Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Got an vehicle build underway? post up pictures and tell us all how its going!

Builds threads only please.
User avatar
dan_2k_uk
I spend far too much time on here
I spend far too much time on here
Posts: 4924
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:19 pm
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by dan_2k_uk » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:06 am

Finally updated my CB antenna location.

Was nice and protected mounted between the spare and the tailgate on the spare wheel carrier but performance was poor due to the wheel interfering so I made up a little bracket to move it away from the wheel.

Bit of a pain as I had to deal all the rivets out of the rear door card to attach a support bracket inside the tailgate and get the cable through and the cable was a real fight to get down the flexy conduit between the body and the tailgate.

Took advantage of having the card off to fix the tailgate lock mechanism and add a hole so I can open it if it manages to lock itself again.

Yes I know she really deserves a good wash. :oops:


Image

Image
Image
Janspeed manifold, LWB Vit vented discs and calipers

Build thread -- Build photos -- HLA-Artwork
Coming soon: YJs, Trussed axles, Full float rear.

User avatar
dazerede
Suzuki, will you marry me?
Suzuki, will you marry me?
Posts: 2141
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:23 pm
Location: cornwall callington

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by dazerede » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:19 am

You need to give it a good clean lol poor thing
Suzuki Sj 410 Jap Built
Recaro Seats Fitted
Landini Blue Colour
Full rollcage and winch bumper
1.6 8v vitara lump with su carb
4” calmini lift kit :)
235/75/15 insa turbo special tracks
99.9% Rust Free
BUILT NOT BOUGHT

User avatar
zook123
SCUK Addict
SCUK Addict
Posts: 948
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:48 pm
Location: Shepton Mallet

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by zook123 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:21 am

Looks smart, i've mounted mine in a similar location, but using a side mount.

Only downside for me, is that it keeps hitting the roof support hoop if it catches, oh and multistory carparks XD

I hope you're going to clean it soon?
Image
2002 Jimny O2 Ragtop
Safari Snorkel, Freewheeling Hub Conversion
Diff Breathers, G/Box and T/Box Breathers, 2in Suspension Lift
HD Recovery Points and Winch Plate
Kuhmo KL71 MT / Goodyear Wrangler AT


Wessex 4X4 Reponse - WE411
wessex4x4response.org.uk

User avatar
ScottieJ
The Boss
The Boss
Posts: 11609
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:13 pm
Location: Chippenham, wiltshire

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by ScottieJ » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:17 am

a clean? :hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha: :hahaha:
Zuki Build

Steady as she goes!

User avatar
zook123
SCUK Addict
SCUK Addict
Posts: 948
Joined: Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:48 pm
Location: Shepton Mallet

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by zook123 » Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:28 am

Yeah, I polished mine haha!
Image
2002 Jimny O2 Ragtop
Safari Snorkel, Freewheeling Hub Conversion
Diff Breathers, G/Box and T/Box Breathers, 2in Suspension Lift
HD Recovery Points and Winch Plate
Kuhmo KL71 MT / Goodyear Wrangler AT


Wessex 4X4 Reponse - WE411
wessex4x4response.org.uk

User avatar
dazerede
Suzuki, will you marry me?
Suzuki, will you marry me?
Posts: 2141
Joined: Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:23 pm
Location: cornwall callington

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by dazerede » Thu Jul 14, 2016 1:32 pm

Haha it's starting to go green in places lol
Suzuki Sj 410 Jap Built
Recaro Seats Fitted
Landini Blue Colour
Full rollcage and winch bumper
1.6 8v vitara lump with su carb
4” calmini lift kit :)
235/75/15 insa turbo special tracks
99.9% Rust Free
BUILT NOT BOUGHT

User avatar
Jordi
Bow down before me
Bow down before me
Posts: 7533
Joined: Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:35 pm
Location: Darlington, Co. Durham

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by Jordi » Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:49 pm

Dunno what they are on about Dan, looks authentic.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab & Tray Back - 1.6 8v & HIF44 - Snorkel - Stack Exhaust - PAS, YJs & 33s - Trussed, Gusseted & Pumpkin Capped Axles - 4.3 R&Ps - 4.16 T/Box - Rear Air Locker - Full Float Back Axle & Discs - RCV Front Shafts - X-Eng Handbrake - Custom Fuel Tank

User avatar
dan_2k_uk
I spend far too much time on here
I spend far too much time on here
Posts: 4924
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:19 pm
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by dan_2k_uk » Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:10 pm

The thing is if you clean it it just gets dirty again......
Image
Janspeed manifold, LWB Vit vented discs and calipers

Build thread -- Build photos -- HLA-Artwork
Coming soon: YJs, Trussed axles, Full float rear.

User avatar
SlimGrim
Winching along now
Winching along now
Posts: 510
Joined: Tue Oct 13, 2015 3:39 pm
Location: Norwich Norfolk
Contact:

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by SlimGrim » Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:23 pm

I always think layers of different coloured mud tells a good story, like hitting a very rich in iron glane after a very sandy/ yellowy (it's now a word) lane the night before creates a cool two tone effect ;)
___________________

1988 SJ413 (JSA) Samurai, SoftTop - White (sometimes)

User avatar
dan_2k_uk
I spend far too much time on here
I spend far too much time on here
Posts: 4924
Joined: Tue May 06, 2008 5:19 pm
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire

Re: Dan's Suzuki Samurai build

Post by dan_2k_uk » Fri Nov 11, 2016 12:20 pm

Bit of an update here for those that don't follow me on social media.

Had a bit of an "incident" in August.....


Image

Image


Drove it home after removing most of the bent stuff.


Image


After a lot of jacking/hammering/bending/hammering it's now back in shape and watertight.


Going to keep the doors and roll hoop that colour and repair the screen surround and paint it black to match unless I come across a really good black surround before I get round to it. The roll hoop to screen links have since been dressed up and painted black.


Image

Image


Still got some other dents to fettle a little and some missing paint to tough up but she's solid, watertight, and driveable again.

Also replaced exhaust mainfold with a janspeed. Freed up some power but now quite loud as the rest of the system is rather minimal....

Image

:hahaha:
Image
Janspeed manifold, LWB Vit vented discs and calipers

Build thread -- Build photos -- HLA-Artwork
Coming soon: YJs, Trussed axles, Full float rear.

Post Reply