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    Default The Phantom Of City Sadar Road

    When I first started this thread, I had just taken delivery of a stock, recently-auctioned 1984 TLC FJ40.

    Gaari to khareed lee, lekin I had little/no idea of what I was going to end up doing to the vehicle. For a very long time, I planned to give it a "decent" sort of makeover: something involving some nice tyres, a respectable paint-job, comfortable seats, a roll cage, and that's about it. At that time, little did I know what was in store for me...

    Somewhere along the line, this project developed a life of its own. Baaton baaton mein, it metamorphosed from being a quick, run-of-the-mill restoration into something quite ambitious and challenging. Something that was in-your-face, and in-your-guts. Something, the likes of which we had seen chronicled in the pages of Off Roader magazines...but something which we'd never really attempted back home.

    This rebuild is STILL ongoing. It's far from over, just yet. But along the way, it's indeed become something which seems to have a life of its own. Ironically, this as-yet-unfinished vehicle has developed a...character.

    While it may not be the most ego-stroking fact...a lot of people know "The Phantom...jiss ka maalik woh Fouad Hafeez hai"...rather than knowing "Fouad Hafeez...jiss ke paas woh Phantom hai"

    Also, along the way, this vehicle has been instrumental in my making a huge number of friends, acquaintances, and well-wishers alike. Without a doubt, all of these people are gentlemen; sporting enthusiasts, and engine afficianados, and automotive hobbyists...with whom, a common love for the sport, has brought us to common ground. Their support, good wishes, advice, expert opinions, constructive criticism, and attention to detail, has made this hunk of steel slowly emerge into its current shape. I have no doubt that the end product will be a fusion of the ideas and aspirations of all of these friends, acquaintances, and well-wishers. To all of you; my deepest gratitude. It has been (and will be) one helluva ride, so far!

    For now, though, this thread (having picked up over 700 replies) is going to undergo some TLC of its own. A chronicle (in pictures) of all the water that's flown under the bridge, thus far, as we progress towards the desired end state (shown in the last picture of this post). Let the photos begin!

    And...I think it's about time for some of the photos to change here, too.

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    Mr Asim Malik (Left) and Guru Ji Aamir Malik (Right)

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    Asim Malik, Nikku Ustaad, Aamir Malik.

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    Asim Malik, Fouad Hafeez, Aamir Malik.

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    Default Fellow PakWheelers!

    Guru Ji Aamir Malik (aamir567), Yasir Khan (khanrocks), Fouad Hafeez (fouadhafeez)

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    Default An Intriguing Shot of the "Peeli Pari"!

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    Whew...that's all for today, people.

    More...tomorrow, Insha Allah!
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    Nice to see the beast shaping up.

    Sir you didnt introduce mr asim malik? Rest all were known PW faces
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    Quote Originally Posted by dms664 View Post
    Nice to see the beast shaping up.

    Sir you didnt introduce mr asim malik? Rest all were known PW faces
    Asim is Guru Ji's (and my) younger brother. Handsome man that he is!
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    Nice to meet Yasir ( Khanrocks ) at City Saddar Road Rwp
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    It was GREAT day Indeed ...

    Had the Pleasure of visiting not 1 but 3 great builds under proces by the Great Brig Sb ... And the bonus was to meet the legendary GuruJee Amir Bhai as well ....

    Let me tell you guys pictures don't do justice to the Mightiness of the Phantom ... One has to stand and behold this great piece of Art ... I was just blown away with the Size of it let alone the quality work which is being put into it ... Just Amazing .....

    And all kudos goes to Brig Sb ( fouadhafeez ) for his constructive imagination .... And I m sure he wont stop here this is just the start of many of the out of the box projects to come ....

    Sir jee I was honored and really thankfull for your great company and the lovely lunch ... (kebabs were yum yum ) .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by aamir567 View Post
    Nice to meet Yasir ( Khanrocks ) at City Saddar Road Rwp
    Sir the pleasure and honour is all mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    Guru Ji Aamir Malik (aamir567), Yasir Khan (khanrocks), Fouad Hafeez (fouadhafeez)

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    Quote Originally Posted by khanrocks View Post
    It was GREAT day Indeed ...

    Had the Pleasure of visiting not 1 but 3 great builds under proces by the Great Brig Sb ... And the bonus was to meet the legendary GuruJee Amir Bhai as well ....

    Let me tell you guys pictures don't do justice to the Mightiness of the Phantom ... One has to stand and behold this great piece of Art ... I was just blown away with the Size of it let alone the quality work which is being put into it ... Just Amazing .....

    And all kudos goes to Brig Sb ( fouadhafeez ) for his constructive imagination .... And I m sure he wont stop here this is just the start of many of the out of the box projects to come ....

    Sir jee I was honored and really thankfull for your great company and the lovely lunch ... (kebabs were yum yum ) .....


    Sab se ziyada ghabraa deney wali baat tau yeh hai ke..."this is the start of many out of the box projects to come"!

    Seriously, though...it was a pleasure to have met you, Yasir. I reserve a great deal of respect for fellow enthusiasts, who not only further the interests of our sport, but also do so in a thoroughly gentlemanly manner. You certainly qualify as both.

    It was also a great pleasure to spend some time with Guru Ji and Asim...both of whom I love dearly. And the ride (even if it was on tarmac!) in the famous "Peeli Pari" was certainly the high point of the day, too!
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    Coming back to some technical aspects of the rebuild, today.

    A dilemma confronted us, when the choice had to be made between choosing between RKR and FJ parts.

    IF we choose the radiator of an RKR, then it'll be technically impossible to mount the steering box of the RKR with it. The reason for this is that the RKR radiator is MUCH broader than that of an FJ. The RKR radiator fully occupies the front of the FJ's "shield" and leaves no space for the RKR steering box. If we use an FJ radiator (much smaller capacity and size) we'd be able to accommodate the RKR steering box.

    The decision really wasn't all that difficult. The engine (and the likely demands to be made on the engine) dictate that a larger radiator must take precedence over the steering box. So...we're going to use the RKR's genuine radiator in tandem with the RKR (1HZ engine), and stick to using the FJ's original steering box.
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    Another gentleman who I got in touch with was Talat Bhai; our shocks specialist from Karachi.

    We've decided to stick to "simple" shocks for the Phantom, rather than the highly complicated (and expensive!) Rancho 9000s.

    For the front, then, we're planning on using Monroe Magnum shocks...which are perfectly suited to the ride height, and extension requirements (17 inches compressed, 28 inches extended) of the Phantom. Talat Bhai tells me they're "nice and thick and sturdy", look absolutely amazing, and perform superbly.

    We shall use Rancho 5000s for the rear (17 inches compressed, 26 inches extended).

    The front steering stabilizer will consist of Ranchos.

    In view of Talat Bhai's superb amount of knowledge, skill and experience with these matters, I'm certain that this setup will be absolutely delicious! Thank you, Talat Bhai!
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    Oh so the thread title has been changed..
    Amazing.. Totally Amazing. Cant wait to see this thing moving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saaduk View Post
    Oh so the thread title has been changed..
    Amazing.. Totally Amazing. Cant wait to see this thing moving
    To be completely honest, Saad, I can't wait, either! I sit here and talk about shock measurements and tyre pressure and steering boxes...while ALL I REALLY want to do, is get this thing up and running, and drive it into the ground...LOL.

    However, unfortunately, that time is still a little way off. So...until that elusive moment when I fire up the engine, and drive this beast over the nearest Toyota Cowrolla...shock measurements and tyre pressures and steering box fittings are going to have to suffice, I suppose!
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