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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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    When r u actually starting the project???????

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    Quote Originally Posted by noman8ff View Post
    When r u actually starting the project???????

    Probably in a month or so. I'm thinking, after Muharram. At the same time, I'm not in a terrible rush to get it completed. For now, I'm content to throw around some ideas, and learn from some of the experiences of other gearheads that I've seen on here.

    Like they say..."All good things come to those who are patient"

    Cheers.
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    where are these vehicles parked ? want to buy one , plz let me know

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    Quote Originally Posted by annas12479 View Post
    where are these vehicles parked ? want to buy one , plz let me know
    I don't think there are any vehicles left at the auction that I bought my Land Cruiser from. However, in Kharian, on the main GT Road (while you travel from Rwp to Lhr, it comes on the left), there is a collection of auctioned M-151's and FJ40's for re-sale. The place has a board which reads "4x4 Coche". If You're really interested, you might want to try that. However, I'm sure that some others might be able to give you some better alternatives.

    Hope it's of some help.
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    Default Some TLC

    After some TLC (Tender Loving Care) involving water, Turtle car wash, and a stiff scrubbing brush, the TLC (Toyota Land Cruiser) started to look pretty hot, without any work whatsoever.

    I simply HAD to take these photos and share them.

    Inn tasweeron ko dekhne ke baad, na jaane kiyun mera dil karta hai ke iss FJ ko engine-wise seedha karne ke ilaawa kuchh bhi na karoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    After some TLC (Tender Loving Care) involving water, Turtle car wash, and a stiff scrubbing brush, the TLC (Toyota Land Cruiser) started to look pretty hot, without any work whatsoever.

    I simply HAD to take these photos and share them.

    Inn tasweeron ko dekhne ke baad, na jaane kiyun mera dil karta hai ke iss FJ ko engine-wise seedha karne ke ilaawa kuchh bhi na karoon.

    The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322335 The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322336 [IMG]http://assets.pakwheels.com/forums/2010/attachments/4X4-Clubs---Off-Roaders---SUV/322337-An-FJ40-Rebuild--Yeah--I-know---you-re-thinking--
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    Really looking cool
    I would suggest that u let this beauty as it is for a while
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    @aamir567: Hamesha ki tarah, aap ki baat mein dum hai, Aamir Bhai.

    I might do exactly that. It's possible that I might do a "mini-rebuild" involving just the mechanicals, electricals and suspension...and leave the body-work / major modifications for a later "frame upwards" rebuild.

    Let's see how that goes.

    And someone was asking me when I'm going to start the project! LOL

    It appears that I'm MORE of a serial procrastinator than I thought I was. Or maybe I'm not. Or perhaps I am, after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    After some TLC (Tender Loving Care) involving water, Turtle car wash, and a stiff scrubbing brush, the TLC (Toyota Land Cruiser) started to look pretty hot, without any work whatsoever.

    I simply HAD to take these photos and share them.

    Inn tasweeron ko dekhne ke baad, na jaane kiyun mera dil karta hai ke iss FJ ko engine-wise seedha karne ke ilaawa kuchh bhi na karoon.

    The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322335 The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322336 The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322337 The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322338The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 322339
    Its in amazing condition in a dirt cheap price - I am tempted to get another one and keep it in stock condition.

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    very nice rig you have got yourself there. and I am loving all the brain storming going on here for the project. the hard work going on in planning at this time will surely pay off once the work is started in the rightly decided direction. Congratulations and Good luck with the project.

    and yes, welcome to the FJ40 love club
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOmS6 View Post
    very nice rig you have got yourself there. and I am loving all the brain storming going on here for the project. the hard work going on in planning at this time will surely pay off once the work is started in the rightly decided direction. Congratulations and Good luck with the project.

    and yes, welcome to the FJ40 love club

    Thanks so much for the encouragement, brother.

    During my skulking around PW, I've noticed your first-class FJ40 rebuild (as well as some others on here), so in that way I'm advantaged by having a set of precedences for me to take note from. At the same time I'm considering all options carefully...factoring what it is I actually want from this beast, eventually...against what is doable, or even desirable. For me, it is this mental challenge; of finding the right balance needed to create something infinitely practical, aesthetically beautiful, and mechanically well-knit, that makes vehicle rebuilds and restorations such a draw.

    I'll be looking forward to the suggestions, advice, and wisdom of friends (old, as well as new ones), in the intellectual buildup, to the eventual vehicle buildup.

    Regards.

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    Simple but yet graceful and capable - No extra investment Just SOA conversion and watch out the uplift of the body as well as the vehicle The Phantom Of City Sadar Road -323016
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    @machine: that's one hot FJ, brother.
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    here mine fj The Phantom Of City Sadar Road -323053

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    @nacirmalik: seems to be a fine specimen of a stock FJ40...since I can't really detect any modifications that you might have carried out.
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    Default A Matter of Door Choice

    We've all seen (and loved) the stock, panel-fit doors of the FJ40...but this is by no means the only available option to FJ addicts. We have a couple of more types:-

    Half Door. These doors are basically windowless, and can be used with or without an additional top panel to render the FJ airtight. Mostly built from the stock doors, by shearing off the upper frame, and leaving the lower panels to fit flush against the line of the windscreen and the rear tub.


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    fouadhafeez@there is no modification it is yet stock but i am planing for "Piping" just see your thread for any better idea
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    Default A Matter of Door Choice

    Tube Door. Lighter in weight, much more open, and give a breezier, more airy look. On the flip side, though, they're difficult to make airtight in either summers or winters...and are NOT for the faint of heart.


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    So...half-door, or tube-door?
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    An additional post.

    Tomorrow, we get to start work on the mechanicals of the Punga. I've found a mechanic who is apparently, quite well-versed with FJs, having serviced many of them from the cantonments in the surroundings. After he had an initial look at the FJ, he was quite pleased with what he saw. Hopefully, the work should be over and done with, within a few days. Let's keep our fingers crossed. Photos to follow, for sure.
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