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Old 11th June 2009, 13:23   #16
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Yes, he is planning for a snorkel.

Raj from Performance Auto Noida has replicated a safari snorkel for the Gyspy and MM550 brilliantly !!

The best part,.. he has achieved it at 1/4th the cost.
Its fit and finish is almost as good and reliable as if an OEM.

Do ask him to get in touch with him if he's interested.

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Old 11th June 2009, 20:39   #17
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Raj from Performance Auto Noida has replicated a safari snorkel for the Gyspy and MM550 brilliantly !!

The best part,.. he has achieved it at 1/4th the cost.
Its fit and finish is almost as good and reliable as if an OEM.....
What's the cost and is there some sample work that we can look at? Does it use the stock air filter or does it need a CAI etc?

Also, contact details would help.
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Old 11th June 2009, 22:12   #18
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A superior body and paint job. The dull olive brings out more character than a glossy paint would. My honest opinion is, the alloys and tyres do not suit the rest of the concept.
Do I see the body tilt to the left or is it the angle?

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Old 11th June 2009, 23:44   #19
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Hey ,
1> That is a very nice jeep indeed,understated but purposeful and classy.Congrats to Sachin.
2> The alloys really do compliment and highlight what would otherwise be a standard paint job IMO .
3> The very minor tilt could be attributed to the slope of the ground,and the fact that most of us have to regularly get off the road thus putting more stress on the left hand side suspension.Nothing to take away from the effort to get the jeep in shape.
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A superior body and paint job. The dull olive brings out more character than a glossy paint would. My honest opinion is, the alloys and tyres do not suit the rest of the concept.
Do I see the body tilt to the left or is it the angle?
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Old 12th June 2009, 09:17   #20
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Hey ,
1> That is a very nice jeep indeed,understated but purposeful and classy.Congrats to Sachin.
2> The alloys really do compliment and highlight what would otherwise be a standard paint job IMO .
3> The very minor tilt could be attributed to the slope of the ground,and the fact that most of us have to regularly get off the road thus putting more stress on the left hand side suspension.Nothing to take away from the effort to get the jeep in shape.
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Jammy, for you to understand, the tilt. see the with white lines near the (tyre and ground) nearly zero level, now go upwards, notice the the front bumper the red arrow and then see the gap inbetween, go now to the mudguard level and the gap is increasing, and at the top level too. Align the vertical slats of the front grill with the red horizontal line to see the degeree of tilt.

No slope in the ground.

"regularly get off the road putting more stress on the left side" ???

How is that? Even if we go by your logic it shouldn't be so, after the moping and suspension job is done, this seems to be a jeep that has hardly done any mileage after restoration. Right?

There are many guys on this forum who know what caused the tilt. IF THERE IS ONE ACTUALLY.

Now now, who is taking away anything from the jeep by pointing out something that can be improved upon? like the tilt. Alloys or not, is the owners choice, all are free to give their opinion in a positve spirit that we T-BHPians share.

My comment was on the concept not on looks.
Regards,

A restored MM550 and how...-_6105934.jpg

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Old 12th June 2009, 09:23   #21
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sharath,seems to be sachin in feeling shy to go onboard.Pls encourage him to write a detailed report of acquring till the on-road price of the jeep.egarly waiting.

writings on the hood,dull finish looks good for jungle trails.
Showel,Axe & Gas can are missing.
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Old 12th June 2009, 09:31   #22
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A lovely job, Samurai. Kudos to your friend.

Likes -
1. The olive matt job simply blows everything else away.
2. Subdued decals. The fact that it does not have an 'US' lettering on it improves it further. We should be proud of it.
3. Very good soft top. Matches the entire paint job.

Dislikes -
1. The alloys do look nice, but look like 15". Makes them look small.
2. The Apollo tyres don't look purposeful enough although they are AT.
3. The interior roof paneling does not gel with the exteriors.

Just my opinion though. In all, a very nice job.
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What's the cost and is there some sample work that we can look at? Does it use the stock air filter or does it need a CAI etc?

Also, contact details would help.
hi mr.khan,i guess the cost of the replicated snorkel(from safari snorkel) should be roughly around 5k+,it uses the stock air filter but other options can be considered on order,i have seen the first product while on an otr we did together in hisar,if you want a pic of the snorkel then pm me you email and i will send you the reference images with raj kapoor's number.He does a brilliant job and has fabricated real sweet bumpers(arb replicas) for gypsy and 540.

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Sachin does not have access to computer at work and his home Internet is down. So he has barely seen this thread, may be just a glance from a cyber center.

However, he has been using this Jeep as his primary ride for a few days down. Wherever he goes, he gets looks from everybody. Numerous students from Manipal have made enquiries, tourists visiting Udupi/Malpe have stopped and taken photographs posing in front of it. Most people think is as a proper military vehicle bought in army auction. They are not willing to believe it otherwise.

Let's hope Sachin gets some time to check out this thread soon.
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"regularly get off the road putting more stress on the left side" ???

How is that? Even if we go by your logic it shouldn't be so, after the moping and suspension job is done, this seems to be a jeep that has hardly done any mileage after restoration. Right?
There are many guys on this forum who know what caused the tilt. IF THERE IS ONE ACTUALLY.

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You know, if ever I change color of my Gypsy, this is the color it would be; Olive green matt.

Looks just perfect.
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Wheels look puny for this jeep.
Taller tyres on 16" alloy rims would help, I guess.
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YELLA WOKAY VELVET ROOF LINING YAAKE?. definitely doesnt go with the well chosen shade and finish of the paint.

also , why 15 "wheels ?
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The paint is good. Good body lines too. The wheels dont impress me much though,
A pair of light force and a winch I am sure will make it look even better.
Im dying to own my Jeep soon.
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after looking at numerous pimped out jeeps in chandigarh this one looks fabulous.
hats off
this is by far the best restored jeep i have seen .
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