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Old 18th December 2009, 10:32   #16
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Very nice, simple and functional restoration. All the best. Good to see a stock MM540 hard top.
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Old 18th December 2009, 10:38   #17
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Very nice, simple and functional restoration. All the best. Good to see a stock MM540 hard top.
+ Covert her to 4WD if you really want to enjoy the Fun of a Jeep. As Arka says "A Jeep without a 4WD is a Peep"

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Old 18th December 2009, 10:56   #18
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Some more pictures:
2 days ago, i got the clutch completely overhauled. Costed about Rs2800/- (Clutch plates, Bearing & other spares + labour) did not replace pressure plate.
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Old 18th December 2009, 11:07   #19
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Need some inputs on Soft top conversion.
BHPians please help , what could be the cost of conversion (Good Quality Soft top with Back door).
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Old 18th December 2009, 13:15   #20
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@ Ananth,
Congrats on a new & wise buy.
For the soft-top conversion, you may ask @ local fabric shop; but confirm that they are giving you a good quality resin.
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Old 18th December 2009, 16:05   #21
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I am touched by the responses i got.

Attaching the pictures.

lancer & shogan the Price breakup :

Cost of Jeep 57K + 3 K Insurance + 1K Transfer of papers
Labour : (Paintinging, Tinker, Seats,Mechanical Repairs ) 35K
Spares : 30K (All Genuine Original Branded spares, Major ones - Brake complete set, Fuel Tank, All Bearings, Star, Spring plates,Lubricants,2 Disks, Steerng,Electrical Spares, )
Tyres & Tubes MRF Radial : 16K
Miscellaneous (Could not keep track) About 8 K
Total about Rs 1,50,000
Thanks a lot ananth and your jeep looks awesome. My sincere advice please convert him to 4WD then you'll feel the real pleasure!

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L&S.
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Nice simple restoration. Looks like it rolled out of the showroom.

Details and pricing on the front seats please.

Like L&S said, do plan for the 4x4 conversion.
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Hi ananth

The jeep after make over is good.Good paint job,but why White colour? is it your favorite

Make it a 4x4 and go off road.It will be more fun
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Old 18th December 2009, 18:05   #24
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Hi Good work done. I would suggest not to think of Soft Top as the maintenance of softtop going to be continued effort and the Hard top works in multiple way as securing your goods, future A/C conversion possibilities, near to nil maintenance etc.
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Thats a very brave and passionate decision Sir; A decision i have been wanting to make ever since i drove an Armada Grand almost a decade back.
Hats off for the initiative; and i agree on the offroad part;
with the passion that you have please do take the thing offroad; thats where it belongs and thats where it really stands out. A 4wd conversion should be next on the agenda.
But i take a bow for you sir.
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Nice.... Congrats on your jeep
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Old 21st December 2009, 22:46   #27
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Nice and neat restoration. Congrats.
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Hi Ironwolf:
I paid Rs 3.5K for front + rear seats (Including complete welding & restoration of Old seat rods,). I paid it through the mechanic who charged me 3.5K.
The seat covers are rexine (very thick quality). This is done in Mysore.
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Dear Ananth, as you know, this is exclusive section of 4X4 Vehicles, i don't see a reason why this restoration thread is here as this is a 2WD Jeep. I Appreciate your work, but this does not belong here. Mods, please move this to appropriate thread.

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