SJ416 Samurai Build

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Rankine
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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by Rankine » Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:28 pm

Hey everyone overdue a update. Decided to change some things up again and try get the SJ in a better state.

Main thing I wanted to do was move the fuel tank from behind the seats to back under the rear of the car. Had to modify some of the original mounts and make up some bars to take the vitara tank but managed to get it into place and get the rear sealed back up. Also decided to put a half bulkhead in behind the seat to try stop the water running in from the back.
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Also got round to swapping the Tailgate over and cut the tailights into the bumper for abit more protection.
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Thought it was time to put some decent new springs on aswell as I've been running second hand ome for a while. Got all my bushes and springs fitted. Drilled the rear perches a inch back. But sadly I'm still waiting on my shocks arriving. The dealer ran out and there on back order from Australia but I've been told they should be here next month. Anyway one last picture of how she's currently sitting and hopefully more to update soon

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Thanks for your time
Martin
SJ416 - 8v injection, OME Suspension, 33x13.50, Roll cage

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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by Philpy » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:12 pm

Lookingt good mate. Some work gone into that!

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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by donkeychomp » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:14 pm

Looking mean and moody. I love it.
If it ticks over...leave it

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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by Rankine » Mon Sep 06, 2021 9:38 pm

Thanks guys its slowly getting there. Might end up as a Christmas present go myself at this rate
SJ416 - 8v injection, OME Suspension, 33x13.50, Roll cage

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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by Rankine » Sun Sep 12, 2021 8:59 pm

Ticked a few jobs of the list today! Made some new Headlight mounts. The previous where made in a rush and one ended up snapping. So now there made of 2mm steel and have had a nice coat of zinc primer before being painted black like the light boxes. Also decided to remove the transfer box handbrake as I'm going to try something different instead. Then finally I mounted a carbon canister from a jimny as all the vitara ones I could find where to far rotten. Still need to get some hoses to pipe it up but atleast then the fuelling system will be plumbed up as intended.

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Will hopefully manage back up during the week to possibly make a start to preparing the body for paint, nothing special just another roller job. Will probably need to wait till payday to order the paint but least it'll be ready for when it gets here. Probably still beat the shockys 😂

Cheers Martin
SJ416 - 8v injection, OME Suspension, 33x13.50, Roll cage

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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by d_r_1989 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:05 pm

Good work Martin. Disc handbrake is much better than the transfer in my opinion if that's the route your going down. Looking good

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Re: SJ416 Samurai Build

Post by Rankine » Tue Sep 14, 2021 12:33 pm

d_r_1989 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 9:05 pm
Good work Martin. Disc handbrake is much better than the transfer in my opinion if that's the route your going down. Looking good
Cheers its taking its time 😂 I will be going down the disk route but thinking of using a hydro set up.
SJ416 - 8v injection, OME Suspension, 33x13.50, Roll cage

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