Lil Red - SJ restoration - Decals

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The aim behind Lil Red, James' SJ, was to restore it to factory condition. With the numbers of SJs declining rapidly and many "upgraded" into rough and ready off-roaders, it seems only right to preserve one in original specification without any modifications.

So, having passed its MOT in August, the plans have been firming up to get it restored.

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Lil Red SJ - Steering Vibration - Second step

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Yesterday I took the SJ to the Tyre Centre and got all 4 wheels balanced. I chose to do all four so I can mix and match the wheels around the car without worrying about balancing. With the wheels balanced the drive home was much better, but not perfect. The "wobble" we are getting is not a death wobble, its more of a mechanical vibration. Our ...
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Lil Red SJ - steering vibration

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James' SJ flew through its first MOT with us last week and then typically we detected a vibration in the steering  this weekend despite nothing being reported. Now long term Jimny owners know all about "Death Wobble" and worn Kingpin bearings, however before stripping it all apart there are some initial basic checks, the first of which is...
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BigJimnyMeet 2022

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Yesterday we had somewhere over 76 Jimnys arrive for a meet-up at Parkwood 4x4, near Bradford for what was a sensational event again. The weather was glorious so a small group of dedicated owners camped over on Saturday night whilst others travelled across the country on the day. We had all types of Jimny from old to new and standard to fully modif...
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Lil Red - Walk around video

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 Before the work starts on the restoration, here is a walk-around video of the starting point. This is a "warts and all" video showing the bad points as well as the good, so there is some work ahead for Lil Red.

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