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Dave's "S200KYS" Jimny 'laner Build...

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05 Apr 2014 14:51 - 19 Nov 2015 12:47 #111324 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits created the topic: Dave's "S200KYS" Jimny 'laner Build...
So, I just bought a "new" Grand Vitara -



(which is having a 40mm lift, Yokohama Geolandar ATs and 20mm wheel spacers... of course!) ;)

So, that leaves my current daily driver Jimny -



... to be the next project! (the Buggy is therefore delayed some more, again :blush: )...

The Jimny already has a 2" lift on it and standard size Maxxis Trepadors, but I want to re-build it with 'laning in mind, so the intended spec' is :-

3" JimnyBits Springs, Shocks, CC'ed Radius Arms, Panhards
ORA Winch Bumper (they've supplied it bare so I can have it silver powdercoated to match the o2 trim)
Warrior 9000HS (High Speed) winch with plasma, with remote control installed in it
SJ410 transfer box in cradle (thanks to Vitara-Mad!) to correct the gearing for the
Malatesta Kobra tyres in 235/75/15 (will steal them off the Vitara towards the end of the build)
ORA-supplied Roll Hoop, Cross-Brace and Stays (it's a soft-top with a hard-top after all)
Rear ARB Air-Locker (was intended for the front of the buggy)
Front LSD (coming out of the Vitara towards the end of the build)

More soon as the build commences...
Last Edit: 19 Nov 2015 12:47 by Bits4Vits.

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05 Apr 2014 15:26 - 05 Apr 2014 15:35 #111326 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Here's the 410 Box in a homemade cradle -



I managed to get a new-old-stock intermediary prop off eBay too B)

And this is the winch bumper, but in silver to match my Jimny -



And the lift kit -



Blue hoses to match the Jimny too! lol B)
Last Edit: 05 Apr 2014 15:35 by Bits4Vits.
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05 Apr 2014 16:07 #111330 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Forgot, as they're already fitted -

ORA / Terrafirma Steering Damper
Safari Snorkel
Rear Suzuki Hard-Top Section (front is still soft-top - incase we get a summer!)

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05 Apr 2014 16:37 #111336 by gaz3359
gaz3359 replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Will look great when its done ! Are you keeping zuhkini or that one going the journey ? Follow your blogs which are a great read !

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05 Apr 2014 16:44 - 05 Apr 2014 16:45 #111337 by TomDK
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Bits4Vits wrote: So, I just bought a "new" Grand Vitara -



(which is having a 40mm lift, Yokohama Geolandar ATs and 20mm wheel spacers... of course!) ;)

So, that leaves my current daily driver Jimny -



... to be the next project! (the Buggy is therefore delayed some more, again :blush: )...

The Jimny already has a 2" lift on it and standard size Maxxis Trepadors, but I want to re-build it with 'laning in mind, so the intended spec' is :-

3" JimnyBits Springs, Shocks, CC'ed Radius Arms, Panhards
ORA Winch Bumper (they've supplied it bare so I can have it silver powdercoated to match the o2 trim)
Warrior 9000HS (High Speed) winch with plasma, with remote control installed in it
SJ410 transfer box in cradle (thanks to Vitara-Mad!) to correct the gearing for the
Malatesta Kobra tyres in 235/75/15 (will steal them off the Vitara towards the end of the build)
ORA-supplied Roll Hoop, Cross-Brace and Stays (it's a soft-top with a hard-top after all)
Rear ARB Air-Locker (was intended for the front of the buggy)
Front LSD (coming out of the Vitara towards the end of the build)

More soon as the build commences...


You really should consider a Goodwinch TDS winch instead of that Warrior winch, unless it's already on the shelf :)

Would like to hear more about that buggy. Is it a space-frame buggy, built from scratch ?

