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Old 8th December 2017, 18:49   #1
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Hi India!

Hi from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

My passion for my little truck brings me here. I am restoring a 2001 Suzuki Carry 1.3. It is very similar to a Maruti Versa. I'm here to hopefully converse with Indian enthusiasts of these and other cars.

The Suzuki is slowly being customized when I have time, and as parts become available.

Not enough posts so I can't post any pictures yet.
Soon.
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Hi Malibu_Q, welcome to team-bhp !!!
Once you have enough posts, look forward to pics of your Suzuki Carry 1.3.

Cheers,
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Not enough posts so I can't post any pictures yet.
No such restriction on Team-BHP. Please share pictures - related announcement (Uploading photographs directly to Team-BHP).
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Welcome on board, Malibu_Q.
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My passion for my little truck brings me here. I am restoring a 2001 Suzuki Carry 1.3. It is very similar to a Maruti Versa. I'm here to hopefully converse with Indian enthusiasts of these and other cars.
Which version is your Carry? Ute or van? 2wd or 4wd?
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Hi, thanks for the welcome.

My Carry is full time 4WD, as all the Australian delivered trucks were. Solid drive goes to the rear; the front has a chain in the back of the gearbox and a viscous coupling. Australian vans were all 2WD. Australian Carry's are all manual.

Attached a couple of pictures. Thanks for the instructions.

The front bumper was imported used from Japan. I think that it is a Suzuki Sport item, but am not sure.
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My Carry is full time 4WD, as all the Australian delivered trucks were. Solid drive goes to the rear; the front has a chain in the back of the gearbox and a viscous coupling. Australian vans were all 2WD. Australian Carry's are all manual.
Someday, I really want to check out your Carry, especially the 4wd system - considering that I have had this service manual for quite some time, and never seen one in the flesh (Maruti-Suzuki never launched 4wd Carry in India). (Hobart isn't too far from Melbourne ).

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I am presuming you have a copy of the same.

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Yes, I have those online manuals. It's odd that they're called a GA413 model here, when the chassis number is DA32T on the truck, DA32V for the van. This corresponds to the Japanese naming system which designates the Every Plus as DA32W. Wagons differ from vans in that they have a higher roof. The Versa is similar to the Australian delivered Carry van, although Aussie vans have only two seats.

If you're interested SS Traveller, I can take pictures of the mechanical layout on my truck. Just ask.

One thing I have learned , through owning a couple of these is that the 4wd system evolved over the production run. Early examples have the viscous coupling bolted to the front diff, later vehicles have the viscous coupling inside the gearbox.

I switched to a later gearbox on mine, unknowingly leaving both of the viscous couplings on one car. I realised my mistake as I was attempting to tighten the tailshaft, but I still feel a bit foolish when I think back about it.
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If you're interested SS Traveller, I can take pictures of the mechanical layout on my truck. Just ask.
I'd love to see that, whenever it's convenient for you. It would be great if you could start a fresh ownership thread about the restoration and maintenance of your Carry.
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