I just wanted to share with you some of the pictures taken of my Samurai in our trip to Dahna Desert in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Our photographer has blurred all the faces and the license plates for anonymity, so I apologize about that.
I also apologize about the watermarks that he put, just don't mind them and enjoy the pictures.
This was my first long-distance trip that I did with the Samurai. I just had to see it being able to do those trips, and it certainly didn't fail me. I drove 300 Km to there and another 300 back home. It was really noisy, but I managed to do it without drama.
I carried with me every tool that I could stuff into the car, just in case. I practically had a mobile workshop. I even had a spare fuel pump in case the fuel pump fails, and several other spare parts. I did not need to use any of them, and the trip was a great success.
That black scoop on the hood is to accommodate the carb. I had to do it after I swapped in the 1.6L engine. I decided to make a scoop instead of lifting the body, to allow some cold air in.
Gathering of all participants:
Me dropping down a sand dune from atop (scary with that short wheel base!)
Next to my friend's 70-series Land Cruiser, the Zuk seems like a dwarf
Next to a Jeep Commander:
Next to a Nissan Xterra:
In the convoy:
Along the dune edge:
Checking radiator water (I had some water leaking from somewhere, puzzled me, couldn't find out the source of it):