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89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:48 am

I should have done this a long time ago, but I never really could find the time. I am gonna try to update this when I can, but here are some of the things I have done over the past year, most have actually been in the past 6 months. The pics are kinda out of order, sorry for that.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:14 am

Here are some more. To go along with the pic of the hood louvers, there is a video to show some more detail about them.



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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:22 am

And some more. These are more recent.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:39 am

If I can ever get the time, this will be put on the front, not the whole thing though, just the lower half. I will post pics if I ever actually make it happen.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby Bizmarkie » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:22 am

About time~
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The "Dillo" looks good.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:29 pm

Bizmarkie wrote:About time~
Just kidding.
The "Dillo" looks good.


Thank you, and also thank you for my new modified key that came today.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby toomanytoyzz » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:07 pm

superman27344 wrote:
Bizmarkie wrote:About time~
Just kidding.
The "Dillo" looks good.


Thank you, and also thank you for my new modified key that came today.


Truck looks good!!

I'm interested in the key/plier Gerber thingy. Did a member here do it?
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:42 pm

toomanytoyzz wrote:
Truck looks good!!

I'm interested in the key/plier Gerber thingy. Did a member here do it?



Thank you, and yes, the member I thanked made it, Bizmarkie.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby xd45 » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:26 pm

I want the key too. What do I have to do?
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:12 am

This is something I forgot to take a picture of. My stock shifter boot had rotten away from age and heat and i couldnt find a good one on any Troopers in the salvage yards but a late 70s or early 80s model Toyota pickup had one that worked really well in my opinion.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby IsuzuGeek » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:08 pm

That actually looks good. Do you have some sort of flange holding it down?

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:23 pm

The metal flange came from the toyota too.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby IsuzuGeek » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:26 pm

Cool, looks solid.

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:30 pm

Thank you. A friend of mine liked it but i couldnt find him the same one when i went to pullapart. I instead found him the one from a sidekick and it looked similar but it was a rectangle instead of a square.


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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby btw1549 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:28 pm

That boot looks like it works great. have you considered painting the flange gloss black to match the boot or try to color match the carpet a bit so it isn't as noticeable?
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:30 pm

Nope, I like the metal flange showing, but I have very odd tastes, lol.


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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:11 am

It was fun to browse through these pictures Lou, you've done a great job on everything!! :thumbup:

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:59 am

I finally took some pics of the hitch I made when I first got the Armadillo, only took me 4 years to get around to it. Unfortunately, the pics are not that great since the bumper is in the way, but hopefully you can get the general idea from them and see what I did. The part that can not be seen is the 4 bolts that go into the main mounting point, the gussets are in the way.

*Added picture on 11-11-2014. In going through some old pictures from back when I did the hitch in 2010, I managed to find one that my wife took, if you make it bigger you can get a good look at the hitch and how its mounted.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:53 pm

superman27344 wrote:I finally took some pics of the hitch I made when I first got the Armadillo


Looks great Lou!

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:45 pm

This is an awesome little addition to my ride if I do say so myself.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby Bizmarkie » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:41 am

Sweet. 4x4oty dash badges are for the cool kids.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby IsuzuGeek » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:31 pm

Bizmarkie wrote:Sweet. 4x4oty dash badges are for the cool kids.

Ha! Not as cool as this though:

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby TacoSupremez » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:32 pm

Sweet looking trooper.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby electricpuppyboy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:41 am

Very nice.

What electric fan did you use?

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:46 am

I got one off of ebay. Here is a link to the same setup, not sure it has a brand though.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/16-REVERSABLE-E ... 2593d86452


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