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Old 30th July 2011, 15:00   #31
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The Jeeps looking great. I love the colour. Any mods in mind?
Now only a Snorkel,and a diff guard.
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This is what I Really want to make. Its for the front. Can you tell me the min thickness needed for the Base plate and the Mount ?
disclaimer ---IMHO AFAIK as following


1) base plate thickness minimum .5 " Maximum .75 "

2) mount knob ( fits at right angle to base --to which D shackle attaches ) thickness Minimum .75 " maximum 1.0 "

3) bolts for base plate to chassis --thickness .5 " -- 4 Nos

4) choose appropriate dimensions suitable to your bumper & for serviceability
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Spike, Sudharsan Bhai Thanks for the inputs.

The thickness of army spec rear hooks base plate is .4" .Will do a search for 5" plate at coimbathur or else I will use the original Army D-Hooks. My plan is use the same rear hook plate on the front also.

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Spike, Sudharsan Bhai Thanks for the inputs.
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or else I will use the original Army D-Hooks.
Just find two more & the job is done , why go into unnecessary 'engineering ' exercise ?

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Just find two more & the job is done , why go into unnecessary 'engineering ' exercise ?

Sudarshan
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Just for a change and the D-Shackle on front looks better then the Army D-Hook
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The thickness of army spec rear hooks base plate is .4" .Will do a search for 5" plate at coimbathur or else I will use the original Army D-Hooks. My plan is use the same rear hook plate on the front also.
Thats not the thickness Sreejesh so its not 4''. See the plate, its bent over. It looks like a 10-12 mm thick plate at the most. I guess a 3/4th inch base plate should do if welded properly.
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Custom made D-Ring Mount for the front bumper.
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Finally, I got it Registered .

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Sudharsan,Pratheesh :-

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Which RTO is TN66?

What trouble/process you went thru to get this done?

Costs?
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Dear Sreejeshmp,
I am also eagerly longing for army mm550 .Could you please tell the how much did you paid for procuring the mm550 .
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Finally, I got it Registered .

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Hey sreejesh, Amazing journey there.

btw, is the 550 in Meenangadi restored to the same levels?

What about Gopal's? Do update me.

Tnx!!..
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SVS, TN 66 is Coimbathur central.

blueblooded , I will PM you the details or call me.

dhanushs , The Other 550 is smoother than My 550.Gopal is reliable person I know him.


Few accessories for my Jeep. Diff guard from Vijay and few hooks.

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Small DIY . I accidentally broke one of my reverse light and I was in search for a red rear light(Don't know the exact name for that type red light) so decided to build one from the broken army type reverse light.

Glass cut from a Gypsy break light and fitted in the reverse light frame.

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Now Jeep is at workshop for the Suspension rebuild . I decided to remove the extra leafs on the front and rear and kept 7 for front and 9 for rear. changed All the shackle bar, Bushes.

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Diff guard fitted its really simple and I did it myself. All we need is a 12-13 Ring Spanner and 10- TVS jeep Clutch Bolts.

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Installed Snorkel on My Jeep.

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