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Old 8th October 2010, 11:43   #31
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One Q: How many times did the mid can of the exhaust get hit? (see pic 2)
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None.
See same pic. 2 enlarged, the gravel you see is in the foreground (between the camera and the silencer) right under the silencer you can see the ground far beyond the Jeep. The silencer dome is above the bottom level of the GB cross member, same level as on the Thar.
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Beautiful Vehicle. Hats off to Prabhu and his team for the excellent execution on the body work. I would like to thank them for opening up a whole new world of options for 4X4 and off-road enthusiasts who would like to graduate from the Old Classic lines of CJ pedigree Mahindra products. I really wish I had spare cash with me, would have caught first flight to Hyderabad to place a booking for myself. Would love to see something with equally modern mechanicals to complement the looks real soon. Great work guys !!
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im sure this concept will give a big boost to the confidence of Prabhu and his team to venture further into new project ( i would like to see some one take on a bolero and convert into a wrangler unlimited). hint hint!
Which one? the dual cabin with flat bed or complete hard-top?

OT:The team is currently working on restoring a vintage and installing a NOS kit on the dragster simultaneously - its "first timers" on both projects for many of us. Complete opposite sides of the spectrum but its keeping us occupied and amused.

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Which one? the dual cabin with flat bed or complete hard-top?

OT:The team is currently working on restoring a vintage and installing a NOS kit on the dragster simultaneously - its "first timers" on both projects for many of us. Complete opposite sides of the spectrum but its keeping us occupied and amused.
i would say a dual cabin with flat bed with a roll bar at the back!
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Yesterday I had the chance to see two beauties together, the Impala and the Rubicon Replica.

Few pictures of the Rubicon Replica alongside the Storm to give an idea of size.

Pictures taken by Fazal Saab
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MC, cherish your bolero well ..lest we decide to make yours the donor vehicle for our wrangler :-)
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MC, cherish your bolero well ..lest we decide to make yours the donor vehicle for our wrangler :-)
absynthguzzler, I like that one. We can start with the engine right away, as suggested yesterday.
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absynthguzzler, I like that one. We can start with the engine right away, as suggested yesterday.
Fazal Saab, the old engine with turbo and compressor is lying in the Automotive Jeedimetla workshop. You can actually get it if you want!
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Old 9th October 2010, 18:50   #39
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Articulation.
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The original wrangler Rubicon has the same looks and more or less the same dimensions, but can out perform our older Jeeps. It is definitely agile.

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Fazal Saab,

By same dimention what you mean? You done the tub exactly like what an Wranger has? So incase if we can import a Wrangler hardtop, can we install it without that much trouble?

Or is it possible to install an original Wrangler hard top on a MM550. Is there any major difference on Tub width and length between Wrangler and MM550? any idea please....

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Fazal Saab,

By same dimention what you mean? You done the tub exactly like what an Wranger has? So incase if we can import a Wrangler hardtop, can we install it without that much trouble?

Or is it possible to install an original Wrangler hard top on a MM550. Is there any major difference on Tub width and length between Wrangler and MM550? any idea please....

Thanks,
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Sadiq, No, you can't install a hard top from a Wrangler. This Jeep has been fabricated as per approximate dimensions, in other words a 3D model was not used but photographs. If you have a plan to do so then get a hard top first and then go about constructing a body for a glove fit.
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By same dimention what you mean? You done the tub exactly like what an Wranger has? So incase if we can import a Wrangler hardtop, can we install it without that much trouble?
The Chassis was shortened to specs based on the wheelbase of a Willys.

The body was built keeping a 1:24 scale model as reference for proportions. The differences in the build between the original and this one can be spotted by observing the amount of metal between the doors and rear wheel arches.
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Some from the recently held, 64th Mahindra Great Escape, Hyderabad.
Photos courtesy: Anil Kumar, Mazdayar.
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Hi All,
Forgot to mention that now, under the hood is a fully overhauled XD3P, which had done just about 1000kms run-in before this event. I was anticipating heating issues, but Prabhu knew better and assured me it wouldn't be so... and it didn't.

Dependable, Smooth, Silent and Powerful was the newly done up engine, it will only get better as it runs.
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Very nice pics Fazal Bhai , in the 5th pic the water is till the level of the air intake , did that cause some problems later.

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