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30 May 2018 05:12 #193042 by Lambert
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That must have been a hell of a rust hole, half the body seems to be missing!

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30 May 2018 10:28 #193051 by yakuza
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I do not think I have ever seen a Norwegian Jimny that rusty. I suspect they get a better coating on import.

Great work! Inspiring me to get started again on my '87 SJ.

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30 May 2018 16:45 #193061 by Riccy
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Yes Lambert that was the best option for the rusty mess that was there!

Kiethy's updates on FB have kept pushing me to doing it (same colour so makes sense to me! :unsure: )

Yakuza you are lucky if they never get this bad, its an awful lot of work to sort it out! You must post some pics of the SJ project, I love an SJ!

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07 Jun 2018 18:11 #193277 by Riccy
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Picked up a grand vitara 16" wheel today from a scrap yard on the way home to try. Pretty keen on the look of it, so for £70 for 5 i will go back and get the rest methinks.





Tyres are ok on some of them so will do for an MOT. Need stripped and refurb'd really, but will do. Unsure what if any offset they are. They fit onto the front and dont catch on anything (maybe different under cornering load and when the trim/bumpers are back on).



So a bit of maths on the tyre size shows the following:

16" vs original 205/70r15 = 3% larger diameter and 14.8% wider.
Compared to the ever popular 215/75r15 = -2.2% diameter and +9.4% wider
and for a laugh compared to J999MNY's 31" = -12.6% diameter and -11.4% width

So i would expect this to make little to no difference for acceleration/gearing, but give much wider tyres with a smaller sidewall. That should improve road manners a little, though could result in spray up the sides of the car.

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09 Jun 2018 15:33 #193339 by Riccy
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Joined the three skins together at the cut line and been busy putting the back together from bits chopped off...





More to do tomorrow, but i can hear beer calling :whistle:

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10 Jun 2018 07:28 #193344 by Keithy
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Making progress mate!
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10 Jun 2018 16:47 #193348 by Riccy
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Thanks Kiethy!

More progress today (sorry if im boring you!)...



starting to close up and brace the rear bits together. Pulled the door plastic panel off and like the look, so going to weld up the holes and have it all the same colour, avec some nice new front arches from Kiethy (thanks again).



Plenty of space with the seat trial fitting. Thats the seat fully back on its runners in the pic below. gives a useful bit of space behind the seat.


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10 Jun 2018 17:01 #193349 by Riccy
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Also decided on the rear tray. Its going to be made from this stuff, which is intended to be used for handrails. all kinds of fittings avaliable for it to make whatever shape you want and attach boards:


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10 Jun 2018 17:27 #193350 by S200KYS
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Looking great mate!

B)

Wandered off for a bit... ;)
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10 Jun 2018 18:02 #193351 by Riccy
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Thanks Dave ;-)

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10 Jun 2018 18:32 #193353 by Keithy
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I made sort of circles from a strip of steel...with the slitter....they look like the peg on a jigsaw puzzle.

Tack in and cut the tab off....if there's a helper nearby you can put squares on the back.



After primer

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10 Jun 2018 18:51 #193356 by Keithy
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Riccy wrote: Also decided on the rear tray. Its going to be made from this stuff, which is intended to be used for handrails. all kinds of fittings avaliable for it to make whatever shape you want and attach boards:

If I beg you will you reconsider? :D

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