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Samurai ratrod

Started by camotintop, Friday, Aug 05, 2011, 01:48 PM

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camotintop

Well I've got a crazy idea to build a samurai ratrod but was wandering if anyone has built one. The plan is to use a trackick frame that I have and work the suspension to lower it. I have a v6 4.3/th350 to go in it also. Now here's the part that everyones going to hate. I have a 87 tin top body that I plan on chopping the top and widening the body to the width of a trackick to alow the rear tires to tuck in the wheelwells. As for the front I plan on running no hood or fenders. So what do y'all think
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html
87 Soft Top - spoa, Kenda Klever M/Ts
94 4dr Sidekick - 2in suspension 2in body lift on 265/70/17 Kenda klever M/Ts on XD Addicts
94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

buckshot

Terrorist are getting smarter! They even figured out how to get one of their own elected as our president!!!

camotintop

Thanks I haven't seen that one
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html
87 Soft Top - spoa, Kenda Klever M/Ts
94 4dr Sidekick - 2in suspension 2in body lift on 265/70/17 Kenda klever M/Ts on XD Addicts
94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

buckshot

I think its really pretty cool.
Terrorist are getting smarter! They even figured out how to get one of their own elected as our president!!!

hubb

I drew something like this with a chopped roofline and an enclosed engine bay a few years back.  Still looking for the jpg.

Either way, i say do_it.  chopping the top should be easy since all of the glass is flat.

hubb

Found it

It's kind-of elementary, but something I thought would be fun to do someday.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/lYKNIdOQegb_QL3WL_Qm4w?feat=directlink

crispin

I think the one on Ebay is the stupidest Sammy that I have ever seen, IMHO
88.5 Sammy - woods truck
95 Tracker - weekend truck

cajun66

 I'd drive the wheels off it. And use it as a tow rig for my other Zuk.
1987 Samurai (Stock for now)
http://la4x4forum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=38655


"Have wrench, will travel"

camotintop

i did some photoshoping and this is what i came up with as far as the chopped sami. i think it looks bad [censored]
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html
87 Soft Top - spoa, Kenda Klever M/Ts
94 4dr Sidekick - 2in suspension 2in body lift on 265/70/17 Kenda klever M/Ts on XD Addicts
94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

camotintop

another
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html
87 Soft Top - spoa, Kenda Klever M/Ts
94 4dr Sidekick - 2in suspension 2in body lift on 265/70/17 Kenda klever M/Ts on XD Addicts
94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

hubb


i did some photoshoping and this is what i came up with as far as the chopped sami. i think it looks bad [censored]


Awesome.

outsydthbox

Before you judge a man, you must first walk a mile in his shoes. Then, when you judge him, you'll be a MILE away...AND you'll have his SHOES!

zukitough

I threw around the idea of a samurai ratrod recently after I slammed my rock buggy and liked the look. The major problem for me in chopping the top would be that I am 6 feet tall and my head is close to the roof now in a stock tintop body. I would think the floor would have to be chopped and lowered as well to remain comfortable or lowride the seats.
I can't go in the deep end of the sandbox. That's where the Leprechaun lives. He told me to burn things.
- Ralph Wiggam

camotintop

My plan is to lower the seats al the way to the floor
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html
87 Soft Top - spoa, Kenda Klever M/Ts
94 4dr Sidekick - 2in suspension 2in body lift on 265/70/17 Kenda klever M/Ts on XD Addicts
94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

Muzz

Smurf Blue 87 Tintop

cajun66

Straight up gangsta, yo.
1987 Samurai (Stock for now)
http://la4x4forum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=38655


"Have wrench, will travel"

† Þanzer †



now that looks good!!!!!

camotintop

Thanks muzz that's what ian planing on doing to the top of my rat rod
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html
87 Soft Top - spoa, Kenda Klever M/Ts
94 4dr Sidekick - 2in suspension 2in body lift on 265/70/17 Kenda klever M/Ts on XD Addicts
94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

cajun66

I wouldn't expect it to be too difficult with all the near vertical lines and modular windshield frame.
1987 Samurai (Stock for now)
http://la4x4forum.ipbhost.com/index.php?showtopic=38655


"Have wrench, will travel"

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