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sebbo
Thu Jul 19 2012, 08:04p.m.
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Hi there,

ive been traveling to iceland since 1990 (i was 4 years old by then)
been there about ~15 times.... stopped counting

got my first own 4wd ride in end of 2008. stock suzuki samurai 1992

thats what it looked like when i bought it.

but as it was planned before i bought it to go to iceland with it i started modifying it for "the island"
so in summer 2009 i traveled with a friend around icelande for about 4 weeks with the for german conditions massiv modyfied samurai


this is what it looked like on our first day with a
Calmini 3" leaf spring suspension
30" BFG MT
4,16:1 Gearbox
and a cheap as fuck snorkel from bauhaus
in those 4 weeks of driving the worst-difficult-offroad-legal roads we crashed 3 wheel bearings (samurai stock axels)

in summer 2010 i rebuild the car from scratch...
added a 2" bodylift and enlargend the fenders
for the winter fun i added some 285/75 16 wheels (~32")
also changed the diffs to 3.9 from suzuki SJ413

after that was done i went to iceland again on my own for another 5 weeks last year
being prepared with 4 wheel bearings from which i needed 3 again...

this is me crossing "Krossa"


on the next picture its me on the eastside of "mulakvisl" right after the "high water run"


in the radio i heard what happened and wanted to go right to the glacier where the water exited.
so i insanely raced around the glacier just to be told by the police to go fuck myself and leave the area...
so i thougt: go fuck yourself, i find a track to phakil from where i can walk...
as i do know the area a bit, ive known where they evacuated the people staying at phakil

so, this is me being the only and first idiot that day near the glacier

yes i know it was stupid to go there (gas n shit.... i know the "risks")


thats it for today...
the story will continue:



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SŠvar
Thu Jul 19 2012, 09:04p.m.
Umsjˇnarma­ur vefsÝ­unnar

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innovative, not that I don┤t like productivity and imagination, but couldnt you find a long wheel base zook in Iceland and ship it home and fix it up
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sebbo
Thu Jul 19 2012, 09:39p.m.
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the problem with the long wheel base suzuki in europe is that they are are are all conertibles or at best with a hardtop. i dont like that crap. those are not real cars to me.
there would have been the possibility to import one from inda or something.... too expensive

so i just got myself a lwb frame including licence papers and a short wheelbase high roof body
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SŠvar
Thu Jul 19 2012, 09:59p.m.
Umsjˇnarma­ur vefsÝ­unnar

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now you can fit a shopping bag in the boot and dont need to travel super light, good idea I hope you get it finished soon so we can see the result, I dont think this has been done in Iceland before but many hard top cars have been made into pickups, because Suzuki SJ pickups are rare or impossible to find in Iceland
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birgir bj÷rn
Thu Jul 19 2012, 10:32p.m.
Biggi
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nice ride, ever in iceland again, look me up.
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sebbo
Sun Jul 22 2012, 11:54a.m.
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tyres are 35"... i think i need bigger ones
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birgir bj÷rn
Sun Jul 22 2012, 10:12p.m.
Biggi
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nice one!
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Juddi
Sun Jul 22 2012, 10:47p.m.
juddi
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Or less lift
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sebbo
Wed Aug 08 2012, 11:18a.m.
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sebbo
Wed Jan 23 2013, 02:06p.m.
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havent been doing much lately. all the shit for the axels like brakes and bearings are very expensive.... and i dont like to work in the cold garage



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sebbo
Mon Mar 04 2013, 12:35p.m.
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finally the highsteer arms arrived http://www.trail-gear.com/steering-components

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sebbo
Tue Mar 19 2013, 08:38p.m.
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this is what it looks like atm




this is not me. im a bit taller
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Loki
Wed Mar 20 2013, 08:30a.m.
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Good idea to build a lwb.
But this Zuki will be utterly useless for offroading and equally useless for road driving.
Center of gravity must be at least 30cm lower.
I hope this mechanized coffin will be stopped before you are allowed to kill anybody else than yourself.
Be smart, -mount the axle housings on top of the leaf springs.
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sebbo
Tue Mar 26 2013, 01:27p.m.
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i will leave it like that till the first test drive. if it doesnt work with the axle under the springs its not much work to change that. im still hoping the toyo axles and tires are heavy enough to keep the center of gravity at a usefull height
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sebbo
Fri May 10 2013, 08:23a.m.
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while having the car outside the garage for turning around we used the oportunity to have a little size comparing

modifications from right to left:
- 205/80 R16 + OME 50mm, Longer shakles
- 30" Calmini 80mm, Bodylift 50mm + Longer shakles
- 235/85 R16, OME 50mm, Bodylift 50mm






