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Old 10th January 2011, 15:04   #421
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Tejas,could you please share link to the Legend mentioned on the forum?

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Old 10th January 2011, 17:11   #422
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The Classic got sold. The new owner is very happy. I waited for the Thar. She didn't fit my requirements and budget. So i'm jeepless and unhappy.
Don't want to rub it in, but

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Tejas, you have such a beautiful Jeep, I am honestly shocked to see it listed in the Classifieds. Please reconsider, Classics are a rare breed today. There's only a handful of well-maintained examples in the country. A future "Classic"? You bet.
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The options were a brand new gypsy, a used gypsy with 1.6 engine, a scorp powered mm550 or a DCM powered mm550.
I think you should consider a brand new Gypsy, and then do a "Khan Sultan" on it. Brand new is brand new, man. Zero headache, Japanese reliability, built to be abused.

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The project is now officially code named Project Tzar!


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Tejas,could you please share link to the Legend mentioned on the forum?

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Old 10th January 2011, 18:22   #423
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Deepak - shouldn't the NGCS army spec jeeps be out on auction already? It has been more than 10 years since they were introduced? Not sure what duty cycles the Army follows but I think Arka and a few others were expecting these jeeps to be out by October 2010. What happened?
Not very sure about the army vehicles Guru.
This friend of mine only deals with vehicles from the Central Government.
So, the last lot he picked up were off 91 to 95 model 540s.
Will check with him again, but i guess, the civilian vehicles are used for a longer time before being salvaged.
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PS: Is there a specific year of manufacture from when NGCS was standard on 550s? @Spikey?
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Don't want to rub it in, but
Join the gang! Everyone's been taking my case!

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I think you should consider a brand new Gypsy, and then do a "Khan Sultan" on it. Brand new is brand new, man. Zero headache, Japanese reliability, built to be abused.
Drove the Gypsy extensively. Even GS's new dif locked one. For some reason just can't get my head to it. For me, the gypsy is like a thar. You just have to power through. Everyting is first low. Not too much gearing involved or crawl. Yes, crawlers will make a difference, but the mind and heart says no.

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PS: Is there a specific year of manufacture from when NGCS was standard on 550s? @Spikey?
See BD's reply in another thread.

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MM540s original specifications were 95.5" wheelbase, 51" wheeltrack front and rear, 100mm*50mm C section chassis. In January 1998, the NGCS (new generation chassis and suspension) was introduced in the Armada which later went on to become the present Bolero. This was essentially a 115mm*60mm constant section box chassis having very good torsional rigidity. This chassis got adapted on the MM540s made after this time, but retained the wheelbasae and track. Please do not think of swapping chassis as all parts are different.

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@Tejas - I agree with your analysis of the Gypsy in it's current form but I have been assured that with Crawler ratios it is a different ball game. Nothing can climb like a Gypsy and nothing can go through narrow tracks like a Gypsy. Every vehicle has it's Pros and Cons but I am with you 100% that you are a Jeep guy.

End all discussion until the NGCS Army Jeep is in hand. You don't breathe on the bloody thing without my/Allan's go-ahead. For the next few months you are "Son". Even Manan has a jeep LOL.
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Some updated photos from the new owner of the Jeep.

Let the brickbats begin....
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Why? I think it looks nice Projector light in apna CJ, well that is unique!
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Why? I think it looks nice Projector light in apna CJ, well that is unique!
Projectors with angels that too!

Brickbats for why i sold!!!
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Brickbats for why i sold!!!
Another jeep thing i guess :P where is the new project update Mr Tejas?!
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Another jeep thing i guess :P where is the new project update Mr Tejas?!
Will update the assembly line soon. Finding tyres is the biggest issue right now. No one has 33"ers and people are quoting crazy prices for 31 and 32"ers. This import ban has affected the market bad.
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The jeep looks hot! Except for the ill fitted "light force lights" above the grill.They are outstanding
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Some updated photos from the new owner of the Jeep.

Let the brickbats begin....
Tejas,
I know its this But I still hate for you selling this beauty and I will repeat it every time you post an update about your classic.
Shibu

BTW- What is he, the new owner doing with the Jeep? I see only parked pics always!!
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I dont like the way the projectors look. I also dont like the way so many fog lights are plonked onto the Jeep. My thoughts entirely.
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Let's update this thread:

The Classic got sold. The new owner is very happy. I waited for the Thar. She didn't fit my requirements and budget. So i'm jeepless and unhappy.

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@Arkaji , after your telling me n number of times to buy a 550 and my refusals saying i love the SWB... well, you win! Now, i'm gonna bother you with a lot of telephone calls.
U can go for a armada later version and reduce the length, thatz what manzoor done for his project
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@Tejas: looks like the import ban on tyres have been lifted for now. Hope this info is useful
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