1987 Suzuki Samurai - fresh build, turn-key, modified, garage kept, LPG

Price: US $5,100.00 Item location: Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Suzuki
  • Model: Samurai
  • Type: SUV
  • Trim: Soft Top
  • Year: 1987
  • Mileage: 13,909
  • VIN: JS3JC51C1H4142316
  • Color: Gray/Black
  • Engine size: 1.3
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: LPG
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: 4WD
  • Interior color: Black/Gray
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1987 Suzuki Samurai

Up for auction is a fresh build, garage kept, turn-key, functionally modified 1987 Suzuki Samurai. This vehicle was purchased from an acquaintance, who, when nearing completion of this project, needed funds to purchase some real estate.Being a Samurai enthusiast, I gladly purchased it from him, and then with a vision for it, and a better attention to detail, have completed it to my satisfaction. Based on what he had started with (could have used a better donor body), it turned out very well.Only a few minor deficiencies remain - a small out-dent on the hood from closing it down onto a tool, he repaired instead of replacing some body parts prior to paint, and kept the rear drum brakes in lieu of a rear disc conversion. Really the only parts that are not brand new, or not refurbished or reconditioned (though were rebuilt in the past) are the transfer case w/skid plate, the engine, and transmission, which were minimally used previously in another vehicle. The pics speak for themselves. More pics available (ad limit was 24)

Engine/Engine Bay:

1.3 8 valve engine alternatively fueled by Got Propane system

Ported/polished intake manifold

Long tube Pacesetter exhaust header, custom 2-1/4” exhaust, Flowmaster Series 40 muffler

Aluminum valve cover

Aluminum radiator with silicone hoses & fresh coolant

GM alternator conversion with 140 amp AC Delco unit

Spidertrax billet aluminum crank/power steering pulley

Sidekick 1.6 starter & Clicky starter correction harness

Upgraded engine bay wiring

MSD ignition coil, NGK spark plug wires & Iridium plugs

New timing cover, idler pulley kit, Good Year Gatorback belt

New OEM water pump, Low Range billet aluminum water pump pulley

Optima Red Top battery with H1 Military terminal ends & Low Range Off Road billet aluminum tie down bracket

New ignition distributor cap & rotor, new oil filter & fresh 10w30 oil


Recently rebuilt transmission, new shifter bushing, Trail Tough HD transmission mount in conjunction with Low Range high clearance mount, fresh fluid

Trail Tough HD Vulcan Stage 3 clutch, new OEM clutch cable

6.5:1 Trail Gear Trail Creeper T-case gears in stock case with Evil Twin dual shift Levers (True 2 & 4 wheel drive, high & low) held within HD brackets and Calmini Gripper II t-case cradle with poly bushings

Reconditioned axle housings, trussed, differential guards, totally rebuilt with all new bearings, seals, related hardware & Trail Gear rock rings, custom lower shock mounts

Differentials have 5:13 gears, Lock Rite front locker, Trail Gear rear mini spool

Trail Gear front chromoly Double Tough axles, OEM Aisin front locking hubs

Modified/reinforced frame cross member to fit ZOR extended front driveshaft with ½ ton u-joints

OEM rebuilt rear driveshaft with extended slip yoke & 2” spacer


Rock Assault 1450 PSI power steering pump, Sidekick rebuilt gear box with billet aluminum wedge bracket, new high pressure hose kit, aluminum reservoir, Low Range billet pulley & Royal Purple fluid

Low Range steering rag joint eliminator

Trail Tough High Steer steering system with FJ tie rod ends

Spring over axle (SPOA) converted

Bonz-Eye 2” wide front & 2-1/2” rear leaf springs

Missing Link front shackles with grease-able bushings & YJ rear shackles

Bilstein rear shocks with custom upper mount

Low Range front frame reinforcement plates w/integrated upper shock mounts & Doetsch Tech shocks

New copper hard brake lines with stainless hoses

Subaru WRX brake master cylinder

Drilled & slotted front brake rotors, NAPA Eclipse front calipers, Bosch pads

Rebuilt rear brakes (wheel cylinders, spring kit, shoes)

2” wheel spacers

Black ProComp crawler wheels 2.5” backspacing, new steel red lug nuts

Brand new, unused Boristar BSMTX7 33x12.50R15LT tires

Other Exterior:

Brand new windshield & gasket, newer frame with wiper braces

Brand new JMA/Smittybilt full polyester/cotton backed vinyl convertible top

New front, front side & rear lights & lenses

Trail Tough Stinger front bumper

Brand new, unused Badland #62278, 9000lb recovery winch

Hood tie downs

Custom aluminum front fender & rear quarter armor panels, 3/16” steel angled rocker guards

Bushwacker 6” fender flares

Trail Tough rear bumper with custom rattle-free swing out spare tire carrier, Tig welded, grease-able hinge & closure, utilizing a full size spare


Herculined interior, GM rear bed cargo mat

ABS plastic door & rear side panels with front I-phone type pockets

Oem 1st generation dashboard with mag light mount

Center vents & clock replaced with white faced Autometer oil pressure, voltage & coolant temp gauges

OEM tach gauge cluster with white face overlay

Heater/ventilation controls white face overlay

Grant steering wheel & adapter

JVC KD-SR40 CD USB/iPod compatible player in Steel radio box with below large storage pocket & 12v power receptacle, Pioneer sound speakers

Tuffy Security padded center console storage bin with key

Trail Tough Twisted T Transmission Shifter Knob, Low Range billet aluminum 2-4/L-H twin stick transfer case shifter knobs

Leather Trans/T-case shifter boots & stainless trim plates

Rear side saddle lock box with key

Custom rear floor mounted high lift jack mount with brand new, unused jack

MasterCraft seats & G-Force harnesses, custom mounts & rails

Grade 8 and/or stainless hardware thru-out