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Old 25th August 2008, 10:24   #1
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Default Some Snaps of off-road fun in My Old Gypsy-2004-2005

Here are some pix of my Old Gypsy during Off roading for fun in 2004-2005. There are about 29 pictures which were amongst the nicest so Im attaching them over about 3 posts for people to view.

Vehicle Details: White Maruti Gypsy MG410W - Hard Top. 4WD. These front hubs were permanently locked - no 4WD selector switches on the front hubs as in my earlier Gypsy. 970 cc Petrol Engine. After Market AC Fitted - Sanden 507 Compressor.

Some pictures are with that Gypsy shod with the stock HT75 Ceat Tyres and other pictures were taken after I painted all the Wheel Rims White and changed the Tyres to Ceat Rhino Radials 215/75 R 15.

This Gypsy went back to Chennai to one of our family members who used it since 2005 till a month or two ago. It was sold very recently to someone else.

Who knows? Some day soon I might bump into this Gypsy as well, like I bumped into my old one!
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More pictures of my old gypsy off road
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a few more pics of swampy ground and the slushpit etc etc. my dogs appear in a few pics because these were scanned from old negatives.
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...These front hubs were permanently locked - no diff lock selectors on the front hubs as in my earlier Gypsy. .
What's that Shankar?

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Who knows? Some day soon I might bump into this Gypsy as well, like I bumped into my old one!
Yeah, considering your encounters with your other gypsy, this one could happen anytime. just keep your camera ready.
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Looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing.
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remember those old front hubs with the small selector switch type thing on the front wheel hubs - i m sorry I think they are called 4wd selectors. I wrongly termed them as diff lock selectors.

I had shared some of these pictures and a review of the Gypsy with the people at Maruti Udyog and they featured me as the Owner of the month in Jun/July2004 with my Gypsy! Glad my Gypsy got its rightful due! It was a superb, reliable vehicle - could go practically anywhere and everywhere in it. Good fun!

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Yeah, considering your encounters with your other gypsy, this one could happen anytime. just keep your camera ready.

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Nice dogs you've got there. is the dark brown one a blood hound?

BTW, very nice OFF road pics.
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No she actually was a light grey - She was a Weimaraner. Poor thing passed away last December owing to Kidney failure. Lovely pet she was.

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remember those old front hubs with the small selector switch type thing on the front wheel hubs - i m sorry I think they are called 4wd selectors. I wrongly termed them as diff lock selectors.
I knew what you meant . Just wanted to be sure so that others here also are on the same page.

Good 'soft-roading' pictures here Shankar. You must be feeling nostalgic mate today.

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Thanks for lighting up my Monday.
This is what I want to see on a Monday morning.

Thanks for ruining the week ahead
Now I will spend the whole week drooling on these pics, while work goes by (bye and bye).
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Hi Shankar,

Nice pictures and a very nice Gypsy MG410W.

Looking forward to catching up with you OTR.

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Dear shankar,
A very neat looking Gypsy, not over done, very original. Looking forward for you to join us on OTR.

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...Looking forward for you to join us on OTR...

Guys, I hope you realize that 'this MG410W' has been sold and is not with him/his family any more.

But yes, he can join the OTR without a 4x4 also. All you need is the 4x4/OTR spirit and Shankar for sure has one.
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slush road, soft muck road, get stuck and find it difficult to come out road and all else in between.
Ive never been a rock crawler- always vastly preferred the slush and muddy bits to go into and play when I owned a 4WD.
now ive gotten tamed a bit I think -anyway my comfy/ semi jeep type beast, the 2WD Scorp, cant do these kinds of things unless one is desperate to sink it and abandon ship!

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Good 'soft-roading' pictures here Shankar. You must be feeling nostalgic mate today.

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@bblost - what better to do on a monday other than dream of roads less travelled!
@vinod_nookala & ex670c - Thanks! I would have loved to join you chaps. but I sold this dear old gyp in 2005. Who knows, one day whenever time and Vitamin M permit, when I buy one more hardcore 4WD, I will be equipped to hit the slushpits again!!

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