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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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Anybody know a good welder Reading/Basingstoke area?

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23 Sep 2019 10:15 - 23 Sep 2019 10:16 #213773 by GF68
Disciovered that one corner of my 2005 Jimny has clearly been rescued using the standard tow point and it is clearly not right. I want to fit rescue points, so I think I need this bent part cutting out and refabricating. On FB I have found somebody in Brighton who looks really good, but was wondering if anybody has any ideas a bit closer to home?

Pics are the damaged near side and how it should look with the rescue fitted driver side.
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23 Sep 2019 10:35 #213775 by mlines
Truely brilliant welder in Barkham

Here is his work

www.bigjimny.com/index.php/bigjimny-blog...try/1079-new-exhaust

www.bigjimny.com/index.php/bigjimny-blog...ew-front-out-riggers

redmetalfabrication , name of Jay. - very active for chat on Instagram

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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23 Sep 2019 11:52 #213778 by GF68
Thanks Martin,

Will give him a shout.

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26 Sep 2019 10:31 #213872 by mlines
Did you get any joy?

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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26 Sep 2019 11:49 - 26 Sep 2019 11:50 #213876 by GF68
Hi Martin,

No response yet on instagram or Facebook, looking for a phone number to try if anybody has one?

Thx

Louis
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26 Sep 2019 12:46 #213878 by mlines
I have just spoken to him. He has your message and will reply although he is very busy at the moment

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Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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28 Sep 2019 14:26 #213971 by Reason2doubt
I remember getting in touch with Jay (via instagram) about getting a new exhaust as I liked the one you got Martin.

No response after a few weeks so had to find someone else :(

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30 Sep 2019 12:13 #214059 by GF68
Hi Martin,

Still nothing, guess he is too busy to respond.

Any other suggestions of anybody local to us?

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14 Oct 2019 11:55 #214741 by GF68
Totally amazed at how hard it is proving to find a welder!

The way this is going it would be easier to go on a welding course and do the job myself!

Anybody got a view on the best way to tackle the problem above?

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14 Oct 2019 12:10 #214743 by Lambert
The farmer in me is thinking to just beat it something like straight enough to put the heavy steel in and leave it. The engineer in me is of the opinion that you're looking at a perfect opportunity to go on a course and learn a new skill. All it would need is the end off a good chassis and a half lap joint to give a reasonable repair.

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14 Oct 2019 12:31 #214744 by GF68
I am now at that age where I may well just treat myself to a welding course as I reckon it could be fun and given what I read on here about how much rust I should expect in the future it may well turn out to be a useful thing to know in the future!

Thanks Lambert for the response.

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14 Oct 2019 16:33 #214755 by Riccy
Fella called ChuckE2009 on you tube has some great vids (if you can bear his nasal accent). Thats how I learnt to do my poor welding. I also couldnt find any basic starter courses as such, so went down the have a go route. Not as hard as I thought to get up to a half decent standard.

Top tip would be avoid the no-gas mig welders, the extra £ for a gas one is well worth it. Stick (MMA) will be too hot for most bodywork stuff

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