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Old 22nd June 2010, 09:41   #61
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Guys, second batch pictures were better and has some offroad flavour. I must appreciate your guts to take it on a long trail, still remember our 1100 used to overheat on long drives and then it requires rest for 15-20 minutes before proceeding further.

But the best thing I found in old FIATs is the sound, its such a unique and sweet sounding car.
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I am attaching a photograph of my left hand drive car being driven off road before I bought it. I got this photograph from the person who sold the car to me.

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B.D Sir's LHD s1(exported and re-import):
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Fiat goes Off The Road - FCB drives to forests of Chikmagalur!-cimg8190.jpg

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^^ Wow!!!! Amazing pictures Behram sir. Where and when was this off roading done? The LHD looks marvellous.

EDIT: Opps! So this was done by the previous owner?

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^^ Wow!!!! Amazing pictures. Where and when was this off roading?
Some where in Kerala in mid 2007. I am waiting to see this car in real in our forthcoming Hyderabad meet.

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On a beautiful Sunday morning, we crazy FCB founders ...
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nice snaps. You guys are rocking. Nice to see both Padmini and Karthik flexing their muscles.

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Behram Sir: Glad that you liked the pics. With your guidance, we will enter the next step of off-roading soon, something like the one below!

B.D Sir Himalayan Experience

Nisha Sutaria at the river crossing!
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YES. We FIATians are Obsessed with our Fiats. They might not be the best of the cars. But for us, they are!

The result of this Obsession is FCB, FCL(Lucknow), FCCH(Hyderabad), FCK(Kangayam), FCCCI(Pune) and FCC-M(Mumbai).

Hope all you Fiatians/Non-Fiatians loved the pics. They are not real Off-Roading trials, but we enjoyed ourselves a lot, which is important!

FCB Design Chief: Karthik M.B(Karthik1100)
This will be good for making stickers. Nice Design Karthik.
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This will be good for making stickers. Nice Design Karthik.
thanks saurav, we are likely to do the stickers, that why i designed.
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Dear Arun - you want to see the actual car? Come to Nasik. It is "only" 1000 kms away from you.

Dear Karthik - I would not drive a priceless classic like that but at that time I was not the owner. This was done behind his garage in his property in Kottayam. I bought the car in end November 2007.

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Dear Arun - you want to see the actual car? Come to Nasik. It is "only" 1000 kms away from you.

Dear Karthik - I would not drive a priceless classic like that but at that time I was not the owner. This was done behind his garage in his property in Kottayam. I bought the car in end November 2007.

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Kottayam? My home town. Which garage are you referring to Behram sir?
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Nice Log and nice pictures. Good to see the Fiats in action!

I am observing again and again, the inconsistency wrt the rating of a travelogue.
No offense to the owner of this thread watsoever(i mean it), I feel, there are many more travelogues which are far better interms of the contents, quality of photos, and the narration, which go away without any ratings. I agree it depends on the people's perspective who rate.
On what basis fellow t-bhpians rate the travelogues?
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^^ This would definitely be off topic. In my opinion, most Indians have a heart towards the Fiat. More likely, they associate it with their own personal lives/family. In general, when some one sees a Fiat, first thing that comes to their mind is 'My dad had it', 'My grandpa had it', 'I learnt driving in a Fiat'. I am sure many would have rated based on their experiences. This is anyways off the topic. Why should we be bothered about the thread rating. As long as the public enjoys it, thats enough!

@ Behram: Initially I was wondering why you would do something like that with your LHD. After re-reading your post I understood that the previous owner had done it on it. Either way, your LHD really rocks.

Behram's posts and experiences also clear doubt on some people who said Fiats weren't built to do many such things. Thing is Fiats are rugged and can handle many of the conditions that may not have been in mind while designing it.

Fiats apart for a while, I will post some scenic pictures in a while that were taken by Sujith during this expedition.
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Thanks for sharing dude, it brought back those memories of my old Fiat 1100. I learnt my driving in this and thouroughly enjoyed the hand-gears specially .

I never imagined that this car can go off the road as well
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Loved each and every photo. I had my share of offroading. Drove on fields near my friend's place. Once during monsoons, the wheels got stuck in all the mud and slush. My friend came with a very innovative idea. We picked up the middle part of the coconut leaf (what we call as mattai in Tamil) and kept them under the wheels and drove ahead.
My dad couldn't maintain the fiat when I was away in the US. He sold it for 8000 bucks 7 years back. We still have occasional fights over that!
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You guys did not get what Headers meant.

He being an avid Off-Roader knows the term "OFF-ROADING"

You can call this an adventure, rather than off-roading.

And headers, dont under-estimate old cars, you need to seriously see the 4x4 section for some realtime off-roading by an Old car.
LOL, This is an adventure trail - Agreed.

I have taken my uncle's amby in CBE and JSR into golf courses way back in 1988-89 when I did not know the nuances of offroading.

I definitely do NOT underestimate the Fiats and Ambys, infact They are in the list of my favorite cars!

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The rear stabilizer bar and shock absorber mouning cross member has an uncanny knack of giving way from its welding on the body, so be careful. ...

. I got this photograph from the person who sold the car to me.
BD Sir, Can you clarify the rear stabiliser bar on your fiat? Any pictures ?

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//I bought the car in end November 2007.
Pics please!
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