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Vehicles (17 Jan 2019)

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Project Sink or Swim

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24 Jun 2015 20:12 - 30 Mar 2018 22:31 #146530 by ZukracerV6
Hi everyone!

I'm about to start my next project and I'm pretty excited about it! Its something Ive been toying with for some years and I have finally gone for it! I'm hoping this will be a little different to the normal Jimny build, there will not be any big tyres, suspension lifts or roll cages but its gonna be a fun project.

Despite the lack of such modifications I can pretty well bet most 4x4's will NOT be able to follow me! :laugh:

I'm sure someone with guess from the subject title!

I've bought a 2009 Jimny which will be the donor vehicle for most of the parts like the engine, gearbox, transfer case, axles, suspension, steering, wiring, dashboard and seats.

Picking it up on Friday






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24 Jun 2015 20:54 #146535 by j999pre
Replied by j999pre on topic Project Sink or Swim
Amphibious jimny sounds fun!

I think there is a guy that builds them based on a jimny.

Gold Jimny the best colour (sold) :(

Big red Jimny now. 32" tyres, arbs, cage 5:1 transfer etc.

Also grey pick up nearly finished.
Turbo m13a, arbs, floating rear shafts, disc conversion rear, vented front conversion. 245 70 16. Winch, 3" lift, 4:16 trans hd shafts and CVS

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24 Jun 2015 21:22 #146537 by Keithy
Replied by Keithy on topic Project Sink or Swim
Dutton?

Could be fun!

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24 Jun 2015 21:22 #146538 by Daniel30
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Interesting, will keep a close eye on this build and I see you have bought the best colour to use in this build!! :woohoo:

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24 Jun 2015 21:38 #146539 by ZukracerV6
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I knew it would not take too long for people to guess!

The hull will be ready for collection towards the end of July.

For those that are interested you can see details of the Dutton Surf here -

Dutton Surf

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24 Jun 2015 21:43 #146543 by Daniel30
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Wow good luck with your build certainly a bit different :woohoo:

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24 Jun 2015 21:55 #146545 by minibbb
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Awesome!
Back in 2001 I worked on some pleasure boats and we had a WW2 Dukw as our support vehicle so I love amphibious stuff!

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24 Jun 2015 22:19 #146549 by ZukracerV6
Replied by ZukracerV6 on topic Project Sink or Swim

minibbb wrote: Awesome!
Back in 2001 I worked on some pleasure boats and we had a WW2 Dukw as our support vehicle so I love amphibious stuff!


Ha ha as much I love a DUKW its not going to fit in the man cave, I cant afford 90k on a GPW amphihibous world war 2 Jeep so the Surf is a good compromise!

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24 Jun 2015 23:21 #146554 by minibbb
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Haha I'm not surprised.... Bit out of my budget too!
Sadly when the business went bust in about 2004 they sold the Dukw for silly, silly cheap money :(

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26 Jun 2015 19:26 - 30 Mar 2018 23:04 #146656 by ZukracerV6
Replied by ZukracerV6 on topic Project Sink or Swim
Well the 4:30 am start and 400 mile round trip, was well worth it! The Jimny is great, the interior is immaculate, engine is like new! I can see the evidence of the repair to the front passenger side but I'm not worried about that, as I more interested in the mechanics. Everything appears to be working including the 4x4.

Almost seems a shame to strip it, but its going to a good cause!

Compared to my other Jimny trialer this one feels like driving a luxury Merc, with its quiet suspension, leather, carpet and air conditioning!

Few photos from Copart this morning!






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26 Jun 2015 21:11 #146663 by Daniel30
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Yeah looks really good looking forward to reading about the next step, it's a great colour ;) ;) ;) ;) :woohoo:

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27 Jun 2015 01:03 #146670 by JimnyGlenn
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Looks a nice motor. Going to watch your progress. Good luck with it.

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