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Old 5th March 2010, 19:21   #136
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I only have one option. Do this or buy a car for which i have a budget of only a lakh. So, technically i will have to end up buying an used 800. Got used to the driving position and command the jeep has on the road. Driving an 800 would mean sitting almost on the road and driving. My recent drive in start aqua's 800 has proved the theory right. Both of us felt a bit weired. Probably we have to get used to i guess. Though my wifey enjoys the jeep very much, of late she has been complaining that its getting too hot inside.

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Makes sense to just go on and do what you're doing. Be careful when you off road though...you might have to shunt the jeep in the garage for a few weeks if anything crazy happens I tried using just the jeep for everyday + OTR for 2 years...and finally just gave up (or rather gave in - to comfort).
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So far no major costs except for a recent starter motor overhaul and pump service.

Soon, my jeep is going to look like the one in the picture. Back seats are going into the garage.

Got a few foam board sheets and started on the template.
a week or so later, This template will be redone using sheet alluminium or steel (2-3mm thick).

Attachment 300983

1. Snorkel head procured.
2. AC has to come, but not sure on the brand and other things.
3. Shall procure a Roof mount AC Blower to be fitted just below the B-Pillar facing forward. No blowers under the dash.
4. Flag pole procured.

50K and more.
Once done, i will have a safe, cool and closed cabin. GPS, Drive recording pin hole cam both in front and back and ICE.

I only have one option. Do this or buy a car for which i have a budget of only a lakh. So, technically i will have to end up buying an used 800. Got used to the driving position and command the jeep has on the road. Driving an 800 would mean sitting almost on the road and driving. My recent drive in start aqua's 800 has proved the theory right. Both of us felt a bit weired. Probably we have to get used to i guess. Though my wifey enjoys the jeep very much, of late she has been complaining that its getting too hot inside.

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Hi krishna,

Long time i heard from you. Yes you can make your jeep good enough for the daily drive. Fit in an a/c and the world would change!! However i would like you to rethink on your semi hard top. You will loose practicality and money for looks! So please evaluate options and spend the money as for what you will be spending for custom hard top you will be able to fit power steering.

I suggest please go in regular soft top and use a transparent partition to keep the a/c for two of you upfront. When required you will have a sheltered rear for the passengers that may accompany you once in a while be it your family or any body else. Strictly a 2 seater vehicle does not work for India specially if it your only vehicle!

If i were the owner of your jeep i would have fitted a hard top with a/c and p/s. Hard top makes vehicle too ugly but believe me the practicality is immense! Still i would be left with 50K more to fit a winch!

I am attaching the picture of a Chennai jeep belonging to Devi Prasad. This Jeep is as good as a Bolero and he doesn't even use a partition to secure a/c! He has a well padded soft top.
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Ok.
See the break up for my Classic As Yet:

Cost of Jeep: 215,000

Immediate first service with replacement of worn out bushes, oil change, etc: 15,000

Electrical service after electrical fire: 3500

Spares, misc decals, music system, cover, etc 20,000

Water pumps: 5000

Bolero type air filter: 2500 (including labour)

Exhaust change, after denting it: 1500

Services (after every otr): 3500

Recovery gear: 5000

Total: 271,000/- and counting.

Still to come in recent future: front facing rear seat with storage under it, mm540 type skid plate, new tyres, & fog lights.
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Ok.
See the break up for my Classic As Yet:

Cost of Jeep: 215,000

Immediate first service with replacement of worn out bushes, oil change, etc: 15,000

Electrical service after electrical fire: 3500

Spares, misc decals, music system, cover, etc 20,000

Water pumps: 5000

Bolero type air filter: 2500 (including labour)

Exhaust change, after denting it: 1500

Services (after every otr): 3500

Recovery gear: 5000

Total: 271,000/- and counting.

Still to come in recent future: front facing rear seat with storage under it, mm540 type skid plate, new tyres, & fog lights.
Tejas,
What you have spent till now is the buying cost of a Classic! 2, 50,000 was a good purchase cost of your vehicle. New tires are the only big cost i am seeing in your jeep for now.
Congrats again on buying a super jeep.
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Services (after every otr): 3500

what is the reason to spend so much after every OTR?
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Total: 271,000/- and counting.
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Services (after every otr): 3500
Why would you service a 14 year old Jeep after every OTR? I get a complete wash & wipe (including underbody for 200 - 300 bucks), but 3.5 grand after an OTR? Can you provide a breakup?
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The 3500 was the total service charge for all 10 OTRs till now. So it's 350 per time for underbody cleaning, oiling and greasing.

