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Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:23 am
by Rlowery
Hello everyone. I recently purchased a well used 1970 Sambar Van. It is a little rough but I'm starting my. Restoration right away. I am really looking for a rear drop gate and upper hatch. Mine is pretty rough and most likely not repairable. I'm sure I will need other parts as well. So far I have removed the body from the frame to do a nice restoration but I'm sure it is near impossible to get parts. Any info on where to locate these body parts would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Rob.

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:47 pm
by oldone
Welcome!! You started good by posting a pic, of course we like more... :lol: From what I see it looks like a worthy project. :D Parts are hard to find, but some how we seem to find them after what seems forever, then they pop up!! :roll: Please post in the left coloum where your located. :wink:

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:20 pm
by subaru360nut
Welcome to The Club! I had a van like yours, drove it every day
for 40+ years. Hope you drive yours even longer!

Ed

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:29 pm
by AnthonyC
Welcome to the club from So Cal Long Beach
I took my body off frame as well
Make sure you install new body mount bushings
I have parts for that
I also make other items
Just go to ebay and post in "subaru 360" then find the parts
Then to sellers other items
Easier to see what is a valuable now
But many other parts to come especially for the van
But also truck and sedan

Anthony C
So Cal Long Beach
562 236 6331

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:26 pm
by jcimino
Welcome to the club.

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:56 pm
by books1
Hi Rob, welcome to the club, from downunder - that van already has character - you will only add to that with the help of these folk! :D

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 8:30 am
by LeeBuckman
Welcome. I am also after a lower half of the rear clam shell door..... :evil:

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:58 am
by Rlowery
Thanks everyone for the welcomes! I am located in Michigan. This Sambar was listed on this site a little bit ago. It is from Indiana.

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:23 pm
by oldone
You might touch base with Jon Blakeman & his brother, they are in your neck of the woods.....MUCH SNOW :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 pm
by J.Blakeman
Rlowery wrote:Thanks everyone for the welcomes! I am located in Michigan. This Sambar was listed on this site a little bit ago. It is from Indiana.
I am from Muskegon! Welcome to the club! I’ve been slammed busy for the last couple months, so I put my current restoration on hold for a minute. I had hoped to have it finished by spring, but that’s not looking great. I am currently working in Orlando, but due to head home in a couple days! (just in time to go on spring break with the family to.......you guessed it! Florida)!! I really am ready for a break, but I REALLY, REALLY, want to get my current pickup finished.

Are you talking about the truck that was for sale around Hammond IN? Is that the truck you bought?


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Re: Another Newbie! 1970 Sambar owner

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:19 pm
by Rlowery
(J Blakeman). Mine is actually a van.