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We Bought an Auto Rickshaw Today

The latest addition to our family.

I know it doesn't look like much, but Mike compares it Charlie Brown's Christmas tree. All it needs is a little love.

For the last few weeks we've been networking with various elements of Hyderabad's auto rickshaw and motorcycle world. (See my previous post about this.) We looked at quite a few; we made offers that were too low and rejected prices that were too high. When Mike mentioned the project to some friends of his who do custom motorcycle detailing, though, they got excited and jumped on the chance to do the work for us. They found us an auto for sale right around the corner from their shop and the seller accepted our offer -- a price that was the lowest of all those that had been on the table with other sellers. The bike detailers have a metal fabrication guy who happens to be an auto driver so they are confident they can get the project done. 

We'll be removing the canvas top and ripping out the seats and engine. The rust spots will be replaced and we'll buy new wheels. It will get a whole new paint job. The front steering is still in great condition and we envision Muffin sitting on the mattress to "drive." We're going to wire the instrument panel with switches, lights, and a horn. 

We can totally see it as a bed.


Linda Roy said…
What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to my Monday hop!
EIMOR Customs said…
Great write up...
It is a pleasure to be a part of this build Stephie.
We will make it the best stuff that u carry to US as a memento.

MJ and Saikat
EIMOR Customs said…
Great write up...
It is a pleasure to be a part of this build Stephie.
We will make it the best stuff that u carry to US as a memento.

MJ and Saikat
custom bullets said…
Really I liked your idea, bye the old stuff and customize into into a new way's and I think it works it can be good source of income.
Anonymous said…
Hello guys,

Basically the service from Eimor Customs has gone down by each day since then it seems. I have had a project pending with their team since June and they have been very lethargic about the entire thing. No proper detailed quote about a custom paint job/build and no response what so ever. The communication part sucks.

Hopefully others will get better service.

A common motorcycle enthusiast.

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