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Old 16th March 2011, 13:03   #31
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Your Jeep is a great looker GTO. Apart from looks, I was amazed as to how easy it was to drive in city traffic. The engine provides enough punch to make sure that the gear changing is minimal. All this is purely because of the way you maintain it. Hats Off to you!
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GTO,
Classy.

Need to learn many things from you.
A great job on finish and top has come out very good.
Please share the ac. condenser fit details later.
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Old 16th March 2011, 14:01   #33
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Hi GTO,
The Classic is looking a stunner. Really great job done over it.
The Cassis & Body colouring is making it look like a brand New.
Nice H/T. Congrats.
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Finally the good ol classic is back to its glory.

Any plans on putting up that "CLASSIC" logo on the bonnet & "4x4" logo near rear lamp.
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GTO, Congrats on the rebirth. Way to go..

Some more shots of the soft top and costs if you can.

Have fun with the shining new one.

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Old 16th March 2011, 15:56   #36
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indicates a lot of confidence in the builder getting it the way you see it.
Yep, I deeply trust Ferdi with my Jeep.

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If ever there are no bags and someone wants to sit in the rear, we can always put a mattress and rest the back side on that
Mattress isn't a bad idea . A friend of mine used to drive around in an MM540 with a mattress (instead of the rear seat) and O+ Positive written in bold on the bonnet. I hear his Jeep was the most borrowed vehicle in college

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There was a AC unit in the JEEP.
But in this current Pics, i can not see any AC blower.
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Please share the ac. condenser fit details later.
Removed the air-con for now, Kalinga. For some peculiar reason, I've become obsessed with back to basics for my Jeep. I'm really enjoying driving without doors since a couple of months. I'd gotten the air-con when she was a daily driver. Now, the times that I take her out at either early morning (including drive to work) or late evening (drive back home) and at night.

Might put the air-con back if I use her a lot during the day (distinct possibility as of now).

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Not considering adding a pintle hook?
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but just my two cents, have you never thought of a dashboard redesign ever.
You aren't the first one to ask me that. I like the current look, though I like what Tejas did with his Red Classic even more.

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BTW what vehicle is that in the background in the WIP (second pic)
You will understand that I didn't even notice it with my Jeep around!

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I would reckon your Classic currently looks classier than when it was brand new.
Now that you mention it, yes, the Jeep is better today than it was when brand new.

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I was amazed as to how easy it was to drive
Wait till you drive her in 4x4 mode Stratos. She makes light work of medium-level offroading situations.

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Any plans on putting up that "CLASSIC" logo on the bonnet & "4x4" logo near rear lamp.
Those had come off soon after delivery in '97

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Old 16th March 2011, 16:01   #37
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When i had bought my classic, initially i had put a bean bag at the back. Whoever sat at the back found it supremely comfortable. (ofcourse will seat only one)!
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Amazing, looks showroom fresh, love the glossy finish, the soft top is fantabulous.
and love the small details like the clear lens indicators. Ferdi has done a fantastic job.
Rush is like new, inside and out!
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Drool! I am so envious with you GTO.

This definitely looks way better than THAR
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What a beauty. I absoluetly love those hinges. Looks raw and purposeful.

Any thoughts on the bull bar though? I reckon you can find some better examples than the one you currently have on the jeep. And like Samurai mentioned, needs new tyres to complete the killer looks. Also, how about painting the wheels black, or would it be too much black? IMO, should look great.

And please, request you to share the cost details.

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Old 17th March 2011, 16:11   #41
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Good Choice of Tyres!. I didnt know that Michelin LTX A/T availability in India!
The body shop guys have done an excellent job. What a paint finish. I can see the gloss the picture. Fantastic workmanship.
Happy off-roading!
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Old 17th March 2011, 16:38   #42
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Are these photographs from the beach accessible through the gulli prior to the Vitesse gully when coming from Bandra side?
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Beautiful! The meaty rubber adds to its appeal. Definitely better looking than the Thar.
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GTO man, this is like rebirth as ramky aptly puts it.

I got 1 word for it: Tight as Hell!

Special mention to the stainless steel bolts and the rough textured canopy. They add oomph and style to the ride from afar.

First of my 'two' bits: dont worry about the colour upkeep, it's a Jeep, everything looks good on a Jeep, dents and scratches are battle trophies, and second see if you can hold-off the AC, horses and Jeeps are meant to enjoyed that way.
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When i had bought my classic, initially i had put a bean bag at the back. Whoever sat at the back found it supremely comfortable. (ofcourse will seat only one)!
I have two bean bags in the waiting area of my office. Now I know what to do when there's a compulsory 3rd occupant

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and love the small details like the clear lens indicators.
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Special mention to the stainless steel bolts and the rough textured canopy.
Full credit for the finer touches to Ferdi (clear lamps, rough-textured soft top etc). Get this, he even powder-coated some interior bits in a matt black (e.g. the soft top support bar hinges).

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Some more shots of the soft top
Sure thing. Whenever we are shooting her next.

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Any thoughts on the bull bar though? I reckon you can find some better examples than the one you currently have on the jeep.
Well, this is the one that was on the Jeep at the time of delivery in '97. So, I've actually grown to like it.

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Also, how about painting the wheels black, or would it be too much black? IMO, should look great.
Overdose of black.

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And please, request you to share the cost details.
Sure. Tinkering, painting and some new body parts (for e.g. the entire panel where the wiper sits) came up to about 50K. Then, there was another 30K of extras (7 grand worth of Wurth anti-rust, SS Bolts for 5K, new canopy, combination switch, all rubber fittings, some plastic bits, new meters & dials, cables, headlights, rear tail lamps etc.). Came up to about 88K total. Price is perhaps 30% higher than smaller shops, but hey, you get what you pay for (in my case, peace of the mind). Remember, I'm the guy who spend 3X the book value of my Jeep on a brand new 2.5L engine. There's no cutting corners with the Jeep.

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Are these photographs from the beach accessible through the gulli prior to the Vitesse gully when coming from Bandra side?
This is the dead end in the same lane as the Bombay Dyeing residence (I guess the Tata Press is also in the same lane).

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dont worry about the colour upkeep, it's a Jeep, everything looks good on a Jeep, dents and scratches are battle trophies, and second see if you can hold-off the AC, horses and Jeeps are meant to enjoyed that way.
Well said man.

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