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Old 22nd January 2009, 11:11   #16
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Sharath,

It was great talking to you.

It feels great seeing a long time dream coming true in front of your eyes.

Want to join but buddy, we mortals dont have many choices in life! Do let me know if I can be of any help.

Best of luck for the endeavour.

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i met ub sir yesterday, went to gurgaon in his jeep,8181, (if u see his orkut a/c you will see pix of it), without the hood, me and my wife had a nice chilly drive , spoke to him at length of our jeep.
some points which were in my mind, which i want suggestions and ideas on from everyone.

1. roll cage ...yes or no? yes for safety , no for it destroys the character of an open jeep. also any standard designs which are used, any one aware of? as in with scientifically tested and designed for safety .

2. where all can one have some safe storage space in a jeep? as i plan a long trip so need a place to lock in my camera and other valuables? ideas please for a cj 3a

3. normal jeep seats of car type bucket seats? keeping in mind that they would be exposed to the elements more often than not .

4. which tyres to put , for both on and off road the same set should work. ub sir suggests mrf big rover, i feel they are too unable for either role

5. ventilation window frame of the fixed variety

6. anyother usefull suggestion for practical use and comfort (eeeeks...in a jeep.....i gotta be kidding)

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Old 27th January 2009, 11:34   #18
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i met ub sir yesterday, went to gurgaon in his jeep,8181, (if u see his orkut a/c you will see pix of it), without the hood, me and my wife had a nice chilly drive , spoke to him at length of our jeep.
some points which were in my mind, which i want suggestions and ideas on from everyone.

1. roll cage ...yes or no? yes for safety , no for it destroys the character of an open jeep.
2. where all can one have some safe storage space in a jeep? as i plan a long trip so need a place to lock in my camera and other valuables? ideas please for a cj 3a
3. normal jeep seats of car type bucket seats? keeping in mind that they would be exposed to the elements more often than not .
4. which tyres to put , for both on and off road the same set should work. ub sir suggests mrf big rover, i feel they are too unable for either role

5. ventilation window frame of the fixed variety

6. anyother usefull suggestion for practical use and comfort (eeeeks...in a jeep.....i gotta be kidding)
Nice to hear that the golden 8181 is running again, thats an amazing 440!
Just to share some ideas:
1. Roll cage- yes, since you are planning for a long trip and there is not much of safety provision in jeeps, its better to go for a basic yet strong roll cage set-up.
2. There is an amazing gypsy (belongs to gotzuk here) which has a lockable rear portion. You can try out something similar.
3. Bucket seats for the comfort. You can always retain the original seats which can be mounted back after you complete the trip.
4. A difficult question for many of us people who have been searching for the same. Check out the offroad rim/tyre thread, you will get lots of inputs. Preferably some good A/T tyres will do.

If possible get fibre doors for the front and get a nice full soft-top. It will give some protection.
You will get more inputs from the experts.
-regards,
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Doc - Long time no update? Give us some pics at least! I am keen to see the legendry UBS's work!!
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trying to upload pics, but they are more than 1 mb, so figuiring a way out to downsize them, any suggestions?
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trying to upload pics, but they are more than 1 mb, so figuiring a way out to downsize them, any suggestions?
simple way is to open it in mspaint and save it again with jpg format.
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upload them to picasa or someting similar and download it again.

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trying to upload pics, but they are more than 1 mb, so figuiring a way out to downsize them, any suggestions?
In Picasa there is an option to export pics.
When you open this option, you can set the pixel size of the pics and after exported the size is considerably reduced
Check this out
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trying to upload pics, but they are more than 1 mb, so figuiring a way out to downsize them, any suggestions?
Open the picture in paint. Press Ctrl W and reduce the percentage to 60-70% (or less) and save. Check the size, if its still more, repeat the above accordingly.
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adding the pics, lets test luck this time....
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Looks neat doc! Is that the diesel motor you are installing? It was a 3200 MDI I think you had said? Are these recent pics?
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some of the pics are posted now, thanks to the cntrl w advice....made it easy for me.

the first pic is of the mdi3200 engine , which is the heart of my jeep....actually seeing the effort ub sir is putting in , i would say our jeep,(truly his jeep...hahaha)

in the next pic we are all sitting in front , with sir next to me,(and u will have to guess who is me, among the lot)

in the next one pony, sir,s son also joins in ,

posting some more now.
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these are some latest pics of the work going on the jeep
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Nice doc
I have the same Jeep meter and will be installing it in my WILLYS
BTW what are the two small round meters on either side of the big JEEP meter???

I shouldn't ask you this, but when do you expect it be ready??
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The works seems to be coming along nicely.

Did you visit UBS sir or were the pics sent to you by someone?
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