My Mahindra CJ 640 DP

by Michel
(Negombo, Sri Lanka)

On the beach in Tricomali

On the beach in Tricomali

On the beach in Tricomali
fishing huts
dash board
engine

It's an ex Sri Lankan police Jeep with 1988 as first year of registration.


I recently bought it and I am in the process of getting it in a good condition. Items repaired so far are, main brake pump, steering rod joints renewed to remove play and a wheel alignment. Tightened the head gasket as it was not tightened after an engine overhaul and was leaking. So far it seems to be ok.

It has the original Peugeot XDP 4.90 2.1 liter diesel installed with a the original 4 speed Kia gearbox.

Next steps are a conversion to power steering, and place extension wheel plates as the current balloon tyres are touching the chassis when turning.

Needs cosmetic paint repairs, and may do a conversion to disk brakes.

I am looking for contact with other Mahindra Jeep owners in Sri Lanka or anyone else interested in Mahindra Jeeps. (m.de.man@zonnet.nl)


Larry's Comment: Looks to be in great shape Michel!


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Update
by: Michel

Meanwhile, I have replaced/repaired the steering rods joints. There was too much play.

I tightened the head gasket as it was leaking and seemed never to be re-tightened after the engine overhaul.

I repainted the under-body with anti corrosion and put new silent blocks between the body and chassis.

I renewed the brake liners and cups of the front brakes. Rear still to be done including spacers.

I have put spacers between rims and drum for the front wheels to create space as the tires were touching the chassis.

I did some tinkering on the floor (drivers side).
Repaired the radiator.

Adjusted (aligned) the belt pulley wheels.

Still need to replace the steering box. It is to heavy to turn.

Regards,

Michel

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