Chris Johnson MO 1970 LJ10 Soft Top owned it for 9 years / 1972 LJ20V Hard Top bought it in 1999, and now just got a (May 2000) 1972 LJ20 Soft Top runs good, and came with the top bows and doors. email@example.com
Stephen R. Smith, LJ20 Soft Top manufactured 12/72. Owned since 5/6/99. Located in Upper Michigan. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike, Summit Ca. I have a Lj10 soft top. We have owned it for 3 years.
Found stored in a shed, a little rough, missing spare tire, no top, runs, need a few parts to sanitize. I may have bows for soft top.LJ10, Have parts list. Tom Street email@example.com
Michael Chapman, Ks. I have an 1972, LJ20, soft top, which I have owned for19 years. It has 38,000 miles on it. firstname.lastname@example.org
I OWN A 1972 SUZUKI LJ20. IT WAS ORIGINALLY A MILITARY VEHICLE. I HAVE ONLY OWNED IT FOR ABOUT 3 MONTHS, BUT I HAVE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT THESE VEHICLES. I AM 20 YEARS OLD, AND LIVE IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. I NEED A FRONT BRAKE DRUM FOR MINE, THE TEETH ARE STRIPPED ON MINE THEREFORE THE FOUR WHEEL DRIVE CAN'T WORK. I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY HELP FINDING THIS PART. THANKS! Neuman182@aol.com
Dan O'Connor 1971 LJ-10 Owned 7 Years email@example.com Re-Powered with a Honda 4-stroke 20 hp industrial engine in 1998...I can get the old iron if anyone's interested...basket case though.
Scott Sosey, Las Vegas, NV. Bought my '73 LJ20 in 4/96 in Lake Havasu AZ. I have put many desert miles on it, with some repairs and general maintenance. Runs like a champ. I also have a less than complete LJ20 that I use for parts. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim Hart, Murray, Ky 1972 LJ20, 6100 original miles, excellent cond. except need carb., In storage for last 10 years. email@example.com
My name is Troy McCormick from Bellingham, Washington. I bought a ' 72 LJ20 when I was 16. It was running when I bought it but it died. The cylinders were all chewed up inside. We had them redone but have not had it running yet. It is back in Madison Wisconsin in storage. I am hoping to get it out here so I can rebuild it. It is all original except I think the back seat may be different. It is starting rusting out in the floor and the panels but I am still hoping to save it. I am 27 now and have never driven a vehicle that was more fun. I would love to find a good running engine to put into it. Please let me know if anyone has one! I was sure excited to find this page - for a long time it was a struggle to find parts and my manual is missing lots of pages. firstname.lastname@example.org
This LJ20 was owned by my dad. He had it for several years. I don't remember who
he got it from. I think it is a 72. He pulled this thing behind his motor home
all over the country. He and Mom would park some where and use the LJ20 to site
see in. It has been to the
I have two LJ20s both are soft tops. One is original in mint condition
WOW I finally found a page on these machines...I have a 1973 I believe with about 30,000 miles on it, my grandfather bought it new and gave it to me right after I got out of High School 9 years ago, I started the project to get it running again, not really sure where I left off..wasnt exactly the best mechanic right out of High School, so now I'm attempting to continue this project, The motor was frozen, so we got it to turn over, and start, but it smoked BAD, so I tore it down, and both pistons were cracked, I did get new pistons, a new head, and a head gasket for it from Suzuki, also new rings too, do you know of a good ring compressor to use for these tiny pistons, its kinda weird since there's a small bevel on the cylinder wall???? If I could find an running engine I'd be interested in it. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. email is email@example.com
I have a LJ20 and this site is just what I needed to find, great site keep u the great work firstname.lastname@example.org
I bought my LJ20VL in 1981 and it has sat ever since. I did get some parts
4/2000: Just purchased Mike Summit's LJ10 - drove 1,650 miles in two days to
Greetings from Japan, and what a great website! It's good to
Have 1 72 LJ-20 in excellent condition, less than 18,000
original miles. Soft
We are the proud new owners of a 1972 LJ 20 Hardtop. It is in
I have a 72" LJ-10 (Verified) with 24,000 miles on
it. It was bought new
Hi i have one lj20 me and my lj20 live in Minnesota.
I have a 1972 LJ-10 with what shows as 28,000 original miles..
