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Old 22nd August 2007, 16:31   #31
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Why so much fuss ? Even the Honda Dio is having the ABS body !
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Naaa!! FRP was used if you opted for hard-cabin in the MM540/other mahindra Jeeps (yes, they could use JEEP brand that time). The Armada was built of pure steel and I am telling by experience.
Mahindra's vendor for FRP bodies for its jeeps was a Maharashtra based company called Roplass. The kit that was provided on MM540 was called Roplass Stallion. The kit covered the body portion that otherwise would have canvas.
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Nope it was made by SAIL, not SIL. SAIL was Sunrise Auto Industries Ltd or something, the company that became Sipani Auto. The chap behind the original Sunrise was the same Sipani, AFAIK. So technically dadu is correct.
Thanks for the correction Steer!
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OT: Ah! nostalgic memories, the first car Sipani made was called badal, I think that was made out of fibreglass body. It was a 3-tired vehicle, I can still remember it in my memories.
Incidentally, was the Badal ever mass-produced? And did it come into existance in the 70s itself? There is what looks like such a car in this song from the movie Ram Balram (1980), courtesy, good ol' youtube:

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