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Old July 14th, 2012, 01:34 PM
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So we didn't get that one but found one in SoCal that's been here it's whole life. Tin roof black... pretty stock and really clean. We'll see how it goes. Thanks guys.

And yes... 1990 was the year they switched to fuel injection.
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Old July 14th, 2012, 03:08 PM
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1990..? I think. can't seem to confirm it right now, but this fact has been floating in my head for years now. Who knows when/how I learned this...
Other cars and trucks went to 93/94 with carbs.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 10:10 PM
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For Jeff... 2 years later.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 10:32 PM
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My wife actually found this Japanese tuner car painter by us who did a sweet paint job on it.

The tow bar was there... we have the attachment. Got it running pretty well... passed smog.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 10:43 PM
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Get a spot weld drill bit and take the lower door sills off just try not to drill through. Thats a common rust area and most people remove them.

Those seats in the first one are hideous. My friend put them in his and it was pure hell. We drove 100 miles to Uwharrie National Forest and wheeled all weekend then 100 back. I was pissing blood by the second day.


If you ever decide you need more power seriously consider a GSXR 600/750/1000 engine. My best friend has built too many to keep track of. Nothing like redlining at 14,000 rpm doing 70 on a fire road to get the blood flowing. He used to daily it to work. We've done about any conversion you can do and this was the most bang for your buck.
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Old February 8th, 2015, 10:48 PM
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Interesting. Will take a look at the sills but have been through this pretty thoroughly... it's been in San Diego it's entire life. 1 owner before who towed most miles.

We've reupholstered the original seats to be stock instead of replacing them.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 05:31 AM
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very cool. i like that little truck. reminds me of the US virgin islands... seems like every other person drives a samurai down there because of the windy, tight, hilly roads. The samurais kick butt down there.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 06:50 AM
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If it ain't rusted out, its good. Bro had a HT in Bahrain back in 88 etc. Had a blast with it.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 07:06 AM
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very cool. i like that little truck. reminds me of the US virgin islands... seems like every other person drives a samurai down there because of the windy, tight, hilly roads. The samurais kick butt down there.
Same as in St Bart's. Rented one for honeymoon with wife #1 about 20 yrs ago. Felt like it was ready to tip over at every stop sign much less while cornering.
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Samurai wheeling is huge here in Okinawa.

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Had one in Greece as well as Caribean islands to tote dive gear and access obscure dive spots- indestructible!
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Old February 9th, 2015, 09:21 AM
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Had one in Greece as well as Caribean islands to tote dive gear and access obscure dive spots- indestructible!
I agree 100%. Bought a brand new 1982 SJ40 in San Juan. Did a few upgrades like a lift kit, more aggressive tires, better front seats, header and an aftermarket A/C. That thing was a blast to drive on the beach, sugar cane fields, on the mountains, you name it. I really beat the hell out of that thing! 6 years later I sold it because I needed wedding funds. What a mistake that was! (Getting married...)
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I've never realized the uncanny resemblance until that side view was posted...
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Other cars and trucks went to 93/94 with carbs.
I was going to say, base model honda prelude had carbs though 1991. Mazda B2200 had a carb until 1993.
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Old February 9th, 2015, 12:32 PM
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Gotta love the Samurai! I have a buddy who used one as a hunting vehicle in the Berlin NY area, which is a cool little area between Mass and NY right near Williamstown MA, for years. The small size was perfect for getting all around the woods. Total HOOT!
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