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Old 6th January 2009, 18:05   #1
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Hi All,

As I mentioned in Harjeev's thread for My MM550XD Army Spec , I am starting this new restoration thread of this Monster- MM550.

Let me give you some brief, We(Me and my younger brother) have been dreaming since our childhood to own 4X4 Jeep, but couldnt due to some reasons (you know Factor "M" was major reason).

About two months back when I was just searching some of the information about 4X4 jeeps on net, I came to know about TB , i find it extremely helpful and fount so many links also. Finally I decided to go for Army MM550XD . Before that I thought over Gypsy also and saw some of them in Pune but in all I didnt like it. In the meanwhile I eqired about the Army disposal jeeps in Delhi through my friends.
Basically I work in FMCG company heading distribution part so contacts all over india with transportation was not at all an issue.My brother works with Local Toyota 3S facility heading Body Paint Shop(Accidents/denting/painting) dept. He visited Delhi along with my cousin(who is automobile engg) and finalize one of the "scrap" vehicle parked at one of the dealer at mayapuri. Looking at the condition at first time nobody would have given first choice to it but my brother duo zeroed it and now they also have the same passiont to restore it.
All I know is this vehicle pertains to Jammu and non accidented one(got it from the Military voucher document)
I am not able to place some pics as of now can any one please help me ? i am trying the attachment option. I am sorry if I am expecting too much but I am very new and bit unfamilier with the set up of TB.

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Old 6th January 2009, 18:40   #2
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Hi Ricky,

We were waiting for your new thread!

For posting pics, just scroll down and then you will c a button named 'manage attachments' click on it.. rest you can do then

tks/sadiq.

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I am able to find this screen but the pics are not getting attached.

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I am able to find this screen but the pics are not getting attached.

Tarkesh
go to reply to my post and click on "manage attachments" and a separate window will open for you to browse and upload the photos. please mind that the file size should not be bigger than the recommended in this forum.

its self explaining and easy to upload the photos.

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I am able to find this screen but the pics are not getting attached.

Tarkesh
I think because of the file size? please try to reduce the size and try again

tks/sadiq.
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Congrats again dude
Nice and crisp.
What is the price you paid for and where in mayapuri did you buy it from any and all details are welcome.
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congrats on your purchase and becoming a JEEPER!

let have the details of your purchase and some photos too!

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Everybody is rushing to Mayapuri now a days and I do not wonder if see a higher tag there on MM550 .

Tarkesh, Welcome on the crazy boat of Jeepers cheers:.
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Everybody is rushing to Mayapuri now a days and I do not wonder if see a higher tag there on MM550 .
It is bound to be. Not to mention that since the LS election is 3-4 months away, jeeps will be already in demand in northern India.
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Old 7th January 2009, 12:06   #10
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This was the condition when we first saw it with heart opened and towing pics.

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My MM550 XD Army Spec-heart-surgery.jpg  

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Looks a like a lot of body work is on the way. Get hold of some good people to restore it properly. Surely it will turn into a beauty.
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its sure needs a lot of hard work and patience to make it look good and in working condition.

be prepared to sweat out and work out!

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Does this chassis look twisted or is just my eyes?
My MM550 XD Army Spec-first-look-mayapuri-1.jpg
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Could be busted front suspension too.
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Could be busted front suspension too.
Even my 550 when I bought was drooping down to one side. Later we found out that it was just a leaked shock absorber.
So this can be sorted out but the body need some real work.

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How much did you pay for it and what model is it?
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