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Old 29th January 2010, 20:02   #61
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@Nishhanth
Its always a pleasure buddy!!! I am sorry that I couldn't send them yesterday as the truck doesn't leave everyday. I think that it will leave again on Monday, so will send it then.

@Tarkesh
Anytime buddy!!!
The rear tail gate are in short supply as not a lot of vehicles are coming to be dismantled/ scrapped!!!
Do let me know whenever you want one, I will source one for you!!!
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Old 30th January 2010, 23:21   #62
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Hmmmm. Have been visiting solotech for minor issues of my king , so been watching this 550 getting into condition. work is going on pretty fast . cool vehicle .
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Old 1st February 2010, 08:22   #63
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Thats Harjeev !! Hats off to the man with lot of enthu and energy. Very helpful !!

BTW how much you spent on new model rear tail gate , front tow hooks?

Cheers

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Yeh that's Harjeev very helpful. Well i think the tail gate is around 5 k and i am not sure about the front tow hooks.

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Its always a pleasure buddy!!! I am sorry that I couldn't send them yesterday as the truck doesn't leave everyday. I think that it will leave again on Monday, so will send it then.
Thats ok Harjeev. Thanks for all your help. You are doing your best to help me out. You can send it on monday or whenever it is convenient to you.

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Old 1st February 2010, 08:49   #64
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Work has slowed down, a little.
2nd coat of paint has been applied.
the Jeep was tilted on Saturday Diesel tank removed and underbody and chassis painting has been done.
On Monday HOPEFULLY the doors and other accessories should be assembled back and a 1st coat of primer for the interior should be sprayed.
The engine might also be fitted back on monday.

Yesterday i got new shoes for my Jeep!
Yep bought 5 nos Yokohama Geolander A/T-S 31x10.5 / 15 LT, G012.
Had to buy them in a hurry as we came to know Yokohama is increasing the price wef today, Monday!

Here is the pic of the tires. Jeep Pics coming soon.
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Old 1st February 2010, 14:53   #65
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Hay Nishath, nice restoration work. Your ex-army 550 is coming-up really well.Even I'm looking for a MM550 or Gypsy.

Could you please let me know where this Garage is located?

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Old 1st February 2010, 14:58   #66
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Nishant, the tyre/wheel combo looks deadly. Just toooooo good. If they get stolen, then you know where they went :-)
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Old 2nd February 2010, 09:57   #67
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Nishant, the tyre/wheel combo looks deadly. Just toooooo good. If they get stolen, then you know where they went :-)
Shahnawaz - there is a que for those rim/tyre set!!
As the irritating phone lady says -
Please wait you are in the que
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Nishant, how about some WIP pics of the Jeep.

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Stop teasing us. Also what color are you trying on?
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Hooked to his thread. Great working going on here. Please continue your WIP pictures trend.

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You gave Nishant my address?
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Hay Nishath, nice restoration work. Your ex-army 550 is coming-up really well.Even I'm looking for a MM550 or Gypsy.

Could you please let me know where this Garage is located?

Imran
Thanks Imran

know what co-incidently the mechanic who is exclusively working on my jeep is also Imran!! the workshop is in Banashankari 2nd stage near BDA complex. i've PM'ed you my no you can call me for further directions.

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Nishant, the tyre/wheel combo looks deadly. Just toooooo good. If they get stolen, then you know where they went :-)
Thanks Shahnawaz. Yeh it does look really good. Cant wait to see them on the jeep. Well why just the tires/rims you are most welcome to take the Jeep whenever you want, remember i am also not around for 6 months!

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Shahnawaz - there is a que for those rim/tyre set!!
As the irritating phone lady says -
Please wait you are in the que
Ajay as i told you on the phone, pick it up anytime.

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Nishant, how about some WIP pics of the Jeep.



Stop teasing us. Also what color are you trying on?
Hey Dan.

The WIP pics are all there and will be on the thread soon. Will be out of town tomorrow hopefully the jeep should be assembled back tomorrow so i guess i'll put the WIP pics on wednesday.

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Hooked to his thread. Great working going on here. Please continue your WIP pictures trend.



You gave Nishant my address?
Thanks Spitfire. Yeh the WIP pics will be up in a couple of days.


Update on 02Feb

The heat resistant thermacol pasted in the engine bay.
The engine has been mounted back on the chassis and stared today! hurray
I dont know much about engine sounds but it did sound good to me.
The radiator was not yet fitted as it has been sent for servicing so it was not run for long time.
The doors and the windshield frame has been fitted back.
Accelerator and Fast idle cable fitted. Clutch cable fitted bell housing covered up.
Diesel main line replaced with new flexible one.


Expected work to be done on 3rd Feb

Fenders should be fitted back.
3rd coat of painting should be done.
The interior primer paint should be applied.
The radiator should be back after servicing and should be fitted back.

The rear tail gate has not been painted as harjeev has told me the new tail gate has been dispatched from Delhi.Thanks Harjeev!

As told earlier i will be putting up the WIP pics in a couple of days.

cheers
Nishanth

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hgnishanth:
I am longing to see your jeep. Those wheels of your are the prettiest one I have seen. So two more days for the pic hu,..
Will wait
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I am longing to see your jeep. Those wheels of your are the prettiest one I have seen. So two more days for the pic hu,..
Will wait
Hey gary or is it berry

you are most welcome to come to the garage any time buddy. well i shall be posting the WIP pics on thursday but the jeep is still inits old shoes! the new rims and tires are in my cousin Roshan's garage.planning to put them on once the jeep is ready.

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Neat looking wheels u got there , what make are those wheels ? where did u get them from and how much did it cost ?
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Hey gary or is it berry

you are most welcome to come to the garage any time buddy. well i shall be posting the WIP pics on thursday but the jeep is still inits old shoes! the new rims and tires are in my cousin Roshan's garage.planning to put them on once the jeep is ready.

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Thank you for the invitation my friend,
As I said, would love to see your jeep, sad that I am not in town, but will see you and your jeep when I am back.
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Old 3rd February 2010, 22:14   #75
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Neat looking wheels u got there , what make are those wheels ? where did u get them from and how much did it cost ?
Hi
here is the post where i have answered it.

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Thanks kandisa

Black Rock 15x8j, 2.5inch Backspacing 5.5 inch pcd

Wheels cost: $55x5=$275
Shipping thru UPS, US to Bangalore : $366
Duty Indian customs: INR 6500

Yes I bought them over the internet. Just a random search in google over a period of 4 weeks. This is the website. Has loads of things anything and everything to do with Jeeps jeeps and only jeeps!!

www.quadratec.com


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