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Old 6th October 2009, 12:28   #1
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Dear jeepers,

Noticed a nice looking ex army 550 this morning, as per him 3 nos were brought from Delhi,

Any more information on these jeeps & how was the experience on buying these from Delhi,

Please revert with more detail

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Old 6th October 2009, 13:17   #2
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Dear jeepers,

Noticed a nice looking ex army 550 this morning, as per him 3 nos were brought from Delhi,

Any more information on these jeeps & how was the experience on buying these from Delhi,

Please revert with more detail
It must be 2 nos and not 3. bought from mayapuri(padam's i guess). 80k each. 2001 and 2002 model which has disc brakes in front. 15k per jeep for the transportation. One jeep is getting restored in bangalore and the other in Shimoga. They have also bought 10 sand cum highway tires at 3.5k per tyre. The bodyline is too good and even the OEM seats are in very good condition. Engine is in running condition.
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This gentlemen named ravi was driving this jeep & i suppose he too is a memeber of this Group,

well good to hear that the jeepr community is growing
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It must be 2 nos and not 3. bought from mayapuri(padam's i guess). 80k each. 2001 and 2002 model which has disc brakes in front. 15k per jeep for the transportation. One jeep is getting restored in bangalore and the other in Shimoga. They have also bought 10 sand cum highway tires at 3.5k per tyre. The bodyline is too good and even the OEM seats are in very good condition. Engine is in running condition.
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Actually four 550's (ranging from 1999~2002) were brought by two diffrent group of friends and two Gypsy kings.
Two are already up and running in Bangalore. All the 550's have been sourced from Padam.
Well it's kind of nasty experience to them. As one vehicle is yet to reach Blr for the past 47 days.. the wait is getting too too long.
Well I have done a rating on the following factors Bodyline, Electrical, Mechanical on a scale of 1 to 5 [1 being the worst and 5 being the best]
Transport from Delhi to Blr and Current status being the factors.
Lots of missing parts and delayed transportation from Delhi to Bangalore are the two things one has to be careful. And finally they are yet to register it in Bangalore.
Hope guys this is useful.
The below is as per the owners sayings.
550
model : 1999
Bodyline : Rating 3
Engine :Rating 2 (was able to start after fixing the starter and other issues now completly overhauled)
Mechanical:Rating 2 1/2 (no brake pads, brake liners replaced, 4X4 still not working)
Electrical : Rating 1 basic wirk done to keep it running
Time to hit the road :Already on road (RTO work pending)
Brought On : 20-8-2009
Transport :Rating 3 (took 15days to reach Blr) 4-09-2009
Status : Up and running after engine overhaul.Tarpolin fixed.
Note :This was up and running in Mayapuri BUT, failed to start on reaching Bangalore... god Knows why... He had paid 15k more for this vehicle.this vehicle had a lot of counterfiet spares running on it.
550
model : 2000
Bodyline : Not known
Engine : Not known
Electrical : Not known
Mechanical: Not known
Brought On : 20-8-2009
Transport : Rating 0 Still in transit GOD KNOWS WHEN IT WILL REACH BANGALORE ... (as per the owner)
Owner still counting days for the past 1 and 1/2 months)
Time to hit the road : Not known
Status : still in transit
550
model : 2001
Bodyline :Rating 5
Engine : Rating 1 ( need to work on the whole engine)
Electrical : Rating 2 (need to work on all aspects)
Mechanical: Rating 2 (needs to work on 4X4) no gears inside only casing present
Brought On : 4th Sept 2009
Transport :Rating 5 Left Delhi on 8th Sept and reached Shimoga on 15th Sept)
Time to hit the road : 2 months
Status : Currently working on mechanical issues, engine work yet to start.

550
model : 2002
Bodyline : 4* (looks like a redone body work)
Engine : 2* See a lot of white smoke (needs to do the whole engine)
Electrical : 4*
Mechanical: 4* all seems to work
Time to hit the road : running (RTO work pending)
Brought On : 4th Sept 2009
Transport :Rating 5 (Left Delhi on 8th Sept and reached Bangalore on 15th Sept)
Status : Up and running
GYPSY KING
model : 2000 (carb)
Bodyline : Rating 2
Engine : Not known
Electrical : Rating 1
Mechanical: Rating 2
Electrical : Rating 0
Time to hit the road : WORK YET TO START.
Brought On :20-8-2009
Transport : Rating 3 (took 15days to reach blr) 4-09-2009
Status : WORK YET TO START.

GYPSY KING
model :1998 (carb)
Bodyline: Rating 2
Engine : Rating 1 (lots of stuff missing like fuel pump, plugs, wiring)
Electrical : Rating 0 The whole wiring harness changed
Mechanical: Rating 3
Time to hit the road : another 7 days.
Brought On :20-8-2009
Transport : Rating 3 (took 15days to reach blr) 4-09-2009
Status : Engine overhauled and vehicle started

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Does it not make more sense to pick up army disposals from Avadi?

Isn't this closer or am I missing something here? Also as of now are there any bhpians from Bangalore who have Army550 rides?
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Does it not make more sense to pick up army disposals from Avadi?
Heard it works out to be expensive to pick up from Avadi.

Isn't this closer or am I missing something here? Also as of now are there any bhpians from Bangalore who have Army550 rides?
Four among them are passive members of TeamBhp.
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few pics of 2002 model 550.
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GYPSY KING
model : 2000 (carb)

GYPSY KING
model :1998 (carb)
Nice and detailed writeup, Could you please also mention the cost to aquire the vehicles and the cost of transportation.


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Nice writeup!!! Do have any idea on how much did the Martui Gypsy's cost!!!
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Congrats to the owners on their new possesions.

+1 on Harjeev's request, please share the Gypsys' cost also.
Aren't there any MPFI Gypsy Kings available from army.
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Congrats to the owners on their new possesions.

+1 on Harjeev's request, please share the Gypsys' cost also.
Aren't there any MPFI Gypsy Kings available from army.
The gypsy's costed them approx 80k and 15k on transportation to Blore.
We will have to wait for 1 more years for MPFI Gypsies as they were supplied to the army only after 2003.
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Here are the pictures taken in Mayapuri..
Latest pictures will follow.

The 550 which is getting ready in Shimoga.

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The 550 which is up and running in Bangalore. The pic of the same has already been uploaded by star_aqua

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Pictures of the 98 model gypsy
Thanks to JP the new owner for sharing the pictures with us.
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Check the plug wires are just dangling no plugs, wiring harness is cut.
Valve door cover bolts missing..
Too many things missing in the engine bay.
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A view of the interiors
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View of the rear (You can see the tail part of the other gypsy, the work on which is yet to start)
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This gypsy's work is started as of now the engine overhaul work done completly along with the electrical works.
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Hi Sathyagith

Any idea about the registration process.

Is the jeep registered in the mayapuri dealer name and rerigistered in our name or is it diewct regitering on our name?

Gurus please throw some light on these
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Hi Sathyagith

Any idea about the registration process.

Is the jeep registered in the mayapuri dealer name and rerigistered in our name or is it diewct regitering on our name?

Gurus please throw some light on these
Hi joshguy,

The registation documents are yet to reach the owners, should be reaching them in a day or two.

These are as per my knowledge
It will be registered in the original bidder's name and will be transwered to your name but will be a PB regestered vehicle.

Any way will keep you posted once they are done with the registration process is done

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