Suzuki 1972 Suzuki LJ10 - What to do?

bryson

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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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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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