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Old 25th January 2011, 23:23   #331
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I was thinking on the same line, however I didn't find a suitable workaround ----Attachment 488331
Yes, one or any of those filters will solve dust issues. Just to be safe, I would have a drain nut with an o-ring. You could open it once in a while, when waiting for your fellow OTR guys
Or may be it is not required, you are a better person to judge.
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Old 25th January 2011, 23:28   #332
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Yes, one or any of those filters will solve dust issues. Just to be safe, I would have a drain nut with an o-ring. You could open it once in a while, when waiting for your fellow OTR guys
Or may be it is not required, you are a better person to judge.
What an idea ? I really appreciate the drain nut tip. Let me see if any practical issue is involved in the drain nut solution, I would love to take that option on my design.
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Old 26th January 2011, 07:17   #333
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Isnt the 'airfilter' designed to handle all these 'dust'? Why complicate it and run the risk of blocking the intake and thus starving the engine of air, black smoke, etc etc.

I have made it a point to (air hose) clean my paper type element every 1000Km, costs me nothing...
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Old 26th January 2011, 19:04   #334
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Janaiah's stuff is getting on to the Jeep, However the work was not completed due to the front differential U clamp's size issue. I need 7" U clamp and what I had procured earlier seems to be 6".

As today is a national holiday the complete GP road has shown a deserted look, may be tomorrow morning I will have it completed.

Prior to start of this installation I also bought a set of Shackle kit, with no major alternations I the Janaiah's spring plates were installed.

Here are some pictures that shows WIP:
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Tomorrow I will also be replacing the shock absorbers with the Bolero Rear type.

I need to buy a set of front chassis buffer beds (Circled in the picture below - not sure if that is the right technical name) while doing this task.

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SORRY GUYS, THE WATER WASH COMES AFTER THE SPRING PLATE INSTALLATION!!!

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I need to buy a set of front chassis buffer beds (Circled in the picture below - not sure if that is the right technical name) while doing this task.
The correct name is BUMP STOP Siva.. BTW, why do you need such heavy duty springs on your classic? Puzzles me..man!

Anyways, all the best in your efforts.
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The correct name is BUMP STOP Siva.. BTW, why do you need such heavy duty springs on your classic? Puzzles me..man!

Anyways, all the best in your efforts.
Ground Clearance and Better Ride quality, I know the question from many will this setup provide the required quality ride? I believe so and doing my trial and error.
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I'm keeping my fingers cross, in few hours the Jeep will be delivered with new suspension installed. Just handed over the required parts to the mechanic and waiting for his job completion.

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I've also decided to use the Gabriel Bolero Rear SA - 0403BA0221N(Medium) - S700186 (G. Partnumber), Hence same is been procured, the old one is the Armada type and goes into my CJ3B (it is in good condition)

The black bed with two side studs are the silencer middle bed and had to replace it.

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I'm keeping my fingers cross, in few hours the Jeep will be delivered with new suspension installed.
How do you plan to test all these work other than anaconda test track...

PS - Did you do a turbo job also? Crazy speeds to reach halfway to bangy in 2 hours...!! See you at... 1AM.
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After a month long break, I have decided to patch the jeep's body. It was corroded in the driver side platform and side body also got damaged after the Aavalakonda OTR. The below pictures are taken during WIP

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Just pending issues are the Snorkel fitment, I really need to fix it this week.
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Why is the sheet flat and not with, whats the term - ridges/channels? running in lengths - that gives more protection than a full flat sheet, right?

Last pic isnt very clear, what spot is that?

And, have you applied bondo/metal paste all over the sheet in exterior? Or is it primer?
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Why is the sheet flat and not with, whats the term - ridges/channels? running in lengths - that gives more protection than a full flat sheet, right?

Last pic isnt very clear, what spot is that?

And, have you applied bondo/metal paste all over the sheet in exterior? Or is it primer?
If are asking for the platform being flat, I'm sure originally the driver's platform was flat only. There used to be a body bolt which is yet to be installed otherwise the supporting boxes at the underside of the platforms are all intact as the original design.

The last picture was the box structure underbody that connects front and rear platforms, This picture was taken during wip stage. Now things are fixed and the painting starts very soon.
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If are asking for the platform being flat, I'm sure originally the driver's platform was flat only.
I dont think M&M changed their design from the CJ340 to the classic.

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Leaving aside M&M, at least your tinker should have raised this point about these bends adding lot of strength to the sheet metal.
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I dont think M&M changed their design from the CJ340 to the classic.

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Leaving aside M&M, at least your tinker should have raised this point about these bends adding lot of strength to the sheet metal.

I didn't have this bends on my previous platform, not sure if the previous owner had worked that way. Need to look at Giri Thirumale's jeep plaform to confirm if Classic had the bends.

You are right the bends will give additional strength, but considering the short distance running platform I don't think it is required. But it would have been good to have. As I haven't noticed it before, I missed it.
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@ Siva and Santosh; This is how my MM 540 looked when I took the delivery from Govt Auction. Looks like a flat board.
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Hey Siva & Santosh
Even in my CJ3B and even the WILLYS CJ3B the foot boards are flat. They do not have the running bends. However if I remember correctly, I have seen the gypsys having these bends on the foot board.
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