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Old 1st July 2008, 13:10   #1
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hi there ,

I have been driving a few cars like esteem and baleno, but recently i have a tata estate. I have found a good workshop ( I guess) in chennai for my rather ambitious mod plans for my estate.

I am planning to paint this old estate "blue" with a totally black top, the black running half way down ! and with some good shoes always stretching my budjet "a bit" as usual. The car is in sound condition. The first mod job I did first all by myself was, I removed that round T in front which reminded me of a merc truck or estate.

I am sending some pictures and my idea for your perusal and please do comment without reservations, it would help me save my purse .

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Old 4th July 2008, 17:23   #2
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Dont do it!!! That shade of blue looks hideous on a large car like the Estate. Put tata safari's suspension on it and raise the car to give it the Audi all road look.
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At the very least, change your colour choice. That particular shade of blue looks hideous. The Estate looks best in white or silver according to me. Do a good denting job, then a good coat of white paint, some good tyres, redo the front n rear a bit, change the lights, grills etc, spruce up the interiors with some good leather seats, put in some good ICE, and you're all set man.
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@jeevan: please post some HQ pics of your tata estate, i ll try some color combos on it in photoshop.
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Jeevan, go for some colors like British Racing Green, or Navy blue or soemthing.
Bright colors dont look good on the Estate
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hello jeevan, i had an estate almost 15 yrs ago. it was good then, but i sold it in a hurry & missed the option of modifying it. you stand a good chance though.
blue in those pics., is not at all looking nice. white is the best bet on estate. if u want to go swanky, then do red.
instead of black on the roof, which would heat up things inside, try a sunroof, you can get them cheap, if made from a truck/bus bodybuilder.
second hand alloys could really set things up.
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Are you looking for exterior mods only?

It depends how you want your car to look. If you want to give it a butch look like an Awd station wagon, then follow Mpower's advice and raise the car. Some huge wheels with good rubber will finish the job.
If you want it to be like a Track car, then lower the suspension, add some good skirts all around, give it a good matt black or snow white painting and Wow! Did I forget to remind you about some good 17"/18" alloys and matching rubber?
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There is a 'pimped' Estate running around in my town with a pearl white paint job, Sumo Victa headlamps, chrome wheelcaps (alloys would have been better), sun visors and a thumping ICE (stereo). Let's see if I manage to get some pics.
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Hello there ,

Thanks for all your time and input . I will consider all of them seriously.
In a remote corner of my mind the "blue" still lurks .

It is not that Iam depressed or something and in the blue . I am sending some pics of the blue colour that I exactly have in mind .

I just don't want this old car to suddenly go bananas. Thanks again and have a nice day.

Best Regards ,

Jeevan

PS : First three pics denote the present colour and state of the car .
The rest denote the expected make-over . I'd quit blue if that is going to be the final verdict .
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I think you should paint it in Dark Blue (almost black).
Get some huge chrome wheels with fat rubber.
Dark tints.
If possible go for a simple skirting treatment.
Get black interiors with Blue stitching.
A great ice setup(you have enough space for that in the rear)

Thats all you have a great looking estate.
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I think you should paint it in Dark Blue (almost black).
is this the blue you are talking about ?

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Its kind of like that. But I feel thats a Dark Purple.

You go for a Blue one but not the ones you posted.

The above car really looks nice,I feel its done by DC.
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BTW , is there a dealer for the ice music system in chennai ?

I also would love to have this car turbocharged but , that would take a
premium I guess . Any clues ?

Regards,
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Yes, that Estate was done by DC and was one his best body kits.

Jeevan, there are very few Estates existing. Hence would suggest you to keep the car in its original shape. Let it be white, give it some good tyres and get some good leather interiors.
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Why not place a few foglamps at the top like they do with Hummer H2's and H3's?!
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