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Dave’s long-term Lil’Bugga Buggy Build

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24 Apr 2022 15:34 #243124 by X8GGY
Thanks Dirtbird… itching to get back to working on it…

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25 Apr 2022 13:30 #243151 by X8GGY
This weeks pondering and thoughts… (front) drivetrain -

lil-bugga.com/2022/04/25/drivetrain-thoughts/

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25 Apr 2022 17:10 #243154 by stimpy
Interesting stuff Dave.

I hope you escape hospital soon!..
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25 Apr 2022 19:21 #243157 by X8GGY

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23 Oct 2022 21:08 - 23 Oct 2022 21:09 #245546 by X8GGY
After a TEN month leave of absence due to major reconstructive surgery on my right foot... I'm back 

Had a good day in the garage, mostly sat on a stool... refurbishing radius arms...

 

Before and after! 

 

I've drilled the axle end rubber bushes too, something I found Simon from E-Eng had done on a Jimny based buggy, during many gours (months!) of keeping myself sane in a hospital bed! 

 

Four done! (Running two front axles to give four wheel steer, keep the buggy small, and disk brakes all round, with fiddle brakes on the rear)...

 

Mock-up time to remind myself where I'm heading, and to inspire me on...

 

You get the idea? The seat needs to be further back though, for weight distribution and leg room...

 

The big buugy out in the October sunshine...

More soon... the idea is to next paint and rebuild the two front axles and then start on the chassis (tube frame)...
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24 Oct 2022 03:25 #245552 by Lambert
Yay for you!

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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
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24 Oct 2022 09:45 #245554 by Soeley
Wow, that does look small, basically a 4wd engine with a seat 

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24 Oct 2022 14:08 #245558 by DrRobin
Ever since my missus got her way and we had a down stairs shower room fitted in the back of the garage, it's only big enough to get my motor bike in, but I reckon one of those would just fit.

Will we be seeing it at the meet up next year?

2011 Blue Jimny SZ3, Hankook Dynapro/Maxxis Worm-Drive, BB Classics BB6 Sports Seats, Radius Arm protectors, Android Head, DAB, 360 Camera, TPMS, K&N, Bosch Aerotwin, boot light, parcel shelf, boot box, dash box, Osram Nightbreakers, CTEK Battery Sense, Front & Rear Recovery points, CB Radio.

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24 Oct 2022 15:55 #245559 by X8GGY

Ever since my missus got her way and we had a down stairs shower room fitted in the back of the garage, it's only big enough to get my motor bike in, but I reckon one of those would just fit.

Will we be seeing it at the meet up next year?

Umm, no, possibly 2024..? It's one of those "No rush, tinkering when I have time" projects 
 

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24 Oct 2022 15:58 #245560 by X8GGY

Wow, that does look small, basically a 4wd engine with a seat 

That's the idea! Think cheap UK sized US-rockcraler... but "home engineered" -

lil-bugga.com/2022/03/26/inspiration-2/

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25 Oct 2022 15:08 #245580 by maverick
Its why Dave is having to lose so much body fat/weight

Jalapeño, IISY?

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14 Nov 2022 20:24 #245956 by X8GGY
Bit more today... slightly inspired by John Cooney's photos of Terry Lofley's current Jimny rebuild...
I wire-brushed  the diff and hubs and then painted the lot -
 
Axle casing, diff, hubs and kingpins all treated to two coats of black Smoothrite...
 
And then the radius arms too!

I've got everything ready to rebuild the arrowed axle on Sunday now...

And have been starting to collect the parts for the same on the front axle next (although they're both front axles!  )

I've just ought a pair of TG 26 spline shafts off Jezz that were advertised on this wonderful discussion board (must make a donation for that too ;) ) and I've written a big list of rebuild parts I need for the front axle...
  • Ball Seals
  • Axle Seals
  • King Pin Bearings
  • Shock Guards
  • Brake Disks
  • Brake Pads
  • 26 Spline Side Gears
Which I'll get ordering soon, once the rear axle is complete...   
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