Suzuki 1972 Suzuki LJ10 - What to do?

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  1. bryson

    bryson I do stuff. SILVER Star

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    I picked up this cute little LJ10 a couple years ago with hopes of getting it up and running. I have less than zero time lately, and it needs a lot of love. What do I do with it?

    A little info about the rig:
    1972 Suzuki LJ10, right hand drive.
    359cc, 2-stroke, air-cooled, inline 2 cylinder engine - roughly 24 hp!
    4-spd manual trans, manual part time transfer case with low range.
    Solid axles front and rear, leaf spring suspension.
    ~1300 lbs ready to rock (this thing makes a Samurai look HUGE!)
    Never imported to the US by Suzuki - the few that made it here were typically brought over by mining companies.
    Titled and street legal (if I ever register it...)


    I have tossed it out to a couple known LJ-types for sale...

    Thoughts?

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    My lord that thing is small! :eek:
     
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    I had a 71 a couple years back, even had the 'factory' hard top and radio! Came to me with a melted engine, and after the rebuild was pretty fun to drive the little chainsaw around.

    Where you are at I would throw a G10 Sprint/Metro engine in along with a Sammi trans. When I was rebuilding mine that's where I was headed and should have gone.

    Go through the battle of getting the brakes working then work on the powertrain, parts are very scarce at times.
     
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