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Old 1st March 2013, 18:55   #226
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I love how the Jerry can is used to support the running board. It struck me as I was scrolling down. The jerry can is an essential part of the 4X4 world... Only i did not realise that, not just being a mere cosmetic effect on some vehicles, it is playing a good supportive role already before the vehicle hits the tarmac.

On that note, I would like to ask you if you have any ideas for the rear, the spare wheel mount, a possible Jerry can(i doubt if you will indulge), etc etc...??
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I love how the Jerry can is used to support the running board. It struck me as I was scrolling down. The jerry can is an essential part of the 4X4 world... Only i did not realise that, not just being a mere cosmetic effect on some vehicles, it is playing a good supportive role already before the vehicle hits the tarmac.

On that note, I would like to ask you if you have any ideas for the rear, the spare wheel mount, a possible Jerry can(i doubt if you will indulge), etc etc...??
Sharp eyes Teja! The jerry can keeps coming in handy.
I am looking for the right position for the can and will choose the left side behind the door or the left side front between the door and front mud guard. The right side step where the mudguard swoops down will be where the "h-lift extreme", is fitted.
Unfortunately the spare wheel will have to be located inside as the wheel and tyre combination are just too heavy for any other location.
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Unfortunately the spare wheel will have to be located inside as the wheel and tyre combination are just too heavy for any other location.
Exactly my thought. Those monster tires and the rims will weigh a ton and you will end up having issues with alignment on the rear door and the locks... much akin to what the old Safari owners see.

I have seen a bull bar like equipment that some Thar owners have installed at the back and that supports the wheel nicely. The bar is a rectangular hollow pipe like thing. Maybe it is better I post a pic or pics...

Check this link..

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/he...ement-1259802/

... some heavy duty hinges. Quite good looking too. Only i think you might need to strengthen the door from inside to still be able to hold the weight. Like building a frame and then building the door around it.

Here are some pics. The one with the Jerry can is interesting but is not a looker. I liked the one that stands out to some extent and holds a large tire. But then again, there are the high lift jack placement etc. Just suggestions here..

Good luck and once you are done, I am booking a ticket to wherever it is to see this in flesh.

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I think I was too excited when I was writing the last post. I did not take into account the fact that the rear door lowers down to open and in such a scenario, you cannot fix a tire to the rear door as the door will never open all the way down.

Right now it looks like you will have to either keep the wheel inside as you said(which might make the dicky floor too high and not suitable for storing and retrieving luggage), or you might have to fabricate a frame that closes horizontally over the original door. With the frame idea, like in the first pic(in my previous post), the tire will be held outside and will look nice and fancy but that will mean opening two doors each time and also i am not sure if you will like it aesthetically.

Personally, I feel it will give the vehicle some extra length and proportion as the rear overhang is too less. Also as the rear overhang is less, you cannot possibly place the tire in the underbelly like in Safari Storme or Duster. If that can be managed, it is the perfect place to keep it as lowering and lifting a tire to chest height to place it on the rear door might even cause back injury.

as much as I dislike the look of the Safari Storme's rear, i think the idea of placing the tire in the rear underbelly is a super cool way of storing a tire and it is a breeze to remove and replace.

Good luck with that one Jyobeb!

Cheers Teja.
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I would have to fabricate a frame mounted on the chassis and fixed to the side of the body, if I need to mount the spare wheel on the outside.

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Hi Jyobeb,

How it it coming along with that monster? We are eagerly awaiting more updates. Please post any recent developments.

I know it is just twenty days from your last post and 20 days in the world of welders and bodybuilders(pun intended) is not a lot. Still looking forward!!

Teja.

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The front spacers ready for installation.
HI,

What material you are using for spacer and what is the thickness of the spacer plate.


thanx..
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Spacers are machines from MS and spacers are 1" thick in front and 1.25" in the back.
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Hi Beboy,

Any update? Its been a month since last update. I am religiously following this thread and have made a mental note that whenever I cross Madurai or pass from near by I will come over to your place and bow before you and your machine!!

Keep up the good work

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p.s. the joint of wheel arch and foot-board does not looks like a designed solution. Sticking out like a sore thumb.
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Excruciatingly slowly.
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Beboy,

Thank you for those pictures. I just love how the bed of the vehicle is so flat. The wheel arches practically dont intrude at all. That will give you a lot of place and a lot of freedom to design the interiors. The rear parcel door looks perfectly aligned and I can already imagine how it would be camping with this vehicle. Just get off the road, choose a trail, get to the end of the trail and go a little further, and then set up camp. Wow... once again, thank you for the much needed refreshment.

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A few more pics. Work has slowed down because another vehicle needed to be completed urgently.

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Some more pics and the fabrication of my hi-lift mount.
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Hi there jyobeb,

Been watching your build through the pages. Must congratulate you on your vision. Honestly, I was apprehensive of how your chassis, wheels and body would come together, and must admit, am very impressed.

Good effort by you to take care in every step of the build. And a big Thanks for sharing it with us.

Hope you dont mind a few friendly suggestions:

1. See if you can get a hold of a sandblaster, and do a mild polish of your cast parts from your engine to bring back that new look. There is a sandblasting gun attachment easily available from "Pilot" that you can use with any compressed air source and do it yourself.
2. Have you thought about an internal rollcage? Now looks like a good time to work on it.
3. Consider a non upholstered interior with screw on "diamond plate" panels, backed with Dynamat.
4. Please see if you can check if the spacers you have machined for your wheels are "Balanced".

Looking forward to the finished product, and good luck.

Cheers.
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