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13 Feb 2017 11:13 #177968 by jimcraig
been reading quite a few threads and builds on here and have seen a few australian jims getting around so i thought why the heck not do a write up?

Im 17 and I live in victoria, australia. My first car is a jimny and I'm so happy with it you could say the bug has bitten! Its a 98 JLX model and has done 100K kms. It was bone stock when I bought it about 6 months ago and although progress is slow with school and only part time work, i am getting stuff done on it.

This was when i first got the jim


My front bar which i got for $80. Im considering cutting the hoop off but I'm not sure about. You can also see my spotties which i got for free.


A small tailgate table that i whipped up in a few minutes after finding some stuff lying around the shed


and who said you need muddies to get muddy!


I'm currently in the process of finishing off a custom roof rack that I've made, as well as wiring in new spotlights and a new head unit.




all I've gotta do now is weld on some light bar mounts on the front of the rack, mount my shovel racks and i should be good to go.

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13 Feb 2017 16:53 #177972 by 1066Boy
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Welcome to the club. Keep up the good work mate. :)

Jimny JLX Facelift model 2005.
Kashmir Blue Pearl Metallic.
2" lift with Procomp Es1000 shocks.
Diff and transfer box guards from Jimnybits.
215/75/15 General Grabber x3's
and a driver called Allan (1066Boy)

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13 Feb 2017 17:21 #177974 by ant0
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I'm envious of the metalwork you guys can legally mount on the front of your cars over there.

2010 SZ4 bought 2016 bog standard then: modulars -30 & AT's, roofrack, de-badged, window deflectors, rear seats out & floored, 1.5" lift kit, Xtrons d.din Android stereo and 4x 4" speakers, LED lights front/rear on roofrack.

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13 Feb 2017 18:01 #177979 by Daniel30
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Yeah that's mad 'max style' :) :)

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13 Feb 2017 20:42 #177992 by jimcraig
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ant0 wrote: I'm envious of the metalwork you guys can legally mount on the front of your cars over there.


It is quite handy, but if my car had airbags I wouldn't be able to mount a homemade bar it would have to be a commercially tested and engineered bar

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13 Feb 2017 20:48 - 13 Feb 2017 20:50 #177993 by jimcraig
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Thanks for the replies boys

Bought a few goodies online this morning

eBay snorkel


Also bought a compressor, snatch strap and a wiring harness for my light bar as I don't have time to make one from scratch at the moment

I'm starting to plan my rear storage area, I'm not sure if I want a big single draw that I can divide into segments to keep stuff organised or just a big flat floor all the way to the seats for max carrying capacity

What's everyone's thoughts on this?
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14 Feb 2017 05:18 #178000 by Lambert
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I have a ply half tray in mine with plastic boxes on that rubber mesh anti slip matting stuff, works a bit like thunderbird 2, different boxes for different jobs or empty for maximum volume.

It's not a Jimny. It's my Jimny

Mooo said Ermintrude (black)
Boing said Zebedee (blue automatic)
Hello said Florence (silver gv 2.4)

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15 Feb 2017 01:09 - 15 Feb 2017 01:11 #178017 by jimcraig
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11/60 wrote: I have a ply half tray in mine with plastic boxes on that rubber mesh anti slip matting stuff, works a bit like thunderbird 2, different boxes for different jobs or empty for maximum volume.


I was thinking something like that would work well. Im still caught between the two though because if i made a draw, I could easily mount some 6x9 speakers in the back, possibly a second battery among other electrics e.g. inverter and usb ports for charging.

I've been bored at school lately so I have been drawing up a possible design for some rear draws.



all of the components are separated in the photo but you get the idea, so its got a single draw 630mm deep, then a storage compartment behind the draw which has a lid that would be on a hinge. You can see the holes for some 6x9s in the back of the draw.

probably nothing new here haha just got bored so i decided to draw it up

Mind you I could probably just try both the materials shouldn't cost that much, especially just for a flat floor
Last edit: 15 Feb 2017 01:11 by jimcraig.

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15 Feb 2017 08:53 #178018 by Daniel30
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You should install component speakers in the front and add a small active subwoofer in between the holes for you 6 x 9's that would sound really nice, or just install some speakers in the side back panels and sub in the middle ;)

Nice drawing :)
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15 Feb 2017 11:09 #178021 by jimcraig
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I was looking to upgrade the front speakers too so that would work a treat.

Thanks fusion 360 makes it pretty easy it's a great app :D

I also found today when I took off my drivers side tyre that there was two severed vacuum lines (I think)



I then noticed my hubs are locked in even though the lines were severed, so it looks like I've been driving around with my hubs locked for the past 6 months. Oops.

Looks like I'll be fitting manual hubs in the near future!

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15 Feb 2017 12:10 #178023 by Daniel30
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Yeah I'd get the hubs sorted soon :silly:

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15 Feb 2017 22:53 - 15 Feb 2017 22:55 #178045 by jimcraig
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Having the hubs locked has no serious consequences though does it (as long as my front diff has fluid lol)? I can only think of it affecting fuel efficiency

At least my vac hubs wont fail when I'm on the tracks!
Last edit: 15 Feb 2017 22:55 by jimcraig.

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