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Tim Murphy
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  • Chambersburg, PA
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Tim Murphy aka: Samurai Guy

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Suzuki Samurai Guy

So everyone here knows that I'm the Samurai guy, and I got my lil gas sipper back last year. The news is that I'm rebuilding the Samurai now. I found out I had a 401k and am putting most of it into the lil Sammy. The build consists of rebuilding the engine, replace the trans, rebuild the front and rear axle, fix all the rust and cut out wheel wells, put jeep yj leaf springs on it, all running on 33" tires. only lifting it about 2 inches. I'm really hoping to keep the center of gravity down,…


Posted on January 7, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

95 yj build

Just got my 1995 Jeep YJ yesterday! what an adventure!, had a blow out on the way home, and fixed the brakes at a gas station. I still have a bunch to do it. i have alot of part swaping to do of the old and busted 87. the 95 is a 4.0 liter mpi with 195000 miles on it but pulls strong. doesn't seem to be burning oil and fairly good gas milage highway. Hardly any rust on the body, just a little on the drivers side drain hole, and the fenders are shot, but thats why i have metalcloaks coming…


Posted on March 24, 2013 at 10:19am — 5 Comments

Jap Jeep

So a buddy of mine John had a Suzuki Samurai for a while and it got a real bad oil leak that he didn't want to deal with. Sooooo, I bought it. I know it's not a real Jeep but will be a great lil gas sipper 4x4 if i can fix it. so once i get this fixed it's back to work on the yj.

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 12:51am — 11 Comments

no new jeep, just alot of work.

Well my friend now has to put a roof on his house. That being I guess i'm not selling my 88 wrangler yj. so i'm gonna really look into how much i have to do to get it lifted and running right, and the frame patched up ( rear shackles ). soooo i will make my list and see how much money has to be spent.

Posted on January 18, 2012 at 1:52am — 20 Comments

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At 1:22pm on March 19, 2013, Bob Boyce said…
Search "solman" in the TJ section of wrangler forum I did a write up of my manual to auto swap that has a part number for the teraflex seal
At 1:10pm on March 19, 2013, Bob Boyce said…
No need, just get an extended tranny output shaft seal from teraflex it was only $20
At 1:00pm on March 19, 2013, Bob Boyce said…
I did the same with the cardboard and grease. So far so good, my shift shaft seal is leaking now. Just picked up the seal today
At 12:48pm on March 19, 2013, Bob Boyce said…
I did the relocation of my tranny vent, hit me up if you want the info, it involves removing the tranny and a little welding but it's worth it.
At 8:05am on July 3, 2011, Chris Eby- Moderator said…
You couldnt get a picture of your jeep? Whats wrong with you? LOL!

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