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"Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« on: September 22, 2012, 08:26:47 PM »
I just picked up a new dirt cheap budget camping rig

Specs:
1987 Suzuki samurai
Stock carb'd POS 1.3 (oil pump is fubared)
Stock drive train
Stock sized street radials
Well yea all stock with no doors, top and a bedlinered interior.
But it does have a bullet hole in the tailgate!

Plans are currently:
Get it running and driving
Make it reliable
Find some doors and a top
SPOA lift and some 31" mud terrains
Any suspension/steering mods required for SPOA
Beat the living hell on it


For now this is just a dirt road rig that will get me to camping/shooting/fishing places. If I decide I like it, I may start looking into upgrades that will be needed to run a handful of easier trails and may take over my blazer as my main trail rig while I start going to school. We will see, only time will tell.

 


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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2012, 10:51:05 AM »
awsome. youll be susprised where it will go on 31s i still miss ours it was a 87 also. all we had to to do for soa was new perches.
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2012, 01:34:54 PM »
Nice pick- up Jake. Damn the rear tire on the Blazer is almost as tall as the Samurai. :o
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2012, 03:17:31 PM »
But it does have a bullet hole in the tailgate!


I see Chuck has already got to it  :taunt:
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012, 07:13:29 PM »
so now you have another pile to put money into? 
i don't get your logic
just all bad luck at this point.  whatever is the worst that can happen will

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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012, 07:28:53 PM »
so now you have another pile to put money into? 
i don't get your logic

No logic involved.... At his age it doesn't exist  :rotfl:
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2012, 07:33:11 PM »
I will put little to no money into this unless i sell my blazer. Just mild lift/tires. Drive it camping/fishing/shooting and back up DD
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2012, 07:37:38 PM »
Thats what I said about the Bronco... It wasn't too expensive till the motor blew.  Then It became a money pit...

But then again its has always been a money pit  :deskbang:
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 07:41:28 PM »
If i sell my blazer it will probably become a money pit, but for now just a dirt cheap beater
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 07:43:39 PM »
If i sell my blazer it will probably become a money pit, but for now just a dirt cheap beater

 :handy:

Well then again the Zuk is a cheap build.
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 10:03:24 PM »
best name for a build ever. where's the picture with you setting in the drivers seat?

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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2012, 10:27:46 PM »
ZOA has some good info and cool people but I got more info from ZukiKrawlers. Myron with Zuks Offroad is a really cool dude and has some nice parts too. If you need any info or advice hit me up Jake I still have a ton of Zuk info stuck in my brain!
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 07:24:28 AM »
I will definitely have plenty of questions once I get this thing running and driving
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 08:23:44 PM »
Check the little screws in the rocker arm assemblies, they like to back out and know holes in the head when they get jammed under the cam! They also keep the engine from over oiling itself on the top end and keep it from starving the bottom end.
It started life as a 1987 Samurai and turned into a Psychobilly Cadillac .

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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2012, 06:44:09 PM »
Well i checked compression and got this:

140
180
135
140

now I just need to figure out if it's worth fixing or just rebuild it since it's so cheap. But all my money is being saved for blazer steering right now so i'll probably try to fix it
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2012, 03:56:35 PM »
samis are known for ring going bad also
it was a jeep thing but all that sh** broke.

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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2012, 08:33:14 PM »
Yea i know, but id rather drive it till it drinks more oil than gas than rebuild the engine right now. Just going to get it going for as cheap as possible
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 08:36:51 PM »
Is it fouling plugs out?
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2012, 08:38:59 PM »
No the plugs are just coated in fuel from compression testing
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 08:41:26 PM »
Didn't you say it was pumping oil out the exhuast?
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 08:57:15 PM »
Yea and he shut it off right away hasnt ran in about 6 weeks since
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 09:05:45 PM »
Yea and he shut it off right away hasnt ran in about 6 weeks since
What work did he do?
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 09:10:55 PM »
Clutch and the entire front end of the motor. Oil pump, timing belt, tensioner, p/s pump, alternator, serp belt, radiator, hoses, tstat. Then rebuilt the front axle outers
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 09:15:04 PM »
Have you started it to see what it does?
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Re: "Fat Guy in a Little Coat"-'87 Samurai build
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 09:22:25 PM »
No it blows the oil filter gasket as soon as you turn it over a few tries
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