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Fully Floating Rear Axle Kit (20 Oct 2021)

Brett and Riccy are please to announce the

G&D Floating Axle Kit

This add-in kit enables you to enhance your Gen3 Jimny to a fully floating rear axle

Full details are in the download file below

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22 Aug 2021 21:23 #237799 by Dirtbird
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Dave you are welcome, those old masks were in a well worn state, that should make things much better for you

Riccy while your at it .........Bump stops front and back, a clutch dosent have to be anything special ora kit something from  Blue Print would be fine,


 

Not sure if your asking me what to recommend there?

Here's what I have in Ulysses:
Front Bumps are Terrafirma air bumps with the old ones drilled out to fit them inside the springs
Rear bumps are originals with a 2" extension made from some left over scaffold tube
Clutch is an Exedy safari tuff from Martin

Hope that helps

Riccy yes spot on .

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04 Sep 2021 15:26 #238214 by Riccy
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Bit of programmed maintenance today. 

Up on the ramps and set the rocklobster transfer box off draining the oil and remove the rear prop while there.

When I did the new gearset in the rocklobster box I noticed the rear prop had play in the UJs. I stuffed it full of grease and ordered some new UJs for it from Firow (the people who make the HD jimnybits props). Next day 2 shiny new sets arrived.

Much fighting to get the old C clips off and then it was nice and easy to swap and grease up the new ones. Only a small thing, but it needed doing.

 

 

While I was under there I measured up the UJs for the SJ intermediate prop and they are 25x64 size. Trawl on the internet found some for less than £8 each (and greaseable ones too), so they are ordered for another day. 

Laning on Sunday 12th around Shropshire to look forwards to 

J999 MNY, ULYSSES M18 VVT with ITB's Dyno tested at 130hp

Pickup/tipper, R7me gearbox & 6.4 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB air locker 3.9 diffs in braced axles, 6" total lift, Floating rear conversion, Raptor painted, CB, Recaro's, Caged, etc, etc...

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04 Sep 2021 15:51 #238216 by Lambert
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Nothing worse than a none functional shaft!

Temeraire (2018 quasar grey automatic)
The last of the gen3s, probably.
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11 Sep 2021 15:04 #238471 by Riccy
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Pah! more problems. Today I was meant to be driving down to over night at Brett's house, before 'laning tomorrow. Set off and over a bump in the road. Lots of loud rattling & banging noises on any subsequent bumps. Pulled over and noticed the sills were sitting on the rockslider arms, look under and see that 3 of the 4 body mounts have pushed up into the body shell and are falling apart. Great 

Nearside rear:

 

 

front nearside:

 

front offside:

 

So thats going to be loads of fun to sort out. Not even sure how to get at them. Might need to chop the mount off the chassis to get in there, or chop the floor out from above maybe?
 

J999 MNY, ULYSSES M18 VVT with ITB's Dyno tested at 130hp

Pickup/tipper, R7me gearbox & 6.4 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB air locker 3.9 diffs in braced axles, 6" total lift, Floating rear conversion, Raptor painted, CB, Recaro's, Caged, etc, etc...

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11 Sep 2021 15:12 #238473 by Lambert
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That sucks. Might it be worth splitting the body and chassis?

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The last of the gen3s, probably.

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11 Sep 2021 19:01 - 11 Sep 2021 21:07 #238481 by Dirtbird
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Riccy agree with Lambert and a guy did a super write up about making new mounts www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...rtle?start=24#132601
Green Turtle did a super job. Will it ever end mate? Anyway, I'm sure your going to do a good write-up and fix it .

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11 Sep 2021 21:02 #238494 by LesNewell
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Another vote for taking the body off. Once you dig into it you'll probably find a lot more rust and having the body and chassis separated will make it so much easier to work on.

By the way, if you want your repairs to last, cut out the old rot and replace rather than patching over it. If you patch over a hole, water gets in between the two panels and the repair rots out pretty quickly.

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12 Sep 2021 07:52 #238506 by sniper
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Sorry to see that rust has got hold so badly, your car gets more hours maintenance than most and still things catch you out.... Don't be disheartened mate, its fixable....

One other option could be to have a chat with Terry, he's got a truck cab in a container ready to go.... Told me £1500, I know it's a chunk of money but it is another choice if what you find is scary.... The shell is mint and has the square profile on the lower rear of the cab body to suit a full width pick up bed, he can supply them too if you fancy a change...

I can't weld now but I can cut, plate and form... if you want to hit it over a few days, I can come over and help..... 

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12 Sep 2021 10:25 #238514 by Dirtbird
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Sniper that's a decent offer on both fronts. If it was me id go for one guy fabricating and the other welding, give the fabricator a head start and ye would be out of it in 2 days or it could turn into one almighty tea-drinking marathon and Jimny knowledge table quiz.  

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12 Sep 2021 13:09 #238519 by Keithy
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Rough deal Riccy!

Chassis mount looks a little sorry for itself also......check the rest of the chassis too mate.

Rust is coming for all the Jimnys!!

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12 Sep 2021 14:41 #238520 by Dirtbird
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But we can keep fighting Keithy

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12 Sep 2021 20:18 #238531 by Reason2doubt
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Gosh, that is bad! I didn't expect that on your Jimny at all given how often you throw the tools at it. Hope you manage to get it sorted. Document the process if you can! It would be very interesting to see how you do it :) 

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