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Old 1st December 2008, 12:21   #136
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Congrats, Sabareesh, your Jeep has come out well .

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Old 1st December 2008, 12:40   #137
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Update time friends,

Paint job & wiring completed, Oils changed... The JEEP is almost done. I am in the process of procuring the front propeller shaft. A new battery and the brackets have to be fetched too. The fan belt snapped day before yesterday, so a new fan belt has to be added to the list too. The JEEP is currently on test, the Garage guy wants to drive it 100 - 150 kms before delivery to ensure that its running properly.
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Your jeep has come up really well. Your mechanic has done a really good job
One thing though. Why put the one big bench seat in the front and not two separate seats. Wouldn't have two bucket seats given it more of a better 4x4 jeep like character. Just my thought though...

The engine compartment also looks very clean. another thing cme to my mind though. When we see these new car engines they have a silver coating on them, which does not get worn out with time and heat. What is that and how much does that cost?

Also it would greatly help me and other like me who have a dream of owning a off-roader jeep, if you could post a short account of all the expenses that you incurred on the restoration of the jeep.

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Old 1st December 2008, 13:11   #138
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Hi Sabareesh,

Congrats on your Jeep that is ready to hit the off roads.

Just wanted to ask you a question, was your jeep an army disposal CJ3b?

Regards,

Randeep
Nopes, its not a CJ3B, its a CJ 500D 4x4. My garage guy picked it up from a Forest Department Auction. The CJ3B / CJ340 / CL340 / Classic have 80 inch wheelbase, my JEEP's wheelbase is 91 inches.

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Not yet, not without 4WD.
You bet; Thats the first thing I want in my JEEP. A fully function 4WD mechanism. A JEEP is otherwise of no use, I purchased this with a sole intention "OFF-ROADING"

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Congrats, Sabareesh, your Jeep has come out well .
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@Sabareesh
Your jeep has come up really well. Your mechanic has done a really good job
One thing though. Why put the one big bench seat in the front and not two separate seats. Wouldn't have two bucket seats given it more of a better 4x4 jeep like character. Just my thought though...

The engine compartment also looks very clean. another thing came to my mind though. When we see these new car engines they have a silver coating on them, which does not get worn out with time and heat. What is that and how much does that cost?

Also it would greatly help me and other like me who have a dream of owning a off-roader jeep, if you could post a short account of all the expenses that you incurred on the restoration of the jeep.
Thanks for the appreciation. The Vitamin M factor prevented me from getting bucket seats / split seats as of now. I wanted to keep the JEEP in stock form without much changes. I will enquire about the Silver Coating and will let you know.

Since the work is not yet completed, I would not be able to quote anything properly as of now. For reference purposes, you can check the list posted by Arka elsewhere on the forums. I am copy-pasting it for everyone's benefit. Once I get my JEEP's final invoice, will surely scan and post it on the forum.

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1) Chassis - 5-10K
2) Body 10-20K
3) Engine - 7-60K (B275 - XD3P)
4) Gbox & Tcase - 4-15K
5) Front Diff - 4-10K (Including Axle, brake drums, hubs spindles)
6) Rear Diff - 4-10K
7) Leaf Springs - 1-5K
8)Shock Absorbers - 1-4K
9) Paint - 5-10K
10) Electricals - 5-8K
11) Brakes - 3-8K
12) Tyres - 12-40K (including rims/wheel discs)
13) Soft tops - 2-10K
14) Steering - 3-10K ( Manual worm & roller or Recirculating ball)
15) Labour for Assembly - 5-15K

Now do the maths add the total and figure out what the JEEP you are going to buy has or does not have. A good functional JEEP cost Rs 1.5L to Rs 2.5L Depending on the accessories.

This is for both petrol & diesel engines.

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Old 1st December 2008, 20:17   #139
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Hi sabareesh,

Congratulations for a successful Jeep restoration. Your Jeep is looking really a JEEP in that Green color. Nice job done. (OT: BTW what are those pulley like things on the front windscreen frame?)

