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Jas Gajaria

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Hey Guys, 

So I have been looking to do a Restoration of the Pajero, main focus would be the Chassis, Body and Electrical Wiring Through out. Complete Restore. Reason being there is a lot of Performance Mods that are going to be done to the Car during 2020 and I just want everything to be perfect (I have OCD that way.) It will not be a factory restore in terms of Drivetrain, but some what a Restomod project, hopefully first of its kind!

Things that I would want to do: Chassis correction and repainting/rust proofing, Body Panel Correction and Full Repaint, Electrical system Overhaul, All nuts and bolts galvanized and refreshed. 

Was looking for any Garage recommendations that can carry out such a restore diligently and within justifiable costs. Any leads would be much appreciated!

 

Cheers, 

Jas

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Wow. Seems like an awesome project. I believe the Pajero is a nobody, so not really sure about the chassis correction. But sounds like you know what you're doing. All the best and awaiting feedback from people about a competent garage to carry out this restoration job.

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In such level job, do look into Line-x application for under body protection, one of my friend's friend got the whole car cover in Line-x top and bottom - Black Tahoe.

Regarding full paint and tidying the wiring system, I highly suggest to do once you are done with all mods and tested them for few drives, so that you are 100% sure that you will be living with that setup for few years.

I got my car painted in 2017 and soon after we need to open the engine and few electrical and mechanical work and It wasn't nice.

39 minutes ago, Jas Gajaria said:

Garage recommendations that can carry out such a restore diligently and within justifiable costs.

Let me know when you find one in Dubai, Im also looking for good place desperately.

I have used Autotech in Aweer for part paint job and they were nice and reasonable, not sure about their mechanic or electrical work yet.

https://goo.gl/maps/Y6rf1We72xcKDGXg9

 

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43 minutes ago, Jas Gajaria said:

Hey Guys, 

So I have been looking to do a Restoration of the Pajero, main focus would be the Chassis, Body and Electrical Wiring Through out. Complete Restore. Reason being there is a lot of Performance Mods that are going to be done to the Car during 2020 and I just want everything to be perfect (I have OCD that way.) It will not be a factory restore in terms of Drivetrain, but some what a Restomod project, hopefully first of its kind!

Things that I would want to do: Chassis correction and repainting/rust proofing, Body Panel Correction and Full Repaint, Electrical system Overhaul, All nuts and bolts galvanized and refreshed. 

Was looking for any Garage recommendations that can carry out such a restore diligently and within justifiable costs. Any leads would be much appreciated!

 

Cheers, 

Jas

Sounds like an interesting project !

Having all these things done in one single workshop is gonna cost you serious bucks i am afraid. Alas, here are my two cents:

1) Chassis correction: can you be more specific ? Is there any specific damage ?

2) Chassis repainting / rustproofing. There are specialised companies who do this. Not so very expensive.

3) Body panel correction and full repaint: Can be done in a bodyshop (i think @Gaurav found a good one recently).

4) Electrical system overhaul. These cars are made in a very simple way, so the electrical wiring that i'd look at overhauling is mainly located in the engine bay were temperature can have created some brittle wires. Inside dashboard or something i would not even touch as it might become a can of worms. Maybe have the main starter wires and battery wires / grounds replaced.

5) Nuts and bolts galvanized. Get them blasted and either galvanized or just painted. Many small workshops do this. We work with Gopinath in Ras Al Khor for the bigger blasting and painting jobs.

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You could always bring it to this guy in Belgium:

https://www.meor.be/

He restores old Mercedes cars and sells them. Even Sheikh of Qatar is one of his customers. Check the cars for sale and how they are restored. You can eat off the floor in that workshop.

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14 minutes ago, desertdude said:

What year jero is it? Swb or lwb?

3.8 SWB Gen 3 - 2006

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3 hours ago, Frederic said:

Sounds like an interesting project !

Having all these things done in one single workshop is gonna cost you serious bucks i am afraid. Alas, here are my two cents:

1) Chassis correction: can you be more specific ? Is there any specific damage ?

2) Chassis repainting / rustproofing. There are specialised companies who do this. Not so very expensive.

3) Body panel correction and full repaint: Can be done in a bodyshop (i think @Gaurav found a good one recently).

4) Electrical system overhaul. These cars are made in a very simple way, so the electrical wiring that i'd look at overhauling is mainly located in the engine bay were temperature can have created some brittle wires. Inside dashboard or something i would not even touch as it might become a can of worms. Maybe have the main starter wires and battery wires / grounds replaced.

5) Nuts and bolts galvanized. Get them blasted and either galvanized or just painted. Many small workshops do this. We work with Gopinath in Ras Al Khor for the bigger blasting and painting jobs.

Hey Fredric, 

1) Yes I think my passenger front side is a little bent in, had a nasty ditch at the top of Super Bowl when they were doing the digging there last winter. So just want to get everything in perfect shape and strength for the future. 

4) Thats the issue right now, every month or two something electrical goes wrong, blown fuses or interior relays. So just want everything redone properly and professionally. 

My main thing is I don't want to cut corners anywhere with the build as it's a project which i look to keep for a long time, being something unique. 

2 hours ago, Frederic said:

You could always bring it to this guy in Belgium:

https://www.meor.be/

He restores old Mercedes cars and sells them. Even Sheikh of Qatar is one of his customers. Check the cars for sale and how they are restored. You can eat off the floor in that workshop.

The day I can afford his labor, you'll see me driving an Urus in the Dunes :D

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3 hours ago, Gaurav said:

In such level job, do look into Line-x application for under body protection, one of my friend's friend got the whole car cover in Line-x top and bottom - Black Tahoe.

Regarding full paint and tidying the wiring system, I highly suggest to do once you are done with all mods and tested them for few drives, so that you are 100% sure that you will be living with that setup for few years.

I got my car painted in 2017 and soon after we need to open the engine and few electrical and mechanical work and It wasn't nice.

Let me know when you find one in Dubai, Im also looking for good place desperately.

I have used Autotech in Aweer for part paint job and they were nice and reasonable, not sure about their mechanic or electrical work yet.

https://goo.gl/maps/Y6rf1We72xcKDGXg9

 

Thanks Gaurav, 

The plan is to have the drivetrain being modified while all this work is going on. So by the time everything will be ready and assembled at once. 

I'll keep you updated, I think the issue I find with UAE garages is that most owners have all the know how and expertise on the works but they aren't there 24/7 to monitor labor, just a way of doing business. 

Line-X is probably the line I will take for the Chassis!

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1 hour ago, Jas Gajaria said:

3.8 SWB Gen 3 - 2006

Beauty is the eye of the beholder and each to his own, but is that really worth spending so much money, time and effort on? After all being said and done it will still be a plastic piggy albeit slightly more shiny. 

Now if you were chopping off the bumpers giving it a proper lift, some gnarly tyres, etc etc I would be on board somewhat

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