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01 Apr 2022 12:24 #242659 by Lambert
Today I have been mostly refreshing the preload on my kingpin bearings. Just the slightest hint of thinking about maybe possibly kinda starting to wobble, which is not to be tolerated.

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01 Apr 2022 12:42 #242660 by Lambert
Oh and as far as I am concerned there's a special place in hell reserved for those responsible for the need to have to deal with Jimny kingpin bearings.

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01 Apr 2022 13:59 #242663 by yakuza
 
Removing boring rubbers for the winter, embracing the spring, putting the fun loafers on it. 

Love how you can Jack it up first the front and then the back not needing to Jack up four times :) 

And yes Lambert, probably inviting my slight wobble back.. 

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01 Apr 2022 17:29 #242666 by Lambert
Yay, success! One very thin shim per side and there we go. Steering is nice and light like a city car should be but it doesn't kick back through the wheel on road imperfections. Result.

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04 Apr 2022 09:16 #242718 by yakuza
Last year I added just one thin shim on the bottom to postpone the full service on mine.
Suprised too find that it still is ok after a winter in the salty sludge.

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09 Apr 2022 12:53 #242801 by Lambert
Today I have mostly been at the weighbridge. 1140kg. Or rather somewhere over 1121 but not more than 1140. Which is actually less than Dreadnaught by 20 kg which is acceptable given the heavier gearbox and limited armour plating. Still doesn't give me a massive cargo capacity when I add in my everyday carry but I can work with it. Just means more trailer towing.

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20 Apr 2022 09:22 - 20 Apr 2022 09:23 #243015 by TheHillsAreAliveWithTheSoundOfSheep
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I Finally got around to knocking up a suspended/folding table system for the rear door on Jim.
Designed to take a 'standard camp stove' and brew making tools 

Had all the bits needed laying in garage from various other projects over the years so didnt cost me a penny. 

* bonnet straps - eBay 
* 14mm p clamps - eBay 
* RAC safety rope - B&M 
* cable ties and heat shrink tube 
* rubber checker plate sheet - eBay 
* 18mm mdf shelf (pre bevelled edge) 
* MDF sealer and a dulux tester pot to paint it
* 3 hinges (I used internal house door ones) 
* nuts/bolts/fixings to suit hinge holes plus large 40mm washers for inside the rear door card for extra footprint strength.

(note, depending how long your bolts are on inside of door card, you may need to trim them  down so you can 're mount the door card without hitting the internal body panel.
I cut all of mine down flush with the top of the nuts)

shelf size is cut dowm too 60cm × 25cm... 
you could go slightly longer but I found 60cm is more than adequate.

needless to say, measure twice... cut/drill once! 

here are some photos, still want to add a few tweaks but all in all its spot on, and a fraction of the price of some of the kits on the market.

     


 
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21 Apr 2022 18:28 #243039 by Dirtbird
Nice bit of work there Mr.

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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21 Apr 2022 18:57 #243040 by Dirtbird
Well was going to post a question last night about a funny noise at 1800 rpm and forgot. Soooo this morning was off to do some fencing and turned the key to get a start and then another funny noise and battery warning light came on.

Popped the bonnet and alternator belt off but not shredded. Went in and had a google and crank pulley possible cause.

Sure enough
 

Once i took the tension off the belt the pulley came apart pretty easy. 
 

So why am I posting this.
Well I found this guy very helpful in particular the trick with the 19mm spanner into the slot of the pulley.

If you are a member here fair play thank you 

And the second trick of the 17mm socket on the end of a 3 ft break bar and cranking the engine to crack the pulley bolt was perfect. 
 

Bought the pulley online from Febest €36 €20 post and some tax should be here Monday.

All done 

Later lads. J

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25 Apr 2022 22:24 #243161 by Dirtbird
Put the new crank pulley on and went cattle moving .
Also wired up all my rear lights and the tow bar light socket on Sunday so well happy and legal. 
 
  

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09 May 2022 21:35 #243283 by gv42
Installation of a Raymond Edwards front winch bumper on dave, more pics soon

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09 May 2022 22:54 #243284 by Scimike
Nice welding, good job.

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