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Old 27th January 2010, 01:03   #136
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whats the reason behind make the chassis longer than the standard size?
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Old 27th January 2010, 07:47   #137
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^^^ there probably were issues with the Scorpio engine+4WD system being a tight fit in the existing 550 chassis? Hence the longer Bolero chassis.

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Old 27th January 2010, 09:37   #138
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^^^ there probably were issues with the Scorpio engine+4WD system being a tight fit in the existing 550 chassis? Hence the longer Bolero chassis.
Not at all. I just could not find a NGCS MM550 chassis! The Bolero Chassis I found was almost new and hence my earlier idea to reduce the length. After weighing the pros and cons and also in vew of the fact that the jeep would have an SPOA setup, I decided to just increase the body length!

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Old 28th January 2010, 10:20   #139
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Pics of the Traction Bar, extension work and new rear door.
Welding over-runs were there as the welding was done from underneath. They have since been ground away with an angle grinder.
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Old 28th January 2010, 11:30   #140
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Wow, good progress. I thought a few weeks ago your jeep was completed (In another thread), are you upgrading it, or was the pics only a WIP pic?
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Old 28th January 2010, 17:06   #141
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It was completed in that Avatar, but then decided to plonk in a Scorpio engine and NGCS chassis. Hence, it is still WIP. Maybe soon.......
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Old 29th January 2010, 18:58   #142
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jyobeb, your 550 is going to be the world's only 'stretch' 550 (MM 550 XL ?!).

Please do post more pics of the WIP.
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This looks like another first on Team bhp. Eager to see this perform offroad.
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jyobeb, your 550 is going to be the world's only 'stretch' 550 (MM 550 XL ?!).

Please do post more pics of the WIP.
LOL. Yes, MM550XL sounds about right!
In view of critical reviews on the position of the condenser fan, the fan is now relocated inside the grill.
@ Blue thunder, any specific pics that you are looking for?
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... the position of the condenser fan, the fan is now relocated inside the grill....
it looks great now.

Please do post more underbody pics...especially of the spring mount perches, and another pic of the traction bar. Thanks!
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jyobeb, your 550 is going to be the world's only 'stretch' 550 (MM 550 XL ?!).
the exact name will be
a 4x4 MAHINDRA 750 2.6 CRDE (soft top with metal doors)


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Old 28th February 2010, 23:34   #147
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It would be a 4X4 2.6 MM750. (not crde)
Will post pics in 2 days. The jeep now has a hard top ( meaning a metal roof) with a sun roof and the sides will be covered with canvas.
I also have fabricated a removable exhaust extension for water fording.
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Hi Jyobeb, don't you need a shackle for this kinda traction bar?
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Pics of the Traction Bar, extension work and new rear door.
Welding over-runs were there as the welding was done from underneath. They have since been ground away with an angle grinder.
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Hi Jyobeb, don't you need a shackle for this kinda traction bar?
+1: The first thing that came to mind when I saw the pics. Any reason that you haven't got the shackle here?

Also, can't make out clearly from the pictures, but did you check the following angles:
  • Lower rod of the traction bar should be as parallel to the drive shaft as possible.
  • The upper rod of the traction bar should be as parallel to the ground as possible
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Old 4th March 2010, 15:29   #150
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The shackle basically allows the flex necessary for articulation. That is the reason why the traction bar ends with an engine bed.
This allows for vertical flex as well as sideways flex. It seems to work just fine. Now to see how long it will last.
The traction bar is relatively parallel to the ground and the lower part is fairly parallel to the prop shaft. It was all I could do actually.
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