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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:15    Post subject: Suzuki SJ Project Reply with quote

I bought a 1987 Suzuki SJ410 Van and i will be restoring it ready for the road, but i hope to use it doin a bit of green laning...

i bought it with a lot of rust:










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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 10:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to give it a wash and pollish, and clean some rust off and paint it to try and protect it while i wait for somewhere to start getting it cut up, welded and painted....
















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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 29, 2011 17:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

i started the interior while waiting for somewhere to get started welding new wider arches in.
i stripped the old plastic covers off the door cards and the centre tunnel and took out the old rubber mats and re-wrapped the door cards, made new mats and used some material for sound proofing/underlay and made a boot floor with some caravan insulation then built a hardboard floor, wrapped it with underlay material and then made a carpet to go over it, and fitted some speakers and a temporary tape deck:



















































10" Kenwood Typhoon for a bit of bass


i will be covering all the metal on the interior with material, hopefully it will be warmer inside and a cozier place to be when driving it around since this is going to be my daily driver.
it will be getting a complete respray, wider arches, wider wheels and tyres and eventually a 1.6 vitara engine...
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm assuming you won't be doing too much fording in that as it would wreck them new carpets in double quick time... But compared to how it was when you got it, its coming along quite nicely and I for one will be interested in the finnished project when its complete! Very Happy
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31" MT tyres
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 30, 2011 17:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks! i might do a bit of green laning in it, its mainly my daily drive, when its done anyway, the mats i made are already covered in mud from where it in now, but got it moved today onto some solid ground, will be building a shelter over it and the welding will be started soon, i cant wait to get started on it, ive got so many ideas for it...

any ideas people have ill be happy to hear them....
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 18:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

update:
got the car in a building yesterday and got electric sorted in there

i got the car parked in the building using a ramp, as the rear started to get up the ramp after the front, the car decided it didnt need ramps and as the car accelarated up the ramp the rear wheels flung the ramps away so the car was half way up with the ramps on the floor and the car on top of them, so we put the car in 4wd and it got up the 16" step no problem

i was suprised it got its self up there with only one wheel on a ramp Smile

we got the front and rear bumpers off today along with the old 410 bonnet, fitted the new 413 bonnet and it looks alot more like a meaty offroader
started marking out where were cutting out the rust and putting in new trailor arches to give the body wider arches and a bit of shape

also removed the rear door so we can get the rust chopped out of where the hinges are

whoever owned the car before me didnt look after it, when i took the front bumper off there was plastboard in the end of the chassis and the round bar behind the bumper is bent on the drivers side

the round bar on the passenger side behind the rear bumper is bent upwards, the rear door had a huge dent in it as if someone backed into something and pushed the spare wheel into the door, most of the back end is made of filler, si weve been srtipping all the filler and paint off it to find alot of dents big and small

so there's a lot of chopping and welding to be done...

i will upload pics as i go on through the build

my ideas are...

wider arches and bumpers and some nice side steps
wider offset wheels with big meaty tires (will be buying them very soon)
some chequer plate here and there Smile
snorkel
front winch bumper (built in A' bar)
towbar bult into new rear bumper
maybe some truck style mirrors and a bigger cb arial Smile
bodylift
big spot lights
safari style roof rack with rear number plate mounted to it
spot lights on the front of the roof rack
bigger spot lights on the front bumpers A' bar
all new interior...

and maybe some more...

have any ideas for it then go ahead and tell me, i keep seeing new ideas from other peoples sj's...
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 5:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oi bullbag! You stole my signature!!  Laughing

Sounds like you got your hands full with that project... I'll hold back my opinions til the bitter end! Very Happy
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2" body lift & 2" suspension lift
31" MT tyres
Matching trailer being built from a 5 door Vit, watch this space!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahh i know Smile but ive always been a fan of colin, and he was an amazing driver...

ok, well if you have ideas then id like to hear them Smile

heres some pics of what we done yesturday...

new 413 bonnet makes it look meatier Smile




the round bar on the left of the pic is bent back about half inch...


marked where the wing will be cut to get rid of all the rust





quite bad rust on the bottom corner, just covered in bodyfiller...



this corner is badly dented, so that will be chopped out and new steel welded in...







rear bumper removed...


the pics were taken on my phone so they arent very good, but it shows the work needed to be done...
and there isnt much light in there either...
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 18:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

done a load of work on it today
mainly chopping
we cut out the wings and arches ready for the new wide arches to be welded in tomorrow

here are some pics to show the work done today...











just held in place with a peice of wood to see how it looks...






ill upload more tomorrow, hopefully get some arches tacked it place, then start cutting sheet metal to go around it
will be buying some 8 x 2 inch box section for the new bumpers...
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 19:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

got my alloys today and started to build the arches, got the rear arches built and tacked, just need to be fully welded
start the front ones soon...


































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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 15:28    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the front arches tacked in today can now start making templates for the rest of the holes...

heres some pics...
















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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 19:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

started with the plating now, will hopefully be filling and priming soon, then get it sprayed with the radiant red and fit some chequer plate here and there, hopefully have it on the road soon, still need new rear springs, brake pipes and fuel pipes/hoses...











i will upload more pics soon, still need to buy the primer paint and filler, anyone know the best stuff to use?
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 10:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

not been on here for a while, started working on the SJ this week again, got underseal on and started fabricating some side steps...

New vs old:

























Still a bit of triming to do on steps then they can be welded in, then its filler and primer Smile
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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 16:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

thought id do an update on here incase anyone happens to look at it...

my zuk is now on the road and has had quite some work since the last update on here..

it has had...

bullbar and front bumper, has been hand painted, new steering damper and springs all round, mitsubishi shogun seats, boot has been shelved and has a kenwood typhoon 10" subwoofer and 2x 6x9's in the shelf, rev counter, voltmeter, new carb and tuneup, towbar and towing electrics..

will add anything else i can think of...

photos..

















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Suzuki SJ410 VBJA
413 bonnet
3" wide arches
custom made front bumper
mengals 15" alloy wheels
255 70 R15 XP2000 tires
Pajero front seats
Central Locking

Made in Japan, Perfected in my garage..
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a mighty awesome rig you got there !    What kind of new carburetor did you install ?
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