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Old 15th February 2010, 00:20   #136
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Awesome Buddy. Has come up nicely.
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Old 15th February 2010, 07:53   #137
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[quote=getsurya;1732157]Nishanth, Very detailed and informative with pictures and commentary! Good show and I am sure your jeep for sure would be an Awesome ONE!![quote]

Thanks Surya

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Awesome Buddy. Has come up nicely.
Thanks man

Update

The body fittings are on.
Old repaired Knucke arm is fitted back.
Picked up a new battery. Amaron heavy duty 100ah.
Electrical works have started and should finish by today.
Touch up paint near gear lever, steering rod cover, pedals are pending.
Hoping to take the Jeep out of the garage today and get the leafspring settings and suspension work done tomorrow.

Here are the old and current WIP pics


The interiors being painted final coat of body color over the Pitch
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-09022010366.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-09022010367.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-09022010369.jpg


Replacing the windshield
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2080750.jpg

Drilling body holes for the fender extensions before the final coat.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2110777.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2110778.jpg

Checking the leakage of the Jerry can.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2110781.jpg

Accessories being painted with black.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120803.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120810.jpg

Preparing the body for final coat.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120814.jpg

Applying the final coat of paint. Not much pics here as i could not stand for long inside the paint room during the painting.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120820.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120823.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120826.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2120832.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2130839.jpg

Body fittings and electrical works going on.

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2130841.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2130844.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2130845.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2130848.jpg

Cheers

Nishanth

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Old 15th February 2010, 08:47   #138
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@Nishanth what paint have you applied on the Wheel arches/Fender extensions? It is an FRP part, i feel the paint will peel off after some period of time,

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Old 15th February 2010, 11:04   #139
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Nishanth,
Things have come out very well man!! You new weels will ad to the beauty. Waiting for that.

Whats that black thing near gearbox top cover? Is it some special material you have used for heat and noise insulation? Doesn't look like regular metal. Looks neat.
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Old 15th February 2010, 11:46   #140
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sorry to ask such a silly question. but i have been wondering for a long time about those fenders. can u post the price of those?
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Nishanth sir your jeep is getting into great shape . sir i like the headlights , which vehicle's are those lights..
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Its coming out really well and looking yummmy! I wish.......

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Old 15th February 2010, 19:20   #143
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Nishant,

550 is coming up great.
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Old 15th February 2010, 21:01   #144
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Nishanth sir your jeep is getting into great shape . sir i like the headlights , which vehicle's are those lights..
Those are the new Ambassador headlights I guess. I got same ones for mine too earlier.
The fender colour might peel off. They are best fitted in original blacks. It came up well in mine one like that.
The jeep is coming up well.. Congrats
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@Nishanth what paint have you applied on the Wheel arches/Fender extensions? It is an FRP part, i feel the paint will peel off after some period of time,

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I did ask my painter the same question but he said he has applied fiberglass/plastic primer before so that the paint will not peel off.. lets see time will tell

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Nishanth,
Things have come out very well man!! You new weels will ad to the beauty. Waiting for that.

Whats that black thing near gearbox top cover? Is it some special material you have used for heat and noise insulation? Doesn't look like regular metal. Looks neat.
Thanks Vinod
Will be most probably fitting the wheels/tires today.
I dint get which part you are actually referring to. Is it the black thing in the last pic of my previous post? If so then it is a standard part which came with the army vehicle.

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sorry to ask such a silly question. but i have been wondering for a long time about those fenders. can u post the price of those?
Front are of Max pickup, original mm spares, Rs480 each and Back are of the Commander, Local part, Rs 500 for a pair.

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Nishanth sir your jeep is getting into great shape . sir i like the headlights , which vehicle's are those lights..
Thanks man. These are the mew LUMAX amby headlights. Exact and perfect fit to the Jeep. Suggested by my cousin Chandan.

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Its coming out really well and looking yummmy! I wish.......

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You wish.. "you could drive it around" welll anytime man, anytime

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Nishant,

550 is coming up great.
Thank you Sir.

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Those are the new Ambassador headlights I guess. I got same ones for mine too earlier.
The fender colour might peel off. They are best fitted in original blacks. It came up well in mine one like that.
The jeep is coming up well.. Congrats
regards..Saikat
Thanks Saikat

Yes these are original HM spares and are of Amby.

The rear local wheel arch extension were originally black plastic but the finishing was poor. Coun't get get a original Mm part for back. But the front wheel arch are original mm max pick up one and original was silver finish/unpainted with final finish color. I did ask for black but i was told all spares come in silver finish and one has to paint the final color by the MM spares guy!
As far as the paint peel of is concerned well like i said before it shoun't as per my painter but 'keeping fingers crossed' time will tell.

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thank you Nishanth sir , im thinking of putting the same lights for my gypsy
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@Nishanth your vehicle does not have a door check arm nor a door hinge stopper? Also are the front fenders non-army type?

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Hi Nishanth

The Jeep is coming out damn cool. Regarding the rear door, I was browsing the net and came across a site which has some cool accessories for the Gypsy.

ZUK-N-OVATIONS - A Suzuki Adventure Company

The rear door/bumper design espesially was to my liking (pic below). If you know someone who is good at metal work, maybe he could fabricate one for you.
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You wish.. "you could drive it around" welll anytime man, anytime
noooooooooo, i wish i could do the same thing you are with the MM OR steal this one from you
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Dude! your jeep is coming up superb!! Appreciate the time and the dedication.
Could you please tell us

Whats the Price of the amby headlights for a set?

The difference you experienced after switching to these headlights?

Thnks! Keep the spirits high!
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