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Old 21st September 2011, 22:27   #31
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Today I went looking for a nice pair of shoes for my jeep.
I came across a dealer who was quoting 4k for each tire and tube set .
The tyre is MRF Rover 6 and 16inches.
Planning to go for them .
@jeepster ,I can very well go for the ATF tyres though I am not sure will they be able to courier the tyres to my place in Varanasi.

One thing more , as my glass frame is in quite bad state,moreover i want to go for the openable glass frame,I enquired in local market and was quoted for Rs 2100/- and Rs500/- for new glass .
Please do tell me if thats ok.
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Old 21st September 2011, 22:50   #32
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Rs500/- for new glass .
Please do tell me if thats ok.
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I was told that double glass tinted is available in the market for Rs.750/-. Please go for that. I was told its more sturdy and more reliable. Please check with the market, i am trying to locate that, if i go thro i will let you know.
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One thing more , as my glass frame is in quite bad state,moreover i want to go for the openable glass frame,I enquired in local market and was quoted for Rs 2100/- and Rs500/- for new glass .
Please do tell me if thats ok.
Hi Praveen,

I am told the openable glass frame rattles a lot - If the jeep is subject to OTR then better avoid the same.

Ofcourse It may replace an Aircon in some places
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Hi Praveen,

I am told the openable glass frame rattles a lot - If the jeep is subject to OTR then better avoid the same.

Ofcourse It may replace an Aircon in some places
It does rattles but ,it becomes unbearably hot inside the jeep during summers and even during monsoon.
I dont intend to invest on AC as yet ,so i have to keep my jeep naturally air cooled ,So i cant do away openable glass frames and I have become quite inured to rattles
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Its been long since I last posted ,so its time for update and some more queries.My mm540 is prone to oscillations induced by jerk ,i dont know the real culprit -guesses from my side
1.It could be faulty tie rod ends .
2.No second guesses
It becomes dangerously unstable unless I brake or lower my speed ,then everything seems normal ,its completely ghostlike and unnerving
Please help me diagnose the ailment
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Old 3rd October 2011, 15:11   #36
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Its been long since I last posted ,so its time for update and some more queries.My mm540 is prone to oscillations induced by jerk ,i dont know the real culprit -guesses from my side
1.It could be faulty tie rod ends .
2.No second guesses
It becomes dangerously unstable unless I brake or lower my speed ,then everything seems normal ,its completely ghostlike and unnerving
Please help me diagnose the ailment
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Praveen,
Please check King Pin Bearing, most probably they must have gone bad, also when you do this please inspect Knuckle kit.

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Your guess is in the right direction . Search for 'death wobble' in jeeps.
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After long gap the long awaited restoration is now set and rolling with the following jobs to be undertaken alongside i have mentioned the costs quoted by the garage owner

1.Body tinkering and denting-6000/-
2.Painting with proper paint removal -15000/-
3.Engine overhaul-15000/-
4.Steering wheel replacement-600/-
5.Front Glass frame replacement-2200/-
6.All meters, head lamps ,electrical control knobs replacement -cost not quoted
7.All other mechanicals viz-gear box ,wheels bearings check up and repair
8LAST but not least arranging the front propeller shaft and axles along with the gear lever to make the front wheel drive mechanism functional

I am not sure whether the four wheel drive would need a single lever or double lever ,the garage owner says its single single lever set up and hence need to one lever to be procured.
Morever ,please guide me from where to procure the front wheel drive axles, propeller shaft and gear lever,would the after market-scrap market procurement for the front wheel drive appurtenances be ok?

waiting for your inputs
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Morever ,please guide me from where to procure the front wheel drive axles, propeller shaft and gear lever,would the after market-scrap market procurement for the front wheel drive appurtenances be ok?
Praveen Ji,
Local scrap market is best bet to find these spares, sometimes you get original and less abused spares at very good price.

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hi,

your 540 has a single shifter lever for the transfer case.

if you cant get it any where, then get a normal gearshift lever & cut/bend it for right design.

you can use other vehicles lever for the measurements.

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Old 27th December 2011, 01:29   #41
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hi,

your 540 has a single shifter lever for the transfer case.

if you cant get it any where, then get a normal gearshift lever & cut/bend it for right design.

you can use other vehicles lever for the measurements.

