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Old 7th December 2008, 10:23   #1
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Hi guys, this is my first thread and my first jeep project. I wanted to build a one of a kind offroader which could take me anywhere. I loved the mm540 from the first day i saw it and allways wished to own one some day. My dream came true when a friend of mine told me about a mm540 which was put on sale by his friend.
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Old 7th December 2008, 13:44   #2
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wow thats another MM540 reincarnation happening. Do let us know what all you plan to do. Im also currently working on a similar thread, hopefully we can share some ideas.

All the best.
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Hi Prmd_cochin its really good to see so many guys doing jeeps we can sure get good ideas from each other.
To continue with my story i bought the jeep because the engine was very good and the battery was new. The deal was made for Rs41,000. Its a 92 model. Well i started work on it in august. The jeep was totally stripped down and the body work was done,first the new floor was made and put on and then then the whole body shell was removed. Here are some pics
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Here are some pics of the body work getting done.
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The deal was made for Rs41,000.
Wow.. what a great deal. That too with a nice engine and new battery. I am jeoleous. If you know any other 540 in the similar condition and price, I am ready to buy one for me too.
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Wow.. what a great deal. That too with a nice engine and new battery. I am jeoleous. If you know any other 540 in the similar condition and price, I am ready to buy one for me too.
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looks like a 2WD. Are you planning to convert it to a 4WD ??
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All the best on your Jeep project Wicked !!!!!

Keep us posted.

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Old 8th December 2008, 17:26   #9
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hi guys, as i had said earlier that the work on the jeep had started in August from then the bodywork is completed and now the 4wd conversion is on. here are some more pics.
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After trying in vain to find the fender flares of the army jeeps and did not find any i decided to make tube fenders. This is how i made them and how they turned out.
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Hey whicked wheels, which is that white coloured 'jeep' in the background?

What all are the cosmetic items do you plan to do? Colour? Tyre? Hard or soft top? Im eager, hopefully i can get some ideas from you.

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Hey congrats on getting a good engine.
I will be following the thread closely. Keep updating us with all the details of the work that you are doing on your Jeep with the cost of the job too.

Best of luck
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[quote=prmd_cochin;1084108]Hey whicked wheels, which is that white coloured 'jeep' in the background?

Thats a land crusier FJ40 4wd with a toyota 3c engine and 5speed gearbox. It belong's to a friend of my.
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Hey whicked wheels, which is that white coloured 'jeep' in the background?
I think thats a Toyota FJ40?

Dear whicked wheels:
Your jeep will certainly look aggressive when finished. Nice & Unique job.

BTW, I saw on the net that there was only one CJ-4A Produced as a concept Jeep. It had grill of CJ-5 & Fenders & frame of CJ-3.
Found it by random Googling
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Old 9th December 2008, 09:40   #15
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This is the list of the work and the cost.
1) De-denting and painting:- rs20,000
2) Bucket seats :- rs3,500
3) Seat covers fixed type :-rs5,000
4) Maxiss mudzilla's tyres 31x10.5-15 :-rs8,500
5) Wheel widening :-rs5,000
6) Hood and carpet mats :-rs10,500
7) 4wd full set:-rs15,000
8) spares :-rs10,000
9) Full rollcage, rock sliders ,bullbars:-rs????
10) On board air system:-rs15,000
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