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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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    I went the perforated real leather route in on of my cars & they were just awesome. The difference is that because of the sadan body, it was not exposed to dust and all - Phantom's natural habitat is offroad - & thus tremendous exposure to dust etc. I see your point on that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farrushah View Post
    My vote still goes for matching bucket seats at the back
    They'd look awesome!
    & How about four point seat belts to go with these seats?
    We're going to cater for seat belts (for two persons) at the rear. The front Sparcos are going to get custom-made three point harnesses.
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    @fouadhafeez, the range rover in green is of Mr. Rashid Mukhtar? The one who makes generator engines and is automobile engine expert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gujar96 View Post
    @fouadhafeez, the range rover in green is of Mr. Rashid Mukhtar? The one who makes generator engines and is automobile engine expert?
    Jee nahin, brother. This is my RR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    Jee nahin, brother. This is my RR.
    Ok, what engine do you have in this beast?

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    I like the look of these covers / pouches for the half-doors, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gujar96 View Post
    Ok, what engine do you have in this beast?
    It's an HSE, with the 4.6L V8, 222 bhp engine, and automatic transmission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    It's an HSE, with the 4.6L V8, 222 bhp engine, and automatic transmission.
    What engine does the LC have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gujar96 View Post
    What engine does the LC have?
    Sorry brother that means you did not go through this thread.....it was and epic build
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    Sir where did u find that GMC Rear SEAT .... Any where about of its front bucket seats?

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    MA SHAH ALLAH.. Phantom turned out as a real OFF-ROAD MEAN MACHINE

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    Some latest pictures...from yesterday afternoon.

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    Its only the Phantom that can make a 60 look reasonably sized. Great work.

    That 60 is just beautiful. Is it yours?
    Flat six flattening things out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    DIY spray painting...getting the front bezel to look a matching black, rather than a stark white.

    Oh...and our one-eyed dog, Mojo, in the last picture, as well.

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    What happened to Mojo there?
    Flat six flattening things out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamzahF View Post
    Its only the Phantom that can make a 60 look reasonably sized. Great work.

    That 60 is just beautiful. Is it yours?
    No, it isn't mine. And it is indeed, an incredibly beautiful 60 series. I got to talking to the owner for a while. It's in genuine condition, and pretty much pristine, inside and out.

    Mojo (when he was much younger) managed to injure his eye so badly, that having it removed surgically was the only option. That doesn't mean that he is loved any less, by all family members though.
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    Sir .. how about these type indicators under the front head lights....

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    Hasan: that entire front is from an earlier model FJ40 (I would say, from the 1970s). The rounded bezel, the vents below the radiator, and the round indicators underneath the grille are from a different year altogether. That doesn't mean I don't like them...it just means that I'd much rather stick to the present setup, with the indicators on the sides of the cowl, instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    No, it isn't mine. And it is indeed, an incredibly beautiful 60 series. I got to talking to the owner for a while. It's in genuine condition, and pretty much pristine, inside and out.

    Mojo (when he was much younger) managed to injure his eye so badly, that having it removed surgically was the only option. That doesn't mean that he is loved any less, by all family members though.
    sorry to be off topic but i am a dog lover.Can you tell me where was Mojo operated? BTW he is looking quite handsome

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    Sir, you are right.. i didnt know the difference before u explained it in detail.. Thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadhafeez View Post
    DIY spray painting...getting the front bezel to look a matching black, rather than a stark white.

    Oh...and our one-eyed dog, Mojo, in the last picture, as well.

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    FYI sir please do treat your range rover that bumpers is quite much dry and needs good care,try contacting agian detailing crew or ahmadyar bahi for treatment or do it your self and become a detailer lool and how about taking the phantom too raja bazar will pull out a great crowd and who corrolla kai sath kharii kar kai cow ki badnami kar rahaye thaye ap sir
    miles to go

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    Quote Originally Posted by doc.tarzan View Post
    sorry to be off topic but i am a dog lover.Can you tell me where was Mojo operated? BTW he is looking quite handsome
    He IS quite handsome Doc Sb!

    We've had Mojo and Juno (the female) since they were puppies that could fit within the palm of one's hand. When he was about 5 months old, Mojo injured his eye, which was surgically removed by a Vet in the District Veterinary hospital in Gujrat. He's been trouble-free for about 2 years, now.
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