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Old 11th January 2009, 21:26   #1
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Default MM540 to Wrangler conversion - the short, crisp and simple way!!

Guys!!

Its been a rather busy last 15 days for me. Lots of work, a great Outing, Missed 2 great OTRs :( Not the way I wanted the year to start.

Anyways!

Yesterday, while on the way to shopping with my wifey (everyone does it ), I saw this Red Jeep parked on the road and the moment I saw it, I just pulled down suddenly and ran towards it. My wife was taken aback as she did not took notice of the jeep.

The jeep was a support vehicle of an imported Toyota car that was being test driven after an engine overhaul and the car had developed some problem.

The jeep was so amazingly done, I was literally stunned seeing the beauty.

A simple MM540 modified to look like a wrangler with many small details taken care of (notice the slightly bent front grill, the fuel intake cap, the head lights and indicators inscribed in the fenders).

Here goes the pictorial description as I do not have more words to say
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Old 11th January 2009, 22:15   #2
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Nice! Is the dash from an MM540?
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it looks like a bolero's dash
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i very well appriciate the effort put into making the jeep. just need some fine tuning and finer details.

liked:
1. over all look of the jeep.
2. dashboard.
3. fuel cap.
4. tyres
5. wheels.
6. half doors.

disliked:
1. rear bumper.
2. roll cage.
3. side steps.
4. front indicators in the fender.(they would have looked niced under the headlights).
5. snorkel.
6. tail pipes.
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These are, of course, cosmetic changes. One wonders what mech changes it might also have. It is a matter of personal taste certainly but for myself I would consider it simply a waste of money to tilt the grill, indent the filler tube etc.
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Awesome spotting vinay, the Jeep looks very good. Apart from the wheels i liked the dashboard and the interior its pretty clean and functional!
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Looks good apart from that awful air scoop on the bonnet.
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i would like to keep the original look of the MM and have some adjusts done on the interior of the vehicle.
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vinayrathore, the jeep looks nice except the front indicators, the bull bar & the aweful hoodscoop. go for a better bigger indicator & modify your bull bar.
otherwise its great.
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I did not like the overall finish of jeep. The scoop on the hood looks horrible. The hyderabad OTR jeeps, particularly the green one looked much more classy. Sorry, but it is my opinion. No offense meant.
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Here are the pics of the jeep I mentioned -
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Check this post to see pics of an MM540 modified to look like wrangler:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...ml#post1003670 (Modded Cars in Kerala)

Looked like they imported body parts, cladding etc. and did the mods.
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Here are the pics of the jeep I mentioned -
BlackPearl, the Green Jeep is not a Mahindra product, it is a Jeep from US (if I am not wrong CJ7).

All Offroaders, I always wanted to understand how practical it is to fit a snorkel on a MM5x0. Just by fitting the proper snorkel, can it be taken into the deep water, if yes, upto to how depth. I am worried that the exhaust pipe will be in the water and which can be a issue. Also the fuel pump and other electicals can also cause an issue.

Can I pls know your expers comments on this.
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That Jeep seems to be a 2WD!

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All Offroaders, I always wanted to understand how practical it is to fit a snorkel on a MM5x0. Just by fitting the proper snorkel, can it be taken into the deep water, if yes, upto to how depth. I am worried that the exhaust pipe will be in the water and which can be a issue. Also the fuel pump and other electicals can also cause an issue.
This has already been discussed in some 4x4 thread. Dont go by you tube videos showing some stuff, IMO, one can do a 3 foot water crossing without a snorkel and it does not matter if your silencer is underwater!
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The red one is an awesome find. Tastefully done up. You have to give some concession to the owner for the scoop and twin tail pipes, he got most of it right.

This looks to be more of a 'chik-magnet' than a proper 4x4.
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