My name is Scott Bradley, I own a 1972 hardtop lj20 that is in
Interesting site. I was beginning to wonder if I had the only one left. I purchased my 1972 LJ10 soft top from the original owner in 1978 when it had about 3k on the odometer. We used it regularly until the mid 1980's then parked it. The odometer cable had broke at about 10k and I'd guess we've put another 2000 miles on it since. About 5 years ago we got the urge and took it out of mothballs. We parked it again the next year as it had developed an occasional front end shimmy at about 10 mph If I pull over, stop, start over and get it above 10 mph it's O.K. Everything seems to be tight & secure in the front end. Still has the original tires. Have any suggestions? Tony Cooper - Meridian, Idaho. email@example.com
Terence Murphy, LJ20 Soft Top 1972 20,000 miles. Just
purchased out of
Items in red are changes 10/15/2000
I have a 1981 German Spec. LJ80Q. I have accomplished multiple modifications to improve its already super off road performance. It is a daily driver that is used regularly off road to the embarrassment of a few so called proper 4x4s (read Jeep and Land Rover). The following are the modifications that I have already accomplished.
- Bobbed front fenders (for the flat fender look )
- 4 inch suspension lift (shackles and a combination of SJ410 and LJ 80 spring packs)
- fiberglass tub and front fenders
- 4 inch wheel arch extensions ( Home made)
- 215 R 75 15 Cooper Mud Terrain tires (195R15 stock size)
- 8 spoke wheels off a SJ410
- Extended differential vents ( Home Made)
- air intake snorkel ( Home Made )
- modified door hinges allow doors to be lifted off
- new rear frame cross member and valance panel due to old member being pulled completely off of the truck while extracting a Jeep Wrangler.
- New seats out of a SJ410
- Jerry can holder
- front disk brakes off of a SJ410 (requires SJ steering knuckles, spindles, brake assemblies. and toe in will require to be adjusted 3/4 inch on each side and a hybrid axle using LJ main axle and inner cv bearing race and SJ stub axle and burfield joint relatively bolt on
- extended front brake lines (Suzuki alto front brake lines) note lines off of a Honda civic sedan will work also)
- 80 channel FM cb radio (UK & EU) had to remove 40 channel (US) unit do to legalities here in the UK
- Magellan GPS 315 ( for navigation and accurate speedometer due to larger tires and broken cable)
- Grade/tilt gauge (gauge maxis out before the LJ does)
- large internal storage container to store recovery gear
- 2000lb electric winch mounted on custom "A" frame front bumper
- 4 driving lights
- 2 tow hooks on front bumper assembly
- 2 tow rings on rear cross member
- polyurethane bushings on front and rear springs
- Clarion AM/FM cassette stereo system
- ATV safety flag
- Custom paint (as in photo)
- SWR meter
- alarm system
- Hood mounted 48" Hi Lift Jack
Planned future mods ( have parts on hand just need the time)
- front lock out hubs (Samurai units)
- rear disk brakes using Samurai front brakes
- 5 speed transmission off a SJ410
- underbody illumination for front and rear axles
Other possible modifications
- larger fuel tank
- full roll cage
- piggy back transmission in lieu of a larger engine (use lower gearing instead of more power)
- front locker to complement the factory rear ( standard on German spec LJ80s)
- Spring over axle lift
- larger tires
- engine swap for ( possible 1.3 fuel injected Sami engine)
I will close for now. I hope that LJ80s are also welcome in the register. I am currently living in the United Kingdom but I desire to import my LJ to the states when I rotate back so if any one has any information concerning importing these exceptional little vehicles I would like to hear from you. I will send some photos when I get them scanned.
To see a pic of my LJ click here
1982's white Suzuki LJ80 Soft Top.
Mike Roy - Vancouver WA - 1971 LJ - 13K on the clock - but I bet that most of that is from being towed. Runs perfect - resleeved the brake cylinders a few years ago. I have a Datsun 1.3 engine that I want to install when I get the time. Anyone have any pointers on this installation? Has the aftermarket white spoke 15" wheels and Armstrong tires. One wheel was bent pretty good and caused a heck of a shimmy - I ended up shimming out the lug nuts with washers and it rides quite a bit better. If I do end up putting in new motor I will probably have a very nice original engine for sale. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have 2 lj-20 soft tops 1-good condition 1-excellent condition(
Clovile LeMieux - Brookhaven Ms. 1972? LJ20 just got it from my wife's uncle it has been sitting for 10 years not running yet ,waiting on parts and operations manual. Would like to here from anybody who has some tips for a first time owner .
