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Old 31st March 2024, 17:54   #76
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Yes for sure will keep you posted about this.
As of now I'm looking for an motorized antenna like old Verna or accent had. I'm getting really challenge to acquire those. Once I saw these antennas Installed on type 1 Alto K10 it was looking stock and really cool. Since then it's going in my ahead all around.
where you intend to put it? a new place or on driver side A pillar?
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Old 31st March 2024, 17:58   #77
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where you intend to put it? a new place or on driver side A pillar?
Well on the fender left hand side or maybe right hand side Recently found the reel of that person on Instagram and took a screenshot. Please share your ideas on this.
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I deleted those holes for antenna on driver side A pillar because I have obsession with having cars aesthetics always symmetrical

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Old 31st March 2024, 18:00   #79
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Well on the fender left hand side or maybe right hand side Recently found the reel of that person on Instagram and took a screenshot. Please share your ideas on this.
Damn those Altos look awesome

Antennas look legit awesome too!

but look for good body shop guys to trust this job, getting it on fender is very delicate.

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Old 31st March 2024, 18:03   #80
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Damn those Altos look awesome

Antennas look legit awesome too!
This person is from Manali I believe and these two Alto are identical but with commercial number plates on it. Owner looks really car enthusiast. Well have left a comment on this reel. Don't know when can I expect a response from him.
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I appreciate your efforts sharing the detailed thread over ajar warning wiring details.

Moreover I also prefer doing coupler and crimp wiring attachments. Most of the wiring I do it by myself, as local mechanic always avoid doing the work as per my requirements and taste.

I used the rear wiper arm from Wagon R the latest version. But I don't liked the looks of modern technology. So I removed that and installed the old Zen metal wiper arm which was a real pain to find one, so restored it from a nearby junkyard. It looks something raw and old school as per my preference. Here are few pictures of the same.

Adding an update on this got the rear windshield glass from Boodmo but they are charging 1500 rupees as delivery which is more than the price of product itself, my got insane monopoly it is.

Nevertheless your alloys to the vehicle looking pretty much awesome and your custom made centre hub is really innovative idea and worth appreciating.

Just an updated pictures of my vehicle.
Vivek, there are no “integrated” headrests for rear seats? I also see different steering wheel, is that from k10? looks neat!
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Vivek, there are no “integrated” headrests for rear seats? I also see different steering wheel, is that from k10? looks neat!
Well there were front and rear headrests in old Alto Exite edition which was obviously very limited, since it was the export model for Alto with all those basic export qualities. I have seen those running on roads and looks very cool. It would be impossible to acquire from the local market or Boodmo. But yes you can get the entire rear seat from scrap yard with Integrated headrests similar to the front headrests.
And it's a direct fir on every Alto type 1 varient.

The steering wheel I'm using is from type 1 Swift Desire which I got from the scrapyard in 2013 when the vehicle was new. As the stock steering wheel was really thin like a stick.
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Well there were front and rear headrests in old Alto Exite edition which was obviously very limited, since it was the export model for Alto with all those basic export qualities. I have seen those running on roads and looks very cool. It would be impossible to acquire from the local market or Boodmo. But yes you can get the entire rear seat from scrap yard with Integrated headrests similar to the front headrests.
And it's a direct fir on every Alto type 1 varient.

The steering wheel I'm using is from type 1 Swift Desire which I got from the scrapyard in 2013 when the vehicle was new. As the stock steering wheel was really thin like a stick.
I think Xcite did not come with headrests in rear, only front non-integrated were given which is same as BS 3 Altos. well in old Alto VXI, yes we had separate head rests as found on front.

Mine has integrated rear headrests which are not very effective. Did Maruti think that rear passengers were headless?

For the rest of modifications they look awesome, I have installed Alto 800 steering wheel which has thicker wheel. Now its wraped in leather by Brotomotiv, I am changing my gear knob, waiting for leatherette to arrive.

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I think Xcite did not come with headrests in rear, only front non-integrated were given which is same as BS 3 Altos. well in old Alto VXI, yes we had separate head rests as found on front.

Mine has integrated rear headrests which are not very effective. Did Maruti think that rear passengers were headless?

For the rest of modifications they look awesome, I have installed Alto 800 steering wheel which has thicker wheel. Now its wraped in leather by Brotomotiv, I am changing my gear knob, waiting for leatherette to arrive.

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Xcite or xfun had the rear head rests integrated, as confirmed it on Boodmo catalogue too. Attached screenshot from Boodmo. I'm not sure if VXI had these rear headrests. Have you also installed the remote boot opening like VXI variant.

Your gear knob looks like from maruti Swift. I guess you should keep things stock in the vehicle which will eventually will increase the value as the vehicle keeps getting older. With mine I'm trying to keep the vehicle stock or trying to make necessary changes which used to come in previous versions nothing morden or fancy with that. Plan to keep the vehicle for next 15+ years maybe in my stockyard. From last 3 months it's my daily driver after 4 years, it was never started or used since 2020.
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Xcite or xfun had the rear head rests integrated, as confirmed it on Boodmo catalogue too. Attached screenshot from Boodmo. I'm not sure if VXI had these rear headrests. Have you also installed the remote boot opening like VXI variant.

Your gear knob looks like from maruti Swift. I guess you should keep things stock in the vehicle which will eventually will increase the value as the vehicle keeps getting older. With mine I'm trying to keep the vehicle stock or trying to make necessary changes which used to come in previous versions nothing morden or fancy with that. Plan to keep the vehicle for next 15+ years maybe in my stockyard. From last 3 months it's my daily driver after 4 years, it was never started or used since 2020.
I feel there is some error with Boodmo, the xfun was only available in BS3 and being limited edition it was mostly stopped atleast before 2009 after which xcite was launched, in some ways I felt xcite was a gimmick to clear BS4 inventory as they were being phased out. On Bs4 they adopted integrated headrests, and many more tbh. Also Dashboard color changed to bluish dark something, before it was Grey, and in Xfun guess what, it was dark brown. Is your prince/princess BS4?

That gearknob I got it from Amazon, yes indeed its similar to what you have on swift or Alto k10, but its fitting mechanism is bit different, plus I will also get a leatherette of blue teal shade. I will work on it and see how it turns.

About remote boot lid opener, surprise, I am using electrically actuated boot opener which works with tailgate kick sensor (when vehicle is parked and once vehicle is unlocked available for 30 seconds). I will soon be posting this on DIY thread, I am changing actuator as the old door lock actuator is bit weak and struggles to pull. That’s why I got Nexon’s actuator.

BTW I have also booked new LED tail lamps. Waiting for them to be delivered.
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About remote boot lid opener, surprise, I am using electrically actuated boot opener which works with tailgate kick sensor (when vehicle is parked and once vehicle is unlocked available for 30 seconds). I will soon be posting this on DIY thread, I am changing actuator as the old door lock actuator is bit weak and struggles to pull. That’s why I got Nexon’s actuator.

BTW I have also booked new LED tail lamps. Waiting for them to be delivered.
Pretty much impressive with the tailgate opener, I'm curious to know about this project on a basic vehicle. And start working on the same too.

Will be eager for the new look from behind with your new LED tail lights.
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Pretty much impressive with the tailgate opener, I'm curious to know about this project on a basic vehicle. And start working on the same too.

Will be eager for the new look from behind with your new LED tail lights.

sure, I will soon be posting once I replace the actuator.
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