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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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    Quote Originally Posted by zunny View Post
    MASHAALLAH Superb outcome n comparison of the size of the beast sir!! BTW i see that Corolla quite often here!!
    Thank you for the kind comments, Zunny. God bless you. And yes...I can imagine you'd see this Cowrolla quite often!
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    MashaAllah, Phantom has came a long way to reach this Next Level, when she is heading for her first expedition?

    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    The rear wheel is going to be mounted something like this...

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    ماشاء الله تبارك الله

    Great Job, and nice machine,,,,,wish you best of luck,,,i really like your work.

    can you describe the details about

    1, engine,
    2, transmission,
    3, differential,
    4, axles


    because i want to know how much power need to carry these big size tires.

    i am out side of Pakistan and i have purchased some accessories to used 4x4 off-road trips for my jeep, the brand names are ARB, Old Man Emu etc, if you need any thing for your project let me know, it's will be pleasure to be part of your project.

    kind regards

    Ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basharatu View Post
    MashaAllah, Phantom has came a long way to reach this Next Level, when she is heading for her first expedition?
    Thank you for the kind words, Bash. We should have the Phantom ready by the end of July. Hopefully, I'll be getting a few days leave, too...which would be perfect weather for a family trek to the Northern Areas. Who knows...maybe Gilgit, or the Deosai Plains. Maybe Khunjerab, or Fairy Meadows. Maybe ALL of them!
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    isnt it too big to be taken to few of the places you mentioned
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    Quote Originally Posted by masra75 View Post
    ماشاء الله تبارك الله

    Great Job, and nice machine,,,,,wish you best of luck,,,i really like your work.

    can you describe the details about

    1, engine,
    2, transmission,
    3, differential,
    4, axles


    because i want to know how much power need to carry these big size tires.

    i am out side of Pakistan and i have purchased some accessories to used 4x4 off-road trips for my jeep, the brand names are ARB, Old Man Emu etc, if you need any thing for your project let me know, it's will be pleasure to be part of your project.

    kind regards

    Ali
    Jazak Allah, Ali Bhai.

    Engine and Transmission. The engine is a 130 brake horsepower, 1HZ, 4.2L, straight six, diesel engine, with a matching 5 speed manual 4x4 gearbox. I was told by the importer, that they were taken from a 2010 70 Series Land Cruiser...although I can't actually verify this. I do have some plans to turbocharge and intercool this engine...which should result in its power going up to about 200 odd brake horsepower. Although, even if it isn't modified that way, it runs fine with an unmodified 1HZ, with altered diffs.

    Axles. These have been taken from a 1986 60 Series Land Cruiser...which are approximately 3 inches wider than stock 40 Series axles.

    Differentials. A Toyota 7:37 differential has been used, to provide extra lift for the big tyres. Usually, 40 Series Land Cruisers use a 9:37 or 10:41 differential.

    Thanks very much for your kind offer, brother. I will certainly bother you, if any emergent requirement which cannot be met in Pakistan, arises.

    Thank you for the kind words of appreciation and encouragement!

    Fouad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    isnt it too big to be taken to few of the places you mentioned
    it MIGHT be, boss. But it will be so much fun to TRY, nevertheless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    isnt it too big to be taken to few of the places you mentioned
    not bigger than Unimog and Unimog went all those narrow tracks...

    @fouadhafeez... you can add Butogah Pass to your wishlist...
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    I think DeoSai would be a perfect start to Phantom's career after military service , 4x4s belongs to North and these expeditions are the contribution from our 4x4s towards these valleys, they always help in promoting tourism. KKH would be fun with air down to 15 PSI on phantom, best of luck for the completion timelines.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    not bigger than Unimog and Unimog went all those narrow tracks...

    @fouadhafeez... you can add Butogah Pass to your wishlist...
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    it MIGHT be, boss. But it will be so much fun to TRY, nevertheless!
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    Thank you for the kind words, Bash. We should have the Phantom ready by the end of July. Hopefully, I'll be getting a few days leave, too...which would be perfect weather for a family trek to the Northern Areas. Who knows...maybe Gilgit, or the Deosai Plains. Maybe Khunjerab, or Fairy Meadows. Maybe ALL of them!
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    Great build, it is indeed a monster. I just wanted to inquire where you acquired these huge beautiful tires and how much it cost you. Good jod once again.

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    DC had the honour of visiting Fouad bhai for some detailing in the last week, and boy o boy, was it a day to remember! Many of you know this gentleman by the Rig this thread is dedicated to, but get to know him more an you`ll find a very humble man, with loads an loads of passion! Many of you know how the Range Rover came into his 4litre plus stable....and this was the very rig we had set out to tend to. I`ve been to a lota places, met a lota people, but this person just took the cake for his hospitality! Spent the entire day out in the sun with us, watching his SUV transform into the stunner it was meant to be! Fouad bhai, JazakAllah once again for the memorable day! Looking forward to having many many more!
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    The compounding and the washing!
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    Engine bay and waxing plus sealant app!
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    An wallah the completed 21 picture salute!
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    Usman, thank you so very much for the kind words, as well as the beautiful set of pictures of the RR. They're absolutely delicious. Mouthwatering!

    As a matter of fact, it was completely my pleasure to spend time together with fellow enthusiasts, and see the intrepid men of DC, work their professional magic. The pictures of the Range Rover hardly do justice to the way it's actually looking, though. All of which, bears testament to your skill, and dedication, and hard work.

    Kudos. And thank you ever so much!
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    too good job DC ... loving it MashaAllah looking toooooo good and yummy... thumbs up
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    @vague_one

    Usman, thank you so very much for the kind words, as well as the beautiful set of pictures of the RR. They're absolutely delicious. Mouthwatering!

    As a matter of fact, it was completely my pleasure to spend time together with fellow enthusiasts, and see the intrepid men of DC, work their professional magic. The pictures of the Range Rover hardly do justice to the way it's actually looking, though. All of which, bears testament to your skill, and dedication, and hard work.

    Kudos. And thank you ever so much!
    JazakAllah Fouad bhai, the Phantom is what I`m looking to get my hands on!

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeDee View Post
    too good job DC ... loving it MashaAllah looking toooooo good and yummy... thumbs up
    JazakAllah Adeel bhai! Is it possible we get to see the "TU" in some future side by side fun with the "Phantom?" I`m picturing some WILD MUD BASHIN!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vague_one View Post
    JazakAllah Fouad bhai, the Phantom is what I`m looking to get my hands on!
    In its finished state (with the paint and interior FULLY completed) you're going to have to wait a while longer, Usman...since we're planning for the end of October, possibly. However, it's just undergoing some very minor tweaks and adjustments at the moment...and should be road-ready (without paint) come the weekend, Insha Allah. After that, you're welcome to it, any time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    In its finished state (with the paint and interior FULLY completed) you're going to have to wait a while longer, Usman...since we're planning for the end of October, possibly. However, it's just undergoing some very minor tweaks and adjustments at the moment...and should be road-ready (without paint) come the weekend, Insha Allah. After that, you're welcome to it, any time.
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    yes boy getting muddy with buddy (Phantom) pleasure will be of TUs ... lets do it as soon as Phantom is up and weather cool down a bit...

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    JazakAllah Adeel bhai! Is it possible we get to see the "TU" in some future side by side fun with the "Phantom?" I`m picturing some WILD MUD BASHIN!!!!
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