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Old 5th February 2010, 09:39   #76
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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.

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

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Update of work done on 03 Feb

Out of the expected work below

Fenders should be fitted back.-Done on 3rd
3rd coat of painting should be done.-Not Done on 3rd.
The interior primer paint should be applied.- Not done on 3rd.
The radiator should be back after servicing and should be fitted back.-Done on 3rd

Update of work done on 04 Feb

The engine was started in the morning and left on as now the radiator was attached for cooling.
In the afternoon i drove the Jeep for the first time just a couple of yards to the paint shop.
Later the 3rd coat of paint was applied and then the interiors was coated with anti rust.
Ajay (Gypsy-Boy) turned up at the garage to gie his personal touch to the 3rd coat of paint!

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Update on 29 jan

The jeep had donned on its 1st coat of new paint.
The shade turned out be not exactly like the one i had in mind, boy these shade cards are real deceiving!
S0 the next coat on wards it shall be a tinge more darker.
Expecting the 2nd coat to take place today and may be tomorrow the jeep will be tilted on 2 wheels and under body and chassis will be painted.
Well the colour of the jeep is gonna be 'Light yelloish khakhi' It looks more like 'Sand Khakhi' Let the pics do the talking.

WIP pics below.

After the 1st coat of paint and getting ready for the 2nd coat
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1270734.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1270735.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290745.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290746.jpg

The 2nd coat of Paint being applied
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290748.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290751.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290754.jpg

The Jeep in parts after the 2nd coat
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290761.jpg

Putty being applied after the 2nd coat
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290765.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1290766.jpg

Further WIP pics to follow

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Old 5th February 2010, 12:27   #77
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Looks cool, nice and different colour.
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Hi Nishanth,

Looks like your Jeep is gonna rock. If you do plan to go for a soft top, then I think a black one (Just my opinion) would do justice to the overall look of the Jeep and would match the fabulous rims that you got for your Jeep. Enjoy the restoration !!!

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Old 6th February 2010, 09:04   #79
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On Friday 5th Feb No work was done as both the tinker and the painterhadnot turned up at the garage.Today Hopefully the door and bonnet setting will be done and all the accssories will be straightened out and painted. Bought the front and the rear wheel arch extensions yesterday.

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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.
Jeep Pics coming soon.
Tilting the Jeep for painting the underbody
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300772.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300775.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300776.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300778.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300779.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300781.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300783.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300786.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300794.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300795.jpg

Cleaning the underbody with Diesel
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300787.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300789.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300791.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300793.jpg

Removing the Diesel tank
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300792.jpg

Some underbody pics

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300797.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300798.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300799.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300807.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300809.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300814.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300816.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300819.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300820.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300822.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300823.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300826.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300827.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300828.jpg
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300854.jpg

More WIP pics to follow.

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Old 6th February 2010, 09:34   #80
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Looks cool, nice and different colour.
Thanks man

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Hi Nishanth,

Looks like your Jeep is gonna rock. If you do plan to go for a soft top, then I think a black one (Just my opinion) would do justice to the overall look of the Jeep and would match the fabulous rims that you got for your Jeep. Enjoy the restoration !!!

Regards,
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Thanks Zorro. Yeh it will be a black soft top but not for now. The restoration will be stopped in a few days after completing the painting and mechanicals and i will continue with few things like roll bar bull bar soft top and other cosmetics changes in a few months.


WIP pics

Tilting the underbody on the other side and painting the Chasis and underbody.

