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Old 11th June 2011, 00:44   #301
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Hello dont give us stories without any pictures alright You decided on the color or is that gonna be a surprise?
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Hello dont give us stories without any pictures alright You decided on the color or is that gonna be a surprise?
color, no surprise - RED, the OE color.

On the progress... Jaggu, Point 5 is killing me!!!!!

1 street mutt turned a auto turtle and full day was spent on it, not the mutt - that ran away, bugger!! Some @#$@#$ 407 came for a 1-day tinker/full respray job and got on my nerves...

So Mohan and me got down to do some dirty work and save some time in the future.

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9AM today

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2PM today

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Old 17th June 2011, 23:05   #304
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Pink base coat, some rough patches showed up, needs some more putty/paste work!!

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Hi Santhosh, Good progress.. are you serious about the red?

Candy red/old school fire engine red?
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Hi Santhosh, Good progress.. are you serious about the red?

Candy red/old school fire engine red?
Yep, want to give the jeep the color it came from the assembly line, if not the OE grill No turning back after the pink base coat now!!

My painter was talking about a german red, I am OK with shade, as long as it is not close to Marutis red, I like the Hyundai red more, what is that called?
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Hi Santosh,
My 2 cents. Consider this red. It may look good on your jeep
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@ Santosh I always wonder , who has made that grill of yours . not so good but not so bad to discard either. hmm , made me thinking what prompted someone to design & make it .
BTW , I always liked the deep fire engine Red colour , thats little darker shed , have you thought something like that ?

Anyway the whole project looks promising --it was indeed needed

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@ Santosh I always wonder , who has made that grill of yours . not so good but not so bad to discard either. hmm , made me thinking what prompted someone to design & make it .
AFAIK, that's an OE grill used mainly for export versions at that time.
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Are the photos decieving me or what,how did you get so much of clearance between body and chassis,considering your tyres are'nt very tall?

Andy

PS: After completion of my 540 restoration,would be starting with 340 shortly. Will be bugging you enough,please keep your phone switched on at all unearthly hours!

If you don't mind,would you please ask your mechanic on
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2. Separating body and chassis and painting of chassis and underbody and replacement of body bushes and putting everything back together? How much?

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@ Santosh I always wonder , who has made that grill of yours . not so good but not so bad to discard either. hmm , made me thinking what prompted someone to design & make it .
BTW , I always liked the deep fire engine Red colour , thats little darker shed , have you thought something like that? Anyway the whole project looks promising --it was indeed needed
Yep, needed very badly. BTW, the red I chose is called Massey Red.

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AFAIK, that's an OE grill used mainly for export versions at that time.
You will get to see it hopefully soon, I just cant say if its O.E OR sourced by someone from dubai (Jeep was a KL Regn at 1 point in time)...

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Consider this red.
Too late

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Are the photos decieving me or what,how did you get so much of clearance between body and chassis,considering your tyres are'nt very tall?
I think its the leafs, need recambering or un-cambering... I just came from long to OE shackles, so all 4 are in different cambers!!

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Will be bugging you enough,please keep your phone switched on at all unearthly hours!
np, you got my #, so fire away...

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2. Separating body and chassis and painting of chassis and underbody and replacement of body bushes and putting everything back together? How much?
Paint job depends on color, let me give you my breakup.

Tinkers Bill - 6000Rs (Includes removal of body, fenders, bonnet and grill, radiator, body bedding's from chassis. Does NOT include electrical removal/refitting, that will be another 1000 max if you plan to reuse existing wiring, else discard the old harness and get a new one... My jeep had its fair share of tinker job because it was rotten. Let me tell you this is NOT a complete tinkers job, it is more of a patch work and not as expert/clean as the coorg example of samurai or any of the hyd guyz.

Painters bill - 6000Rs. rubbing down chassis to metal, prime it with red oxide, cover it with black paint, under tub covering with black, metal paste work (bondo), tub interior with hammer-ton paint (so called rust protection), engine bay covered in black, putty where ever needed, at least 2 base coats and 2 final coats - all cheap material used for metal paste, putty!! Paint is ASPA, you can get your own material if you want DuPont and likes... Of course final work includes rubbing polishing with some cheap wax.

Some pics from a BAD cell cam inside a Dark shed, wait for better pics, this happened today morning. Final coat is completed.

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BD has spoken about your grill in this thread itself:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post1429539 (1990 M&M Cj340)

and also discussed here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post1425496 (1990 M&M Cj340)
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Yes Doc, if it is true, then I am happy, but the sheet metal quality and welding finesse is faar from OE spec, thats why I am suspecting till today.

-------Edit------

Just realized the name of the red shade is from Massey Ferguson tractor red -- MASSEY RED

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Yes Doc, if it is true, then I am happy, but the sheet metal quality and welding finesse is faar from OE spec, thats why I am suspecting till today.
Actually it's not OE but a replica according to him and then he explained some interheadlight distance in totality. I was wrong about it being OE, it's a copy of the OE grill that was on MM export models to France and also seen on the wranglers.
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52 days later...

The final spray of paint was completed. It was a pretty tiring exercise. I am sure not more than 7 days of work was involved!!

I will post some pics tomm. Next on agenda is re-fitting the old wiring, it worked fine, just need to get a new fuse box and lots of fuses. Get the jeep in starting condition and do a little fabrication/welding exercise on fitting the maruti 800 seats.
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