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My 2020 Jimny overlander build

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09 Oct 2020 20:16 #228953 by Chalky the Jimny
Hi all,

I recently bought a 2020 Jimny in white - I plan to trek around the UK and Europe (covid depending).

I spent the last 3 years living out of my land cruiser in Africa (between work) and decided a simpler approach to Europe, and got to satisfy my love for the Jimny.

Meet Chalky_the_Jimny:



My first car many many years ago was a Jimny too - meet Jimmy (2000 model - shot in 2008):



The day I got it:

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09 Oct 2020 20:21 #228954 by Chalky the Jimny
First things first - speaker and grill upgrade.

I also installed the mud flaps (horrible drilling into the bumpers), upgraded the fog lights and indicator coverr.









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09 Oct 2020 20:25 #228955 by Chalky the Jimny
I also added a JimnyStyle drink holder

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10 Oct 2020 05:19 #228960 by Lambert
Welcome to the forum. That's cool. I would love to have the facility to toddle my way round the UK for a few months. Maybe when I retire?

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10 Oct 2020 07:29 #228964 by Scimike
Hi Chalky the Jimny, sounds like a great idea and welcome along.
A few on here have adapted the Jimny as a sleeping wagon, some good ideas floating around.
Lambert - don't wait for retirement if you have any plans, make them happen while you can. Life's not predictable enough to place your dreams in that stage of life.

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10 Oct 2020 08:38 #228971 by Lambert
It's the joy of being a shepherd, I have to put the welfare of my sheep above everything and whilst I may currently be able to count on my parents for a bit of relief on a weekend, a few months is a different matter all together. Also shepherding has a lot to recommend it.

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10 Oct 2020 09:32 #228979 by Soeley
Hello and welcome Chalky, looking forward to see what mods you do to make the Jimny into a micro-camper.

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10 Oct 2020 13:32 #228988 by mikemike39
You've probably seen this but in case someone hasn't..

I think Andrew St Pierre White is a very good story teller, and he is certainly a serious overlander. This is his Jimny overland review

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14 Oct 2020 21:40 #229134 by Chalky the Jimny
Thanks all.

Mike, yeah I've seen it, such a goodie, keep it simple and cruise on!

Thanks for the link though

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16 Oct 2020 08:16 #229153 by Chalky the Jimny
Busy week for me.

I've changed the DRL to the LED spec ones, much better look:




I then wired in the dash cam cabling behind the trim. Still waiting for a fuse plug to cable into the system so I don't need to use the 12v port for it all the time.



I had the rear windows tinted to keep my gear out of sight - I used protint Leamington spa and happy with their work



I added the defogger cable covers from Jimnystyle and a sneaky Instagram handle sticker -


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16 Oct 2020 08:21 #229154 by Chalky the Jimny
Next up I added the protector strip in the cargo bay, would have way preferred black or white but hey yo



I added the wind deflectors and side protectors. Tough job, considering the weather requirements and being in the uk..... Also getting that side protector straight was a mission.

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16 Oct 2020 08:24 #229155 by Chalky the Jimny
I'm not a fan of the wheel cover supplied, so I removed it and ordered a hub cap center from Suzuki.

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