Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by kiwizook » Tue May 05, 2015 6:27 am

scottie, what diff's are you talking about? I could look around here for some, and send them over for you if you want?
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by Fwb2700 » Tue May 05, 2015 7:43 am

I also have a few spare diffs in my shed may have what your after but I am sure they would be a lot cheaper in your part of the world
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by dan_2k_uk » Tue May 05, 2015 7:50 am

He's after some from a Maruti Gypsy which has Sammy axles but a 410 engine I think.
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by ScottieJ » Tue May 05, 2015 8:10 am

dan_2k_uk wrote:He's after some from a Maruti Gypsy which has Sammy axles but a 410 engine I think.
Yes I'm after some MG410W diffs, from what I can find out they are samurai size but 4.11 ratio.
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by dan_2k_uk » Wed May 06, 2015 1:59 pm

So it turns out the front did need the spacer behind the ring gear. No idea if the ring and pinions differ or if my cases/carriers differ. Not to bothered as they are done and fitted and I had the ring gear spacer anyway but thought it worth a mention.
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by dan_2k_uk » Thu Sep 10, 2015 10:11 am

Just doing a few bits to tidy up the cab.

Fed up with killing cheap headunits and wanted AUX input for my phone so got a little marine amplifier to replace the last cheap CD player.

Gives a bit of an audio boost and hopefully a bit harder to ruin. It has also freed up the space so the CB can now be heard as its speaker is no longer pointing straight at the head unit. While I was at it I've stripped out some old redundant wiring and generally tidied the rest of it. Also clocked the CB round a few degrees so it points a little towards the driver and pushes back a little further into the dash.

It's a pretty cool little unit that comes with a sealable bag with a pass through to put the phone/mp3 player in (My Nexus 6 won't fit) and all the other bits needed including a volume control knob for the dash.

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Volume control where the cigarette lighter used to be. I've wanted to move the socket away from the drivers knuckles for ages anyway as when somethings plugged in I'm forever knocking it. Will put it somewhere the passenger can operate it and make it permanently live for the camping fridge too.

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Moved the bonnet release lower to make space for the compressor previously so the old hole seemed like the logical place for the waterproof 3.5mm jack.

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Here's where the amp sits.

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Don't know what I'm going to do with all that extra space. Probably just blank it for now or get a CB speaker or a little cubby of some sort.

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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by ROBBIE » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:04 am

How much on the amp, or got a link?
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build - Going backwards (sort of)

Post by dan_2k_uk » Sat Sep 12, 2015 2:48 pm

I paid £50 and annoyingly they are about £25 on Amazon.
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by dan_2k_uk » Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:12 pm

Finally got a full size spare after the incident in Wales and having to go steady on a 31 for the second day and the journey home.

It's not got that much tread left on it but at least it's a decent tyre and the correct rolling circumference.

Plus it looks awesome with a 33 on the rear door. :)


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Need to do a few bits for the MOT now as its been off the road for nearly 2 months but I've been a bit busy.
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Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by zook123 » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:47 pm

Almost makes the rear door disappear, well, I suppose if anyone crashes into the back of you they'll just bounce off!
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