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Old 11th June 2008, 22:37   #136
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sorry folks, have been extremely busy at work. Have a look at this and give me sometime, will upload more pics soon.
Awesome photograph. I didn't notice it as it was almost at the bottom of the previous page.So, is this the truck's new name?.
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Old 11th June 2008, 23:11   #137
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Diesel should give ATLEAST 7-8kmpl.
And let me remind you that diesel is almost 20 bucks cheaper than petrol per litre.
I agree this is an enthusiast activity and all.But, Arka's not the Indian army and 6,000 bucks for petrol alone on every off-road trip isn't something very easy to stomach.
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To Those of you who're supporting the petrol engine.
Each of you can send the cheque of value Rs.10,000 to 'The 2 kilometre per litre' fund.
and then thats there!!!
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Diesel should give ATLEAST 7-8kmpl.
And let me remind you that diesel is almost 20 bucks cheaper than petrol per litre.
I agree this is an enthusiast activity and all.But, Arka's not the Indian army and 6,000 bucks for petrol alone on every off-road trip isn't something very easy to stomach.
How did you get that figure? From 100 litre petrol tank..OK..what are friends for anyways: LOL
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To Those of you who're supporting the petrol engine.
Each of you can send the cheque of value Rs.10,000 to 'The 2 kilometre per litre' fund.
I'll send the cheque for sure. Whether it gets cleared or not is another factor altogether!!
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Old 12th June 2008, 12:51   #141
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Out of the world thinking. Can't imagine how no one else thought of something like this before. All the best with the restoration Arka. I want one too!
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Old 13th June 2008, 00:18   #142
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My friend,you are a wizard!It's the most beautiful restoration work I have ever seen.And pleez don't change the original engine becoz the character of the vehicle will be lost.Besides the old warrior should not be thrown off when the good times are back!Wonderful work yours is
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Hi Guys,

The following things have been done

1) Water Pump bearing has been replaced.
2) Hard top has been removed.

Regards,

Arka.
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Old 14th June 2008, 10:35   #144
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Nice Pics Arka..btw..the water pump is pretty obsolete..how did you manage the bearings?
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Arka can you post a pic of what you want to convert this mean thingy into ? I mean what do you have on mind in terms of the body styling or do you wish to retain the same look.
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Ah! Swapping in a Wankel. Good choice!
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Arka can you post a pic of what you want to convert this mean thingy into ? I mean what do you have on mind in terms of the body styling or do you wish to retain the same look.
On the very first page of thread, like dodge m37.

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What wankel?
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Hi Guys,

I was not the looking out to buy the 1Ton, I went to see the vehicle, because I had never seen one upclose and personal.

On seeing it I knew what to do with it and what purpose it would serve.

1) My version of a Warn 8274 Winch - Same Price I get a PTO Winch, and a truck free.
2) With a diesel engine its an unstoppable recovery vehicle (economical & reliable)
3) For carrying stuff (Work & OTR)
4) Owning a bit of Indian Military History.

What I plan to do

1) Restore it to Nissan 4W73 looks (soft top)
2) Modify the following
a) Diesel Engine Swap
b) Booster Assisted Brakes
c) Air-Con
3) Keeping The Palar Challenge and other OTRs to neighbouring states the 1 Ton can carry luggage and Spares.

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PS - Picture of a Soft-Top M37
Looks awesome in the picture. You will definitely have a killer machine when you do it up like that!

PS More Warn 8274 winches are bought world over than used army disposal 1 ton pickups as recovery devices
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I like what Arka is looking for, it will be a fantastic machine with the diesel, the torque of a low reving diesel and the economy is great..
Not getting a power steering ???
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