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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New tyres (update)

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When I ordered my new tyres ( see here )  there were only 4 in the UK. However I have found one so now I have a proper spare. Its all very heavy on the rear door but thats a problem to tackle another day. Very pleased as it now looks like a Jimny!
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Heavy Duty Transfer Box Rubber Mounts (update)

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Quick update: I have been running the ZookBOB heavy duty transfer box mounts for a week now and can report a very noticeable drop in "noise" from the Transfer Box. The transmitted vibration from the box to chassis and rest of the Jimny has gone! A whole made Rocklobster is never going to be quiet but this one just got a lot better.   ...
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