Fatzooks Vitara Ute

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Fatzook

June 12, 2019, 09:31:25 PM Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 10:36:36 PM by Fatzook
Hi All,

I've been away from the site for a while.  I sold my SV420 vitara a few years back... the then owner swapped in a GV LWB chassis and roughed in a ute chop.  That's as far as he got with it, but amassed quite a few parts for its future build. 

He contacted me a few weeks ago and asked if I wanted it back..... so Here it is.




This is good news, as I have quite a few parts from old projects which now get to be used.

This won't be a fast build.  I have heaps on my plate, and am the unlucky owner of the only car that breaks more than a rotary..... a Subaru.  So this keeps me occupied  :-\

Anyway, Good to be back on the site!!

Bruce

Welcome back Peter. Yep, it's been a while. <ii>
Bruce.
Team Casper proudly sponsored by
Coliso and Me

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Final assembly over next few days!

Bruce

Looking really nice. Nice work as usual.
Bruce.
Team Casper proudly sponsored by
Coliso and Me

Fatzook

simmo

Toyota 1990 L/C 80: Twin Locked, 33's, Lifted, winch,
TURBO, Intercooled
Suzuki Sierra 91 WT: Twin Locked, Reduction gears, Lifted, 29's, bar.

GP

Nice build, the snorkel looks brilliant .applaud.

Fatzook

Thanks GP.
Took me about 4 hours to make. Was way easier than I thought it would be.

zuk94

Everyone is  gonna want one of these . It looks to be a head turner. <ii>

simmo

Hey Peter,

I really like the tray design.  What size steel did you use?
Toyota 1990 L/C 80: Twin Locked, 33's, Lifted, winch,
TURBO, Intercooled
Suzuki Sierra 91 WT: Twin Locked, Reduction gears, Lifted, 29's, bar.

Fatzook

Quote from: simmo on September 04, 2020, 08:38:47 PM
Hey Peter,

I really like the tray design.  What size steel did you use?

Sides are 50x100 rhs. Longitudinal floor supports are 50x75. Tube is 1.75" CDS, floor sheet is 1.2mm. Rear panel is laser cut and cnc formed 3mm.

Hope this helps  :peaceout:

simmo

Toyota 1990 L/C 80: Twin Locked, 33's, Lifted, winch,
TURBO, Intercooled
Suzuki Sierra 91 WT: Twin Locked, Reduction gears, Lifted, 29's, bar.

Fatzook

November 01, 2020, 10:13:57 PM #18 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 10:25:03 PM by Fatzook
So its been up and running for a few weeks now.

Still heaps to do, but its nice to be able to drive it around while I finish the details.

New treads... checking bump clearance.  These are 32" tall tyres btw.




Made some diff drop brackets because the two sets i bought that were supposed to be for my vehicle didnt fit and were of poor quality.



Getting it all checked over before I put any kms on it. Tech found a few small issues, but mostly it was ready to go.



Started driving it to work. The calmini springs are way too soft, particularly in the rear, so more suspension work is on the cards.



Fatzook

November 01, 2020, 10:35:41 PM #19 Last Edit: November 01, 2020, 10:39:57 PM by Fatzook
And a week after it was running, I decided it would be a great idea to take it to a remote sand island...


And it was  :pompoms:



Fully loaded here. Trailer was around 500kg. Pulled it no worries. 120kph cruise speed on the hwy, easily did 80 on the beach.




Orchid beach.

View to north from south ngala rocks

View south from Indian Head... wild fires burning across the island.

Fatzook



The day before we were forced off the island by rangers/qps

Fatzook

Bruce

As usual Peter, you have done a great job. It looks great.
Bruce.
Team Casper proudly sponsored by
Coliso and Me

Fatzook

Quote from: Bruce on November 02, 2020, 03:09:47 PMAs usual Peter, you have done a great job. It looks great.


Thanks Bruce  :goose:

simmo

Hey Peter, how did you get away with no mudflaps when you got it registered?
Toyota 1990 L/C 80: Twin Locked, 33's, Lifted, winch,
TURBO, Intercooled
Suzuki Sierra 91 WT: Twin Locked, Reduction gears, Lifted, 29's, bar.

Fatzook

Minor oversight perhaps?

Fixing it shortly.  Need to paint the tray properly so it will be coming off in the next week or 2. Flaps are going on then.  ;)