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Old 17th June 2004, 14:47   #1
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The more I see the car the more im tempted to buy one and turn it into a sunday off-roader fun car.
Why a 118-NE?
well...it's got rear wheel drive and can be bought for under 30k which is as cheap as buying a used bike!

I hear Isuzu 1800cc Petrol engines are avlble cheap...plonk one on.....strip the car...put in rally seats...roll cage..little work on the suspension...few mods to the engine...free flows...good tyres...and u have urself a decent car to have fun with on sundays.
No more worrying abt banging the car.

somebody tell me this is a bad idea


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Old 17th June 2004, 15:38   #2
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Old 17th June 2004, 16:07   #3
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Call it poor mans rally car
How expenisve do u think it would be?
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Old 17th June 2004, 16:23   #4
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Hey tom, Nice cheap idea !! Wud prob turn out like a dune buggy or sumthing, though longer wheel base .. do work on it and keep your progress posted .. !!

Gud Luck !!
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Well...get a better..more powerful engine(say a V8)...reinforce the chassis...modify the suspension...rollcage etc...turbo and NOS it...u got a rally monster....
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hmm...fitting a powerful engine jus like that is not that easy..thr are other issues....
but the idea is to keep the costs low...optimistically <75k
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Tom,

The 118NE falls apart on smooth concrete roads. I fear to think what will happen under off-road conditions. Buy a 1.0 Gypsy if you want something cheap to modd up for off-road use.

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Old 17th June 2004, 19:48   #8
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LOL....maybe we culd feature in Fevicol's next award winning tv ad
but gypsy aint that cheap is it?
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Quote:
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Quote[/b] (Tom @ June 17 2004,13:17)]somebody tell me this is a bad idea
Lol, its a bad idea!!

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Quote[/b] ]little work on the suspension
i must say thats VERY optimistic for a 118NE offroader!!

We had a 118 for some time...and believe me..i dont think the chassis is anywhere near good...especially for builing an offroaded upon!

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Quote[/b] ]if you want something cheap to modd up for off-road use.
how abt the Classic??
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There's one guy in Bangalore who built a Cateraham look alike called the Barchetta, he fabricated the whlole body, ensured the wheel base was the same as a 118NE, bought an old 118NE, threw away everything except the engine and drive gear, tuned it up, and bolted it on. Runs on the orginal 118 registration
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lol!
better use a amby!!! atleast it will hold itself!!!!!!!!
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Old 18th June 2004, 00:07   #13
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Dont forget most of our veteran rallyists started off in fiats/amby's/dolphins...etc.
Infact i know a Dolphin in b'lore which will blow away a V-tec into pieces...LOL
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