Martin's Suzuki SJ413 - Update: Rust Rust Rust....

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Martin's Suzuki SJ413 - Update: Rust Rust Rust....

Post by Martin86 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:54 pm

I have been on this forum for a few years now but never really posted much as I didn't have a SJ! Anyway after 6 Months looking at Nato Green Painted rust buckets I found this little SJ down to road! Very little money changed hands and it was mine.

Bodywork: Overall it's not to bad, it's solid in the right places. Both Sills are going to need attention from the Welder before it can reach a MOT Station. Going to give it a good paint up underneath when finished. Passenger Front Wing is passed it but it's not structural and I hope to find a Replacement soon.


Mechanicals: Engine is coming up to 93,000 miles on the Clock. I am not sure when the last service was done or the Cambelt and Water Pump, so are on the List of Jobs. It's got a bad oil leaks from the Rocker Cover Gasket, Distributor and Front Crank Seal! It's got a terrible noise from the Front Passenger Wheel, it feels like it's about to fall off so going to need some attention! Rear Axle Brake Pipes are knackered and going to need to be replaced.

Interior: Looking very tired. Front Seats are split and torn, Rear Seat Missing. Carpet looks like Shag pile. Not sure on my Plans for this yet but im thinking of some Recaro Seats to start.

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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by Tramp » Sat Dec 13, 2014 5:48 pm

Nice, good find, it looks a little crusty but not too far gone! I can see you have a weber carb too, what's your plan? a road goer with subtle mods?

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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by twiss » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:11 pm

With that rust it looks like a good candidate for a virtual lift and box section sills ;)
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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by Anton » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:18 pm

That's a slightly less than average amount of rust for an SJ. Nice find! And while I can't really say "welcome to the forums" because I've seen you around for a while now, I can at least say :welcome2: to SJ ownership!
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Post by Martin86 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:38 pm

Cheers Guys! Im not put off by the Rust as Im more into 1980s Fords!

Plans, Not sure to be honest! Get it on the road would be start! :doublethumbs:

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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by donkeychomp » Sat Dec 13, 2014 9:50 pm

Not that rusty at all! You can always find parts here...
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Post by ScottieJ » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:59 pm

I would like to join in and say it's not that rusty but I know from plenty of experience that once you start cutting and looking you'll find plenty more to repair. :lol: but as you are an 80s ford man I'm sure that won't even phase you :lol:
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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by Anton » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:27 am

Yeah, the average Escort or Sierra is what, 80% new metal, weld and filler by now? :)
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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by Martin86 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 12:05 pm

donkeychomp wrote:Not that rusty at all! You can always find parts here...
Thats good to know. I already got a rear seat and he belts from Jerry Attrick :D
ScottieJ wrote:I would like to join in and say it's not that rusty but I know from plenty of experience that once you start cutting and looking you'll find plenty more to repair. :lol: but as you are an 80s ford man I'm sure that won't even phase you :lol:
I have just finished a Fiesta Mk2 Xr2. I must have replaced every Weldable Panel on the thing!
Anton wrote:Yeah, the average Escort or Sierra is what, 80% new metal, weld and filler by now? :)
Thats true! My Fiesta had newspaper in the sills, just laughable! :lol:

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Re: Martin's Suzuki SJ413

Post by vit4x4 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:12 pm

good condition and a Belfast reg no too

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