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Old 24th April 2009, 16:09   #61
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Thats once heck of a teaser Alfa, badboyscad, great job!

Waiting eagerly for the day time pics !
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Old 11th May 2009, 01:40   #62
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I took the vehicle in a riverbed yesterday with three other vehicles. I took it easy with the jeep as it had done only ~350km since the rebuild.



Pics to follow soon.
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Old 11th May 2009, 12:40   #63
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I took the vehicle in a riverbed yesterday with three other vehicles. I took it easy with the jeep as it had done only ~350km since the rebuild.

Pics to follow soon.
Hi Alfa Kilo,

Your jeep sure does look promising. Really like the rims that its got on. It would be really great if you could post some pics of the vehicle too. I see the fenders on the front mudguards are fabricated by you, What material have you used?

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Old 11th May 2009, 12:56   #64
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looking fantastic.

need pictures, pictures and more pictures.

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I took the vehicle in a riverbed yesterday with three other vehicles. I took it easy with the jeep as it had done only ~350km since the rebuild.
Hi AK,

Nice JEEP. if you are using 5.88:1 Diff-Ratio, go in for taller tyres, 255-85-16 or equivalent 32-33" tyres.

Rajasthan surely has envious OTR spots .

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Old 11th May 2009, 22:28   #66
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Your jeep sure does look promising. Really like the rims that its got on. It would be really great if you could post some pics of the vehicle too. I see the fenders on the front mudguards are fabricated by you, What material have you used?
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looking fantastic.

need pictures, pictures and more pictures.

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Thanks, the mud guards are made out of fibre reinforced rubber sheets. They are flexible, unlike fibreglass ones.
I will upload pics as soon as I get hold of a camera.

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Hi AK,

Nice JEEP. if you are using 5.88:1 Diff-Ratio, go in for taller tyres, 255-85-16 or equivalent 32-33" tyres.

Rajasthan surely has envious OTR spots .

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Thanks
I plan to have 31-32" tyres. The main problem is in getting the right wheels.

Rajasthan is relatively sparsely populated, so there are a lot of open spaces to exploit. But I miss Maharashtra for its monsoons and mud.
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I must say its a very nice jeep with lots of character. Here are few more pics from OTR.

My MM550XD rebuild-image_019.jpg

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All electric switches are on top including ignition key...

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Hi Alfa Kilo,

You seem to have a very unique roll cage, could you comment on the same along with some pictures. Also what is the reason for having all electricals on top?

Awaiting your inputs.

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Old 12th May 2009, 16:10   #69
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Alfa very nice man! the jeep looks smashing.

The roll cage is very nice! i love it. seems like you have done something in tone of what Tarkesh was planning to do with his jeep.

Is the roll cage reinforced?
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Thanks for posting the pics Yogesh.

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Also what is the reason for having all electricals on top?
I will later modify the vehicle to ford 1500mm of water.

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The roll cage is very nice! i love it. seems like you have done something in tone of what Tarkesh was planning to do with his jeep. Is the roll cage reinforced?
Reinforced? I did not understand your question.

I will post more pics as soon as I get hold of the camera. Right now the vehicle is complete except the tailgate and proper tyres.
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Great looking jeep.Must be one of the quickest restorations on t-bhp.

Whens your Jeep workshop opening up ?
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finally its back in action!. and yeah the same ol' alloy.

whats with the rubber thingy on the fenders. You were not able to get the army type claddings? or you have something else in mind.?
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Great looking jeep.Must be one of the quickest restorations on t-bhp.

Whens your Jeep workshop opening up ?
Thanks. The WS is open! Actually the jeep took about 2 weeks longer than I expected.

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finally its back in action!. and yeah the same ol' alloy.

whats with the rubber thingy on the fenders. You were not able to get the army type claddings? or you have something else in mind.?
I made flexible mudguards so that they dont break on contact with some tree, rock or autorickshaw. They also give me more tyre clearance in the front.
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All the best with your new venture. Let us know if you come across any 4x4's in decent condition for sale.
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Thanks. The WS is open! Actually the jeep took about 2 weeks longer than I expected.

I made flexible mudguards so that they dont break on contact with some tree, rock or autorickshaw. They also give me more tyre clearance in the front.
Alfa - Thats a neat looking offroader. I felt the rubber fenders are not that smooth looking. Just my opinion. Any plans of Fenders 2.0?

How long did the rebuild actually take? Surely not 4-5 months like our other brothers in waiting.

I like the part about the Autorickshaw. You are talking my language.

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