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Old 15th May 2010, 00:03   #796
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Posting my buddy and fellow bhpian Robinson's tbhp handle robinson.s custom build Invader 4x4.Took him 4 months to get it customized.

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Invader 4x4
Roll Cage
Rally seats
Fiber Glass Hardtop
Custom Front & Rear Bumpers
Maxxis Tyres
Snorkel
Bumper Mounted Fuel Can
Trail Flag
Offroading lights Front & Rear

Next upgrades
10500 lbs Winch
A/C
Lower differentials

These are the things which I could remember.


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Now that's what I would like to have in my garage! robinson.s superb job on the customization.

@JeepCaptain can you more post more details on the specs.

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Old 15th May 2010, 00:25   #797
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Months of waiting finally bore fruit. My 1984 Mahindra CJ3B SWB 4WD hurricane powered jeep outside the workshop at NOIDA.

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Old 15th May 2010, 09:31   #798
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Posting my buddy and fellow bhpian Robinson's tbhp handle robinson.s custom build Invader 4x4.Took him 4 months to get it customized.....
An Invader in this form..awesome is the word..!! What is the tyre size by the way?
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Atul you Mahindra Cj looks cool and simple. I can understand how your feelings must have been. I am also in the early stages (body work) for my jeep. I have been given two months tentatively for my jeep to get completed because not major mods like engine to Toyota 1c or 2c its simple peugot engine with Willys 3speed gearbox along with 4x4 setup.

Can someone shed some light on how is 4x4 useful on normal road conditions, how does the vehicle behave when all wheel drive is engaged on a normal or good road. What is the best way or terrain to use 4x4 and few tips to maintain them as I have never driven a 4x4 vehicle and this is going to be my first time experience on my jeep.
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Can someone shed some light on how is 4x4 useful on normal road conditions, how does the vehicle behave when all wheel drive is engaged on a normal or good road. What is the best way or terrain to use 4x4 and few tips to maintain them as I have never driven a 4x4 vehicle and this is going to be my first time experience on my jeep.
You should never engage 4x4 on tarmac (on road). This will cause a transmission wind up. The 4x4 of off roading vehicles are dif from the one on the CRV for example.

Go through the off road excursion section of this forum and you will see what kind of terrain is needed to engage 4x4.

I suggest you go with some off roading folks as a spectator first and see what it is like and learn and observe tricks of the trade.
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Now that's what I would like to have in my garage! robinson.s superb job on the customization.

@JeepCaptain can you more post more details on the specs.

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Hey Gautam, What specs you are looking for? I will ask Robinson to post more details. or you can pm him.

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An Invader in this form..awesome is the word..!! What is the tyre size by the way?
Kandisa, Yes an Invader 4x4 can look like this also . I have seen it in blood and flesh last week.
I am not sure about the tyre size.. can you send a pm to robinson.s He will get back to you.
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Was the Robinson's invader done up at Kottayam by Road & Track?
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Was the Robinson's invader done up at Kottayam by Road & Track?
conjon, Nope not in R&T. it was completely done in Bangalore in muliple garages under constant supervision of Robinson.
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Friends,
Posting my buddy and fellow bhpian Robinson's tbhp handle robinson.s custom build Invader 4x4.Took him 4 months to get it customized.

Specs
Invader 4x4
Roll Cage
Rally seats
Fiber Glass Hardtop
Custom Front & Rear Bumpers
Maxxis Tyres
Snorkel
Bumper Mounted Fuel Can
Trail Flag
Offroading lights Front & Rear

Next upgrades
10500 lbs Winch
A/C
Lower differentials

These are the things which I could remember.


Attachment 348103

Attachment 348104

Attachment 348105

Attachment 348106

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Kudos Robinson !!!!

It shows the dedication and the hard work , the beautiful beast.

The best equipped Invader which I have ever seen , wating to see the off roading pictures , specially from kuttikkanam.
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ATUL SINGH,
A very neat and clean job on the 3B. Just get the front tow shackles the same shape and you need not do anything alse.