I have a 1972 LJ20 that I picked up in 1984. 52,000 original miles and runs
My name is Shawn Nerren and I live in Nacogdoches, TX. I own a 72' LJ20. My dad bought it 10/73 from Suzuki South Central (a dealer in Oklahoma City) as a low mileage demo unit. The funny thing about test driving it before buying it was that it had no wheels on it. Someone had stolen them twice, so my dad just tested it where it sat. He bought it on the spot and after putting new wheels on it again, he DROVE it home. It was a hit from the start with my family and most everybody that saw it. The little Suzu has been down almost every pipeline and backcountry trail in Nacogdoches County.
In 82' it was parked awaiting an engine rebuild, but sat until 91',when I rebuilt it and began driving it. Sadly, it had to be put in storage again because of an imput shaft failure two years ago. I am hoping to find a new shaft and some other much-needed parts to get it back on the road again!
If anyone has an imput shaft for sale, or other parts, let me know. My e-mail is email@example.com
I have a 1972 LJ20 that I picked up in 1984. 52,000 original miles and runs
Hi; my name is Lonnie Thompson. I live in Ohio. I like Suzuki's. I have
I just bought a 72 lj20 soft top ( no top) has been sitting for several years
Owner of Ken's Motorcycle
I own 2 1972 LJ20 Jeeps. One, vin# 103912 I purchased in 1980, the other, vin # 103903, I purchased later in 1985. I am not wanting to sell my Jeeps, but I would like to share information with other owners.
Ken's Motorcycle Shop
1304 E. Main St.
Eastland, TX 76448
I have a LJ 20 I picked up out of a junk yard . poor little thing looked
My name is Pravira Pravitra and I live in Bangkok, Thailand.
To see picture of Pravira's LJ50 click here
I purchased a 1971 LJ10 from original
owner back in 1981. It was being stored
I found a 1972 lj20o in a shed in my backyard. The
owner of the house laughed
Donald Hokenson Maplewood, Minnesota firstname.lastname@example.org
CLICK HERE to see a pic of
Hi, I'm Miyata Keisuke$B!!(B(nickname: KENIZO ) in Japan.
I own since 1993 one LJ50 78model in running condition,70000km ,soft top, lots of fun -goes everywhere here in Mytilini island Greece, Kimon, e-mail email@example.com
I have a 1980 LJ80 which has been very modified over the years............ check out the write-up on http://www.BC4x4.com
although not too many original LJ parts remain , I think it still has the spirit of the original
machine......... happy trails, Ben Olson
I own a 79 LJ80 hard top that has been modified for heavy off-road use. I stated with a spring over and 31 10.5 Bridgestone mud duelers. Then I welded the rear diff and trusted the axles and added a external cage and bumpers. That worked great until I blow the motor on a wheeling trip in Sooke. I want to sick with the stock Suzuki but I wanted more power. So I rebuild the 800 with Suzuki motor cycle pistons and rods, ground stock cam, decked block, custom header, intake and carb off 1000cc SJ410. So far the new has worked great and has a lot of power and wheels great.
I have a 1980 Suzuki LJ 80 which I purchased new in 1981. The automobile
My name is Jack Chen .I owned SUZUKI LJ50 soft top just for two months.
Hi! I own a Suzuki LJ80 -79. One of only six existing here in Sweden. I have had the car for one year now, it's going to be restored for really hardcore offroad driving (my plans for now anyway). I think I will make a SPOA and put my grabber 30" on it, and maybe a lockright in the rear. Kim Emilsson, Sweden firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Dave I have a 1972 LJ20 that I have owned since
1979. It is
Owner Rob Townsend from Sheffield, England. 1979
lj80v soft top
Since 1987 I drive Suzuki 4x4. Starting with a Suzuki LJ80V. Since 1999
To see a picture of Henri's rig: http://www.lj10.com/rigs5.htm
Hello my name is DeWayne, I have recently purchased my LJ just
1982 Suzuki LJ80 Hardtop, stripped down to frame rails, rebuilt, interior painted, upholstery done, tunes ready to fit. 42k
1986 SJ410 Softop, Avignon Yellow, new bull bar today, fogs, read jump seat, 120 Watt CD etc... loads of laughs
1987 SJ413 LWB pickup, frame rails cut, wiring and hitch welded on, makes great flat bed drop side trailer with confusing extra hitch!
Have LJ80 Cylinder head, Refurb'd cylinder head, grille, front bumper and fiddly bits spare. UK located, on the Net professionally with spare parts firm, can I help in the UK?
tenho um suzuki lj20 de 1974, que recuperei totalmente. Apenas me falta o manual de instruções. Estou disposto a pagar o que for preciso a quem me encontrar um manual de instuções em bom estado para o meu querido lj20.
