1987 Suzuki Samurai—February 2017 Project Update

1987 Suzuki Samurai—February 2017 Project Update
January 25, 2017 Coleman Mcvea

My 1987 Suzuki Samurai

By Anthony Anderson

LROR Marketing and Customer Service

House Fire Destroys all but Samurai

Nearly 3 years ago I bought this 1987 Samurai from an individual  in Hurricane UT and he agreed to deliver it.  That weekend his house caught fire and burned to the ground.  The owner had several cars in the garage and had time to save just one.  He chose to save my Samurai and lost his Trophy Truck build and a whole lot more.


Anthony’s 87 Samurai When  1st Bought.



When I first bought this Samurai it had a modest 2″ spring lift and a Myside Carburetor  on the 1.3 Liter Engine.






These are the modifications that’s been done since I bought it:

Low Range Off-Road’s NEW Rear Bumper on Anthony Anderson’s 1987 Suzuki Samurai


I am currently in the middle of swapping in a 1.6L 16v Engine.

Once the engine swap is done I hope I can leave it alone for a while.  But will eventually replace the stock front bumper with something that can take a beating.

One thing I like about it is that my wife enjoys taking her turn driving the Samurai. She is having more fun off-roading now and that’s what it’s all about.

Sand Hollow State Park, Near Hurricane Utah, USA

Last Summer I competed in the Stock Class at  The Old School Rock Crawl in Delta Utah.  The Samurai did much better than anyone expected.  With the expert spotting of Parker Jackson we were one of only 3 teams to make it through Course #8.  We broke a few parts, welded it back together, and kept going all weekend.

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