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Old 09-11-09, 20:07   #1
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1985 Suzuki Mightyboy

Thought ide put a bit of a speal about my daily, and its long list of backyard modifications. I just cant help myself!

A mate of mine first aquired this around 3-4yrs ago off an old lady, who couldnt afford to pay for its service, so she offered the car as payment, Win!

He cleaned it up a bit and gave it the extreme initialD paint scheme, then had to move to woolongong. So i bought it off hime for what it owed him and it was mine!

quick run down;
- car weighs 550kg's
- original motor is a 543cc 3cyl, 2 speed(no)powerglide
- 19kw at the flywheel
- carrying capacity is 350kg's
- 20L tank, gets me nearly 400 k's
- factory upgraded 12" rims, 145x70's
- top speed (with originaly motor) was 110kph, doesnt have a tacho but it did not sound good! haha













despite its size, and can haul alot of shit!









then came the fun parts, first mod was lowering it. first was the back with 3" lowering blocks, then the front with 2" lowereed king springs;








the standard 543cc motor eventually died (didnt like driving on the freeway everyday to work). I bought a Donor car, a suzuki hatch with the massive 796cc motor, and went to work swaping engine the entire running gears from both cars.

standard the mightyboys come with a single leaf spring rear, the hatch a triple so that gave the boy a bit less bounce in the rear. the running gear from that hatch had a massive 220,000k's less than the gear i pulled off the boy!







Just recently i found some brand new springs/shocks laying on the ground at pick-a-part in woolongongoff a newer suzuki, got them home and modified them to fit which lowered the front another 1.5"



at first i dropped it an extr 2" in the front, but then i couldnt turn, ha. so had to raise the spring seat up 1/2" to how it sits now;



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Old 10-11-09, 09:41   #2
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I want one. Is all I can say.
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Old 10-11-09, 10:26   #3
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LOL rocko so tuff
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Old 10-11-09, 11:03   #4
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Old 10-11-09, 18:48   #5
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I then Decided to rebuild the motor, about a year after i originally put it in, it was getting a bit tired, so out that came











decided i should degrease the engine bay cos it was a bit of a mess, which turned into this;



cut out the battery tray and any unused brackets, welded up all unused holes, flattened/welded the firewall, relocated all wiring under the guards, smoothed it all off etc;










When i got the motor back, began putting it all back together;



















and how it sits today! with the new motor its got about 500% more torque! speedo only goes to 120, and it pulls hard past that .
engine work;
- cleaned up and shaved the head, comp ratio is approx 9.5:1
- new pistons, valves
- Reground cam
- rebuilt carby




now ive gotta fix up the rest of the body and itll be mint!

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Old 10-11-09, 19:04   #6
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Old 10-11-09, 19:56   #7
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I can't imagine that a suzuki cruise would be hugely entertaining lol.

Engine bay looks so good!
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Old 10-11-09, 20:20   #8
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love the mightyboys, great work buddy!
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Old 10-11-09, 23:46   #9
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lolol this is a giant waste of time and money, but a very entertaining read!
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Old 11-11-09, 19:00   #10
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Old 12-11-09, 17:52   #11
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lolol this is a giant waste of time and money, but a very entertaining read!
so what have you built in your own backyard to say that?
I spend all my spare time on my cars, hardly a waste of time and costs me stuff-all.
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Old 12-11-09, 19:30   #12
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fark yeh man

im considering doing a right up on mine

getting mine resprayed over summer dunno what colour though yet
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Old 13-11-09, 10:36   #13
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What MPH ?
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Old 13-11-09, 19:52   #14
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im actually seriously considerin buying one of these for a daily..
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Old 13-11-09, 20:23   #15
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that looks sick as, I want one haha.

throw a turbo kit on it

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Old 13-11-09, 21:17   #16
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im actually seriously considerin buying one of these for a daily..
so am i im gonna make an offer to the bloke next door to work


it is wicked man good to see something different i wish i had your skills/ space to put a bigger motor in one
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Old 14-11-09, 07:24   #17
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What MPH ?
lol, at a guess, maybe 60?
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Old 16-11-09, 14:49   #18
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i got my one to 110km/h but it wasnt liking it at all

they seem to liek bout 90ish without making noise
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Old 16-11-09, 18:29   #19
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yeh, get an f8b man u wont look back. after rebuilding mine, (with work) i can do 95kph in 1st gear! hahaha
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Old 16-11-09, 23:22   #20
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how much did u pay for ur mightyboy if ya dont mind me asking, iv been looking for some but thier allaround the 4k mark? just seems completely different to what i thought they would be priced at?? i was thinking like 1k and less
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Old 17-11-09, 06:11   #21
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4k is a bout right for a good condition mighty. i bought mine off a mate for 1200, and as you can see the body is a bit rough.

anything under 2k is usually pretty flogged, will need a bit of work.
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Old 17-11-09, 14:44   #22
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keep checking ebay man, i got mine for 1800, ones on carsales are 3.5 upwards

the body is good on mine no rust, paint is ordinary but getting resprayed ne hoo
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Old 21-01-10, 18:26   #23
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made a HardTop for the tray a few weeks back, need to get some better pics tho. even has mini gas struts;





and ive only just finished this today, HDT/Suzuki cold air tray :P




also finished making these on the weekend, set of extractors. hopefully ill be able to finish the rest of the exhaust on the weekend and fit it all up.

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Camo thats so cool
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Old 21-01-10, 18:47   #25
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lol *** sick
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