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18 May 2020 18:16 #222500 by Lambert

X8GGY wrote: I gave myself the day off yesterday B)

It's been busy in the shop, and I've been working every Wednesday and Sunday on the buggy, so this Sunday I had a nice lie-in, cooked family breakfast, a nice long walk with the dogs, and then caught up with some other things in life, before having a nice steak tea, a few beers and a family movie night...

Back to it on Wednesday though! :woohoo:


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20 May 2020 16:24 #222590 by X8GGY
Good day today... I was keen to get back to it, after having Sunday off ;)



I started "quite quiet" Wednesday by cutting a 3" (75mm?) piece off the end off the snorkel steel 2.5" tube and sanded it nice, and then inserted that into the elbow in the airbox I fitted last week, and then mastic'ed and bolted it in place again...



I then added some more triangulation and some perforated steel plate, this will house the battery lead connectors - must order them! :ohmy:



The battery link cables are here though, so I laid them along the chassis rails front to back and ty-wrapped them in place...



Whilst lying under the buggy doing the cables, I remembered I hadn't fitted these yet... I've had them a while but not got round to them, but that's another "quite quiet job" ;)



Front on, bit fiddly to get the radius arm bolts through, but nice fit...



And the rear... good job there's no oil in the "lunchbox" and TG HD shafts equipped rear axle yet! ;)

Some debate on these on the forum lately, but these came up at a good price via James Priestly, who often sells JimnyBits parts, so I snapped them up, so almost a full set of JB guards now... front and rear shock guards and radius arm mount guards, fuel tank guard, repeater guards yet to be fitted, and now diff guards too... The buggy is running 30" tyres with just a bit (~1.5") of a suspension lift, so guards, lunchbox in the rear and pick my line well when following the bigger Jimnys in the group... lightness and that should get me through, if not the winch comes out to play :lol:



I then finished up tacking all the rear together and then heaved it out into the sunshine to weld it all up...



Not bad considering my failing eyesight! :lol: LOL



And all ready for a nice noisy Sunday with the grinder tidying it all up B)

Chuffed! :woohoo:
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20 May 2020 16:41 #222595 by Riccy
Nice Dave, its all coming together now :-)

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20 May 2020 17:50 #222598 by X8GGY
Aye, thanks, it is coming together...

Soon be out and about? ;)

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20 May 2020 19:15 #222603 by Lambert
Yet more work towards the big finish, you'll be getting the itch to drive it now I guess?

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21 May 2020 05:56 - 21 May 2020 05:57 #222624 by X8GGY
Yup, definitely got the itch to get out and enjoy our beautiful countryside, in the buggy! ;)

I keep thinking progress looks great, but then I remember I have still got the other side to do as well, i.e. the half-door, the back of the body tub and the bonnet / wing / A-pillar tubes, etc, so still plenty to keep me going whilst we (Wales) are still in lockdown...

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23 May 2020 11:42 - 23 May 2020 11:44 #222729 by X8GGY
This week’s ‘’WTF’ is that for?...

A small length of stainless steel seamless tube just turned up in the post... it’s 22mm OD and 19mm ID and is to be used to stop a potential rattle (one for Lambert then?) ;)



Any ideas?

Answer tomorrow’s day in the garage... after I’ve cut it to get two ~30mm lengths of it...

Hmmm...?
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23 May 2020 13:06 #222737 by Soeley
Is it to sleeve the shackle pins, to stop the rattling in the recovery points?

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23 May 2020 13:11 #222738 by Lambert
Stand off tubes for the farm jack to have a poly bush in?

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23 May 2020 14:03 #222740 by X8GGY

Soeley wrote: Is it to sleeve the shackle pins, to stop the rattling in the recovery points?


Laddies and Gentlemen... we have a winner!

Clue was in the background of the photo! ;)

Yes, they are a loose rattle fit, and I always leave the shackles in recovery points and done up real tight with pliers to stop them getting nicked! So no problem having a sleeve in there, and being stainless they won’t rust...

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23 May 2020 15:26 #222742 by Soeley
Yay! I was hoping the shackle in the background was a clue :P

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23 May 2020 15:28 - 23 May 2020 16:23 #222744 by X8GGY
Couple of hours off, so cut and fitted one...



Perfect!

Bit of waterproof grease inside the silencer sleeve and tighten the pin so no-one can steal the shackles! ;)

So, if that helps anyone... it's seamless stainless steel tube readily available reasonably on eBay, and it's 22mm OD (outside diameter) and 19mm ID (internal diameter), such a snug fit that it needs tapping into the holes in the JimnyBits front recovery points... B)
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