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Old 11-23-2008, 03:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone ever narrow "dovetail" the rear of a samurai ? Any tips, pics or links would be appreciated.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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step 1: get a sawzall
step 2: cut
step 3: curse.... a lot

not sure. friend of mine plans to do this. i will find out if he started on it yet!

would need some mo info. how much do you want to take the rear in? do you care if there is an inner fender? stock samurai? tintop?
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the reply. Let me know how his went. I'll keep mine updated also. I'll post pics if someone could tell me how. Once was a tin top. Cut the top off, got a cage in it. Probably narrow 8". Can make new inner fender & floor with sheet metal.

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on zukikrawlers.com look up supazuk 4.0 for a very intense dove tail job.
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help. Wish me luck
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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This guy did starts out to: http://www.trail-gear.com/vbulletin/...ead.php?t=1709 ; Although it's more tubed than stocker :/

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Old 11-24-2008, 07:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I started mine a while ago. I got most of the cutting, lining up and reattaching the body back to the frame done in about a day and a half. I used a sawzall, aviation snips(a lot), a long steel ruler, a big square, drill motor and a couple hole saws, and a vice grip here or there for good measure. Basically I unbolted the rear of the tub. Made a large triangular cut in the center of the floor, Cut the leading edges of the wheel wells as well as the top bed rails if you could call them that as well as a couple relief cuts where they were needed. Then I pushed it all together and used sheet metal screws to hold it all together. Then with the hole saw I cut new holes for the body bolts just under the tailgate and bolted it back down. Now I'm redoing most of it as plans have changed (the whole floor and wheel wells will be going) and I have a TIG welder now so I can quit with the sheet metal screws already.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The supazuk build isnt a dove tail... its a full tube back half... a dove tail is where your use the factory sheetmetal... and narrow it... Its been done so theres pics out there somewhere
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:02 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Search for fordori in for sale he has dovetail zuk
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Anyone ever narrow "dovetail" the rear of a samurai ? Any tips, pics or links would be appreciated.

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Try this,

http://pirate4x4.com/forum/showthrea...t=lost+samurai
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Old 11-26-2008, 12:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks for the link. That work looks great !
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Old 11-26-2008, 05:34 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Anyone ever narrow "dovetail" the rear of a samurai ? Any tips, pics or links would be appreciated.
never seen that before! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:45 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Wow, had to dig back to 2002 and find my pics on the ORC BBS.

I dig dove'd tubs, personally. Retains the look of the Sammy.

ORC BBS thread on my dovetail
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Holy crap Does that rancho 9000 do anything with that much angle on it?
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ummmmmmmmm what the F is that?


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Old 11-27-2008, 11:46 AM   #18 (permalink)
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ummmmmmmmm what the F is that?
I wish I had those seats!! front half looks good the rear is like .......... well I cant think of a word for it!!
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:44 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I wish I had those seats!! front half looks good the rear is like .......... well I cant think of a word for it!!
I was thinkin the same shit.
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Here's a pic of mine I done 4 or five years ago.
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Here's a pic of mine I done 4 or five years ago.
I like that. That would work well for the tight tree lined trails we have around here.

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2nd gen toyota bed cut to a sami, tailgate folds down to
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2nd gen toyota bed cut to a sami, tailgate folds down to
Thats a new one to me Any side shots?
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il see if i have a better one later
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