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BigJimnyMeet (North) 2024 (12 Jan 2024)


BigJimnyMeet 2024

14th July 2024
Parkwood Nr. Leeds

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× Are you building a Mud Monster or a Pavement Princess??
If so you can have your own thread in this section.
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!

Dave's la(te)st buggy build...

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10 Jan 2021 18:15 #231671 by X8GGY
Yup, couldn't edit it... 

So I copied it... deleted it... and then couldn't re-post it... kept saying "empy post"... so I gave up.... :(

 

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11 Jan 2021 09:50 #231686 by mlines
I can reproduce the issue using your exact message. It does the same for me, blank edited version etc.

However when I generate another message and play with editing it is fine, providing I do not paste in your original content.

I see on the forum support forum that there are reports of inconsistent editing in the current version, I have added a couple of comments into the reported list.

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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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11 Jan 2021 10:46 #231690 by X8GGY
Thanks Martin!

Luckily it wasn't a big update full of photos and my usual ramblings!...

In fact it said I had the day off... ;) So nobody missed anything important :lol:

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11 Jan 2021 11:02 #231692 by mlines
Well there is still something wrong as I have not "cured" anything, just reported it along with some other forum software users who are reporting strange happenings.

Apparently they changed the editor software in this recent update which is clearly an area they need to look at.

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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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13 Jan 2021 15:32 - 13 Jan 2021 15:33 #231767 by X8GGY
No time for the buggy today :(

Life gets in the way sometimes... :laugh:

Whilst having a tidy-up and organising some paperwork in the study though, I did print these off and added them to the inspiration board...

 

I've left thr photo from the rear off for now, I'll take a new photo once the spring spacer is removed ;)

Back to playing with the real thing on Sunday...

Just need to give the kitchen wall and cieling  a third coat of paint where the shower above has leaked a bit :evil:
 
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13 Jan 2021 15:44 - 13 Jan 2021 15:44 #231768 by jackonlyjack
Near side view looks pretty level to me ;) 
So why you removing spring spacer :| 
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13 Jan 2021 16:07 #231771 by X8GGY

jackonlyjack wrote: Near side view looks pretty level to me ;) 
So why you removing spring spacer :| 




This one JOJ ;)
 

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13 Jan 2021 16:09 #231772 by jackonlyjack
What size is the spacer is it for sale ?
Yes thought it looked a bit wonkey from the rear lol 

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13 Jan 2021 16:21 - 13 Jan 2021 17:56 #231773 by X8GGY
Just looking at design / styling cues...

 

The rear diagonal brace replicates the upper edge of the soft-top's little triangular window, so much so I've left the front edge of the window frame in place, it then tries to look a bit like the EX rear stay, but obviously a lot longer. Sourcing the ellipical tube was fun, but I found some in the end! ;) The spare wheel is in a similar place, but angled the other way to improve rear visability... 

 

The bonnet shape and edge (made from oval steel tube bent to suit) has been inspired from staring at the EX, on my first attempt at a Jimny buggy I cut the five oval holes off the original Jimny bonnet, but in this one I left them on, partly so it still resembles it's Jimny donor, and secondly for ease of build. The light bar is a bit of a modern nod to the EX's spotlights... they'd soon be ripped off greenlaning though! ;)

 

The (half-)door shape is a nod towards the UTV's shape... the EX shape would be no good for protecttion from side impacts and the ingree of water when fording streams and rivers, so my Buggy was formed to be a bit more water-tight for our weather and fording ability... and safety / passing inspections...

 

BIG seats filling the cab! B)

 

Wheels and wheel arches... as best as I can copy with alternative available materials... the wheels are 16" Grand Vitara alloys, the arches are reasonably priced lorry mudguards cut in two so that I can make two out of one, so cheap and easily replaced if (when!) they get damaged...

 

Not much of a comparison to the front.. I did think of cutting the front edge of the mudguards / wheel arches back / higher to give it more of a buggy look... 

Mine is solid axle of course, and the EX is IFS...

The bumper-ette had to be considerably wider on mine to cover the chassis ends, etc... and house a number plate which they don't need in the USA, and it also had to have headlights of course, so I opted for the JCB complete unites... Amd the width of the radiator, the chassis rails (with the winch rope tube on top) are alo constraints...

So it's a nod to the design cues of the other two buggies I've taken inspiration from, but building around a Jimny underneath... ;)
 
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13 Jan 2021 16:26 #231774 by X8GGY

jackonlyjack wrote: What size is the spacer is it for sale ?
Yes thought it looked a bit wonkey from the rear lol 

15mm... yours if you want it, I'll be removing it on Sunday ;)

Yes, I wrongly assumed it would need a spacer on top of the rear offside spring... :(
 

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13 Jan 2021 16:32 #231776 by X8GGY
FREE JoJ... just need your address ;)

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