This restoration started about a year back and is still going on. The owner is my close friend and this thread is to share his experience and take suggestions & advice from TAI
'ans regarding some issues he is facing with the car. I have not touched the car so far, so I dont know much about the car/its engine etc. In fact I am likely to drive it for the first time tomorrow.
One of my close friend, wanted to buy & restore a Jeep/Mahindra MM540 and he decided to be a part of the whole restoration work, instead of just paying money and waiting for someone to finish the work for him.
He has faced plenty of hurdles, had to change garage twice, tinker also changed mid way times, paint job twice, luckily electrician was good. I will post more about this later.
I am sure it is Mahindra, but have no idea about model etc (I am absolutely inexperienced in Jeeps/off roaders etc so dont mind if the title is inapprpriate
) Plenty of mods done on the car so far
1. Wider front track
2. Wheel arches for rear
3. Custom roof (soft top)
4. Smaller size seats in the rear
5. Alloys and DIY wheel cups
6. Wiring has been almost rebuilt
7. Seating height increased etc
It has a two wheel drive (not a 4x4) and the original ITC engine. The owner has spent a lot of time in the garage and in fact some spares were sourced from different cities as well. A few mods include parts from Bolero too.
Restored in Tirunelveli, parts from Madurai, now in Bangalore. More updates tomorrow with daytime pics (tonnes of them