The Bizzare Transformation of Force Gurkha into a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen
Ever thought how enticing it could be to revamp your old car, dumped in your garage? This could indeed be an enthralling experience to add some muscle and pump in new blood into a dead car lying unused in the junkyard. Although, it could be challenging, but if you are willing to experiment this could turn out by be an intoxicating experience. Here is an old-school Gurkha transformed along the lines of Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.
The Force Gurkha is vastly inexpensive compared to Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen which makes it a feasible choice for re-styling. It is important to pick the right vehicle that can match or can be styled in tandem with the model you aspire to transform into (virtual transformation).
The obvious challenges with makeovers are to alter design elements and make it visually as similar to the aspiring car as much possible. With Force Gurkha, roof panels needed to be flattened and the wheel arches were replaced with the Mercedes’. Round the back, the tail-lamps and bumper were also changed.
Fitting new parts into the vehicle is an even bigger challenge which requires a lot of fabrication hence a toy scale model can be used for easing things out.
The Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen comes with a single large window and the most feasible option was to retain the original shape of window. In front it gets Mercedes-Benz logo, headlight units and DRLs.
Other jobs like new body colour, new alloys etc bring out a concrete change in the vehicle, transforming the entire look. Engine specs have been retained with the vehicle using the original 2.6-litre CRDi turbo diesel engine good for 85bhp and 230Nm mated to a five-speed manual unit and supported by a 4×4 system.