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Old 19th January 2011, 18:15   #61
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Old 20th January 2011, 02:45   #62
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Is it advisable to put a tube into a tubeless tyre when going long on trips like Delhi-Leh?
I recently got Yoko Geos am am concerned of encountering a flat in remote areas.
Have bought a puncture repair kit tough (but DIY will be possible if i keep the tyres tubless)
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what I generally do is carry a pair of spare tubes in my tool kit. This way even when you have a flat in a remote place and the local puncture repair wala doesnt know about repairing tubeless (though with a tubeless repair kit with we guys, he would surely be able to do it) one can put the tube in the tyre and get going
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DIY is much easy with tubeless and carry a spare tube for serious damage.
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While you shall be ON ROAD with your Gypsy, all the Best Wishes for safe and enjoying ride.

I have got 2001 mpFi getting ready at Mayapuri. The Car is quite clean and the deal (with little influence of Local shopkeeper) stands at 195 K including Punjab Regn. Tyres, though not new are in fairly good condition.
I am not intending any Mods till I have driven it around 1000 km when it shall retire for any repairs amd Mods.
Only Mods being done prior to delivery are to replace the two side seats with Folding type Seats parallel behind Driver & Passenger seat. The access would be with sliding Passenger seat to allow reach the seats.
Pics would appear later.
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any update on the gypsy?

@Amrik singh, sir ji you also please start a new thread for your gyspy!
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Old 25th March 2011, 16:30   #67
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I had replied to share the cost part. The damn thing is still there awaiting Registration documents to return from Punjab.

I have spent enough time converting rear seat fitted parallel behind driver seat, to be Folding and Pulled Up on Hinges, as these seats would more often take a ride in the Car themselves, rather than having Riders on them.

Engine and Gear Box looked fine on trial runs. Under the Body & Chassiss looks clean. The Radiator with its cap missing, shows Coolant in side it rather than rusty Tap water.

Shall take some time to start thread later seeking advice for Modz.

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Guys,
I'm writing in after a long time.
First of all I'd like to share the cost incurred on the mechanicals (attached)
Out of the total of INR 49298, I paid INR 35000, rest of borne by the seller.
This should be able to give people a fair idea on the costing for mechanicals.

Seeking feedback from veterans regarding costing being fair for each component.

I took the car to Sariska Tiger Reserve after the initial tune up. The ride was fine, was'nt allowed to go beyond 60 KMPH. Short and sweet trip.

Recently took it to a more extreme terrain- Gangotri, Uttarakhand.

Route- Delhi-Dehradun-Rishikesh-Uttarkashi-Harsil-Gangotri.

The ride was nice and rough, the way I expected it to be.
The gear shift seems to be a little sticky and the car shoots fast in the first gear, I expected a more smooth pickup (any clue why?). The second gear does not allow speedy pickup on inclines, its very gradual.
Rest everything went well except Army personnel coming over to our guest house and inquiring about my car, instructed me to change the color.
The next trip, may be Leh would be in a different color.

Attaching some pictures.

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Need a good quality half soft top. Anyone knows where can i get one from?Any contact and how much would it cost?
Thanks.
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Need a good quality half soft top. Anyone knows where can i get one from?Any contact and how much would it cost?
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Bimbra Enterprises does pretty good soft tops. (Atleast they did when I got mine )
They have a outlet in Rajendra Nagar, but fabrication happens in Gurgaon.
Although they will get you a top delivered in Rajendra Nagar, the best option is to go to their factory in Gurgaon.
More info here Bimbra Industries
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....Recently took it to a more extreme terrain- Gangotri, Uttarakhand.
Route- Delhi-Dehradun-Rishikesh-Uttarkashi-Harsil-Gangotri.
Thats a really nice route. Good place to explore with a Gypsy. Pour some more photos if you have.

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...Rest everything went well except Army personnel coming over to our guest house and inquiring about my car, instructed me to change the color.
And still sometimes people argue about whether a civilian can use an army green paint shade..! If people are fascinated about green colour in the jeeps and gypsies, better to choose a different shade than the 'army' ones.

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Bimbra Enterprises does pretty good soft tops. (Atleast they did when I got mine)....
Vaibhav, what was the tentative cost of your Gypsy Soft top done at Bimbra?
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Vaibhav, what was the tentative cost of your Gypsy Soft top done at Bimbra?
Soumen, IIRC, I paid around 3500 for the full top and 800 for the half top in 2005/2006. I guess the prices would have gone up by now. The full top is still being used on a friends Gypsy and apart from the rear zips which needed replacement, it is still in reasonably good nick.
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Nice Pics

A Man made Beauty in Natural Beauty.

Rear right Corner of the Gypsy shows an emblem which appears to be of Military. If it is so, the Army had all the right to object to it.



Only thing being that they are polite and not money hungry Cops, have they left you with the instructions / orders.

Happy driving
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@ Gotzuk- Thanks for the info man, will check with them for the soft top.
@Amrik- Yes the Army guys were polite and had no intentions of taking any kind of bribe, just that we were staying really close to the army camp and therefore very visible. It was the CO who instructed two young jawans to figure out who's vehicle is it.

I had this feeling before leaving that questions will be asked once we land there.

Anyway, what's your take on the costings below.
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Just had a word with guys at Bimbra, the half soft top is for INR 2500

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Soumen, IIRC, I paid around 3500 for the full top and 800 for the half top in 2005/2006. I guess the prices would have gone up by now. The full top is still being used on a friends Gypsy and apart from the rear zips which needed replacement, it is still in reasonably good nick.
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