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Brynjar
Mon May 13 2013, 09:37p.m.
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what kind of terrain are you offroading in?
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sebbo
Tue May 21 2013, 05:50a.m.
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iceland will be the terrain. nothing specific

[ Edited Tue May 21 2013, 05:50a.m. ]
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sebbo
Wed Nov 06 2013, 03:37p.m.
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finally the engine was fired for the first time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjJ1Jha_a9w
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sebbo
Wed Apr 02 2014, 08:01p.m.
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almost done

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sebbo
Sun May 18 2014, 01:21p.m.
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done


in iceland from 1.8.2014 -19.8.2014 hope to meet some of you guys
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Juddi
Mon May 19 2014, 09:13a.m.
juddi
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You are welcome to stopp at our shop to get coffe and take a look at some suzuki modifacation


http://ja.is/kort/?q=B%C3%ADlavi%C3%B0ger%C3%B0ir%20Snurfus%20sf%2C%20Vi%C3%B0arh%C3%B6f%C3%B0a%206&x=363704&y=405485&z=8&type=aerial
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sebbo
Tue May 20 2014, 09:23a.m.
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i promise we will
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BoBo
Wed May 21 2014, 09:28p.m.
GabrÝel kßrason
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Looks good, but how does it do? and what engine is in it?
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sebbo
Thu May 22 2014, 08:05a.m.
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Engine is a 2.0L 115HP C20NE from Opel Omega A '89 with the R25 manual transmission.
Runs fine. Had a little Problem with the Oil pressure on steep hills. but after changing the oil pan to one from a Opel Ascona it works fine. Top speed according to gps is 144 km/h




for now it works ok. only have to build a bigger fuel tank. 40Liter tank with a range of 300km is not really usefull

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sebbo
Sat Aug 09 2014, 10:49a.m.
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Anybody of you living in the hvolsv÷llur or hella area and has a welding machine?
My exhaust is about to fall of.

Thanks in advance
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birgir bj÷rn
Sat Aug 09 2014, 09:41p.m.
Biggi
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ever in or neer fßskru­sfj÷r­ur u can stop by for a chat. KV Birgir. 8484345
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sebbo
Sat Aug 09 2014, 10:12p.m.
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Exhaust is fixed. Maybe i will visit you on the way back to seydisfjordur
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SŠvar
Mon Aug 11 2014, 05:17p.m.
Umsjˇnarma­ur vefsÝ­unnar

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very good, enjoy your travels, if you are near reykjavik area im at tr÷nuhraun 2 in hafnarfj÷r­ur most every night after 7pm, the shop is marked sukka.is in the window and my vitara in front

[ Edited Mon Aug 11 2014, 05:17p.m. ]
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Juddi
Tue Aug 12 2014, 12:07p.m.
juddi
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I got a visit this morning from Sebbo and his nice Samurai i forgot to send him to Ë­alsbˇndans ß GˇlanhŠ­inni (Sigga) The Suzuki goodfather of Iceland so Sebbo if you have a phone i can text you his number
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sebbo
Tue Aug 12 2014, 09:42p.m.
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Which area is sigga located at? I already left rvk and am in the area around hekla today and tomorrow
+49 1522 289 000 6
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Juddi
Tue Aug 12 2014, 10:23p.m.
juddi
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Ok he is in Rvk then next time i take you to him
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sebbo
Sat Mar 19 2016, 06:26p.m.
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norway vikingtreffet 2016
finally got a set of 38"




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SŠvar
Sun Mar 20 2016, 11:51a.m.
Umsjˇnarma­ur vefsÝ­unnar

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Sebbo very good the norwegian snow is deep and powdery in all of the photos I see, ,,, maybe needs a glacier!
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