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Author:  Jordi [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 2:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Jordis 1988 Samurai (Re)Build

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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Author:  4eye [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

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

Good to see a sj with a second chance! :P

Author:  Henry [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 3:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

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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Henry

Author:  Jordi [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:04 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

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?

Author:  Henry [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:10 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

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.

Author:  Henry [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:14 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

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.

Author:  Jordi [ Sun Nov 29, 2009 4:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

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.

Author:  chan [ Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

nice truck mate! looks good :lol:

Author:  jameswilts [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 4:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

On the tray back What tyres are on it and what size???
Thanks

Author:  Jordi [ Sun Dec 06, 2009 5:05 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Samurai Remodelling

I'm running on 31X10.50/15s and heres sum pics of the progress with the back of it.

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