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crimsen
12-31-2004, 07:39 AM
what would someone expect to pay for a frame and body of a LWB zuki, not heavily rusted. also, how hard are LWB zuki's to find, and does anyone know what the wheelbase is over a regular one? (i know they will vary in size from model to model and year to year, but is it like a large differance (foot or more) on average, just a few inches?




i am just brainstorming the idea of having a zuki with 1.9 diesel, or a 1.6, hopefully toyota running gear, and maybe 3 or 4 linked suspension? would also like to run in the 33-35" tire range.

would this be possible or would i be limited on size and space for everything? (enough room under one to put in the new suspension and running gear?)

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79 F150 custom
possi dana 44 under 4" BDS coils
welded 9" under 4" arched leafs.
4.56 gears
35x16 tsl boggers
351 m with edelbrock performer 400 intake and edelbrock 600 carb
on board air
np 205 T case
np 435 tranny

For Off Road Driving

sj-x 500
12-31-2004, 10:34 AM
1. lwb's are rare. not imported to the states, but are contuinally sold to them privatly

2. the 1.9 is worth close to 5 g's.


if you're gonna gut it anyways, and swap axles, and you're dead set on a longer then zuk wheel base, get a 4 door tracker, and cut out the ifs.

you can do anything you want to with a zuk, cuz they're so cheap, you're not usually worried about takin a sawzall to the fenders, also the front inner fenders can be unbolted, so it makes life easier to stuff a huge tire without too much lift (sam only).

the diff between a 413 lwb, and a sam is about 13 *i think* inches in the center, all long ones are the same. but i believe they only made em for 2-3 years.

zuk's are usually found being made from 79-95, anything after 93? is even shorter then a standard issue sam. 79 started with the lj-80, see okor's blue rig. after that was the 410, which i have, the only difference it the dash is steel, as opposed to the plastic sammi ones, and the grille is steel slats like a hummer/jeep, instead of the cheesy plastic unit. after 85 is the first year of the lwb (lwb's have 3.90, not 3.73 gears in 85 only.) and i could be wrong but i think that the lwb stopped in 88 or 87. from 86-91 are very common, the split is in 88.5 the dashes changed over, and i 89 efi started *tbi only*.

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crimsen
12-31-2004, 04:40 PM
alright, some good stuff to know.

so it seems like the earlier ones are the better. ill have to take another look at ur samy and see how it looks.


any general strong or weak points on any model/year(s) of zukis?

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79 F150 custom
possi dana 44 under 4" BDS coils
welded 9" under 4" arched leafs.
4.56 gears
35x16 tsl boggers
351 m with edelbrock performer 400 intake and edelbrock 600 carb
on board air
np 205 T case
np 435 tranny

For Off Road Driving

sj-x 500
01-01-2005, 05:52 PM
85 and down have narrow axles.
84 down are 4 speeds
410's have 4.11 diffs, and an extra low t-case.
since you're gonna be doin yota's and a diesel, get a tracker tranny/t-case, the sammi ones will not take a 1.9, they will take a 1.6 though. 4.11 yota axles will be fine.

Zuk's on Ice.

boyzen
01-01-2005, 08:12 PM
someone knows zuks

...STUMP HUMPER...

78bronco
01-01-2005, 09:06 PM
just wondering would a small block from one of the big three fit?? in a zuk

shit happens when being stupid

4wheel_cowboy
01-01-2005, 09:20 PM
my zuk is a lwb[36]

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sj-x 500
01-02-2005, 07:16 AM
jake palmberg has stuffed a 400 into a suzuki, the chev's seem to fit pretty good, use a 700r4, or a th model tranny, but you have to get axles to match, a toyota axle will match up, but since fords t-cases a drivers side drop, it kinda makes it tough to fit in. if i remember right yo uneed custom headers to fit a v8.

4wheel: you got a lwb 87? is it the red jx with a black removable hard top? or the white with black top?

