Looking to buy, Problems to look out for?

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RayRedd
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Looking to buy, Problems to look out for?

Post by RayRedd » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:07 pm

Hi there,

New to this site, and Mahindras.

Ive got the opportunity to purchase a 1994 Mahindra Indian chief, but being new to them don't know what to look out for!

Any advice at all would be greatly appreciated, major things to avoid, problems that are easily fixed, that kind of thing.

The guys asking for £3000, its just gone through its MOT with 2 advisory's, play in the steering and a chip in the windscreen.

Thanks again!
Ricky.

Eviejeep
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Re: Looking to buy, Problems to look out for?

Post by Eviejeep » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:49 pm

Welcome RayRedd!

I will leave it to those more experienced than I to advise you, but the search function here is really useful.

You might find that the “play” is just how the steering is as it’s a vehicle designed in the 1950s. That said, mine is great fun

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Re: Looking to buy, Problems to look out for?

Post by GRANDAD » Tue Dec 05, 2017 6:03 am

hi windscreen you can have one cut its only laminated glass . use your old glass as a template. problems they were never the best built vehicle .. but saying that you can pull them to pieces like a meccano ..I've always wanted one had mine around 18 mth I do shows people love it
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Re: Looking to buy, Problems to look out for?

Post by kev » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi Rick
Welcome
Look for rot wings floor windscreen chassis are usually ok check exhaust
Check that the gearbox has gaiter l over the stick they can take in water if no roof
roof on long wheelbase cost more to change
check general items good oil pressure
Brakes work if got front disk bonus
if you are good with tool you should be ok

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