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Old 30th May 2011, 11:28   #1
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I started off towards Hyderabad in my car planning to get the CJ6 ready and so on. When i was here i realized things would take a little more time , meaning i was basically JEEPless. It was a pain to drive those big cars in city , suddenly every one started to look down upon me , it just didnt get well with me.

There were many OTRs planned and i was very restless, that when i decided i needed a small diesel JEEP . Spread the word around a few friends , and with in 2 hours i was led to a 1948 CJ3A , went to the owner next morning and bought the JEEP back with me .
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Congrats Franky! Lovely JEEP. Can't wait to see it in the flesh at Bangalore
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Good looking jeep Frankie, bit i cant believe you are driving around in a diesel CJ!
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Wonderful franky. I knew you would bring out something like this. BTW how does this fare when compared to your petrol jeep? which Engine does this CJ has?

BTW are you bringing this jeep to B'lore?
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Congrats Frankie!!

You are too lucky to find such a good Jeep in 2 hours. Now I can imagine about your connections and network of friends.

Looking forward to see your action pics in coming Bangalore OTR's.
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Old 30th May 2011, 20:51   #6
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Congrats Franky! Lovely JEEP. Can't wait to see it in the flesh at Bangalore
Thanks Suri, ill get it for sure when i come there.

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Good looking jeep Frankie, bit i cant believe you are driving around in a diesel CJ!
Why Jaggu? I think its going to look unbelievable right?

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Wonderful franky. I knew you would bring out something like this. BTW how does this fare when compared to your petrol jeep? which Engine does this CJ has?

BTW are you bringing this jeep to B'lore?
Shishir_bn this JEEP has a OM616 diesel engine mated to the original Willys 3-speed tranny with a 9/44 crown pinion. It will blow away the petrol JEEP , everything is better , i even managed to topple it . Engine is fuel efficient and stubborn , suspensions is leagues ahead of my CJ3B . Gear shift , steering too is way better.

Offroad it feels lighter to the 3B and has better composure , but have to be careful when the JEEP tilts since it has the original 48" dana 41 axles as compared to the 51" axles in my 3B. Yes i am bringing this to Bangalore after AKC.

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Congrats Frankie!!

You are too lucky to find such a good Jeep in 2 hours. Now I can imagine about your connections and network of friends.

Looking forward to see your action pics in coming Bangalore OTR's.
Cheers
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Thanks Shibu , i am lucky to have JEEP friends who are 100% into JEEPs from MBs to CJ5s . I have to miss the Bangalore sand OTR as i will still be in Hyderabad at that time.

I am looking forward to meet you Kerala Offroaders in your turf (MUNNAR) this year.
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Frank,
Congratulations!
Thats a neat body line. Wish you many safe miles.
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Guess this will go as the fastest Jeep purchase and that a really well maintained one.

Congrats on the purchase Franky.

And what was that "...i even managed to topple it..." about? 'Stretch' testing, is it?
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Congrats on the purchase. What was the cost?
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i even managed to topple it .
How did you manage to do that? and hope the damage was minimal.
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Gear shift , steering too is way better.
I am just thinking of your petrol jeep and its butter gears and steering when I took it on those rocky hills(that devi betta). man now you are telling this CJ is way better than that jeep. I am dying to put my hands on this then.
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Congrats on your new jeep. Its a real jem, and you are quite lucky to get your hands on this beauty.

Also can we know for how much did you get it for?
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Congratulations!
Thats a neat body line. Wish you many safe miles.
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Thanks Fazal bhai , by the way i saw your JEEP yesterday when i went to check out our Thar and 3B.
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Guess this will go as the fastest Jeep purchase and that a really well maintained one.

Congrats on the purchase Franky.

And what was that "...i even managed to topple it..." about? 'Stretch' testing, is it?
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How did you manage to do that? and hope the damage was minimal.
I wanted to check out the articulation and went diagonally over a big rock and the JEEP was seesawing on the front left and rear right wheels and just toppled to the right , but before it hit the ground i managed to jump out and cath hold of it and push it back.

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I am just thinking of your petrol jeep and its butter gears and steering when I took it on those rocky hills(that devi betta). man now you are telling this CJ is way better than that jeep. I am dying to put my hands on this then.
Shishir my Petrol JEEP has a mahindra gearbox, this 3A has a willys gearbox which has a much better shift quality and less play.
Very soon you can lay your hands on this little monster.

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Congrats on your new jeep. Its a real jem, and you are quite lucky to get your hands on this beauty.

Also can we know for how much did you get it for?
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Congrats on the purchase. What was the cost?
Well the price is equal to 2 restored MM540s.
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... but before it hit the ground i managed to jump out and cath hold of it and push it back...
Would have been a sight to see! Good to know that you were able to get it back on its wheels in time.

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...Well the price is equal to 2 restored MM540s.
Definitely worth I would say... but... if I say this, then does it mean that Thar pricing is spot on? (N00b assumption being 2 restored MM would at the minimum reach 7 odd lacks)

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Looks like you have taken up water weeding with the new vehicle! LOL!

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Hey Frank...what the hell is all that "greenery" on the front bumper

Did you try dredging a lake or something? LOL

BTW, this is got one awesomely clean engine bay!

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