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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)