Mogzuki build

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Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Sat May 13, 2017 8:57 pm

Evening all

I've finally got around to thinking about building my new toy.

It's going to be running a Suzuki 1600cc 16v engine/box and narrowed rear axle out of the worlds most ugly vehicle ever made a Suzuki X90.

The reason is I want to go classic trialing again and in the past have used mk1 escorts and a mk1 cortina when they where affordable disposable toys. After a break of 15 or so years due to historic rallying, houses, marriage, children etc 5 years ago I bought a X90 to do a few trials but it's so ugly I can't bring myself to drive it anymore! And the kids might like to go with me?

Anyway I've pulled the zuki apart, removed the loom engine box etc

Now I'm pondering if the moggy I have is worth messying with or is it to much of a shed....
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby greendefender123 » Sat May 13, 2017 9:46 pm

Blimey mike that's abit extreme. I'm just planning on using a fiesta or something when I start classic trials again. What's that moggie like then? You can buy everything for them. Iv spent the last 2 years rebuilding a traveller. Do miss the trialing tho.

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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Sun May 14, 2017 6:23 am

Steve

The moggy isn't that rusty, but it's been bodged to hell in the past and everything I look at needs fixing, replacing or doing properly...

I think it might just get Ebayed and I will buy another.
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby greendefender123 » Sun May 14, 2017 7:33 am

That's fair enough. Mine was badly bodged took me 10 months to weld it up.
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Custard » Sun May 14, 2017 3:15 pm

If you are doing major surgery anyway for competition car, devil you know and all that....

I have seen some good looking ones, recently sprayed and hiding all sorts.

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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby woodywoodchipper » Sun May 14, 2017 3:46 pm

with Custard on this,

as your going to do a load of fabrication to get where you want to be, use what you have,

at least then your not chopping up a good car, and bringing one back to the road

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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Thu May 25, 2017 4:15 pm

Moggy no.2 enters the equation

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This one while far from perfect and a little mashed is in better less bodged condition, has a slightly rearranged front yes, but for lightness I was planning on using fibreglass wings bonnet front panel etc

Rad was rammed against the engine so after pulling it out and cleaning the points it fired up without hassle 8) (been stood for 2 years)
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby old english white » Fri May 26, 2017 6:41 am

Good luck with it. I spotted that on ebay and thought it looked better than many "projects". As you say, some are just TOO far gone to be worthwhile.
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Fri May 26, 2017 8:38 pm

Had a few hours on it today
Pulled out one lump

And started inserting the new one
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Have had to do the usual trimming...
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:14 pm

Feeling exhausted today

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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby ruairidh » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:02 pm

Now that's clever. :shock: 8)
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Plin » Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:15 am

'Feeling exhausted today' :lol:

Good to see things are taking shape. (Looks like a nifty engine support)
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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:59 pm

No exciting progress to report

Just in the process of replacing what nature has been reclaiming (and the pervious good and bad repairs) - it's a classic example of what a good waxing would have saved.

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Re: Mogzuki build

Postby Jeepmadmike » Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:20 pm

More metal getting trial fitted, this ones a bit of a pain being rusty, previously repaired and damaged.

Most of my guess work appears to be reasonable so far..
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