Coiled turqoise samurai

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Coiled turqoise samurai

Post by d_r_1989 » Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:43 pm

So its been ages since i bought this, but its now finally on my ramp and getting some attention.
Andy did a fantastic job of welding the body up, its awaiting some paint when the paint shops reopen.
I have been thinking about this alot though and i think the body being that good deserves a good chassis, it may not be to everyones taste but its something i want to do. Im doing a 3 link front and 4 link rear coil conversion, 1.6 8v, weber carb, power steering, eigher 31s or 33s and both axles moved about an inch each. Iv made a start on the front and will update as i can, hopefully this current climate will help me get it finished.

Anyway a few pics as it is now
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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by d_r_1989 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:45 pm

Bit more progress on the front today. Just tacked in place, once the arms are made ill be test fitting then welding and bracing
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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by donkeychomp » Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:58 pm

Nice work! Keen to see updates on this.
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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by d_r_1989 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:31 pm

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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by andyrew » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:08 pm

Nice! Glad to see this is still kicking around.

Neat work so far, looking forward to updates.
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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by d_r_1989 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:53 pm

donkeychomp wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:58 pm
Nice work! Keen to see updates on this.
Thanks, hopefully some more tomorrow :thumbup:

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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by d_r_1989 » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:54 pm

andyrew wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:08 pm
Nice! Glad to see this is still kicking around.

Neat work so far, looking forward to updates.
Thanks to both our work it should be around for a long time to come.

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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by d_r_1989 » Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:28 pm

Just s little bit more progress today, managed to get the arms made up.
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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by d_r_1989 » Wed May 06, 2020 10:45 pm

Abit more progress on the front end.
Managed to get it back om the wheels and see how it all fits under compression, nothing catches and has plenty of clearance. Just bumpstops and shocks to finish.

With out shocks my up travel will be about 4.5" and droop will be 7.5", so ideally im thinking i need some 12" shocks. Quite alot of travel for an sj 8-)
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Re: Turqoise samurai formerly Andyrew's

Post by ScottieJ » Wed May 06, 2020 11:25 pm

Nice work, be good to see how it all performs once finished.
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