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Old 17th October 2010, 22:06   #1
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Hi All,
My last six months efforts came out fruitful as I finally brought my dream 4x4 Jeep (Army MM 550 XD) at home on this auspicious day of " Vijaya Dashmi", with MH 04 Registration.

So this Dasshera proved to be very special for me!

The process of owning this vehicle actually started by myself with the registration with MSTC and finally I done it after a long tedious process, which I will share with all of you in coming days.

Thanks!

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Old 17th October 2010, 22:32   #2
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Cool 4x4 Army, Congrats. Wish you lots of fun and adventure with the vehicle.. I also have an Army 55O and love it more than any other 4x4 i have or had.
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congrats for the Jeep man..
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Congratulations!

is that supposed to be a teaser image.

More images please.!
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congratulations for the jeep.

looks like "when the going gets tough, the tough get going" for the last 6 months for you.

we are eager to hear the "boot camp" story about you and your jeep.
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Hi All,
My last six months efforts came out fruitful as I finally brought my dream 4x4 Jeep (Army MM 550 XD) at home on this auspicious day of " Vijaya Dashmi", with MH 04 Registration.

So this Dasshera proved to be very special for me!

The process of owning this vehicle actually started by myself with the registration with MSTC and finally I done it after a long tedious process, which I will share with all of you in coming days.

Thanks!

Regards
Sanjay
Dear Sanjay,
Welcome to the club and Wishing you all the very best. Good to see you here.

Wishing you and family a blessed and joyous Dasshera and many adventures and OTR's with your Jeep. May the lord help you get more winning bids in MSTC auctions and many more wonderful machines for you.

Waiting for more pics. May be your should start with the first pic of your 550 on the day you picked it up.

I like your teambhp handle too.
Shibu Varghese /Jeep Captain
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4X4Army,

Congratulations and Welcome!

What a way to celebrate Dussera, this is one you will never forget.

I didn't know, why the insect mesh had the two small square fittings until now.

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@Ym-enjn, Thanks!

@Jassy1313, Thanks! Now your Jeep got a neighbor in your area.

@SirAlec, Thanks! You are right. It's a teaser image, definitely I will share all images from beginning.

@Parm, Thanks! I am also eager to share all experiences.

@JeepCaptain, Thanks Shibu! Your wishes will definitely come true and It will benefit all our Team BHPians.
And of course I will share the process from beginning.

@fazalaliadil, Thank you Fazal! Actually the small square fittings are along with insect mesh. Any idea how to remove it?

Cheers!!

Sanjay
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Congrats on the vehicle Sanjay. I too owned one in the past and had it for about a year. Tthe sheer torgue that the XD3P has is mind blowing. It sure is a lovely machine and served the owner well.
Please share more pics and buying experience
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Actually the small square fittings are along with insect mesh. Any idea how to remove it?
Sanjay,
I was joking about the square fittings, as your smaller garland fits so well there.
Don't try to remove it as that is riveted to the clamps that holds your mesh to the front grille.
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Congratulations Sanjay on the Jeep. Beautiful color it is.
Looking forward to the construction story and pics - from soup to nuts.
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Congrats on the vehicle Sanjay. I too owned one in the past and had it for about a year. Tthe sheer torgue that the XD3P has is mind blowing. It sure is a lovely machine and served the owner well.
Please share more pics and buying experience
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Thank you Harjeev!
You are the only one person who motivated me to buy Ex Army MM 550.
Because previously I was thinking of buying Cj3b or classic. But when I gone through your thread of Ex Army 550xd and had a look of original military Jeep along with all its mechanical details, I decided firmly to own an Army MM550 only.
I liked your pic in military outfit with 550 and I kept it in my Jeep's album.
Also I learnt many good things about you from my T Bhpian friends but couldn't reply as I was not having TB membership.

Last month when I came to know about your adventurous journey with TLC from B'lore to Punjab, all alone in pouring rains, I was thrilled and I salute you for this daredevil deed.
I will definitely share all pic and experience from the day one.

Cheers!!

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Sanjay,
I was joking about the square fittings, as your smaller garland fits so well there.
Don't try to remove it as that is riveted to the clamps that holds your mesh to the front grille.
Actually for two minutes I was also got puzzled on that question and therefore asked you.
Cheers!!
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Congratulations Sanjay.
As someone who has been involved with your dream of owning an ex army vehicle from the very beginning, it gives me an immense pleasure of seeing this thread.

@Shibu, Fazal saab & everyone else who is following the "Jeep/Gypsy acquisition from army auction" thread this is the same gentleman whom I mentioned about having acquired an mstc registration.

@sanjay: Please carry on the good work and help many more Team-bhpians realise their ex-army vehicle dreams.

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Welcome to TBHP Sanjay Sir and Congratulations on your new possession. Enjoy.
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