Tenho peças de um lj80 que poderia trocar. Por favor contactem -me.
Here it is translated..,
ola I have one suzuki lj20 of 1974, that I recouped total. But it lacks the manual to me of instructions. I am made use to pay what lj80 will be necessary to who to find me a manual of instuções in good condition for my beloved lj20. Has one parts that could change. Please they contactem - me email@example.com
Alex S Clarke
1982 LJ80 hardtop
1986 SJ410 Soft top
1988 SJ413 pickup converted into a trailer
Some contact information for Suzuki parts in the UK.
hi my name is Bennie I just got a1973 lj10 love it it needs master cylinder and carb. any help would be nice
I have a LJ20 for 30 years and I'v had it in storage for 26 years and it has 16,900 miles on it.
Some of the miles were registered by being on a tow bar it has all original paint and never broke down. It has all the stickers on it from tire pressure to oil light heater and vent control and four wheel drive shifting patterns. These stickers are little paper stickers. The body has some miner rusting around lower esegs of body. All original top and doors. All original tires and wheels, owners manual and tools. Aclay@pernet.net
My name is Romualdo and I live in Puerto Rico. I own a 1980 LJ80 soft top since 1999 . It has 1000cc engine and transmission. Engine was modified and has traction tires. It has MSD high vibration coil and MSD ignition control. I repaired engine about four times because I run very fast in the mud. firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Dean Caldwell, I own 2 1972 LJ10 Suzuki Brutes,
One has a snowplow mounted on it and is used to plow snow on sidewalks downtown where I live, which is Minot, North Dakota. We do occasionally get snow. It has just under 10000 miles on it. The second one has about 5000 miles on it and is really nice. The only thing missing are the fender mirrors which were taken off and were lost. It is totally original including the tires. I also bought all the parts the local dealer had for this model. So far the 10000 mile one has been running so well I probably won't ever need the other one. email@example.com Dean Caldwell, 122-2 South Main Street, Minot, No. Dak. 58701
Richard, Germany (wish to drive
my LJ in Texas) I bought my LJ 80 new in 1983, one of the last delivered
Models here. Did it's duty reliable till 2000. Then completely restored
and equipped with 275/15 Tires, painted FERRARI red, it's a show car,
but nevertheless allowed for public roads.
Manny Severo, Model: LJ80 - 1979, Hard top, Owned it since Sept 2000.
My name is Greg and I own a 1970 LJ10. I have owned it since 1978. My E-mail is
Gerald Koch (Pfalz/Germany), Model: LJ80 (1982) Soft top. I'm Owner since Dec. 2001
The condition is not so well (rust), much work...
(Pics at my LJ80 Homepage: http://www.g02.de)
Hi my name is Chris Rassu I bought my LJ as a basket case 3 years ago for $175.00. I have been working on it for two years now. I have converted it to a samurai 1300cc engine & running gear. It also has Toyota power steering and sit's on 33" tires. I just finished the roll cage last month and hope to be on the road by spring. A samurai also donated the power brakes. I have 5:83 gears and lockers front & back. I first saw a LJ when I was walking home in 1981 and it stuck in my head ever since. I've owned jeeps and trucks in the past but my LJ is my pride and joy! when it's done I'll post pictures. Keep em ROLLING! firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi There my name is Gary I bought a lj50 for $100 in emu plains NSW Australia and all I had to do is put fuel in it but I am restoring it for my kids to use at mudgee at learn to drive but I need help in tuning the 4x4 can atone help please email me at email@example.com
Hi, My name is Huub van der Palen, live in the Netherlands in a town
We own a 1973 L-50, looking for pistons for the engine. Kelly-Moss
Hello, my name is Paul and I bought my LJ20V in '85 for 300$ not
Scott Montgomery, Saskatoon Saskatchewan: I have 2 lj80v's, one my girlfriend bought from her sister about five years ago that is good mechanically but has a lot of rust, and the other i bought today that is in great shape and is a prospector edition. both have about 60000 km on them.
I thought I was the only one with one of these! I've had mine (LJ10
Hello from Australia, I am very impressed with this Website. After seeing an LJ80 do really well in the Australian Tuff Truck Challenge, I decided to drag one of my LJ Suzuki's out of the padock, It is a 1979 model LJ 80 soft top, I have fitted a 1300cc Toyota Corolla engine to it, and a 4 speed gearbox to match, it is going to be my budget off roader. I also have (as a donor vehicle), a 1976 LJ 50 with a 2 stroke 3 cylinder motor.
