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Videos of Off-Roading over the Years

January 18, 2013 2 comments

Hey Guys,

Its already a bit late by nevertheless its never too to share greetings ‘Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous new year’. I’ve been guilty of being lazy, infact quite lazy with updating this blog so here I am starting this year with sharing some videos of off-roading.

This first video is my decent from Rohtang Pass. This was taken in Sept’12 on my drive from Kaza to Manali. As can be seen from the video, its nothing short of being termed as off-road gauging from the terrain, the slush, etc.

Descending the Rohtang Pass through the infamous Rani Nalha on 13thSept2012

For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

I started Off-Roading way back in December 2008. Infact I shared this in my 1st blog post

Harjeev’s M&M MM550 😄 4×4- The making of an Off-Roader

 

IMG_7938Since that time I must have taken hundreds infact thousands of pictures through the years. Most of these pictures are on my hard drive, just sitting there. So I thought, what would it be like to share these with everyone. However the problem was that no one in the world has neither the time nor the patience to sit and see 6500 pictures, atleast I don’t. So getting the clue from time-lapse branch of photography, I started to experiment on converting these images into a short video.

Some details of the enclosed video

  • 6258 Total number of pictures
  • Used Lightroom to merge the images together
  • Frame Rate per Sec(FPS) 10
  • Length of the video 10:26Mins (6258 Images @ 10fps= 626sec or 10 mins & 25.8 sec
  • Music from Youtube Voyage- Sorena2009- Instrumental
  • The video in HD of 720p. So please change the quality from the menu in Youtube

The resultant video looks a bit fast however this is my first experiment with combining images together. Will be uploading more videos in future with lower frame rate and shorter length of 2-3mins each.

Off-Roading over the years

For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

The following is a short video taken on 12th of Jan’2013. This again is a set images and compiled @ 3.33 FPS. For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

 

This last video was taken on 10th Dec 2011

For best quality, after you hit Play, click on the sprocket wheel in the bottom right, and choose 720HD.

My MM550, In its new Avatar happy with its new owner

February 12, 2011 5 comments

Hey guys,

As many would know that the 1st off-road vehicle that I had bought and restored was a Mahindra & Mahindra MM550. Threads are all over this blog under the MM550 section.

Anyways the new owner that I sold the vehicle to, has done a complete restoration himself and practically rebuild the vehicle from all over again.

I recently received an email from him with pictures and a brief writeup on the work that he’s done on the vehicle. So the first thing that I thought was to share it with everyone.

Thanks a lot to the new owner for sharing these pictures and giving me permission to share it with the community.

MM550 Collage - Copy

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OTR on 1st January 2011

January 7, 2011 16 comments

Continuing with the previous post here are the pictures of the 1st January 2010.

All the pictures are courtesy Harbeer Singh Chadha.

Same as always the meetup place was Signature Towers NH8.  The meetup time was noon but by the time we guys left Signature Towers it was 15mins to 1PM. From here on I’ll let the pics do the talking

Following are the pics of Bobbie in is, well it used to be referred as the Black Mamba but after painting it yellow, I am not sure what to rename it…

Seen in the following pics Bobbie is eager to check the latest addition to his jeep, the 33” Yokohama MT’s followed by me in my CJ3B in 31” Maxxis Mudzillas being looked upon by eager villagers

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The Greyhound – Ex-Army MM550 in its new avatar

September 29, 2010 3 comments

The following vehicle is owned by Randeep Singh and details of the vehicle in his words

The Steed…

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The work on my jeep has been conducted at my Uncle’s state of the art garage in Jaipur which is one of the most prominent garages in this part of the country. This garage specializes in restoration of Classics and Vintage Vehicles and I had to literally pester my Uncle to take on the project

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Some details on the work done:

The Jeeps body and chassis has been modified/extended to look identical to my uncles 89 Jeep Wrangler. Body parts of the Wrangler were used to replicate body parts for my Jeep throughout the restoration.
Cosmetic:

Chassis has been extended by 5” using the bolt-on extension by Mahindra. The differential was moved forward to give it an extended wheel base.
The body tub’s side wall has been raised by 2.5” and half cut doors were customized similar to that of the wranglers. The windscreen has been lowered and tapered inwards. Bonnet has been extended by 4” to retail the wranglers long nose.
The jeep’s gone through complete denting and painting. Leaving the chassis all parts have been sprayed with acrylic putty and later sand blasted. Final coat sprayed is ICI Auto Paints P.U. The finish is semi matt, 60% gloss and 40% matt.
Interiors

