Lil Red - SJ restoration - The Stripdown!

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In our conversations with https://www.winchfield.net/  they requested that we perform the initial strip down prior to transferring the vehicle over to them. It took a few evenings but we eventually got there!

There were a couple of new areas with rust but overall the general state of the SJ was very encouraging!

See the pictures and video below!

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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 - 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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Meet Lil Red

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Well James' new "Jimny" has arrived. She is a 1986 vintage SJ that he bought over the internet and had delivered making it a completely remote purchase. Through the use of live video and photographs from the seller and then "Shiply" to collect it and transport it back to Berkshire it was safely purchased by only transferring the money when rec...
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Meet Geraldine - Our LCV Jimny

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 Suzuki were forced to withdraw the original Gen4 Jimny at the end of last year due to EU emission penalty clauses. This meant to continue selling the Jimny they would have to pay penalties across they vehicle range. Therefore the Gen4 Jimny was withdrawn. However by converting it to a van, it falls into a different category and there are no e...
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