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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2000, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where might a person start looking to find a long bed sami?Living in Arizona I've only seen pictures of them. I've played with the idea of streching mine but not sure if that's a good idea.
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Keith,
How about Canada, Australia, small Pacific islands?
I would to build a long bed Sami myself.

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I was kinda afraid of that. Guess I'll have to find a sami body and frame to play with.
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I think the easiest way to get a LWB Samurai in the U.S. is of questionable legality, but morally okay. "Smuggle" one into the country from Canada.

If I was to do this, I would find someone in Canada who has a LWB they'd be willing to give up and work with you on getting one into the U.S. Find a Samurai for as cheap as possible in the U.S, register it, and drive it into Canada. Swap the VIN plates on the dash and grind the VIN off the frame, stamping the SWB's VIN onto the LWB. And don't forget the license plates.

The SWB is left in Canada to suffer whatever fate, while the LWB is brought back to the U.S. If done properly, nobody would know. And as far as I'm concerned, there's nothing "wrong" with doing this. I wouldn't feel guilty, but as I've said, I haven't done this and probably never will. If I was going to all this effort and risk, I'd try to get a new Jimny here!

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Is it really that hard to bring one in from Canada? I live near Niagara Falls, NY and can be in Canada in about 25 min. I was thinking about driving over to get a longbody. I would like to hear more about the regs regarding importation if someone knows.

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Calmini and Petroworks can get them legally here in the US from Canada, call and ask them. They will tell you how to do it!

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Can any one tell me where I can see a icture of a long bed on line? TIA

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It's no problem at all bringing one across the border (as long as you drive it across and don't trailer it across) Canada's emissions are very similiar to ours (I brought over an Integra). However, you will not likely find one worth bringing across or capable of driving home unless you are willing to pay serious Ka-ching ($$). The Samis up in Canada look more like go carts. Most of the bodies have rusted beyond repair and fallen off years ago. This makes locating a nice one difficult since there were few imported to begin with. I'm only speaking from experience. I have friends in Canada who have been looking for a decent one for years and they live there!! GOdd luck, but I'd go for the stretch. You can pull the rear axle further back than the LWB anyway... Just my $.02

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So it is legal to bring LWB Samurais in?! That might be good news for me. I live in Germany and I see LWB samurais for sale all the time. You can even buy them *new* here!

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