+3" Trail Master. Fox 8.0" R/R shocks. ORA HD winchbumper. Warn M8274 Ox-motor + Hellfire gears, Delta-Tek mainshaft and freespool, overvolted. 33/9.5 R16 Silverstone Extreme. 5.14:1 ratio SJ transferbox in RW cradle. OMP rollcage.
Last Edit: 05 Apr 2014 16:45 by TomDK.

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05 Apr 2014 20:00 #111373 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...

gaz3359 wrote: Will look great when its done ! Are you keeping zuhkini or that one going the journey ? Follow your blogs which are a great read !


Yes, sort of... I'm keeping Zukhini whilst I build the Jimny up... but then at the end I'll be stealing the wheels and tyres, front LSD, my waterproof bucketseat, and CB out of Zukhini and fitting them into the Jimny... the Vit will then be retired as it's already got 128k on the clock!

TomDK wrote: You really should consider a Goodwinch TDS winch instead of that Warrior winch, unless it's already on the shelf :)

Would like to hear more about that buggy. Is it a space-frame buggy, built from scratch ?


Warrior winch is sat here as it was destined for the buggy...

The buggy is my old Vitara "Stealth" that's had an NCF Outbak kit car cage added to the top -



www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/stealth-outbak-buggy/blog_234.html

Also, ironically, bought from "Vitara-Mad" on here...

So that's got a rear lockright, crawler box, and a Calmini "Anvil" front axle to go on...

But I've stolen the ARB for it... and the winch... ;)

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05 Apr 2014 20:12 #111382 by mlines
mlines replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
I know you would not resist the lure of a Jimny!

I look forward to the laning pictures with a cohort of Jimnys

:)

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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14 Apr 2014 14:15 - 14 Apr 2014 14:16 #112195 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Just back from the powdercoaters...



ORA winch bumper 'coated in "Silky Silver" to match the rest of the lower half of my "o2" Jimny...

Gagging to get on with the build! Hopefully onto it this weekend...
Last Edit: 14 Apr 2014 14:16 by Bits4Vits.

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23 Apr 2014 14:15 - 23 Apr 2014 14:17 #113069 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Made a start...



Stripped the rear seats and carpet out, which gave me room to...



Sketch the roll hoop that the ORA are bending up for me...



Intended feet positions, so that I can bolt through the floor to sandwich plates underneath...



And stripped the front suspension out - castor corrected radius arms (in the for sale section!), 2" lift springs, shocks, panhard... all ready for new ones going in soon... strip the rear soon too, time and weather permitting! ;)
Last Edit: 23 Apr 2014 14:17 by Bits4Vits.

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23 Apr 2014 19:44 #113112 by markyp2000
markyp2000 replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Wow a jimny with no rot lol looks good

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03 May 2014 11:39 - 03 May 2014 11:40 #114015 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Went out to collect a few bits last weekend -

www.bits4vits.co.uk/store/road-trip-to-p...parts-/blog_271.html

Blog link above... even took the new red GV for a quick trip over Houndkirk Moor on the way to pick up -



Rockwatt built transfer box collected from Sponnie B) and then a trip over to see the man himself to pick up a bucket mount for it B) Thanks for the tea too gents! ;)

And thursday night was a bit quiet in my (real) shop, and I had the iPad and a can of Stella to hand, so started browsing - as you do - and ended up buying a new reg for the Jimny...



The text under the reg reads "A LIFE LONG OBSESSION" - the plate (is meant to) says "S-zookys" !

:woohoo:
Last Edit: 03 May 2014 11:40 by Bits4Vits.
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03 May 2014 13:46 #114018 by Bits4Vits
Bits4Vits replied the topic: Dave's (Bits4Vits) Jimny 'laner Build...
Have to get back to working on the Jimny next...

I have been busy in the meantime though :whistle:



My new Grand Vitara with approx 2" lift, Yokohama Geolandar AT tyres, tinted rear windows, BT54VTS plate...









More of the Jimny soon... 'laning tomorrow so won't get any work done this weekend either :(
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