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11 Sep 2021 07:34 #238452 by Baloo
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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. 


ha  snap  i always like refurbishing things
 

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11 Sep 2021 07:36 #238453 by Baloo
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If you don't want the mach5s because you know, they are heavy, I'll rehome them?

hi Lambert    unlikely i will sell them but if i do l will let you know 
 

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11 Sep 2021 08:50 #238459 by Lambert
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Well that's a start! They just don't seem to come up for sale ever.

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One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.

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11 Sep 2021 09:02 #238461 by Baloo
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Well that's a start! They just don't seem to come up for sale ever.

rare as a rare thing me thinks,  i dont think they were ever made as stock you had to order them with the suzuki stud patten, i have a set of toyota ones as well  i guess they are called mach 6's  as they have 6 spokes due to the 6 stud fitting lol
 

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11 Sep 2021 09:07 #238463 by Lambert
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I just think they are the most attractive wheel in the world. Especially if finished in bronze.

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15 Sep 2021 18:02 #238642 by Baloo
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ive welded all the holes up in the chassis but no pics as a bit boring,   i might weld an air line fitting in it and see if it will hold air over night that will tell me if l have any leaks anywhere

l also found this on youtube, i think its quite cute,  i will try and roll some tube like that but obviously with a jimny chassis and axles instead of what appears to be vw beetle running gear


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15 Sep 2021 18:41 #238644 by Dirtbird
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id do something to stop my arms from going under the rear wheel. all the same a nice-looking off-roader.

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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16 Sep 2021 09:22 #238658 by Baloo
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id do something to stop my arms from going under the rear wheel. all the same a nice-looking off-roader.

i agree  it needs a B post or maybe  two 6" apart to stop rocks protruding into the cabin when it falls over
not that ive got that many rocks or things that would do that in my back garden
 

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18 Sep 2021 13:14 #238755 by Baloo
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well i thought i was just going to jet wash the axles paint them and pop them in.............  how stupid of me 
while the front was on the bench l tried turning the pinion  .....  it would only go half  way then go really tight...
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and plenty of sand packed in the hubs  

but im sure i can sort it out
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18 Sep 2021 13:16 - 18 Sep 2021 13:17 #238756 by Baloo
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and the engine and box for the buggy are here 

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19 Sep 2021 06:14 #238767 by Dirtbird
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I really hear you man. The other thing that happens to me is, "while I have it out you'd be best off replacing ........everything.
Your build is interesting to me because I find it difficult to understand the ecu etc and how you are going to make the ecu think everything is ok now please start engine.

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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19 Sep 2021 21:30 #238810 by LesNewell
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Transplanting engines with ECUs isn't too bad if you have the whole donor car. I've done it a few times. Basically I carefully pull out the whole loom then plug everything together on the floor and make sure the engine still runs. After that it's a case of referring to the wiring diagrams and stripping out everything that isn't engine related. Immobilisers can be a pain, especially if they have a few sneaky undocumented wires in there just to catch you out.

Baloo, what engine + box did you go for in the end?

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