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 Post subject: Suzuki SJ413 LWB Build
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:14 pm 
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Hello All,
I am new to the forum but I have been following all your builds and have seen what a great place this is to share projects.

Therefore, here is my 1992 Suzuki Samurai SJ413 LWB
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I picked it up in Guernsey back in November 2015 and brought it back home (Guildford) via the ferry. I believe it was originally in the UK before it went over to Guernsey. From first impressions it looked like a real tidy little zuk, runs really well, done about 80k on the clock, SOA conversion and apparently has had a new engine put in it at some point by the owner before last. But upon getting it home and ripping out all the carpets I found a few more issues (RUST!) than I'd hoped for. But hey ho, that will teach me for not giving it a proper check before I brought it. Anyway, I've always wanted to restore something so I guess this is my chance.

I shall try my best to upload as many pictures on the way. Any advice is more than welcome. I don't have any experience really but I am willing to learn :weld: . I just like to get my hands dirty and see where that gets me.

Unfortunately, I'm just heading into my busy season with work so I'm not sure how much progress I will make over the next 4 months but I shall do my best.

All the best,
Andrew


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:55 pm 
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That's not albertross74 old one is it? As I know he took a Zuki over the sea


Anyway welcome to the club :D

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:01 pm 
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turbo-tom wrote:
That's not albertross74 old one is it? As I know he took a Zuki over the sea


Anyway welcome to the club :D


Thanks Tom!
It would be pretty cool to hear from one of the previous owners.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:16 am 
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Welcome to the club. Looks like a nice motor.

Sure Albatross74 was a tin top though.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:03 am 
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Jordi wrote:

Sure Albatross74 was a tin top though.


He bought a lwb as well, not sure he ever posted pics of it but it did have a dodgy engine so if it's been changed it's probably this one :lol:


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Looks smart, what's the plans for it?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:21 pm 
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zook123 wrote:
Looks smart, what's the plans for it?


Well all that it needs to do is be road worthy and be fit for general farm use... but it is a little way off from being either of those atm due to rust. I have got the body off now and I am assessing the work.
Photos to follow soon! As soon as I can master resizing them to below 1mb! :bawling:

Plan A is to fix the rust
Plan B is to swap the body with another (non running) SJ413 I have on the farm. It has next to no rust :doublethumbs: but it is left hand drive... So a little bit of modifying would be needed.
(The second zuk has been left in a field for the last 15+ years after something went wrong with the engine so I'm surprised its got hardly any rust from what I can see atm. I'll be pulling all the carpets out soon just to check before going ahead) Its a little dented but nothing major.

Does anyone know if it will be just a straight swap? Will all the body mounts line up even though one is Japanese and the other one is Spanish? They are both LWB...


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:52 pm 
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Some more before photos:
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Rusty ones to follow :snap:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:08 pm 
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Everything stripped out!
Most of the body mounts were seized which made it a little more difficult but I am pretty happy with the progress. :doublethumbs:
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There is a lot of work ahead :er:

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:43 pm 
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That's not that bad :lol: I've repaired worse.

The bodies will swap straight over, you'll just need to tweak the bulkhead for the the dash, column and pedals etc but that's super easy.

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