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Old 11th March 2009, 12:04   #16
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Thanks Deep,

Jeep Green is the colour that has been chosen.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 16:44   #17
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Just an update to the thread. Near enough most the work is done. The mechanic has to do a few more things this coming week and hopefully the Jeep will be ready for collection by the end of next week.

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Old 22nd March 2009, 16:48   #18
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Old 22nd March 2009, 16:51   #19
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Here is picture of the Koyo ps unit fitted. The mechanic was originally going to hide it but then decided this option was better. To hide it he was going on about having to alter the unit but then decided against it.

Front bumper is not yet painted black. Some of the yellow detailing will be changed as it does not appeal to me. Not yet fitted the light protectors. The rear hatch had to be changed to a pre 2001 version as there was something wrong with the original and we could only get hold of a pre 2001 hatch, this also means that the blackouts on the body have been removed but the ones on the bumpers retained and wired up.

Some bits and bobs to steering, brakes and free wheel hubs to be fitted but it is 2 days worth of work which I think will stretch to a week.

After the mechanic has done everything the car will be polished etc and the front spotlights fitted. I will provide a detailed cost break down when it is all finished. I think the total including the cost of the MM550 and registration is heading to just over 2 lakh.

Harjeev, my dad said it was a pleasure to meet you yesterday.

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Hey Satnam
Good to see that your jeep is coming out all well and great. The color also looks great and yes had the yellow detailing been red, It would have looked much better. So would you be painting it green or red...
I dont understand the rear hatch issue. Yours is a pre-2001 as it opens from the passenger side. The post 2001's are the one that open from the right i.e. driver side..
I have told my denter to be on the lookout for a post 2001 and if I get it cheap, I would change it as the post 2001 are reinforced for the weight of the tyre.

Tell you dad and Amarjeet, the pleasure was all mine.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 19:04   #22
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Thanks for the comments Harjeev. Yes the yellow does look a bit tacky and will probably be changed to red. I have phoned my cousin and told him to tell the guy not to paint anything else yellow. The detailing is done by hand so it will not be too much of a job to redo in red. I gave my dad a Chrysler Jeep brochure so he could ask the painter to get as close to the Jeep Green colour as they could and this is not far off. Looks a bit dusty in parts but the final polish will not be done till the mechanic has finished everything.

The jeep is a March 2001 model and came with the hatch that opened in the other direction but there was something wrong with it so the guy fitted an older hatch as we could not get hold of the correct one locally. I guess this can always be changed if we manage to get a newer hatch.

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Is that a heena green?

my favourite color. Only reason i have not sold the 800 is due to this color.
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Sir Alec,

I am not sure what colour they used but they were asked to try and match Jeep Green (Using the Chrysler colour chart). I guess most these darker shades of green look quite similar.
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now that jeeps makes all the 2lakh spent on it worth every paisa!

jeep being restored in punjab or in delhi?

im glad satnam is not converting the jeep into any lookalike or a clone of something, but restoring it to its finest glory!

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Its at a workshop in northern Haryana (70km from Hisar and about half an hours drive from Punjab).

We did plan a hard top but after seeing some of the Moga jobs we changed our mind. The Moga workshops do not do a proper hardtop but add a full rear door and put on a fixed cloth/canvas top. Very little point spending RS14,000+ to get this done.

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Old 22nd March 2009, 20:40   #27
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nice colour, do you by any chance know the color code and the brand of the colour?

also what size tyres are those?

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I've not quite understood the MH-15 temporary registration on the rear bumper. You are getting the jeep restored in Haryana from what I understand.
But I really liked the color of the jeep and the way it has finally shaped up. All the various jeep restoration threads make me envious but there is really no way I can afford parking for the same in my building. Till then I can only live my dreams through your threads.

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Firoz,

The tyres are BF Goodrich 235/70 R16 fitted on the stock army rims.

Sorry I do not know the colour code and brand but if you need I can ask my cousin to ask the painter.

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I've not quite understood the MH-15 temporary registration on the rear bumper. You are getting the jeep restored in Haryana from what I understand
Yes I did not understand that either. I spoke with my cousin who said it was the painters idea of tarting up the rear along with his yellow detailing which he has been asked to change to red. The Jeep has a proper PB47B plate which will be fixed when everything has been done.

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i dont mean to question any one by asking this or neither i mean to offend anyone.

i want to how reliable these open make shift workshops are without much of the equipment required these days to restore a jeep?

i have seen many photos of jeeps being restored in this forum and most of them are in an open theater kind of workshops or garages....of course except the garage in jaipur with classic beauties being restored!

the paint is being sprayed in an open area and the is not even wearing protective clothing!

can we trust workshops like these with their workmanship, to what extent?
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