Good - Better - AFRICA
I am a South African Globetrotter.
and I started a new challenge where I want to prove to the world that you don't need a new car and $1000's of Modifications to travel the world. (although Modifications make things easier) but that you can have a small car with a 1.0 Litter Engine and with your friends you can conquer the world.
In the end… every breakdown or wheel change will be a lasting memory.
So recently I bought a 1985 Suzuki SJ410 1.0L
Soon after the Purchase my best Friend gave my Little Suzuki the name - Goliat (Goliath) not because of its size… but the size of its heart…
Thinking about a 32 Year old car - 6th Owner an have been in a number of accidents involved.
it was DEFINITELY not a Mint Condition… Even though the Add and the Dealership where I purchased Goliat (Goliath) said that the Engine is in "MINT CONDITION" It used a total of 6 Litres of Oil on a Trip less than 1000km (Cape Town to Kimberley) where I will start my project.
Well with the Engine, Radiator, Electrical wires basically being non existence… I had to redo/Recon everything which set me back more than I budget.
I started building up Goliat (Goliath) and did a number of modifications
- Recon the Original Engine
- Recon the Original Gearbox
- Redo the Wiring
- Remove & Respray of all Rims
- Redo all Manual Locking Hubs
- New LED Headlights
- New Shocks
But I Still need a few things before I can start my trip.
The following things still need to be done
- Building an Aluminium Canopy
- Winch Plate & a Winch for recovery
- Additional Recovery equipment
- New Steering damper (as Current one is KAPUT)
- New Tires
- 2way radio
my Final wish is to get Goliat (Goliath) ready to take part in the 2019 Put Foot Rallyhttp://www.putfootrally.com
The Put Foot Rally is an epic road trip adventure where incredible people from all over the world come together to explore and experience the very best of Africa! Crews in a wide variety of whacky vehicles, meet up at checkpoints located at the heart of each country, for awesome parties, and load of giving back through hands-on charity work. - Put Foot Rally website -
But before that… I need to know that Goliat can take part in a Adventure of such high standards.
You can follow the Progress of Goliat (Goliath) on Instagram