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Old 15th December 2009, 11:31   #31
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Fazal bhai,

This jeep is simply superb! I must include a dekko at your jeep in my must-dos' list for hyderabad!

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Congratulations mate, amazing job.
This set my pulse racing for sure. do share the driving and 4wd capabilities with us.
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Old 15th December 2009, 12:47   #33
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I have a BA-10 for my next installation, need to know how it performs offorad?
I never felt any problem, sometimes its an advantage, you quickly shift the gears when needed.

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If you have done offroading with the cross member in the new position... has it been a hinderence? Any steps taken to over come it?
As Samurai told, My Jeep came with factory fitted BA-10. Even the skid plate is factory fitted. Couple of times Jeep was sitting duck, but cleared without any help.

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Old 15th December 2009, 13:18   #34
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I never felt any problem, sometimes its an advantage, you quickly shift the gears when needed.

As Samurai told, My Jeep came with factory fitted BA-10. Even the skid plate is factory fitted. Couple of times Jeep was sitting duck, but cleared without any help.

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Sree, I guess you have a borg warner Electronic TC in your 550, rite?

Do you have any plans for a skid plate under your GB /Cross member or you already got one?

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Old 15th December 2009, 13:44   #35
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Sree, I guess you have a borg warner Electronic TC in your 550, rite?

Do you have any plans for a skid plate under your GB /Cross member or you already got one?

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Hi Shibu,

For some times i thought its a Borg Warner Manual shift. But later realized that its the same old T-18. Skid plate is already there for Transfer case (Stock) under cross member. You don't need a skid plate for GB hence its placed high and no chance of getting hit.

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Great effort in restoring the beast. The color is completely different, I can't judge whether it is good or bad, but make you stand out-of the crowd.

The roll cage design is amazing. Interiors are spectacular. From which vehicle those seats are borrowed?

Post pics of all the 540's you restored in shot. Wanna love to see them.
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Old 15th December 2009, 17:49   #37
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Fazal bhai,
Thanks for your detailed explanation. What has been your project cost on this vehicle?
Top looks good. But how will you prevent the water leakage from top as the water will accumulate and form a puddle and slowly percolate into the cabin? i see the support to the top at two extreme ends on the roll bar. Water is sure to accumulate in the center and leak.
Iam looking to make the top of my vehicle again. hence need your suggestion.
Vinod,
Since this is a canvas top your point of water percolating through is valid.
I had designed the frame/ roll over to minimize the pipe frame work and make the jeep convertible when needed with least fuss. An SRF top will solve the problem of water getting through. The cost of canvas and SRF is the same.
The two support connectors to the bars if placed higher will eliminate this problem but will not give you this compact shape.
When you do your bar/ top frame, let me know for assistance.
I have plans to sell it above 4L, since I have only spent and need to do my accounts.

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Wow... Too gud.
Fazal bhai, do you have any pictures with out the soft top?
ArunV,
I do not have pics of this jeep without the soft top but my white Jeep will give you an idea. All three have sectional tops where the rear only can come off.

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Congratulations mate, amazing job.
This set my pulse racing for sure. do share the driving and 4wd capabilities with us.
autospirit,
Thanks for the invite, I will take it up someday surely.

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Fazal bhai,
This jeep is simply superb! I must include a dekko at your jeep in my must-dos' list for hyderabad!
cheers!
Srini
Srini,
Hurry up then.

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I never felt any problem, sometimes its an advantage, you quickly shift the gears when needed.
As Samurai told, My Jeep came with factory fitted BA-10. Even the skid plate is factory fitted. Couple of times Jeep was sitting duck, but cleared without any help.
--Sree--
Sree,
Great to hear good things about BA-10.
Also can you post pics. of the skid plate?

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Great effort in restoring the beast. The color is completely different, I can't judge whether it is good or bad, but make you stand out-of the crowd.
The roll cage design is amazing. Interiors are spectacular. From which vehicle those seats are borrowed?
Post pics of all the 540's you restored in shot. Wanna love to see them.
Ram,
Thank you.
The seats are sourced from some imported sedan, I picked them up for
Rs 5500 here in Hyd and got them upholstered. My earlier Jeeps pics. for you.

Regards,

MM540 2WD to MM550 4WD, 5 Speed.Transformed!-j-5.jpg

MM540 2WD to MM550 4WD, 5 Speed.Transformed!-img_9165.jpg

MM540 2WD to MM550 4WD, 5 Speed.Transformed!-img_4219.jpg

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Dear Fazalbhai - I appreciate your very good effort to prepare this vehicle. Congratulations.

Best regards,

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Fazalbai:

Another fantastic vehicle from your stable.

Behram Sir:

Just imagine the endless posibilities if Mr. Nanda is able to offer MM550 as part of Mahindra Customisation?
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ArunV,
I do not have pics of this jeep without the soft top but my white Jeep will give you an idea. All three have sectional tops where the rear only can come off.
The new one has something which is missing in the White one?... Roll bar...
Any time you remove the soft top click some pictures and upload it.. Will wait for that....
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Dear Fazalbhai - I appreciate your very good effort to prepare this vehicle. Congratulations.

Best regards,

Behram Dhabhar
Behram Sir,
I thank you for your appreciation.

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Fazalbai:

Another fantastic vehicle from your stable.

Behram Sir:

Just imagine the endless posibilities if Mr. Nanda is able to offer MM550 as part of Mahindra Customisation?
4X4addict,
There are unlimited opportunities for Mahindra or Mr. J.S. Nanda,...but?

By the way, does anyone have the gear shift diagram for Isuzu auxiliary gear box?

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Fazal saab, Absolutely awesome Jeep. Need to have an up close and personal look at it sometime .

Btw just sent you a PM
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Old 17th December 2009, 17:11   #43
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..By the way, does anyone have the gear shift diagram for Isuzu auxiliary gear box?..
Here you go:
MM540 2WD to MM550 4WD, 5 Speed.Transformed!-i.jpg

Hope it helps.
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Old 17th December 2009, 19:45   #44
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Here you go:
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Hope it helps.
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Kandisa,
Thanks that's great, much needed help.
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Most welcome sir. I 've the same gearbox in my jeep (and really happy with it) and it took some time to figure out the shift pattern. I guess its the same as in Trooper.
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