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      Rebuild Thread: My 1984 Land Cruiser FJ62

      Yup!! Got that one as well

      Around 4 months back, Nithin gives me a call and says he found a Nissan Patrol which could be up for grabs.

      Me: Wassup
      N : Dude. saw a patrol today.
      Me: What.. No way.. is it up for sale?
      N: yeah.
      Me: cool.. see if you can get me some pics.
      N: Done.

      an hour or so later nithin turns up at BoltOn with the pics. since the vehicle was parked in an alley all he could get were side profiles. no pic of front or rear of the vehicle.

      It looked like a Patrol from the side.. Hmm.. how much is he asking.
      N: the owner is not here. we will contact him tomorrow and see what he wants for this.

      next day we see the papers and find out that this is not a Patrol.. its a LC.

      from the pics, you could clearly make out that this is going to be a challenge to get this vehicle back to running condition.

      the body exterior has a couple of dents, there is absolutely no glass left on the vehicle (probably vandalism when parked outside for over 2 years) the roofline has rust but can be restored.

      the interior - headroof lining is completely ripped out, seats are intact but will need new foam and new leather, dashboard is intact but the speedo console is missing floor boards have rust and can be restored.

      the engine - the interesting part is that this vehicle came with a inline 6 petrol engine, over a period of time the previous owner changed this to a DCM toyota 4.8L Diesel block which is good. this is also endorsed in the RC book. the gearbox is original and the 4wd gearbox needs some work.

      For starters the engine has been removed and already sent for rework. this should be back inhouse in a couple of days. once the engine is back we start work on the Gearbox and the 4wd system.
      we have to still take stock of what all parts need to be ordered for this vehicle and will have to order them as and when work demands it.

      I am still waiting for an empty slot at BoltOn so that the vehicle can be taken in for body restoration.

      We will take you through the complete restoration process.

      for now, this is the pic of the LC.

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      nice. Seen this one. I can almost foresee the monster it is going to turn into.
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      Godfather Clear couple of jeeps inside the garage so that the monster can get inside the garage. As of now all the vehicles are very tight parked..
      1990 Bajaj KB100 Sold
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      2005 Tata Indica V2 DLG (70000 kms) sold
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      Quote Originally Posted by kvk View Post
      Clear couple of jeeps inside the garage
      as of now that is a priority. first to be thrown out is yours which is taking up too much space

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      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      first to be thrown out is yours
      don't touch the ninety5
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      Quote Originally Posted by avinash View Post
      don't touch the ninety5
      The ninety5 is almost ready, i need the papers now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      as of now that is a priority. first to be thrown out is yours which is taking up too much space
      cool.. just let me know when you want to throw it out.. will be ready to catch the keys and drive it away

      and by the by.. how will just a chassis occupy so much space when the entire body and other body parts are still at the paint booth.

      Quote Originally Posted by avinash View Post
      don't touch the ninety5
      hmm.. you want to leave the ninety5 to be in the garage.. I thought you wanted to get it picked up this month..
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      1990 Bajaj KB100 Sold
      1995 Maruthi Omni(76500 kms)Sold
      1996 TVS Suzuki Samurai Sold
      1998 Kinetic Honda Sold
      2003 Bajaj Pulsar 150(37000 kms) Still Running
      2005 Tata Indica V2 DLG (70000 kms) sold
      2009 Fiat Linea MJD (62500 kms)
      2001 MM550(4000kms after rebuild)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
      i need the papers now.
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      superb thread! a rebuild thread from scratch is great fun!!! wish i could get involved in something like this lol...

      i know you are going to be busy and rather work on the rebuild but please do post some pics and narration when you get some time...only way for rest of us to get a flavor of it...

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