Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Modifications & Accessories


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd October 2005, 18:30   #1
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NA
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 21 Times
Default Mod a Mahindra Jeep

I need a bit of help. I am looking to get a used MM 540 / 550 as a second car and would like to know if I can get an "off the shelf" front grill and lights so it looks like the following

http://img383.imageshack.us/my.php?i...eft40011ov.jpg

or is it a custom mod ?

Thanks in advance.
bigman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2005, 18:34   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: N.A
Posts: 6,834
Thanked: 1,503 Times
Default

540/550 wont look good with those headlamps - they look best with the round ones, and maybe you should look at putting in BIGGER round headlamps into the front of the 540/550. This sort of treatment would perhaps look okay on a CJ series Jeep, but then I could be wrong because I've always thought jeeps looks best with the round llamps.
Steeroid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 3rd October 2005, 18:56   #3
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NA
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

Thanks Steeroid.

How much would a good used CJ 340 cost ?

Also is it a custom mod or an off the shelf job.
bigman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 18:20   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 59
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Jeep Wrangler

Actually these headlights are similar to what the real Jeep Wrangler used to sport with a tamper in the grill which used to protude a bit and then go back...

Look for some pcis in google image search u may find it...

it does look different and neat actually sharp is an appropriate word...

Even if one can make a good copy of Jeep Wrangler's doors and hard top it would look just awesome...

~*SAMY*~
urdudesamy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 20:10   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NA
Posts: 1,219
Thanked: 21 Times
Default

The YJ series of Jeep used to have square headlights.

Mahindra sold a jeep in the UK with square headlights. I have not seen any in India.

I think I will send the picture to a cousin in India and ask him to enquire at the local place where they refurbish jeeps as to how much it would cost to get a good CJ looking like the jeep in the picture.
bigman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 20:22   #6
Senior - BHPian
 
karthik247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR, HYD
Posts: 2,708
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

You could get the big round headlights and put a kinda of a metal protecing/net over it.
karthik247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 20:29   #7
Senior - BHPian
 
ananthkamath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,194
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Any tinker worth his salt can make you this type of grill...not a very tough thing to do, but yes, pretty tough to do properly.

I have heard that you get these type of grills somewhere in Hyderabad...
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 20:34   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
karthik247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR, HYD
Posts: 2,708
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

NOt only HYD, u can get it almost everywhere. It's even available for bikes.
karthik247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 21:06   #9
Senior - BHPian
 
ananthkamath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,194
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karthik247
NOt only HYD, u can get it almost everywhere. It's even available for bikes.


:WTF: The Jeep grill for bikes...thats a new one...And I thought I had seen everything....
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 22:41   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
karthik247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR, HYD
Posts: 2,708
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

Its not the Jeep grill, its the same type or design. Mostly used on Shoguns, RX100/135's..
karthik247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 22:58   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
ananthkamath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,194
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

A Jeep grill is used on RX and Shoguns?
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 23:05   #12
Senior - BHPian
 
karthik247's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: BLR, HYD
Posts: 2,708
Thanked: 16 Times
Default

HELLO...i said its the SAME TYPE, not the SAME THING. I'll try to get a few pix
karthik247 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th October 2005, 23:28   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
ananthkamath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 1,194
Thanked: 46 Times
Default

OH! Now I get it. You are talking about the grill which covers the headlight.

Whereas I was talking about the entire front section of the Jeep, you know the "seven-slatted" grill which holds the headlights and acts as radiator cover...
ananthkamath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th September 2009, 06:57   #14
BHPian
 
DesertKing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Posts: 460
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by karthik247 View Post
HELLO...i said its the SAME TYPE, not the SAME THING. I'll try to get a few pix
It is almost 4 years, and we are still waiting for the picture....
DesertKing is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Figo Suspension - to mod or not to mod KiloAlpha Modifications & Accessories 18 13th May 2013 19:00
Mod job on a jeep saamblr 4x4 Vehicles 20 19th April 2010 15:19
2009 Jeep J8 Multipurpose 4WD.....return of the WILLYS JEEP!!! amit V8 The International Automotive Scene 14 27th July 2009 01:12
First offroading event with my Jeep: Coorg Jeep Thrills OTR 2008 Report Samurai 4x4 Excursions 115 21st June 2009 16:12
To mod or not to mod, is not the question. aalaap Shifting gears 15 18th November 2004 19:26


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 09:23.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks