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My Carry Project

Discussion in 'Suzuki Carry' started by WestEndAngler, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    I saw that after closer inspection and took it to the store and matched it... It's an M5.8 and I used a 16MM length a standard #24-32 x 1/2 machine screw could also work but remember its a metric nut back there.
  2. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    The upholstery shop called me late last night to tell me the seats, back rest, head rests and side panels were ready for pickup!

    I had them cut out pre-punched holes for my speakers. I tried to get some 4" speakers to fit but I think the 3.5" will be the ticket. Thanks to Spaner for the easy to follow directions on an older thread for installing the radio properly without blowing fuses.


    Here are the additional shots of the interior. It came out great. Charcoal gray marine vinyl perfect for the wet & muddy conditions I will be putting them through.

    You can see where I took the bedliner up the door and taped it off just above where the door panel falls. The interior is all bed lined as well to provide easy clean outs of mud, dirt & feathers lol.

    interior1.jpg interior2.jpg interiordoor.jpg interiordoor2.jpg

    I also got a new front panel kit for the carry so the radiator is once again recovered the way it should be from the factory.

    I'm still waiting on my tires & rims which will be in Tuesday and a rear receiver hitch I ordered to pull the trailer full of decoys out to the field. A transmission mount and some other miscellaneous items remain to get her into good driving order.

    My next mission is to fix the carb there is a local shop that specializes in the mini trucks and I'm highly tempted to drop it off for them to tackle my issue.

    After that I can focus on trying to fab up the rear seats and rack.
  3. spaner

    spaner Well-Known Member

    Pretty sweet..;)

    After many years in the bush there is one thing that I can say for sure, tapes don't skip; ever...:p
    Still nice though,

    After more than a few years of ownership, I baby talk the running gear all the time, but I have to admit that I haven't even washed the truck in a year...;) My dad gives me crap about it all the time. I say "yea, but it won't make the truck work any better, and he ain't for picking up chicks" heh, heh...
    The guys cringe when I do a Canadian Car Wash, high speed through the tags, "the paint, the paint!, jeez!"

    That's what he's for. I could have another truck, just for plowing through the bush, at my whim, but this one is mine..:D

    PS, you should see the dents in the doors; make you cry..:cool:
  4. muddy moose

    muddy moose Member

    Hahahha spaner....... A man after my owm heart!!! I think the only time i wash my mud truckk is when i have to fix something or make something better hahaha my carry is following suit as well. She hardly cools off now that she is running.

    WestEndAngler...... The bench seat out if a mazda or ford ranher fits perfect across the back of the cab. I mounted one there and speakers in the headache rack for my passengers to enjoy whatever i choose to torture them with hahaha. I also mointed a bucket seat in back along one side. So in short 4 people and 2 dogs ride quite cozy hahaha
  5. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    Here is what we're planning on building for the truck bed area to haul more people & gear.

  6. muddy moose

    muddy moose Member

    Looks like bus seats would work great for what ya need. Im working on putting together a front bumper so i can run my winch on either end amd have simething to hook to........ Darn heavy front end hahahaha
  7. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    I'd be interested in a brush guard for my front end.

    The 3.5" speakers came in but the holes do not have enough spacing to hit the panel on all four screws. Thus, I'm going with the 4" speakers and using a 1/4" spacer made for me my buddy at his car audio shop. The 4" will allow me to push 100w to the two speakers plus they are waterproof. Now if only I could find them in black and not white which I currently have.

    Tires & new rims should be here tomorrow.
  8. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    Not sure if I mentioned this but I had a locksmith come out and get my door locks working. He cut a key to open the locks and made me a copy of my only ignition key so now I have two complete sets and I can finally lock the doors if ever needed.
  9. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    FedEx finally dropped off the tires & rims after a day delay.


    I quickly got them mounted and bolted on. Took her for a drive around the block and all is well.

    tiremounted.jpg tiresmounted.jpg
  10. muddy moose

    muddy moose Member

    Looks good. Those are the same rims i got. They put up with quite a bit of abuse so far
  11. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    Good to know!
  12. hatch

    hatch Member

    I like those wheels and tires, what kind are they?
  13. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    STI Wheels, the model is "HD2" the tires are Maxxis Ceros 23x8R12
  14. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    Well today I decided to try and get some sea foam through the fuel lines. It didn't work out to well the carb spacer fell out because of the stripped threads so I had to abandon my attempt. I pulled the carb and noticed its pretty dirty.

    carb.jpg carb-dirty.jpg
  15. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    I tried the Sea Foam trick to no avail so the carb was again removed and is on it's way to Hite Parts to get worked on.

    I received a bolt on rear receiver hitch that mounts to the frame (each side of the rear leaf hangers) via 4 bolts. It can be welded too.


    I may be looking at other alternatives for the rear hitch not 100% sold on this one. It was just being mocked up so the 2" receiver hitch is not pictured.
  16. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    Added the front fender flares. I think it ended up looking good and will cut down on the rocks hitting my arm.



  17. lwr2

    lwr2 Member


    That looks a hole lot like mine! I see your from Houston. I live in cypress anything you need to look over you can compare to mine.

  18. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    Well guys, she is done! Well, I still need to weld up of the rear hitch I bought and fabricate the rear benches and rack that will bolt to the truck bed. I took her around the neighborhood and she is running great.

    I sent the carb off to Hite Parts in Ohio and they did a fantastic job for me. I installed the carb, turned the key and she started purring like a kitten! I didn't have to touch a single thing! The clean carb along with all the maintenance items mentioned in this thread has given me a smooth running, reliable hunting rig.

    Here are some photos of the clean carb

    cleancarb.jpg cleancarb2.jpg cleancarb3.jpg

    I noticed there are two fuel filters so I installed the second fuel filter which was a PITA because the fuel started squirting everywhere :frustration: luckily this allowed me to drain the tank and so I used it to my advantage and got any potential bad gas out of the tank. I ran the rest out of it today with 1 GA of fresh gas.

    I also received two stock transmission mounts. I was missing one and the nut on the passenger side was missing allowing the transmission to bounce around so I replaced them with two new ones identical to stock.

    I am still waiting on some miscellaneous items like a window rain shield for the drivers side and I'm trying to find the mud flaps for the drivers side. Still no luck yet but the window shield I'm told is perhaps on its way to me from Twin Rivers ATV.
  19. hatch

    hatch Member

    I think Trax once told me what the cost was but if you wouldn't mind sharing I would surely like to know because I am seriously thinking about sending mine. Also what kind of turn around do they have?

    Nice project an thanks for sharing
  20. WestEndAngler

    WestEndAngler Member

    It was around $300. I paid extra for next day air back to me. It was about a 13 day turn around. I sent it and it arrived 8/9 and I got the carb back today 8/22. The guy I spoke to said they were backed up. I did inquire making sure they received the carb after a few days. Luckily they didn't have to order any parts, they had all the parts they needed in house and did a terrific job. I spoke to Trax as well about trying everything before sending it in. I tried it all and couldn't get it to work right so overall I'm glad I sent it in because the truck runs great now. I'm a month away from hunting season and just need to get myself a trailer lol. I'll try and get some video this weekend and upload a short YouTube clip.

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