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Old 26th June 2008, 14:56   #31
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spitfire,

I have never seen a commander 650DI / 750 DP softtop in army use. I think it was never sold to army!
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Oh the RC book is crap. It is mentioned as a Mahindra Pickup . This was an army Jeep converted to a civilian one in 2003. And there is no metal plate behind the steering wheel.
BlackPearl did mention it to be an ex-army jeep.

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The last owner from whom I bought it told me that it was 4x4 but the previous owner had removed it. But I am not sure whether to believe him or not. Befre I bought this vehicle it used to ferry school children but the drivers were not willing to drive it anymore as they preffered sumos and boleros. Uday Bhan Singh of Jeep thrills told me that one way to identify army vehicles is look at the chassis where there are rectangular plates fron inside for strengthening and non-army vehicles do not have them. In that sense this Jeep have them. I am not sure if I am talking sense but I will try to post the pics as soon as possible.
It does have the chasis strengthening we see in army jeeps so bit wierd.

Anyways it looks like a good jeep which is trouble free.
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Good stuff. So two vehichles. Do you have any parking problems?
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BlackPearl can you look up in the RC book for any signs of it being an Ex army jeep. But again the question is, do they mention it in the RC book that it was an ex-army jeep and now is for civilian use?
I will have look at the RC book tonight after I go home and will let you know. I am also utterly confused about the origin of this Jeep. Time to change the title of the thread to - Acquired a Jeep of unknown origin..

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Good stuff. So two vehichles. Do you have any parking problems?
No parking problems since I keep the Jeep at my FIL's place .

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I will have look at the RC book tonight after I go home and will let you know. I am also utterly confused about the origin of this Jeep. Time to change the title of the thread to - Acquired a Jeep of unknown origin..



No parking problems since I keep the Jeep at my FIL's place .
the mystery jeep.
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I have never seen a commander 650DI / 750 DP softtop in army use. I think it was never sold to army!
Soft top maybe, but i guess army never buys 2wheel drive jeeps.
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In the Blue Book it is written -

Class of Vehicle - L.M.V
Previous No - URE 6549 00-41 P-108
Maker's Name - Mahindra and Mahindra
Type of Body - Pick Up Van
Year of Manufacture - 1982
Number of Cylinders - 4
Seating Capacity - 2
Unladen Weight - 1650 Kgs
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what state's old number is URE? UP?

It can be a BSF or SSB or any paramilitary vehcile.!
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what state's old number is URE? UP?
I have no idea about this . So it seems hat it isnot an ex army vehicle but the chassis is strengthened !!. There is no point in debating about this jeep's past. The fact is that she is mine and I am loving each and every moment of driving her. I am torturing other people into getting a jeep ride and I am not making too many friends . Many days ago somebody had told me that driving a jeep is different and I had not believed it at that time as it seemed to me what can be better than going fast, but this jeep has changed mypoint of view.... totally
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Many days ago somebody had told me that driving a jeep is different and I had not believed it at that time as it seemed to me what can be better than going fast, but this jeep has changed mypoint of view.... totally
In my village most people don't understand why I am riding around in the Jeep while owning a GV.
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Type of Body - Pick Up Van
Seating Capacity - 2
Thats the answer. This was a Mahindra Pickup truck. The ones that had the front end (upto the drivers seat) from the CJ and the portion behind was a loadbay. For the Pickup (load carrying) application the chassis was strenghtened.

Later a passenger rear body conversion seems to have been done.
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10 seater commander body style first appeared in the year 1990-91. The jeep book says it is 1982 model........truly a mistrey jeep:-) Whatever its past is, if it is trouble free and can take u to places then thats it. Love your jeep and it will love u too:-)
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10 seater commander body style first appeared in the year 1990-91. The jeep book says it is 1982 model........truly a mistrey jeep:-) Whatever its past is, if it is trouble free and can take u to places then thats it. Love your jeep and it will love u too:-)
yup its getting mysterious day by day, so no point in dwelling over the past of this Jeep. Just now while coming to office saw a similar jeep, thought of stopping the guy and have a thorough look at it
I might be flying to US next week as my visa interview today went well. If that happens then keep an eye on this thread two years henceforth...
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The amount and cut paste that happens on these jeeps will put to shame a everyday word document. And it even has papers

Anyways alls well if the owner is happy. So now we wait for 2 years before we see this Jeep back on this site
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Default Re: Just bought an ex-army Jeep

Suddenly stumbled upon this old thread and thought of updating it for a final time before requesting the moderators to close this one. The Jeep was sold off when I was in USA for a meager 12000 bucks to a contractor who took it to his village in Bihar. I was shattered but it had to be done due to parking issues at my FIL's place. I came back from USA after 3 and half years instead of the initially planned 2 years and bought a Bolero LX 4WD and lived happily ever after.. till the bug to have a Jeep bit me again. So two weeks back I bought a White Thar CRDe. It is not a Jeep, but it looks like one I somehow feel that I bought a white Thar because I still miss the white Jeep.
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