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30 Jun 2019 06:54 #210453 by sniper
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A new sport..... Jimny Jousting


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30 Jun 2019 15:35 #210458 by Keirravn
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Lambert wrote: Nice bit of lateral thought that, plenty of pree made elements to just fasten together. Like that a lot!

Steel and I have a welder but ye it's not far off the right size and structure as is!

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08 Jul 2019 18:19 #210768 by Keirravn
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Test placement before making brackets and painting it all black.

I'm not sure if it's maybe a bit much, what do you guys think? Too tall?

It's fairly light so I'm not worried about weight. But I don't want to look like a numpty ...

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08 Jul 2019 18:28 #210769 by Riccy
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Looks good, but as you say a bit too tall. With stuff in it however, it would look great :-)

How is it for wind noise? I found mine was terrible without the lightbar and some waffle boards on

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08 Jul 2019 19:38 - 08 Jul 2019 19:38 #210774 by Scimike
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I'll second that, it's a great idea for a roof rack but a little too tall at the moment for my taste, but if u are happy go with it.

Strangely I also found the addition of a light bar on the front of my rack has reduced the wind noise considerably. Was not that bad before, but both the wife and myself have noticed the extra silence.
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08 Jul 2019 20:09 #210775 by Soeley
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I think that looks great. Don't think it will look too tall once loaded up.
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09 Jul 2019 04:29 #210782 by Lambert
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I quite like that and everything inside should be well secured though I might put a solid deflection plate round the front to aid windage?

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09 Jul 2019 06:08 #210783 by Keirravn
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Thanks all.

No idea re wind noise yet as I've still to make the brackets. I do plan to fit a deflector also but held off whilst I thought about the height.

I've asked on a FB group also and poured over photos of other examples and have to accept, with great sadness over all the extra work, that it is indeed too tall :(

So over the next couple of days I'm going to drop the height right down and lengthen the top loop so there's around a 45 degree angle for the deflector.

In fairness it'll spend most of its time empty or with just a buggy in it.

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15 Jul 2019 04:27 #211075 by Keirravn
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A better size.

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15 Jul 2019 04:30 #211076 by Keirravn
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Next up - I've discovered my local off road club requires front recovery points to be fitted. A set of recovery points looked to be around £80 but a chap was selling front winch plates with recovery points for £120. No brainer really.

Only problem is I'm thinking I'll need to fit a winch now ....

Nothing good used locally has me eyeing up the atv style 4500lb ones available.

Lots of reading tells me that many people consider 6000lb to be the minimal but some folks have used a 4500lb winch with success.

The 4500lb is also only around 10kg in weight which seems reasonable.

Decisions eh

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15 Jul 2019 06:35 #211078 by stiffsteve204me
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Keirravn wrote: A better size.




That is far better, IMO. ;)

The proportions look spot on for the car now.





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