnt it that the vehicle will be more 'rally balanced', right now the rear door is bearing a weight and this might imbalance the vehicle in rally conditions.
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Thats an awesome colour combination you have there
the red and white looks good and the rollcage gives the machine some character.
Any plans of changing the registration to Kerala state ??
Thanks Anup, All the while during the project I was thinking of keeping the Gypsy in full white colour including the cabin and It was a last minute plan to go for red cabin. I am glad that it turned out very well.
No, Gypsy will continue bearing DL plate.


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@ Jeepcaptain: Really amazing work, but just a small query on the wheel mounted on the rear door,
If you mount this on the inside floor of the pickup then isnt it that the vehicle will be more 'rally balanced', right now the rear door is bearing a weight and this might imbalance the vehicle in rally conditions.
AltoHoncho, yes you are absolutely right. The wheel has to be moved inside for better aerodynamics and balancing during rallies. But at the moment its kept on the door for saving cabin space.
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Congrats Shibu. The vehicle looks fantastic!!!
I am getting ideas for my Gypsy, Havent named her yet. Just took delivery today evening!!! And man the pickup is awesome. Will do her up slowly and gradually.

Check my thread out for the pictures!!! Also maybe I asked on another thread, where was the single metan cabin done? In Kerala or at Raj's workshop???

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where can i find the towing hook which is at the back? the big one below the wheel.
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Yet another beauty out of your stables Shibu. Loved it. Also the side by side snaps of Gypsy unlimited and Rally were cool. Surely both are built for the purpose.

How about another snap showcasing your complete arsenal.
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Congrats Shibu. The vehicle looks fantastic!!!
I am getting ideas for my Gypsy, Havent named her yet. Just took delivery today evening!!! And man the pickup is awesome. Will do her up slowly and gradually.

Check my thread out for the pictures!!! Also maybe I asked on another thread, where was the single metan cabin done? In Kerala or at Raj's workshop???
Harjeev, Metal Cabin is done at Raj's Performance Auto.

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where can i find the towing hook which is at the back? the big one below the wheel.
Devang, Tow hook can be bought brand new or can be sourced from scrap dealers. But for gypsy you have to get the tow hook adpater plate fabricated. I think you can also source it from army gypsy disposal dealers.

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Yet another beauty out of your stables Shibu. Loved it. Also the side by side snaps of Gypsy unlimited and Rally were cool. Surely both are built for the purpose.

How about another snap showcasing your complete arsenal.
Remu, Thanks a lot buddy. Yes rightly said. Both gypsies and all my other 4x4's are built for purpose.

Well, I dont have a pic of my full arsenal but I have one showcasing "one regiment of my 4x4 army". I am also working towards national intergration and unity through my 4x4's. Check out the number plates and you will know. ,

Here we go.

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Sweet! The color combo really gives it character!

What suspension mods have you planned for this one?
Also why don't you cut the rear over hang, IMHO it will look great...

P.S.-I've read almost each and every thread on the Gypsy since I last spoke to you!
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