I have a 1972 LJ 20, all original, good shape, 26,000 miles, no top.
Steven Roddy 'New' owner of a 1981 LJ80 'Soft top' w/ 37,500 miles & bought it for $300.00 with spare transfer case and tranny. It has 15" offset (Ford) rims W/ 31x 12.5 and SPOA. Everything else is stock and works! Well...except the brakes. So, I use the emergency brake! Oh, it's used on a ranch in Kahuku, Hawaii
I also own a 1987 Samurai
Michel Lemay, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Bought my LJ80V here in Edmonton with 91000 kms in November of 2001 ( if it hasn't dailed over yet?). Got it for hunting and drivin' around town. Great on fuel and does very well in winter. I'm told from previous owner it's completely original. I'd like to think so.
ps... You've got a great visitor's page. I'll work at getting some pics included. Thank you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Via some hyperlinks I came to your site.
I purchased my 1972 LJ10 in April 1997 in Anchorage Alaska. It was purchased from a retired military man that brought it over from the Island of Midway. The steering in on the left hand side. Love it to death. I owned a lodge remotely in Alaska. We loaded it on a snowmachine freight sled and took it up the Yentna River 40 miles by snowmachine. It has been all over the "Bush". Recently, it was loaded once again on a freight sled and returned to civilization (40 miles down the Yentna River). It has an inverter under the hood to run power equipment. The soft top is in excellent shape. Would love to hear from people with LJ10's. My e-mail address is email@example.com. I am looking for a Manuel and I'm in desperate need of a clutch. The "jeep" now resides in Willow Alaska.
I have a 1978 ( I think ) LJ80 hard top, that we've had since I was born. Been trying to make it registerable again. The body isn't too rusted but the valves are shot. Wondering about the head thickness too. Fixing it up as it is the only vehicle I can imagine driving.
Hi, my name is Bob , I'm in N.Calif. A friend just gave me a 72 LJ 20
My name is Gerald Koch from Germany, I bought my 2nd LJ 80 a view days ago for 1500 Euro. It's a very nice rig, no rest and mostly original. You can see my LJ80 at the German lj80-friends page www.lj80-freunde.de (look there at the LJ Gallery>>Geralds LJ#2).
You will find there a download of the German user manual and much more information over lj80's in German language.
My eMail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, I own a 1981 LJ 80 V, and it has only 40,000 kms. Mint condition, and everything works. If anyone knows of a Suzuki club close to me please let me know. Kamloops, British Columbia. Paul Petroczi email@example.com
HI SUZY GUY FROM DARWIN AUSTRALIA, HAVE OWNED SEVERAL ZUKS. STILL HAVE SJ51T TRAY TOP WITH 4AGZE SUPERCHARGED TWIN CAM AND 4SPD AUTOMATIC. ALSO STILL BUILDING LJ50 WITH TURBO INJECTED 5K COROLLA ENGINE AND TRIMATIC AUTO, HOPEFULLY GET 14 SEC Q-MILE (PREVIOUS 15`S).VERY FEW LJ10/20 IN AUSTRALIA
I bought a 1979 LJ80 soft top, it is very rusty, none of the gauges work (although the dash lights up).
I took it off roading and does it go! Although the clutch is weak, it goes anywhere.
I rebuilt the steering box, put an electric fuel pump on it, a custom air cleaner assy, A winch, custom front bumper. I plan on welding in new floors, new seats, tach, water temp gauge, speedometer, new clutch.
I am in the process of buying an other hard top in good shape but needs a water pump.
Hi you all,
Tore A. Strand in Norway own 1 of 5 LJ 20 witch arrived Norway in 1973.
My name is Ben I live in Brisbane Australia I own a 1977 LJ 50 hardtop
giday I'm from Australia i own a LJ50 i brought it in 1977 and it is sill working today the only problem is that it has a crank shaft rattle and because in Australia it would cost $1000 or more to fix so I've been told. can any one help me? please Email me at Lavery@.MCS.net.au
hola amigos yo soy chileno y tengo un lj-50v año 78 aqui les envio unas
I am Mads Zimmermann and I'm from Norway.
I own one of two LJ20 who is still alive in Norway.
I don’t know of any else in Nord-Europe.
I have just started restoring it.
The engine had not been started since 1981. It took me 3 ours and it started and goes like a clock.
The car is an one owner and has just 12000 miles on the meter.
I also have a Suzuki 413 with an Swift 1.3 GTI engine that I run races with.
Hi, here's David Leclerc, I'm in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada.
And I bought few months ago (June 2003) an '81 SJ-410 soft-top. The engine's perfectly running, but despite the fact it's been owned by an autobody worker for the past 12 years or so, the body is not yet in it's best shape. But being an autobody worker myself, plans are to strip it down to bare-metal, and rebuilt it with sheetmetal only...no body filler...and to get it "showroom-ready". I owned it for 7 months now, and as I'm still only 21, I won't let it go for years to come.
LJ20VL vin 107306, 1972.vehicle is low mileage and in good condition.
currently registered in South Dakota USA
believe sold by a dealer in Rapid city, SD when new as rumor has it that someone sold them there then.
sorry but i am not in front of this vehicle as it is 2K miles from me. this vehicle has been mostly a barn/garage queen. only rust is the front quarter area where internal stiffining member must trap moisture
questions?: has anyone made a repair piece for this rust area? every LJ I have seen has this problem.
are there any "hot rodding" parts or specs available?
currently the vehicle is an unmolested, pure stock example with the exception of fat 15"wheels and really dry snow/mud tires. i have a spare 4 speed, radiator, engine, stock wheels and a few other things. there are a few more of these running around in western SD, mostly horribly rusty
I bought my Carry in Oct,03 .It is a 1971 L40V that is electric it needs lots of tlc and I am not finding parts for it so I am making what I can for it and plan to have it running by this spring any help with it would be great ,because I don't quit easily on something .LJ10.com is a great asset to me thanks.
I've owned my LJ20 (1971) for ten years. Right now I need a water pump!
Red Bluff, CA
I have owned my '72 brute, LJ10 since 1999. Its in very good condition with 20kmiles on it, most of which were racked up while being towed to my fun zones. I love this machine, I've out wheeled anything you can think of, it truly amazes me and my friends. They made fun of me first, now they envy me. If I get stuck in some sticky mud, I just pick it up and move it while my buddies are looking for a pull. Everyone has tried to convince me to change out the drivetrain, but I insist on keeping it original.
I do have some problems, I can get the front drums off for the life of me, so it a rear braking system only (sometimes scary). I plan on having the springs rearched as the Brute is sagging these days.
ANYONE IN SACRAMENTO IS WELCOME TO GO CAMPING AND WHEELIN' WITH US. firstname.lastname@example.org or 916.247.1530
ahoy, my name is trevor t, and i am also an lj enthusiast.
My name is Michael and I bought a 1978 Suzuki LJ 80 in August 2003.
It's a Hardtop, with sunroof, bullbar and original Bartread tyres.
It needs some work and new tyres, but I'm in the Suzuki 4WD Club of NSW (Australia), so i think I'll have plenty of help to get her on the road.
Michael 13/5/04 email@example.com
My name is Butch, I bought an lj10 in 1984, had 13,000 miles on
it. The previous owner would tow it behind his motor home. The last
time he towed it he left it in gear and flooded the crankcase with
oil and couldn't get it running. I bought it and after working on it
awhile I got it running but it smoked something terrible, I let my
son (11yrs) drive it around a field to burn out the excess oil.
(This, by the way, is how he learned to drive). I painted it a
bright red and reupholstered the seats a red plaid, put a white top
on it and it looks great. Drove it for approx. 5 years when the
throttle cable broke and the carburetor started acting up. Since
then it has been stored. I plan to recon it and use it on my place,
and run errands for my wife. I am happy to know there ore other
people with like interests in lj10's.
Hello fellow LJ 50 owners of 2004.
Martin Organ-Flertcher. I have a Lj 50 Hard top is stock standard condition and runs good. my dad picked it up from a car yard for $300 with a excellent motor, no brakes and some rust. had the lj50 for 5 year and plan to keep it. fixed the rust, repainted it dark green added some lights and use it as a off road vehicle. I want to upgrade and fix a few things on the car I'm located on the Gold Coast, Australia. hopefully I will see The BEAST on the road in a couple of years.
feel free to contact me
Hi my name in Nick Strout and I have a LJ50 and I Live in the USA and I always wanted to fix up the jeep in the barn I just found out what that thing is.
I have a LJ80 I purchased new in Hawaii in 1979[Dec] and still have it. It has 54,000 original miles and is all original except for the seats. It is the soft top and still runs like a clock. The only thing wrong with it is I need to locate the steering tie rod ends as there is a bit of looseness in the front end. Any help I can get obtaining the R/L tie rod ends will be appreciated.