Updates:

More Jeep garage work: steering linkages, loose propellor shaft, shock bushes, etc. Cost 5900/-

New Tyres (Maxxis Trepador 235/75/15): Cost 24,150/- (including exchange for old ones)

Front facing rear seat: 3500/-

Lambda FWH: 3600/-

Fog Lamps: 1000/- (yet to fit and get relays, etc)

Total: 38150/-

Grand total: Rs. 308,150/-
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Model - 1999 Ex-army Maruti Gypsy king MG413W
Cost of purchase - 1.60 lakhs

Updates

1. General service and check up - Rs 2500/-
2. Brake booster cost and conversion cost - Rs 6000/-
3. custom soft top - Rs 5500/-
4. Fog lamps (Neolite 2 white & 1 yellow) - Rs 1200/-
5. new headlights - Rs 400/-
6. Rear right brake drum cover changed - Rs 850/-
7. Rear brake shoes changes ( both) - Rs 800/-

Future updates

1. BFG A/T tyres (215/75-R15)
2. Rear carbon fibre leaf springs
3. Esteem carb ( currently running on 800 carb )
4. Free wheeling hubs
5. Free flow exhaust
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Recent Changes to the vehicle was
  1. XD3P Engine - 35 K
  2. Gear Box and Suspension work - 15 K
  3. Inner Body work - 7K
  4. Engine RC endosment 3K
Finally had my jeep work completed at a little above 3.00 Lks .

Was in a fix to sell my Jeep and SOLD it for 1.25 Lks thats what i got back :-(
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Dude, if you wanted to sell her in the first place, why make all these changes?

And why did you sell her? Are you getting a gypsy?

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Recent Changes to the vehicle was
  1. XD3P Engine - 35 K
  2. Gear Box and Suspension work - 15 K
  3. Inner Body work - 7K
  4. Engine RC endosment 3K
Finally had my jeep work completed at a little above 3.00 Lks .

Was in a fix to sell my Jeep and SOLD it for 1.25 Lks thats what i got back :-(
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Dude, if you wanted to sell her in the first place, why make all these changes?

And why did you sell her? Are you getting a gypsy?
I'm pretty sure he did'nt want to sell it in the first place..
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Grand total: Rs. 308,150/-
To add:

Replaced front wheel bearings, rear brakes completely overhauled, replaced front disc brake pads, steering box serviced, wheel alignment, servicing, starter motor repaired, alternator repaired, snatch strap, grab handles, fibre glass trail flag, etc: 21,500/-.

Total: Rs. 329650/-

On the cards: Clutch gone for a toss, AC installation, Hi-Lift Jack, Tow bar, Dash board modification, front roll bar...

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Model - M&M CJ340 1990 Model
Cost of Purchase - 1,10,000 INR
Initial Cost of Restoring Mechanicals - 41,000~
Approx Cost till date - 1,50,000~

Hardly spent anything anything post the purchase (hardly did 5K Kms since purchase). Did the first oil change, FIP overhaul and got some recovery gear and did a FFRA Mod. Break up below...

Oil Change (and all filters) - 1500Rs
FIP Overhaul - 2000Rs
Labor for oil service, FIP removal/fitting, Valve adjustment - 500Rs
FFRA Mod (in exchange with my existing axles,brake drums) - 5000Rs
2 foot steel rope (Qty 2), 1Qty 6foot Nylon tow rope, 2 D-Shackle - 2300Rs (Got ripped here since it was a distress purchase)
Got 2 seats for rear (came off a ACE, or similar goods auto) - 700Rs (Pending fitting of a scissor top)
Purchased PowerTrax LockRight Auto Locker (PT-2413) ($353 landing cost till cinncinatti, friend bringing it by hand saving $60 shipping costs) - ~Rs16,000
AutoPal Focus Light (3" pair) - 100Rs (Used ones)

Total till date - ~1,78,000Rs

WIP - New scissor top (~3K).
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Recent Changes to the vehicle was
  1. XD3P Engine - 35 K
  2. Gear Box and Suspension work - 15 K
  3. Inner Body work - 7K
  4. Engine RC endosment 3K
Finally had my jeep work completed at a little above 3.00 Lks .

Was in a fix to sell my Jeep and SOLD it for 1.25 Lks thats what i got back :-(

Hi Karthik

I did see your jeep for sale.Why did you sell it?

BTW are you out of india now?
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great going guys!
For few months now, i will spend very little..very very little on my jeep. Iam not using it thats why! Trust me some times it is good, very good for your bank balance!

I got to drive Tejas jeep the other day. Fell in love with classic all over again!!
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