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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2002, 11:48 PM
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Jeep frame/zuk body

I just bought a jeep 197? cj-5 for $75.00,runs good great drive train but trhe body has rusted to almost nothing. I would like to put a zuk hard top body on the jeep frame. has anyone done this type of build?
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There is blood coming out of my eyes! Please say it ain't so!
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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

what are you going to call it?
a Heepurai
samureep
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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

How about callin it a rice heep
better yet,
A heep 'o rice :O)

just make sure you put one of those 8" chrome, butt draggin, fart soundin, performance enhansin tailpipes.

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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

No No No boys. It's called a Jezuki! sounds like an interesting project, I have never heard of that before. good luck
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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

Isn't that like a sin or something......
I think I learned about it in Bible class or something...
"Thou shall not cross breed!" J\K
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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

you guys are cross breeding all the time, a rig has a different engine, axels, spring, drivelines.

Jeezukurai
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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

wow - and I thought I got flamed for running a russian tin can!!

re: jeeps - need to know what year exactly. Mid 70's, there were a few different setups, including the 81" wheelbase CJ5, which would be pretty clsoe lengthwise under a Zuki. I 'think' you might have issues with the frame width, and the width ( stance) of the springs...jeeps carry their springs a long-way outboard, and youmight find that there's just no-way to run samurai axles. A lot of the jeep guys actually move their springs to the outside of the frames, too, when they go to full-width truck axles: if you were thinking of trying for rock-jeep type flex, you might find the springs stting flush with the edges of a samurai body!

how much of the rig did you get? just bolting the sammy body over the top of all-jeep running gear would be 'easiest', but I think you'd lose some of the smaurais best features going that route. (light weight, third memer axles, cheap parts, good turning circle, etc)

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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

Wander....hehehe....


all...... I have thought about taking an FJ40 Frame and drivetrain and placing a Samurai body on it. But I dont think I would ever use a j**p..... The Cruiser Gods put up with my melding with something that isnt a cruiser already
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Re: Jeep frame/zuk body

Now we do have a local guy that went out... bought a Toyota FJ40 and placed his h**p body on it.
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