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11 Jun 2019 08:30 #209837 by Lambert
Today I ordered more kingpin bearings from the bigjimny store. And the pas tensioner bearing too. Plenty of work means plenty of maintenance!

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11 Jun 2019 14:38 #209855 by stiffsteve204me
Festoon lamp for the front, interior light arrived today.

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The light fitting pops out from the headlining with ease, .

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The original lamp gave out quite a yellow light.

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The new LED is daylight white, and brighter.

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A five minute job, start to finish.





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12 Jun 2019 15:03 #209890 by JimnyStu
I got rid of that god awful clarion boat anchor that refused to play anything I like to listen to! I didn't bother buying a double din adaptor thing so I'm 3D printing one instead, first run in white PLA to check for fitment next time will be in a more suitable colour.

God these things are naff:


I used to have this in my old Pajero but I never fitted it so due to the extreme power afforded it would slide backwards into the shifter... Here we can see me discovering that HC memory cards don't work but never mind I have plenty more.


Printing the face plate:

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14 Jun 2019 12:37 #209938 by Lambert
Fitting king pin bearings. It is officially one of my least favourite things to do. Not because it is difficult, it isn't. What it is is messy. And greasy. And I'm getting too old for that! Blergh.

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14 Jun 2019 14:58 - 14 Jun 2019 15:02 #209943 by mlines
Took my Jimny to RedMetal Fabrication for some more "upgrading"


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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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15 Jun 2019 15:14 #209984 by RainerK
Installed a new horn and fog lights, finaly.



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15 Jun 2019 16:31 #209988 by Riccy
Been hunting the cause of a worrying shake and rattle sound from the driveline today. I was almost convinced the transfer box bearings were gone so started pulling the props off. Feeling the box as i turned the various inputs/outputs and listening it all sounded ok. Did the same with the gearbox. Checked the oils. No problem found :angry:

Looked further back and found the rear panhard rod adjuster nut was stuck up from where it should be and the rod rattled on the thread. Took it off cut it off (bolt cold-welded itself to the bush insert :-( ). Lots of play in it so pinched the new one destined for Ulysses and fitted that. Need to weld this one to fix it i think, but needs length set first for Ulysses.



Test drive and no difference to the noise :evil:

Another look around under and realised there were some wheel studs missing from the passenger side rear :woohoo: :blink:



Pinched some from an old shaft and welded the buggers in this time :laugh:



Test drive and Yay! its fixed the mystery worrying noises :-)

This goes to prove that the cause of a noise, wobble or vibration can be far from the obvious thing sometimes. Just glad I dont have to rebuild the transfer box!

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17 Jun 2019 11:50 #210052 by NickR
Hi JimnyStu,

This looks interesting! Does this mean you may have a decent 3D model of the Jimny double-DIN aperture? My to-do list includes making some form of surround to neaten up the aperture around the 8" display I have in mine at the moment. Nothing fancy - just to cover non-display parts and match it to the centre stack bezel.

If you do have a 3D model, is it something you may be willing to share...? :)

Nick

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18 Jun 2019 18:48 - 18 Jun 2019 18:49 #210109 by buddhuu
Fitted a pair of Suzuki wind deflectors and finally got round to fitting the Jimnybits roof rack. I put the brackets on a week ago but had to wait for my brother-in-law to crop up and help me lift the rack up there. Damn thing weighs a metaphorical ton.

I had a perfectly good bar-mounted rack on it before but I'm in the middle of a two-stage house move and I'm going to have to get some pretty heavy items up there. I was concerned that the plastic feet on the stock roof rails wouldn't take the punishment, so I got this.

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And whether the skin be black or white as the snow,
Of kith and of kin we are one, be it right, be it wrong,
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20 Jun 2019 19:52 #210172 by yakuza
Changed the bolts fastening the rear seat bottom hinge to the floor, to M8 thumb screws I bought on ebay. Now i can more easily remove the flip-up seat for sleeping on the passenger side.
Slowly turning it into a camper :)

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21 Jun 2019 16:38 #210186 by Scimike
Fitted a light bar, not because I need one, more to make it look a little different to all the Cashcows, Pukes and the rest of the SUVs out in the world. I now have the famous "how to get the cable in" dilemma without resorting to a snorkel. When I've figured it out I'll post some photos.



The sun even came out to have a look!
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21 Jun 2019 17:07 #210187 by Riccy

Scimike wrote: Fitted a light bar, not because I need one, more to make it look a little different to all the Cashcows, Pukes and the rest of the SUVs out in the world. I now have the famous "how to get the cable in" dilemma without resorting to a snorkel. When I've figured it out I'll post some photos.



The sun even came out to have a look!


Nice. You could route the cable in through the back door. Have a look where it meets the roof from above on the hinge side. Its got a big enough gap for a cable to sneak through ;-)

I ran a multi-core SY flex up there, looped it down and in through the door rubber alone. Zero holes drilled. It goes to a junction box on the roof-rack, then connects to various lights that way. The SY flex is because it has a sort of metal armouring layer, and looks pretty :laugh:

you can just see the cable peeking out of the hinge side of the rear door here...

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