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Old 17th December 2012, 17:21   #91
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Made a DIY base model for the custom bumper ,thinking to do it myself.
Dear Sreejeshmp - why do you guys do all this? Just use the original Jeep bumper which used to come riveted to the long members. It is the only one which looks "oh so elegant" and retains the Jeep look! Please for God's sake give it a serious thought! See, it is there on Shafeer's MM which you have only posted the photograph. It looks so 'cool". Finally it is your decision but as the vehicle is a true blue Jeep, it deserves nothing else, least of all the "production monstrosity"! If you decide to do it, ask me, please do not remove the round cross member!

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Dear Sreejeshmp - why do you guys do all this? Just use the original Jeep bumper which used to come riveted to the long members. It is the only one which looks "oh so elegant" and retains the Jeep look! Please for God's sake give it a serious thought! See, it is there on Shafeer's MM which you have only posted the photograph. It looks so 'cool". Finally it is your decision but as the vehicle is a true blue Jeep, it deserves nothing else, least of all the "production monstrosity"! If you decide to do it, ask me, please do not remove the round cross member!

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Dear Sir,

I agree with the original Jeep bumper thing which looks the best and the most practical one .

I didn't change the Original bumper of my old 550 XD and it never got a hit in Offroad conditions.

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But in case of NGCS chassis the front chassis end hight is 4.5" which is higher than the normal jeep OE bumper.

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My first plan was to buy a Jeep bumper and do the modifications but It won't look good with modifications and lot of work will be needed.

Next plan was to make one like the original bumper but with 4.75" it will lose all the character of the bumper & it will project from the front of the Jeep which will spoil the overall look of the jeep .

like this (no offense to the owner Its my personal thought)

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Then the problem was I want to make it as light as possible but should be study enough to hold the vibrations and should be easy to hammer to make it as it is after a hit. So I add few bends on the design which will give support and a unique look without disturbing the overall look of the NGCS .

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After the first test coat of paint. Its has a green shade so will be a problem to Jerrycan (RTO ),Finalized Dark Brown.

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Accessories getting ready to paint.

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If it's not olive green we should not face any problems. But the best bet will be brown. The green shade looks great though.
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After the first test coat of paint. Its has a green shade so will be a problem to Jerrycan (RTO ),Finalized Dark Brown.

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Accessories getting ready to paint.

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Nice shade. Waiting for final product.
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Painting WIP pics.

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More putty
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Toggle switch and arrangement plan .

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checked the Cosmetics.

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Today will paint the second coat and hopefully tomorrow final coat with matt clear .
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Do you plan to paint the chassis and the under body Sreejesh. I used 3M Rubber paint under the body. It is said to have Acoustic Properties. It does reduce the noise levels inside. It costs 300 per Liter. I used around 2 liters without Diluting.

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Painting WIP pics.

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More putty
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Toggle switch and arrangement plan .

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checked the Cosmetics.

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Today will paint the second coat and hopefully tomorrow final coat with matt clear .

Sree, where can i buy those tail lamps, does it also belong to old matador (tempo) vehicles. What do i ask for at stores.
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Sree, where can i buy those tail lamps, does it also belong to old matador (tempo) vehicles. What do i ask for at stores.
Abhilash,

Its the same Matador,tempo trax vehicles. Its easily available . The original one that comes with the army 550s has a different type of light holder,It has a 3 bulb arrangement which is not in the local one available in the market. I will post the picture.

I am using that combination glass on the original light frame.
- Sreejesh

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Abhilash,

Its the same Matador,tempo trax vehicles. Its easily available . The original one that comes with the army 550s has a different type of light holder,It has a 3 bulb arrangement which is not in the local one available in the market. I will post the picture.

I am using that combination glass on the original light frame.
- Sreejesh
Thanks Sree, that will be of help.
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The color looks different and good. Looks like you are taking a lot of pains to make the jeep presentable on-road as well!
Have fun jeeping.
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Thanks Sree, that will be of help.
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Hope this will help.

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The color looks different and good. Looks like you are taking a lot of pains to make the jeep presentable on-road as well!
Have fun jeeping.
This Color is my wife's Choice. Last time I din't do the painting properly so this time went for a proper painting .

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applying the final coat Clear.

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Did the fittings myself.
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last week I got a call from My friend Babal Chandran regarding a tyre and he was kind enough to give the tyre for the Factory price. Yesterday went to Babal's place and took the delivery.


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Sreejesh the jeep is coming up really well. I am excited to see the final outcome . Is the matt coat applied? your last jeep had a snorkel then what about this one? Please post the pictures once you have the new shoes to the machine, curious to see how it looks and performs. All the best I am sure lot of efforts going on the war horse and am sure it is going to be a better than the other.
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MRF Super Traction on rims.

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