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Samurai ratrod
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<br /> - magazine article http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1504_cummins_powered_1986_suzuki_samurai_wild_style/ 94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

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

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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<br /> - magazine article http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1504_cummins_powered_1986_suzuki_samurai_wild_style/ 94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

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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!!!

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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.

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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

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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

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 I'd drive the wheels off it. And use it as a tow rig for my other Zuk.
1987 Samurai (Stock for now)
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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<br /> - magazine article http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1504_cummins_powered_1986_suzuki_samurai_wild_style/ 94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

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another
86 Tin Top - Rat Rod 4bt Cummins - Build thread - http://bbs.zuwharrie.com/content/topic,127721.0.html<br /> - magazine article http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1504_cummins_powered_1986_suzuki_samurai_wild_style/ 94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

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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.

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sweeeet
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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.
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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<br /> - magazine article http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1504_cummins_powered_1986_suzuki_samurai_wild_style/ 94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

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saw this on the c-list this morning...

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/2542693180.html

and then this one made me laugh a little.

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/ctd/2538629051.html
Smurf Blue 87 Tintop

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Straight up gangsta, yo.
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now that looks good!!!!!

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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<br /> - magazine article http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/1504_cummins_powered_1986_suzuki_samurai_wild_style/ 94 2dr hardtop -2in suspension with A/Ts

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I wouldn't expect it to be too difficult with all the near vertical lines and modular windshield frame.
1987 Samurai (Stock for now)
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