Zuk's on Ice.

crimsen
01-02-2005, 07:48 AM
alright. a few more pieces of the puzzle come together .... thanks alot larry. should give me some more stuff to work out in my head


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79 F150 custom
possi dana 44 under 4" BDS coils
welded 9" under 4" arched leafs.
4.56 gears
35x16 tsl boggers
351 m with edelbrock performer 400 intake and edelbrock 600 carb
on board air
np 205 T case
np 435 tranny

For Off Road Driving

sj-x 500
01-02-2005, 08:27 AM
crim. you have a decent running 351. it will fit in the zuk, if you do a full flip front clip.
you got the d44 front end. you got the 9 inch rear. why not make a wicked zuki, stretch the wheel base on a 2 door, fit some 38's, 4 link rear, 3 + panhard in the front. the 400 in jakes used to do wheelies. it was a lil bit of a hot 400 mind you, but i bet your 351 could do the same with a lil work.

Zuk's on Ice.

78bronco
01-02-2005, 11:03 AM
I had a 351windsor that made 600hp on pump gas in my capri

what other sport gives you goosebumps a 3mph

crimsen
01-02-2005, 11:39 AM
i am hopeing to keep the ford for a mud truck, and run the zuki for a rock/trail buggy.

the ford also has a good bit of sentimental value (been in the family since bought from factory, and was my first truck) so it is a little hard to come to tear it down.


i may just end up doing the 351 tho, saves on things needed for spare parts. only shitty thing is its am M, not a W.

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79 F150 custom
possi dana 44 under 4" BDS coils
welded 9" under 4" arched leafs.
4.56 gears
35x16 tsl boggers
351 m with edelbrock performer 400 intake and edelbrock 600 carb
on board air
np 205 T case
np 435 tranny

For Off Road Driving

sj-x 500
01-02-2005, 11:57 AM
the m is a decent engine, the C is the one to have, the m/w are very close to one another, to my knowledge, they are not identical, the M is based on the W.

in my opinion, it's hard enough to have one trail rig, and one dd. given it would be nice to have 2 tail rigs, but unless you have a tow rig, you're gonna have 3 veichles insured... not friendly on the pocket book. making a lwb into a all around veichle would be an ideal vehical. some may argue, but a built zuki can do everything a full size can in the mud, it's just that most zuks have 4 cyls, and low gears, which don't work in the muck when you need wheel speed to clean the tires. IF you had a zuk with big power, aswell as a low range t-case, or doulber, you wouldn't need the low (or low/low) in the mud because of the power/torque you're pushing, and the inherit light weight of a zuki frame and body, it'll be easier on parts then a conventional f-150 with a 351 and 35's.

it'd be a red neck ride cuz of the fact you could likely lift wheels under acceleration, and it'd ride like a raptor quad with a heater. and still sound like an american v-8. it'd be a fun ride though.

Zuk's on Ice.

4wheel_cowboy
01-02-2005, 01:53 PM
mines silver with the black removable hard top...88

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JEEP,Its whats for Dinner..

crimsen
01-03-2005, 06:48 AM
i only do insurance on my DD, and just do day insurance on the ford right now, 25 or so for the day aint that bad to pay.


with a 351 zuki, ya would use all the ford running gear, correct? how would that be for length?


would be fun to lift the wheels ona zuki tho :D

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79 F150 custom
possi dana 44 under 4" BDS coils
welded 9" under 4" arched leafs.
4.56 gears
35x16 tsl boggers
351 m with edelbrock performer 400 intake and edelbrock 600 carb
on board air
np 205 T case
np 435 tranny

For Off Road Driving

sj-x 500
01-03-2005, 07:24 AM
nothing a double carden to the rear axle won't solve

Zuk's on Ice.

sj-x 500
01-03-2005, 09:14 AM
do a quick search for a 302 powered sammi on pirate.
hell.. on zookpower.ca there is a guy running a 454. it'll fit, and believe me, a lil extra wheel base is nice.

Zuk's on Ice.

78bronco
01-03-2005, 09:21 AM
hey I was only kiding about a small block but a 454 thats tooo crazy

what other sport gives you goosebumps a 3mph

78bronco
01-03-2005, 11:28 AM
I wasent able to find pics or anything about this 454 zuk

what other sport gives you goosebumps a 3mph

sj-x 500
01-03-2005, 11:59 AM
the owner is nicknamed "bigblockzuk"

if memory serves it's a 14 bolt front and a d60ff rear

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78bronco
01-03-2005, 12:22 PM
thanks I found the pics of that thing it freakin sweet I want to build one like that insted of a race car now[b][36]

what other sport gives you goosebumps a 3mph