Bill’s Web Space: 1986 Suzuki Samurai

14 May 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Bill’s Web Space: 1986 Suzuki Samurai

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I purchased this from the original owner of the family who had babied it) with miles on the odometer. It had just stolen maybe six months and the insurance paid for the new seats, panels, and hardtop that had stripped from it. It wasn’t at the time but after checking the runnning a compression check,

I was pretty sure it was either an or fuel problem even spark and gas were present. out the spark was there but not strong due to a shorted wire in the distributor Diagnosed and fixed by Goodyear for so total cost was $500. not bad for a as well maintained as this one had

The above are some pics I first got it, both with the and the OEM soft top. I eventually the hard top, didn’t it, my Kayline soft top keeps me I wish they sold the OEM made top, it was super no leaks, well made.

I also have a Bestop top that I run in the summer for quick ups, not as well made as the plus the Kayline has zip up side for the safari look. The pics on page are all with the OEM top.

The thing to go were the guages. I all AUTOMETER guages (speedo,tach,oil,water,fuel,voltage) and a little cutting, fabrication, and put them in. They look a lot better and provide a more indicator of what is going on the motor.

Replaced the high and 4×4 indicator lights super bright LEDs in the bottom center of the main cluster. I didn’t plan on a lift so the stick got cut next, with a MOMO shifter. I don’t feel like driving a school bus. these pictures were I replaced the steering wheel a Momo and put some non-slip pedals in.

The mods to soon follow a CD player, Fosgate amp and 6.5 speakers in the holes and in the side targa (custom mounted), CB, Weber KN air filter, Thorley header, 2 with hollowed out cat. aluminum wheels (ordered and at NTW by somebody so the guy let me have them for $60 29 x 10.5 Thornbirds, Calmini reversal (so it would clear the Pro-Comp Explorer shocks and stabilizer, poly bushings, and two new tops (unhappy with so I bought the Kayline, major

Here is my almost-3-year old demonstrating the nature of his new Power Wheels maybe one day he will graduate a Samurai

The 3 year old above is to have his 7th birthday party month and the Power Wheels has been worn out. I done a few things to the Zuk and wanted to a quick update. I have the bumpers with the Crawler bumpers from RRO and installed a Mighty Kong transfer mount to go with the TT 4.16:1 low transfer case. Also inside and out, RRO was sourced for the ABS interior pieces and the RockKnob.

Installed some cloth type seats that hold you in place. Also, had fabricated with flex-joint to stress off header bolts. on thumbnails below for pics:

the Touareg purchase, I really had no to let the Samurai sit in the driveway any more, I and it was getting driven very I told a friend I might to get rid of it and he had a buyer in a few days, here are pics I took the day I sold it (my really didn’t want the demonstration on the rock in the front but she was happy enough I was selling it so. ), not bad the only suspension mod is a Calmini Reverse. Click on thumbnails for pics:


Suspension probably Wrangler spring

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