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24 Jul 2011 19:28 #19452 by Halford
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Hi David

can't comment with 100% certainty as haven't tried it out yet, :unsure:

but when I got them fitted, I first had the front nearside put on, then had them fully jack up the front offside and tried lock to lock and there was no catching. So in theory it's OK, but it hasn't been tested in anger.

;)

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28 Jul 2011 08:25 #19625 by ooky_123
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mcjimny wrote:

Halford wrote:


I've never seen that one before, thats awesome!


Oooo .. I like the look of that ..... Not sure of the arches, although it does give it an egressive kind of look.

Loving the front bumper setup ..

Former owner of Little "Ooky", who has now started a new life in Shetland

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28 Jul 2011 14:30 #19631 by mcjimny
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apologies for hijacking the thread, but i think the front end is the best feature, it looks factory where some hd bumpers look a bit "stuck on".

I think the one above and this( forums.offipalsta.com/showthread.php?t=48063&page=6 )are the best 2 builds out there.

Black Jimny's don't get stuck!

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28 Jul 2011 17:41 #19640 by Halford
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yeh David I do like that one. B)

today made a quick removable satnav mount using a "finger plate" - £2.65 from local timber shop

two shaped sides made out of a piece of 4"x1" fence board
with a strengthening runner

stapled on some leatherette I'd had for years

sit's in the cubby solid as a rock

and gives good hidden storage when parking up

;)
Tomorrow's project - DIY "ladder roof rack" :unsure:

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29 Jul 2011 14:16 #19667 by Halford
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Todays project - ladder roof-rack :blink:
materials:

5 off 4"x1"x6' fence boards
1 off 3"x1.5"x12' fence rail
1 box 2" decking screws
total £15.00
optional - sandpaper & decking oil




it's a bit heavy - bit lighter than a pallet, but some of the wood's wet, will let it dry out and treat with decking oil to keep the water out

works a treat, bulky heavy items simply slide into position without the risk of body damage - well pleased. :)

also doubles up as a sledge should the Jim ever go bellyup and acts as an emergency escape raft :dry:

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30 Jul 2011 08:53 #19716 by adamatdraycott
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@ Halford - How much do you think you would have to cut off the mudflap spacers to stop the AT2's catching? I looked at my standards yesterday and pretty sure i'll need to modify my flaps

I fitted my flaps 12months ago and so pretty confident i'll be able to remove everything

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30 Jul 2011 16:25 #19723 by Halford
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Hi Adam
The spacer is approx 32mm - if you cut them down to 20mm it will be fine, you could even take more off it just depends on how the flap behaves.

Why not first take the spacer out and push the flap back to see how it looks, you may be able to take more off.

Don't forget to copper-slip them so you can get them off again in several years times.:pinch:
;)

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08 Aug 2011 06:48 #20048 by adamatdraycott
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Halford wrote: Hi Adam
The spacer is approx 32mm - if you cut them down to 20mm it will be fine, you could even take more off it just depends on how the flap behaves.

Why not first take the spacer out and push the flap back to see how it looks, you may be able to take more off.

Don't forget to copper-slip them so you can get them off again in several years times.:pinch:
;)


They are fitted and no catching at all!
Come within about an inch... so may catch when offroad, but will have to see!

Will update My Jimny section when i have photos!

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08 Aug 2011 18:01 - 08 Aug 2011 18:01 #20080 by Halford
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cool B) but weird :unsure:
but then I thought it strange when it only caught on one side of my truck - but it drives fine (straight and true), and I've a full history - wonder if anyone can think of reason as to why mine catches on one side side and not the other :huh:
Last edit: 08 Aug 2011 18:01 by Halford.

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08 Aug 2011 18:33 #20086 by adamatdraycott
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Mine looks like a fairly even gap either side, obviously lock to lock.

Maybe your problem might be something as simple as the mud flap brackets being slightly misaligned?
Getting some cleaner on the tyres transforms the look of the truck! looks rather pimp now B)

I got those sunshades too, look and fit great! No need for tinting!
Really need to get some photos taken and uploaded!

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08 Aug 2011 20:14 #20097 by Halford
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cheers Adam - yeh, I'll take off the other front flap and check it out - sure it'll look better instead of only one front flap :S

had a great time the other day with the AT2's in the flash floods, around every bend on the road it was like going through a ford, literally bow waves in front of the Jimny - the tyres were great, no aquaplaning at all, total confidence in them.

looking forward to your pics and details of the shades, can you see through with them down or are they totally blackout (maybe a daft question, but I've never seen them before)..

Getting a stainless steel exhaust back box fitted on Thursday, my local Suzuki Dealer quoted £260.80 incl VAT for genuine part with a few weeks lead time :lol: :lol: :lol: :blink: Haven't bothered checking out KwikKrap or ATS, and have seen £50 options on Fleebay, but had already decided to go S/S. Appears to be known issue that back boxes rot through, specifically when doing short trips - like 4 mile trips to work and dog taxi services. Will upload pics on Friday
;)

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11 Aug 2011 17:01 #20193 by Halford
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new S/S exhaust back box fitted today

the old OEM Suzuki one (ONLY 4 years old) :angry:


apparently the OEM ones are made with the lowest possible grade steel
and they charge £260.80 fitted
no better than an aftermarket one for £50/£60

the original is still on our 2000 Toyota Rav4 - apparently they use the best grade steel.

so had a custom S/S powerflow made up with 50mm 304 grade tubing
lifetime guarantee £170 all-in
chose a quiet one, but it does sound nice - bit of a bass growl :)
now thinking I might have liked a not so quiet one :evil:


guess what truck the fitter had :woohoo:

he made the snorkel in 2 hours and was a lot cheaper than a plastic one

happy bunny ;)

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