I debated posting this here and figured what the hell, why not.
It started off as this. A pretty ratty looking 1987 Suzuki Samurai JX. Towed, never claimed and taken by the towing company on a mechanics lien. After two years of sitting around in the yard, they put it up for sale. $1225 out the door.
Here it is now.
Petroworks full roll cage. Modified with the addition of brackets for front seat belt shoulder belts. Had it powdercoated.
OEM Folding windshield kit. Samurais sold overseas come standard with a fold down windshield. Only the US versions were fixed.
Doors hinges were modified so they are removable.
Durabak coating of the interior. That was a job and a half, as all of the interiof insulation (about a 3/8" thick coating of tar) had to be removed. That was two days worth of softening with a heat gun, scraping and finally finishing up with a scotchbrite pad and solvent. Two coats of Durabak and it turned out great.
New steering wheel and shift knob.
New tires. A couple of the tires were OEM, i.e. 19 years old. These vehicles are so light, the tread never wears out but they will dryrot eventually. The tire sidewalls ripped just getting the tires off the rims.
ZOR front bumper.
My buddy is a genius when it comes to metal fabrication and welding. He built the brackets from scratch to mount the rear seatbelts. They EXCEED factory specs and quality.
14 cans of AERVOE Desert Tan paint.
And finally, the Megaforce unit markings.