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Old 10th September 2008, 19:03   #1
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Iam Girish from Bangalore, this is my first post in the forum. A hardcore fan of Jeeps and I own a MM540 4WD. Recently my Jeep undergone some modifications. below are the pics..

Initially we did the Clutch, Gearbox and Engine, break, wheels, overhaul. (those pics not taken) after a week Jeep again brought to workshop and ready for modification. We stipped the body and made seperate parts. And new spacers used to fix the body with chasis, Painting under the body and chasis has been done. Body has been mounted back to chasis.

After few tinkering job done, started my modifications.
1st pic: new Windsheild frame(gud one with Powder coated) and custom made Bull bars fixed with dashboard and old electricals were removed.

2nd pic: rear view of jeep with bull bars. My In-law supervising the tinker guys job. He was there from the beginning till end of my project. He has around 30yrs of exp in Heavy motor vehilcles engines, gearbox etc.

3rd pic custom made Bumper has been fixed.

4th pic: Bucket seats fixed for testing purpose.

5th pic: Preparing the body for painting.

6th pic: I decided to go for single seat at the rear instead two side seats. Earlier i had long two seat in the front. Removed that and expanded to fit at the rear. Pic is showing the frame of seat.

7th pic: Earlier Fiber dashboard was in place, removed it and made flat one so that all meters will be placed in center. And made a utility box at the side.

8th,9th pic: preparing the body painting.

10th pic: testing different shades of Red

next phase of pics will be uploaded soon.

comments/suggestions are welcome.
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Old 10th September 2008, 20:16   #2
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pics number 4 to 10 are too small, please post bigger ones.
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Old 10th September 2008, 20:25   #3
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Hey Girish,

Welcome to the forum , I am sure you will excellent ideas for your ride here and good luck with the mods, seems like its coming up nicely this far !! Is there a possibility that you can post bigger pictures and also list out what mods you intend to carry out on it ?

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Old 10th September 2008, 20:47   #4
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nice effort you are putting in your jeep.

why dont you put your thread in 4x4 section, not in modifications!

ask the mods to move your post to 4x4 offroad section.

keep posting photos with regular updates of your jeep.

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Good photos with clear description. Waiting for the next phase of pictures.
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Old 10th September 2008, 21:07   #6
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pics number 4 to 10 are too small, please post bigger ones.
sorry, as these pics are taken in cellphone cam.
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girish_8086-i modified my mm540 almost on the same lines you did, pls check my gallery.
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Welcome to the forum.

The existing color of jeep looks different. I think the Red color should look stunning.
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girish_8086-i modified my mm540 almost on the same lines you did, pls check my gallery.
hi desigNation, thanks for showing ur Jeep. It looks great. I'm Girish from b'lore. Your gud name pls. and where r u from?
I think u have used Bolero's fenders. Is it a 4WD? what other modifications u have done?Do you have Powersteering?

My suggestions: 1. If you would have used Black soft top then it looks awesome, now the body and top both are light color.

2. lower the height of windscreen frame. In my view it gives better look.

3. Tyres look small for your jeep. If they are big in radius then again it adds more look for the Jeep.

Pls send some pics of the interiors.

Happy Jeeping...
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Hi All,
In continuation to my previous post.... i would like to share some more of my experience in rebuilding of my Jeep.

Let me start from Pic 1 in this post.

Pic 1 : After the above preparation, my painter started with base coating in Red color.
Pic 2: Jeep ready with 1st coat
Pic 3: After two days work and Jeep is ready with final coat of painting. And the next work started with new electricals, changed the old type wiring and made it custom one. Spare fuse is available inside those boxes.

Pic 4: My electrian setting up the new wiring system.
Earlier i had the old type starting indication light with long beep. Now changed to Indica type. where the heating indication light is coil type and
starter used is MICO.

Pic 5: In the meantime custom made bumpers were sent to chrome plating. And they are back after the plating and installed it. (thanks to chrome plate workshop guy who really find it difficulty in doing this)

Pic 6: After working for whole day on wiring, we tested the jeep by turning on the lights. Jeep was ready with
all accessories. List goes on
Side fenders,New mirrors,New windscreen, new door/window beeding,Seats,Radiator fan guard
New Steering wheel(short one)with Steering lock,Floor mats,New custom made soft top,
New ignition switch car type etc....
Radiator Mesh,side handles,radiator fan guard ( many thanks to UBS sir for sending me those)
Indicator lights army type( many thanks to Sudeep singh for these)

That night my jeep was brought home wifor the 1st time after 2months of stay in workshop.

Pic 7,8,9: My brother-in-law helping me in sticking the thermocoal for the jeep.
And next day jeep was taken for wheel alignment and wheel balancing and other final checkups.

Finally project came to an end.

Any comments suggestions welcome...

soon i will post some more pics
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dude why so small pics
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And next day jeep was taken for wheel alignment and wheel balancing and other final checkups.
I have heard that balancing/alignment is very difficult to do on Jeeps. How was it done?
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sorry, as these pics are taken in cellphone cam.
from where are you getting the work done in Banglore??
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I have heard that balancing/alignment is very difficult to do on Jeeps. How was it done?
it has done as same as other vehicles.....

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dude why so small pics
Dude, it has been taken in cellphone cam.

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from where are you getting the work done in Banglore??
hi Ruffryder, its been done in Hassan.

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hi Ruffryder, its been done in Hassan.
ok..thanx @ girish, nice work, hope to see some nice pics of your jeep..
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