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Old 31st December 2008, 04:12   #76
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Pramod,

Did you ever thought of removing the front turn indicators from the mud guards and relocate them to the space under main headlights?

Just my 2 Cents thought. To me the body line will look nice and clear, besides there is an option provided under the headlights just to mount smaller parking lights/turn lights, why not use it?

Since you are still at body work, this might be a good time to plug the holes if you decide to move them.

Here is a reference link, where Behram.Dhabhar had posted this Wrangler jeep. Please see the nice clean look on the mud guards.

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Old 31st December 2008, 14:04   #77
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Pramod,


Here is a reference link, where Behram.Dhabhar had posted this Wrangler jeep. Please see the nice clean look on the mud guards.

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That one is a CJ7. When CJ7 converted into Wrangler YJ in 1987 it remain in the same old place but when Wrangler TJ launched in 1995 the indicator lights moved on to Fenders and remain.
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Old 31st December 2008, 21:17   #78
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Salikt: Right, that is a Cj7. New Wranglers had embeded lights in the fenders(with a nice flush and seemless look), however, I doubt if the new wranglers has lights on fender. Please check Jeeps website at your convenience.
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Man for the Mission : Kunjettan ALIAS Ayyapan.

He is one of the closely held ‘secret’ of auto lovers in Kerala. His works had gained national and international (yes!!!) acclaims in the past. When there was no diesel Ambassadors available, he was the guy who showed us how to convert it into a diesel. He modified the factory produced petrol ambassador with a Matador diesel engine way back in 1972. And that wasn’t it. In 1985 he dieselized the Standard 2000 with an Isuzu diesel engine. This work gained attention even as far as London and they (Standard) send a team of experts to see his work; after visiting they extended an invitation to him to join them in London. But as luck would have it, some skeptics scared him by saying that they are taking him to kill him.. He continued here with his own workshop here working on local Ambis’, Contessas’, Toyotas’ and Benzs’.

Kunjettan (centre) and his workshop.
I've heard of this gentleman - his workmanship is legendary, even more so when one considers the basic infrastructure he works with.

This is the first time I'm seeing his garage, though - I've always wondered where this place was (was confused between Kolenchery near Cochin and Kozhenchery down south).

His work on the Standard 2000 (diesel) gave him a whole bunch of customers from Cochin, one of whom was a seafood exporter family friend of ours who was eternally thankful to this chap for getting him out of 3-4 kmpl setup ("I can finally travel to Trivandrum without planning for fuel stops on the way - I know every petrol station on that route by name now").

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I've heard of this gentleman - his workmanship is legendary, even more so when one considers the basic infrastructure he works with.

This is the first time I'm seeing his garage, though - I've always wondered where this place was (was confused between Kolenchery near Cochin and Kozhenchery down south).

His work on the Standard 2000 (diesel) gave him a whole bunch of customers from Cochin, one of whom was a seafood exporter family friend of ours who was eternally thankful to this chap for getting him out of 3-4 kmpl setup ("I can finally travel to Trivandrum without planning for fuel stops on the way - I know every petrol station on that route by name now").
Yeah i guess its the same guy we are talking about. Sadly he is stopping/retireing from his works this year.

Some updates about my jeep and some other work horses i managed to click.
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Coming out good,
BTW the blue unicef 540’s! There were a couple in Mayapuri too some days back. All 4x4’s. I wonder if this one is from the same lot
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The second pic above is NC 640DP 4wd!! Look at the kind of load it is carrying, truly a work horse.
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your jeep is regaining its appearance in a nice manner. hope to see the finished paintjob in a couple of days.
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Some more updates. Paint job completed.Upholstery work completed.
Silencer work yet to be completed, steering & console to be fitted, dashboard & gear console to be fitted, indicators to be fitted.

MM540 rebirth is just a few weeks away.
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Hi Pramod,

Excellent work... Waiting for the final output now!
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Really great to see the 540 nearing the stage of completion. Nice paint job. Hope to see the complete finish very soon.
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Your Jeep is looking great.

After putting the jali in front of the grill, how you will open the bonnet. I guess, this jali should have a cut to push the lever to open the bonnet.
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Ooh la la . the jeep is turning out to be lovely .
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Nice work, the vehicle is coming along really nice. I hope to this stage on vehicle also soon. the color chosen is also brilliant.

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Just love the stock-clean look! Amazing colour as well! Real good effort. Waiting for the On-road, Off-road review. That engine sounds really good on paper
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