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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

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Re:What did you do to your jimny today?

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19 Sep 2023 15:21 #250895 by gv42
Thanks will do as Iam still in touch with John

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23 Sep 2023 20:39 - 23 Sep 2023 20:40 #250985 by rogerzilla
Washed it, did all except the roof (which no-one sees) with a power polisher and ScratchX, and worked on the deeper scratches by hand.  Someone must have dropped a sponge and kept using it!  Filled a few chips with black crayon.  Then did the whole car in carnauba wax.

Then the grim bit.  Removed the wheel arch liners - didn't break any clips, although one was already missing!  Brushed out the dirt the hosepipe hadn't flushed.  The area behind the headlights is really good.  The rear body mounts are also very solid, but looked worse.  The rest of the underside of the body, including the boot floor and rear seat area, is clean.  I wire brushed both problem areas and slopped some Rust-Anode zinc paint on there.  Will add a few coats of underbody wax to the usual area and the brake pipes tomorrow., and paint the sump if I have time.    I have Bilt-Hamber clear wax because MOT testers get upset if they can't see the brake pipes are good.
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24 Sep 2023 10:02 - 24 Sep 2023 10:03 #250990 by rogerzilla
Really horrible bout of rustproofing.  Also Hammerited the sump, which had a bit of surface rust.  One nasty surprise is that the steel brake pipes on the front axle are really quite rusty.  I had a go at one with abrasive paper and it wasn't too bad underneath, so I sprayed them all with wax. All the other brake pipes in the car are clean as the day they were made.  Has anyone had the front ones replaced?  I have no intention of DIY on this.
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24 Sep 2023 12:19 #250993 by jlines
Bought a new one! 
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24 Sep 2023 15:43 #250998 by DrRobin
Looking good James and a great number plate to go with it.
Did you get a new matching jacket or did you already have that?

2020 blue SZ5 (one of the last to be registered in the UK)
Ex 2011 Blue Jimny SZ4
Northumberland Jimny Blog

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24 Sep 2023 17:31 #250999 by jlines
I already had it.

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25 Sep 2023 09:10 #251008 by Lambert
Got busy with the rattle cans.

 

Temeraire (2018 quasar grey automatic)
One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
ADOS Attention Deficit Ooooh Shiny!
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25 Sep 2023 11:04 #251010 by rogerzilla
They remind me of the white Enkeis that people put on MX-5s (with a somewhat lower-profile tyre!).

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25 Sep 2023 11:43 #251011 by Lambert
I think that's who makes them for suzuki. In the absence of a set of mach5 wheels those are easily my favourite.

Temeraire (2018 quasar grey automatic)
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ADOS Attention Deficit Ooooh Shiny!

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25 Sep 2023 11:48 #251012 by 300bhpton

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25 Sep 2023 13:43 #251014 by mlines

Bought a new one! 
Red rear shocks? Are they different to the SZ5?
New product from me for the Gen4 -
www.bigjimny.com/store/pedders-gen4

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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25 Sep 2023 13:59 #251015 by 300bhpton

Bought a new one! 
Red rear shocks? Are they different to the SZ5?
New product from me for the Gen4 -
www.bigjimny.com/store/pedders-gen4
Did the dealer fit the lift kit and KM3's?

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