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Old 17th September 2012, 18:30   #31
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Thanks Fazalbhai.

I have lost count the number of times I have gone through your Lynx thread.
Unfortunately, I have zero mechanical knowledge, am just happy if things are working the way they should and going through your thread makes it even more obvious! I would love to learn though and yes, rest assured I will definitely be getting in touch and am very much looking forward to that.
Gautam,

I am sure you have also gone through the 'making of the Lynx thread' (link below) which is more helpful in knowing the process of a build, advices, decisions, trial and error, failures etc. until the final product hit the road.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...-should-i.html (CJ3B, 'The Dog 2' or 'The Pup': Should I ??)

Building a Jeep grounds up has to start with an objective of what you want the end result to be. and what would be the application of the machine.
It is a continuous process of learning and it never stops, that's the best part of building one than buying one.

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Dear Gautam - with Fazal guiding you, everything shall be achieved.
Behram Sir,

I am humbled.

The Lynx was fortunate to be driven by you at Hyderabad and inspected again at Khapoli.
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Old 17th September 2012, 19:46   #32
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Glad to say however, that it's close and I should have it in 3-4 days time. In the meanwhile I thought I would share some pics on how the jeep looks right now.
The Willys has come quite good.
But one thing, Can you not do away with the aluminium rear door and retain the original Willys stuff.
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Old 17th September 2012, 19:51   #33
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The Willys has come quite good.
But one thing, Can you not do away with the aluminium rear door and retain the original Willys stuff.
Hi Rajeev,

Have already mentioned earlier on one of my earlier posts :

Yes, steering, meters, seats, tailgate etc will all go in Round 2 and will be original.

Round 2, my friend
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A little something that went on the jeep today!

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Hi Acclero, I think I saw your 540 too. Has a snorkel and is blue? I think they were doing something to the roll bars? We should catch up once both our rides are ready!
Yup, thats the one - its at the painter right now. We should catch up! Let me pm you my number. I see that Fazal saab has also joined the conversation - i literally bugged him a lot about the technical stuff and also where i could find parts. He is always a shout away if you need help [quote=fazalaliadil;2906079]
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Dear Gautam - with Fazal guiding you, everything shall be achieved. Remember to spend money only and exactly where required. Please post some engine compartment pictures with photographs taken from various sides. The radiator seems to be positioned too low, it may lead to cavitation problem.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Behram Sir, will get some pictures of the engine compartment tomorrow. I love the line about spending money in only the right places, no worries there Sir, it's hard earned and with Fazalbhai's advice am sure it only be spent where needed.
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So, the Jeep came home today for a couple of days so I could drive it. It's going back for some finishing touches. In the meanwhile, here are a couple of pics!

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More will follow as I take them. Pls excuse pic quality, these are taken from my phone.
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sir congrats on the Jeep , looks very neat. Now thats what i call a fast restoration . Now the SWB jeep bug is biting me more and more . If you done mind me asking , whats DJR21273?
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sir congrats on the Jeep , looks very neat. Now thats what i call a fast restoration . Now the SWB jeep bug is biting me more and more . If you done mind me asking , whats DJR21273?
Thanks for that.

DJR 21273 = My late father's initials and Army Identity Card number. I know he would have been thrilled with a Jeep.
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Gautam,

Your CJ3B has turned out Very neat and smart.
Looking forward to seeing it in person soon.

It is an ultimate tribute to your father and his Identity card number, a reminder of his services in our armed forces. He must be proud.
May his soul rest in peace,
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Thanks Fazalbhai. Today makes 10 months to the day since he passed. I miss him every day and can't imagine how happy he would have been to have a Jeep in the house. My guy got the numbering and lettering wrong, I wanted it done old school stencil - guess I'll just have to do it myself.

Hopefully I can bring the Jeep to you in a few days. Really looking forward to it.
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Thanks for that.

DJR 21273 = My late father's initials and Army Identity Card number. I know he would have been thrilled with a Jeep.
Wow what a unique way to pay a tribute to your father & a person who served for our country . May his soul rest in peace . Anyway congrats once again

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Here are some pic of the jeep (and my Amby) from the Deccan Heritage Automobile Assoc. and AP Tourism Vintage Car Display commemorating World Tourism Day earlier today.

Am also adding some pics of some stunning Hyderbadi Jeep examples that were present as well, including our very own Lynx. Fazalbhai, it was such an unexpected pleasure to bump into you there.

Enjoy...

My jeep in the same frame as the Lynx, that's parked next to my Amby
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The others...

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Some serious Jeep experience and knowledge in this pic...
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And finally, followed one for awhile on the way back. Such a beauty.
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Some more random pics....

The jeep is now topless and I think the best way to be. Of all the cars I have owned, nothing else comes close in terms of the sheer joy of driving



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