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Old 6th October 2010, 16:23   #1
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Default Hyderabad, Rubicon Replica soft offroading.

Prabhu, Gave me this beauty to spin around and the first free time I could manage, zoomed to Himayat Sagar on the city outskirts with family for some soft off-roading. It was dry when we landed there but soon it was pouring, had a ball in the dry turned to slush within an hour.
Nice off roading performance by the Jeep and for us a grand time.
My wife was behind the camera.

Yes! It is Air-conditioned.


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Fazal bhai, whether its enjoying nature or off roading, your pics are always entertaining. Do share some more details of the veichle with us please.
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What an awesome job.
Hyderabad does have a strong Jeep culture/heritage.
The Design, panelwork and paint job look like high quality work.
Are you in a position to share the rough costs involved with such a conversion?
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Lovely pics Fazal bhai.

While I think the classic CJ5 or the 540 still look better than this, it is nevertheless a very beautifully done up vehicle. Good fit and finish are quite privy to jeeps from Hyderabad and this is a good example.

What engine/gb was it running?

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What an awesome job.
Hyderabad does have a strong Jeep culture/heritage.
The Design, panelwork and paint job look like high quality work.
Are you in a position to share the rough costs involved with such a conversion?
KMT,
Thanks.
You can contact Prabhu for the same on 0 98669 94455
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Srimath,
Thank you for making my day. Details of specs, in one line below.

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Lovely pics Fazal bhai.
What engine/gb was it running?
Hi Adi,
Its a 540 under the skin.

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@ fazalaliadil,
This is am awesome job you have done, especially all the panels are neatly designed & also all the fenders. Its nice to know that its an air conditioned Jeep actually.
Now you should looks for all the badges including JEEP at front & also a good cover for a spare wheel written with JEEP & please also post some detailed interior pics, including the pics of Instrument Cluster, Steering Wheel etc.
Some questions:
1. What is the base jeep you have used ? (MM540 I think)
2. Is there any modifications needed to the chassis ?
3. Have you done any modifications with suspensions ?
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@ fazalaliadil,
This is am awesome job you have done, especially all the panels are neatly designed & also all the fenders. Its nice to know that its an air conditioned Jeep actually.
Now you should looks for all the badges including JEEP at front & also a good cover for a spare wheel written with JEEP & please also post some detailed interior pics, including the pics of Instrument Cluster, Steering Wheel etc.
Some questions:
1. What is the base jeep you have used ? (MM540 I think)
2. Is there any modifications needed to the chassis ?
3. Have you done any modifications with suspensions ?
dhrishikesh,
This is not my job, Prabhu is the guy behind it.
The interior and other pics can be found below.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...e-india-4.html (Rubicon replica - Made in India.)
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Fazal bhai, what a pleasant surprise to see that your wife has the same qualities as you behind the camera? Its truely a rare phenomena.

All the pictures she took reeks of high quality and some of those last pics can be used for some publication. Truely beautiful.

Btw, a salute to Prabhu and entire team ( some of them are tbhp'ians) for a marvellous job on this rubicon
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Fazal bhai, what a pleasant surprise to see that your wife has the same qualities as you behind the camera? Its truely a rare phenomena.

All the pictures she took reeks of high quality and some of those last pics can be used for some publication. Truely beautiful.

Btw, a salute to Prabhu and entire team ( some of them are tbhp'ians) for a marvellous job on this rubicon
Thanks Avi,
She is my teacher in photography. Yes, Prabhu and our B-HP members deserve all the applaud.
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Nice pics Fazal Bhai. How I wish M&M Thar would look something like this! Behram Sir, this Jeep looks so nice!
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Its a 540 under the skin.
Had guessed it after seeing the exhaust hanger mounting insulators and the muffler. BTW is the tail pipe protruding out too much?

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Prabhu, Gave me this beauty to spin around and the first free time I could manage,
Fazal saab,

really looks so cool and superb... One question though, does the body panels made of metal or from Fiber?

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Default Lovely thread and thank you

Fazal saab, I am overwhelmed. What a lovely thread with superb pics. I am particularly glad to see the vehicle perform when you put it through its paces. Though this project is solely Prabhu's, he involved fellow TBHPians Suren181, Pulsar56, Absynthguzzler and me right from the inception. We have been following the progress of this vehicle from the time a rusting hulk was towed into his workshop, therefore this thread showcasing its ability is particulary heartening to all of us.

Thanks and cheers,

P.S. - Some WIP pictures are posted on the 'Team Mars' page on facebook.

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Prabhu, Gave me this beauty to spin around and the first free time I could manage, zoomed to Himayat Sagar on the city outskirts with family for some soft off-roading.
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Dear Fazal Sir, Wonderful to see this beauty off the road or off the exhibition hall for the first time. Everything looks good except the drooping exhaust pipe and muffler. Please ask Prabhu to re route the exhaust so that its not visible much from outside.

Otherwise its a stunner. Has Prabhu started any mechanical mods on this Jeep which he was planning earlier?

Congrats to Prabhu and pass my regards to him.
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BTW is the tail pipe protruding out too much?
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Yes it is. Thanks.
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One question though, does the body panels made of metal or from Fiber?
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Sadiq,
Thanks, all that you see... fenders, bumpers, foot boards is metal, indigenously fabricated at Prabhu's workshop. No fibers used.
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Fazal saab, I am overwhelmed. What a lovely thread with superb pics. I am particularly glad to see the vehicle perform when you put it through its paces. Though this project is solely Prabhu's, he involved fellow TBHPians Suren181, Pulsar56, Absynthguzzler and me right from the inception. We have been following the progress of this vehicle from the time a rusting hulk was towed into his workshop, therefore this thread showcasing its ability is particulary heartening to all of us.
Thanks and cheers,
P.S. - Some WIP pictures are posted on the 'Team Mars' page on facebook.
Ravveendrra,
Thanks for the names, as I know some by the real name and some by their handle. I did mention earlier too about the team from Team-BHP and Prabhu working together to transform this regular 540 into what it is.

Praiseworthy is the metal thickness used and the fit and finish achieved. There are many jobs I have seen earlier, the reason this impresses me most is the fit and finish, absolute work of art as if it was die cast/ machine pressed.

The AC is a real chiller and the blower is very well integrated in the fabricated dash.

My thanks to you and the rest of the team for the memorable evening we had. Thanks again.
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Dear Fazal Sir, Wonderful to see this beauty off the road or off the exhibition hall for the first time. Everything looks good except the drooping exhaust pipe and muffler. Please ask Prabhu to re route the exhaust so that its not visible much from outside.

Otherwise its a stunner. Has Prabhu started any mechanical mods on this Jeep which he was planning earlier?

Congrats to Prabhu and pass my regards to him.
Regards
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Shibu,
That exhaust is what we call "Nazar tod", to ward off the evil eye, some defect should be there right? Jokes apart, it will be done.

Prabhu and his team have some very ambitious plans for their next prototype, which they don't let me in on.

Yes, she is in the environment she should be in and not a stand.
Regards,

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