the no dosh Vitara revamp

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the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 pm

Need must and my little SJ had to go. Arses. Bought this Vitara for £500 with a years ticket.
The plan is to modify her for off/on road use but for next to no money.
Possible? Well, hope springs eternal etc.
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Looks so much better!
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All done
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Now in orange
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Now with white primer added
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In grey primer
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New wheels/tyres, cheers Andrew. £40. Nice one.
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A quick Tcut and wheels resprayed a lot happier
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As I got her. Looked tired.
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by dan_2k_uk » Fri May 11, 2012 7:29 am

Nice use of the paint I presume you used for the SJ.

Will be intrested to see how far you get without spending anything. :D

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Fri May 11, 2012 1:55 pm

Yes Dan that was the left over paint :lol:

Next plan is to junk the side steps and see what she's like in the mud!

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by ScottieJ » Fri May 11, 2012 3:37 pm

So how come the SJ is being replaced by a Vit? I'd keep the SJ and sell the vit :lol: SJs are the better offroader ;) and cheaper to modify

Tidy Vit though :guns:
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Fri May 11, 2012 7:09 pm

Long story short...no money!
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:33 pm

Sorry for the lack of new info, a long going illness in the family and a forked PC hasn't helped either.

Some progress with Piglet 3 (the vit lol) has been made but sadly with cash spent. The rad and water pump have been replaced, but cheaply! New rad was £40, pump £20...wow. All the little dents have been filled and sprayed in matt black for the mo, I am going to respray her just not sure what colour right now.

Found massive rust holes at the rear of the floor pan so a mate will be welding that all up.

Also spent £20 on a better rear prop...still clunks a bit and I'm not sure why...

Oh and a whopping £50 on a new Sony stereo. It came with a tape player, sheesh.

Pics to come as soon as my new PC arrives...hopefully saturday week.

Alex

ps...wish I could have kept my SJ...defo getting another one day, in the mean time at least it's a Suzuki I have and not a Land Rover!
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by dan_2k_uk » Fri Oct 12, 2012 11:56 pm

Good to see you are still around and keeping it Suzuki.

Looks like you've kept to your budget aswell. Any plans for modding it?

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:28 pm

Hi Dan

Yes it needs a few mods. The 215 tyres on it give it a 2" lift but it needs to go higher and wider!

Maybe a body lift and some wheel spacers, not sure as yet.

It needs a front diff guard as they are made from ally and one knock and it'll be buggered!

Also looking into an idea for a home made roof...sort of fastback style.

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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by turbo-tom » Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:54 pm

there is a steel diff thingy on ebay at the moment for a £100 notes ;)
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Re: the no dosh Vitara revamp

Post by donkeychomp » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:10 pm

Yep, I saw that diff thingy :lol:

But this is the NO dosh revamp...so tools out (snigger) and I'll fabricate one myself, got some 5mm steel lying about so I'll give it a bash (another snigger).

Will post pics next saturday along with the idea for the new roof.
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