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Postby OGJON » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:21 pm

Ok bought this Vitara for $5K

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soon after buying it low range buggered up & was left with hi range only
drove it like that off road for a bit until I killed it, only bought for a project anyways :lol:

so I stripped it down.

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& it's sat in the carport for the last few yrs
while I've been saving $$ & also collecting bits & pieces for the build.

picked up some seats for $400
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2" wheel spacers for $350
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picked up another bonnet for $30
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will be giving it a bit of heavy chopping soon
& I'm looking for a LWB GQ or 80s rolling chassis to use
it'll have a tube frame body based around the vitara shape.
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Postby thebludger » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:26 pm

ooking good mate hurry up and get some more pics :D
Im not a gyno but ill take a look at it for you!


Its a GQ thing, everyone understands

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Postby OGJON » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:48 pm

thanx Chris
will be a gradual build as time & money allows(just like everyone else :roll: )

I've nearly got another $1K(after spending approx $1500 to get my daily back on the road) saved back up to put towards the build

so if anyone knows where an GQ or 80 series or even a mwb bundy rolling chassis is for $400-$1000 give me a bell
not too fussed as long as it's solid axle F&R with coils all round :wink:
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Postby OGJON » Thu Feb 04, 2010 7:48 pm

had no luck so far with getting a chassis, still looking

but on another note I picked up a gear driven lux T/fercase fully recoed for $100 the other week
& yestyday I picked up a front 4.3 lux center & diff housing for $200
the center is in near perfect condition & same with the diff housing(just a bit dirty)
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Postby DRT37R » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:33 pm

hey mate ive got a 4.3 centre if you want it and ill give you a front or rear housing too.
the rear housing has new brakes
$250
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Postby OGJON » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:43 am

well plans have kinda changed a bit
I'm scrapping the Vitara shell(keep finding more & more rust anyway)
sooooooooo.......................















I'm on the hunt for a 60 series cruiser :D

so plans are
2" sus lift
2" body lift
trim the guards
35"s
diff gears with F&R air lockers
transfer case reduction gears
tube winch bar & winch
full exo & rock sliders
fit my bucket seats
snorkel
checker plate inner door panels
custom redneck rattle can paint job(red & black to look like the markings of a redback spider)
rear 1/4 chop
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Postby DRT37R » Tue May 04, 2010 10:41 pm

ill buy the recoed lux tranny off ya for the $100 you paid.
if your buying a 60 you wont need it.
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Postby OGJON » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:33 pm

wow long time since any updates :oops:

well didn't have any luck with a 60 so I've picked up another SWB Vitara shell with minimal rust in the tail gate area.

so the build will be gin soon

F&R Hilux diffs(both braced & armored) with Nitro 4.88 centers(from locktup4x4), F&R air lockers, cromo axles & CVs
bucket seats
tube frame/chassis/cage
stinger winch bar
triangulated 4 link F&R
hybrid air/coil overs @ each corner
commy V6 & T700 auto box mated to Hilux duels(both with reduction gears for super lo range) & rear disconnect
hydro assisted steering
trail gear six shooter knuckle kit
37X12.50-16LT Maxxis Creepy Crawlers on on 16x10 deep dish patrol sunnies with weld on bead locks
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