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Old 16th December 2009, 12:09   #286
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Good pics and videos, all, keep them coming ! neoranjit, hope you are listening?


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....@Vikram, I did not know you do off roading too ! ...


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...Angel arrives yes the blue gypsy with Ali ....
Angel ???
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@Vikram, I did not know you do off roading too ! Pardon my ignorance.
LOL, even i did not know , nevermind!


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Also, what is that Brown 'thingy' in the front . ( Bottom of radiator grille ) . what does it do ?

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That is a fabricated shield to protect the A/C condenser
Its can be called a skid plate too!

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also tell me if there is anyway i could get your or atleast close to your vehicle silencer sound . You vehicle is like a " College Dude " Vehicle sir.
I passed out of BE in 1995 and all i could afford at that point was to put a hole into my dad's m800 - the hole was created naturally by ripping it

About the sound, we'll talk in person. And since you've made me "feel young", maybe i could do this sound thing for you too!!


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Good pics and videos, all, keep them coming ! neoranjit, hope you are listening?
@BT aka Angel's owner : Neoranjit has decided to catch up on all lost energy spent last sunday, so no point in asking him
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I can only see pictures of neoranjit shooting pictures.
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I can only see pictures of neoranjit shooting pictures.
Atleast, we got to see Neo, where were you Mr. Nitrous? Heard you were going to surprise with the 4x4 you are building ? Whats all this happening behind the scenes ?

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My first OTR
4.30 am : woke up and switched off the alarm which was set to go off at 5.00 am
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Now finally for the photograph . very little of them as I was driving and running up and down with battery and spanner and so on.
Hey dude,

Really you rocked man....and had a nice a experience.

ll join with you next OTR, once my CJ4 is ready...

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Great pics and a great OTR. rightfully orangie stands out (clap clap)

Is this place near Madurandakam (sorry if i misspelt it)...

OT - How many (non-TN) guys know this river was flodded as recently as mid-09 and many a life was lost along its banks... Sad what global warming is doing to BIG rivers!!!
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Well, did not want to create a post to say 'wonderful', 'great' etc.

but then can't resist

You guys did have a wonderful time, great fun and adventure.

The FANTA looks too nice, really stands out in the lot. Congrats Arjun.

Photos make me wish i was there.

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me too 1995 pass out. B.Com degree.
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more pics again at obstacle 2. Was not there when the 540 got stuck in water as I was with propeller waiting for Md.Ali , so no pictures of that. On the whole had a blast of a day!
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Old 16th December 2009, 16:10   #294
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Some random photos from the lot,
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It can be called a skid plate too!
Ok let me rephrase that -"Its a condenser shield that doubles up as a skid plate " and vice versa
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Guys , have been busy with some work. Give me a couple of days. Will post some
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ABS too good picture's . Thank you very much . I owe you a drive when my CJ3B is ready .

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Thanks Headers for giving value for my POV.
First, I was stupid to do that obstacle in someone else's vehicle without knowing its mechanicals. I could have got away in the Prowler, I'll explain why below.
It was not a impossible crossing, the precautions were taken - 1. checked the sand consistancy around the pit. 2. The depth of water was walked, measured and compared with the vehicle. 3. Sinking of sand was analysed. 4. Entry and exit angles were checked.
We did everything about the terrain, but nothing about the vehicle where we got caught. I planned it in such a way that the moment the 540 dipped in, there was a slight climb and I believed that it would make it, so the engine will be out and even if I get stuck only the rear part will be stuck. But it didn't happen, the moment I went in the engine stalled and stopped before the climb. After we recoverd the 540, I found that the air filter's intake tube was brought near the radiator and was angled down for about 4 inches as if it was planned ahead to drink water. So, the moment the 540 went in the first thing to happen was it sucked water. If I had checked the engine bay before, I would have turned the bend upwards and MAYBE I could have made it. Now, Prowler has a snorkel and has a better chance of making it.
So, my POV is, don't take any small detail for granted. Unless you have detailed knowledge about both the vehicle and the terrain, don't try any obstacle.
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Doc,

I know the prowler has a snorkel but taking the height of the engine bay, wouldn't it have been a problem because the whole engine bay would have gone under water.

But again provided the front cleared the water with the momentum, it could have been a scenario where just the rear is stuck and even then going by the how the sand kept filling in around the edges, the prowler could have come out easily.

But again sir, I think you took the best desicion considering what we knew about the siuation then. That MM540 was pretty tall.
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after looking at this i feel like finishing my jeep restoration asap...
man i miss the Rush....
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Doc,

I know the prowler has a snorkel but taking the height of the engine bay, wouldn't it have been a problem because the whole engine bay would have gone under water.

But again provided the front cleared the water with the momentum, it could have been a scenario where just the rear is stuck and even then going by the how the sand kept filling in around the edges, the prowler could have come out easily.
Bala, Doc, I doubt the Prowler would have come out of that obstacle, inspite of snorkel etc. cos the sand was like quicksand sucking everything IN.

The decision to take the 540 came about as it was the tallest and even if stuck the prowler had a winch to tow it out.

Ofcourse the gypsy here was just a glamour doll
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