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14 Apr 2020 17:57 - 14 Apr 2020 17:58 #221067 by Scimike
Making the most of the dry warm weather and my time at home, today I topped up the black Waxoyl I applied some time ago. It's done rather well as in the time it's been on, but this should keep Mr Rust at bay for a bit longer.
Of course I also looked the same colour when I had finished, filthy but satisfying job.
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15 Apr 2020 22:41 #221110 by Keirravn
Finally installed the alarm with remote central locking that I bought months ago. What a difference!

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16 Apr 2020 16:50 #221134 by Reason2doubt
A brilliant day to do a little job that has been nagging me for a while - paint the spare wheel holder and remove the adapter plate I had on it.

First step: Wheel off and carrier bracket off.

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I replaced the rubber nubbins on the back door with some small ones I found a while ago in Wilkinsons and put some new bolts in as the previous ones were rusted. A good dose of copper grease to keep them good.

Second step: Remove the adapter plate and paint the stock carrier. I don't really know why I had an adapter plate - occurred to me that I don't really need it with 235/75/15 tyres. It suspended the tyre off the back door and didn't support it properly on the bottom leading to my back door banging on rough roads which was mind-numbing. At the same time I also took the rear window wiper off and gave it a lick of paint and some copper grease on the fixing.

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Third step: Wheel and carrier back on. Sits much more snug up against the back door and the shorter rubber nubbins I put on.

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My new second battery arrived so I got it installed and did a test fit with the dual battery charge system I plan on installing. Super easy to put together and it worked fantastic. The battery gauge measures the voltage accurately as verified by my voltage meter and I can easily link/de-link the batteries for when the winch goes on soon enough.

The battery I managed to fit into the (non-ABS) battery tray was a 90AH leisure battery at a cost of £70 delivered by Tayna.co.uk. Had to be careful with the height as most batteries seem to be over 17.5cm tall which would cause them to hit the underside of the bonnet.

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Not sure of the spelling of 'manual' on the little display unit... but it seems to work regardless.
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Next I will be taking the tray out to modify it and put in a metal rod so I can strap down the battery more securely. I will also be bolting on a metal plate onto the side of it (behind the power steering bottle) so I can fit a fusebox where I will be running all my small auxiliary items off. In the future that should include a few lights and an air compressor. There will also be a fusebox in the car so I can run some proper 2.1amp USB/s, CB eventually, more lighting and anything extra like a small inverter for charging laptops and stuff.
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17 Apr 2020 08:38 - 17 Apr 2020 08:40 #221152 by gusthegorilla
Great work !!
Raised one question for me....I, too, have an adaptor plate on mine (235/75/15 on it), and considered removing it, except for one thing...looking at your photo, is there still sufficient gap for water from the window washer to find its way onto the upper half of the glass.....just a thought..:dry:

Gus....


I'm planning to live forever.....so far, so good !!
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17 Apr 2020 14:25 #221162 by Reason2doubt

gusthegorilla wrote: Great work !!
Raised one question for me....I, too, have an adaptor plate on mine (235/75/15 on it), and considered removing it, except for one thing...looking at your photo, is there still sufficient gap for water from the window washer to find its way onto the upper half of the glass.....just a thought..:dry:

Gus....


Hi Gus,

You know I had never considered that. I just went downstairs to have a check. Looked at the tyre and though that there is no way it would (I couldn't even see the window washer plastic stalk). I flicked it on to check and to my surprise, it sprayed up the window to the top! So looks like it should be okay.
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17 Apr 2020 20:03 #221169 by Reason2doubt
Had a few hours spare so I tried 'flocking' with a little DIY kit I found on eBay. Scrubbed the rear-interior panel (passenger side), primed it and painted it with some grey plastic paint and gave it a light coat of varnish.

Flocked the arm-rest bit in light grey.
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Unboxed the new winch to measure it up on the bumper. A bit of chopping needed to fit the facia plate on!

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18 Apr 2020 12:43 #221196 by gusthegorilla
Well that's convincing enough for me....I'll be losing the adaptor plate, then..:whistle: :whistle:

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Gus;)


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18 Apr 2020 13:19 #221200 by RumbleAndSway
Rear speaker upgrade, using the kit from Big Jimny Store. Very straight forward with interior trim tools. Sound is much improved. Recommended
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18 Apr 2020 15:30 - 18 Apr 2020 15:32 #221206 by Soeley
Today I swapped the metal spire clips for plastic ones on the rear mudflaps. Should stop the rust streaks running down them.
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19 Apr 2020 19:42 #221284 by Soeley
Here is a sneak peek, one down 4 to go.
5 standard Jimny wheels for £40



Wire brushed back to bare metal


Zinc primer


'Steel' colour spray (too much silver for me though)


A bit different to the original silver though


Made a turn table, using an old castor wheel.




The picture doesn't really show the truth, silver looks very close to the alloy colour, but it is a lot paler.


New colour Charcoal grey, I like this colour!


And now with clear coat on.
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19 Apr 2020 22:00 #221295 by Reason2doubt
Fantastic work! I am going to be doing a wheel refurb soon as well!

Got a good list of jobs for those days spent at home :lol:

They look very good!

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19 Apr 2020 22:15 #221296 by TillymintDLG
Great! l REALLY like the turntable Soeley!
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