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Old 23rd December 2012, 15:32   #196
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@ Beboy: Amazing work and what an amount of patience you have with regards to sourcing only the parts that you wanted.Sirji, where exactly in Madurai are you building this beast. I've been wanting to meet you and see this build live for a while now. Hope to spot this beast LIVE in Madurai before new year dawns
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Old 27th December 2012, 00:57   #197
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Bought myself a Bantam trailer for my wagon.

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Old 16th January 2013, 14:25   #198
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Slowly, slowly, slooooowwwwwllllly!
Jyobeb... with that look, please dont ever get in to my rear view mirror... I might do one or all of the following things:

1. Turn back to look at it and hit something ahead
2. Be scared and swerve to a side give way to that monster

Simply awe inspiring... I am making that trip to Madurai sometime to see it in flesh... till then.. Cheers!!
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Old 18th January 2013, 09:47   #199
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Ha ha ha! Looks quite intimidating huh? Hopefully it will turn out to be as impressive off the road!!!
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Old 30th January 2013, 00:30   #200
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I have been steadily working on the Wagon and the body work is progressing!
I ran into a bit of a pickle when I realised that I could not fit a big enough vacuum brake booster inside the engine bay due to space constraints. I decided to fix a Swaraj mazda brake assembly which fits inside the passenger area which would give me sufficient braking power.
I have also fitted a Pajero, collapsible steering wheel assembly.
The side fenders have also been extended.
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-How long before it's ready?
-Decided on the color?
-The Safari chassis is reasonably good at articulation so this should do pretty well Offroad. Have you done something to the front suspension to account for the extra weight of the 14B?
-Please ensure you've one part from every car manufacturer used in this monster!
So far we've Tata, DCM Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi and a few more that I forget. It's only fair
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@ Jyobeb ; thanks for sharing this in minute details.

It is helping me to think for my dream of making a Jeep of my own . This thread is a great learning experience . I will have to save every page of this for references even offline .

A small Query , what kind of Braking Setup you are using for this monster ? I am interested in knowing the TMC specs & the wheel cyl specs .

I am watching & some day I might turn up to your place to see ( feel ) this in flesh , dont be surprised

btw what class they are applying for the trailer registration ? hope its already registered .

Sudarshan

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-How long before it's ready?
-Decided on the color?
-The Safari chassis is reasonably good at articulation so this should do pretty well Offroad. Have you done something to the front suspension to account for the extra weight of the 14B?
-Please ensure you've one part from every car manufacturer used in this monster!
So far we've Tata, DCM Toyota, Mazda, Mitsubishi and a few more that I forget. It's only fair
We are finding rust at every stage and hidden nook and that is slowing down progress!! The Safari has a little better articulation when the sway bar is removed and I will have to figure out a way to do that quickly. As the front suspension is Tosion bar sprung, I can adjust easily. The engine weight can be compensated by using the 3.0 dicor torsion bars, I guess!

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@ Jyobeb ; thanks for sharing this in minute details.

It is helping me to think for my dream of making a Jeep of my own . This thread is a great learning experience . I will have to save every page of this for references even offline .

A small Query , what kind of Braking Setup you are using for this monster ? I am interested in knowing the TMC specs & the wheel cyl specs .

I am watching & some day I might turn up to your place to see ( feel ) this in flesh , dont be surprised

btw what class they are applying for the trailer registration ? hope its already registered .

Sudarshan
Sudarshan, I am in the process of up-grading to the Safari 2.2 front brake setup with ventilated discs and two pot calipers. I am fairly sure that along with the Mazda booster/MC setup, the braking will be sufficient.
The rear however, I am not touching for the present. Ideally I would like to have discs at the rear, and the rear diff from the Aria 4X4 (with LSD) is something I am looking at, if I manage to get the matching diff ratio.
I have written to Spicer and they have not bothered to even acknowledge my mail!
To be honest, I have no idea how my trailer will be registered. I only know that it will have its own number and will be registered as a 1/4 ton trailer.
It will be my pleasure to have you visit!
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Old 30th January 2013, 11:54   #204
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The Safari has a little better articulation when the sway bar is removed and I will have to figure out a way to do that quickly. As the front suspension is Tosion bar sprung, I can adjust easily. The engine weight can be compensated by using the 3.0 dicor torsion bars, I guess!
Are you planning on a way to enable/disable sway bars on the Safari? I ask because it would be a scary proposition to drive one without it. Long time back when I had a Sierra and the rear sway bar came off from one side on the highway and driving/overtaking felt, for lack of a better word, highly-dramatic!
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Old 3rd February 2013, 10:40   #205
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I have started installation of the seats and the heavy duty aluminium radiator.

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Beboy - is the fan too close to the radiator?
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Amazing work Jyobeb sir!! This wagon already looks fabulous! Its definitely going to be a unique beast. True eyeball-catcher. I love it. It takes a lot of passion to get something like this done! Respect.

I had read this story just as you had started off. And even at the current point one can see how amazing the end product is gonna be!

Are you still taking suggestions for colours???? (Don't wanna be chota muh badi baat, but I get really excited )

My suggestion (all two tone) -

1) A rich, but slightly darker Blue with white/cream. (taking into account your daughters choice)

2) Medium grey with white/cream.

3) Deep grey with blue

4) Slightly funky - Deep grey with maroon / red

Cheers!! Waiting for updates.
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Beboy - is the fan too close to the radiator?
1 inch gap Santosh. Is that in-sufficient? If more space is required I may have to use an electric fan.
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Amazing work Jyobeb sir!! This wagon already looks fabulous! Its definitely going to be a unique beast. True eyeball-catcher. I love it. It takes a lot of passion to get something like this done! Respect.

I had read this story just as you had started off. And even at the current point one can see how amazing the end product is gonna be!

Are you still taking suggestions for colours???? (Don't wanna be chota muh badi baat, but I get really excited )

My suggestion (all two tone) -

1) A rich, but slightly darker Blue with white/cream. (taking into account your daughters choice)

2) Medium grey with white/cream.

3) Deep grey with blue

4) Slightly funky - Deep grey with maroon / red

Cheers!! Waiting for updates.
Thanks man! Your encouragement is very satisfying.
I should do a photoshop with your color suggestions.
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Achaya,

What seats are those?

Look very comfy.


Switch to electric fan, life is fully peaceful after that.
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