Baba was a very talented mechanic. He started his career as a mechanic at Karachi (1971), and later shifted to Abbottabad, his native village ('87). In good old days, when he was in Karachi, he was a thoroughly handsome, extremely strong young man, with long, hair and beard. Shortly we will upload some of his long-forgotten pictures. He dared to go alone, and unaided, into the wild wild West: NWFP, and Balochistan, on off-roading trips, much before the current hype of off-roading internationally.
In the late 80's, he was the first, that I know of, who swapped an engine in a Dozer (probably because of the clutch mechanism & multiple hydraulic systems).
I was fortunate to have sat with him on numerous occasions, discussing the pros & cons of various off-roading vehicles, and techniques. Once, when I was young, I skidded on snow, and hit another vehicle. Baba bull-shitted me thoroughly, and then demonstrated the exact technique for controlling skid on ice. I had the green Nissan then (pc above).
In good old days, once, I visited Nathiagali in something like 2 + feet of snow on the road (much bigger heaps on the sides). And Baba came in his Austin, the same as you see on Pakwheels. When he saw the tracks, he told Irshad (Veitnam) that this must be that crazy doctor with half a brain. And sure enough it was me, with some friends, sitting in Nathiagali, around a fire and trying to Bar B Q some meat.
More next time, Insha Allah