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Old 15th January 2008, 10:18   #1
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Question Bought Maruti Gypsy With Toyota Diesel Want to Modify

hey guys

i am born and raised in new zealand my parents are from India we visit India allot nearly every two years and some times every one year

In India Our House Is In Punjab, NAWANSHAHR,

the last time we went we brought a brand new ford fiesta 1.4 duratorq TDCi

we sold that as we were returning to new zealand after our 2month holiday

in mid year we are going to India again we have brought a maruti gypsy (its very old) with a Toyota diesel engine out of a car we paid 1lac for it. it belonged to my uncle but it is in rough condition.

we brought it to modify it and keep it as a second vehicle in India as we are planning on buying a brand new Suzuki Swift VDi Diesel which i will talk about in another topic

i wish to know if parts are easily sourceable in Punjab for the gypsy

i plan on:

Full Panel and paint gloss white
including engine bay and inside
repaint front and rear bumpers gloss black
tune engine
maybe paint engine
cold air intake
replace all light lenses
replace door seals
redo wiring
replace all locks
new front seats out of a car or SUV
get rear seats retrimmed to match the new front seats
get door cards retrimmed to match
new sports steering wheel
new pedals
tints
full new exhaust
15" alloys with nice big tyres
custom side step bar
add spot lights
new dash
full new Suzuki/maruti badge set
CD player mp3/wma
2x 6" components
2x 6x9s

could you please give me a rough idea on how much that is likely to cost for each thing

i want the jeep to look nice and feel nice

i will get the a company in NAWANSHAHR to do the job for me before i go to india

Thanks
, Gurjinder

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Old 16th January 2008, 04:28   #2
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any one that can help me ? ?
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Old 17th January 2008, 15:33   #3
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Gypsy is an awesome vehicle to own... but only as an offroader, u cannot compare this with swift but since its gonna be ur second car... it worth it...

Full Panel and paint gloss white - yes do it but avoid metallic paints or shiny coats as gypsy is an offroader and these paints tend to get too much scratched... simple quality paint should look good.
including engine bay and inside -?????
repaint front and rear bumpers gloss black - Colour of ur choice
tune engine - yes u should
maybe paint engine - ??????
cold air intake - ya there are modifications for this...the intake should be taken by a separate channel.. the more cold is the air the more smooth and efficient is the engine... the intake should come either from the front or sideways...
replace all light lenses - do it
replace door seals - definitely do it
redo wiring - Yes
replace all locks - advisable
new front seats out of a car or SUV - Increases ur seating comfort as gypsy is more bumpy on normal roads
get rear seats retrimmed to match the new front seats - Your wish
get door cards retrimmed to match - OK
new sports steering wheel - Adds sportiness
new pedals - OK
tints - mmm ... Ok
full new exhaust - go ahead
15" alloys with nice big tyres - Be bit careful here.. the wider the tyres are the more smooth and better roadgrip but it will bring down the steering part as it becomes more harder to drive with wider tyres.... By the same way the more taller the tyres is it will scratch the body of the wheel while taking tight turns and may make u to cut the mud flaps and so on.... so pls. be bit careful while upsizing. go through the special thread on tyres in this forum..
custom side step bar - ok
add spot lights - Glamour
new dash - Be careful here as the mechanics change the selected parts of the dash as the entire whole set of the dash is not available easily ... this result in coulour mismatch and finish mismatch ... You may not be happy with this if things are not done properly
full new Suzuki/maruti badge set - OK
CD player mp3/wma - Go through entertainment thread of this forum
2x 6" components - ????
2x 6x9s - ???

By the way Maruti Gypsy is not designed for diesel engines .... and moreover its seems like you are holding a very old machine and the kind of money you plan to pump in I doubt its worthiness... Gud Luck...
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according to me the cost of doing all this job will exceed 1.25 lakh. as total repainting gypsy will cost u about 25000and around 45000 for nice alloys and tyres. about 20000 for your audio system. on other hand original sports steering and accesories are costly. if the engine is in good running condition than its ok otherwise you have to spend on that also.
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yeah thanks for that the gypsy wont go offroad just for around local, the sound system i will take from new zealand with me. engine is good just needs a tune. gypsys are hard to find. so i took the chance to buy it. i hope the money i will be worth while as i will not sell it but keep it untill i run it down.
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new dash - Be careful here as the mechanics change the selected parts of the dash as the entire whole set of the dash is not available easily ... this result in coulour mismatch and finish mismatch ... You may not be happy with this if things are not done properly
What about painting the dash how would that work in india ?

can you get vinal paint in india in a spray can and get the painter/mechanic to paint it ?
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Hi Nahal.

I'm guessing that the job can be done pretty much. Enough parts in the market for a gypsy. Atleast in my city. i.e. Ludhiana. (It isnt too far from your town)
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just an update,

gypsy has been fully repainted
brand new rear seats
brand new front seats
brand new door cards
brand new rear tailgate
brand new lights
Aftermarket Steering wheel
brand new soft top
brand new alloys & tyres cost 55,000
brand new bumpers

will get some nice pictures of it for you guys
and will let you guys know the total cost too

may replace diesel engine with a petrol engine
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Hi Nahal
Your work on the jeep sounds great
Could you also put in some pics of the jeep too , that would be treat for everyone to watch

See ya
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Hi Nahal,

Great.. Do post some pictures soon...
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yep, mahindra jeep is at paint shop full panel and paint show quailty worth $8,000 Dollars
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here are finshed pictures of my gypsy:

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but i am going to sell it and buy a factory petrol 4x4 gypsy and replace engine with mahindra scorpio diesel and retain 4x4. big 33" mud terrain tyres, 2" body lift, 4" spring lift, beafy steel front and rear bumpers. and lots more

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but i am going to sell it and buy a factory petrol 4x4 gypsy and replace engine with mahindra scorpio diesel and retain 4x4. big 33" mud terrain tyres, 2" body lift, 4" spring lift, beafy steel front and rear bumpers. and lots more
Please don't! The Scorpio engine weighs like 300 kilos and costs 2.0+ lakhs. A Gypsy's chassis will have to be substantially modified / strengthened to take that engine. And even after that, you will be hard-pressed to mate a gearbox / 4x4 transfer case to it.

I'd suggest you keep the Gypsy stock (engine wise). 1.3 has good power + has great balance from the factory. WRT mods, take them step by step. Look up the many Gypsy threads for tips.
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Nahal bro , if u r selling this one, I m buying this one... beauteee man ...dont sell it bro, buy a vdi additionally...

however my offer stands, PM me if I haven't offended you
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Wow ur Gypsy looks great , what brand is your alloys , did you source it from India or abroad.
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