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      A lil query before jumping into a MM540

      Recently Iam getting interested in Jeep, A MM540. Getting an ex-army MM540 in decent condition. It has power steering fitted to it. asking price is 1.20Lakhs.
      Iam yet to see the car in person thou but the owner has already suggested engine overhauling and some other repairs. So I want to ask the gurus out here that what budget should I keep in mind if I have to
      1. Do complete engine overhauling/rebuild
      2. Body work, if needed a complete respray
      3. Suspension work

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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      1. Do complete engine overhauling/rebuild
      2. Body work, if needed a complete respray
      3. Suspension work
      AFAIK with my limited knowledge on automobiles, the price quoted is in the correct range when compared to jeeps which are auctioned by the army people. After you buy that the activities mentioned by you will take another 3L max with +/- 50K.

      With this you will have one of the best jeeps to drive around. Over to Godfather now for more info on rebuilding.
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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      It has power steering fitted to it. asking price is 1.20Lakhs.
      Power steering if from Rane alone costs upwards of 40k for a new one and 30k odd for a rebuilt one. if the powersteering is fixed properly you should not have any problems. an overhaul of the steering box alone can set you back 20k.

      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      1. Do complete engine overhauling/rebuild
      recommended. get this done. with this also get the gearbox and the 4wd transfer case and the axles worked on.

      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      2. Body work, if needed a complete respray
      check for rust spots. these areas need to be cut off and replaced with same grade steel. do not fall into a trap where they will clean the rust area and do a shoddy job and paint over it.. the rust will come back. painting will be needed however show some pics.

      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      3. Suspension work
      the leaf springs can be cambered. the shocks you can change.

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      Thanks a lot guys, the jeep is currently in Dehradun and Iam in Chandigarh. Planning to make a trip to there and have a look of it. Its in working condition, is being thoroughly used, and already has power steering. Got only one picture of it right now, its in original army color scheme.
      Iam totally a proper newbie in this field so needed to ask all this. Lets see what it turns out to be like. Have other sellers too. Wish me luck ;-) Need lots of


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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      Got only one picture of it right now
      Why did you scratch the face of the people. It looks so ugly you know. Instead of that you shouldn't have posted this pic itself. Atleast IMO.

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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      Getting an ex-army MM540 in decent condition.
      MM540 or MM550?
      1990 Bajaj KB100 Sold
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      Quote Originally Posted by shishirbn View Post
      Why did you scratch the face of the people. It looks so ugly you know. Instead of that you shouldn't have posted this pic itself. Atleast IMO.

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      but cant help it, Iam bad at editing and cant even reveal the identification of the owner, then I also had to show jeep's pic = All the mess plz adjust

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      Quote Originally Posted by kvk View Post
      MM540 or MM550?
      It is MM540
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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      then I also had to show jeep's pic
      You could have just cropped the left hand portion as below. Why because the section behind these 2 guys was never seen. So no point in keeping them. Just IMO

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      That is indeed a hell lot betr way to post the pic. Did't even bothered to think that way If the owner of this jeep sees my work, he'll never sell me his jeep I wish some moderator uses his special powers and do the needful for my horribly edited posted pic
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      Quote Originally Posted by metal_thread View Post
      I wish some moderator uses his special powers and do the needful for my horribly edited posted pic
      Done... Enjoy..
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