Project: Restoration of 1986 Maruti Suzuki Gypsy


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Re: Restoration of 1986 Gypsy

Big Challenge ahead. Restoring Gypsy is real tough because of high cost of parts and availability. Specially 4x4 parts availability.

Get Chassis / Engine / Gearbox & Suspension in order before spending on the body.
Avoid installing AC
 
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This seems like a huge task. Doing everything from the scratch with things available - Climbing a big hill.
Everyone should be following this thread once the task starts.

ilango[speed thirst];78625 said:
That must be a interesting project.
Lucky is the one who is going to build them!
Have you done anything like this previously bro?
 
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Re: Restoration of 1986 Gypsy

Big Challenge ahead. Restoring Gypsy is real tough because of high cost of parts and availability. Specially 4x4 parts availability.

Get Chassis / Engine / Gearbox & Suspension in order before spending on the body.
Avoid installing AC
ya it is.
Chassis / Engine / Gearbox & Suspension are in ok condition.the previous owner
restored it, only body needs work..
Not installing AC. building it for off roading
 
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After sandblasting
 

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The body condition is not looking as bad as in the pics posted earlier. To ne honest, i was pretty unsure of the health of the body, but now i feel it is much better than som ecars which i have personally seen being restored.
 
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The body condition is not looking as bad as in the pics posted earlier. To ne honest, i was pretty unsure of the health of the body, but now i feel it is much better than som ecars which i have personally seen being restored.
we are also worried about the body but after sandblasting the body looks good.
some places in body needs patchwork.
whole body is coated with epoxy primer.
the workshop guy said epoxy is better than normal oil primer.
patchwork will start from next week.
 

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Brilliant. This is one of the helluva threads I have ever seen. You’ve left me simply speechless. At this moment, the only thing I can request for is to keep us updated. Please. Because I’m extremely interested in such projects. Thanks! [thumbsup]

EDIT: May I ask how much you bought it for? And what is the budget limit that you have fixed for its restoration?

Drive Safe,
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Re: Restoration of 1986 Gypsy

Brilliant. This is one of the helluva threads I have ever seen. You’ve left me simply speechless. At this moment, the only thing I can request for is to keep us updated. Please. Because I’m extremely interested in such projects. Thanks! [thumbsup]

EDIT: May I ask how much you bought it for? And what is the budget limit that you have fixed for its restoration?

Drive Safe,
350Z
Thanks sir.
our budget is 150k including cost of vehicle.
 
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