What does the Mahindra Dealers say about the front propellar shaft (If not available in 2nd's market)?
Also, IMO, if possible add a front grill mesh (Black colored- Just like Classic. will go well with those lamp covers)

Wishing you best luck for that propellar shaft.
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Old 2nd December 2008, 09:50   #140
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...(OT: BTW what are those pulley like things on the front windscreen frame?)..
Those pulley sort of things are to push the windscreen in the outward direction if one desires so. Sabareesh, your jeep has come out really well and I think with few modifications in course of time, this can be made to look exactly as classic and good that the garage guy wants to handover after checking the reliability himself.
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HI sabreeesh,

It is nice to see how your jeep has transformed into a handsome looking beast!! Congratulations! Now get the 4wd shaft and go rock climbing:-)))

I appriciate your clear thinking about what you expect out of your jeep. Keep it basic and functional, other cosmetic items like bucket seats etc can follow later.
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I am trying to get 7.00x16 NDMS for my JEEP. Its really hard to find them. Tell me something, will it take any modifications to accomodate the 7.00x16 to my JEEP ?????
Hi Sabreesh,

Congratulations on your restoration. It looks fantastic.

7.00X16 NDMS with its larger Diameter & Circumference will help the B275 a lot.

Will be getting the 7.00X16 regularly from Jan 2009.

We have actually felt the ride improve with 7.00X16 NDMS on a variety of JEEPs.

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Hi Sabreesh,

Congratulations on your restoration. It looks fantastic.

7.00X16 NDMS with its larger Diameter & Circumference will help the B275 a lot.

Will be getting the 7.00X16 regularly from Jan 2009.

We have actually felt the ride improve with 7.00X16 NDMS on a variety of JEEPs.

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Arka
Hi Arka,

The information is boosting us. I was about to purchase NDMS 6.00/16 next week. Now i will wait till january for NDMS 7.00/16.

Please also tell us, it will be available in MRF stores or on special request we can get it?


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Old 2nd December 2008, 19:47   #144
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Congrats Sabareesh you got an awesome color combo there. The jeep with the glass down looks amazing
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@ Sabareesh : THAT is some transformation, man. Really appreciate your spirit. kudos.

i made some before & after comparison pics to add icing to this thread

Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp1.jpg
Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp2.jpg
Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp3.jpg
Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp4.jpg
Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp5.jpg
Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp6.jpg
Amma... look what I found... a 4x4 JEEP !!!-comp7.jpg
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Old 2nd December 2008, 20:46   #146
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Hi Sabreesh,

Will be getting the 7.00X16 regularly from Jan 2009.

We have actually felt the ride improve with 7.00X16 NDMS on a variety of JEEPs.

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Arka,

Are we going to get it from MRF dealers or we have to source it from specific dealers like we do for the Sandgrips?
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Looks like a great job
Congratulations Dude.
Enjoy it to the max.
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Old 2nd December 2008, 22:03   #148
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Hi,
You are restoring the jeep to OE specs, which is good for daily use.
Add bucket seats in front, if you want comfort.
the jobs done look very good, in terms of paint quality, and finish.
Keep it up.
Cheers.
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Congratulations on your restoration. It looks fantastic. 7.00X16 NDMS with its larger Diameter & Circumference will help the B275 a lot. Will be getting the 7.00X16 regularly from Jan 2009.
Regards,

Arka
Thanks Arka, That was a morale booster. I am eagerly waiting for 7.00x16. As instructed by you, I would use the current set of tyres for some months and couple of OTRs.

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Congrats Sabareesh you got an awesome color combo there. The jeep with the glass down looks amazing
Thanks Maddy, even I fell for that. I have decided to keep the Windshield down, It adds to the macho image of the JEEP.

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@ Sabareesh : THAT is some transformation, man. Really appreciate your spirit. kudos.
i made some before & after comparison pics to add icing to this thread
Wow, thats a lovely collage. Thanks badboyscad.

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Looks like a great job
Congratulations Dude.
Enjoy it to the max.
Thanks Abhinav.

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Hi,
You are restoring the jeep to OE specs, which is good for daily use.
Add bucket seats in front, if you want comfort.
the jobs done look very good, in terms of paint quality, and finish.
Keep it up.
Cheers.
Thanks for the appreciation shekaran, I won't be using this JEEP for daily use. It has been brought for Offroading. As and when time & my bank account progress, I would be modifying the JEEP for off-road requirements. Some of the things in my To-Do list are :-

1. Adding 7.00x16 NDMS Tyres
2. Adding a Steering Dampener.
3. LSD.
4. SPOA if possible. I am concerned about the high CG. Gurus Pls advice.
5. Electric Winch (Warn or Ramsey)
6. Skid plates for under belly protection.
7. Last but definitely not the least, a proper Roll cage & seat belts.
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Dear Sabareesh - Congratulations. The Jeep has come out very well. Do not change tyres immediately. Also, please do not use 7.00*16 tyres. Use P215/75R15 radial tyres with corresponding wheel rims. I think present tyres should last you for some more time.

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