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Old 28th February 2014, 11:48   #46
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Aditya bana,
if you want Original Mahindra CJ3B, let me know there is one for sale in MP which is reasonably priced.
Bana,

The cream is turning out to be awesome. I wish you went with NDMS though.

Will call you over the weekend about the CJ3.

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Old 28th February 2014, 11:57   #47
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The cream is turning out to be awesome. I wish you went with NDMS though.

Will call you over the weekend about the CJ3.

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Thank you. You know how bad NDMS are for offroading, tyres shod on Gypsy rims should not look bad (refer soumya's jeep, he has same setup).

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Old 28th February 2014, 12:01   #48
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Thank you. You know how bad NDMS are for offroading, tyres shod on Gypsy rims should not look bad (refer soumya's jeep, he has same setup).

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Shubhendra, Can you please educate me on the disadvantages you have mentioned about NDMS if used in offroading?

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Old 28th February 2014, 12:05   #49
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Thank you. You know how bad NDMS are for offroading, tyres shod on Gypsy rims should not look bad (refer soumya's jeep, he has same setup).

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I meant it more from authentic CJ3 angle. For reasons of practicality, definitely what you're doing makes more sense. Gypsy rims are good because they look simple and unlike the alloys that are sometimes seen on CJ3s which kill the whole Jeep look. Assuming you'll get them painted black, or body-color cream?

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Assuming you'll get them painted black, or body-color cream?

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Center of rim would be black and side edge would be body colored.

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Old 28th February 2014, 19:00   #51
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Shubhendra, Can you please educate me on the disadvantages you have mentioned about NDMS if used in offroading?

Atul Ji,
NDMS 6.00x16 (the most common tyre which everyone use across India for NDMS pattern) is not good in slush we find in western India. their limited contact patch make vehicle slide here and there.
But for north India, i believe these tyres are good. I recently did a week long offroading/exploration drive in Rajasthan and found NDMS very good on normal hard sand, loose soil, rocks.
Its my personal opinion though


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Thanks @Shubhendra. This angle brings out the stance of NDMS.
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Thanks @Shubhendra. This angle brings out the stance of NDMS.
Atul Ji,
Your jeep is looking awesome, color has come out great.

Update: Jeep's body parts (fender, bonnet, rear door etc) have been assmebled back. Electrician would start work on complete new wiring today. Instead of getting new wiring made, i am buying a new wiring set from Mahindra Major and alter wiring loom to fit into my CJ3B.

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Forgive me If I'm Hijacking your thread Shubhendra(Mods please feel free to transport my post to wherever you may feel it should be) but I really don't know where else to ask this question, so here goes.

I seem to have spotted a Willys, if It is what I think It is, a cj3b!

However, I am unable to say for sure whether It is a cj3b or not.

I'm posting a few pictures(overlook the grain/blur in the pics but that's the best I could manage from my measly stone-age era phone camera) here and would appreciate if you would help me make out if It's a genuine cj3b or not.

Thanks a ton in advance.
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@Cooleo

Congratulations on the find.. It's indeed a late model 1960+ LHD CJ-3B. But I must say its in a quite good shape except for the missing tail gate. Please do share some more details of the vehicle.
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@Timson

Thanks for the confirmation, much appreciated.

Honestly, this cj3b's been lying deserted/abondoned under a flyover for quite some time now.

I've tried to track down it's rightful owner but haven't been able to make a headway yet.

I've spoken to loads of people around, the puncture repair guy, the chaiwalah, rickshawalas and even the beat constable. Heck, I've been to the area police station too, but nobody seems to know, and from the attitude, nobody even seems to care.

Different people have given me different versions of the cj3b. The most prominent one being that it's being held in a police/court case. However, the beat constable and the area police station seem to know nothing about it. Besides, if It is a late 1960+ model, can it still be in police/court custody, for such a long time ?

Also, there were 4 other jeeps along with the cj3b, deserted and rusting, when I visited last. Now, there are just 2 other jeeps and the cj3b.

So, I really don't know what to make of it all. Any ideas people ? I'm listening.

I think greasing a few palms might just do the trick. In fact, that's exactly what I am going to do this weekend. Let's see how it goes.
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As Timson Ji pointed out, its indeed original Willys CJ3B from post 1956 era. it has most of its mechanical in place (front and rear diff, GB+TC, engine, LHD etc.) with bonus being body is in good condition.
If you can save this dying breed, nothing like it.
And dont worry for restoration. Many old timers would be eager to help you if you want to restore it to its original beauty.

All the best !

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I've tried to track down it's rightful owner but haven't been able to make a headway yet
1) why bother, just tow it to your place and start dismantling.

2) If someone stops you or meets you in a weeks time then you would know who the owner would be.

3) If you poke around too much, some wise guy would stop you and say 'its mine, but no RC book - pay XX and take it away' which would still leave you back to sqare 1!! If you seem overly interested 2-3 'people' would wait to milk you at the right moment.

So watch out...
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Wow that Jeep looks to be in amazing condition, considering its been abandoned. Could it have been undergoing restoration before being discarded?

Now that the owner is not in sight, what about the Registration work after the jeep is restored?
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Shubhendra, I'm going to try one last time, to locate the cj3b's rightful owner, this weekend. If I can't, I'm seriously considering doing what svsantosh suggested, tow it and start dismantling, or rather rebuilding it!

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I'm flummoxed! I can almost imagine somebody pulling off number 3) here! On a serious note, what do you suggest I do If I still can't trace it's owner.

And, If I do manage to find the owner, how much do you reckon I should pay for the cj3b.
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