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Old 24th March 2010, 11:23   #31
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Hi Vivek,

1) Bolero - Remember the O-Zone Bolero

2) Bolero Camper - If you require Additional Space

3) Bolero SC Pickup - You can modify the Flat bed to a Box of your Choice.

1st priority would be to use M&M platform as parts are easily available and simple to fix.

MDI3200TC + NGT5204WD

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Old 24th March 2010, 11:38   #32
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I am not sure if it is such a good idea to mount Jerry Cans on the rack as Fuel sloshing around is not one of the things you want to deal with. Also, wouldn't it a better option to fabricate a metal bumper for the winch front bars, lights, etc.
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Old 24th March 2010, 11:40   #33
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The Bolero above looks cool. Wish it had bigger tyres:-) Bolero for now in the above form with a trailer seems to be the best bet as you will have comfort, ruggedness, decent off road ability, moderate cruise-ability and repair-ability all rolled into one at an affordable price.

Bolero camper Flat bed with p/s and 4wd is also a good option but it will be a compromise on family's comfort considering you have 4 adults to travel at a time.

p.s Does any body know what roof carrier is on that Bolero?

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Old 24th March 2010, 11:49   #34
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Hi Arka,

I see that you still have the pics of the 1st biggest OTR in Bangalore. Bolero is also on my mind. But it kinda feels small.

I still dont know why there are not offering the Bolero Storm CRDe with a 4WD option!!!

The hunt continues..

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Hi Vivek,

1) Bolero - Remember the O-Zone Bolero

2) Bolero Camper - If you require Additional Space

3) Bolero SC Pickup - You can modify the Flat bed to a Box of your Choice.

1st priority would be to use M&M platform as parts are easily available and simple to fix.

MDI3200TC + NGT5204WD

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Old 24th March 2010, 11:52   #35
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Bugger !!!

Thats a Defender 110. Where did U find that pic. Would love to read on what went into making it an expedition vehicle.

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Old 24th March 2010, 12:01   #36
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Bugger !!!

Thats a Defender 110. Where did U find that pic. Would love to read on what went into making it an expedition vehicle.
That's a Defender 130 pick up my friend!! I too fancy an expedition vehicle so was looking at google pics the moment you started this thread!

Look into this link-
www.landroverpedia.org

This picture from the same link-
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Old 24th March 2010, 12:32   #37
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Its a Defender 110 Pickup.

Check how the vehicle is getting converted to an expedition vehicle. Love the way it has been done.

Cape to Cape Expedition

This is going to act as an inspiration for my project. Not that I will be planning all the mods they have done. Nevertheless, I am totally hooked now.


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That's a Defender 130 pick up my friend!! I too fancy an expedition vehicle so was looking at google pics the moment you started this thread!

Look into this link-
www.landroverpedia.org

This picture from the same link-
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how about a second hand Subaru/Chevrolet Forester? I know from maintenance point it will be not as easy as a Mahindra but still a good option to look out for. Subarus are pretty tough too.
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Arka how old is this Image??
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I can see Dwarak's Gypsy in the background in a different colour!!!

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January - 2006 - Bangalore Annual OTR .

We had close to 25 vehicles and 60 odd people including 10 foreigners.
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Speaking of expedition vehicles, I spotted a Pajero on the way to work yesterday in front of St. Joseph's college (BLR) with a nice ARB roof-top tent on it. Also had an ARB snorkel
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- If you are planning to cross Indian Border it is advisable to buy an 1980's ( or old ) vehicle. They charge x% of current price of vehicle as security that u need to deposit as cash.

- If you want to own Defender make a trip to Darjiling , you can close the deal for 1.5 to 2 lakhs. ( Vehicle will be 1980s ). Anyway you have to strip off vehicle components & customize to make it expedition vehicle. +1 to 1.5 Lakh for that.

- If within India, go ahead with MM. Try to avoid TATA.

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My previous suggestion on a Scorpio 4x4 still stands. However, for those who can stretch that budget, quite nothing like a Toyota Fortuner for the purpose. Tough as nails, good space, a torquey diesel engine, Toyota reliability, safety equipment and a proper 4x4 tranny.
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Its a Defender 110 Pickup.

Check how the vehicle is getting converted to an expedition vehicle. Love the way it has been done.

Cape to Cape Expedition

This is going to act as an inspiration for my project. Not that I will be planning all the mods they have done. Nevertheless, I am totally hooked now.
its indeed a 130. sound strange but true.

i met up with a French guy couple of years ago.

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Looks like you have not seen the link named Cape to Cape Expedition.

This is the same vehicle which Vinod has posted up.
Cape to Cape Expedition.

It is a Land Rover 110 pickup.



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its indeed a 130. sound strange but true.

i met up with a French guy couple of years ago.

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