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Old 20th January 2009, 12:44   #196
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Hi Harjeev,

What happened to the engine re-build? No progress during last sunday?
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Old 20th January 2009, 14:17   #197
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Thanks guys

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Hi Harjeev,

What happened to the engine re-build? No progress during last sunday?
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Just love the way the Rubicon is comming out! Eagerly awaiting more WIP pics.
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fantastic ! just love running thru this thread. that 'rubicon' also looks killer. do you have any more pics ?
Went to the workshop on Sunday but dint take any pics of the Rubicon as I was much immersed with the reassembly of my engine
Vinay accompanied me there too, I will ask him to post some pics.
I will post the pics of the engine rebuild in the evening today.

Here is the update.
We (me and Vinay) were at the workshop in the morning but the work couldnt be started till 3 as ustadji was out of station and returned only around 2-2.30 in the afternoon. The work carried on till 8 at night and by the time we guys left we had completed the entire assembly of the engine barring the timing chains, engine head/ head gasket installation etc. Rest everything was done and man these things take alot of time. My cousin told me that the engine would be completed by monday, but I was very busy yesterday and dint get a chance to calla and get the status. Would do it today and update with the pics in the evening.

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harjeev...that is a very nice illustration of jeep restoration..keep it up.
Thanks M. Jas was telling me that you had viral and were not feeling very well a couple of days back. Nothing that a XXX rum or Honey Bee brandy wounlt cure.
Take care.
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Old 21st January 2009, 13:00   #198
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Hi Guys!

I know, how impatiently we wait for this update. Feels good I am updating this time .

Its an amazing mod going on there. I had no words when I saw that vehicle the first time. Was just stunned. The details that are being taken care of are just amazing. Not only in terms of similarity, but also the mods that are being made to the vehicle. There is also one Willys undergoing conversion to a Ford Mutt parked under heaps of metal waiting for her second stint. I did not clicked it as was not getting a good shot. Will do next time.

So words cant do justice so here goes the pics:
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The front spring suspension setup is almost done. Only a few connecting rods are left.
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The door arches are modified too. They lean a bit towards the back now.
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And a snorkel made by hand. Short simple and functional!
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And finally, Ustadji keenly lost in his work. I am sure, Ustadji's hands are no less then precision Robots they use to assemble engines in the assembly line.
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Cheers!
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Old 21st January 2009, 13:31   #199
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Thanks a loooot Vinay.... I was waiting for this updates..

But need to merge this post with Harjeev's thread for the work's continuation

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Old 21st January 2009, 15:41   #200
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Thanks for the pics Vinay, the Rubi seems to be coming along well. Just waiting for its first drive, want to know how is the spring suspension working. Jeep looks amazing.

Cheers !!!!!!
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Old 21st January 2009, 15:46   #201
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thats one real beauty/beast taking shape in those photos. what colour choice are you going with?

those springs are going to be complimented by shocks too?

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Nice to see the updates on the rubi-lookalike. The monsterous tyres do change the whole look! Thanks Vinay for the pictures.
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Old 21st January 2009, 19:32   #203
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hi harjeev/vinay,

nice to see the progress of the rubi lookalike. but what about your 550?

Please update us on the status and as always with pictures.

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Old 21st January 2009, 21:36   #204
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Ustadji is a genius for pulling this one off.
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Old 21st January 2009, 22:08   #205
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those springs are going to be complimented by shocks too?
Ofcourse, there should be a set of best gas shocks as well! May be from Bilstien or Rancho

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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:03   #206
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Hi Harjeev... looks like the Rubicon conversion has generated a lot of interest on you 550 thread. Good work by the way. Your cousin is very good. Not sure about the snorkel though, looked like a chimney pipe (only my opinion and not meant to offend).

Now, what about the progress on your jeep? Can we please have some updates/ pics?

BTW is the 25th OTR on?
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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:34   #207
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The snorkel is a copy of the safari snorkel, the same that Laxman has in its jeep. I dont know and I am not offended by you comment, but can you explain what is the visible difference between the two?
I mean the purpose of the snorkel is to direct and not restrict and raise the air intake to the engine. Right? So if its solving the How does it make a difference.
I am not thinking of adding one to my 550 though!

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Old 22nd January 2009, 10:44   #208
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Harjeev,

The rubicon looks very good, but please ask your cousin to get rid of the snorkel or align it better.

Look forward to your 550!

cheers!
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thats one real beauty/beast taking shape in those photos. what colour choice are you going with?

those springs are going to be complimented by shocks too?

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Ofcourse, there should be a set of best gas shocks as well! May be from Bilstien or Rancho

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Hi Guys!

Yes, the springs will be accompanied by gas shocks, but for now, the stocks shocks have been installed. If you look closely, you can see them hidden behind the springs.

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Hi Harjeev... looks like the Rubicon conversion has generated a lot of interest on you 550 thread. Good work by the way. Your cousin is very good. Not sure about the snorkel though, looked like a chimney pipe (only my opinion and not meant to offend).

Now, what about the progress on your jeep? Can we please have some updates/ pics?

BTW is the 25th OTR on?
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Harjeev,

The rubicon looks very good, but please ask your cousin to get rid of the snorkel or align it better.

Look forward to your 550!

cheers!
Srini
Guys, since its not completly done yet, it looks like one but I am sure, once completly fitted and painted, it will surely look no less then the professional one's. Notice the middle part near the windscreen hinge is not bolted on yet. Its just resting on a single mount and hence is swaying a bit outwards.

Cheers!

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Hi Harjeev,

Do let me know when you would be visiting the work shop again.

Would surely like to come along. But this weekend i'm off to Jaipur.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!
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