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Lil Red - SJ restoration - More panels removed

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More dismantling!You may recall we bought new front wings and had to gamble on the Samurai wings (large wheel arch) being convertible to the SJ413 Wings (small wheel arch) and have the pressed in decorative curve line hidden under the large arch flange.

Therefore we wanted to check as early as we can in the process that the wing underneath the wide arches is, in fact, an SJ413 wing.

The picture on the left shows the wing with the wide arch (ie. a standard Samurai wing) and the additional narrow arch that I purchased.

The key difference between a Samurai wing and an SJ413 wing is the decorative pressing line around the arch which would be difficult to reproduce. However we believed that this pressing line is actually still there, hidden under the wider arch.

The spot welds were therefore drilled out on the arch.......

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Restoration starts for real

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The restoration has started! 

Winchfield Engineering has sent over the first batch of pictures from the work this week. If you recall, they asked me to strip as much as I could first so here is a reminder of where I had go to.

I had stripped off all the parts that I could easily remove including all of the interior apart from the dashboard and a few plastic clips used to retain the carpets etc.

The SJ was then loaded onto a trailer for the less than 1/2 mile trip to the restorers.

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BigJimnyMeet South

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 All of a sudden its October and time for the second BigJimny meet this year. Many people asked for a south meet so we decided to give it another try. We had 40 Jimnys turn up on the Sunday morning for a meet-up and off-road drive. We had everything from shiny new Gen4 Jimnys through to SJs that have competed for many years in local trials.

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Another SJ Build - Sam's Yellow SJ

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Sam Emery spotted the start of the work on our SJ and sent over a few pictures of his own build which is starting at the same time as ours. 

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Bye bye SJ!

 So it is off to the restoration company. They came all of a half mile to collect her. At a guess this is goodbye until at least Christmas. Work is scheduled to start the first week in November. We will update you as work progresses.
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