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Rusting old Mahindra Bolero beautifully restored

Mahindra and Mahindra is India’s largest Utility Vehicle manufacturer. Their Bolero MUV is the oldest model in their portfolio which is still in production. Mahindra Bolero has been in production for almost  for almost 2 decades and is still popular among buyers. Bolero has been a no nonsense MUV from beginning and that is one thing people love about it. It was purely utilitarian on the inside with rugged looking design on the outside. Bolero is still liked by many and that is reason why Mahindra has been constantly making changes to meet the new safety and emission norms. here we have a video of a rusting old Bolero that has been beautifully restored by a garage.

The video has been uploaded by Denter Aamir Husain on his youtube channel. The video shows how the Bolero used to look when it came to the garage and also shows how it looked when the work was done. The video takes us through the whole restoration process and shows what all was done to it. The mechanic starts by removing the front grille and bumper, the doors, bonnet, headlamp, tail lamp and boot door. One that was done, they starts checking the panels for rust. Once they figured out the areas where rust was found they cut the metal from that particular area and would weld a fresh piece of metal plate in place.

They did this process to the doors, hinges, front glass area and even the bonnet. After that was done, the mechanic starts correcting all the dents and fill them with a light coat of putty. After the surface was smoothed out, the painting process starts. A coat of primer was initially sprayed on to the panels before applying the original paint. Once the primer had dried out, the panels are individually painted. It gets the same colour as before and along with the body and panel, the floor and underbody of the MUV also gets anti-rust coating. The doors also received the same treatment to avoid rusting from inside.

 

The dashboard and seats were completely removed to give it a proper finish. Once the work was done, all the panels were assembled. The headlights were replaced with BS4 Bolero lights and the tail lights were also borrowed from a newer version. The dashboard, instrument cluster and the seats were all installed but, no modification or customisation was done to it. Once the work had finished, it looked very neat and the quality of the job made it look like a brand new vehicle that had rolled out of a factory floor.

Mahindra Bolero is now available with a BS6 complaint 1.5 litre diesel engine only. The older 2.5 litre diesel engine was discontinued becuse of various reasons. It is still available with a manual gearbox only. Talking about Mahindra, they recently launched the all-new Thar and that has received an overwhelming response from customers. They are also working on next-gen XUV500 and Scorpio. Both vehicles have been spotted testing on our roads several times and are expected to be launched in the market next year.