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Old 30th September 2009, 20:14   #256
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Dear Tarkesh,
Great work! What a transformation, WOW!
Big cheers to you and thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures.
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Old 30th September 2009, 20:22   #257
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Ricky, the paint finish of your Jeep is the best that I have ever seen in this forum. Congratulations once more!
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Old 1st October 2009, 00:19   #258
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the painter has done the justice to his work,

the paint finish is awesome.

just a small question how did you sourced the army spec jeep and how much did it costed and to rebuilt it .
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hey Tarkesh any updates on the registration?

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Old 1st October 2009, 11:14   #260
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Thanks Vinod/Ashley/Deepak for the kind words.

Thanks Speedy - the jeep is sourced from Mayapuri Delhi and it was in pretty bad body condition. Pls see first page of the thread you ll come to know. I got it in 60K without registration in Delhi / Punjab etc. Rebuild Cost - Yet to calculate

Nishant - I ll do it this or next week.

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Old 20th December 2009, 13:33   #261
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Hey Hey!!!

I am back after got married in Nov and getting possesion of my new flat in Pune . I was posting some random posts sometimes during these days but was not fully up here.

Anyways coming to the point... I still have few things to do on my Jeep which are like Hard top, AC , etc..

Hard Top - Just A thought - Following things come to my mind

1) Which is the best suited hard top for MM550 ? Is there any company recomended or company fitted top available?

2) Installing hard top will have any effect on FE?

3) During Off road any issue?

What are your views on hard top ? Will it look good with the existing color of the Jeep? I have seen some of the company tops like "Stallion" or "Roplac" etc. Which is good?

The reasons behind this thought are
a) AC fitting
b) Better Security

Is there any soft top option available with which I can install AC . I like the way Fazal has put the new soft top on his new Jeep. I am bit confused. Pls help . I am attaching the pic of my Jeep .
Pls note the current soft top will be removed immed.after sorting out this .

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Congratulations. But please don't forget your first love (MM550) ;-)

There is a whole thread on hard tops...

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...f-roaders.html (Hard Tops for Off Roaders.)
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Congratulations. But please don't forget your first love (MM550) ;-)

There is a whole thread on hard tops...

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...f-roaders.html (Hard Tops for Off Roaders.)

Thanks 4X4 Addict ,

Gone through the thread but seems not much info on it. I want some serious stuff so as to get conviced for hard top.
Looking at the soft tops by Fazalbhai, Harjeev, Satnam and all our fellow BHPs I am still in soft top party .

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I have attempted to answer some of your question on that thread.
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Congratulations on your marriage.

One option for AC with a soft top is to have a divider just behind the front seats. The guy who did your roof cover should be able to add this. I forgot the users name but the guy from Rajasthan with the blue 550 had this on his build.
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Saw this one in Patiala. Looked as if they had added an extra window in the middle. For some reason this green colour is quite popular in Patiala, second 550 I saw in this colour there.

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I quite liked the top on RedMM340's MM550.

Raj Kapoor at Noida did the work.




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I have attempted to answer some of your question on that thread.
Hi Tini,

I got some of the ideas. BTW is your Jeep with Hard Top ready? Can we have some pics? Your design seems to be interesting.

Thanks Satnam, Its Naren who did it. Will check that option too

Guys Pls post some more ideas and pics.

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Tarkesh:

Sorry, no pics as the car has been at the shop for about a year for the hard top. Hoping to get it in Jan 2010.
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Hey Guys,

Dropped the idea of putting hard top , instead I will now change the soft top like Fazal Sir has put in.

Now the next question - Which is best AC - condensor conbination for 550 ? what are the mods needed and how does an ac perfom on Ex army 550?


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You can go for the combination we used to put in the Ambassador back in the days.

Sandem 507 or 506 Compressor and Unicla blower under the dash. This is set up I have on my 540 and also had in my tatamobile and it works fine. Since your cabin area is small I think the 506 compressor will suffice as there will be less load on the engine than the 507.
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