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$107,000 Samurai Build
« on: Jul 09, 2008, 08:01:20 AM »
http://www.offroadfabnet.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185&highlight=tube+doors+latch

I'm not a samurai hater but this thing had WAY to much money poured into it.  On page 6 the guy said the total build cost was $107,000  :yikes:

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #1 on: Jul 09, 2008, 08:13:03 AM »
That thing is ridiculously dumb!

and it looks unneccesarily heavy with all that useless tube


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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #2 on: Jul 09, 2008, 08:47:25 AM »
like I said WAY to much money  and even though the work is really nice it was wasted on that rig.  I can't tell if its supposed to be an expedition style rig or what they were shooting for.

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #3 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:01:16 AM »
 :bull crap: on that price unless everthing is gold plated. I've seen much more extensive builds than that one that included a complete resto of the body and frame then a build from scratch with a blown 351 and all the goodies that could be thrown at it. About the only thing he didn't do was build an exo around it, cost him about $50,000 to build this.

...and he didn't do the resto, it was professionally done.
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #4 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:22:16 AM »
I would take that bronco any day over that samurai.  I mean shoot I would've bought a used Ferrari  for $107,000

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #5 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:40:58 AM »
What is that thing on 31's? for 107,000$? makes sense....NOT
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #6 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:42:13 AM »
We were taking a picture of the 1st dirt that thing ever got, Trucktrader was pointing to it. He did eventually sell it and bought himself his mid-life crisis vehicle, a Vette. He sold it for around the $50,000 that he put into it.
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #7 on: Jul 09, 2008, 10:01:34 AM »
Scott did a great job on that Sammy Kimera if I remember correctly. Too much $? yeah probly for you and me but customer and builder were both happy with the results. How do you know customer didn't have a couple midlife crisis cars and wanted a midlife crisis hunting rig. too much $ to you and me is different than too much $ to somebody else. The work is definatly high quality and I know Scott well. As a builder you build what the customer wants, give the advice you can  and do the best job you can.

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #8 on: Jul 09, 2008, 10:07:33 AM »
Oh it is a great looking Sammi no doubt but the price is just plain crazy! The build on my friends Bronco was all custom work, nothing was store bought bolt on stuff for the most part and it still didn't cost that much. This was just after he put it on the road and the build still continued....

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Seats:   Procar with adjustable slider and recliner
Floor:   Line-X spray in bedliner
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #9 on: Jul 09, 2008, 12:07:51 PM »
Scott did a great job on that Sammy Kimera if I remember correctly. Too much $? yeah probly for you and me but customer and builder were both happy with the results. How do you know customer didn't have a couple midlife crisis cars and wanted a midlife crisis hunting rig. too much $ to you and me is different than too much $ to somebody else. The work is definatly high quality and I know Scott well. As a builder you build what the customer wants, give the advice you can  and do the best job you can.

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Like I said.  Good fab skills.  Work was top notch.  I just thought it was a crazy amount to spend on that samurai.  I would do that much work is someone was paying me as well.  I would just want the owner to spend the money on more useful parts.  But again I'm not knocking it.  He did a great job in the fab work.

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #10 on: Jul 09, 2008, 06:59:17 PM »
No doubt that it is some excellent work, but the cost is why out of line for the vehicle.
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #11 on: Jul 09, 2008, 08:55:20 PM »
I could build two Sami's that would walk all over that thing for that kind of money.

$50K could get you everything you would need to build the baddest Sami/Buggy imagineable.



This dude got ripped if he seriously paid that much and I wouldn't be bragging about that.

I'm almost at a lose of words, there's so many thing's running through my head that I could say twords this "thing"

Makes me wonder how stupid people like this have 107K just laying around to spend on this sh......... IET!??!?!?!?!?!?


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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #12 on: Jul 09, 2008, 09:49:21 PM »
I could build two Sami's that would walk all over that thing for that kind of money.

$50K could get you everything you would need to build the baddest Sami/Buggy imagineable.



This dude got ripped if he seriously paid that much and I wouldn't be bragging about that.

I'm almost at a lose of words, there's so many thing's running through my head that I could say twords this "thing"

Makes me wonder how stupid people like this have 107K just laying around to spend on this sh......... IET!??!?!?!?!?!?



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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #13 on: Jul 10, 2008, 05:01:46 AM »
...."Rigs are built NOT bought"  :talkingn:

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #14 on: Jul 11, 2008, 09:35:21 PM »
...."Rigs are built NOT bought"  :talkingn:



Seriously, he must have paid someone ALOT of money to do.... whatever it is that they did to that thing.

