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Re:Little Jim out of surgery

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17 Jul 2020 22:38 #225257 by me101
Hi, got Little Jim back on Monday, and had a day off yesterday to finish bits off. With all the rust, he had to have a face transplant. All gone well, so should be solid for a few months at least!
A few pics on here
www.clsdoncaster.com/post/little-jim-in-surgery

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18 Jul 2020 09:31 #225269 by Lambert
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Always good to see another Jimny rescue. Better than a trip to the shredder.

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18 Jul 2020 11:06 #225272 by sniper
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Nice work, good to see them being restored and maintained to a high standard.

They may be the end of an era with the Jimny and become quite sought after in good condition.

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18 Jul 2020 20:58 #225295 by Soeley

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18 Jul 2020 21:11 #225296 by me101
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Part of me thought I should learn to weld, but then part of me thought it is a waste of time when nothing to weld to! Given it a run to work tonight as it has been stood a while. Booked in to garage in a couple of weeks for A/C regas and new bearings in the rear axle (hopefully stop the noise). Lets see what the next problem turns out to be......

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19 Jul 2020 12:25 #225319 by Reason2doubt
Glad to see the Jimny is out of surgery and looking good.

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19 Jul 2020 23:04 - 19 Jul 2020 23:05 #225368 by lookonimages

me101 wrote: Hi, got Little Jim back on Monday, and had a day off yesterday to finish bits off. With all the rust, he had to have a face transplant. All gone well, so should be solid for a few months at least


That looks like serious rust. You have any idea what most contributed to the rust.

How old is the jimny

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19 Jul 2020 23:56 #225372 by me101
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Hi, got no idea on why it was so bad. It is a 2007, with about 57k on it. I have owned for 3 years and only the 2nd owner. Serviced every year regardless of miles by previous owner so has in theory been looked after. Doesn't have the usual boot rot though! To look at it from the outside, you would have no idea it was this bad.
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20 Jul 2020 08:42 #225378 by RainerK
Spray zinc coating, especially on paint is not a very good corrosion protection. This would be just another layer that hopefully binds to the grounding, and does not upset the grounding. (Hot dip zinc galvanizing is pretty good, but there is a direct binding to the steel.)

Now that the front is reassembled, I would put some corrosion protection fat, oil, or wax into and around all the welding connections and maybe all over your new front before the rusting starts again.

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20 Jul 2020 10:42 #225386 by jackonlyjack
If i was to ever fit a front panel,i would paint it then go round it with seam sealer
Then paint again ;)
Just far to many water traps on spot welded panels :(

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20 Jul 2020 19:33 #225400 by me101
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I'm sure he said zinc, or that may have been another topic. He knows what he is doing, so trust him.

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21 Jul 2020 12:43 #225429 by Reason2doubt
Agreed! Paint, paint paint.

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