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I've Long Had This Fantasy

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10 Sep 2018 03:53 #195830 by zukebob
Of purchasing a late 1980's to early 1990's SJ413 (leaf spring suspension), doing a complete chassis/drivetrain restoration, and adapting one of these to fit.



If someone asked me why, I would have no logical answer.

I started out with nothing & still have most of it left
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10 Sep 2018 05:46 #195833 by Lambert
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DO IT!!!

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10 Sep 2018 08:45 #195838 by Daniel30
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Love it, and if there is no logic then it has to be done :D
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10 Sep 2018 19:23 #195856 by helijohn
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I always wanted to put a fibreglass kit body on my SJ413 cos it had low low mileage but the panels had started to go.
I was younger in those days.:(
Your idea sounds superb to me.

Do it right - use Hammerite
When the blue light is flashing I am kidding.
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11 Sep 2018 01:20 #195870 by zukebob
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Helijohn wrote: I was younger in those days.


Ain't that just a son-of-a-gun, John. From a comment that Lambert made a while back, I think I'm only a few years behind his parents. It certainly slows things down.

Well Daniel and Lambert, I continue to be inspired by this forum. I can't do this alone so think I might just contact my 2 sons. One of them would be the recipient of the finished product anyway. Hopefully it just wouldn't cause a divorce. I'll get them started......as soon as I'm actually done with my current Jimny.

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11 Sep 2018 07:10 - 11 Sep 2018 07:13 #195877 by helijohn
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zukebob wrote: I'll get them started......as soon as I'm actually done with my current Jimny.

My only problem with an SJ these days is that they were never available in auto and I refuse to "do" manual any more.
Oh, I meant to mention that there is an SJ or maybe Santana that I see as I drive to Lincoln which is stood on a drive for what seems like forever and is the only one I have seen for years.

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11 Sep 2018 08:15 #195881 by Busta
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I've looked into this before, and found issue with the height of the Suzuki OHV engine compared to the original side valve unit. If you want to keep it low, like a proper Willys, then some sort of bonnet bulge is required. If you don't mind it being a bit jacked up, then I'm sure this can easily be avoided.
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11 Sep 2018 19:36 #195905 by Lambert
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Shaker hood! DO IT, even more now!

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12 Sep 2018 05:08 #195915 by zukebob
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I was sure somebody before me thought about the Willys MB body on an a SJ. Never went beyond the dream phase so the engine height issue is interesting.

Sorry Lambert. I'm with Busta on the "proper" Willys comment. I don't want it to look like it's supposed to be super charged. I don't even want it looking like one of the later M606 jeeps. But, as many wise people have said, where there's a will, there's a way.

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12 Sep 2018 06:22 #195916 by Lambert
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Ha ha ha ha!

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