1901 Suzuki Samurai
This 1991 Suzuki Samurai, is a finely focused build, the vision of a long time qualified customize car builder (with many builds to his credit) who wanted Toyota running gear into a Suzuki Samurai and create the ultimate On/Off road Samurai. By looking over the images, it is obvious to see the extent of the body work and preparation. The front Bumper is a modified ARB with a Warn Winch custom mounted. The rear bumper is custom made with stock Samurai tail light housings incorporated. The front custom grill is from a SJ410. Stainless Steel Hardware was used extensively during reassembly. The chassis and drive train got the same attention. The Toyota 22R motor was completely rebuilt with machine work by Peckham Machine in Grants Pass. Oregon. The block was bored .100 over for new pistons, the Head completely rebuilt, an â€œRVâ€ Cam installed and all moving parts balanced. A set of Weber DCOE Side Draft Carburetors, equipped with manual chokes, is balanced with Tube Headers on the other side of the cylinder head. This little motor is bullet-proof and has plenty of power. A Center Force â€œStage 3â€, 3 Puck Ceramic Disc, Clutch Kit was installed between the engine and the completely rebuilt Gen 1 Toyota Transmission and Transfer Case. The rear Transmission Cross Member was also specifically designed for easily removal and installation of the assembly at later dates. The frame was reinforced in key spots. The front and rear Axles are Mini Truck Toyota axels from Trail-Gear.com, they are heavily gusseted and braced. The Steering Knuckles have braces welded to them as well as the Steering Stops. Every Bearing, Seal and Gasket are new. Inside, the running gear ratios are 5.56â€™s with Aussie Lockers front and rear. The custom Power Steering Pump is Gen 1 Toyota, with PS Fluid routed through the Radiator Cooler (designed as an Automatic Transmission Cooler) for extra capacity and cooling. The front Brake Rotors are slotted and cross drilled with Ceramic Pads. The frame and body tub was completelystripped and sealed with a modified epoxy paint. Custom hoops were hand fabricated for the Shock Mounts as well as the Steering Stabilized Mounts. All of exposed welds have a professional appearance, nothing was done that was not first class. The interior is mostly stock Suzuki with a rare center console and custom installed seats. The door panels are part of an ABS Plastic Kit and attached with Stainless Steel hardware. There is an extensive, complete and loud stereo system with a custom made speaker box and amplifier. All of the wiring is routed through the body sills with nothing showing. This is one beautiful built Suzuki Samurai that can be driven anywhere off-road and also cruise 75 on the highway. Please ask any questions as I am sure I forgot to mention everything.