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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:42 pm

Another blurry photo, but the panels light this thing up like daylight! Maybe too much light.

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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby bradzuzu » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:55 am

Now that's nice !! Very bright by the looks of it, that would be perfect for the rear light that's in my hard top for opening up the tailgate...
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby bsnafu1221 » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:46 am

Looks really nice. That would be nice to have. Heck it would be nice to have a light in the back for my tailgate too.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:02 pm

Ok I got the door panels installed on the front drivers and passengers doors and the cargo cover installed on the cargo area. I decided to take a detour and make a grill emblem since I wasnt able to salvage the ones I had. Too dry-rotted and crumbled when I took them off.

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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby bradzuzu » Mon Feb 17, 2014 6:05 pm

I've got a sticker of that on my amigo :) cool logo /emblem !!
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:20 am

Besides bradzuzu no one knows what the logo is from?
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby bsnafu1221 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:59 am

It looked super familiar but I couldn't place it but I figured it out, at least I think so :)
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby shaggydoink » Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:41 pm

Bizmarkie wrote:Besides bradzuzu no one knows what the logo is from?


No clue... but I like it!! :)

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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby chuffer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:14 pm

I had no clue until I just did some google-fu. Honestly, I liked it more before I knew what it was. :alien:
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:25 pm

Chuffed hate to hear that. Was an awesome series. Besides it is a fictional company logo. Granted the epidemic of methamphetamine is no laughing matter.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby chuffer » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:28 pm

Bizmarkie wrote:Chuffed hate to hear that. Was an awesome series. Besides it is a fictional company logo. Granted the epidemic of methamphetamine is no laughing matter.


Oh, I agree that it was a great a series. It is a cool logo too. I wasn't trying to give you a hard time either, thus the smiley.

I never noticed the logo in the series and had only ever seen it on Brad's truck. So, I guess I was just let down to find out that it wasn't some vintage Isuzu logo or somethign. Totally didn't mean to poke you in the eye!
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:31 pm

No problem I wasn't upset. Brevity due to phone typing skills.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Selahdoor » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:46 pm

Bizmarkie wrote:Ok I got the door panels installed on the front drivers and passengers doors and the cargo cover installed on the cargo area. I decided to take a detour and make a grill emblem since I wasnt able to salvage the ones I had. Too dry-rotted and crumbled when I took them off.

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Anyone recognize the logo?

Looks to me like a hornet.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby bradzuzu » Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:08 pm

Sssignature gave me one with my turbo stickers , mine says beezly knob... I thought it was an event or run that the easterners do... Something to do with mimicking whinnie the poo and going after a bee hive for a honey score :)
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:04 pm

Ok I mentioned I got the bumper ends installed. So here is a pic of that install.

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Because the hitch was welded I just used the two ends. I like the look and it is functional.

Also I took a couple pics of the cargo cover. I need to straighten the bar at the end to make it look right. But again I am happy how it turned out.

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I also completed the LED install on the dash. I didnt do the climate controls because it didnt look right. Might change my mind later but for now I'm satisfied with the look.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby bradzuzu » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:41 am

That's looks sweet !! Makes the rig look like a different ride ...
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby IsuzuGeek » Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:16 pm

This is coming along nicely.

That Con-Ferr is exactly the same one I have.

And I dig the Breaking Bad methlymine logo. I have the shirt.

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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Chitzu » Tue Feb 25, 2014 2:24 pm

Selahdoor wrote:
Bizmarkie wrote:Ok I got the door panels installed on the front drivers and passengers doors and the cargo cover installed on the cargo area. I decided to take a detour and make a grill emblem since I wasnt able to salvage the ones I had. Too dry-rotted and crumbled when I took them off.

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Anyone recognize the logo?

Looks to me like a hornet.


Yes it is the emblem from a Hudson Hornet. :blackeye: :bigsmurf:
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby shaggydoink » Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:56 am

"Azul" is looking good, keep up the great work! :thumbup:

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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby EricJette » Mon Mar 03, 2014 5:07 pm

Looks to be coming along nicely!
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby ubs_lover » Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:18 am

This Trooper is very neat although it looks like prepared for serious adventure journey. Like it.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:31 am

ubs_lover wrote:This Trooper is very neat although it looks like prepared for serious adventure journey. Like it.


That was the point Ubs. I wanted a great expo vehicle. Hopefully I'll get there.
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby recon » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:19 pm

Bizmarkie wrote:Ok I've been wanting to do some leather work in the Trooper for a bit.
So here is a short build of my first leather project on Tortuga.

Turtle leather is illegal and really wouldn't be fitting, I mean I like turtles and the truck is as slow as a three legged turtle, but no turtle leather...
So I took out some vegetable tanned snake embossed leather.
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I pulled the passenger side visor down and brought it in the shop. Dirty, nasty and brittle.
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I took a utility blade and went to town.
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Inside I found, rotting dried out foam. I promptly tossed it and then began the layout.
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I drew a centerline to keep it all straight and cut out the retainer hole. Applied some glue and let it tack up.
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Then I traced out the outline of the metal frame and then rough cut, applied glue and then pressed it together.
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I made sure I had good contact all the way around and then went to making my stitching holes.
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It was completely hand stitched using heavy waxed thread.
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Then I began cleaning up the edges and making them a bit more uniform.
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I broke out the airbrush and choice a two tone brown theme.
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Once it was dry and sealed. I installed it on the truck.
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Overall I am happy with the result. I am going to go and finish the driver's side now. It is a bit more complicated. It will have loops for pens, a flashlight and a slot with a matching insurance carrier. (i'll post completed pics of it too.

Thanks for looking




:D nice custom leather work 8) recon
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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby IsuzuGeek » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:22 pm

recon, where you been?

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Re: My 1988 Trooper- Azul Tortuga

Postby Bizmarkie » Thu Apr 24, 2014 8:21 pm

Fixed a ton of leaks today.

Power steering leak
Front Cam seal leak

Swapped out the thermostat.
Rewired the electric fan to a better relay set-up

Cut holes in the hood. Pics to come shortly.

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