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Kirkynut's Jimny (aka Daddy's Tractor) - The Evolution continues...

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18 Jan 2021 05:24 #231898 by Lambert
And then when you are tired of spending every rest day fixing the discovery and the family aren't interested in off road adventure anymore you will be back.

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20 Jan 2021 09:05 #231974 by helijohn

Unfortunately chaps, I'll not be back.

The shell is very rotten and the chassis is cracked. 
I'll pop in here and keep an eye on Lambert every now and then I'm sure!

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This seems a bit incredible. Am I confused.  One minute you are slaving away on the motor and then it becomes a rot box.
A later Disco appeals to me but I found the Pajero a very hard act to follow, in fact impossible to replace.  Interestingly you do not seem to hanker after the latest Jimny.

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25 Jan 2021 19:41 - 25 Jan 2021 19:44 #232179 by kirkynut
I wish I'd checked the condition of it before buying the last lot of tyres and the brake parts John.

It was a rot box I'm afraid.

Still, it lives on, albeit on a Land Rover Discovery chassis:




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26 Jan 2021 04:19 #232191 by Lambert
Best of both worlds, land rover mechanical reliability coupled with Japanese corrosion resistance. Oh hang on, not Best. The other thing.

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26 Jan 2021 09:21 #232203 by helijohn

I wish I'd checked the condition of it before buying the last lot of tyres and the brake parts John.

It was a rot box I'm afraid.

Still, it lives on, albeit on a Land Rover Discovery chassis:

 

As a matter of fact that sounds like a good plan.   Back in the day I wanted to put my SJ in to a kit car.  There was a kit made for the SJs but I forget the name just now. It was called something that make me think of a rocket.    It was fairly costly so I  never got around to doing it and TBH I regret it. It would still have been a Suzuki though and I have to say apart from the fact the SJ was not automatic it was THE Suzuki and nothing Suzuki has made since has lived up to its appeal though the old Vitara was close.

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26 Jan 2021 19:15 #232223 by Groundworker

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26 Jan 2021 22:35 #232238 by helijohn

Was it the Blitz?

Yes I think it was.

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26 Jan 2021 23:01 #232239 by Groundworker
There was a half finished one on eBay the other day
I'm surprised no one has made something similar for the Jimny, with the amount that rot it's the ideal solution.
Blitz still show it on their website, just says it's no longer available.

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28 Jan 2021 20:06 #232299 by HG0606
Sorry to hijack the thread, i have a blitz sj thats just having a new chassis fitted- i reckon the body wouldn't be far off fitting a jimny chassis wth a few mods - the thought had crossed my mind..... unless anyone else fancies the project as i'd sell the blitz body bits on their own....

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28 Jan 2021 22:49 #232303 by helijohn

There was a half finished one on eBay the other day
I'm surprised no one has made something similar for the Jimny, with the amount that rot it's the ideal solution.

Blitz still show it on their website, just says it's no longer available.

I had my SJ for well over 20 years and the chassis was great but the body had gone around the wheel arches and it had about three sets of bumpers which made it a Blitz candidate.

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16 Feb 2021 08:27 #232827 by kirkynut
Looks like more progress has been made in putting my old shell on the Disco chassis!

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