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Finnish Line – For Sale: Suzuki-Powered Rock Crawler

Antti Kautonen December 11, 2012 Finnish Line, For Sale

There. Let’s take a moment to appreciate this creation. It’s a custom-built rock crawler on a pipe chassis, manufactured from well-chosen parts readily available. And it can climb trees. If you have land, forest and rocks to roam, is there anything better?

From the ad, I can make out it probably has a Suzuki engine mounted midships, but it’s up to you to confirm that.

The vehicle sits on BFG balloon tires on the ad photos, but these have apparently been sold by now and the thing comes on a worn 38,5/14-15 set. There are new Fox nitrogen shocks, discs all round, a hydraulic handbrake and whatever you might need, including a winch. The cockpit nestled inside the pipe chassis cabin has plexiglas windows, and you sit secured into a bucket seat.

The axles are from a Suzuki SJ413 Jeep and the ad says the engine is a 1.3-litre, so I’m deducting the engine is most likely from the same donor. But I could be wrong.

The seller accepts tractor/ATV/Bobcat trade-ins, and the asking price is 4800 euros, down from the earlier price of 5500. The crawler has been built in 2011, so it’s most likely not too worn yet. And you know what? It doesn’t sound like a too hefty price for becoming a certified badass. The cage looks sturdy enough to withstand at least a couple rollovers while attempting to scale the nearest pine.

Source: Nettiauto (link to ad here, mostly in Finnish)

 

Currently there are "5 comments" on this Article:

  1. JeepyJayhawk says:

    I wonder what it would take to DOT this in my neck of the woods. A few skulls and it's the redneck Mad Max for me.

  2. Van_Sarockin says:

    Looks like a beautifully made project and hella fun. But if you keep running into trees like that, you might want to check out the steering gear pretty carefully. Usually it's more fun to drive between the trees, but maybe that's just me.

    • TDI_FTW says:

      There are enough trees in Finland to find sets that are spaced similar to the front wheels of this über cool tree crawler!

  3. cruisintime says:

    Looks to be a high quality build and a lot of fun.Major want!

  4. MVEilenstein says:

    Needs a Hemi.

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