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The Invader Samurai

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Guess some of you guys might like to see this thing progress.

1988 Suzuki Samurai, Soft top
1.3 (carbed) SOHC, rated at 63hp

Won it for $500 from ebay, rented a trailer, borrowed a fullsize truck and fetched it back home.

Ebay pics, and once I got it home:

It was rolling on 3 different sized tires, none of them 'correct', and also had a bum transmission. Something internally was broken, causing it to be locked in 2 gears at the same time whenever it was not in neutral. So after a bit of online digging, I found that I could fit up to 235/75 (29in) R15 tires on a stock suspension, so I ordered up some Toyo Open Country A/T's as the truck isn't going to see that many nasty trails that it will need some meaty tires, yet. They are P ratted, weak for a truck, but for now, I don't care. They look decent enough.

To solve the trans problem, I snagged one off ebay for $200. This got the truck at least moving under its own power:

Now that I could drive it, I striped the pink 80's graphics.
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