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Old 10th April 2009, 16:29   #121
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WOw, the 550 is looking really neat! Congratulations. Why don't you start a new thread to give more info on the restoration part?
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Old 10th April 2009, 18:29   #122
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My MM 550 XDB before and after painting
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Old 10th April 2009, 18:33   #123
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Does your vehicle have an A/C? If yes which make and cost please?
Hey Vinod,
Most people use the contessa or amby units here. It has its own seperate vent enclosure, so looks pretty neat too. Its almost as good as bolero unit, but i don't exactly remember what price i was quoted, i think it was somewhere around 6-7000bucks.
One of them has a steel+plastic enclosure, which i think was described to me as belonging to the contessa. My friend(actually ex-friend) is using this unit in his classic, and the performance is, well, about a little above adequate.
The second one has a plastic enclosure, and that they say belongs to the new amby, and this one cools just as good as my bolero does.

I wanted to enquire about the utimate unit i could get, and here goes what i was told.
The Evaporator and the vent+switching unit from the amby and rest of the jaugard from the Bolero.
I don't know how effective its going to be, but that i'll be able to tell you only when the jonga's complete. By the way, when i finally get to it, i think i'll mod one part of the equasion, and that is that the compressor will probably come off a bus a/c system rather than a Bolero's.
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Old 10th April 2009, 22:38   #124
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Bikram Dont tell me Bai jee that yo ualready heading for the JONGA.
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Old 10th April 2009, 23:00   #125
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Baiji, its been more than 2 yrs since i've been all over the Jonga. I was looking for a pre 70's model and i found that in calcutta. I had in the meantime bought a jonga chassis from dabwalli that had a diesel motor registered from the factory, so now i don't have to bother about papers to ponk in the cummins.
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The foot rail or rock slider (red arrow) should have been thicker not only for looks but also for durability esp. for rock sliding.
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Hi guys it is a rock slider, and its not only the pipe welded on the body but the pipe is welded to athick angle bar which is bolted on the body.the pipe is of a thick gauge.
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What is the size of the tyre that you have put in those army rims? Could you also tell me the brand and the price?
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Wicked Wheels

Indeed wicked they are . Hey that's a totally grunge looking machine you have nice very nice it is. Could you let me know what did the tyres cost you and where could one buy them . If um not mistaken they are the maxxis mudzillaz.
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Baiji, its been more than 2 yrs since i've been all over the Jonga. I was looking for a pre 70's model and i found that in calcutta. I had in the meantime bought a jonga chassis from dabwalli that had a diesel motor registered from the factory, so now i don't have to bother about papers to ponk in the cummins.
Thats very nice that you were able to find a Diesel one. MY grand dad who built the VFJ building back in the days, was in contact with the guy till some time back. he used to tell that there was a lot of almost 100 of the Diesel ones that was relaeased and also would like to ask you when are you starting a thread regarding the same?
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Hi guys it is a rock slider, and its not only the pipe welded on the body but the pipe is welded to athick angle bar which is bolted on the body.the pipe is of a thick gauge.
Thanks for the correction. The L angle I could see in your pics. my mistake in assuming that it was a side step, by the way even keeping in mind that it is a thick guage pipe....would a thicker pipe with a good guage be more helpful than the present one fitted on your handsome Jeep? Also let me know how does a rock slider actually help apart from saving the foot boards from getting dented, then again where the L angle face is in contact with the body, is there not a chance of water holding in between the gap of the two and corroding the body?

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Hi Testdrive, thats a beautifully done jeep, beautiful in its minimalistic approach, I wanted to ask you what kind of power steering have you installed and is it difficult to do so? Also if you could give some info about your tyres size, brand and other relevant detail it would be great. Am sure once you go for the hella lamps and change the tail lamps it will look still more awsome. wish you all the best.
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Here are some more pics of my Jeep Cj3B with the canvas top and during an OTR in Gurgaon in the Aravallis.
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this one looks exactly like my '71, except a few minor details. I too would have posted the pics if i had some 7x16's on it. Its going to be very embarrasing to post pics of it in the condition it is.
By the way,love this colour.

Deep, i am still working with the diff-locks, and sincei'am studing i di'nt get enough time to do anything much about it. The jonga differential is so tight, that stuffing in anything to lock it up is very difficult. The moment its done. it would be time to get the Jonag from calcutta sand start with "project gravel pit".

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Stick to 6x16 NDMS tyres on CJ3B. 7 inches is not a good idea. During hard steering off road, the tyres rub with the fenders.
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Hi test drive,
A very neat looking MM550 XD. I have few questions for you-

1. What type of P/S assembly is it? How much did it cost you?

2. The rear springs are flat. Did you make it like that for better ride quality?

3. Does your vehicle have an A/C? If yes which make and cost please?

with regards
N Vinod
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1. Dont know the P/S type or make. The mechanic sourced it for Rs.7000. I will get the details and post them.

2. Yes, the rear leaf springs have been flattened to improve the ride. Do this only if you dont plan to carry a lot of weight in the back.

3. Dont have an A/C and dont plan on getting one.

Some of you have asked about the tyres:
Make: Yokohama Geolander AT/S (Tubeless)
Size: 255/65R16

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