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Dave's "S200KYS" Jimny 'laner Build...

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12 May 2014 21:17 #115009 by Dave cc
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mc_nebula wrote: Dave, do you make modification parts for Jimnys? Do you have an online shop or parts list somewhere? discs are something I've considered before...

Cheers.[/quote

Pm Me mate sort out what you need

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13 May 2014 08:28 #115046 by Bits4Vits
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mc_nebula wrote: Dave, do you make modification parts for Jimnys? Do you have an online shop or parts list somewhere? discs are something I've considered before...

Cheers.


Ooh, yes, I sell the odd modification part for Jimnys -

www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/jimny/cat_17.html

Oh, hang on, you meant the other Dave? :laugh: ;)

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13 May 2014 22:48 #115157 by Rockwatt
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Umm did you property investigate the failure Dave as the hand brake is purely mechanical ! And the only way it would fail is if the pad came out and subsequently the piston , or the worm gear failed but i think the most likely reason is the self adjuster was seized and this wouldn't show until you lost pressure and the caliper backed off and the hand brake didn't have enough travel to engage the brake.

the same thing can happen with drums ! Brakes need more regular service if they are dipped in different flavours of the brown stuff.

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14 May 2014 08:20 #115175 by Bits4Vits
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Dunno Rich' I'd just come off a greenlane, so it's possible a pad may have been dislodged on a rock or something...

All I know for sure is... twenty years of abusing little Suzukis, I've never had such a catastrophic complete brake failure when using drums... only disks, so I'll stick to my drums... ;)

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14 May 2014 08:26 #115176 by maverick
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it was very scary and I was just watching. To get him to tarmac, we had one pulling, and one holding back and one going ahead opening and closing gates ... and then we had to wait 3-4hrs for various recovery trucks!! The worst recovery was Dave being pulled by an AA van with metal rod from Sadgill to Watchgate (Cumbria) along a very long and twisty C-road!!

Jalapeño, IISY?

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14 May 2014 14:10 - 14 May 2014 14:18 #115208 by Bits4Vits
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Enough of brakes... this is my build thread! And today... some more building -



Started building the rear suspension... ORA rear radius arm with poly bushes in... B)

To borrow the Irn-Bru tag line - "Made in Hailsham from Girders" !!!



On!



ORA Radius Arm Guards



The reason I went for ORA arms in the end... they have all the mounts ready for handbrake cables, and very important to me - ABS lines that run down 3 of the 4 arms...



Rear done!



JimnyBits Springs, (ProComp) Shocks, Shock Guards, Panhard Rod...

Front on Sunday hopefully...

Idea is to get the Jimny mobile again, to get it into the garage, and the buggy out and on the drive under a tarpaulin... then at least I can crack on with the Jimny in all weathers... B)
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14 May 2014 14:32 #115213 by maverick
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14 May 2014 14:39 - 14 May 2014 14:56 #115215 by panosd
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Very nice.

The polybush is from your shop?

And an advise, try to see if you can fit a balljoint to the arms bush position, at the chassis side of the arm.

Mach way better articulation. I have in mine and 3 years now works perfect.

And a ''stupid'' question about breaks,

if we convert the rear breaks from drums to disk's the abs is no longer engaged, correct?

I want to go for rear full foat axleshafts and disk break convertion but i dont't want to lose abs.

With fedima cross tyres has saved me a lot from accidents.
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14 May 2014 16:13 #115222 by Nelson83
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Whats gonna happen with "stealth" then Dave? :unsure: is the buggy idea being totally scrapped? I've seen on the shop blog that your gonna be offering the body kit for sale - does this mean "stealth" will be gone for good? :( :(

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14 May 2014 18:08 - 14 May 2014 18:20 #115232 by Bits4Vits
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Nelson83 wrote: Whats gonna happen with "stealth" then Dave? :unsure: is the buggy idea being totally scrapped? I've seen on the shop blog that your gonna be offering the body kit for sale - does this mean "stealth" will be gone for good? :( :(


Hi Nelson,

Yes, as explained in my blog I haven't got the time / space / money to run four Suzukis... So the idea is to get back down to two... the new GV on the road, and the Jimny off the road.

Zukhini, my LWB barge has 128k on the clock and scraped through it's last MOT, so I'm going to drive that for the next few months whilst building the Jimny, and breaking the buggy for parts... and then at the end break / sell the Vit on too..

It all came to a head on Sunday when I was lying in the rain under the Jimny, with a brand new large garage with the buggy in it, so I said to the wife that I'd swap them round so I can work in comfort at any time... and that brought up the question of whether I'm ever going to get time to work on it and finish it... answer, probably no... so it's time to sell it in bits and recoup some money, as I've spent a fair bit on the Jimny...

Saying that, I have - whilst the buggy has been in the garage - done Zukhini, the new GV, and the Jimny various lifts...

So, time... at my time of life (46) to concentrate on one vehicle, 'laning with my mates, blogging our trips, and maintaining the Jimny...

There's also the daughters... eldest is 17 on Friday, so that's another car to squeeze in somewhere, and then she's off to Uni' next year, then the little one is only 18 months behind her, so more and more expenses looming on the horizon too..

Still, be on here more now I'm modding and 'laning the as yet un-named Jimny....... ;)
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14 May 2014 18:33 #115234 by Bits4Vits
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panosd wrote: Very nice.

The polybush is from your shop?

And an advise, try to see if you can fit a balljoint to the arms bush position, at the chassis side of the arm.

Mach way better articulation. I have in mine and 3 years now works perfect.

And a ''stupid'' question about breaks,

if we convert the rear breaks from drums to disk's the abs is no longer engaged, correct?

I want to go for rear full foat axleshafts and disk break convertion but i dont't want to lose abs.

With fedima cross tyres has saved me a lot from accidents.


Yes, poly bushes came from stock... I did pay for them though ;)

Hmm, yes, presume the ABS would still work with disks on the back?... someone more knowledgeable will be along soon...

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14 May 2014 18:34 #115235 by Bits4Vits
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maverick wrote: ^^ LIKE


Thanks Brett, LIKE you too mate :kiss:

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