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Old 04-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought my Samurai and it had carpet in it. It didn't look like the rust was too bad. Took out carpet because I want to put bedliner on it to give it more durability then found this. I'm thinking I'll need to rebuild the wheel wells. While I'm making that I figure I might as well build a lock box to have a spot thatll be secure since I have a rag top. Any help?
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Old 05-28-2014, 02:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i have the same problem, plus my rear side panels are falling apart.
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Rust is a common killer of samurais what kind of help are you looking for? Do you need parts or advice on how to go about repairing the rust issues? Thanks for time.
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Mike!!! awesome to see you here!!! welcome!

I think if I were faced with this I would cut out all the rusted areas and (TIG I think..) weld in large pieces from a solid doner vehicle, or even fab up some from metal stock if your talented and ambitious. Is this the only problem area?
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Mike!!! awesome to see you here!!! welcome!

I think if I were faced with this I would cut out all the rusted areas and (TIG I think..) weld in large pieces from a solid doner vehicle, or even fab up some from metal stock if your talented and ambitious. Is this the only problem area?
Thanks Tony, I have come to realize that if I sell parts but contribute nothing more than that I am not much of an enthusiast. I have never blogged before, probably should have given an introduction to the community. Thanks for the welcome bro!
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Well you have my FULL support, my vehicle is much better off because of you, I think your parts make up a pretty decent percentage of my Samurai.

I hope we get to see how this rust issue is resolved.
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Many thanks Bro, it has been awesome working with you for all this time, your zuki rocks so knowing I could take part in helping it come together is a real honor and I give thanks. I am with you on seeing the rust repair work, I have been in one too many samurais that had the same troubles LOL New England road salt devours these things. I have a tin top tub now that I am working with that has the rear corner cargo rot and the cargo to the wheel houses.. should be fun HAHA. Thanks for the support Tony!
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I have seen rust repair done with fiberglass, I have no idea how well it works or how long it lasts, just throwing it out there though.
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I'd like suggestions on how to do it. I've been thinking on fabricating ones from metal sheets but wondered if it would be worth or not. I don't have a lot of money to be putting into it right now but I know a couple guys who can help me weld it together.
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Do a search for "Suzuki Virtual Lift" that should bring up a few ideas.
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