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Old 21st April 2010, 18:09   #1
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My hunt for jeep started 5 yrs back when I got my driving license .I am a Sardar so owning a jeep would of course be my passion. I have looked almost 50ish jeeps till date, but finally got my hands on this MM550 in Pune.
I came across a jeep through a reference in Pune, I stay in Mumbai and went to a guy I knew would modify jeep for me and coincidently I a met a guy over there who overheard me talking about a jeep and came forward and suggested to visit a guy in Pune who deals in ex army jeeps and restore/modify them.
I left for Pune that day itself and met that guy who showed me some jeeps and I finally zeroed on 1 of them.
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Jassy, thats strange. you took 5 years to find this jeep?????
Anyways congrats
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Old 21st April 2010, 21:32   #3
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Jassy

Congrats on your purchase ,its my long time goal too.

Please do update us on the modifications
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Old 21st April 2010, 21:54   #4
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there were many things i was considering while buying the jeep and finally got so it took so much time.. anyways thanks.. work is still in progress..
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Wow this is what i call as building it from scratch! Do share your experiences. Is this a dealer from whom you picked up the jeep? asking since i see many more parked alongside.
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Old 21st April 2010, 22:18   #6
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Almost every part of the jeep is new right from the wiring to the drums, pads, flywheel, clutch plates, pistons, etc.

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Wow this is what i call as building it from scratch! Do share your experiences. Is this a dealer from whom you picked up the jeep? asking since i see many more parked alongside.
ya he is the same person i picked my jeep from..
his work is really very much clean and he himself is Punjabi and passionate about jeeps..
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Old 21st April 2010, 22:32   #7
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Which among those were picked up by you Jassy Bhai?

What all modifications are planned?

When did the work start?
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The restoration looks like a very professional job. It's is coming out really well.

Where are you doing the restoration? Which Power Steering unit is that and were did you source it from?
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The jeep has got limited slip differential, four wheel transmission, and freewheel hub to be installed for sure.
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I purchased the jeep which is in the middle.. I am planning to make the jeep completely open.. I purchased that power-steering from Kurla for 18k and its a heavy duty one..
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Hi Jassy.
Welcome to the Jeep club.
Your 550 is coming up good, hope to see it completed one day soon.
How did your guy get the engine and gear box this squeaky clean??
Please share info.
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Congrats on your purchase and good luck for your restoration.

So where in Pune are you getting it restored.
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Like I said before each and everything is restored..
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Old 21st April 2010, 23:21   #14
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the guy i am restoring my jeep from is an expert in restoring military jeeps.. he has completely rebuilt the engine of my jeep like a new baby..
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Congrats. Build up process looks nice.
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.. I purchased that power-steering from Kurla for 18k and its a heavy duty one..
Can you be more specific i.e. the unit is from which vehicle and all? Is it a bolero assembly?
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