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Old 30th December 2020, 08:54   #346
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I have done the change to Bolero IRVM. The quality level is tad better then the one that comes standard in Thar but not as good as other mainstream cars.

I used a cork sheet behind the mirror and the body to rule out the vibrations. You will have to get longer bolts though - but putting cut cork sheet as a damper worked really well.
You will get an A4 size sheet at your nearby stationery shop.
Good call. Went to Mahindra service center but Bolero IRVM was unavailable. I will be doing the dampening like you said on existing mirror. I do have nitrile foam sheet and foam tape that I guess will be as effective. Hardtop gets delivered sometime this week. While installing that I'm planning to fix some other rattles too - specifically from the door's latches and something around right bottom corner of rear door. Thanks for the tips you guys.
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While installing that I'm planning to fix some other rattles too - specifically from the door's latches and something around right bottom corner of rear door.
I stopped the rear door rattle by using Insulation tape. Just wrap some tape on the male stud of the door. The rattle is cause due to inherent play around the latch.
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This is the one I got. Looks legit and works very well.
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Car looks like this now. Hardtop from Vin4x4 is here, just waiting for my mechanic to get some free time. Those limb risers have been immensely useful although I installed them a little late.
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Hardtop from Vin4x4 is here, just waiting for my mechanic to get some free time.
My mechanic contracted Corona and is out of service since last month.So I tried finding someone else who was willing to do the work. I did but the guy hadn't worked on such installation and was going to experiment with my hard top.
Father disliked that idea of some guy experimenting considering how jugaadu most mechanics are, especially the ones with whom you have never worked before.

As the time passed waiting for my primary mech to recover, we decided to take it upon ourselves and fit the HT at home. After all why not break it ourselves than someone else break it?

Long story short: don't try to install Bimbra designed FRP tops at home at any cost. You can buy that design from various manufacturers: I bought from Vin. There is someone in Mumbai too and of course a lot in North India. My warning should apply to all.

I will soon write up all the things we had to go through to fit the HT. It is simply not feasible as a DIY project unless you are sucker for pain and frustration. Lots and lots of it.
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