Transforming Maruti 800 Into My Dream Car: Suggestions Required


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Everybody have a dream to purchase a car. Maruti 800 has almost first car for middle class families in India. My dream of owning a car came true with this car in 2004.

I got Maruti 800 (1996) Model used by my known in well mentioned condition and 18000 KM done. There is nothing left to write about this car and also no doubt that this is most economical car in India.

This car is best known for its value for money package deal which comes along with minimal maintenance cost.

I have driven this car up to 85000 KM till date. Time to time I had replace all consumable parts as their life. Always I used original parts from MGP. Still running is so smooth and I am getting 16-17 KMPL mileage in city drive.

Over time my car is going old and I have get convert back it to young. This car gives me always best in my good and bad time. I also have a heartily attachment. I will convert it as my Dream Car and all the work related to exterior, interior, modification has to done by my own hands.

I want to do this job in 2 parts : (A-Interior Re-Design) (B-Exterior Modifications)

A-Interior Re-Design Concept:
1. Boot Space Crafting Work.
2. Stepny Compartment modification.
3. Speaker Box preparing will as looking as company fitted.
4. Proper space utilization of boot space with AMP and other Electrical Accessories fitting.
5. Re design of back passenger seats.
6. Re designing of Door Panels with all required accessories.
7. Building center console like luxuries with all electronic fitments.
8. Customization in dash board as per remaining work.
B-Exterior Modifications:
1. Preparing complete body kit including side skirting, bumpers, body crafting etc.

This is a short description of my dream. Every car lover should a charm to look my car once. your kind suggestions and co-operation required to full fill my dream.

Again Thanks to The Automotive India
With Regards
Robin
 
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Your idea seems great.
You have come to right place where we have more 800 owners even me to hav one 2006 end BS 3 one. Fully stock, me to wanted to do everything but later in bought a fiesta.
You have missed alloys add that too your list.
What about your budget.
Hope gurus and DIY experts will help you.
But seeing your idea if your fitting speaker box will occupy more space for sure.
Try to put on the rear door ( boot ) even though that damages the spring of the boot door.
 

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Hi Robin79in, welcome to TAI..

Good to see many 800 owners on board, do update the thread regularly.
Do post some pic's..
 
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Hi Robin,
Welcome to TAI. Its good to have one more M800 here.

Waiting for the pics and more details. .
 
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Hi Robin, glad to know that you have a certain attachment to your car. always love and respect your car. the car will serve you with the same love. on modifying, my advice is do not alter the basic build of the car too much. especially the electrics. never cut and tape the electrical wiring harness. Always keep it in original. otherwise, it will give you serious problems in the long run.
 
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Converting Maruti 800 To My Dream Car – Suggestions Required.

Dear All,

Again thanks to all of you for warm welcome. I am coming to my point A-Interior Re-Design Concept:

Boot Space Crafting Work

First Measuring of Boot Space is basic thing to do something for me.
I prepared a raw drawing with measurement map by hand & trying to fit my concept in a proper way on paper.


Hello ...

I am also using reply option to continue my thread is it OK ?? or any other option is available please tell me.
 

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5. Re design of back passenger seats.
6. Re designing of Door Panels with all required accessories.
7. Building center console like luxuries with all electronic fitments.
8. Customization in dash board as per remaining work.
These were somethings i thought no one will attempt, Waiting for more WIP Pics
! Im glued to this thread now !
 
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Dear Rajvel,

I will Plan out for Alloys at the time of Exterior Work
About my budget still I don't have any Idea
I already have a pair of Sony Oval Shape Coaxial Speakers & I want to use the same. This is a bold reason to prepare space for speakers in boot space
 
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Next Step: After measuring the boot space area I am trying to make some shape by thermocol sheets.

First the dummy will be prepared in thermocol so that it can adjust and fit the same as required.
 

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Wont this occupy the space in the boot, for taking out the spare wheel you again need to cut in between.
 
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Wont this occupy the space in the boot, for taking out the spare wheel you again need to cut in between.
Mr. Varun

You are right, I am ready to compromise for some of 8 to 9 Inch space from both sides. And this will cover only up to round edge of panel flange. This will not affect the area of spare wheel compartment.

I will have option for spare wheel compartment lid separately with Hydraulic Air Suspension Support.
 

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To start my work I need some material and tools:

1. 12 mm Greenlam Raw Finished MDF Sheets (Size 8x4) Qty. 2 Pcs
2. 8 mm Greenlam both Laminate Finished MDF Sheet (Size 8x4) 1 Pcs
3. Water proof wooden glue.
4. Threaded MDF Screw (Different Size as required)
5. Self drilling threaded MDF Screw (Different Size as required)
6. Solid water and heat resistant adhesive.
7. Hand Cutter, Jig Saw Cutter for MDF Cutting with Wooden and Metal Blades.
8. Some Carpenter Tools with all measuring equipments.
9. Hand drill with multipurpose bits for wood and metal.
10. Hand grinder, Adjustable Round Cutter with Twin Tungsten Carbide Blades.

This will take some time to arrange all the above things.[:)]
 

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BTW how much weight is going to increase ? Will this be detachable or permanently fixed..
 
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Re: Converting Maruti 800 To My Dream Car – Suggestions Required.

BTW how much weight is going to increase ? Will this be detachable or permanently fixed..
Overall Approximate 20-25 Kg will increase. Including Speaker Box, Spare wheel compartment base and lid, Passenger Seat Back Support, Back Door's cover sheet, Front Door's cover sheet with designer door panel & arm rest.
 
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