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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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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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21 Jun 2019 17:45 #210188 by RainerK
@ykuza: Couls you post a picture? Thank you!

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01 Jul 2019 19:26 - 01 Jul 2019 19:27 #210495 by Scimike
Thanks for your suggestion Riccy, running the cable to the rear was on the cards if getting it in via the A pillar turned out to be impossible.
However today I investigated the possibility and went for it with my drill. Yes you can get a cable in via the aerial mount without damaging anything.

The following pictures show the hole position, I am just waiting for my cable to turn up, already pulled through a mains flex cable as a tester.
Going to use an XT30 connector to allow disconnection and profile Ariel mount plastic for a better exit angle, sealing with black silcaflex.

Hole position from top



Screw driver inserted just to show angle of hole as drilled. This clears both the Ariel important bits and the bodywork.



Will post more pictures as I wire it up.
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02 Jul 2019 15:14 - 02 Jul 2019 15:16 #210512 by Scimike
Today I made the light bar switch mount using the " I don't know what it's for blanking button", mounted switch and fused relay. Just waiting for my 12v red / Black cable to arrive and I have working light bar. It's cheap and Chinese, I'll report back with any issues, but so far so good.

Switch and drilled Jimny blanking button.


All fitted ready, pleased with the look even if I do say so myself :laugh:
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02 Jul 2019 17:03 #210516 by Riccy
Nice work B)

The blanking button is for heated seats I think :unsure:

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03 Jul 2019 12:14 #210546 by stiffsteve204me
Drove it in a neep field. :lol: :lol:






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04 Jul 2019 21:35 #210636 by Max Headroom
A very neat looking solution to your light-bar switch Scimike.

Today I finally fitted a fastback roof on mine. I'd bought it a while ago and its been sitting around. but I needed to get the main hood off the car to do some repairs to it;. the monsoon hoods are ok, but they arent great.

For anyone thinking of a fastback roof, If you have small kids, they can still use the seats in the back but the headrests will be need to be taken out. An adult would find it cramped.

My main reason for fitting this is that its much less fabric to fold up when you want the roof open, and as my name Max Headroom implies, I like the roof open a lot! I also think it looks quite funky when the roof is up :) B)



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05 Jul 2019 03:53 #210644 by Lambert
Very smart.

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06 Jul 2019 15:15 #210716 by Max Headroom
Thanks Lambert

There seems to be slightly less wind-noise with this fitted compared to the standard hood


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