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Dear Nikhil, and what about the front wheel axles ,as shubhendra has suggested that I should go for the scrap market ,then how would i recognise that the axle is ok and a straight fit into my mm540, moreover I too have get a front propeller shaft .
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how would i recognise that the axle is ok and a straight fit into my mm540, moreover I too have get a front propeller shaft.
praveen singh ji,

AFAIK your jeep has 1290mm front track that is 50inch. (so it will be +-48inch for drum to drum length)

so get a measuring tape & search for a exact replica of your axle ,by measuring its length. (just make sure it has a diff-housing )
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for the prop shaft see following post. (just replace the cj3b with mm540 )
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The TRICK!!!!!!I give it to a pro who is makes prop-shafts for Ashok Leyland.

1) Get the CJ3B (mm540) Size Yoke and Splined Yoke.

2) Get SEAMLESS Tubing from the industrial Estate and mention is is for a Prop Shaft.

Match the Length, OD & ID (OD-ID = Thickness of the tube).

Check the OD of the Yoke (neck which will go inside the Tube).

Fix the Yoke and Splined Yoke at either ends of the tube, and align them in phase then mark the tube at 90Degrees and yokes for alignment.(4 Marks on each end of the tube.

Check the alignment.

Spot weld the Tube and Yoke at the 4 Alignment Marks.

Spot weld the Tube and Splined Yoke at the 4 Alignment Marks.

Check the Alignment.

Weld the Yoke and let it cool down completely.

Check the Alignment.

Weld the Splined Yoke and let it cool down completely.

If need be dynamically balance the Prop-Shaft.

Attach the Felt Seal on the Splined Yoke.

Fit the UJ's .

Grease the Splined Yoke.

Check the Alignment & Prop-Shaft in Phase.

Fit in the vehicle.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...ml#post2282350 (All questions for CJ 3B)
or you can buy a old one at the same scrap yard.

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I have procured the front axles along with the propeller shaft for the front wheel drive.The propeller shaft need a bit of surgical tweaking before it becomes jeep worthy .
Now i need a pair of lambda free wheeling hubs and four wheel gear lever.
Any idea where can get them in NCR ?
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I am in the middle of the hasty jeep restoration after waiting for a while ,I say it hasty because I want to get hold of it ASAP.
Please tell me whether its advisable to go for the tinkering and painting without dismantling the body from the chassis or as I have planned to go for painting the underbelly and chassis and changing the body bolts .
The mechanic says it does NOT need the whole hog job and moreover the the original arrangement of the hard top would never be restored once its dislodged,though i was least convinced still I gave in considering the time and cost overuns .
I seriously want to go for dismantling the whole body way of restoration
Jeep gurus please enlighten me and help me take the informed decision .
As of now
1.The engine has been overhauled with MM OEM parts.
2.Gear box needed minor repair.
3.New glass frame bought.
4.New steering wheel bought.
5.All body nuts of TVS bought .
6.Minor tinkering done .
7.Front propeller shaft and front axles procured -
I need four lever actuator lever earnestly
8.Seat cover and insulation materials bought and given for repair
- I am keeping the original seat .
9.PAINT JOB - COLOR OF PAINT STILL UNDECIDED ,
I need to choose color urgently

Whole cost is pegged at 45k and 50k range.
Please respond ASAP.

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This is a good deal for the price. Its interesting how you end up buying a jeep when you had gone scouting for just an engine. Perhaps, you could now do this one up and bid farewell to the CJ500D that you have? If engine and g/b are in good shape half the job is already done!

Happy Jeeping!

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wow
looks is much better shape.

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This is a faar better conditioned jeep than your CJ500... Some better pics of exterior and under body after the wash please. 65K is a steal for a 4wd 540 these days.

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Please tell me whether its advisable to go for the tinkering and painting without dismantling the body from the chassis or as I have planned to go for painting the underbelly and chassis and changing the body bolts .
The mechanic says it does NOT need the whole hog job and moreover the the original arrangement of the hard top would never be restored once its dislodged,though i was least convinced still I gave in considering the time and cost overuns .

9.PAINT JOB - COLOR OF PAINT STILL UNDECIDED ,
I need to choose color urgently

Whole cost is pegged at 45k and 50k range.
Please respond ASAP.
Hi Praveen,
I'd suggest you go all the way and get your body off the chassis and do a cleanup, tinkering and paint job. MM Thars have been seen to rust by the time they get delivered so you can imagine the ageing of a MM540.
In terms of color, stick to what your Registration book says as changing a color can be illegal (at least in Gujarat). Else a matt olive green or sand would be a classic choice!

Cheers,
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