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Old 7th September 2009, 20:48   #121
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Hey congrats Sawyer ! But since you've already paid up, why wait till the end of the week to pick it up ? Have some consideration for all of us
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@NIP = Gypsies do need to be registered before they are allowed on road!
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@NIP = Gypsies do need to be registered before they are allowed on road!
They gave me mine with a temporary registration number which seemed like it was pretty much off the shelf!
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On Gypsy you get enough breeze when you are driving. No need for a fan. Fan make it look ugly.
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Don't need the fan, I hadn't realized that it comes with a decent blower as OE.
Got the car today, and driving an earlier model first was a blessing because this one feels a lot better in comparison. The FI engine, and the boosted brakes make a big difference for sure.
A new Gypsy leaving the dealership causes a stir of sorts in the delivery area.
Car is undergoing some customization - nothing too much at this time. Installed the 205 section Geolandars, and V kool on the front glass. The OE Ceats are not radials, let alone tubeless. Immediate improvement in the ride because of the upgrade to tubeless radials. Couple of Hella lights on the front bumper, and floor matting on the naked rear platform. And I need to get the steering wheel made easier to hold by adding some leather and some thickness to it. That will allow for better hold of the non power steered drive than the current thin wheel allows. White soft top looks as good as I had expected it to.
A drive to Goa before the rains leave seems to be called for. At some time soon, I shall have to check out the CF leaf springsets.
How does one blank out the grille between the bonnet and the front screen? It is not easy to access without dismantling the dashboard, I think.
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Congrats Sawyer. Nice to know that the Gypsy is home. So how much ACTUAL time from booking to delivery?

Do put in the rear CF leafs. that would FOR SURE help. For the grill, just put a tape on top of it or some nice 4x4 sticker :-). Most people do that only.

Look forward to interesting travelogues from you now.
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Hey Congratz!! Some pics please!
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Taping over the grill is the first workaround done already! I will look to install the rear CF set asap. I booked the car on the 12th, so it took exactly a month. The dealer promised 45 days, so in spite of the hiccups about the green color, that's not too bad I guess.
Will do on the travelogues, probably too late now to drive off to Leh. Goa beckons, and Rajasthan in winter sounds interesting...

And I must acknowledge the help and advice from a lot of people on the forum that helped in the making of some sound decisions. Most of them have posts on this thread on preceding pages - each one of you was a great help, many thanks!
@Jaggu, pix in a day or two!

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Congrats Sawyer. Nice to know that the Gypsy is home. So how much ACTUAL time from booking to delivery?

Do put in the rear CF leafs. that would FOR SURE help. For the grill, just put a tape on top of it or some nice 4x4 sticker :-). Most people do that only.

Look forward to interesting travelogues from you now.
Looks like you changed your avatar picture. This is more like you.

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@Jaggu, pix in a day or two!
Sawyer, two days are way too long. I am waiting to feast my eyes on the beauty. I think the lamps will make it look killer. Did you put Hella 2000?
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A first picture of the car. Not a very good one, but I will post better ones in the coming days. The lights are Hella Comet 500s, I wanted to be sure that they did not cover any of the radiator frontage.
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Congrats
a new gypsy always makes me go weak in the knees
saw a brand new red one here few days ago looked smashing
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Congrats on your Gypsy.. Pictures please with the customization...
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Congrats saar. It been pouring vehicles with you I think
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Congratulations, Sawyer! Wish you a million miles of safe & happy driving in your nomad on 4 wheels! :-)

Btw, where's the grille between the bonnet and front screen that you mentioned? Try as I might, I couldn't locate it in the above photo.

Cheers,
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@Vikram, the grille is on the flat part of the bonnet where it meets the front screen, can't be seen on these pictures. And, thanks!
Two pics from the SLR, but pretty straightforward ones. Still, one shows the classic lines of the car, and other, just how dowdy the interiors are for a car made in 2009!
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