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Old 12th January 2009, 22:23   #31
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To me this jeep looks better than the wrangler!! Barring dummy air scoop every thing else is so macho about it. Simple yet effective and toyotas 3 litre engine with 4wd is adding to its robustness at the back of my mind. Does this have a Power steering?
Well said Vinod, it did have a power steering too!

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what 3 litre dual turbo toyota engines are there? Specs please?
Not sure about the specs, might be one of the Hilux or Surf OEM one's.

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I saw this Jeep in Delhi at Karol Bagh. It is owned by a perosn who modifies cars. He had done a good job. Infact the Snorkel he has made is a good contraption. Thats what impressed me the most. The Roll Cage is week that is good for looks only. For Offroading in we need an actual rollcage protection. Overall A great looking Jeep very well made. Good paintjob. I had clicked the picture of the snorkel how it was attached on the Air Intake. Neat work only thing it need to be tested in water.

Harjeev would agree we do need a Snorkel and a Rollcage for offroading at NIOC...regds ... Amit
Yes Tusker, this is the same Jeep. The person does have a workshop near Alipur.

Regarding the roll cage, I do agree with your view and as Mandeep has initiated today we will indeed have to go this way.
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Old 12th January 2009, 22:41   #32
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Please note that the owner who himself is the modifier is still working on it and is going for the wrangler look. Thats why the bend in the front grill. I think that is the main difference in a wrangler and CJxxs.
When wrangler was introduced in 89, they had the bend in the front grill. This was called the "YJ" series. This model also had rectangular head lamps. This design was both loved and hated, probably more of hatred as the second generation wrangler, called "TJ" went back to the straighter grill and rounded headlamps of the CJs.
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probably more of hatred as the second generation wrangler, called "TJ" went back to the straighter grill and rounded headlamps of the CJs.
But still there are some difference between a Wrangler grill and an ordinary jeep grill. Mainly the width of grill slots

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Old 19th January 2009, 11:43   #34
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But still there are some difference between a Wrangler grill and an ordinary jeep grill. Mainly the width of grill slots

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Guys why do we need an exact replica when a well painted 540/550 looks just as good.

Infact I am planning to repaint my 540 and the hood to make it look better.

I have seen a white 2x4 540 realy well realy looked very good without any modification.

Redgs

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Old 19th January 2009, 15:18   #35
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i think hard core 4x4 off roadies who appriciate the true form of MM jeeps should restore or build their vehicles to its true form. ( and are doing it)

only people who want bling bling should make clones of wrangler out of their MM jeeps! ( we have plenty of these people)

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Thought this could be the appropriate thread to post about a jeep i came across in Noida. My wife spotted it 1st time sometimes back and we saw this jeep couple of times being parked in front of a newly opened Coffee joint (IIRC Cafe Style) in the Atta market. Last week, got a chance to have a close look at the jeep. From a distance initially i thought it to be a modified 540/550. But a close look at the body and the soft top forced me to think this could be an original US jeep rubicon. Managed to talk to one of the waiters and he told indeed it was an imported jeep, bought by the owner of the cafe. Posting couple of pics, excuse the poor quality due to lack of light and the cellphone's cam. Felt amazing to know someone owning such a jeep in the vicinity.
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MM540 to Wrangler conversion -  the short, crisp and simple way!!-image102.jpg

And by the way spotted another US jeep 'cherokee' couple of weeks back at Vasant Vihar area. But it was an embassy jeep and couldn't take the snaps.
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i think it is a modified mm 540/550.
the grill looks typical mm.
you can see the headlight's surrounding ring.
marked bits on picture can be sourced locally.

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but i may be wrong & it could really be jeep

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a good day light picture or t-bhp jeep gurus will be able to tell the difference.
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Its not a Rubicon for sure the A pillar gives the game away and so do those indicators in the fender and as jeepster rightly pointed out as well. A good conversion but some of the old ideas already used my many in india are also there on this jeep. The owner should not be making import claims as the car papers will say all so we cannot give him the benfit of the doubt typical cheap tricks to eliviate the novelty of the cafe!
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It is a leaf sprung vehicle, a 540.
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Well frankly speaking, its difficult for me also to digest that this is a Rubicon, but if its a modification then i must say this is the best modified 540 i have seen till now. Much much better than the normal conversions we use to see. I would be more than happy to get a soft top like this done in a jeep. I didn't talk to the owner though, may be the waiter wasn't well informed. Anyone going to the atta market area should be able to spot it in the evenings, the cafe is just opposite to the 'kebab factory'.
Alfa_kilo: that might be the most basic reason in favour of a 540

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hahaha nice try by the cafe owner to pass it off as an "imported jeep".

the half doors and its hings give it away!
the indicators on the fenders give it away!
the A pillar is too straight compared to a real rubi!

here is a photo of the Real Rubi!
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hahaha nice try by the cafe owner to pass it off as an "imported jeep".
Parm,

Must say its a good try though. Looks pretty original.

Nice find Kandisa.

Cheers !!!!!!
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Parm,

Must say its a good try though. Looks pretty original.

Nice find Kandisa.

Cheers !!!!!!
Thanks Randeep. I was just mentioning the same thing, its way better than the normal modifications we usually come across, even in Tbhp. Very neat job, very well executed.
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im sure the owner has not built it, he must have purchased from some one.

next time you are there, ask the owner few questions to get the real answers.

sure its a very good effort by the people who made this rubi look alike. hats off to the workmanship!
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It is a leaf sprung vehicle, a 540.
but isnt the Rubicon featured above also having rear leaf springs ?
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