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Frankythefearless

posted on 16/5/19 at 01:19 AM Reply With Quote
All Suzuki Locost build.

Hello all. I'm François.

Looking to share my locost build and get some feed back as well. There's a shortage of like minded folk who share the passion of the build where I'm from.

I started the build from the book chassis plans modified to a -3 narrower from scuttle to seat to accommodate the narrow donor. Majority of the build is highly improvisational and using recycled parts and materials mostly as they are free and my budget is time.

So. Here goes.

I've utilized several donors. All are Suzuki.
First donor is Suzuki carry. Got the 5.1:1 live axle and front control arms and links. Also chopped the mounts for the bottom arm links to weld onto the frame. Made the suspension arms with two sets of carry suspension parts.

Next donor Suzuki swift. Used steering rack, wiring harness, cluster, engine & steering column, front spindles (modified)and brakes including lines and brake booster master cylinder combination, pedal box.

Donor 3 was a Suzuki samurai I had scrapping. Gearbox and driveshaft and clutch assembly. 3.7:1 Differential for spares. Rear leaf spring assembly.

Donor 4 a Suzuki sidekick. Rear springs. Shock absorbers front and rear.

I can arc weld. .

All welds done with 7018 electrodes.

Pictures to come soon. I've documented almost every step so far. Still have paneling and brakes and harness to wire up but making progress. One year into the build.

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HowardB

posted on 16/5/19 at 07:38 AM Reply With Quote
that sounds like a great journey, I am looking forward to the pictures





Howard

Fisher Fury was 2000 Zetec - now a 1600 (it Lives again and goes zoom)

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Angel Acevedo

posted on 17/5/19 at 01:08 AM Reply With Quote
Welcome to the forum.
I want to see suzuki...
Regards
AA





Beware of what you wish.. for it may come true....

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mangogrooveworkshop

posted on 17/5/19 at 02:07 PM Reply With Quote
keep up the good work
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Frankythefearless

posted on 17/5/19 at 02:44 PM Reply With Quote
Here's a link to a few of the stages of the build so far. Making improvements to design as it progresses.

album

Front suspension is transverse leaf. Engine is a 1.6l Suzuki swift engine.

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G13BLocost

posted on 17/5/19 at 07:36 PM Reply With Quote
Not using a G13B?





Between Building Robots, Building Cars, Playing D&D and Walking Dogs, I have no time at all!

Long time car builder and ex-F1 engineer; no silly questions please.

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ReMan

posted on 17/5/19 at 10:49 PM Reply With Quote
I recall that when I visited Barbados in 92 that Suzuki was a very popular brand.
Good luck with the build





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TRX

posted on 17/5/19 at 11:57 PM Reply With Quote
Suzuki bits were good enough for the Caterham 160! For that matter, they're good enough for me; that's what I'm using for my build, though it's the 1-liter normally-aspirated engine instead of the 660cc turbo.
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Frankythefearless

posted on 18/5/19 at 06:24 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by G13BLocost
Not using a G13B?


Initially that was the plan. However a home situation forced me to liquidate most of my valuable parts. So I'm gonna make do with the G16B, same 100hp but loads more torque for the gear ratios i have available. Will use the 1600 until I can get another twin cam head to bolt on.

Suzuki's are very popular here for economy and value in recession times. The wonderful thing is they consistently use the same power plants across multiple models, so engines are plentiful and so are rwd gearboxes and live axles.

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