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01 Sep 2021 09:03 #238098 by Dirtbird
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Heavy Duty Transfer Box Brackets, 2-inch Black Raptor lift kit, caster adjusters, Rust removed and stich welded new sections. Galvanised Chassis. Body,Engine,transmission swap. Anti Rollbar Roll / Sway Bar / DAVES ARB disconnect kit.Osram Night Breaker Head light mod and white 501 led side lights.
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01 Sep 2021 09:31 #238102 by Lambert
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So why don't we have it from the factory, it would be even cheaper doing it as a bulk run? Cheers Suzuki!

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01 Sep 2021 18:36 - 01 Sep 2021 18:52 #238128 by Baloo
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that looks nice, if i was rebuilding one for the road thats the way i would go,  but 100kg extra is too much for my lightweight buggy  but more importantly ive still have lots of welding to do on the chassis and trying to weld galv is a pain in the ass lol
would love to rebuild one as standard with a galv chassis if i could find a mint shell to start with.  more chance of knitting fog i think 

 

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02 Sep 2021 22:36 #238172 by Dirtbird
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Not 100kg according to  the lads here.
more like 10 kg

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09 Sep 2021 18:25 #238404 by Baloo
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well the chassis finally came back from the shotblasters,   we managed to drag the shot blast nozzel down inside most of the chassis as it was in two halves,  nice and clean inside now too

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so then i set about joining the 2 bits back together again   less about 10"  that i deemed as not required,  so now we have a short wheelbase jimny chassis

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09 Sep 2021 18:28 #238405 by Baloo
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axles next then 

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i have this urge to strip them so i can have them shot blasted and powder coated  but im resisting the urge as im not sure i will run with these for long

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09 Sep 2021 18:46 #238406 by Dirtbird
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well the chassis finally came back from the shotblasters,   we managed to drag the shot blast nozzel down inside most of the chassis as it was in two halves,  nice and clean inside now too

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so then i set about joining the 2 bits back together again   less about 10"  that i deemed as not required,  so now we have a short wheelbase jimny chassis

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Looking good fella.

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10 Sep 2021 09:05 - 10 Sep 2021 20:15 #238420 by Baloo
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why is there so many dam holes in the chassis, sure it lets the water out after a river crossing but it also lets it in in the first place 

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i was thinking as ive  got all the crap out i would like it to stay that way,   what do you think to the idea of welding all the holes up so the chassis is a sealed container and then add a  drain plug on top  and  pour some wax oil or thick oil in there and just leave it to run round in the chassis ???
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10 Sep 2021 15:09 #238428 by Dirtbird
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Yeah do it , alot of work but will be clean. I had a motorbike a Honda with an "oil in frame " oil tank. My dad did something the same in Yemen with a LandRover Santana for carrying extra water in case of brake downs and rad busts. 

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10 Sep 2021 20:17 #238443 by Baloo
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had my wheels back from the powder coaters as well,  2 sets  i prefer the ones nearest the camera, mach 5's  but they are so heavy compared to the alloys at the other end of the bench,   but i guess you could argue low down weight is a good thing ?

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10 Sep 2021 21:31 #238446 by Dirtbird
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had my wheels back from the powder coaters as well,  2 sets  i prefer the ones nearest the camera, mach 5's  but they are so heavy compared to the alloys at the other end of the bench,   but i guess you could argue low down weight is a good thing ?

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Its funny I get more of a kick out of cleaning stuff down and for instance getting it powder coated, or freshened up than getting new stuff what is that. 
Your wheels look New Baloo. I like the alloys though. 

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11 Sep 2021 03:45 #238450 by Lambert
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If you don't want the mach5s because you know, they are heavy, I'll rehome them?

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