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Old 17th August 2010, 12:34   #1
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Default Tutu's hand built Morgan

Like to share a creation of Tutu Dhawan. Yes, I've taken permission to do the same.

In his words:

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My first car, completely indigenous, & hand made by me personally. The entire drive train including the power plant comes from an old Junked Amby/Conty from Mayapuri, fully re-conditioned & race tuned with twin SU's, race exhaust, ported & polished head, lightened & dynamically balanced rotating units. The chassis & the body frame is 100 % Morgan spec of the 50's that comes with a sliding pillar suspension (the only car till date with this unique suspension system). Also has a modern dual braking system; a 10" disc up at the front and drums at the rear, assisted by a 10" booster. I managed to complete this car in a year & eight months. Even to the extent of creating:
- Special dash meters
- Wood work all around
- The Ash Frame that holds the entire body skin together
- The rich pure leather interior +seat frames

We've provided an A/C & heater system to the vehicle. Last but not the least, the Badge on the Fascia was also hand made by me personally.
The inspiration:
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The chassis:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-2-chassis.jpg

Chassis ready for a tow:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-3-chassis-ready-tow.jpg

Getting ready:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-4-getting-ready.jpg

Sliding Pillar suspension:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-5a-slidingpillar-suspension.jpg

Tutu's hand built Morgan-5b-sliding-pillar-suspension.jpg

Making the twin inlet manifolds:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-5c-twin-inlet-manifolds-being-made.jpg

Front end in place:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-6-front-end-place.jpg

Gearbox in place:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-7a-gearbox-place.jpg

Tutu's hand built Morgan-7b.jpg

Raw material for the front grill
Tutu's hand built Morgan-8-front-grill-pieces.jpg

Tutu's hand built Morgan-9.jpg

Steering wheel being cast:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-10a-steering-wheel-being-cast.jpg

Tutu's hand built Morgan-10b-st-wheel-semifinished.jpg

Steering wheel on lath:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-10c-st-wheel-lath.jpg

Pure wood & leather:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-11-all-pure-woodleather-interiors.jpg

Don't miss the dual carbs:
Tutu's hand built Morgan-12-dontmiss-dual-carbs.jpg

Tutu's hand built Morgan-13-final-grillbadge.jpg

Tutu's hand built Morgan-14.jpg
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Old 17th August 2010, 12:51   #2
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That car looks beautiful! Excellent craftsmanship!
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old Junked Amby/Conty from Mayapuri, fully re-conditioned & race tuned with twin SU's, race exhaust, ported & polished head, lightened & dynamically balanced rotating units
Mind blowing; can't even imagine how they did this in a year & 8 months. Awesome stuff!!

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The chassis & the body frame is 100 % Morgan spec of the 50's that comes with a sliding pillar suspension
Again, if this chassis was made here to match the original spec, I'm blown away completely!!!

This is a true rags to riches!!! Hats off to this guy & pass my kudos to him.
Boy, this also has fire extinguisher; to blow off minds
Ps - Is this person in Chennai or Mumbai? 'cause I see a TN registration in one of the pic.

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Any indication from him what it costs to the end enthusiast? Is he planning to produce these for more enthusiasts?
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Brilliant. Now that is pure custom car satisfaction!
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Old 17th August 2010, 13:45   #6
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Brilliant creation. In a short time frame great work

An off-topic question. How would one go about registering a vehicle like this to make it road legal.

I am thinking of a by the book process if available
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An off-topic question. How would one go about registering a vehicle like this to make it road legal.
Well, if they need to take it to road, they need it to get it approved from Director General of Foriegn Trade (DGFT) incase the engine & stuffs are imported or get it approved from CMVR (Central Motor Vehicle Rules) department.
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GTO: The pics dont do justice to his creation to our ever thristy eyes. My standing ovation to Mr Dhawan.

@aargee: Mr. Dhawan is based in New Delhi. He is regular on auto news channels. The cars come to him from all over the India for restoration.
We have entire threads on him in-here.

Raab Rakha.
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But is this street legal? I mean can you get it registered with your local RTO?
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Looks neat....must have been a very painstaking and time intensive project not to mention the cost.

How many did he make, there are two seen in on of the pictures.

The inspiration picture, is that a real Morgan that was also later restored ?
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Great work and craftmenship, hats off to Mr. Tutu for bringing such car to road worthy condition.

Morgan car company is 100 yrs, and still they are producing hand made cars costing around GBP. 34,000. I have some pictures of their factory producing hand made cars with fine wood frames, if mods. allow me I will post in a new thread of Morgan cars.

Anyway would like to know how much it cost or expenses incurred by Mr. Tutu for this Morgan car.
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I hate the interiors. Look at those hideous A/C vents and the tacky wood finish all around! Could have been far far better had he spent time on it crafting it. Th exteriors from whatever I can see are OK.

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I take it this is a replica done using trim pieces from the real Morgan?

Nice job overall. Hidden AC vents would have been nicer.

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Great job , Nice replica i must say,except for the Ac vents.BTW couple of pics (3rd & 4th) show two chassis.Are there plans to build more cars ?
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I wonder about the legal aspects too, and what Morgan would think of the use of their name --- but let's not tell them!

Amazing craftsmanship and engineering.
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