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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:34 pm

Some up dates for ya swapped bearings over drilled the air fitting hole
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:58 pm

So today wasn't too hard at work so I got some work done on the zook tonight !

Got the air locker unit swapped into the crown wheel

Drilled and tapped the hole in the head

Fitted it up checked back lash and tooth pattern

Ran the line for the locker line to the sliding collar

Here's some pics I must say that the tre locker instructions are well done and not chinglish at all ! Great supprise !


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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby Crawlerer79 » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:16 am

You're absolutely tearing through it! Great job! Loving the build :mrgreen:
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:59 pm

Yeah getting there ! Bloody work gets in the way of progress
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:21 pm

So sucess tonight ! Finally bled up the fiddle brakes ! Was having a hard time found a cruddy flare on the master cylinders .

Here is some pics
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:06 pm

:D :D :D back at it tonight with the new shocks and the mk3 upper mounting choice the springs become loose on full sag so spring clamps are inorder ! Took the springs out drew round them and took note about the coil placement and made them up drilled a hole and used some 10x1.25 long nuts and was able to extend the bump stops as well all in one hit !

Messed up and installed one ontop of the spring rather than below but it's cold and late and dinner and a shower is calling !
Here's some pics for ya Thursday night !

Hope everyone is smashing out some work and able to hit the tracks before winter is over !

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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:26 pm

Sunday fun day !

So today brought the end of some annoying jobs !

Front diff cover clearanced and plated back in
Spring disslocation cones done ( altho I don't like them I can't think of a nicer way to do it yet

Front end oils bolts and General check over done

Was raining all day pretty hard but I put my big girls undies on and just got it done starting to dislike my ke70 that's in the garage haha if anyone is looking for one ?



Doing a shake down run into rallywoods this weekend to see what falls off / needs changing

Bloody can't wait at all a few good buggerscoming in the trip and a few new faces as well

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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:17 pm

Pics of test run !
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 pm

slight side track but still on the path of becoming a winch challenge truck heres my write up on my winch build viewtopic.php?f=4&t=47386
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:48 pm

Bead locks are here !!! Weld on 15 inch diy ones to be exact !

Did one this morn
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby Crawlerer79 » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:08 pm

Looking great! Do you mind me asking, which kit and how much did it cost? Cheers
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:23 am

From cardwells speed way shop www cardwells.co.nz I think it was they are 88 bucks plus per rim really good quality and easy to weld on
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby Crawlerer79 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:10 pm

Far out, that's a great price!!!! Not cert-able, but perfect for a trailer queen. I'll bear those in mind for the next build haha, thanks
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby coxsy » Sun Aug 05, 2018 7:15 pm

had a solid front axle suzuki on the forest trip to dam thing is as tall as the saf with 3" lift
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:59 pm

New tray build at the mo using 75x50 x3 should be plenty strong

Covering in the sides like inner guards as it gets really clogged up with mud and then gets heavy so to help reduce this I'm doing none guards and fix some extra storage ice got a big ass drop box in the back of the tray for strops and recovery gear .

Also future proofing the tray by making space for a winch tray in the back too

Rear crossmember is 65x40 x5mm fully welded and braced back for extra strength

Removed about 200 mm chassis when I removed the old croasmember from the back

Tank is moved to behind the cab now too

Also on the hunt for a 8274 or similar to make the front of the truck complete haha

Had a moment of weakness and sold my 8275 and regret it since !

Even a box of parts will do me for now of 8274 stuff

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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby Clint » Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:13 am

Nice work. Looks like it should go bloody well. What engine is in that one?

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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:02 pm

Hey man just a 1600 at the mo but will be putting a 2 litre j20 from a grand vitara in it soon tho 1600 dosent do anything wrong just I want to go auto and I feel the 1600 would struggle with auto behind it
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:25 pm

Bit of progress on the old girl new tray and hook mounts and eco cage started as well as rear radiator
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:07 pm

Up dates
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Re: vitara solid axle build

Postby 1kz_surf » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:18 pm

Shit it's been a while so much has changed since the last posts


Tray is done. Tank Moved. Exhaust done for the J20a motor. Drive shafts nearly done
Water pipes for rear mount radiator are run and sorted


Only a few wires to go till engine loom is done

Will post some pics for ya troubles
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