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Old 2nd January 2010, 14:08   #61
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Your 550 is very neatly done up. I guess the light color in the MM550 looks even better than the traditional Olive green!!!
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Hi David why don't you go in for BF Goodrich 235/70/16. I have fixed them on the 550 i have and they are really performing well. heres a picture of the jeep.
Thats dam cool man..... Yea that was my original plan for the BFG but the availiblity in bombay is a problem ...... How much did you pick them up for
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A long due update..... I got the jeep moved from my friends garage to another garage in borivili itself as the work was not happening as expected. THe place the jeep is now work has been done at a ferrous pace .

THe entire engine has been stripped down checked and put back together.
Bosh pump has been given to a autohorised bosh service center and has been service.
New clutch plates/pressure plates
Alternator serviced.
Entire brakes serviced/new boster in place.
Axles checked berrings changed.

With all this fixed the jeep was taken for a test drive on 5th Jan 2010 thats the first time i saw my baby move but as the test drive got over we figured out there was some wierd noise in the gear box, due to which i dint get to drive her

Once back at the garage the top of the gear box was opend and it was the most wierd think ever it was like a choclate milkshake in there the entire gear box was filled with water/oil. so the entire gear box has been removed and serviced. Main Berrings changed.
the funny part is the differntials dint have a drop of water in them and had good oil in em which made us think the gear box would be ok

7th Jan 10 everything has been put back together a final check is gona be done and then she goes to the paint shop.
So today 8th JAn 10 is d day for me to take a quick spin so fingers x ed.

Pics tomorrow
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some pics of the gear box with the choco milkshake in it
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some other nice cars at the garage
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I too came across such an incident,but more worse than u Mr.david , due to water oil mixture in the gear box my gear got locked between 2nd and 4th. I dove my jeep to the workshop in 2nd gear for nearly 2kms(lucky the workshop was near)
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Congrats David for the excellent buy and Kudos to Harjeev for helping you out.
Your ride looks great and looking a Harjeev's changed signature, im sure he will be aiming at another buy.
Harjeev, could you look out one for me too?? Not joking Seriously.

My mechanic's got one and hes making it a super duper OTR Safari type with a snorkel et all so hes doing all the research for the same.

Time for a MM550 and then making it OTR friendly like Allan's

David, am keeping my eyes glued to this thread as it, along with a few others are going to form my tutorials for my job!!
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hey david,

congrats on such a beauty, keep documenting the restoration and upload the snaps at regular intervals.

Its great to watch a fellow Ic-bhpian shower his ride with such tlc

I also loved the other beauties as well, which garage is this?

good luck and see you around

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Hey david

is your jeep back from the paint shop? which colour have you gone for? do post some latest pics.
And which tires have you decided to go for? Btw I got my set of 5 tires yesterday, cause heard Yokohama is increasing the price from today!

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Congrats David for the excellent buy and Kudos to Harjeev for helping you out.
Your ride looks great and looking a Harjeev's changed signature, im sure he will be aiming at another buy.
Harjeev, could you look out one for me too?? Not joking Seriously.

My mechanic's got one and hes making it a super duper OTR Safari type with a snorkel et all so hes doing all the research for the same.

Time for a MM550 and then making it OTR friendly like Allan's

David, am keeping my eyes glued to this thread as it, along with a few others are going to form my tutorials for my job!!
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not so soon buddy. I think my garrage will sat put at for the moment!!! I realy need to replenish the money bag now..
But you are most welcome anytime. Whenever you are ready just send me a PM and we'll take it from there!!!

@David
Any updates on the restoration??? Been quite some time since you updated!!
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the work at the painter has gone very slow.... the paint has been scraped off and this is somw primer used will post some updated pics later
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Congrats David for the excellent buy and Kudos to Harjeev for helping you out.
Your ride looks great and looking a Harjeev's changed signature, im sure he will be aiming at another buy.
Harjeev, could you look out one for me too?? Not joking Seriously.

My mechanic's got one and hes making it a super duper OTR Safari type with a snorkel et all so hes doing all the research for the same.

Time for a MM550 and then making it OTR friendly like Allan's

David, am keeping my eyes glued to this thread as it, along with a few others are going to form my tutorials for my job!!
thanks man all the best to you too
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Your from ic? cool man the garage is near dhaiwali down that lane the paint shop is on the link road you can come chk the GP out anytime

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hey david,

congrats on such a beauty, keep documenting the restoration and upload the snaps at regular intervals.

Its great to watch a fellow Ic-bhpian shower his ride with such tlc

I also loved the other beauties as well, which garage is this?

good luck and see you around

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the work at the painter has gone very slow.... the paint has been scraped off and this is somw primer used will post some updated pics later

There are ceiling fans hanging in your jeep . Seriously, the painter must be extreamly lazy to slow the work down like this. You are living my dream of owing and restoring a jeep. Please keep us updated.


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Hey david

is your jeep back from the paint shop? which colour have you gone for? do post some latest pics.
And which tires have you decided to go for? Btw I got my set of 5 tires yesterday, cause heard Yokohama is increasing the price from today!

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NO man the painter is too slow its more than 20 days in the shop....i plan on going in for a metalic grey with a black soft top ....

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There are ceiling fans hanging in your jeep . Seriously, the painter must be extreamly lazy to slow the work down like this. You are living my dream of owing and restoring a jeep. Please keep us updated.


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yea those were celing fans we had a good laugh though when we saw them hanging.... well he is slow but work is good.. so they say

i picker up a set of seats from CST these are tavera seats 5600 for both any one got ffedback on tavera seats?

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i picker up a set of seats from CST these are tavera seats 5600 for both any one got ffedback on tavera seats?
also picked up some mm logos
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