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Old 10th September 2009, 14:14   #211
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.....One mirchi in the middle and two nimbus on either sides of mirch mounted below it on front bumper,then nobody will mess with the jeep.
Wish i could use more than two smilies...!!! Man, i must admit once again about your incredible visualization skill and making things different!
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Old 18th January 2010, 17:27   #212
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Reviving the thread after quite some time. The jeep has completed 1000km+ of running and except two small hitches (nothing in jeep standard actually!) there has been no other issues in terms of reliability. The longest drive so far has been a 350km stretch, and it was a comfortable ride contrary to normal conception.

As a part of the add-on process planned earlier, the jeep is going to get a customized front bumper, exclusively designed and fabricated by Mandeep. The aim was to come up with something simple but subtle that stands out from the conventional looks, not too heavy yet super-robust in terms of strength. Its made out of 'white metal' with MIG & TIG welding all the way at appropriate places.
Here are a set of pictures of the buil-up process of the bumper. More pictures will follow soon.

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00541.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00542.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00543.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00545.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00547.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00548.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00549.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00550.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00553.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-dsc00555.jpg

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Old 18th January 2010, 17:59   #213
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Hi Kandaisa,

Very well done! Superb work... It will change the jeeps looks once get painted in black

How much the cost for this?

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Old 18th January 2010, 23:40   #214
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Amazing work Mandeep!!! The bumper looks really butch and macho!!!

It surely looks like its more solid than the conventional MM550 bumpers!
But if it gets damaged during OTR or any other way how easy or difficult would it be to give the same shape in Delhi!!!
As I suppose that the bumper has been machine bent, it would not be possible to repair it by hand??? Or would it>

But it surely looks great! Much better and different that all types of bumpers that I have seen till now

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Amazing work Mandeep!!! The bumper looks really butch and macho!!!
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what kind of welder was used, tig or mig ? (& amperage)
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Amazing work Mandeep!!! The bumper looks really butch and macho!!!

It surely looks like its more solid than the conventional MM550 bumpers!
But if it gets damaged during OTR or any other way how easy or difficult would it be to give the same shape in Delhi!!!
As I suppose that the bumper has been machine bent, it would not be possible to repair it by hand??? Or would it>

But it surely looks great! Much better and different that all types of bumpers that I have seen till now
Harjeev,its a 4mm thick steel with mig welding from inside and outside.It wont get damaged,its not like those 1 guage or 14 gauge bumpers.

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what kind of welder was used, tig or mig ? (& amperage)
We have miller for tig,and sunrise for mig,as far as the amperage goes,i need to check with my foreman.

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We have miller for tig,and sunrise for mig,as far as the amperage goes,i need to check with my foreman.
what will be the price range?
what will you suggest for hobbyist tid or mig. (a used tig probably)
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I was watching this thread in the initial days and then lost track. Now with this update i suddenly noticed and i am literally

One hell of a restoration job ***** stars to you and the team.

Can we have some shots of the engine bay please.
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what will be the price range?
what will you suggest for hobbyist tid or mig. (a used tig probably)
I personally like tig as it has less spatter and does not heat the metal much,you can make fine welds and tacs with it.Though mig is easier to do as the spool feeds the wire through the torch.The price range varies on the series of machine you buy.You can go online and call for price.Esab is also a good company and has offices everwhere.
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Harjeev,its a 4mm thick steel with mig welding from inside and outside.It wont get damaged,its not like those 1 guage or 14 gauge bumpers.
4mm says it all!!! Thats 1 hell of a bumper you have there! Good for nudging people out of ones way on the roads and well off-roads this should be on hell of a formidable machine!!!
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Thanks guys. The best part is its not that heavy as it looks to be and yet strengthwise is in the best category.
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.....It will change the jeeps looks once get painted in black.....
Spot on, its getting painted in matt black only, the same colour as the chassis.
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I was watching this thread in the initial days and then lost track. Now with this update i suddenly noticed and i am literally
One hell of a restoration job ***** stars to you and the team.
Can we have some shots of the engine bay please.
Thanks a lot for those words. And hope we will be able to give some more updates in near future as well Will surely put up some engine bay pics shortly.

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what will be the price range?
As per the cost of the bumper, you can send me a PM. But considering some good garages here charging around 45k for front & rear bumpers made out of not-so-great stuffs, this one obviously cost a good amount being leagues ahead in terms of quality and the proper procedure followed.

Harjeev, i think now we need to be even more careful on road because of safety of other vehicles

Here are few more pics. Provision has been made for a winch mount if it happens in future:

The story of my jeep: MM 440-1.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-2.jpg

The story of my jeep: MM 440-3.jpg

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The custom bumper has come out very nice and it will make your jeep stand out amongst the other jeeps. Waiting to see the jeep in person after the bumper has been painted.

Awesome job Mandeep.
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One hell of a bumper! It will look like a charging bull on the road! Waiting eagerly to see it in flesh and also drive it through the notorious traffic of Noida!


Congratulations renegade & Kandisa!
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Amazing work Mandeep!!! The bumper looks really butch and macho!!!
harjeev,i hope "d" remains silent in the last word for bumper..I will be posting few pics after the paint job,it looks fantastic,atleast to me.
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Pardon me for forgetting the camera at the factory,i will be uploading some detailed shots soon but till then here is some from my phone.
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