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BigJimny Meet - 2020 (01 Nov 2019)


Its the big one! The 50th Anniversary of the Jimny.

17th May 2020

Parkwood (Tong - near Leeds)

£35

BOOKING OPEN - CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Event details are HERE

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11 Nov 2019 07:35 #215554 by Dano0404
Thanks for having us along.

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11 Nov 2019 07:46 #215555 by Daniel30
Brilliant :)

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11 Nov 2019 17:52 #215563 by Riccy
Aww! I missed the snow :angry: (and TLB :silly: )

Had on-call cover that weekend or I would have been down. Looks like you had a cracking day out

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27 Nov 2019 06:46 #216008 by S200KYS
Realised yesterday that I hadn't had a response from SuperPro about the HD anti-roll-bar droplinks I returned for their inspection and comments... So I sent them another letter... :evil:

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29 Nov 2019 13:53 #216068 by S200KYS
That nudge worked...



Replacements and warranty claim form to complete and return... I’ll send them a copy of my MOT too ;)

Now the question is... do I fit them or sell them?...

Hmmm...

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01 Dec 2019 11:53 #216117 by S200KYS
We were out again today...

Riccy came all the way down from Cumbria-shire and was going to stay in a B&B in St. Asaph just up the road from me, so I thought I'd go and meet him for pie and a pint, but then messaged to say he might as well stay at ours?! -



Early morning defrosting the Jimnys before...





Meeting the others at the Whistlestop cafe for breakfast...
Brett, Riccy, Phil S, Dennis & Robin, and me and Alan



Moelfre, first 'lane of the day...



The cows herd we were coming and gathered for a look ;)



We gave the planned Bont-y-Gwydell a miss due to the rock blocking it, and rumours of a small land slip, and went and did Pant Idda instead, turning round three quarters of the way down and back tracking before meeting the tree stump that had been placed to block the 'lane the last time we were here...

Turning round I hit a rock hard with my driver's side front wheel...



And on the road to our next 'lane I had the death wobbles, stopped for a look, Alan wiggled the steering wheel whilst I lay underneath, and we could clearly see the panhard rod mount on the front driver's side had ripped off on one edge :(

This had failed on our Lakes weekend trip back in July and I'd had a lift home on a flat bed, repaired it in early August and had three trips out and an MoT between then and now, but again it's now waiting for repair after we slowly limped home for an early bath...

The others are still out there having fun on the 'lanes in the frost...

And I'm sulking at home! :(

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02 Dec 2019 09:17 #216147 by Riccy
Thanks for the room for the night Dave! Very kind of you.

and such a shame your panhard mount was playing up :-(

You missed some lovely views on the tops with cloud inversion:


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03 Dec 2019 06:40 - 03 Dec 2019 06:41 #216173 by S200KYS

Riccy wrote: Thanks for the room for the night Dave! Very kind of you.

and such a shame your panhard mount was playing up :-(


My pleasure mate ;)

Yup, shame :( Early bath after first couple of 'lanes and limped home :(

See you on the Christmas run though! :woohoo:

Repairs tomorrow...

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04 Dec 2019 17:08 #216236 by S200KYS
Repairs day today then... :(



I stripped the old panhard rod mount off, and found the 3mm stick steel of the 4"x2" box section I used back in July to make the repair had been torn in two just before the welds, so this time I used some 6"x4" box which is 6mm thick, and rather than try and rescue the old mount, I made a new one out of some 4"x2" box section that had already been cut in nalf length ways when I was making a batch of shock spacers...



On, painted, reassembled...

A few more little jobs to do, and one outstanding :( There's a graunchin noise coming from the back near side... suspect it's the wheel bearing on the way out, so I'll pop the shaft out on Sunday for a look...

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04 Dec 2019 22:53 #216240 by S200KYS
I sat down tonight with a beer and worked back through this build thread looking to see when the rear wheel bearings were lsat changed... looks like May 2018 when the front diff was rebuilt without the damaged LSD, and all the wheel bearings and seals were changed at the same time... and a JimnyBits rear HD prop was fitted...

