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16 Jul 2020 09:51 - 16 Jul 2020 09:52 #225158 by X8GGY

Having turned the buggy round and thought about the enormity of what’s left to do...
  • The other side of the rear of the cab needs boxing in the same as the driver’s side
    The passenger door top needs boxing in half done
    The front ‘wing’ and battery / washer mounts need making half done
    The A-pillar tube needs shaping and fitting
    The snorkel needs finishing off
    The tree wires need finishing off
    The doors need new door cards making with door pull handles
    The mirror guards need finishing and fitting
    The inside needs bed liner
    The outside all needs a light sanding and final paint
    All the wiring needs doing to the lights
    A new clutch needs fitting (noisy thrust bearing)
    The engine needs a new radiator, belts, plugs, etc...
    A new windscreen needs fitting
    MOT Inspection

... so realistically I’m not going to make the mid-August trip with the lads...

... so I’m now aiming for the BigJimny Meet in October! B)


Hmmm, just realised the BigJimny Meet is only TEN weeks away! I’d better get cracking! And prioritise what needs doing, and what can wait for later?... mirror guards for instance!
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19 Jul 2020 16:42 - 19 Jul 2020 16:52 #225324 by X8GGY
Slightly odd day today.. Brett's "Jimny Jaunts" group are up in the Lake District... and I'm not there :( I'm in the garage trying to get the buggy finished so I can rejoin his group soon... :)

I started the day with the box section door post -



Sat supported by an axle stand, I marked the outline of the door, and then marked outside of that for where it would eventually fit once the box had been trimmed to go around the door hinges and the contour of the body...



Something like that...



Pop it out with a special engineering (wood) chisel! ;)



Inspiration arrives from my lovely wife ;) B) (in my Jimny mug no-less)



Carry on cutting, test-fitting, marker pen, cutting, etc....

Get it right, and then start welding it up... 2" of weld later.... :(



Ran out of welding wire!! Got gas, now no flipping wire! :laugh: In the house, order it online from Halfords (they do have their uses) and collect an hour later...

Then get back, crack on, and forget to take any photos!!! D'Oh! :(

Anyway...



Door post finished, welded in, wing top "bent" box section cut to length and welded in too, and A-pillar tube cut to length at the bottom end..



And snorkel and mudguard template popped in place...



Blimey! :blink: That was close! (Luck or good planning and measuring... you decide ;) )



Just about lines up with the door line ;) Hmmm, maybe it was good planning and measuring then ;)



I HATE snorkel's (heads)... I know they have their place on 4x4s and protect the engine from drinking water, but they always stick out to high and wide, ready for them pesky trees to step out into the 'lane and try and steal them! ;) :woohoo:



Add the tree wire and wing mount for a look...



Hmmm, it's still in the line of fire... even a branch sweeping up that stainless helicopter winch wire is goign to steal that snorkel head! :lol:



Hence, the original idea (photoshop'ed? NOooo! ;) ) of lowering the snorkel head out of the way, and hiding the angle of the snorkel head that's really designed for a D*f*nd*r!... :whistle:

Plus, by the time any water hits that snorkel head I'd have drowned anyway! :laugh: :lol: :laugh:

We'll see... ;)

Hope the rest of the lads had a good time in the Lake Distruct and all got back safely and under their own steam... I'll be back with you all soon! ;)
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19 Jul 2020 20:21 #225358 by kirkynut
I'm intrigued Dave - why have you put the snorkel on the other side of the car to the airbox?

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19 Jul 2020 21:00 #225363 by Riccy

I'm intrigued Dave - why have you put the snorkel on the other side of the car to the airbox?

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I was wondering the same thing, or have you a grand plan for a turbo? :laugh:

We missed you on the lakes weekender mate, some great lanes and light incidents on both days including broken transfer mount & snapped transfer stick on saturday to one car. Winches out 2 times saturday and once on sunday. We had 1 car in slip into a ditch (winch out again & lost wing mirror) and finally a snapped off CB aerial courtesy of Eversley :blink: Nothing horrendous, but I will let Brett explain all in the blog...

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19 Jul 2020 21:32 #225365 by X8GGY
No particular reasoning...?

..other than I'd already done the driver's side before pondering the snorkel... so it ended up on the passenger side?...

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19 Jul 2020 21:36 - 19 Jul 2020 21:38 #225366 by Riccy
www.aliexpress.com/item/32872027826.html

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EDIT: but yours isnt a M series engine is it?

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20 Jul 2020 08:17 #225381 by Paul_sterling
Dave,

silly suggestion, but is it worth combining the left hand front roll bar with the snorkel, so that it does both? that way it isn't limiting vision too much on that side.

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20 Jul 2020 09:11 #225384 by X8GGY
Thanks Paul... a good thought, but it’s all bought and cut to size now... ;)

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20 Jul 2020 19:05 #225402 by Rhinoman

$2.999 !


Plus delivery.

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20 Jul 2020 23:02 #225407 by X8GGY

$2.999 !


Plus delivery.


And Import Duty / VAT / Carrier "Handling Charge" :blink:

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23 Jul 2020 08:20 - 23 Jul 2020 08:23 #225495 by X8GGY
Yesterday, not much time, but did get the rear mudguard fitted -



Rear bracket



Front bracket



Mudguard trimmed to fit



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