From Jimny to Willys Jeep - Part 3

 George has sent in a couple more pictures showing the join in the body tub where it was extended to fit the Jimny chassis

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From Jimny to Willys Jeep - Part 2

A further update from George on his Jimny to Willys Jeep conversion. 

The "genuine" Willy's Jeep tub has turned up (they are still being manufactured by one of the original licensed Jeep manufacturers in Belgium so its a "New Old" tub)

As you can see in the picture below the chassis is longer than the tub. In the UK the law is pretty flexible around what you can do to a vehicle without having to jump through paperwork and engineering hoops. However, the "certification" and identity of a vehicle is considered to remain with the chassis, therefore chassis modifications (cutting etc.) are more difficult to get approved. Therefore the easiest option is to extend the body. 

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From Jimny to Willys Jeep - Part 1

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Sick and tired of your Jimny being called a Jeep?  If so then why not make it a Jeep! George Atkins has kindly sent in pictures of his build in progress........

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Another SJ Build - Sam's Yellow SJ - Back on track

A while ago I posted some pictures of Sam Emery's SJ rebuild, unfortunately at the crucial moment the Welder he had lined up to do the welding was no longer able to do it.  Therefore there has been a very long wait until the next update.

However, he has now found another welder and more progress is being made. 


I am sure from following James' Lil Red SJ rebuild that you will recognise exactly the same issues and repairs being done to this SJ.

The rear wings needed replacing.

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Final Paint - Part 1

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This week we reached the final stage of the build at Winchfield. The SJ went into final paint.

This is a long post so scroll on down!!

In order to do this the main panels had to be finally fitted. In this procss it was noticed that the front cross members did not fit properly into the new wings. Again this was due to the poor manufacturing quality of the wings.

As you can see the alignment is poor.

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