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Old 8th December 2010, 00:41   #301
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Guru, Make a custom flatroof hard top, you will get the HT plus will look awesome as well.
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Could we not have that checkered aluminium plate at the rear also painted black?
We'll leave it on there for a while and if required, painting it black isn't a problem. Allan is still experimenting with "HOW do you, for the love of GOD!, make a Hard-Top Gypsy look good!"

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The HT really spoils it for me. Just feels so out of place. BUT, when I keep that aside, it really screams trouble. If I see that in my mirror - I'll get out of the way, pronto. Great, clean work again.
Well it looks a damn sight better than it did before the upgrades...thats for sure. Next year I will be getting a metal half-cabin made with a short flat-bed in the rear.

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Guru, Make a custom flatroof hard top, you will get the HT plus will look awesome as well.
Yes...we've discussed that and we'll get it done next year. I want to get it made out of Aluminum to keep the weight low and I want to incorporate a sun-roof in it as well since the top will no longer be detatchable. Roll-cage will also go into it along with a secondary fuel tank and storage for:

1. Engine Oil
2. Diff/X'fer case Oil
3. Front Axles
4. Rear Axles
5. Clutch Plates and Pressure Plates
6. 4WD Selector Bush
7. X'fer case Bush
8. Open differential inner components
9. Spare tire
10. Air Compressor
11. Other spares....
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if guru, had is way
the entire car would be orange by now, including the windows, wheels, engine and seats.

that apart, after the tire and wheel issue is sorted next step in 2012 would be a custom hard top never seen before
for now we stop at this
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2011 brother...you skipped a year. You don't want to see me for 12 months kya? We'll do the custom HT with sunroof in 2011 winter. It will be Sara Xtreme 4x4 custom spec and something nobody has ever done before.

Lets white-board it this weekend

yes left to me I would have wanted an Orange Gypsy My fascination has no outlet now that GoldSpot has been discontinued!!

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Yes...we've discussed that and we'll get it done next year. I want to get it made out of Aluminum to keep the weight low and I want to incorporate a sun-roof in it as well since the top will no longer be detatchable. Roll-cage will also go into it along with a secondary fuel tank and storage for:

1. Engine Oil
2. Diff/X'fer case Oil
3. Front Axles
4. Rear Axles
5. Clutch Plates and Pressure Plates
6. 4WD Selector Bush
7. X'fer case Bush
8. Open differential inner components
9. Spare tire
10. Air Compressor
11. Other spares....
While you are at it, why not storage for 4 spare tyres instead of one (switch terrains, switch tyres), cubby holes for nuts and bolts and a sliding window with a neon 'Open' sign at the back so that you can sell emergency parts at the next OTR!

And one more thing, you forgot the AXE effect and an even larger battery powered icebox!

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sorry sorry, 2011
i was thinking about a certain jonga maybe

joking buddy, she will be ready this year itself
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a sliding window with a neon 'Open' sign at the back so that you can sell emergency parts at the next OTR!
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An Orange Gypsy with the sliding window and Neon Sign - I like it!
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sorry sorry, 2011
i was thinking about a certain jonga maybe

joking buddy, she will be ready this year itself
Congrats Guru!!
Geoff now has a mean personality!!

@ Allan - I really hope you're kidding!!
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Guys - desperately need your help in getting 5 MT tires in 235-75-R15.

Either Trepador or GT Savero will do nicely...Need the tires in Mumbai.

Please help!
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Gobind Tyres, Khar West - 9892895311. He is a Maxxis Dealer and has Trepador.
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Nobody in that shop knows what tires they are selling
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Finally!

I got my Trepadors (235-75-R15) and after a long hunt for Alloys/Rims I settled for these HR 15" 7J 5-Spoke rims. I tried 8J and 8.5J but they were too big for the 235s.

This is pretty close to the final look of the Gypsy. In the second phase I will be adding the all-around bumpers (protecting fenders) and in the 3rd phase I will be adding the roll-cage and half-cabin.

From an internal mod perspective in the 3rd phase I will be adding the 4.16 crawler ratios, heavy-duty axles, heavy-duty transfer case mounts, heavy-duty clutch and winch.

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Looking nice baby! Is there a way you can do surgery on the rear half of the Hard top and make it flat. Then it will be awesome!
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Jaggu - not possible as it is a double layer fiberglass. I am getting a half-cabin made similar to the one on Spidey.
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Arghh i hate that, go for fiberglass and proper roll cage inside. Am sure you will have good fiber glass guys there.
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