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Old 19th January 2010, 23:41   #16
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Hi NDMS,
Thank you so much for your comments. The cell phone pictures are not giving out the exact paint shade. The color looks different in each picture. It is a Deep Grey color with matte finish. The Top material is a heavy/tough tarpaulin used in trucks to cover the goods. The jeep is still awaiting finishing touch in the garage and I will let you know the cost break-up once I get the bill.

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Old 19th January 2010, 23:48   #17
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Hi SVSantosh,
The chassis number starts with CJ500D, Indeed its long but i feel that 650/750 are way too long when compared with this jeep. The place is KA-19.

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Old 20th January 2010, 00:07   #18
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More pictures of rattler undergoing the finishing work and the last picture was taken while on a trial run, please note the difference in the span of the tarpaulin top on either side. hope you all enjoy the pictures.
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Old 20th January 2010, 00:39   #19
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The body coloured bull bar will increases the over all length of the Jeep.

Nice build up , keep the photos coming.
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Old 20th January 2010, 12:01   #20
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Which place in KA is this?
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The place is KA-19.
KA - 19 registration = Mangalore
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Old 20th January 2010, 13:07   #21
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Hi sudhir,

Nicely done up Jeep you got there. I like the extra side door idea. How much did the entire project cost you?
By the way, i went past the jeep early noon near Kadri a coupla days ago.

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Old 20th January 2010, 16:07   #22
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please remove the bull bar from the front bumper. its not adding anything to the look of the vehicle and wont be of any help in case of a collision!

give your jeep the clean look, similar to what you have done for the rest of the vehicle. look ho clean is the rear!
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Hi sudhir,

Nicely done up Jeep you got there. I like the extra side door idea. How much did the entire project cost you?
By the way, i went past the jeep early noon near Kadri a coupla days ago.

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Hi James,
Thank you so much for your comment. I needed a comfortable (if I may say so!) front facing seat for the rear passengers. So, I made use of the large side panel to provide a door. The jeep looks more appealing when viewed from the left side! We were on a trial run on the highway the day you saw us.


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The body coloured bull bar will increases the over all length of the Jeep.

Nice build up , keep the photos coming.
Hi Sebastian,
I think my jeep is going to be longer than the longest when the Bull bar is taken into account. Thank you for your comment.

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please remove the bull bar from the front bumper. its not adding anything to the look of the vehicle and wont be of any help in case of a collision!

give your jeep the clean look, similar to what you have done for the rest of the vehicle. look ho clean is the rear!
Thank you Parm for your valuable suggestion. It was my mechanic's idea to have the Bull bar there. I will remove it anyways once the Jeep is out of the garage.

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Old 21st January 2010, 01:41   #24
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Nice job done. What I like the most:
1. Practical clean nice ride with loads of weekend fun - I am sure your family will enjoy a lot going around in this Jeep
2. Perfect for an adventurs drive with the elements during rainy days (read as monsoon)
3. Love the colour, nice and economical soft top, practical side rear doors
If I can suggest - keep this vehicle straight and clean - meaning keep is how it was built, do not add power steering and do not modify the spec, keep the Jeep at factory built spec
Have fun my friend,.
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Hi GrayBerry,
Thank you very much for your comments. I have no intention to mess up with the factory setting. I love this Jeep just the way it is.

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The Jeep is looking great apart from the bull bar. It is jutting out. The rest of the Jeep is clean. Also I did not like the Mahindra logo. I think it will look better if you can source the Jeep logo. But that is my opinion, hope you dont mind. The colour combination is looing real good.
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Hi BlackPearl,
I have received similar feedback from my friends as well as senior Bhpians. I will remove the Bullbar once i take the jeep out of the garage! Regarding the jeep logo, I'm searching for it. By the way did you notice the fender arch ( I don't know what exactly it is called) both front and rear? They are metal arches.

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By the way did you notice the fender arch ( I don't know what exactly it is called) both front and rear? They are metal arches.

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Now tha you pointed out, I noticed them. In my jeep they are are of rubber. They are looking pretty neat. Did you get them ready-made or custom made?
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Hey Rattler. Nicely done mate. Great job, neat execution. It has been serving gods for 7 to 8 years now, make sure you treat it properly. I'm a bit god-fearing and that is the reason I'm asking you to take good care of it.

To the car:
I love the rear end! The no non-sense look is awesome! Appreciate your effort and dedication to get this back on the road.

And yes, as the other BHPians suggested, try and source a Jeep logo.
Another suggestion, why not try for a hard-top? Will look much better in my opinion.
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Now tha you pointed out, I noticed them. In my jeep they are are of rubber. They are looking pretty neat. Did you get them ready-made or custom made?
Hi BlackPearl,
The fender arches on my jeep are custom made. I feel that they add to the ruggedness of the jeep!


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Hey Rattler. Nicely done mate. Great job, neat execution. It has been serving gods for 7 to 8 years now, make sure you treat it properly. I'm a bit god-fearing and that is the reason I'm asking you to take good care of it.

To the car:
I love the rear end! The no non-sense look is awesome! Appreciate your effort and dedication to get this back on the road.

And yes, as the other BHPians suggested, try and source a Jeep logo.
Another suggestion, why not try for a hard-top? Will look much better in my opinion.
Hi Cartman,
Thank you very much for your comments. I am trying to source a Jeep logo and Blackout lights. I have intentionally used a crude canvas top on my jeep since I preferred it. Will the hard top look good on a long wheelbase jeep?

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