Suzuki Jimny really doesn’t die. The proof, once the newest generation came out, many people queued up to get this legendary compact SUV.
The design is distinctive and reminiscent of the old model, making many people chase it. Understandably, many have memories with the Suzuki Jimny, maybe including you, the man of Intersport.
In the hobby car market, the old Suzuki Jimny is increasingly being hunted, especially for the second generation that has the SJ body code. For 4×4 car collectors, the car must also be included in the garage.
Talking about the second generation Suzuki Jimny, this car paved the first time in Indonesia in mid 1983. At that time, the entry of the Jimny SJ410 was a regenerated version of the first generation Jimny with the body code LJ.
At that time, the Suzuki Jimny marketed a number of variants: hardtop and soft top which the Jimny Sierra is more familiar with.
The thing that makes the Suzuki Jimny SJ410 population is due to the relatively high annual taxes. Naturally, this car is included in the 4×4 category. So, Suzuki Indonesia at that time also released a pocket-friendly Jimny variant with 4×2 drive, the Suzuki Katana.
Bonda Adi Nugraha could be one of the lucky people. Yes, he is a handful of owners of the Suzuki Jimny.
The 1984 Suzuki Jimny Super alert was obtained by Bondan in November 2019. Apart from the reasons for his rising popularity, Bondan’s memory of the Suzuki Jimny is a strong reason for him to buy and maintain the car.
“It was the first time I learned to drive using a Katana, then during college I also used a Katana. So because I miss nostalgia and finally it was right on my birthday last November, I just bought Jimny as a gift for myself,” Bondan said.
He obtained the Suzuki Jimny Super in the BSD area, South Tangerang. The conditions have been modified to scratch the ground and use 31 tires, wide wheels, over fenders –ala Jimny Sierra.
Hunting Part Up to Japan
In Bondan’s hands, the Suzuki Jimny Super was built inspired by the JDM Style, referring to the Jimny JA71.
“The distinctive feature of the JA71 is the grille, which is the same model as the fog lamp, the bumper is flat and almost flat, the mirrors are also different from the JA11, and the decal on the body also has its own characteristics,” explained the 46 year old man. that.
Various changes made by Bondan to his favorite Jimny, including the grille, mirrors, front bumper, seat, sun visor, inclinometer and steering wheel.
“The toughest challenge was looking for trinkets for the appearance of the JA71. My grille was hunting all the way to Japan, but finally got it in Bandung. Then the seats got from Ayong Mamba motorbikes, and bumpers from Medan,” explained Bondan.
With various modifications he did in less than a year, Bondan
also admitted that he was satisfied with his favorite car. He also plans to fix the wiring or wiring to make it easier to see.
“Maybe later, if the time is a bit loose, I want to repaint the body, fix the rubber, replace the glass,” Bondan concluded.
– Convert Jimny JA11 to JA71
– Grid JA71
– Bumper JA71
– Spy JA71
– Canvas roof
– Velg kaleng R16 made in Russia dengan PCD 5X139
– JA71 seats
– Auto retract seatbelt
– JA71 4 bar steering wheel
– G13B engine
– Coil Spring suspension
– Wide Axel JB32
– Body lift