Someone had a nice salary for awhile....
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #15 on: Jul 11, 2008, 09:53:23 PM »
That sami is fugging retarded..... 
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #16 on: Jul 12, 2008, 02:42:34 PM »
I don't think I've spent $50,000 on all my rigs combined, including the purchase price.
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #17 on: Jul 14, 2008, 06:46:40 PM »
that thing looks retarded. mabe they should have spent more time on suspention and get that thing on some 35's or somthin
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #18 on: Jul 14, 2008, 10:51:53 PM »
that thing looks retarded. mabe they should have spent more time on suspention and get that thing on some 35's or somthin



Of all the words in that gibberish stream you spelled retarded correctly..  Maybe you should have spent more time in school learning rather than picking your nose? :hahaha:
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #19 on: Jul 14, 2008, 11:46:35 PM »


Of all the words in that gibberish stream you spelled retarded correctly..  Maybe you should have spent more time in school learning rather than picking your nose? :hahaha:


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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #20 on: Jul 14, 2008, 11:51:06 PM »
thats to bad. im sure the guy that built that one on pirate could have done it for him for a fraction of the cost and its a billion times sicker.
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #21 on: Jul 15, 2008, 09:23:53 PM »


Of all the words in that gibberish stream you spelled retarded correctly..  Maybe you should have spent more time in school learning rather than picking your nose? :hahaha:


F'n spelling police got me again.... Less time picking my nose, now that is ridiculously preposterous. Good night kind sir
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #22 on: Jul 19, 2008, 09:58:53 AM »

F'n spelling police got me again.... Less time picking my nose, now that is ridiculously preposterous. Good night kind sir





Glad you figured out spell check....  Makes you look UNstupid when you make fun of someone... :P
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #23 on: Jul 19, 2008, 10:20:32 AM »
That sami is fugging retarded..... 
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85 TRUCK AUSSIE IN FRONT LINCON AROUND BACK MARLIN 4" SPRINGS UP FRONT WITH 63 CHEVYS ON BACK. REBUILT 22R WITH CRAWL CAM AND FEW OTHER THINGS NOTHING HUGE JUST WAITING TO GET PROPANE ON IT. RUNNIN 35'S M/T WITH MY LONGFIELDS 30 SPLINE SUPER AXLES. 4.7's IN T-CASE AND ON THE WAY WITH DUAL CASES. FULL HYDRO WITH TG ROCK ASSULT PUMP AND 2 X 6 AG RAM

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #24 on: Jul 20, 2008, 06:55:54 PM »
sorry no way is that worth it. i have friends that have spent that much on full blown race trucks and sandrails that are far more capable then that..  500hp 1450 class SCORE race truck? or 102hp suzuki on 31's? i rather go with the race truck. even with all the fab work, it should have never met that cost.. just my .02
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #25 on: Jul 20, 2008, 07:00:58 PM »
also from the picture. it doesn't seem to be very hard fabwork. even if it was all TIG with 4130 chromoly. it still shouldn't cost that much ;)
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #26 on: Jul 23, 2008, 05:13:15 PM »
everytime I see this thread I just shake my head in disbelif
85 TRUCK AUSSIE IN FRONT LINCON AROUND BACK MARLIN 4" SPRINGS UP FRONT WITH 63 CHEVYS ON BACK. REBUILT 22R WITH CRAWL CAM AND FEW OTHER THINGS NOTHING HUGE JUST WAITING TO GET PROPANE ON IT. RUNNIN 35'S M/T WITH MY LONGFIELDS 30 SPLINE SUPER AXLES. 4.7's IN T-CASE AND ON THE WAY WITH DUAL CASES. FULL HYDRO WITH TG ROCK ASSULT PUMP AND 2 X 6 AG RAM

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #27 on: Jul 23, 2008, 09:18:54 PM »
everytime I see this thread I just shake my head in disbelif

Like this  :shake: or this  :shakehead:
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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #28 on: Jul 24, 2008, 08:03:59 AM »
I'm sorry guys, I've got to rain on this parade...

I agree that $107k is an awful lot of money for the end result, and I agree that it is ugly and definitely NOT my style, but you know, that guy has far better fab skills than I and to see a "concept" like this turn into reality as it did, well I think that is awesome work and it turned out amazing! Again, I don't like what it "looks like", but they transformed a paper sketch into reality and I'll give him mad kudos for that work.

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Re: $107,000 Samurai Build
« Reply #29 on: Jul 28, 2008, 12:48:23 AM »
Hit the nail on the head bigmike. I agree with him.
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