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Old 31st March 2017, 10:09   #61
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The jeep is not out of the workshop man. Work is still going on. This time its too damn slow. From July, I havent driven the Jeep.

An update is that the gearbox and engine is mounted. Unlike usual ways to mount a gearbox, this time, I've done it differently. I've taken it inside the chassis so that nothing stands out, and even if the vehicle is beached, a simple push is enough to get it out.

Here's a photo to get an idea. More build details will follow.

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Its good to see that this chassis is taking all these mods without letting you down. Hope there is more mods in your list that we can see and we are waiting. Also as read from many threads, when the GB is pushed inside chassis level how the engine and other power train components are aligned, a practical and reliable solution ? Can we expect a modern suspension system as a new addition along with other features.

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Its good to see that this chassis is taking all these mods without letting you down.
Unlike the popular belief, this is one of the most amazing chassis design. Unless you want a stiff chassis for suspension purposes, or mount a super heavy engine, the other "box" chassis or NGCS is a waste.
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Dear Dhanushs,

What a great transformation! Kudos for your efforts. I would really appreciate your thoughts on :
1. Why you have remained with a spring under axle setup (advantage of doing so)
2. The increase in gross weight of your jeep after the mods?
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Dear Dhanushs,
1. Why you have remained with a spring under axle setup (advantage of doing so)
Stability and Steering.

I have made certain changes and the lowest point under the body of my Jeep is 53 inches from the ground. Which is more than a Spring Over Axle vehicle. So, I have a high vehicle, without the complications of steering and suspension.
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2. The increase in gross weight of your jeep after the mods?
Need to weigh it now. The engine weight is an extra 40 kilos. But, im reducing it further. I expecting it to be ~1600kgs
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Hi Guys,

The Jeep is back on road. Lot of works pending though.. The finishing touches.

Its a different monster all together. Will post a detailed review once the work is completed.

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