@aloha: Check with your contacts who are familiar with Army Jeeps. There will be regular auction but they are not made public most of the time. Then you need to restore. Try some forums like jeepthrills to find more info on off-roading. Ofcourse, TAI
also has lots to offer.
There are some folks in Bangy who can get you the jeep to your taste. Lots of orders are made from BLR to Hyderabad gallis to build those refurbished jeeps with bling looks. If your taste is to just show-off with the jeep, you will get it easily.
But, if you are looking for real off-roading, good differentials, LSDs, CJ3B,MM540, Classic and mountain goat Gypsy; you need time and luck. Be slow on this, as there are lot of jeeps around in used showrooms without proper docs. Please check the papers and its authenticity. BTW
, before that please attend 1 or 2 OTRs and then see if it suits your ambition.
Maintaining the jeep is pain for some and passion as well. So, take time and judge.
Its an expensive hobby though.
Did you check ordering Gypsy? I hear its getting a facelift called Jimny. Not sure when.