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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

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16 Sep 2019 22:00 #213585 by yakuza
Many doing 1.6 now :)
I changed the very narrow insulated double wall exhaust pipe between cat 1 and cat 2 for a 51mm pipe 30 degree bend.
I even managed to convince myself it gave me a noticeable performance improvement!
Also changed the transfer mounts to beefy ones.

2005 Jimny M16A VVT, 235 BFG MT, 2" Trailmaster, 17%/87% high/low gears.

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17 Sep 2019 19:12 #213631 by Max Headroom
Changed all the steering and track-rod ends - the blighters had seized up, and were an utter pig to get undone. Locking nuts had wrecked the threads in spite of soaking them for the last week. Reassembled greased to within an inch of their lives :evil:
Booked in for tracking tomorrow


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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18 Sep 2019 17:16 #213673 by Andy2640
Roof rack now assembled and ready to fit. Just need to fit the lower LED lights. The screws they provided were not long enough, so thats the only downside so far.


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18 Sep 2019 17:29 #213677 by Riccy
Are you assembling it on a mini-golf course there? :laugh:

I like the shape of the rack, still undecided about the front lower bit tho.

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R7me gbox & 5.16 Rocklobster, 33" Toyo MT, 2x ARB Locker diffs, 7" lift, Recaro's, etc

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Pickup/tipper, R7me gbox & 4.3 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB Locker diffs, 4" lift, OMP seats, Poly bushd', Caged, etc

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18 Sep 2019 17:54 #213678 by Daniel30
Looking good Andy

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18 Sep 2019 18:30 - 18 Sep 2019 18:31 #213680 by Rabid Rhino
That roof rack pic should come with a NSFW warning.
I'm in love !!!! Can't wait to see it on the car. Beautiful.

Can you give a breakdown of all costs ?

Looking for a nice clean and straight LHD Jimny..... Not any more.
Got one that seems to have been magnatized and driven through the "Big Jimny Bits" parts stores too quickly so it missed a few items.
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19 Sep 2019 16:25 - 19 Sep 2019 16:28 #213709 by facade
Checked that the front & back diffs in my Gen4 have the same ratio :huh:

Some rumour on t'interweb about a few getting out with an auto diff at one end and manual at the other. Mine are both the same, 10 turns of the back wheel and the front is still exactly in synch. Looks like they got it right :)

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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21 Sep 2019 21:48 #213763 by Reason2doubt
Haven't had much of a chance to work on the Jimny lately - rear recovery points and a front sway bar disconnect with a fresh lick of paint after some grinding and cutting.

Will fit it tomorrow once I pick up some more welding wire to puddle fill the disconnect tube. Also going to finally be looking at fitting out the back of the car with a plywood base and perhaps paint the floor.

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23 Sep 2019 19:27 - 23 Sep 2019 19:28 #213786 by Reason2doubt
Made a start on the driver's side sill today. Bad news as I realised the footwell was pretty badly corroded too - it just kept falling away the more I went. Had to stick my screwdriver through it didn't I!! Hole around the body mount so started to make a repair on it as it would not get through the MOT.

Tomorrow's job: cut various bits of metal to fix the holes. Weld plates to inner sill and then weld plate to floor area. Remove any carpets and finish floor in black paint.

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26 Sep 2019 21:05 #213897 by Reason2doubt
Over the past few days had a lot of success welding up the floor in the drivers footwell. Replaced the front of the right sill and metal above the body mount. Sealed it all the way around after welding it in and gave it a fresh coat of paint over the entire floor in the whole car. Needless to say I have permanently removed the carpet from the car now - It's just far more practical. I was surprised to feel the passenger footwell carpet insulation still holding water! I can only assume this was from a river crossing about 3 weeks ago! No wonder they rust!

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Got the front sway bar back on with the disconnect fitted and greased up.

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Next is something I have wanted to do since I got the car. The back panels were in good condition, but they tended to squeak and creek - especially the metal pins at the back of the Jimny where they clip in next to the rear door. I cut them out and put in a flat piece of plywood for the boot floor.

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Next I wanted to make some large storage bins on the side over the wheel arches - these will be used for tools and stuff later on - today I just made the frame for the box section and I will figure out the interior later on. Most likely some hinged folding flaps on the top.

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Popped in a back board so that stuff doesn't come hurtling forward into the driver/passenger. Decide a little cut out would be nice so I could lean back and grab some stuff.

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Next I will make some shallow drawers on the bottom, but that is for another day. There are only 4 screws holding the whole thing to the back of the car. I used the rear wheel arch seat mounts to friction hold the base in place very tight and then everything is attached to that. Very happy with the result - it's very solid and makes absolutely no noise when driving around (no squeaks of creeks). It will get refined over time.

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26 Sep 2019 21:45 #213898 by Daniel30
Looking really good, love the rear wood work :)

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26 Sep 2019 23:59 #213900 by Basketcase
Well you have been busy cutting and welding and bits!! Looks awesome though today we’ll as it’s now 1am yesterday(barely) I ran out of jobs to do at work so went and acquired the paint guys buffer and had a play with a, polishing the headlights and I can now see where I’m going on my way home and b, got convinced by a colleague to try the bonnet to just have a little look at what it’s like...well it’s like a different car!! Just need some more quiet days to do the rest of it now oh and a little bit of green paint might help with some other parts where buffing just won’t turn blue into green

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