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Old 11th May 2009, 19:28   #241
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Thanks Harjeev for the update or we would be missing out on one good build. Keep updating please.
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This extension job is pretty fascinating. Harjeev, how about more details on how its going and if its as planned, problems faced etc?
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Looking like bit of a monster 4x4 already. Look forward to seeing pictures of this when it is completed.
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Old 13th May 2009, 19:18   #244
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Thats Gr8 work randeep....hope to see your jeep in gurgaon
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I just spoke to Randeep some time back and he said that the mudguards and bonnet have been fitted back on and now work on the side fenders is going on in full swing. The modifications that he is doing is on the same lines as a Wrangler 89-90 model that his Uncle has at his garage. The mudguards and bonnet are exact replica's of the Wranglers barring a few design differences in the bonnet.

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guys can somebody arrange the picture of the current status of the vehicle. really dont want to miss on such great restoration project.
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sorry for my ignorance but what engine is that?
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sorry for my ignorance but what engine is that?

Here is the answer for your query

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the engine that I have installed is an Isuzu 2.4 Turbo with 4WD gearbox.

Cheers !!!!!!!!
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Old 15th May 2009, 23:11   #249
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Here is the answer for your query
oh rite rite sorry was not able to go through the full thing :P

any way the engine to my ignorant eyes did not seems the stock mahindra engine it seemed like the so called high turban toyota engine i dont know the technical name (In punjabi it is called Jude wala tyota)
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Hi Everyone,

Firstly, Thanks Harjeev for posting the pics on my behalf.
I have not been able to visit the workshop in Jaipur so the current pics of the update are not available.

Well as you could see in the pics posted by Harjeev, the chassis has been extended and the differential also moved forward. Currently the rear wheel arches are being fabricated and fenders have been sent to the press for molding. The fenders on my Jeep would begin from the front mudguards then run on the side and from there over the rear wheel arch. Once that is done the mechanics will start putting the jeep back together for the test drive.

I have shown the modification of the wheel arches in the pics below.

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Randeep, welcome back and hope your project is going on full swing.

Once you get better pics, please, point to us exactly where the extension happened and maybe park a 540/550 with the stock rims next to it and take a pic. Really interested to see this comparison.

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the chassis has been extended and the differential also moved forward.
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Hi Randeep,


Can you explain why this chasis extention? Due to lack space in the engine bay for the new machine or what is the idea behind this mod?

tks/sali
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Randeep, welcome back and hope your project is going on full swing.

Once you get better pics, please, point to us exactly where the extension happened and maybe park a 540/550 with the stock rims next to it and take a pic. Really interested to see this comparison.

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Hi Ironwolf / Sali,

The extension on the chassis happened right at the front. Its been exted by approx 3.5". The reason to extend the chassis was for getting the front differential a bit forward and increase the bonnet and mudguards length by approx 4" similar to the 89-90 model Jeep Wrangler as this is being replicated from a Jeep Wrangle parked at the workshop. Wranglers came with a longer bonnet and wheelbase than the MM550. By doing so there is now ample space between the radiator and the engine.

Please note that the piece that is bolted and welded in front of the chassis is not fabricated and is available at any Mahindra spare parts dealer.

Please find attached some pics mentioning the modifications.

Cheers !!!!!!!!

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New Purchase -  Army disposal 2001 model MM540-after-mod-chassis3.jpg  


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Hi Ironwolf / Sali,

Wranglers came with a longer bonnet and wheelbase than the MM550.
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Hi Randeep,

Are you sure about this? I thought 550 has got a bigger wheel base than a Wrangler like 550 around 95" and Wrangler 91" like that.

Do post some pics of that Original Wrangler as well.

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Hi Randeep,

Are you sure about this? I thought 550 has got a bigger wheel base than a Wrangler like 550 around 95" and Wrangler 91" like that.

Do post some pics of that Original Wrangler as well.

tks/sali
Sali,

The Bonnet is longer for sure but dont know exactly about the overall length. The bonnet and mudguards were replicated using the Wranglers bonnet and mudguards.
The Wrangler pics I cannot post till the time that too has been restored. Its at the workshop and work will start once my Jeep and the Uaz are completed. But what I can tell you is that it was bought from the Nagaland Chief Minister way back in 96. Its in a pretty bad state right now.

As far as I am aware the Cj7's had 91" wheel base but Wranglers were slightly longer. I could be wrong.

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