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Old 19-02-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Has the suzuki conversion been beaten by better/simpler/more powerful mods? You guys given up? Disappointed with your build or shamed by the Honda / Vaux guys? Parts too rare/PITA to keep it running? Or you staying humble and secretly enjoying your builds?

If you Dutchy guys are still around, I'm not very far if you wanna trade some tasty triple karmeliet beer (or other of your choosing) for a motivational ride n show

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Old 19-02-2018, 06:25 PM   #2
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For me it was the lack of readily available parts that made me go down the Micra route, similar power can be achieved but engines etc are easy to find and fairly cheap
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Old 20-02-2018, 06:31 AM   #3
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I'm just building, well to be correct REbuilding a friends Suzuki conversion but it's all in papers and bureaucracy to get it road legal...when that's done I'll make a build diary and post some pics
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Old 20-02-2018, 07:02 AM   #4
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Haven't given up. Just haven't had time to build nor drive for a while.
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Old 20-02-2018, 11:19 AM   #5
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For me it was the lack of readily available parts that made me go down the Micra route, similar power can be achieved but engines etc are easy to find and fairly cheap
What parts were you having trouble finding Jonez? I was under the impression that micra builds were more suited to Oz boys given the same problem over here...


Keep it going boys! Looking forward to your future developments
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Old 20-02-2018, 07:11 PM   #6
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Mine is still working great, and I continue to do small improvements. I am currently restoring the wood dash, and am NOT happy with how it is turning out, so it may become a FUTURE project as well. Also changing the center exit exhaust to a side exit. My son has a more responsible job and a new Lady, so we don't get out on long trips any longer, and my wife never liked it much anyway, so I don't put as many miles on it now as in the past.

I've also got a Daihatsu HiJet S83P Jumbo that takes some of my interest. It is not fast, but bags of fun in town and very capable off road in the woods.

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Old 20-02-2018, 10:21 PM   #7
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What parts were you having trouble finding Jonez? I was under the impression that micra builds were more suited to Oz boys given the same problem over here...


Keep it going boys! Looking forward to your future developments
Ok I should have phrased it a bit different, readily available cheap parts.

When I was looking I just couldn't find a engine or a donor for decent money.
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Old 22-02-2018, 11:04 AM   #8
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Not so long ago I picked up this project again:

http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/sh...242#post376242

Progress is slow but steady. Not completely Suzuki, but the engine will be a 16V Suzuki unit.

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Old 23-02-2018, 06:29 PM   #9
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Cracking on with my Mini, Ive had to divert most of my time to the body work, had to modify the area under the rear seat and found some rust
I'm currently sorting out the beam axle and associated components ready to fit on, once that's done I'm back one the engine bits!
Have started fabricating a stainless inlet manifold but still have some more work to do on that at the mo...
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Old 25-02-2018, 12:02 AM   #10
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I'm still at it even though my project is now into 15 years!
Just luck of time to work on my car with business to run.

I will get there. I will be working on my raked front screen soon.

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Old 28-02-2018, 03:58 PM   #11
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That sure was not what I was expecting bob when I googled the Hijet! Did the Japanese interpret Jumbo as cute n mini?! It does look like fun in the woods tho...

Nice to see some unknown Suzuki projects on the go, I kinda feel like we're the underdogs here now

And I think I can speak for all of us here when I say we're all feeling the suspense Atchi! Slowly but surely

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Old 02-03-2018, 04:57 PM   #12
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After workshop fire incident we have one rebuild to do and the other to continue. 2 other projects now in limbo for a while...
Current workshop not too great in the winter as heating the space is almost impossible. However, looking forward to getting on asap and Blue back on the road for the Summer.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:06 AM   #13
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I remember that. Shit when in happens but at least it was only stuff, not worse. Hope the insurance paid out and you can get a nice heated workshop up n running again!

Any plans for the rebuild? Staying stock or do things differently?
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