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      Heart Over Mind - MM550

      Hi All,
      This is my first post in Gearheads. Thanks for giving me a place in this wonderful forum. I am Sreejesh From Malappuram,Kerala.
      Few weeks back I bought an Ex-Army 2001 Model MM550 now the rebuild is going on, I am not a good story teller so let the pics do the rest..
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      My friend from Wayanad took the 2000 Model MM550,Jeeps are ready to go home My jeep towed by My bolero and the other one by a Tata Ace!!
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      Both the jeeps will be ready for the registration in this week and the real build will start after the registration.
      - Sreejesh

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      Welcome to the forum MPTHAR. Congratulations on your purchase. It's my dream to own a jeep someday.. Looking forward to your restoration thread.
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      Flat-Tow

      Hi Sreejesh,

      Did you flat-tow the MM550XD?

      What distance?

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      welcome to Gh MPTHAR those are nice Jeeps.

      looking forward to the restoration thread.

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      looks like there are many Enthusiast around KERALA!! Nithin/MTHAR should arrange a Ex Army Jeep Carnival!

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      Welcome aboard MPTHAR. You truly seem to be a hardcore Jeep lover.

      Do write about your restoration process. I am sure it will be a valuable guide for everyone.
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      Thank you friends,

      I made the towing pipe locally at coimbathur . Used two U-bolt and 6 foot pipe for making the towing pipe and two d-Shackles for connecting them to both vehicles.
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      We started at 10.00 pm from coimbathur and reached my hometown at morning 7 O clock.It was a thrilling experience for me but for Vipin it was horrible because A tata Ace was towing his jeep!!.

      Right now the plan is make the jeep in to running condition drive it back to coimbathur and get it registered.
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      Maniettan, The Mech, the best I can find who know me from my childhood and he taught me the Jeep thing When I was a child.
      works done to make it running condition.

      Bought new Battery, Changed one heater plug. all the wheels are serviced ,Break,wheel barrings,Spindle barrings etc.Changed the tie rod end set.Tested and give to the painter for the basic tinkering and a single coat of paint(For reg).

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      Here we go again Welcome aboard and man, what a start
      Well few basic questions that I always ask:
      1. How much did u buy it for?
      2. Did u pick it up straight from the auction ? [If yes then i have loads of questions to follow , so be careful while answering this]
      3. Will you use it for OTR or normal usage?

      @Arka:

      What happens when we flat tow the jeep ? Is it a concern?

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      Welcome aboard @mthar....jeep looks nice and I have the same question as kocho...please answer soon

      What color have you planned??
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