Jordis 1988 Samurai (Re)Build

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Jordis 1988 Samurai (Re)Build

Post by Jordi » Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:54 pm

Here is my Samurai so far (it's still in the strip down stage so to speak). I just kept hitting it with the hammer and slowly all the loose bits, rust, wings, doors, exhaust etc... just gradually fell off.

I've chopped a hardtop into a pickup, fitted 15x8 chrome wheels and 31" tyres (had to buy them before the cash just dissapeared).

Rear axle has had brakes and bearings done. Currently waiting for funding for a 3" lift and a shed load of sheet metal work.

I got it cheap as it had a severe case of tin worm and the previous owner had started to weld up the sills and rear wings but given up. Im debating whether or not to just chop the whole tub off and fill the back of the cab in with sheet steel. You can't see in the photos but the rear tub on it is like a slice of swiss cheese. The rear arches need chopping back about 5 inches to reach good metal. I figure if I just bin it then its less to damage off road.
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1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, Tray Back, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust, Custom Fuel Tank

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by 4eye » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:40 pm

:welcome: Jordi to the forum.....

Good to see a sj with a second chance! :P
ITS NOT LEAKING OIL...........SHE'S MARKIN HER TERRITORY!!!!!!!!

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by Henry » Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:58 pm

Hello and wecome.

Firstly a nice little project there for you, and if you want my opinion on what to do with the rear i would tray back it.

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by Jordi » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:04 pm

Thanks for that post Henry, those pictures give me some ideas of how mine will look when finished. The image in my head is something similar. Im currently on welding in sum 3" box sections for sills. Saves having to put sills in and sliders. Presuming thats yours in the pictures is it MOT'd and did you have any issues with the body works mod's?
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, Tray Back, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust, Custom Fuel Tank

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1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by Henry » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:10 pm

Hi

Not mine in the picture, but a good friend of mine. Sadly it has now been broken up and sold off. Was a very capable truck in its day.

Mot should not be an issue, presuming that the tires are legally covered, no sharp edges on the "new" body work lights in correct positions ect.
One thing i would say tho is it would obviously effect the insurance.

Funnily enough there is a wire up on another forum with a similar cab to yours... May have a dig and see if i can find it.

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by Henry » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:14 pm

http://forum.difflock.com/viewtopic.php ... highlight=

Thats the build.

3" box is ok, it will finish level with the body work tho, some prefer a bit of a lip. When i did mine on a previous sj i used 100/100mm and had a nice little lip.

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by Jordi » Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:30 pm

Thats a good looking build, but I don't think the back half of mine will stay. They took a soft top and "filled it in". I found as I cut the rot out that's all I was left with.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, Tray Back, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust, Custom Fuel Tank

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by chan » Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:54 am

nice truck mate! looks good :lol:

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by jameswilts » Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:51 pm

On the tray back What tyres are on it and what size???
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Please help me find a new zook!!

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Re: Samurai Remodelling

Post by Jordi » Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:05 pm

I'm running on 31X10.50/15s and heres sum pics of the progress with the back of it.
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1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, Tray Back, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust, Custom Fuel Tank

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1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

Live Hard, Die Young!

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