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Dave's Vehicle Modification Timeline

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20 Jun 2019 15:14 #210159 by X8GGY
Today I thought it would be fun to look back at all the vehicles I've modified over the years!

So I went through the archives of photos...

I started way back when I was young with a...



Wizard Roadster Beetle



The one that started my Suzuki obsession the "Superzuki" Vitara



Which I used to offroad and greenlane with my ever faithful hound "Cadbury" the offroading chocolate Labrador (RIP)



And Superzuki's matching offroad caravan! 2" lift, knobbly tyres and sidebars :lol:



2004 saw my first attempt at a buggy based on an SJ



Also in 2004 I had bought Matt from Suzuki-Storm ' SJ as a runaround



In 2005 I gave up offroading for a bit (?!) and bought a Fiat Seicento Sporting Abarth - an onroad gokart!



And I began building a buggy out of a Fiat 126 using plans from Australia (The NCF Blitz 11 was also inspired by these plans)



Then in 2006 an old lady remembered I had asked for first dibs if she ever sold her Vitara (as it had an LSD in the back) and "Big Red" saw my returning to Suzuki offroader ownership, and it was then that Bits4Vits was born also, as I wanted to lift it cheaply...



Later in 6006 I built a cheap offroad toy nicknamed "Bob"



2007 saw me building "Stumpy" the Grand Vitara, but he and I fell foul of VOSA has he was bobbed at the back...



In 2008 I built the Bits4Vits Vitara (the one at the back) and then later transferred all the parts to...



"Stealth" my black (supposedly) Subtle Vitara which I greenlaned for years, before...



Attempting to rebuild it as an NCF Outbak after most of the bodymounts snapped away with abuse :(


Continued...

Is that buggy finished yet?...
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20 Jun 2019 15:15 - 20 Jun 2019 15:24 #210160 by X8GGY


In 2010 I acquired my second New grand Vitara and fitted a 2" Rocky Road lift to it...!



In 2011 I started building an X90, that got shipped abroad when it sold on eBay as an(other!) unfinished project



After giving up on the Stealth / Outbak project I returned to greenlaning with "Zukhini" a five door Vitara for a while, whilst building...



My current greenlaning Jimny "S200KYS" B)



In 2014 I got another New Grand Vitara and lifted that too!



2015 Saw another buggy started and abandoned!



2016 Saw a fastback Jimny started and then sold on...



2018 saw my current daily driver Jimny arrive and have a 2" + 2" lift added



And to bring us up to date, my latest Jimny Buggy project is ongoing... ;)

Is that buggy finished yet?...
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20 Jun 2019 18:47 #210168 by Riccy
Nice one Dave! B) There's been a few projects there

J999 MNY, ULYSSES M18 VVT
Pickup/tipper, R7me gearbox & 4.3 Rocklobster, 31" Toyo MT, 2x ARB 3.9 diffs in braced axles, 6" total lift, Floating rears with manual hubs all round, Raptor painted, CB, Recaro's, Caged, etc, etc...

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20 Jun 2019 19:40 #210170 by Lambert
Got to love having a tinker!

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20 Jun 2019 20:59 #210173 by yakuza
Great to see the history and to see where we come from.
I might do the same one day and make a thread showing what has been :)
Love the SJ !

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