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Old 8th January 2009, 11:23   #16
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Hi Tarkesh,

Welcome to the Jeeper Club. I bet your cousins will do an amazing job restoring it. I'd love to see the paint job on your Jeep.

Congrats and welcome.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!!
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Old 8th January 2009, 13:46   #17
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Even my 550 when I bought was drooping down to one side. Later we found out that it was just a leaked shock absorber.
So this can be sorted out but the body need some real work.

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How much did you pay for it and what model is it?

Hi Harjeev,

You are right . The Chasis is not twisted and it is just leaked suspension only. It is Dec 99 Model - The original handover plate from M&M to Army is still there showing these details.
I paid Rs 60K including transportation to Pune + papers for registration

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Old 8th January 2009, 13:55   #18
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Hi Tarkesh,

Welcome to the Jeeper Club. I bet your cousins will do an amazing job restoring it. I'd love to see the paint job on your Jeep.

Congrats and welcome.

Cheers !!!!!!!!!!
Thanks randeep,

I really need all of your support to make it a good off roader and nice looking Jeep also. I even couldnt stop myself to keep away from the steering wheel when it reached here in Pune.
Now the jeep is in Kolhapur (my native place) and it is in safe hands of my friends workshop where the body is getting stripped for rest restoration.

Tarkesh

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Old 8th January 2009, 15:57   #19
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Hi Ricky,

I'm sure it will turn into superb jeep since it is with an experienced hand right now! Expecting a restoration thread here soon

tks/sadiq.
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Old 8th January 2009, 16:33   #20
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Hi Harjeev,

You are right . The Chasis is not twisted and it is just leaked suspension only. It is Dec 99 Model - The original handover plate from M&M to Army is still there showing these details.
I paid Rs 60K including transportation to Pune + papers for registration

Tarkesh
Thats a steal man

You have got yourself a very good deal
BRAVO

60K for the Jeep+Registration+Transport

I am impressed. What was the name of the dealer in Mayapuri you got this vehicle from??

P.S. Is that the Army auction papers for completing the registration or the registration done??
Anyways even without the registration it is a really good deal
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Old 8th January 2009, 16:38   #21
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Harjeev,

It sure is a good deal man. Now i feel the pinch, need to work on my negotiation skills. Hahahaha.

Well I'm happy anyways as my Jeep was in Immaculate condition. Whats done is done :(

Cheers !!!!!!!!!

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Hi Harjeev,

You are right . The Chasis is not twisted and it is just leaked suspension only. It is Dec 99 Model - The original handover plate from M&M to Army is still there showing these details.
I paid Rs 60K including transportation to Pune + papers for registration

Tarkesh
Tarkesh,
If you look closely at the picture, you will see that there is a difference
in the gap between the bumper and the fender. The right side has more gap.
In case of leaking dampers or unleveled springs, the bumper to fender gap on both sides would
be exactly the same, even though the jeep would lean.
I would suggest you get it checked thoroughly. I hope i am wrong though

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Thats a steal man

You have got yourself a very good deal
BRAVO

60K for the Jeep+Registration+Transport

I am impressed. What was the name of the dealer in Mayapuri you got this vehicle from??

P.S. Is that the Army auction papers for completing the registration or the registration done??
Anyways even without the registration it is a really good deal

Thanks Harjeev,

I was unable to contact you guys when my brother and cusin was in delhi because my TB regstration was not approved , anyways .
These are army auction papers for registration. I am registering it in Kolhapur(my native) which is in Maharashtra 250 kms from Pune so no problem of NCR registration.

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Tarkesh,
If you look closely at the picture, you will see that there is a difference
in the gap between the bumper and the fender. The right side has more gap.
In case of leaking dampers or unleveled springs, the bumper to fender gap on both sides would
be exactly the same, even though the jeep would lean.
I would suggest you get it checked thoroughly. I hope i am wrong though

Cheers
Hi Gotzuk,

Anyways the vehicle is under restoration now so I will check throughly and correct it if anything is wrong. I saw a leaked suspension thats why I felt it is the same.

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Hi Gotzuk,

Anyways the vehicle is under restoration now so I will check throughly and correct it if anything is wrong. I saw a leaked suspension thats why I felt it is the same.

Tarkesh
Tarkesh, do you have any connection with Toyoto, it is printed on your T-shirt.
I am seeing this kind of jack first time. Where did you get it and for how much.
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Tarkesh, do you have any connection with Toyoto, it is printed on your T-shirt.
Refer to his 1st post in the thread, his brother heads the body shop of some Toyota dealership.
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What does the Army do with these jeeps to get them in this shape? This one looks like its been rescued from a battle field. Sorry no offense just wondering
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Refer to his 1st post in the thread, his brother heads the body shop of some Toyota dealership.
It seems, I have a bad memory.. No complain because I read somewhere... Happyness is nothing but just to keep good health and bad memory .

Infect so many 550 restoration project in the form and sometime I got confused.. I am getting addicted to all the threads..
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Old 9th January 2009, 13:48   #29
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Tarkesh, do you have any connection with Toyoto, it is printed on your T-shirt.
I am seeing this kind of jack first time. Where did you get it and for how much.

Kandisa is right he is my brother who heads Body Shop in local Toyota.

This Jack I got with the vehicle only, the person said this is special Army Jack and it can go up thirce the length of the jack. Basically it has 3 different pillars inside which come out with Gear on top of it. I am attaching one more pic when I used it. It works effortlessly , very smooth.

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Old 9th January 2009, 13:49   #30
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Infect so many 550 restoration project in the form and sometime I got confused...
Yeah, sort of ex-army 540/550 restoration revolution is going oncheers: Four-five projects of same type going on at the same time. Really incredible. May there be jeeps all around
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