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Old 4th May 2010, 19:04   #451
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Whoa Randeep!

This looks more like an intentional articulation test than getting beached unintentionally!

Haven't heard about your ownership experience of the Jeep in a while. Any niggles?

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Randeep, that is a Bolero IP, Boleros cowl is curved whereas MM is flat, how have you fitted this IP on MM, did you cut the IP? Any modifications on IP, suspended pedal, steering column used? How is the key clearance, combination switch and steering wheel clearances? Why have you placed the roof lamp on the IP?

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Randeep nice to see some action pics of your jeep after a long time. And what a way to get stuck..... 2nd pic looks mighty impressive.
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Randeep, that is a Bolero IP, Boleros cowl is curved whereas MM is flat, how have you fitted this IP on MM, did you cut the IP? Any modifications on IP, suspended pedal, steering column used? How is the key clearance, combination switch and steering wheel clearances? Why have you placed the roof lamp on the IP?

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Hi Spike,

The IP installation pics are attached below. no modifications were made. Only a it of the dash was cut from both ends as it was hitting the doors. The room lamp was just a temp fitting, will be installing a better looking one.

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A few pics of my Jeep before it got its front bumper fitted back. Will be getting the PS assembly changed as the current center pin installation is a pain in the butt.

Cheers

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...Will be getting the PS assembly changed as the current center pin installation is a pain in the butt....
So what kind of PS assembly are you getting now? The present one was a koyo unit i guess.
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So what kind of PS assembly are you getting now? The present one was a koyo unit i guess.
Hi,

Going to be using the same PS, but the fitting will be different. Will be attaching the same on the bumper.
At present it is installed inside the hood, but the arms were hitting the differential therefore I had to use the center pin.

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Randeep - Regd the bumper you ripped off. I dont think it is the actual bumper. Please check with Spike/Dhabhar/Arka... The thing you ripped off is a cross member that holds the 2 long members together. In a 5x0 class jeep the 2 long members are held together by the front and rear bigger cross members, along with 3 short cross members. The actual bumper never existed in your jeep from day-1 after rebuild. Of course the company spec had a bumper attached to the 1st big cross member.

What are the pro's and cons of having/not having the 1st cross member, I dont know that info. But I am sure, the overall integrity is affected because the jeep engine sits on ONLY 2 engine mounts, 1 each on each long member. You dont want to wring the engine like a drying a wet cloth (from both sides).
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Randeep - Regd the bumper you ripped off. I dont think it is the actual bumper. Please check with Spike/Dhabhar/Arka... The thing you ripped off is a cross member that holds the 2 long members together. In a 5x0 class jeep the 2 long members are held together by the front and rear bigger cross members, along with 3 short cross members. The actual bumper never existed in your jeep from day-1 after rebuild. Of course the company spec had a bumper attached to the 1st big cross member.

What are the pro's and cons of having/not having the 1st cross member, I dont know that info. But I am sure, the overall integrity is affected because the jeep engine sits on ONLY 2 engine mounts, 1 each on each long member. You dont want to wring the engine like a drying a wet cloth (from both sides).
Hi Santosh,

If you see again, my jeep did have a front bumper on which the number plate is fixed. Once that got ripped off, I had to wrap the tow strap onto the cross member and pull the vehicle out, thus you dont see a bumper attached. My PS center pin is attached to the front cross member and my grill and radiator are also bolted on the same. My vehicle from the very beginning had a bumper attached. See earlier posts.

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Hi everyone,

few pics of the grey hound after it went topless and after the steering was installed outside behind the bumper.

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Randeep,
You Jeep looks fabulous. The quality of workmanship shows.
Regards,
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Randeep what was the length you extend the chassis ? Looks looong you know
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The rebuild took some time but this is a real sexy rebuild, still looks superb.
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Old 20th June 2010, 22:08   #464
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Thanks Fazal and bigman.
Joshguy, the chassis has been extended by 5.5-6 inches using mahindras original extension add on for the front. In my jeeps case, the diff was also moved forward by 5 inches.
Took the jeep out for a spin.
few more pics but this time with the windscreen up.

Cheers !!!!!
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Old 20th June 2010, 22:41   #465
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Randeep are the axels OE or does it belong to Bolero?

I guess the tyre is giving me a impression of bigger track
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