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26 Apr 2019 21:00 #206741 by Keirravn
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JimnyBob wrote: Nice paint job.

They always rot behind the front lights, check under the front arch liners as well.

Oh fun :P

I've left the headlights out for now so can weld in some patches. I'll take the front wheels off to paint and whilst they dry take the liners off and get in about the rot

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27 Apr 2019 12:44 #206760 by Max Headroom
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Oh.... Nice colour!
B) [smiley thumbs up needed here]


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01 May 2019 22:09 #207087 by Keirravn
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Couldn't get a good picture in the space I have but painted the wheels and added white paint lettering to the tyres.

Discovered a tragic amount of corrosion behind the bumper/front arch liner. Too much to bother patching so I've refitted the bumper and decided it's something to tackle in a few months time after I've actually been able to enjoy the Jimny for a while.

Just diff and box oils to change, new gearbox/rear engine mount to fit, spare tyre to mount and dash cluster to replace and all the basic work will be done.

I'm going to use it for a while, let my funds rebuild a little, then add a few wee mods.

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02 May 2019 13:21 #207117 by Scimike
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I really like the colour and finish, nice choice.
Is it satin \ matt or have I just insulted your high sheen finish? Hope not, just take from this it looks ace. Just interested in the paint you used.
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03 May 2019 21:57 #207246 by Keirravn
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Scimike wrote: I really like the colour and finish, nice choice.
Is it satin \ matt or have I just insulted your high sheen finish? Hope not, just take from this it looks ace. Just interested in the paint you used.

Cheers :)

It's satin NATO green so certainly no insult :P

It looks awesome from a few + feet away but up close there's brush marks galore. I bought rollers and thinners but just couldn't get the paint on without bubbles using the roller.

If I was to do it again I'd buy more expensive paint from one of the online shops with a good reputation.

Searching for 'hand painted/roller painted defender' brings up lots of info as many of the landy guys roller paint their motors.

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04 May 2019 06:56 #207262 by stiffsteve204me
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Keirravn wrote:

Scimike wrote: I really like the colour and finish, nice choice.
Is it satin \ matt or have I just insulted your high sheen finish? Hope not, just take from this it looks ace. Just interested in the paint you used.

Cheers :)

It's satin NATO green so certainly no insult :P

It looks awesome from a few + feet away but up close there's brush marks galore. I bought rollers and thinners but just couldn't get the paint on without bubbles using the roller.

If I was to do it again I'd buy more expensive paint from one of the online shops with a good reputation.

Searching for 'hand painted/roller painted defender' brings up lots of info as many of the landy guys roller paint their motors.





Green suits it. Maybe an open top?


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04 May 2019 13:27 #207284 by Keirravn
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Less car to paint anyway :P

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04 May 2019 18:00 #207299 by stiffsteve204me
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Keirravn wrote: Less car to paint anyway :P




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11 May 2019 07:46 #207714 by Keirravn
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Had a loud transmission whine so decided my first attempt to cure it should be a full driveline fluid change. I'd noticed when doing the CV some milky oil on the driveshaft anyway.

All very easy nothing stuck. Front diff was half full of just water. As I loosened the drain plug pure water started dripping out.

Also helpful but probably obvious tip - gearbox oil will pour out the filler hole if the front of the car is raised. DOH.

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11 May 2019 07:48 - 11 May 2019 07:48 #207716 by Keirravn
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Whilst having a nosy in prep for the job I noticed the rear engine/gearbox mount had split so also replaced that.

I've gone from loud transmission whine on acceleration to 0 unusual noise :)

I suspect the transmission was going out of alignment and causing the noise as the transfer gearbox and rear diff oils all looked ok
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29 Jun 2019 17:42 - 29 Jun 2019 17:44 #210440 by Keirravn
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No update for a while as our baby made an early appearance and then my daughter and I went on a trip. Back to it now though and aiming to get the car ready to begin offroading next month :)

Picked this up today with the aim to DIY a roof rack. Discovered the Jimny would make a great safari vehicle :P
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30 Jun 2019 04:53 #210450 by Lambert
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Nice bit of lateral thought that, plenty of pree made elements to just fasten together. Like that a lot!

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