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Ironraven's random upgrade/mod/repair thread

Discussion in 'Suzuki Carry' started by Ironraven, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    OK, so today using Gregkabob's awesome writeup I changed all the fluids in Takumi today. It was a good way to get to know the little fella... not much to him but more than I thought! Along the way I also changed out the spark plugs and TRIED to do the air filter but it's about 4" too short... so I'm gonna have to figure something else out there. I think these were the original plugs:

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    Also since my passenger's side mirror was broken, I went ahead and bought a broadway rear view mirror... this thing is the bomb! SO much easier to see everything behind me... and I also have some aftermarket side mirrors on order, we'll see how those turn out. I got quoted $65 for a used mirror from a truck dealer :confused: and $45 to replace the glass at an auto glass place :frustration: so I bought TWO brand new "universal" mirrors on amazon for $18 instead :pop: We'll see how they turn out.

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    I also found out that I can fit 155/80/R13 wheels and tires from my dad's honda civic (his winter tires) on the front no prob, so I'm going to be ordering a set of wheels pretty soon with some big 'ol winter mudders on there.

    Finally, I have ordered a radio and speakers for the lil guy since I love to listen to music while I drive... I'll keep ya posted on that too! Peace,

    -Iron
     
  2. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

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    I suppose I should have added "adventure" to the title :)

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  3. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    $45 for a piece of mirror is nuts....looks like your truck is waiting to ambush the first passerby:D
     
  4. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    :D He totally was! That trail is tits, I can't believe how long it was, apparently it's 114 miles. Very well maintained too... I never was one for 4 wheeling but I sense a change on the wind :p
     
  5. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    Not that it matters or that there is anything wrong with it...but...does your camera/phone have flowers or elves or something on it.....just asking:D:D::sly:
    On that note..do you find forward visibility reduced with the larger mirror?? I have one sitting around somewhere but seem to remember it blocking my view..my stock one is a bit wimpy tho
     
  6. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Yeah, my phone cover has some weird crap on it... it was $1.00 on fleabay and I didn't want to pay a ton for something else AND I didn't want to mess up my phone.

    This mirror clamps on over the stock one and unless you're spotting geese you don't even notice it's there in regular driving.
     
  7. Little Foot

    Little Foot Member

    Nice flowers! Maybe you should continue the theme on the side of your truck:eek:
     

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  8. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Yeah yeah yeah. Didn't feel like f*king up the $400.00 phone and too lazy to buy a different cover. As for paint scheme I'm thinking of green and black... black being the bedliner I plan on putting in the back. I've been tempted by the roll on rustoleum paint job for awhile... and I would really like to put a coat of paint on the truck before winter since the current pain isn't the greatest.
     
  9. Little Foot

    Little Foot Member

    I'm thinking two tone pewter and gold
     
  10. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Sounds fancy... where would you have the color break?
     
  11. Little Foot

    Little Foot Member

    At the crease in the door. Gold on top and Pewter on bottom. Box would also be pewter and rack behind cab. And Black Gator liner inside box
     
  12. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    I did the rustoleum/tremclad job on mine ,and have done 2 motorcycles and another truck with the method,works great..takes a bit of time..use an hvlp gun if you have one as it's much faster.....$40 for a whole paint job is pretty sweet on the wallet:)...maybe you could put some flowers and elves on it:p......sorry just can't resist .....:D
     
  13. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Nice, did you go with white or a different color? I know one of my friends has a paint gun, not sure if it'd work or not though...
     
  14. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    In some thread or another I saw a truck that was silver on top and green on the bottom and looked pretty sweet. I want to keep it simple so I'm just going with a single color... the first time at least.
     
  15. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    I used Tremclad which can be mixed into about 30 custom colours ..Mines "Oregano green"..hey no jokes on the colour I'd never stoop that low:p...regular paint guns can be used but overspray is a bi*ch without a paint booth..if you have a booth or some indoor spot to do it a regular gun should be fine....I found I could do 2 coats a day with colour sanding in between.
     

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  16. Little Foot

    Little Foot Member

    I would also paint front bumber Pewter.
     
  17. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Wow, that color looks awesome actually. I dig your brush guard too, although I'll need a receiver hitch on my truck. I've got a shed I think I can paint in... did you do the 50/50 mix of paint thinner like they recommend for the roll on job?
     
  18. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    If I remember right (I can tell when mixing I don't really measure) It's more than 50/50 of mineral spirits (you can't use regular paint thinner it has to be mineral spirits specifically) same as a roll on job you need to get it just around the consistancy of milk..just a bit thicker than water..I think I did around 8- 10 coats ,sanded in between each..or maybe I sanded every 2nd coat..can never remember what I did 6 minutes ago let alone last year;)...I know with the bikes I sanded every coat since there was so little to sand..
     
  19. Ironraven

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    Cool! That'll probably end up being a project for next summer since this summer is almost gone :eek: and I'll need to drive the truck this winter :). What's your take on fabbing vs buying for hitches? The front receiver hitch mounting points look like they could be sorta complicated... but I don't want just a hitch, I want to build a custom brush guard unit that I can mount a winch on too. Hmmm...
     
  20. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Well, I installed my radio and speakers yesterday. I had to trim some of the inner door panel and use a spacer to get these 6.5" speakers to fit but damn me if it doesn't sound great! And the install looks pretty professional if I do say so myself :)

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    Plenty of room to roll the window down still.

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    I put the spacer underneath the vinyl so that it would look like it belonged there.

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    The ever-popular DUAL stereo, the install works like a charm. Thanks to the many random threads I searched here I realized that there's no ground on the stock plug and quickly isolated the constant vs the ignition power and it's good to go!

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    Driving back to the back field to check on my brother's progress seeding a cover crop. That's the kind of view I like to see in my rearview :)
     

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