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Old 3rd December 2017, 10:15   #286
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Everytime i see your jeep updates in this thread i feel sad that i sold mine!
Come, take mine for a spin whenever you want? Buzz me when you're in the area and take the keys.

By the way, my Jeep had its first real issue on the road in 3 years or so last evening. Alternator belt broke! Luckily, I was returning from Worli and it snapped 200 meters from home, so got her here without issue. The weakest link in this car is the lousy quality of rubber parts that Mahindra uses.

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Unique advantage of a Jeep #147
I call that #noparkingnoissues [No parking, no issues]
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The weakest link in this car is the lousy quality of rubber parts that Mahindra uses.
Can you not shoe in a Maruti/Hyundai/Toyota belt in its place? I'm sure a knowledgeable FNG would be able to fit something of the sort.

Case in point: The 320d's brake pads are a straight fit from those of the Skoda Laura.
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ICON Inc. is a restore/modification enterprise in North America. Some would call the following "conspicuous consumption". Others would call it "art". This fellow Ward, the owner and narrator, shows to what length people will go to build the "perfect" vehicle. If you search [ward icon] you will find a few clips of several different brands of mostly 4X4s, that this fellow has worked on. I find his vehicles, knowledge and skill fascinating. His vehicles cost big money, which I don't have for sure. But an entrepreneur does not have to go completely ape sh*t like this to restore and market fine jeeps. A more conservative approach might do. I thought you folks might like to see this radical machine.


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I thought you folks might like to see this radical machine.
This is a very old news Dan, we had a thread on it back in 2010, with all the details.
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This is a very old news Dan, we had a thread on it back in 2010, with all the details.
Yes it is old news. I posted to that thread in fact. But the original YouTube links on that thread no longer work and the one I site does as of now anyway. Also, this fellow Ward now has a successful little business with more than 60 employees doing mostly 4X4 restores and mods. Ward has posted several YouTube clips since 2010 and I find them interesting for a number of reasons both technically and from a business perspective. If you are a jeep affecionado, you may enjoy looking at Ward's presentations on YouTube.

Go to YouTube and search on "Jonathan Ward Icon" to see some neat vehicles and their build.

They point to some intriguing possibilities.

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Beautiful Bombay, beautiful weather, beautiful open Jeep. My hands can't help but pick up the Jeep's keys on nights out these days.
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Will be going in for her annual service very soon. Also have a couple of things to sort out (passenger seatbelt buckle jammed and such odd items). Mechanically, she's tight.

Been 7 - 8 years since I got body work done last. Lots of rust everywhere. Think I'll get her stripped down & painted after the next monsoons.
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Been 7 - 8 years since I got body work done last. Lots of rust everywhere. Think I'll get her stripped down & painted after the next monsoons.
How old is the tub? When was the last welding to remove rust done on it?

I'd say, get a new body tub. Will cost you ~20-25k. And get it painted and paint protected. Especially the joints.

Since you are not abusing your Jeep, it will last another 10 years.
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How old is the tub? When was the last welding to remove rust done on it?
Thread (Mahindra Classic 2.5L : In Tight New Clothes!)

7 years soon. Thanks to wurth coating, it's gone surprisingly well (I live next to the beach).

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I'd say, get a new body tub. Will cost you ~20-25k. And get it painted and paint protected. Especially the joints.
Thanks! Excellent suggestion. Will do just that. Since Milestone Mahindra has shut down, I'll get her done up at Pervez, Mazda Motors.

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Nice to see latest glimpses of the timeless 'classic'. Sadly in Delhi-NCR no one would be lucky enough to preserve any such thing legally for a long time, after the NGT rule. Wish I could 've kept mine forever. The 'connect' one could 've with a Jeep, especially the old school ones, is simply unparalleled.
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No news on ownership threads is usually good news.

She had recently gone to Nashik for some work. Did the entire trip without a glitch:
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