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30 Apr 2020 15:05 #221697 by HUN
Tesla Jimny made in UK was created by HUN
Despite of this being on youtube for many months I've just discovered today. This guy must has too much knowledge, time and money to do things like others just dream about. Impressive I think.


TrailMaster 2" lift kit
JB rear disk brake conversion, all guards, recovery points & battery tray
ORE transfer box HD brackets
T-Max split charge system
X-Shock Dakar ceramic clutch kit & roof rack
Flo-Flex castor polybushes
Kumho KL71 tyres
AVM hubs
ORA radius arm guards
Push-fit breathers
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30 Apr 2020 16:10 #221699 by Busta
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That's an interesting project. I quite fancy an electric Jimny for my work. I rarely do more than 20 miles, and a lot of it is stop start off-road in peaceful places. Shame it's only 50hp though. I need all of the Jimny's mighty 80hp for towing.
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30 Apr 2020 16:30 #221701 by DAGZOOK
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WOW. That guy has put so much work into that, I hope it works out well for him. Can't wait for part 4!
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02 May 2020 00:31 #221770 by Rabid Rhino
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We have a contender for Keithy's "Mad Professor" title.
There are some Samurais out there.... but Suzuki.... Take note !!!

Looking for a nice clean and straight LHD Jimny..... Not any more.
Got one that seems to have been magnatized and driven through the "Big Jimny Bits" parts stores too quickly so it missed a few items.
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21 Nov 2020 12:28 #230250 by Dannyzook
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Wow thanks for the kind words guys, this is mine! Unfortunately life has been busy recently and i havnt had chance to work on it! Its close though! Got the brakes to sort and some cabling im not quite happy with.
Interestingly though it has alot more torque than standard and can set off in 5th gear so im not worried about its ability to tow, but my towing is mainly stuck cars on a muddy field.
Although as it sits infront of my garage i cant help think how much better it would be with a tesla motor inplace of the transfer case! Maybe one day!! Hoping to have it on the road by spring! Probably just after any snow we may or may not have clears hahah.

And yeah im deffo a mad professor! Hahaa.

Hope your all well!
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21 Nov 2020 15:23 #230257 by Scimike
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Nice one Dannyzook.
Love to see this type of work. Planning to do my 2CV in the future, timings just not correct for me at the moment.
Mike

Yokohama Geolanders, Sony 2D head unit, Elvis Bobblehead, Jimnybits transfer Guard, Hand crafted Indian hanging Elephant, Koni Heavy track dampers, Voodoo Doll with pins (active spell - I believe it's working), Jimnybits Adventure Rack, towbar, Light bar and vintage caravan.
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21 Nov 2020 17:49 #230259 by Foxtrot
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Well done Dannyzook, that is a fantastic project! I hope Suzuki are taking note, after 2030 new Jimnys will disappear for good in the UK if they don't pull their finger out.
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21 Nov 2020 19:13 #230262 by jonc
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This is brilliant!
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22 Nov 2020 11:58 #230276 by Dannyzook
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Scimike i cant see any reason why a 2cv wouldnt be easy to convert, not sure of the gearbox arrangement on them? Some use the engine to seal the oil in like the old mini? Again i dont know so cant comment, a nissan leaf motor and diff etc would work well tho onto custom hubs with the 2cv suspension etc.

Thanks Foxtrot, its been a long project i started it in 2018 and didnt think it would take this long but ive had other projects that have taken priority so its been slow, and yeah ive heard rumours of an electric jimny, it would make perfect sense, they arnt exactly built for a long commute and big miles and the ev torque would suit them really well, perfect city 4x4. Its one of the reasons im thinking of putting a tesla motor in it aswell as the tesla batteries thats already in it so if suzuki bring out an electric one mines still got an edge over it hahah. Its not been cheap!!

If anyone has any questions feel free to ask im more than happy to answer!! If your on facebook and interested in custom electric conversions i have a group ‘diy electric vehicles UK’ as when i was sourcing parts i paid thousands in import and shipping etc, the group helps connect those local and i could have saved around 5 grand if id had the group when building. Lesson learned. Hahaha.
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22 Nov 2020 15:13 #230279 by Scimike
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Hi Dannyzook,

Thanks for the Facebook reference, may have to get the evil on my phone.:blush: , avoided so far.
Yep 2CV should be easy, 4 bolts hold the engine /flywheel on the gearbox, so any electric motor that can bolt inline and away it goes. Plenty of space inside chassis for batteries, so no need to steal cabin space. So should only need 15 -20kw? To give similar performance (26hp) and keep the gearbox as it part of the driving experience. Want AC or Permanent magnet brushless motor, don't want brushed solution.

I'll join the Facebook group to keep this forum Jimny related, but keep the updates coming on the Jimny.

Mike

Yokohama Geolanders, Sony 2D head unit, Elvis Bobblehead, Jimnybits transfer Guard, Hand crafted Indian hanging Elephant, Koni Heavy track dampers, Voodoo Doll with pins (active spell - I believe it's working), Jimnybits Adventure Rack, towbar, Light bar and vintage caravan.

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22 Nov 2020 17:14 #230281 by Roger Fairclough
I have a problem with the use of a g/box. If you spin up the motor in first gear and then attempt to change into second, you take your foot off the throttle and depress the clutch but the motor is still running at high speed. Electric motors take time to slow down ( my grinder takes up to 2 minutes to stop ) so the use of a manual box is not going to work. If you want 2 wheel drive take the propshaft directly from the motor to the axle. If you want 4 wheel drive you can take the drive directly into the T/box.

Roger

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