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Old 23rd January 2010, 23:09   #61
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Thanks for the close-ups Anil, the Recardo seats look nice. Probably, I'll also put them once I have some cash, but before that, I intend to invest in racing kamanis. Your vehicle looks really nice

By the way, I also restored my gypsy recently, do check out my thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...red-mg413.html (Living one of my childhood dreams - my newly restored MG413)

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Old 24th January 2010, 00:45   #62
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How much did you get the recaros for?
How is the comfort part compared to regular seats?
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Old 24th January 2010, 20:43   #63
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Finally the roll bars are installed, plz excuses for the boxy design but the idea was to have the same dimensions & design as of the B pillar of the vehicle. The same roll bars not only act as a protection cage for the rear seats but aslo as the frame for the soft top.
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Hi Anil, interesting design for the roll cage - I myself was thinking aobut doing some thing similar, but I didn't know what it'd look like!

Can you please post a couple of photos, of the gypsy's side profile?

Thanks..
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Good design!!Anil,The soft top & roll bar looks amazing!! can u please post the side view of your gypsy!!
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The gypsy has come out really well. Last time i saw it, the roll cage was not ready. Now, it all mature and ready to rule. But, i got one suggestion. It would look better if the door handles and the mirrors are black.
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Thanks Miki, Imran & Tharakan,

First of all special thanks to Tharakan for your visit, it was a pleasure to have met you while the job was in progress. Here are the close ups & side view of the roll cage.. The rear seats are dual folding too, it can be retracted completely to create the extra cargo space.
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is the roll cage connected to the B pillars??? recaro seats look good in the front!!! how do they feel?? how much did you shell out?
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is the roll cage connected to the B pillars??? recaro seats look good in the front!!! how do they feel?? how much did you shell out?

Yes the roll cage is connected with the B pillar by a bolted joint, the recaros are excellent. It gives you all the proper support & comfort any kind of terrains / inclinations, feels like u r been holded on the seats from all the sides. I sourced it from Dubai and it cost Rs - 22K.
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Here is my gypsy with all its shine & glory, since my vacation is getting finished and no more time to spent at workshops i am putting a full stop to the works. The soft top and the rear flat bed cover is ready and can get installed at any time.

I have some plans for engine upgrades, the details will be updates soon with pics, need your suggestion & advices on the same.
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Old 1st February 2010, 11:56   #71
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Really sweet ride. The finished product looks great. Which vehicle do the rear seats originally belong to?
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Good rebuilding job ! Great work. I liked the paint finish vey much. What type of soft top you are going to use?
Have a nice drive.
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The rear seats comes from the SWB Toyota Rav4 (ACA20), these are the only one i found with risght size for Gypsy. It fits perfectly with the rear (1200 MM) right height, and offer real comfortable ride to the occupants.

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I will have a flat back tyoe soft top only till the rear roll bar, the rear bottom end will be attached to the flat bed cover. Also it will be a 2 piece one which allows partial remove of front protion or rear portion seperate or complete.

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The softtops are on and here it is .. checked for water leaks & air leaks. It is excat fit with proper insulations, I can use my A/C without any trouble. This is a 2 piece one i can remove it seperatly either for thr driver area / passenger area / both together.
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Anil Vincent,

Looks great racing stuff with recaro seats. Have fun
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