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Offline LouBLou08

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Please help. LJ50
« on: August 23, 2018, 08:55:56 AM »
Hi everyone, im new to this site and hoping someone, anyone can guve me some advice.  I have a 1976 Lj50 Suzuki, that is totally original.  Itís in amazing condition but hasnít been started in approx two years, itís registered.  I would like to give this to my sixteen year old son to drive.  My problem is: I got it towed to a local north Brisbane mechanic, the number plates were removed before it was to be towed. (I have the number plates) but this mechanic is saying it will cost at least $5000! To get it on the road.  I understand that the battery and the fuel system will need over hauling but the heís saying it need a huge amount of work.  I love this car, but $5000!  Can anyone please please please suggest a great honest and cheap mechanic.  Iím certain not saying this guy is dishonest but I think I need a second quote.  Thanks in advance for any info.  Also would anyone know the approx value of this vehiche? Ta Louise.

Offline Tanshi

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Re: Please help. LJ50
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 10:03:53 AM »
its hard to say without an itemized list of what needs doing.  do you have a list of what this 5000 will be getting you?

Remember that things like oil pumps, fuel pumps. engine parts are very hard to get new.

Talk to a suzuki specialist like suzi sport or suzi auto services in spring wood.  they will be better suited to find and price what actually needs doing.
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Re: Please help. LJ50
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 06:31:20 PM »
Yeah, post a pic or list the quote. Just because it hasn't ran in 2 years doesn't mean much, hell im lucky to wheel that often and haven't service mine in over 4 years
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Re: Please help. LJ50
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 08:28:08 PM »
two years isn't that long, unless it has had ethanol fuel in it, which will fill the carby with corrosion... horrible stuff for the older alloy housings,

post up the quote, one of the girls in the team just got quoted $1600 to do the brakes on a camry that actually took only $210 in parts ( new pads, fluid, etc) and an afternoon in the shed..

In three other cars that I have recently looked after the owners paid between $230 and $780 for their cars to be serviced, and obviously the services were not done, filthy filters ( oil/ air & cabin) and filthy black oil (all petrol cars). No way they had been serviced as per the invoices provided...

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Re: Please help. LJ50
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 11:09:28 AM »
Mother inlaws car not serviced properly by qualified mechanics in her area and charging lots for it , so yeah as others have said ...
and besides your looking at spending lots of money on this car for your son but lets be realistic - will he look after it or have any appreciation of your efforts ? My thoughts is that its a good project for you both . Let him do the research, come to meetings go on drives to talk to people about it . You'll both learn lots and enjoy the car much more and save bucket loads of money. From my observations people who own old 4x4's and pay to get work done on them spend lots & lots & lots ... of money only to flog them off because its too expensive . I could go on but I,m sure you know where I'm coming from.