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Old 24th April 2009, 16:19   #16
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Hey there Wicked! Congrats on your new acquisition!

Nice find dude! Where did u unearth her?

I am sure this is one more wicked off roader in the making

best of luck for the transformation (i am intentionally not calling it restoration )
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Old 28th April 2009, 00:49   #17
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Thanks guys, Atlast ! my baby has come home today. Got to plan the build yet, not decided if to keep her stock or go wicked. Got a week or two to plan it out as i have a cousins wedding to attend. Will start as soon as i return.
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Old 28th April 2009, 10:18   #18
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Hi WW,

Nice acquisition man!! Where do you get this one? In Pune? How much you paid for it? Is there another one to grab?

Do you know anybody who is good at mechanicals/engine work in Pune? As I am restoring my 550 in Kolhapur but after that I will be using it on Pune too, so I need anybody who is good in that.

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Old 28th April 2009, 14:15   #19
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Hi WW,

Nice acquisition man!! Where do you get this one? In Pune? How much you paid for it? Is there another one to grab?

Do you know anybody who is good at mechanicals/engine work in Pune? As I am restoring my 550 in Kolhapur but after that I will be using it on Pune too, so I need anybody who is good in that.

Tarkesh
Thanks man, Me and a friend of mine picked up the last two vehicles this guy had ill find out and let you know. I have got one guy to do the mechanicals/engine work for me he works for the authorised mahindra service centre and his uncle had beaing working there for thirty years, but the only is that he only works in the evening and on holidays.

Here are some pictures i removed today.
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Old 28th April 2009, 19:35   #20
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WW, How much did you pick it up for, from the auction directly? looks like its Road worthy, is it?

I actually like the paint job on this Jeep. No harm in keeping the wacky camouflage colors. Just a suggestion.

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the jeep looks very good for army auction condition in chennai congrts once check out the disc its not looking as an army disc
This Jeep is from a Chennai auction? how did you make that out?

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Hey congrats whicked wheels. Some people have all the luck in the world (2 Jeeps)

I have also ordered a MM550 (From CWD) The delivery will happen in june as their are no jeeps available right know. I am getting it for 41K.
What is CWD and 41k? Lovely price. How good / Bad is the condition? Another 1.5L to get it road worthy?
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Old 28th April 2009, 20:01   #21
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I actually like the paint job on this Jeep. No harm in keeping the wacky camouflage colors. Just a suggestion.
+1. But can you? One distinct advantage of the camo paint job is that your friendly neighborhood traffic policeman with the beer belly would not dare come near it.
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Old 28th April 2009, 22:18   #22
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I would love to keep the camoflage paint job but i dont think you are allowed to do that. As for the cost i paid quiet a bit for it. (1+) . But i dont mind because the engine is in running condition (might get it Overhauled after i check it), the alternator looks new and is working, the nozzels,the injection pump is all there and working,each and every mechinical part (main parts)is fitted on the vehicle noughting is missing so i dont have to run around searching for the parts. The only thing is that i have to overhaul everything that goes without saying and get all new rubber parts and pipes.
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+1. But can you? One distinct advantage of the camo paint job is that your friendly neighborhood traffic policeman with the beer belly would not dare come near it.
Why not? Have you seen the kind of paint jobs guys do on their Swift, Altos and 800s. All are illegal.

All you have to tell a cop if he does stop you, is that its the original paint of the Army vehicle which you got in an auction. I think thats quite a legal and legitimate answer. Thats if they stop you.

However my suggestion leans towards a White/Off White/ Brown etc non conventional paint job.

WW, Also you have not answered my other questions
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Old 29th April 2009, 14:25   #24
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[quote=IronWolf;1280648]WW, How much did you pick it up for, from the auction directly? looks like its Road worthy, is it?

Hi ironwolf, the jeep is road worthy condition brakes and a lot of little other things have to be sorted out. as for the price i paid it crossed the 1 mark thats for the vehicle and 15K for registration and insurance.



This Jeep is from a Chennai auction? how did you make that out?

I am not sure of that but the guy i brought it from told me it was picked up in a pune auction.
As for the paint i am thinking of something like a combination of black with camo highlights. lets see what works out.
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Old 23rd January 2010, 21:45   #25
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Hi guys sorry about the big delay. heres the update on Project mm550. Its actually done completed but i am uploading photos of the work in process. sorry guys i pressed the submit button before attaching the photos ill do that in some time.

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Old 23rd January 2010, 23:48   #26
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First set of pictures shows the old paint removed with paint remover and after that the full outer body was cleaned with caustic soda the outcome was amazing, the whole body was gleaming as if was chrome plated.
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Old 24th January 2010, 01:26   #27
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After the old paint was removed the next stage of painting began, the body was leveled, primer ed and the first base coat of paint applied.[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]Project MM550. (getting the wicked touch)-03092009006.jpg[/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]
After the first coat of paint was sprayed the remaining mechanical work was done,a new clutch plate assembly was installed,gear box and differentials were overhauled with rest of the mechanicals done the jeep was tested for a few days and all small problems sorted out.[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]Project MM550. (getting the wicked touch)-photo0019.jpg[/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH] The next step was a/c fitting, the mounting where made for the blower and the condenser and all pipes were routed. Once everything was fitted it was again removed. The next step the body was removed an the chassis was painted.[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH]Project MM550. (getting the wicked touch)-photo0068.jpg[/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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Old 24th January 2010, 16:25   #28
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Hi WW,

Excellent work.How much have you spent till date?

Those seat colours are too good
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Old 25th January 2010, 18:45   #29
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Nice work done and congrats on owning such a clean machine ! please post the details of cost involved in the transformation. If i am not wrong i did not see the 4x4 lever. So if u have bought a new lever say the cost of it please.
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Old 25th January 2010, 20:33   #30
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I am hooked to this thread now. I am waiting for the final outcome. Did you do any mods to the suspension? Can you share the cost of the project.
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