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Old 27th October 2010, 10:20   #301
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Does anyone have any idea about the 2.5 tonne tata 4wd trucks available in army auctions?

How much would one cost?
How much is the life left/ kms done already?
Has anyone done any restoration on one of those?
How practical is the idea to take an army disposal one and convert it into an overlander; Unimog style?

thanks to all and best of regards

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@saintsinner,

i meant taxes of around 30k. you got it na.
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Hi All,
Does anyone have any idea about the 2.5 tonne tata 4wd trucks available in army auctions?

How much would one cost?
How much is the life left/ kms done already?
Has anyone done any restoration on one of those?
How practical is the idea to take an army disposal one and convert it into an overlander; Unimog style?

thanks to all and best of regards

R
I was planning on a Tatra or a Kraz. but the unavailability of parts is where i got stuck. most of the army trucks just get cut down and parts are sold off, the rest is sent to the melting plant.

I am not sure if it is possible to have a truck with a private regn. number.
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I was planning on a Tatra or a Kraz. but the unavailability of parts is where i got stuck. most of the army trucks just get cut down and parts are sold off, the rest is sent to the melting plant.

I am not sure if it is possible to have a truck with a private regn. number.

Are you sure that parts are a problem? With Tata having such a big presence here and similar trucks available in the open market I would have thought that parts would be the least of the problems!

However you do have a valid point about the private registration. That should be a problem. But I remember a Swaraj Mazda T3500 converted into a campervan (with extended body) available for sale in Goa a year back. It was registered as a personal vehicle. So I am sure that something could be done about that. (This is India afterall).

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i wasn't looking at Tata. It was looking for a Tatra or a Kraz. Tatra is Czech & Kraz is from Ukraine. both have massive 12 cylinder diesel drinking engine and parts need to be imported.

Tata/Ashok Leyland/Swaraj Mazda etc should not be a problem. I think camper's can have a private registration.

Any one in transport business, please elaborate
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i wasn't looking at Tata. It was looking for a Tatra or a Kraz. Tatra is Czech & Kraz is from Ukraine. both have massive 12 cylinder diesel drinking engine and parts need to be imported.

Tata/Ashok Leyland/Swaraj Mazda etc should not be a problem. I think camper's can have a private registration.

Any one in transport business, please elaborate
Why dont you have a look at the UAZ , i saw one for auction in the list that has been put up on the previous page

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Auction of Excise ceased vehicle in Bikaneer. Might interest someone.
The list came in a local daily here.

These are vehicle ceased by Excise Department for booze running. The whole list contains about 50 vehicle inducing three wheelers, Jeeps and LCV and HCV.

What is interesting are couple of boleros. And i am sure they are 4x4 as most Booze runner opt for them.

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OT- Noticed something very strange in the newspaper clipping, hence could not resist from posting. The engine no. mentioned in the penultimate row (0302AB0300N) actually happens to be the Engine Part no. Part numbers ending with N means Nasik. Wonder how they managed to find this out?

Mods- please delete if found inappropriate.

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Planning to buy a military auctioned jeep in Chennai. I could understand that buying a single jeep in auction is not possible, so does anyone know any proper guys who buys auctioned lot and sells them in single in Chennai.

Also my purpose is to use it mainly for jungle safari, mainly highland area. Could you guys please suggest which model should I go for, and an approx price if i go for a 95 model one.


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@saint:

There is a chap in Avadi who pick up army lots. He has a huge yard that contains just about everything sold by the Army in Avadi. He has started quoting high prices due to the interest in jeeps, but you can negotiate. Last time I was there, he was quoting 1.5 lakhs (not sure if it includes registration or not). You won't get any 95 from the army. Avadi is currently auctioning 99/00 models. There is a 2WD ex-govt 540 in Chennai quoting 1.2 lakhs. I have seen it and it is in decent condition. You can try to get it for 1 lakhs and spend 30K converting it to 4WD. This vehicle already has a fiberglass hard top, bucket seats, etc. PM me for details.

For 95 model you shouldn't pay more than 80 to 90k.
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hi guys,
the delhi police auctions have been announced. the only sad part is that the lots are huge. only very few, a couple, of lots have 3-4 gypsys. the others are all around 8-10 gypsys in one lot. are there any gypsy lovers who are interesting in coming together and picking up a lot collectively? in case, there are a sizeable number of people, we can think of bidding in the auction.
please do let me know, and i'll find out more details. the auction is slated for december 2 and most of the gypsys can be inspected at rajpur road
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hi doc, have just pm-ed you my contact number. but, we're going to need a lot more people to try and get us some gypsys through these auctions. let's talk and see what we can do.
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As far as i know Kraz and Tatra have never been auctioned. I have seen '78 imports still doing duty.

most common were shkatiman, nissan 1 tonner and tata 713.

You can register your truck as private vehcile, atleast in Rajasthan as 'FA' and 'UA' firm registration and private utility. Their registration cost is much higher.
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Hi All,
Good news for Chennai and Bangalore guys!
There is auction happening in Chennai (Avadi) on 08/12/2010, there are MM 550 Jeeps, Gypsys.

Vehicles - Total Quantity - Vehicles in a lot - Location

MM 550 xd -30 -3 - Chennai

Gypsy 413 King - 23 - 3 - Chennai

Gypsy 410 - 36 - 5 - Chennai

Gypsy 410 - 1 - 1 - Goa


Cheers!

Sanjay

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