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BigJimny Meet 2019 (17 May 2019)

BigJimny Meet and off-road driving day



20TH OCTOBER 2019

BOOKING NOW CLOSED


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Noggin and Natter - pre-event chat - Old Bell at Grazeley (part of hotel) 7:30pm 19th October

× Are you building a Mud Monster or a Pavement Princess??
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This section on other websites has led to arguments and contention. People are posting pictures of their pride and joy and therefore CONSTRUCTIVE comments only please!

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02 Sep 2019 16:53 #212993 by mlines
Bob has sent in pictures of his Jeep build in aluminium. This has created a lightweight body on a Jimny chassis.

He is also looking to make it into a kit so you can replace your rusty bodies!

See the article here
www.bigjimny.com/index.php/bigjimny-blog...er-jeep-from-a-jimny

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2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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02 Sep 2019 17:05 #212995 by Riccy
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:kiss: 'tis a thing of beauty that.

A kit you say... :whistle: :ohmy:

J999 MNY M16 VVT
R7me gbox & 5.16 Rocklobster, 33" Toyo MT, 2x ARB Locker diffs, 7" lift, Recaro's, etc

SL06 ULS ULYSSES M18 VVT
Pickup/tipper, R7me gbox & 4.3 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB Locker diffs, 4" lift, OMP seats, Poly bushd', Caged, etc

www.youtube.com/user/riclemus
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02 Sep 2019 17:14 #212996 by Andy2640
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That is simply stunning!! Makes me proud to be British again. Its been a while unfortunately.

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
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02 Sep 2019 18:17 #213012 by Lambert
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Now that is adding lightness. And restomoding. And painfully cool.

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02 Sep 2019 18:47 #213016 by Daniel30
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Got to be honest thought it was go to look pants! But how wrong was I, looks absolutely fantastic :)
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02 Sep 2019 19:40 #213024 by facade
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Very nice, makes me wish I'd hung onto the old one instead of trading it in, I could have built one of those from a kit.

Thre looks to have been a lot of work went into designing and fabricating that.

A few grab handles would finish it off nicely :)

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)
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27 Sep 2019 07:36 #213913 by Bosanek
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Notice that simple flat metal sheet panels are extremely susceptible to vibration (that's why most automotive floors for example are ribbed to partially reduce that effect).

This body needs to be covered with at least 50% surface coverage of self adhesive alubutyl constrained layer damping sheets in order to deal with the issue. Also I think that even aluminium panel seams should be sealed to prevent corrosion (aluminium corrodes, just in a different way than steel).

However, if you don't mind driving in a rattling tin can toy off road, then it's fine without this.

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11 Oct 2019 21:16 #214637 by Boatfixer
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With over three thousand miles on this now we haven't had any problems with rattling or resonant panels. There is actually very little in the way of flat panels unsupported by bends or riveted on components. The main body is largely 4mm thick and aluminium is a very acoustically dead material. I have just helped Bob drive this back from Italy in two days and the only irritating noise was the flapping of the canvas at motorway speeds in a gale. We have used a high corrosion resistant grade of aluminium so our only worry corrosion wise is electrolytic. We have used nylon top hat bushings wherever steel meets aluminium so we think we have a near everlasting vehicle ( we did a lot of work to the chassis whilst it was accessible). Anyway we have just had the next donor vehicle delivered which we hope will be the first of a production run. Would people like to see a thread on building this?

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12 Oct 2019 05:45 #214644 by Lambert
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I would love to see a build thread. I find this sort of thing fascinating.

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12 Oct 2019 07:12 #214645 by Scimike
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Yes please if you can find the time to post. I also find this fascinating and we'll learn a little whilst watching.
Great stuff.

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12 Oct 2019 08:23 #214649 by jackonlyjack
Production run........you say......yes please show us more Boatfixer :)

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12 Oct 2019 09:06 #214653 by Daniel30
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Yes please :)

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