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Old 15th June 2007, 20:07   #46
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There was this article in autocar about a person in Delhi who builds jeeps according to you specification for about .1.5-2 lacs and they even give a 1 year warranty on it that if anything goes wrong with the engine they will give you one with a brand new engine.
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There was this article in autocar about a person in Delhi who builds jeeps according to you specification for about .1.5-2 lacs and they even give a 1 year warranty on it that if anything goes wrong with the engine they will give you one with a brand new engine.
I dunno how that is possible. A new engine only costs 1.25+
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I dunno how that is possible. A new engine only costs 1.25+
IIRC, Salvaged. Various parts cannibalized from junked jeeps. Papers would be suspect.
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Atleast thats what was written in the article actually the engines are not entirely new but old engines rebuilt as condor said.Here's a link to the article ,actually autocar runs a column in the hindu supplement metro plus
The Hindu : Metro Plus Kochi / Wheels : From scrap to fab
Google mayapuri jeeps to get a clearer picture about this.

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Default Cost of Building up a JEEP

COST OF A JEEP
1) Chassis - 5-10K
2) Body 10-20K
3) Engine - 7-40K (B275 - XD3P)
4) Gbox & Tcase - 4-10K
5) Front Diff - 4-8K (Including Axle, brake drums, hubs spindles)
6) Rear Diff - 4-8K
7) Leaf Springs - 1-5K
8)Shockers - 1-4K
9) Paint - 5-10K
10) Electricals - 5-8K
11) Brakes - 3-8K
12) Tyres - 12-40K (including rims/wheel discs)
13) Soft tops - 2-10K
14) Steering - 3-10K ( Manual worm & roller or Recirculating ball)
15) Labour for Assembly - 5-10K
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Sam, last listed on May 29, 2007

You might want to check it out

Buy Used Mahindra Jeep MM 540 car, Used 1990 Mahindra Jeep MM 540 car for sale - CarWale.com India

Also, this one updated on June 13, 2007

Buy Used Mahindra Jeep Classic car, Used 1987 Mahindra Jeep Classic car for sale - CarWale.com India

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More than 50 posts on one thread?

I know we all love Sam. Please pass on your informations/links/contact numbers via PM to him.

We're closing this thread.
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So...

I bought a Land Rover.


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I bought a Land Rover.


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Congrats Sam, welcome to the Land Rover Club. Have a Def 110 myself. Do join the LAND ROVER CLUB OF INDIA on Facebook. All the best with your LR Disco
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There goes the wind-in-the-hair plan! Though this would make a superb foil to the Nano. Two rides, one chunky and one funky.
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I bought a Land Rover.
nice ride that one. since its not a mm540, now are you thinking of ICEing it?
and do you plan to do some mud plugging with this beast? please do so else there is no justice for this mamoth.
congrats.
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Hey Sam,

Nice Land Rover there. Cool British green colour too. What happened with the wind in the hair idea? Would you mind telling us how much you got it for? What about the cost of spares and their availability?
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great buy @Sam. Please post some more details.
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There goes the wind-in-the-hair plan! Though this would make a superb foil to the Nano. Two rides, one chunky and one funky.
It's a Land Rover mate. The buck stops at this baby. And forget the wind-in-the-hair - I just fixed the airconditioner and it's superb!

TO steal Navin's line: The Nano fits in the rear of the Landy perfectly well.

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and do you plan to do some mud plugging with this beast?
congrats.
I intend to definitely go off-roading. I might join old off roading warhorses like GTO and Allan etc. but only to learn the ropes. I'm not one to climb a mountain just for the sake of climbing it. Especially not in this fuel hungry beast.

I'd rather pack in a tent and spend the night at a beautiful mountain that I got to in the Landy.

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Would you mind telling us how much you got it for? What about the cost of spares and their availability?
It was purchased from an expat friend who had to leave the country. I'd rather not discuss the amount.

Let's just say it was worth it.

Spares: I will need help. Luckily I have friends like Steeroid and V12 who will help me. Steeroid has already sent me some stuff and it is well appreciated.
The car's running beautifully, with a few niggles here and there. But I gather that a Landy with no niggles is no Landy at all.

It is a 1993 Discovery 25Tdi with a 2.5L turbo diesel engine that roars like mad. I love the car. It's just...

It's just...

It's just me. And whoever the moderator who named it the overland yeti yatch, thanks that's just lovely, lol.

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It's just me. And whoever the moderator who named it the overland yeti yatch, thanks that's just lovely, lol.
Same guy who christened you the Yeti!
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