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Old 10-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jimny project.

Hello guys my name is Ted and i live in Greece. I have bought a brand new 2005 suzuki jimny and now is the time for a serious project.

As i mention before at the welcome section, the jimny passed from some changes.
Here it is 1 day old:


And 1 year later....



And now the good stuff....
My purpose is to build a lightweight jimny (i dispose heavy cars) with good roll characteristics. I don't care for big horse power or crazy flex.
I only need a reliable and tough jimny.
To do this i have to take off a LOT of metal (especially from above): and everything i'm not going to use at the mountain.


First i took off the insulating from roof:



And the roof bars:



And the spare tire carrier:



And then the rear door:



And the rear glazing (tired yet?):



And may i present you the "phantom of the opera"......

I do this to protect the glasses from sparks.


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Old 10-19-2009, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The red tape is there for cutting reason's only.









And finally after 2 hours....









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The rest tomorrow.....
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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oh the horror!!!

you couldn't have brought that over to the US and we could have traded some rusty junk that really needs the roof cut off
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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ya, we could have just given him a sidekick LOL
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Old 10-19-2009, 04:29 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wow... He took a brand spanking new rig and turned it into a 15 year old sidekick...

I suppose if those rigs are readily available over there then go for it... we just havn't had many donor vehicles over here in the US for a long time. It's almost painfull to see someone cut up a good looking zuki.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Believe me, it was not pleasant to cut my car but i save 50 kilos (110Lbs) total.

After the cuts, i make a roll bar just to stiff the cabin a little.






New metal seals to cover the holes.




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And at the body shop. I chose an onange-red color.




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Old 10-20-2009, 10:53 AM   #9 (permalink)
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well, at least your not just hacking it up, your doing it right and filling in the holes and painting it, looks good so far
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I dig it thus far.
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I like it...someone that willing to break out the blades and cut up a sweet ride like that has got to be OK in my book...lol
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Thanks for the trust vote you guys. I really appreciate.

Okay...I took the car and start the assembly (wrangler flares, snorkel, lights etc...)


My first plan was to cover the cargo area with aluminum.
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I even make it pop up.





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looks nice and rugged, in my opinion, the cargo cover should be painted a darker color, but that's just opinion about something cosmetic.

good job.
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And after i'm done with the nip-tuck i start the "bulletproof transmission file"
I select NISSAN PATROL axles.
C200 at front and H233 at the back. I will use 33'' tires and maybe 35''
Here are the used axles.


The H233 that i found has already an LSD differential in him and the diff ratio is 4,63:1.

So i start the strip down.


And 3 hours later....

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This is how a left it....


It was very easy to take off the old axles with the wheels.


Just compare the rear NISSAN H233 (middle of the picture) with the OEM SUZUKI one (bottom of picture)...

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Old 10-21-2009, 02:39 PM   #16 (permalink)
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very cool.
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I liked it more before. JMO.
Why doesn't Suzuki sell these here in the states.
I would buy one tomorrow!

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Old 10-21-2009, 08:12 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Pretty Cool!

Your Garage looks alot like a Street.

I had driven a 'Vert Jimny in Aruba a few years ago. I wish I could have packed it up and brought it home.

Keep Posting Progress Pictures!
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That's some ballin exhaust you got there!

Build is looking good. Cant wait to see the finished product.
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shit you work fast, keep it up
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That's some ballin exhaust you got there!

his exhaust is better than mandrel bends! no crimps and no tight turns!
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:09 AM   #22 (permalink)
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his exhaust is better than mandrel bends! no crimps and no tight turns!
That was the idea... After i did that my jimny was revving like a bike!!!


P.S. it sound's like a V8...
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wow im sure it would of been far easyer to just buy the softtop jimny
but it looks cool are they jeep liberty arches
and im sure your trol axels will be unbreakable under such a light wieght rig
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Old 10-22-2009, 07:25 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Looking good but you should have started with a soft top Jimny

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I think his SUT jimny looks better than those, just my opinion though.
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