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Fujimi Suzuki Samurai, Restoration...

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Hi, This is an old build (99-00) that got damaged during the 2017 Hurricane Maria here in Puerto Rico...

I repainted the body and made some changes/repairs on the suspension, wheels etc... 

It was originally built as a close replica of a real 1985 Suzuki SJ-410, the predecessor to the SJ-413 or

Samurai as it's commonly know here...

Hope you guys like it... 

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Great save,,  you guys have been thru a lot down there.. wishing the best 

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1 hour ago, Scalper said:

Great save,,  you guys have been thru a lot down there.. wishing the best 

Thanks Brother... 

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Nice job you have done on the restoration there Roberto..... I used to own a Suzuki SJ413 Samurai hardtop, and later a soft top version also.

David

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Hey bro!  That turned out great.  As you know those are still very popular around here.

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Very nice!  My introduction to the Samurai was in 1986 in Colorado.  I went to a computer seminar and someone took us to lunch in their new Samurai.  They weren't available across the USA yet, so I had never seen one.  I thought it was pretty primitive and liked it.  I was sitting in the back seat and you could feel every bump!

Go forward a few years and  I rented one on Aruba. I drove it for a few days, it didn't even come from the rental place with the top.  It was a lot of fun to tool around the island.  When I got back to the USA I investigated getting one.  I test drove one in New Jersey and realized it wouldn't be great on our busy and fast highways.   So I moved one model up and bought a Geo Tracker, the Chevy version of the Suzuki Sidekick.  This was 1991.   

My daughter was young at the time and loved my bright yellow convertible Tracker.  So I bought the Fujimi Samurai kit and we built it to match my Tracker's color scheme.  I still have that model sitting prominently in my show case!

suzuki notop

Model built in 1992 by my 10 year old daughter with my coaching!

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My Geo Tracker.   Yes, 1991 was 28 years ago and what happened to the Tracker?  It's out in my garage right now!

Edited by Tom Geiger

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Thans Guys... Here are some pics of the underside... 

 

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Hmmmm.... 

I don't think the hurricane damaged it.  You just ignored all the warnings and went out immediately after too see what was going on and got swept away by a river or something.......   

Hold my beer and watch this high clearance go over that......

That was a common story here. :)

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