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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 19:43    Post subject: My Samurai Reply with quote

I've bought a poor little Samurai that is going to need a bit of work. I absolutely love it already and can't wait to get things how they should be.
We play over Whaddon in Milton Keynes in Range Rover's and Land Rover's normally, but after seeing the little Suzuki's flying around, I couldn't help myself, I had to have one!

I'll be posting pics of each stage of the repair and modifications as it happens, starting with the fitting of my Bedford Rascal rear springs and the re-build of the front springs, and the fitting of an axle breather kit, all starting next week hopefully  Very Happy

Here's my Samurai now.





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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 21:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

It must have been my little suzuki you seen flying roung whaddon that inspired you Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

bah, pics dont work on my work PC, will check em from home Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 15:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

RickyD wrote:
It must have been my little suzuki you seen flying roung whaddon that inspired you Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy  Very Happy


Yeah could have been.
I love Land Rovers (especially the old one's) and the Range Rovers, but the Suzuki's just seem to have more fun and are definitely easier and cheaper to maintain.

I so nearly went for a V8 Disco, but well glade I eventually got the SJ.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 15:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harris-Dobson wrote:
bah, pics dont work on my work PC, will check em from home Wink


Hi mate, It's not all that exciting but if you do have trouble seeing the pics and want to have a gander, I can email them to you, or send you the address on photobucket.


Take care


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 13:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

managed to glance at the pics from home last night. Looks like you have yourself a good base to start from, already looks more offroad capable than my Vit :p but then again I have the fatboy which isn't the best setup for serious offroading Wink will look forward to seeing how you progress witht he build!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 13:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

managed to glance at the pics from home last night. Looks like you have yourself a good base to start from, already looks more offroad capable than my Vit :p but then again I have the fatboy which isn't the best setup for serious offroading Wink will look forward to seeing how you progress witht he build!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 15:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done a fair bit of work on my SJ since getting it a few weeks ago.

This weekend I gave it a lick of paint, also painted the newly welded in sils, painted the wheels and the front bumper.
It now looks like this:






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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 16:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty good now eh!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 17:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good mate. Troble is you wont want to take it to whaddon now
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 17:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

little sammy wrote:
Looks pretty good now eh!!!

RickyD wrote:
Looking good mate. Troble is you wont want to take it to whaddon now


Cheers guys.

It's took a lot more work than I thought it would just to get it this far, and there's so much more I want to do yet!
Ricky it'll defo be going over Whaddon and anywhere else I can get to  Very Happy
Going to have a look at Daventry 4x4 club tomorrow. The site looks wicked but it's only open on the 2nd Sunday of each month, the rest of the time they travel to other sites and go greenlaning.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 19:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just made these bad boys coz i didnt have enough shock movement





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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 20:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

me and the wife wrote:
i just made these bad boys coz i didnt have enough shock movement


Awesome!! That looks like the way to go.
How did you bend the tube?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 20:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

hydraulic pipe bender, i think you can get them from machine mart.... i used it to make the cage on my old vitara Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this what you used? Pipe bender

The reason I ask is I'm considering making some sort of roll cage up for my Samurai and I'm not sure what diameter tube to get if I do decide to do it.
I notice the pipe bender in the link will bend up to 2" tube. Is that big enough do you think?

I was just going try to hire one from HSS or somewhere later on in the year when I got around to doing the job, but now I've seen your damper mounts, I've got ideas about doing all sorts of things  Rolling Eyes  so I might need it for a while and so might be better off buying one.
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