Bolero dashboard fitted. No vibrations and is rock solid. Fronts seats are of a Nissan sedan. Upholstery is top of the line and has a leather like feel to it. Front and rear customized mats.
Power Plant:

Engine is an Isuzu 2.4 Turbo charged diesel plus 5 speed gear box and 4WD transfer case. This engine, gearbox and transfer case combo itself cost me 65-70 grands and is a very capable piece of engineering.The engine has been cleaned/serviced. All metal pipes have been nickel plated. Fuel pump has been overhauled and re-calibrated. Alternator and self have been serviced.
Koyo power steering has been fitted after servicing. It performs well and there are no leakages whatsoever.Not to mention that the power steering has been fixed inside the bonnet/ hood area and not on the front bumper.
Tyres:

Maxxis Big horn (275/70/R16’s) mud terrain tyres with HR 16” rims.The rims & tyres cost me 68k for the complete set.

Pictures of the vehicle

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The vehicle is also performing extremely well on OTR and I am using it as a daily driver in the city too. The road worthiness of the vehicle can be judged from the countless trips we have done from Delhi to Hissar (my native place) and the vehicle is extremely stable on highways, with raw amounts of power at the disposal of the driver. I am proud to say that it can be driven anywhere in India with the start of the key.
Also the preparation of the vehicle took almost a year and has been done under the personal supervision of my uncle.
The price that I’ve demanded is just the cost I have incurred on the vehicle. This doesn’t even cover my out of pocket expenses not to mention the countless phone calls and visits to Jaipur.
The best part of the vehicle is that registration. It is a RJ14, registered in Jaipur and not somewhere like Zira in Punjab, which to be frank is a little shoddy. My registration is 100% genuine and can be verified and transferred very easily.

Interior Pictures

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The gear lever in the above picture shows that the gear configuration in 4Fwd and 1 Rev. The knob is wrong and in actual the vehicle has 5 Fwd and 1 Rev

Click this link for my thread on TeamBHP

A personal note:

Another thing that I would like to add here is that as far as the vehicle is concerned, all the details, the good and especially the bad have been documented in real time in the above thread,  on Teambhp. So there will be no hidden surprises to whosoever buys the vehicle as the history of the vehicle is an open book for everyone to see and observe and take an opinion on.  Secondly many of the decisions while the vehicle was being built were taken from the heart with the intention that i’ll be keeping this forever, so even if we were to leave aside the money spent on her for for one sec, the hardwork, patience, etc  that had gone into this vehicle can’t ever be compared to the countless chop shop jobs that we see in areas like Mayapuri, Mandi Dabwali or Moga.

Water crossings, river crossings, steep inclines, you name it and its a cakewalk for this jeep

Here are a couple of sample pictures

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Contact Details

Randeep Singh

randeep04@gmail.com

+91 9582800008

Expected Price 380,000 INR

Reason for selling: Already have a few other Jeeps that I need to restore.

Some OTR pictures on 11th September 2010

September 27, 2010 2 comments

We guys at NIOC (Northern India Off-Road Club) went for an OTR (Off The Road) in the second week of September. I couldn’t manage to click many pictures but still some of them are as under

 

The re-grouping after crossing the Manesar Toll Plaza

On the left is Ashish Bhatia’s Bushranger and the green CJ3B on the right is Naveen’s

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When jeepers regroup and pass time, what do they talk about….

4×4, off-road, SUV’s and the likes…

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Bhatia Saab’s BUSHRANGER standing proud…

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Naveen Sanders CJ3B and Randeep’s MM550 in the background

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On the trail…..

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Having fun in the mud, slush and the likes

 Chotu's Gypsy

 Ashish Bhatia BUSHRANGER Gypsy

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 Ashish Bhatia BUSHRANGER Gypsy-4 

Some pictures of The Zuk

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There was a great video taken by Randeep Singh of the ZUK swimming out of the water. I will try to find the link and post it on the site.

Cheers for now

Harjeev

Guys I am not much of a writer and quite new at this so I will commit quite a number of mistakes, so please bear…

Went to recce to a new track

July 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Some Videos of us guys at a recent reccee for a new track on July 17, 2010

Ashish Bhatia’s Bushranger!!
a really capable machine

Finally I’ll Leave you with some pics of the reccee!!!

Photos by Harjeev, Jul 20, 2010

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Ashish Bhatia’s BUSHRANGER

July 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Some Videos of us guys at a recent reccee for a new track on July 17, 2010

Ashish Bhatia’s Bushranger!!
a really capable machine

Finally I’ll Leave you with some pics of the reccee!!!

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