zombi zook jimny Adventure rig

Hi 4x4earth
this is my latest creation due to having some financial difficulties and having to close the doors my business and sell off my toys.. I've decided to give myself a tight budget for a 4wd build of $10,000 on this one being my daily drive it wont be to wild just capable and fun . oh and yes we bought a jeep as a family car ..

It started as a $1000 low km 1999 suzuki jimny that had pretty rough body work
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soon as i got it back to Tasmania from Victoria I started stripping it

first job was removing the sucker bush that had started to call it home
then start cutting the 5.5" out of the guards so the planned new rubber will have a large enough living area.
after this I prepped and sprayed the whole thing in Upol Raptor liner satin black

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after i sold the above bumper , I bought myself a genuine4x4 rear bumper and roof rack


you'll notice i have also fitted 15x7 sunnys with 245/75/15 tyres and tinted the windows by 20%
last week while I was on holidays I took the time and swapped out my crappy stock seats and fitted a set of old school narrow saas seat and had a two seat conversion completed with engineering
firstly I removed the old seat bases and made up a 40mm peice of 4mm steel and welded two 20mm tabs to bolt it to the frame where the reclining mechanism once was using 4x 8mm hi-tensile bolts and lock nuts.
the front mounting tabs for the standard seat pick up in the exact same spot as any saas seat pcd

mounted and ready for seats

still need some height tweaking but fitted seats i had to fit a couple washers under the front to align the seats for my height.

and engineered ......!

the engine bay will be getting sprayed when the engines out
this weekend I fitted my 4:16:1 to my wt transfer case which i've had fully reconditioned and also bolted on a big jimny spinal mount transfer adapter kit.
I also fitted a decent mounting point for my breather using the stock transfer breather location .
here is a quick guide how to :

firstly twist out the factory breather with multi grips ,

second get a 1/4 bsp thread tool and tap a thread in the hole left behind .

now take a 1/4 bsp to 1/8bsp adapter and screw into the hole .

once you have done this screw in the angled 1/8 bsp male 90 degree elbow and your done .

you can also use the same method for the gearbox on any suzuki . below pictured is a cruiser but you get the drift

I coated it in Caterpillar sun-bright yellow for that extra traction factor and bothed it all back together with some heavyduty bling ready to bolt in .

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number plate mount using a Tyre mount bike carrier bracket so i can run it either with my bike carrier or without

4mm steel plate painted in metallic silver and $4.50 ebay led motorbike number plate lights .


the next for this rig is fitting this bit of kit 3" 4xfourart

as of good friday 2016 this is how she sits

1999 jx jimny

wheels 245/75/15 on 15x7 et10
suspension - stock
gaurds - alaplast flares 5.5" chop
front bumper - olec winch
rear bumper - olec
roofrack - olec
lockers - f/r arb air
extra's - alpine touch tv ,2x 800w amps 6 speakers and a sub / ipad navagation mudmap /false floor

so far it owes me
car and logistics $1250
bullbar $1100
rearbar $ 970
roofrack $ 320
seats $ 400
lockers $ 800
windows $ 200
wheels $ 500
exhaust $ 700
asj kingpins $ 200
suspension $2020 = $8460
i think im going to blow my budget dont tell the wife :)
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Mate that upol raptor paintjob is wicked. Have always wanted to do the same thing myself. Reckon you could take a stab at what it cost you to paint the whole car in it? I can dream.
Mate that upol raptor paintjob is wicked. Have always wanted to do the same thing myself. Reckon you could take a stab at what it cost you to paint the whole car in it? I can dream.
It's cost me about 300 for paint and 100 for. Consumables. Easy as pie just scuff it up with 80grit and spray it on it takes abit to get it right this is my 3rd vehicle I've done. I've found one heavy coat followed by 2 light flash coats is the best to get a smooth flowing finish with no lines