Aloha, Mark Pinkston [in Oregon]
51 N. Dean St.
Coquille, Or 97423
Dusty Predmore OH. 12/72 LJ20e hard top. I located it in a junk yard I took it home got it running used it for 1 year brakes went out and got a hole in radiator parked it for a year and a half got it out 8/7/04 and fixed radiator. It still runs and drive good. bodies in bad shape. Owned it for 3 year. firstname.lastname@example.org
my e-mail address is email@example.com ...i have a 1972lj20 that is in good running condition with 9000 original miles. I am looking for a new or good used soft top and the front bows...a 560x15 rim and information as to where I can purchase the military type tires..brake shoes..wheel cylinder kits and master cylinder kits. any help and information is greatly appreciated... thank you to all of you
I have just bought a LJ80 (1980, 80,000 km, light red)
I project to dismount the case to repair it, to repaint it, and to make a 1" bodylift.
The engine and the transmission are ok.
I'm a happy owner of an 1979 LJ80 since December, 2003
I have an LJ20V, "Brute IV", 72 model, that I have owned since
'73. It still runs good although rubber parts are starting to go. I
am in Mississippi. I just found this site and will be looking for
help on parts. I have a very few, but nothing seems to be what I
need! I have some original dealer literature, including one dealer
poster showing a pretty girl in an open top LJ20! I picked this up
at a dealer in Japan, so it is in Japanese. Also, I have a service
manual and a parts manual.
My name is Derrick Pisa (like the leaning tower) and I have a 1981 LJ80 with the soft top & doors I bought it in 1995 form a guy in Gowanda, NY for $300 whose son had been in the military and bought it new in Guam and brought it home with him where it sat and ceased. It only has 37,000 original miles on it!! We freed it up and I drove it for 3 summers the last one I was stopping it with the e-brake. I did have fun in it, I even had it in a 4xfun fest and a picture of us was in a 4wheel &off-road magazine. I have it parked in my Barn hoping someone can help me find an all new brake system or any other parts anyone with info can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org I really miss driving it. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated. THANX Derrick
We are Amy and Sandy Sandford, in Victoria BC, and we are the proud owners of a 1981 LJ80V. The serial number is JS3JA11V7B4100580.
We bought it about three months ago. It has had fairly extensive welding work done on it, to address rust problems and to beef it up for hunting purposes. As a result, our Zuki has checker plate front and rear fenders, rear quarter panels and a heavy-built running board. It also has a unique roll-bar/elk carrier system built in. This means you can probably roll it down the side of a mountain, put it back on its feet, and drive away. Not elegant but pretty tough. It still has the original 797cc engine.
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I bought a 1972 lj20V with about 16,000 miles here in Denver last year and have finally got it running, but not stopping well. Either the flexible hoses have collapsed inside or the wheel cylanders are locking out, but the way it sits, either I have no brakes or the wheels are locked up. If anyone knows if replacement hoses are avaialble I'd sure appreciate finding out before I try to have custom ones fabricated. The Jimny is complete down to the hood badge and original optional Motorola radio and I'm looking forward to seeing how well it copes with one of the blizzards that hit us every couple of years..
I live in Australia and found your web site looking for a new lj50 to buy. I have had 4X4 Suzuki’s since I was a kid, I currently only have 1 1974 LJ50 that I have had for about 10 years, it’s in pretty poor condition. I understand that the LJ50 wasn’t released in the US very interesting because they came here in large numbers but are getting hard to find in any condition. My family have owned about 30 or so over the years, I also remember having a water-cooled two cylinder LJ20 when I was a kid. The LJ50 was so much more powerful but had pretty much the same body, awesome 4WD. The family owned a 1million acre cattle property and we stripped them down and put bar work on and chased scrub cattle in the bush with them, they were the only 4wd strong and agile enough for the job. They got pretty battered and we wrote a few off over a 20 year period. I kept my battered runabout from the station when we sold and moved to town and it has sat under a tarp and not run for about three years. Living in town I now need a registered one and mine is beyond that hence the search for one with a better body when I found this site. It’s great to see so many Suzi people hope to hear from some.
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I own a 1979 LJ80, it has 60k on it, have owned it for abot 10 years now, but have not driven it for 6 years, young kids take priorty over toys. I have been updating it lately, am looking for a windshield, with or with out glass and wiper motor just need frame.
I have added an electric fuel pump(boy did that sure fix some off road problems), as well it now has a complete brush guard and winch on front.
I am from Vancouver Island, Canada, and use this for hunting and fishing the back roads, a ATV for two with a heater AWESOME!
