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Thread: Yet another Suzuki samurai build

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    Default Yet another Suzuki samurai build

    Well new to the crew here and not sure if i should start the posting in the Suzuki threads, but as I am gonna drop a Diesel into it soon ill post here.
    started with a rusted out free 1988.5 Sami and go from there
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    stock freebiee start point

    Didnt know it but it had a broken leaf in the back.
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    well while it was apart i decided to go SPring Over Axle to get more clearance . boy was I a newbie to this I thought it all would be easy
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    cut the springs loose and began so i had to make new spring cradles new brake lines spacers for the drive line yea sounds easy
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    well from there it was new shackles to replace the stock ones
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    but hey it sat higher now
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    Now to attack the rust jeez there was a stop sign for the pass floorboard and three types of pop cans for the rear wheel wells . Spray foam was used in other areas
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    replaced both rockers as they were also toast

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    rebuilt floorboards
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    20150213_102945.jpg so after some paint here it is ill get some more pics posted tomorrow as its time for supper and football

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    now im working on a few other things like a 1.9 AAZ VW motor diesel It's an all mechanical Diesel that runs well. to get it ready for drop in i am using an ACME ADAPTERS kit but to use it I will have to do some mods to the motor some to make it fit others to make it last heres a pic after I played PIMP MY GLOWPLUGS and the angled flange to allow clearance for my oil filter

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    then it was onto the nose bump mod . the original AAZ only has a small notch on the crank pulley and its been known to wallow out and then allow the belt to jump. what I did was drill through the pulley and pin it with 3 hardened steel pins although its hard to see on the second pic you can see that I have drilled into the front of the crank about 1/4 inch this is to allow the pins to be positively retained

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    The motor will require further mods to allow its use but thats as far as I have gotten on that . it seems I have ADHD and WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT SQUIRREL!!! I have also started in on the mods to the body I will be dropping on . i started with this . although you cant see it had been rolled and sustained damage to the roof and other side rear . im cutting the top down to make it a mini cab pick up style. I will be stretching it aft of the wheels a foot to allow me to use it like a pick up but i will be making hard canopy for it later


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    as usual the bumpers will be replaced as the stock ones are as effective as tinfoil for a real mounting point so while doing this I have to figure out how to mount my tail lights and I am going Old school and frenching them into the body

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