My First Suzuki - SJ413

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My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by aburts » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:24 pm

Hello,

I'm the proud new owner of a 1990 SJ413.
Purchased off ebay, purchased SORN, currently getting some welding (wheel arches and sills) and some new brakes.

Looking to restore it back to its original state in the coming weeks. Also just purchased a roof tent which should be interesting.

Any advise on the following would be appreciated...

Bumper bracket placement (cant for the life on me see where the bumper used to hang)
Roof rack advice (thinking of making my own for my roof tent but if anyone knows of anywhere that I can get a nice 90's looking safari style one...)
Colour code for this dark grey?

Thanks,

Adam.
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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by aburts » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:32 pm

http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/t ... Rack-Build

This was the style of roof rack I was thinking of making. Hardy.

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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by twiss » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:38 pm

The bumper mounts have been cut off. Theres a tube cross member through the front of the chassis, you can see it in the first pic.
Originally the tube came out further, and had a flat plate on each end that the bumper bolted to
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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by twiss » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:38 pm

Also welcome to the forum and the world of Suzuki :)
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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by stevepsj413 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:46 pm

Hi there and welcome.
I think the colour code is 38b, charcoal gray metallic. Looks the same as my 89 hardtop. There should be a small vin plate in drivers side footwell with it stamped on there mate.

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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by Jordi » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:15 pm

Welcome to SCUK.

As said. The original bumper mounts were part of that front tube cross-member and have been cut off.

Paint code will be in the VIN plate.
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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by ROBBIE » Fri Jan 06, 2017 11:05 pm

Hello :welcome:
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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by Hugo » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:10 am

Wellcome and good luck with all the recovering.

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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by dan_2k_uk » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:37 pm

Welcome to SCUK.

As above the bumper mount has been cut down. Very common when removing the bumper and fitting larger tyres.
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Re: My First Suzuki - SJ413

Post by aburts » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:13 pm

Bit of progress.

Cleaned the sills and wheel arches up and got it through its MOT. Had a roof rack built, but not painted yet and attached the roof tent. Removed old school decals, which I'm still in two minds about doing and got some nice little chrome wing mirrors for it too.
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