So based on that, and it's history after that - below - I think it could well be time to change the rear wheel bearngs... I'll ordere some tomorrow for overnight delivery for fitting Sunday.... Hopefully?!

25/03/18 - North Wales incl Henryd
29/04/18 - Greenlaning North Wales - front LSD diff failed
02/05/19 - Diff rebuild minus the LSD
06/05/18 - Hawkstone Punch hunt - front brake hose failed, bearing failed, so recovered home :(
16/05/18 - Transfer Box Oil changed, front and rear wheel bearings fitted, JimnyBits HD rear prop fitted
16/05/19 - Front LSD removed and standard open front with 26 spline side gears fitted
20/05/19 - Freewheel Hubs Ftted and new front calipers
27/05/18 - Greenlaning North Wales
04/07/18 - JimnyBits HD Front Prop Fitted
14/07/18 - Lake District Weekend Day 1
15/07/18 - Lake District Weekend Day 2
05/08/18 - ROS shock mount fixed, Trailmaster rear shocks fitted to replace battered ProComps, Spring Clamps fitted
12/08/18 - Tight & Scratch 'laning North Wales
09/09/18 - Northumberland Trip
16/09/18 - {rep for windscreen replacement - roof bars and snorkel removed
14/10/18 - Failed MOT
18/10/18 - MOT repairs
20/10/18 - Passed MOT
15/11/18 - Birthday cross country run to cash and carry! LOL
02/12/18 - North Wales 'laning trip
30/12/18 - Missed Christmas Trip, the start of pneumonia and January in Hospital, February at home...
10/03/19 - TSG (The Splinter Group"!) North Wales inaugral day out - first trip after recuperating
17/03/19 - TSG Trip 2 North Wales
22/03/19 - Impromptu moring's laning with Ubermeister from Shropshire Suzuki forum
07/04/19 - TSG Trip 3 North Wales
28/04/19 - Lleyn Peninsula Trip
12/05/19 - Oldham to Holmfirth Trip
23/06/19 - Peak District Trip
10/07/19 - Prep for Lake District Weekend
13/07/19 - Lake District Weekend Day 1
14/07/19 - Lake District Weekend Day 2 - recovered home (eventually!) with ripped off front panhard mount
24/07/19 - Repaired front panhard mount after failed in the Lake Destruct
18/08/19 - North Wales incl Henryd (winched!)
20/10/19 - Lake District Day Trip
22/10/19 - Failed MOT
23/10/19 - MOT repairs - bulbs, snorkel repair, ARB bolt, prop bolts, headlight aim / replace
27/10/19 - MOT repairs - pitman track rod end, windscreen, rear axle tabs, rear offisde shock mount
31/10/19 - MOT repairs - rear axle welding and new front anti roll bar droplinks
01/11/19 - Passed MOT
03/11/19 - rehosed rear axle breather and rear ARB diff after weling accident for MOT
10/11/19 - Llangollen area in some snow
01/12/19 - Denbighshire & Flintshie - managed three lanes before front panhard mount failed
04/12/19 - Repaired front panhard mount

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05 Dec 2019 05:05 #216242 by Lambert
All things being equal I guess that 18 months is not bad for a wheel bearing given your level of modification and use. I would be horrified if it were Dreadnaught going through bearings like that but our cars are at extreme opposite ends of the spectrum.

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05 Dec 2019 07:11 #216244 by S200KYS

Lambert wrote: All things being equal I guess that 18 months is not bad for a wheel bearing given your level of modification and use. I would be horrified if it were Dreadnaught going through bearings like that but our cars are at extreme opposite ends of the spectrum.


Indeed ;)

Why haven't the two big Jimny suppliers got rear ABS bearings? :( I've had to order a pair from Japanese 4x4 Parts...!

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