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Old 8th January 2009, 14:27   #31
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>Happy news !!! MY MM550 has reached calicut in top shape

congrats...

>>I will soon be starting a separate thread for my restoration work

Nay... not worth a new thread, people will forget the "experience" part if you move to a new one. Ask MODS to edit and give a new name of your choice.
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Old 8th January 2009, 14:46   #32
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good find FK....your jeep is ready to be brought back to its full glory!

take it easy with her....nice and slow in restoring her.

cheers:
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Please dont do that. I've learnt the hard and expensive way that 'restorations' cannot be remotely managed.

BTW - since you're in DXB, why dont you catch up wtih the gang sometime?
i just drive a civic, cant go off-roading with the gang in it!
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Old 8th January 2009, 16:11   #34
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Happy news !!! MY MM550 has reached calicut in top shape.
FK
Hi Feroz,

Thats really a good news indead! So the next step is to get registred it! Please do amend the thread with all details.

BTW Can't we wait till get the all restoration process to get registered? Is there any time limit to do the registration for a military vehicle?
tks/sadiq.

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Old 8th January 2009, 16:18   #35
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If anyone has any pictures of an actual military MM550, both interior and exterior please pass them on. I need a reference point while building this vehicle to its former glory.

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FK

Hi FK,

Here are a few pics that i managed to find on the net. Hope they are useful to you.

Cheers !!!!
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Congrats Firoz,
Now that your jeep has safely reached its destination you can start with the restoration. I am eager to see another 550 restoration project on board.
Take care
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Old 8th January 2009, 23:00   #37
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I believe that is a PTO expresso maker mounted on the front bumper.

The back of the head of the fellow standing is 6 inches from the muzzle of that machine gun. This could reduce the effective range of that weapon, at least for the first shot or two. I will have to ask susan3004 when I see him.

What do you suppose that whitish/silverish tube thing is hanging from the back? One end of it is close the the end of the exhaust pipe.
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Old 9th January 2009, 00:17   #38
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since its a recce vehicle.....that silver pipe close to the tail/exhaust pipe must be the extension to fit into the exhaust in case the vehicle has to traverse through water!

just a thought! might be wrong...
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since its a recce vehicle.....that silver pipe close to the tail/exhaust pipe must be the extension to fit into the exhaust in case the vehicle has to traverse through water!

just a thought! might be wrong...
Parm, If a vehicle is going to through the deep water than the the initial requirement is to have a snorkel; which this MM550 does not have. The only higher exhaust is not going to to work for sure.

However at the same time, I could not find any other reason for this pipe to be there .

Let us see what others think.
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What do you suppose that whitish/silverish tube thing is hanging from the back? One end of it is close the the end of the exhaust pipe.
That I believe is an addition to the exhaust in case the jeep needs to cross a river or a canal.

Cheers !!!!!!!
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Old 9th January 2009, 16:06   #41
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Hi FK,

Here are a few pics that i managed to find on the net. Hope they are useful to you.

Cheers !!!!
Thx randeep for your pictures. I am now looking for some interior pictures of the army MM550. I hope someone can help me with this. Maybe Susan can provide me a pic.

Mods: Can you please change the title of the thread to "Mayapuri..An MM550..Now rebuilding".

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Old 12th January 2009, 21:29   #42
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update.. update.. update

The jeep has now been stripped completely to its bare chassis. Not too many.

The jobs being done are

1. complete engine overall.
2. complete transmission overall.
3. complete gearbox overall.
4. the radiator is being replaced to a more stronger unit.
5. brakes being fixed.
6. complete cleaning chassis and body tub.

no painting yet. that will be done after i reach back. only mechanicals being done now.

Now let the pictures talk.
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update.. update.. update

The jeep has now been stripped completely to its bare chassis. Not too many.

The jobs being done are

1. complete engine overall.
2. complete transmission overall.
3. complete gearbox overall.
4. the radiator is being replaced to a more stronger unit.
5. brakes being fixed.
6. complete cleaning chassis and body tub.

no painting yet. that will be done after i reach back. only mechanicals being done now.

Now let the pictures talk.
Hey Firoz
Good to see that you are getting the complete overhaul done with your vehicle. Please also do share the costs estimates and final price paid as and when you pay.

Some observations/ suggestions

Even if you are not getting the body painted, do get the underbody anti-rust treatment done when the body tub is not attached to the chassis. This does not cost much but with the body tub not attached the anti-rust treatment would be more effective.
When the mechanical are completed do get the engine, gearbox, chassis and any other parts that wont be accessible later painted now.
Regarding the radiator, already the 550's is a very big one. Any specific reason to change this??

happy overhauling
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hey firoz....nice going with the jeep restoration back to its glory.
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Old 12th January 2009, 22:24   #45
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Hey Firoz

Regarding the radiator, already the 550's is a very big one. Any specific reason to change this??

happy overhauling
The radiator was busted and cannot be fixed, hence the change. Costs are being worked out and a final figure will be with me soon.

Anti rust is also being applied after all denting work of the tub. oops sorry, forgot to mention it.

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