1986 Samurai—March 2015 Rig of the Month

1986 Samurai—March 2015 Rig of the Month
March 24, 2015 Coleman Mcvea


  • Tire / Wheels: 32×11.50 x 15  on 15 inch Rock Crawler Rims.
  • Suspension: Home made 6 inch SPOA lift, Low Range over the top crossover steering, dual steering dampers.
  • Drive Train: LROR 6.5:1 Transfer Case and LROR front knuckle rebuild kit.
  • Performance Mods: 1.6 motor swap (1995 tracker rebuilt motor), Doug Thorley Header with custom 2 inch exhaust, custom air filter and plumbing with K/N cone filter, high capacity remote mount fuel pump, larger capacity radiator, heavy duty dual friction clutch.
  • Other Accessories: LROR wiper bracket, custom install aircraft landing lights  (Turns night to day on the trail), 2 inch receivers front and back, custom snow plow, under hood ammo can storage box, Suzuki Sidekick seats.
  • Does everything work the way I want?   Yes, it is a great daily driver and work vehicle on our farm. Does everything from grooming snow trails, dozing gravel, and skidding timber from the woods. Always puts a smile on everyone’s face.
  • Anything I could change?   Front and back air lockers, roof rack and we would love to have a swing away tire carrier on a new rear bumper.  A rag joint eliminator and power steering.  A  “Jeep Rescue Vehicle Badge” would be great.
  • Toughest Trail/ Obstacle? Woods and the stinky swamp on our farm.  Feet of Winter Snow.

 Owner: Joe Schmidt and His Son Johnny


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