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Old 26th April 2010, 15:02   #1
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Default To Buy or Not to Buy!! Bitten again by Gypsy bug -Jeep Captain

Friends,
I just came across this Gypsy which is abandoned in a backyard of a warehouse rusting in peace for months.

May be most of you already know that I have already done-up another Gypsy in similar condition.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...epcaptain.html (GYPSY Unlimited! - by JeepCaptain)

But this one's condition looks even worse than my former project which makes it more interesting and challenging for me.


Dont have much details about the year model. I was told the owner bought it for restoring it and started the work. Pulled apart the engine gearbox, seats, soft top and many other things. But then lost interest or because of lack of funds and shelved the project. But interestingly he claims all the documents are upto date which I am yet to see.

I am still not sure its a MG410 or MG410W (Wide Track). The body looks like MG410W but front axle esp the free wheeling hubs indicate that it could be a MG410 (Narrow track). I've asked him for more pics and also to confirm the same.

Asking price is reasonable for s Gypsy in such condition but I cannot reveal it until the deal is done.

I am still wating for more details but I have some pics.. For me it looks like a really interesting project! But the question is do I need another Gypsy?

So I am in a dilemma, Should I buy or not??

See the pics
Awaiting comments and feedback.

Shibu

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Old 26th April 2010, 15:08   #2
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This one probably needs to be laid to rest.
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Old 26th April 2010, 15:18   #3
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Just one question, how do you remote control all these builds. Me inspite of being 10 kms away from the garage has huge issues with lack off time and parts :(
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JC - Looks like you enjoy the journey more than the destination!!

If you are getting this Gypsy for a good price than go for it!!

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Just one question, how do you remote control all these builds. Me inspite of being 10 kms away from the garage has huge issues with lack off time and parts :(

Jaggu, Dont know how many times I have heard this question so far . I have some good friends,a bro, a bunch of reliable garages and mechs back home who help me to do my projects & I have been doing it since last 10-12 years. So I manage it with a digital camera few people and ofcourse the internet. Sounds interesting huh!! Jeep/Gypsy rebuild via internet??


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This one probably needs to be laid to rest.
Nilesh, I dont feel like laying it to rest!! You read my other restoration thread then you will know what I'm talking about. Thanks for your comment.

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JC - Looks like you enjoy the journey more than the destination!!

If you are getting this Gypsy for a good price than go for it!!

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Thanks GB, You are absolutely right .. I enjoy the journey than the destination. I am just waiting to see what others think.
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But then lost interest or because of lack of funds and shelved the project.
Did i read it correctly? Incidentally, in Malayalam there is a saying "Kurukkante kannu eppozum kozhikoottil thanne" this implies a Fox/Wolf/Jackal has always his eyes set on the chicken pens. The same is applicable to JC who has his eyes set on Jeeps and Gypsies.

GO ON!

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This thread is on here to tease us and write lengthy stuff which will not have any effect on JeepCaptains thought process.

He WILL buy it and WILL rebuild it. We are going to waste our time speculating
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Did i read it correctly? Incidentally, in Malayalam there is a saying "Kurukkante kannu eppozum kozhikoottil thanne" this implies a Fox/Wolf/Jackal has always his eyes set on the chicken pens. The same is applicable to JC who has his eyes set on Jeeps and Gypsies.

GO ON!

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Spike, Thanks bro and also for that malayalam saying! Havent heard it for a while now.



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This thread is on here to tease us and write lengthy stuff which will not have any effect on JeepCaptains thought process.

He WILL buy it and WILL rebuild it. We are going to waste our time speculating


Thank you Abhi
, I think you know too much about me. Dangerous to have friends like you hehe.
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Shibhu,

This one would take your great time for sure. All the best.
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Having gone through your previous projects, i guess you have already decided on embarking on this one.

Good Luck and please keep updating posts with pics and the status, we really enjoy it.

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Shibu go ahead with it, i know your heart is beating for it!

im sure World Bank will easily finance the restoration.
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Best of Luck mate for the rebuild !!
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I appreciate your interest in Gypsy. Last year you restored one Gypsy and now already another one.

I would like to see you Yellow Gypsy, Do update the tread sir.

All the best Captain .
By the by which printer you use to print money
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Shibhu,
This one would take your great time for sure. All the best.

Dwarak Sir
, I hope I can get hold of it and rebuild it. Keeping fingers crossed. If I manage to pick it up.. do you know which engine & GB is going to go in there? .

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Having gone through your previous projects, i guess you have already decided on embarking on this one.
Good Luck and please keep updating posts with pics and the status, we really enjoy it.
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Thank you Raj, I've decided to go for it but not the owner. Keeping fingers crossed.This will not be restored as stock like last time. I have some exciting plan/design in my mind. Yes pics and updates will be flowing as usual.

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Shibu go ahead with it, i know your heart is beating for it! im sure World Bank will easily finance the restoration.
Parm, thank you for your wishes.

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Best of Luck mate for the rebuild !!
wbd8779, Thank you.

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I appreciate your interest in Gypsy. Last year you restored one Gypsy and now already another one.
I would like to see you Yellow Gypsy, Do update the tread sir.
All the best Captain .By the by which printer you use to print money
Krishnathanthri, Thanks for your kind words. Yes I will update the Yellow Gypsy thread soon.This will be be my first new project for this year.ssshhhh.. dont tell anyone about my special colour printer OK!!
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Shibhu,

I know that already. You bought the engine and gearbox from me for your future gypsy.)
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