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restoration after 10 years in the driveway

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07 Aug 2020 11:19 #226216 by Mr CC
starting this thread to show the restoration of my jimny after a long time in the driveway. about a month ago I changed the oil and put new plugs in. The engine was running nicely so decided to progress.
Will add some photos later tonight.

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08 Aug 2020 01:51 - 08 Aug 2020 01:58 #226293 by Mr CC
some early photos from a month ago before I started taking things apart
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08 Aug 2020 02:00 #226294 by Mr CC
not many photos inbetween, but got to this stage after a fight with the power steering rack. had to take it off to renew a bent pipe adapter.
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08 Aug 2020 02:04 #226295 by Mr CC
the early stages of the engine bay before taking brackets off, wire brushing and grinding (good to have a pillar drill)
its not just paint. did an oil change and put new spark plugs in, the engine was running sweet as ever, so it gave me the push to carry on with the car.
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08 Aug 2020 02:07 #226296 by Mr CC
finished engine bay and front. no need to go back until its time to put the plastics back
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08 Aug 2020 02:15 #226297 by Mr CC
got a few more photos for tomorrow, but need to get them in order.
painted the tank and protector.
painted the underfloor that the tank was hiding with silver hammerite yesterday after I had attacked it with the wire brush on the grinder.
covered it with white stone chip today.
my aim is to have a nice protective paint job underneath, unfortunately my aim is not very good :laugh:
seriously I will finish off the chassis painting and brackets tomorrow
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08 Aug 2020 07:08 #226301 by Lambert
Where are you based, that Jimny seems to have survived exceptionally well for an untreated vehicle? Living outside in the UK even avoiding the corrosive winter roads I would have expected it to be almost certainly in need of the welder after 10 years.

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08 Aug 2020 11:02 #226326 by Soeley

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08 Aug 2020 12:41 #226337 by Mr CC
I havent showed the photos of the boot floor and inner sills yet. it has Jimny disease though I have good metal just before the slope for the back of the rear seats. and I need to construct a valance above the rear body mounts. waiting to hear from the garage next week for some advice,
doing what I can for now until I can make a plan. I have some 4mm angled steel that I plan to put under the rear mounts.to go along the full width of the rear, and would give a good platform for a new floor piece. will post a quick photo now, more to come later.

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08 Aug 2020 12:46 #226338 by Mr CC
thanks. I had to keep degreasing then power washing with detergent then rinsing about 5 times over. before painting. I took all the brackets out including the radiator brackets, as it helped me get to the chassis mounts, power steering and behind the radiator. Wire brushed everything on the pillar drill, then painted with hammerite.

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08 Aug 2020 12:51 - 08 Aug 2020 12:56 #226341 by Mr CC
the infamous jimny floor.
have meticulously went along the whole chassis with hammerite, washing and degreasing as described before. now with the tank out I can get to all the chassis parts that were impossible before.
planning to renew the brake pipes at the rear before the tank goes back in. might do the fuel lines but its the connections from the flexible to the metal that could be tricky. if anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears.
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08 Aug 2020 13:00 #226342 by Lambert
Ah so maybe not quite as clean as first thought. You are still doing a good thing though keeping another on the road.

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