If any one has parts close to me, please get back to me
I have a 72 LJ 10 that was purchased new by my parents in 72.
This one needs a lot of work now, a piston broke and since then many
parts of the motor were lost by my little brother and nephew. So
currently I am looking for a replacement motor to drop in it.
My name is Ed Wilkins and I live in Austin, Texas. I recently was given an LJ-20 that has been garaged since 1980. For the most part, it is in respectable shape. The engine and train are in great shape.
However, I am having difficulty finding parts.
Both front and rear rubber in the wheel cylinders are real stiff. The master cylinder rubber is cracked, and useless..
All bores are fine after honing, but I can't seem to locate re-build kits.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Ray Houck - near Baltimore, Md. I have a 1980 LJ81K truck, Mfd 12/79, VIN# 108506 which was brought over from Hawaii. I bought the truck in 1986 and have managed to keep it on the road since then. Until January of this year, I had to struggle to get it through the state emissions tests required every two years. In January 2005, I was able to re-register it as a historic vehicle, eliminating the Maryland Emissions Test requirement. That was a big relief. The vehicle only shows 39K on the odometer. I want to keep it as original as possible and am interested in any available parts, new or used. Also would be interested in hearing about problems and solutions from others with similar vehicles. Many thanks to Steve for making me aware of this site. email@example.com
Hello .my name is Bob , I have a LJ20 the motor runs but the body is shot and there's no reverse. it sat in a briar patch for many years , I gave $100 for it and am now building a scaled down 1941 jeep MB body , moving front axle forward 4 inches and reinforcing frame, any advise on motor swaps or wheels that will interchange would be appreciated. from Asheville NC SmokyMNTnights@aol.com
I have a 1972 Suzuki lj20 soft top
it has 14,450 miles on it all original. Its yellow with a black top and it has tractor tires
on it. It has rust every wear on the lower panels and on the floor boards witch i will
have to replace I will soon be striping it down to to sand blast and bondo and to start
painting it and then the process to get every thing back together were its working
My name is Greg Morrissey. I have a LJ80 from 1979. I would like some advice and info from anyone who has attempted a renovation. I am just about to completely renovate the LJ, I am going to change the color from beige to military green, canvas roof etc. It would be great to speak to some of the guys on the web. Although the car is registered UK, I had it shipped to Alicante Spain where I now live. So hopefully I will find all the bits that I need. Although the car still drives really well.
Thanks for everything, looking forward to hear your reply emails.
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Best regards Greg (Greg Morrissey)
I live in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada. I
bought my first LJ in
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Hi, my name Samuel (Sammy), I'm from Indonesia. I have 1982 LJ-80 Hardtop (Latest model for Indonesia sales version). It's dark brown, still standard (not 100% original), and try too keep it "virgin". I owned since 1999.
Hi, my name is Pier Luigi, and I come from Italy. in
2003 I bought an 1980s LJ 80, and I've completely
My Name is Clint Henrie. I live in Anchorage Alaska
and I am the owner of a 1980 LJ80 soft top (without the
soft top). I will send photos when I figure out the
website a little better. I have owned it for about 6-7
years but it has been in storage due to my being in
school the last 5 years. I am excited to get to know you
all on the site, and having your help fixing er up into
a daily driver.
I would like reg my 1972 lj10. i saw my 1st lj10 last night. I chased it down asked all about it I now own it. Original 2 stroke engine been sitting long time smokes but runs.
ill put plugs in tomorrow any1 near Modesto CA that knows about lj10s
I have a 1980 LJ80 with a home made spring over lift. it has 33 14.50 boggers on it. stock everything else. it is the slowest vehicle in southern Washington. it has a little rust on the rocker panels but it is in excellent condition otherwise. everyone rubber-necks it when I drive past them.
Hello. My name is Paul Krystall and I have a 1980 Suzuki LJ80 that I used to drive on the beach and the body is totally finished - chassis, engine and drive chain is fine. I want to leave the car at the beach, and so I am taking off the body and will throw it away for scrap. I want to rebuild from scratch - 2inch iron roll bars, wood and canvas - otherwise the rust will be back in 6 months.
Could you please circulate this to your list members - I am looking for photos of any Suzuki that has been rebuilt for minimal metalwork - to get ideas.
1980 Suzuki LJ80 that was the jeep like model but the guy before me made a small truck box out of the cargo area in the back. it had 46 thousand orig.
KM on it, the colour is white and blue.
My name is Nicom. I live in Cape Town South Africa and I have a LJ50 that needs restoration.
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