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Vehicles (17 Jan 2019)

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MilkyRon's Very Modest Modifications

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24 Mar 2019 19:17 #205010 by MilkyRon
Picked my new Jimny up last week. Managed to find a nice 2006 model with 55K miles, full undercoating, new kingpins, recent pad and disk replacement and generally really clean for the age. Here it is in all it's glory:



Success! The dog fits.



When I bought it, it had tyres from 4 different manufactures fitted. First 'modification' was 5 Hankook Dynapro RF10 in 195/80/15




Having spent years thinking about getting one, I've not been disappointing, in fact I've been pleasantly surprised. I drove it home on the first day 60 miles on the motorway, it held 70mph comfortably with still some pull left to overtake. The handling is spot on, as long as you have realistic expectations. The stereo isn't even as bad as I thought it was going to be. So far, I'm chuffed to bits with it and I'm looking forward to slowly bankrupting myself as I add more and more things to it that I nor the car really need.

Ta, MilkyRon
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24 Mar 2019 20:47 #205023 by Lambert
Nice!

It's not a Jimny. It's my Jimny

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25 Mar 2019 07:17 #205031 by Max Headroom
A BigJimny welcome to the forums Ron!

Pleased top see youre happy that the pooch fits. Dont let him/her do back-seat driving though!


IF IT AINT BROKE, KEEP FIXING IT UNTIL IT IS

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08 Apr 2019 20:38 #205725 by MilkyRon
One thing that had really been bugging me about my Jim since I picked it up


As you can see, someone had decided the spare wheel mount would look better in silver. They didn't do the most professional of jobs...



Off came the mount and out came the angle grinder and wire sanding disks. Top tip: When using wire disks, it's best to avoid sanding anything at groin height. After removing the molten hot, razor sharp wires from my gentleman's area I moved onto some sand paper and elbow grease. The pictures probably don't do it justice but it was an absolute mess.

After all that work I probably should have put a bit more effort into the painting stage but Hammerite was all I had to hand and I was running out of weekend.

The end result



Unfortunately, there was some surface rust on the boot door under the mount, I cleaned it up as best as I could and added a layer of ACF-50 to try to prevent any further spread. A job for another weekend, maybe.
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09 Apr 2019 06:50 #205743 by kirkynut
Welcome along.

I'm glad you and your dog like it!

Kirkynut

The underdog often starts the fight, and occasionally the upper dog deserves to win - Edgar Watson Howe.

My Jimny Thread Here: www.bigjimny.com/index.php/forum/8-my-ji...on-continues?start=0

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