Robinson,
Very tastefully done Invader. Nothing over nothing under.

Congratulations to both on a job extremely well done.

Regards,

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Thanks Fazal for the words of appreciation. The credit does to a lot of people but the most important, choosing the colour and even before that allowing me to buy and take up the rebuild, goes to my wife. I hope our drives together in the near future will go a long way in toning down her anger for my obsession with my 3B.
I agree with the mismatch part regarding the front shackles. Just another detailing goof up by the company which at one point of time was the licensed user of the Jeep mark in India. I noticed it the moment i laid my eyes on them but since there was nothing else available at that point of time with the service workshop, in my hurry to get the vehicle away from them i accepted it. May be changing them would disturb the eccentricity of this 3B and i've also started looking at it as my good luck charm.
The inside of the jeep still requires a lot of finish and detailing, specially the floor, but i'll try to get those attended when i take it for repainting.

Robinson- your Invader looks tough no nonsense kind of vehicle. I'm sure it would give many other over jazzed and over loaded modern vehicles, including its own stable mate, a complex.

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hey atul
buddy you jeep has come out great. Looks really nice and good.
Its definitely been a long long journey for you, I still remember the first time you came to my office and we had a look at my white jeep (it was green then) which was parked at the back of my house.

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Thanks Fazal for the words of appreciation. The credit does to a lot of people but the most important, choosing the colour and even before that allowing me to buy and take up the rebuild, goes to my wife. I hope our drives together in the near future will go a long way in toning down her anger for my obsession with my 3B.
I agree with the mismatch part regarding the front shackles. Just another detailing goof up by the company which at one point of time was the licensed user of the Jeep mark in India. I noticed it the moment i laid my eyes on them but since there was nothing else available at that point of time with the service workshop, in my hurry to get the vehicle away from them i accepted it. May be changing them would disturb the eccentricity of this 3B and i've also started looking at it as my good luck charm.
The shackles are available plenty in mayapuri and very cheap too. Dont worry about it. As far as good luck charm, try getting the same shackles from Mayapuri but pickup one which is badly rusted and get the other one painted.
The inside of the jeep still requires a lot of finish and detailing, specially the floor, but i'll try to get those attended when i take it for repainting.
Why do you want to get it repainted now. After all this. I know that the quality of paint at M&M Last Choice is nothing to boast about but no one will be any better, unless you are thinking of taking it to any experts like Pandit or Performance. I also earlier thought that I might get it repainted(after getting it back from M&M) but as an off-roader (which I primary use my vehicle as) I now think that the white paint was not required at all. I could have saved big money and gone for a something better like a winch or something.


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Somethings that you should consider when adding stuff
front grille footman loops
blackout lights (i believe that you 3B had these earlier) any reason for removing them???
Free Wheeling Hubs (cheaply and abundantly available in Mayapuri) This makes a phenomenal difference in the ride quality, especially petrol jeeps

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Harjeev,
Thanks for the encouraging words and the info. But mayapuri is currently out of my itenary... at least for the next 6 years, or till the time the radiation hallah is contained. The shackles remain since i'm not going to use it for OTR's.

Want to get the jeep repainted since the paint on a large number of spots has started cracking up radially like a spider's web. First choice accepted their mistake and are willing to repaint it , hopefully a better job this time...

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Thanks Shibu,

I Would like to add few other things done in my 4x4 Invader.
Procom off road dampers
ARC carbon leafs for rear wheels
Light force 170 series lamps with spot filters, range aprox 700 mts.

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Dear All,

Thank you so much for the compliment. I have tested my new machine last weekend, and I was really surprise to see the way it moved on such extreme tracks. It actually out preformed then my CJ3B.

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I must say one thing, my friends from the south of the country have a thing or two for 4X4 vehicles. Wish I could buy such awesome machines in mumbai and use them as well.
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