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Old 15th January 2010, 04:13   #61
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Jeep captain: Any more updates on the jeep? Is all the engine work done and also i can see the pictures have BF goodrich tires on. Well this is pretty neat looking jeep
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Old 26th February 2010, 04:15   #62
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Jeep captain: Any more updates on the jeep? Is all the engine work done and also i can see the pictures have BF goodrich tires on. Well this is pretty neat looking jeep
Thanks maddy42. More updates are below.


Friends,
My 3B was lying in the garage for a paint job and fixing the soft top for last two months. Bu there was no progress for last two months because the painter had some personal /family issues and kept postponing it.

It was sent there for some minor body/denting works like
1) Restoring the wheel arches to original shape ( thanks JeepMkd for pointing this out)
2) convert the tail gate from opening from side to original design ( thanks diesel_maniac for sending the parts )
3) moving the spare wheel holder to the side of the body and
4) Painting

The works were progressing in snail pace and finally last week I decided to get it out of garage and give the mechanic one week deadline. I told the mech to justfinish all the body works and return the Jeep on the 7th day even if its not painted.

Guess what? He finished all the body works and decided to paint it a green colour of his choice ( Just one coat to cover the primer or surfacer ) and here is the result.

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I did not suggest this colour and I am not liking it that much. So I am going to change it soon. But decided to drive it like this for sometime before I send it back to Garage.

I know there are more work to be done like

1) raise exhaust pipe for more GC
2) removal of that mesh on the grill
3) change/fix the tail gate fitments
4) and finally Painting with colour of my choice

So the story continues......

But Let me know your feedback/comments
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Old 26th February 2010, 10:30   #63
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I know there are more work to be done like

1) raise exhaust pipe for more GC
2) removal of that mesh on the grill
3) change/fix the tail gate fitments
4) and finally Painting with colour of my choice

So the story continues......

But Let me know your feedback/comments
I think the color choice is good and going very well with the jeep. Consider keeping it. I have given my other comments on jeep pics thread.

How does it drive BTW?
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Old 26th February 2010, 10:39   #64
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Shibu,
Great progress. Congrats..
Are u getting it done @ Wayanad by any chance? That garage looks familiar to me
I feel that there is something wrong with the inner sides (front) of the fenders, or is it like that? I guess the fender should end perpendicular to the grille; there are some additional bends and cuts in there.
Also, the right side fender appears to be thicker than the left one, or is it my eyes fooling around ..
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Old 15th March 2010, 23:21   #65
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Shibu,
Great progress. Congrats..
Are u getting it done @ Wayanad by any chance? That garage looks familiar to me
I feel that there is something wrong with the inner sides (front) of the fenders, or is it like that? I guess the fender should end perpendicular to the grille; there are some additional bends and cuts in there.
Also, the right side fender appears to be thicker than the left one, or is it my eyes fooling around ..
Jeeva,
Its not getting done in Wayanad. First phase was one done in Wayanad, then in was done in Tiruvalla and now in Cochin.
You are right about the fender ends. Another miss from my side. These are the after effects of remote restoration. Will be fixing it soon.

For time being I got the spare wheel moved to left side and silencer muffler was modified and relocated to give maximum ground clearance.

Jeep is still in garage for more mods...
Let the pics speaks now.

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what an idea sir ji


great work!!
cant wait to see final pictures.
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Shibu, i think those pieces used for hanging the exhaust are similar to Balatta packings, if yes then the reliability of the mounting will be low as the material properties of such stuff fade away with time (they may shear off), also i can see abrupt bends on the exhaust near the muffler assembly, if possible try to make these bends as moderate as possible, this will enable easy escape of exhaust gases (less back pressure and pumping losses) resulting in better performance. Please correct me if i am wrong.

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P.S. It would be nice if someone could post pictures of original CJ3B exhaust mountings.
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Old 16th March 2010, 22:05   #68
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Shibu, i think those pieces used for hanging the exhaust are similar to Balatta packings, if yes then the reliability of the mounting will be low as the material properties of such stuff fade away with time (they may shear off), also i can see abrupt bends on the exhaust near the muffler assembly, if possible try to make these bends as moderate as possible, this will enable easy escape of exhaust gases (less back pressure and pumping losses) resulting in better performance. Please correct me if i am wrong.

Spike

P.S. It would be nice if someone could post pictures of original CJ3B exhaust mountings.
Spike, I know the unreliability of Balatta packings and I am sure it will not even last one OTR due to the extreme terrain where we go.And I know the performance issues with the abrubt bends on the exhaust pipe, but couldnt help it since its getting done in Cochin and I am sitting here.
But I am glad I managed to get what we intended.. I mean to get maximum ground clearance. Now next task is to get the exhaust pipes replaced with smoother bends.

I am plannig to replace the exhaust moutings with these, I already have them with me.

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And should like this once installed.Spike, This is what you are talking about right?

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And regarding the bends you mean to say do it this way, right?

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I did a quick search and found these 3 images (Courtesy to respective websites and owners)

Interesting to see CJ3B underbody and how the exhaust is routed. See the location of the muffler. I have never seen any CJ3B with this kind of exhaust pipe setup.

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Now checkout the underbody & exhaust of MB

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Jeep Captain, you are in the right direction and yes the routing of exhaust pipe inclined 45 degrees to the vehicle longitudinal axis (X axis) is correct, thanks for sharing those pics.

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Friends,
Just quick update. I know this is really going in a slow pace But something is better that nothing isnt it?

Got a anti roll bar and a new soft top installed on my CJ3B.

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Sorry for the quality of the pics. More pics and updates to follow. Jeep should be ready before Monsoon for sure!
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Shibu, i hope the front and rear tyres are of the same size, driver side seat looks more inclined towards the rear, is it so? Does your Jeep have a ventilating windshield?

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Shibu,
Nice job on your 3B and colour too.
What brand, size NDMS have you got on and is a set of 5 available ?
Regards,
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Shibu, i hope the front and rear tyres are of the same size, driver side seat looks more inclined towards the rear, is it so? Does your Jeep have a ventilating windshield?
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Spike,
All the 5 tyres are the same size I think its the angle of photo. Yes, the driver side seat need more re enforcement and yes it has a ventillating windshield.


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Nice job on your 3B and colour too.
What brand, size NDMS have you got on and is a set of 5 available ?
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Thanks Fazal sir, Its MRF 6.00 x 16 NDMS. Yes I can get you as many sets you want.
Cheers
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Spike,
All the 5 tyres are the same size I think its the angle of photo. Yes, the driver side seat need more re enforcement and yes it has a ventillating windshield.
I also guessed it is the angle, otherwise I don't expect JC to put different size tyres.

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P.S. When do we go off-roading in this Jeep to Wayanad?
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Dear Shibu - in your post no 65, photographs no 6 and 7, I can see very clearly that the master cylinder to brake pedal support bracket is ruthlessly cut off to route the exhaust pipe. Please correct this defect. It will affect brake performance and safety. PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE WITHOUT THIS BRACKET. Please remain safe. This is a major infringement. The garage guy may not even know how much harmhe is causing, as you can see here.

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