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26 Jul 2013 20:49 #78289 by Decalwizard
Once you get bitten nicho you can stop feeding the habit :blush:

Just sent the drawings to MCB4x4 for the Rotopax fuel can rack to be made and powder coated, i made a drawing of the rack and photoshopped a picture so you can see where they go.




Going to get on this week fitting the 2" spring spacers and front and rear shock extensions i bought off Dalby..

Its coming together nicely now ;)

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27 Jul 2013 08:48 #78312 by JerseyJimny
That's going to put a lot of weight on the rear door you sure the hinges are up to it?

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27 Jul 2013 09:13 - 27 Jul 2013 09:30 #78313 by Decalwizard

JerseyJimny wrote: That's going to put a lot of weight on the rear door you sure the hinges are up to it?


Yeah shouldn't be a problem, the fuel tanks are only 1 US Gallon (3.8lts) not big 20ltr Jerrys. These cans are only:- 34 cms Tall x 25cms Wide x 8 cms Deep

If they can stick a 20ltr can and a 5kg gas bottle on the back door like the one below, I think I will be safe ;)



This was my other mounting option:-


Trouble is with this sort of thing its all trial and error, I didnt expect the arches to rub with the narrower tyres on. Even though i found the cars fulcrum point so I could displace the weight better, it still did not go to plan :whistle:

The Jim is not the best vehicle to mount things too, The square green oval thingy's have lots of flat panels to bolt anything to. I have seen the extents people have gone to just to mount a shovel, everything is a little hit and miss :laugh:

I have a good friend making some uprated springs for me as we speak, they are the same lengths as the originals just beefier, couple them with the spring spacers and shock spacers i got off Dalby and a few mad hours with the Air Saw I should overcome that problem..

The next project is to make a matching overland trailer using a jim back axle, the same alloys as on the car. This will house the 2 leisure batteries and all the weighty stuff to keep the bulk of it out of the car..

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27 Jul 2013 16:53 #78342 by JerseyJimny
The trailer is a good idea look into using a NATO hitch as they twist and are a lot more secure then normal hitches

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28 Jul 2013 08:56 - 28 Jul 2013 08:58 #78387 by nicho
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sumet else i thought of doing is this.
The next project is to make a matching overland trailer using a jim back axle, the same alloys as on the car. This will house the 2 leisure batteries and all the weighty stuff to keep the bulk of it out of the car..

i got a trailer tent that weighs 350kg n thought about putting a rear axle on it like this n matching wheels.





03 plate, + 2 inch kap springs, es3000 shocks, offset wheels, Malatesta Kaiman 215 80 15s, rear shock relocators. k&n pannel filter.trimmed arches and bumpers.big jimny shock nuts bolts.disco steering damper.
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28 Jul 2013 09:49 #78393 by Decalwizard
That will be ace Nico if you can pull it off, I was thinking of an ex-trailer tent as a base to work off..

I agree with you JJ the Nato hitch is the best by far. I thought of a sankey trailer to use also.

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28 Jul 2013 12:51 #78414 by darthloachie

Decalwizard wrote: I thought of a sankey trailer to use also.


theres a few cheap ones on ebay at the moment

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28 Jul 2013 20:58 #78486 by mudman
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i thought about doing the very same thing before with the very same tent manly as my dad already has the tent :lol:

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30 Jul 2013 13:42 #78595 by mudman
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Decalwizard wrote: That will be ace Nico if you can pull it off, I was thinking of an ex-trailer tent as a base to work off..

I agree with you JJ the Nato hitch is the best by far. I thought of a sankey trailer to use also.

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you could try making your own version of the ozhitch

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30 Jul 2013 17:09 #78612 by Decalwizard
Thats a clever looking hitch buddy, I think the UEV490 has the same hitch on it. I would love one of them puppies but not at $50,000

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30 Jul 2013 17:31 - 30 Jul 2013 17:41 #78615 by nicho
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just a pic for ideas. :)

o n this on i thought about when someone were on about ur hinges might not be up to it.

03 plate, + 2 inch kap springs, es3000 shocks, offset wheels, Malatesta Kaiman 215 80 15s, rear shock relocators. k&n pannel filter.trimmed arches and bumpers.big jimny shock nuts bolts.disco steering damper.
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30 Jul 2013 18:50 #78622 by Decalwizard
This is what got my attention, KAP Suzuki do these as a modification using the rascal pickup bed. I was thinking of the rear end of a Jimny with axle and using the same bed.



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