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Dave's "S200KYS" Jimny 'laner Build...

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28 May 2014 18:42 #116537 by Bits4Vits
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Thank Rich, I'll drop him an(other) email... ;)

Do you know if his kit needs hub spacers (and therefore manual free wheel hubs)? as I was hoping to keep mine air based (to save the LSD being "on" on-road) and getting in and out betwwen 'lanes to turn the hubs off and on...
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28 May 2014 19:14 #116546 by gaz3359
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Bits4Vits wrote:

2014Nathan wrote: Looking real good now buddy!


Coming slowly... still lots to do...
  • Finish the winch/wiring, and fit Odyssey battery in ORA mount
  • Fit the Redacted Rocklobster box
  • BigJimny Breather Kit
  • Rear ARB Air-Locker
  • Front Rob Storr 26 Spline Shafts for:
  • Calmini Front LSD (pinch from Zukhini)
  • Rear ORA Bumper (silver to match front one and o2 trim)
  • ORA made internal Rollhoop
  • My trusty bucket-seat (pinch from Zukhini)




  • Be unstoppable with all that kit on ! Looking forward to seeing the finished article.


























  • CB (pinch from Zukhini)
  • Roofrack / soft-top protection

Probably forgotten some bits?...

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28 May 2014 19:22 #116548 by Reloaded
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Nice work Dave, are you taking it up to Cumbria next weekend?
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28 May 2014 20:21 - 28 May 2014 20:22 #116558 by Bits4Vits
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MysticRich wrote: Sorry mate I never asked that since I've fitted manual hubs but I don't get out between lanes I usually leave them once their on and turn them off at end of day don't think it makes much difference if its in 2wheel drive or I havnt had any issues



Yes, not a problem with an open diff, but with an LSD in, even not driven by the prop, it's still "active" across the diff with the manual hubs on, so (with a Vitara) I tend to get out between 'lanes if we've some miles of tarmac and switch it off, but with air hubs I wouldn't have that hassle... That's what I'm aiming for - nice onroad manners (albeit with the ARB removed), and then when we get to a 'lane - if required - fire up the compressor and engage the rear ARB diff, select 4WD on the transfer case, and the vac air hubs engage and connect the LSD in, and off we go... with a Redacted Rocklobster and some traction aids, should be almost as good as a Vitara ;) even if I'm "only" on 235/35's and the rest of our group are on 31"s / 32"s... :unsure:

gaz3359 wrote: Be unstoppable with all that kit on ! Looking forward to seeing the finished article.



Thanks Gaz, me too... a couple of months off probably, but soon be out in it, and then "retire" the Zukhini...

Mick C wrote: Nice work Dave, are you taking it up to Cumbria next weekend?



No Mick, won't be ready for then, I'll still be in the LWB "Zukhini" Vitara for a couple of months before the as-yet-un-named Jimny gets out for some extreme 'laning with the rest of our little group ;)
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29 May 2014 00:22 #116571 by Rockwatt
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funkyjimny wrote: The bumper brackets look just like the ones on my ARB bumper.

Gary

really that's such a shock lol
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29 May 2014 08:52 #116582 by Bits4Vits
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Some more photos (for my blog), having bolted the Redacted Rocklobster box to the Redacted bucket mount this morning, fits like a glove!



box on it's mount B) (Notice the BigJimny box on the bonnet = breather kit)



"Franken-case" newly refurbed/sandblasted half meets original oily half :laugh:



From underneath... a work of art B)



Picking up a couple more mounts to brace the box in it's cradle...

More soon, must get some oil for it... and some spare time! Busy weekend, so back on this soon...
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29 May 2014 09:50 #116585 by Shima
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Looking good Dave, when you installing it? :)
You have a week left :p
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29 May 2014 10:33 #116588 by maverick

Mick C wrote: Nice work Dave, are you taking it up to Cumbria next weekend?


sadly NOT, but it is going up there on our second trip this year ... (20th July)

We are only three trucks so TWO places going spare ... if you have a jimny with enough 'spec' :sick:

Jalapeño, IISY?
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29 May 2014 19:14 - 29 May 2014 19:16 #116625 by supergaz
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Girrrr Mines SORN'D again, But i've some sweet mods to do :) If I ever get time off work now i'm back from Florida.

The Redacted cradle is a work of art almost too nice to stick under the jimny :silly:
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30 May 2014 09:31 - 30 May 2014 09:39 #116648 by Bits4Vits
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Quick update, got an email from the ORA last night, to confirm my roll hoop before they bend it up B)



Dimensions are in inches as they use american computer based bending software and machinery...

Hope i've measured it right! ;)

As my Jimny is a soft-top with a hard-top fitted to the rear, I thought it wise to take the precaution of fitting a roll hoop and stays, it will be sandwiched through the floor with these feet plates from the ORA too...

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02 Jun 2014 21:54 - 02 Jun 2014 21:55 #116949 by Bits4Vits
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And today it turned up with a carrier -





The ends of they stays have been notched ready for welding to the top crossbar...



... and the feet -



With sandwich plates under the floor -






Looks like I was half an inch out with my sketch! :unsure:

So I just need to cut a little off the bottom of the feet tubes, and weld the X-cross pieces onto the foot plates, and I'm done... get it tacked, welded up, and then off for powder-coating...

MANY THANKS TO THE ORA! B)
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03 Jun 2014 04:04 #116964 by Halford
that's a nice dog guard :P
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