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    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 fouadhafeez View Post
    The Much Awaited Update!

    I was super-pleased to see the progress on this weekend! We've fabricated the basic design of the silencer, fitted the snorkel, made the basic design of the spare wheel cover, fitted the pipe "half-doors", outboarded the rear wheels, and have lengthened the propeller shaft, too!

    I'm ESPECIALLY happy with the exhaust. There's just one word to describe it: menacing.

    The sound is a wonderful, deep-bass growl at high revs, and a low rumble at tickover. Pictures will tell the tale!

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    I am very happy to see the rear tire is now perfectly resting in the well's centre. Good job done sir.

    PS Except this photo rest of the attachments are not visible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dms664 View Post
    I am very happy to see the rear tire is now perfectly resting in the well's centre. Good job done sir.

    PS Except this photo rest of the attachments are not visible.
    Thank you, for the compliments.

    When I initially uploaded the photos, they were working fine. Yeh abhi abhi koi punga hua hai.
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    Please try the photos of Page 53, now. I think they're working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    For now, I think you're going to have to click on the link of each photo individually, to see it.
    MashAllah, the Phantom`s looking smart ! Fouad bhai the pics are givin invalid error....check the format or size or reload them!
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    Photo Retry

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    are they working now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    are they working now?
    Sorry Fouad bhai, battery died out, and I am nowhere near a charger.....yes the Pics are visible now, and MASHALLAH! Looks like the monster it was meant to be!! Exhaust looks business!! Allah is ko khairiyat say mukamal karnay ki taufeeq day jee! Do give sadqa every now an then.....these things tend to get a loooota attention, an at times it may not be the kind we want!
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    wasn't the color supposed to be rustic green
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    aala job sir.. very well done.. me excited to see it.. i love almost everything abt it.. but.. if i may.. everything about the car is evil.. aggressive.. something to scare the on-coming traffic with for no apparent reason.. something to make the road wonder whats he doing on me.. there's the playground.. just about everything says that.. besides the snorkel.. snorkel is too innocent for the rest of the jeep.. just my 2 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    wasn't the color supposed to be rustic green
    It still might be. However, the more I look at the vehicle, the more I find myself wanting to paint it a very bright, very WHITE shade of white. White body, white roof, black pipe doors, black bumpers, black snorkel, black silencer with chrome jaali, black tyre cover with white embossed lettering, black side-skirts, black bezel with chrome jaali, black interior with white piping.

    White is a very easy colour to maintain, too. It also provides the optical illusion of making things look larger than they are, owing to its reflective interaction with light. In a vehicle like this, where "size matters"...such an optical illusion can't go too wrong!
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    MashAllah, Looking Great with the Snorkel and Exhaust. These days the Phantom is the talk of the town among all jeepers here in Islamabad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tilsim View Post
    aala job sir.. very well done.. me excited to see it.. i love almost everything abt it.. but.. if i may.. everything about the car is evil.. aggressive.. something to scare the on-coming traffic with for no apparent reason.. something to make the road wonder whats he doing on me.. there's the playground.. just about everything says that.. besides the snorkel.. snorkel is too innocent for the rest of the jeep.. just my 2 cents.
    I have a similar observation too, Usman. The snorkel which looks so pretty on other FJs, is looking kind of puny on the Phantom. I MAY end up doing something about it. Perhaps a custom built snorkel pipe of a big, fat, thick diameter...which is modified to take the snake-head of the current snorkel. Let's see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taimoorkhan View Post
    MashAllah, Looking Great with the Snorkel and Exhaust. These days the Phantom is the talk of the town among all jeepers here in Islamabad.

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    Thank you very much for the kind words of appreciation, Taimoor. May I request that you, and all the other enthusiasts, keep the good wishes coming for the future, too!
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    Sir, IMHO - The wheel should have been mounted on the base only. I would have not made a round box to fit the spare wheel. I will let people see the mighty 42'' rubber parked on the rear dala
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    Quote Originally Posted by machine View Post
    Sir, IMHO - The wheel should have been mounted on the base only. I would have not made a round box to fit the spare wheel. I will let people see the mighty 42'' rubber parked on the rear dala
    Sir...I beg to differ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    Sir...I beg to differ...

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    The Phantom Of City Sadar Road - 441212d1342281174 phantom city sadar road 2012 07 14 161443
    WOW mind blowing results... cant wait to see the final outcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwertypoiu View Post
    WOW mind blowing results... cant wait to see the final outcome
    Jazak Allah!
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