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Buggy update

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:59 pm
by jimny-dave
Hello! :ymhug: I still pop in sparadically to see if anything’s going on... but if we all just do that nothing restarts?...

So here’s an update on my buggy build!

On Wednesday I drove it out of the garage... it started first time after standing for 18 months... good old Suzuki’s!

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It’s kind of taking shape?!

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From the rear, you can see the three-way winch...

Trouble is, after turning it round...

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You can see the passenger side needs some work to make it look the same!

But, it’s getting there...

Dave, still Suzuki obsessed! ;)

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:58 am
by Sparks
Looking good Dave :-bd

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:07 pm
by jimny-dave
THANKS :-bd

The other side is now starting to look the same -

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And the door is taking shape -

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Aiming to be ready for the BigJimny 2020 Meet for the 50th Anniversary of the "Jimny" (LJ, SJ... modern Jimny) on 4th October @ Tong 8)

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:04 pm
by Sparks
Looking forward to seeing plenty of photos.

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 3:16 pm
by jimny-dave
Did you notice the winch is in the back?

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The rope runs through that donut fairlead, under the passenger seat, through the firewall, along the Choi’s rail next to the engine and out the front! (Photo below)

The handle is to persuade the rope to spool evenly onto the drum...

See the Jerry can. It’s false! The front hinges forward to reveal a big tree strop! ;)

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Here’s the hook parked at the front...

So to winch forward you do as normal, only the winch is in the back...

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To winch backwards you pull a loop off the drum and insert the snatch block from its mount -


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Above the massive hawse fairlead that looks like a monkey’s face?!

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There’s also the option to steady or self-right the buggy by taking a loop off the front of the winch and going up and out through the loop on the back of the roofline protector bars...

:shock:

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:31 pm
by Sparks
I have been following on Facebook as well. I cant wait to see photos of it in action.

Will it be strictly a event use buggy or everyday laner as well?

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:34 am
by jimny-dave
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Front "wing", A-pillar tube, snorkel and half-door top taking shape! 8)

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Re: Buggy update

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:32 pm
by mud and diesel
Brilliant effort Dave! And a pleasant surprise checking in and finding something going on.

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:35 am
by jimny-dave
Sparks wrote:
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:31 pm
I have been following on Facebook as well. I cant wait to see photos of it in action.

Will it be strictly a event use buggy or everyday laner as well?
No, not being build for events... it's purely a 'laning buggy for some fun in the sun 8)

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:38 am
by jimny-dave
mud and diesel wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:32 pm
Brilliant effort Dave! And a pleasant surprise checking in and finding something going on.
Thanks! Thought I'd try and start some conversation :-bd

Looking forward to getting it finished and getting out 'laning in the countryside again 8)

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:41 am
by jimny-dave
The passenger side is now nearing completion -

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I re-used the tree wire setup I used to have on my "Stealth" black Vitara some years ago...

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:48 am
by jimny-dave
Did you notice the lid on the bonnet?! :))

It's...

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A pastie box! At the start of the day you pop a pastie in, 'lane for a few hours, and then retrieve the pastie for a hot lunch!...

As it -

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... hangs done over the exhaust headers in the engine bay!

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:13 pm
by Sparks
That is the without doubt, the best product you have come up with Dave ^:)^

Why has no-one ever thought of that :roll:

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:48 pm
by jimny-dave
I've taken inspiration from our wheelin' friends across the pond... in America they have a Buritto Box on the headers of their exhausts...

But I wanted the Briitsh equivalent, and without having to open the bonnet... so bought a Bain Marie pot and lid from a catering firm and sunk it into the Jimny's bonnet -

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Can't wait to try it out... Hot pastie after a few hours 'laning 8)

Re: Buggy update

Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:19 am
by jimny-dave
Wedmesday, my day off, so out to work on the buggy again today... went to my scruffs drawer in my walk-in wardrobe, and...

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... look what I found! Retro forum t-shirt! 8)