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300858.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300859.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300861.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300862.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300865.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300866.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300867.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300868.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300870.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300876.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300878.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300879.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300880.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300883.jpg


Painting the Diesel tank and the Tank guard


It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p1300885.jpg

More pics to follow

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Sorry if I've missed it somewhere but where is this workshop?
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Hi hgnishanth,
Was wondering what you are doing with the old rims??
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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.
Fixing the heat resistant thermacol.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010622.jpg

The Doors and the windshield frame fitted back.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010623.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010625.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010626.jpg

Thats me under me jeep fixing back the diesel tank!
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010628.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010629.jpg

The inside being cleaned for body filler application in few places.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010630.jpg

Fixing the clutchfork, clutch releaser bearing and the clutch cable.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010633.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010636.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010640.jpg

The engine being fitted back on to the jeep.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010642.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010644.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010645.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010647.jpg

Applying body filler to some places on the inside.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2010649.jpg

Filling the new engine with engine oil.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2020652.jpg

The fenders fixed back.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2020672.jpg

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Sorry if I've missed it somewhere but where is this workshop?
This place is in Banashankari 2nd stage, close to BDA complex.

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Was wondering what you are doing with the old rims??
I am keeping them with me, need it, have plans for/with them in the future.

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This is how the Jeep is in its present condition.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040776.jpg

WIP Update on 06 Feb 2010

The Front grill and the Bonnet fixed.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040736.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040740.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040745.jpg

The engine bay after the restoration.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040741.jpg

Fixing the drivers seat temporarily before shifting the jeep to paint room.

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040751.jpg

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In the afternoon i drove the Jeep for the first time just a couple of yards to the paint shop.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040762.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040763.jpg

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Later the 3rd coat of paint was applied and then the interiors was coated with anti rust.
Ajay (Gypsy-Boy) turned up at the garage to give his personal touch to the 3rd coat of paint!
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040768.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040770.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040773.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040774.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040778.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040781.jpg

Thats me and Ajay, After the 3rd coat application.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2040787.jpg

Applying putty after the 3rd coat of paint.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2060792.jpg

The accessories and dashboard were painted on Saturday.
It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2060794.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2060799.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2060804.jpg

It's a 'Jeep' Thing!" - Army Spec MM550 - Restoration in Bangalore - PHASE 1 COMPLETE-p2060805.jpg

Tomorrow's expected work.
The door and bonnet setting should be done.
Will get the new windshield glass fixed.
The electrician should start the wiring after the dashboard is fitted.
If possible the inside will be painted with a coat of body colour on top of the anti rust.


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Nishanth-does it have a K member?

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Hey Spike

I am not exactly sure what you mean (still in the learning process ) but if you mean the 'K' shape cross member on the chassis, No it does not have a 'K' member but has straight cross members. I think you know better what i am trying to say!

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I am not exactly sure what you mean (still in the learning process ) but if you mean the 'K' shape cross member on the chassis, No it does not have a 'K' member but has straight cross members. I think you know better what i am trying to say!

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Hi Nishanth,
what you interpreted is right, so your learning is good. i understood what you are trying to say.

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@Nishanth please refer the pic, the area encircled red shows a support between the windshield and the targa band, was this available earlier in the Jeep or you got it installed? Also, which tyre are you planning to use? The spare wheel mounting bracket shown by you will not be able to take loads generated by an army wheel, so it is advisable to switch to a spare wheel mounting bracket with tubular structure, this has good rigidity,

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@Nishanth please refer the pic, the area encircled red shows a support between the windshield and the targa band, was this available earlier in the Jeep or you got it installed? Also, which tyre are you planning to use? The spare wheel mounting bracket shown by you will not be able to take loads generated by an army wheel, so it is advisable to switch to a spare wheel mounting bracket with tubular structure, this has good rigidity,

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Spike,

The support you are referring to was there originally when i got the jeep. Ref to the pic below when i got my jeep. I just got the curved soft top support above that fabricated.

I have already bought Yoko Geolander tires 31x10.5 / R15 AT-S LT and will be using on a 15x8j rim. Yes the present rear tail gate with the tire carrier will be weak for that. So i will be fixing the new type of tail gate like the one which comes on the post 2001 army vechiles and the Thar. harjeev has sent me one from Delhi. Now that the painting is about to finish i might get the current tail gate fixed as it is, get it registered and get the new type tailgate fixed after a few months.

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