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Old 11-17-2013, 01:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I am new here, so, hello. I just bought an 87 Sami yesterday for $200. It's been gutted but prolly the cleanest Sami I've seen. No rust anywhere except the windscreen channel and very minor at that. In the process of finding a 1.6 TDI for it. I have a 15K mile Japan motor that I might put in it until I find my diesel.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome!! thats quite a score! Congrats. I think you will find plenty of excellent information here. Keep us updated with pics and tales.

Is it going to be a trail rig, a DD or somewhere in between?

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Its going to be a Trail/Hunting/Daily driver. Gonna pin the doors so they can lift off like a jeep. Bow holders on the hood, rifle holders inside, Gears, Lockers, spring over lift, 31's, Line-X. Should be a fun little rig. Might see about making the windshield flip out like my bobbed deuce. It'll be awesome cause I can park it in the bed of my deuce and still tow a travel trailer behind me.
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Funny you mention that, I was hoping to score a tow vehicle that would allow me to put the Sami on top without triple towing.

Mines a daily driver/trail rig/BOV. whatever I need it for. All I know is when I move and go on the road next year I WILL NOT be parting with this vehicle.
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Good score, given how much stuff people tend to replace a good clean shell is all you need to start with.
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Wheres the best place to get little parts like window channels and such? I mean are their any specialized websites for Sami's or is it just eBay?
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Few more pics...
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I have had great luck with mikodaindustries. Highly recommend.
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I googled them and got their FaceBook page. I'm thinking about going with Lock-Rite lockers, not sure which gears yet. Ordered window channels and oil pan gasket from JcWhitney. Sprayed some undercoating in the back and part of the back door. I'll clean it up inside tomorrow and tape the windows off and spray alot more of the interior. I'm using 3M 8881 undercoating inside.
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When I got mine the PO had some glop in bedliner, took the wife and I 2 days to reach bare metal. Since I planned on using it to go to Bennett county and back I wanted to make it a nicer and quieter (relative) place to sit. Used Rattle Trap on the floors, inside firewall and inside doors/kick panels, then a new carpet kit and it came out well. I will say that next time I do this I will veer away from carpet kits from Seatz Mfg, The quality, fit and cust svc left some to be desired. If I had planned on more water crossings I would do what your doing.
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