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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:20 am

Are you ever outside and just feel the need to snap a pic of your fleet for no reason at all?
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:42 pm

superman27344 wrote:Are you ever outside and just feel the need to snap a pic of your fleet for no reason at all?


That's a "yes" from me! :mrgreen:

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby mtman » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:05 am

I like the creativity of your build!
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby Jem Andes » Fri Feb 13, 2015 12:15 pm

subscribed. Will have to look at all the details later!
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:52 am

superman27344 wrote: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.



Well, since acquiring "Sanchez" (viewtopic.php?f=15&t=83157) for my wife, this bumper will now be utilized for her ride instead. Guess I will be hunting a nice stock bumper for myself instead, lol.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby imamonstertruck » Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:08 pm

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby wmorrisiii » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:33 pm

Truck is looking great! Forgot about the shift boot thing you did, but what a good solution. Haven't found the Aerostar console I want yet, but i will...I NEED those cup holders!
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:49 pm

Took this picture of our Isuzus earlier this month, kinda cool the way we had them parked.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:56 pm

superman27344 wrote:Took this picture of our Isuzus earlier this month, kinda cool the way we had them parked.


That's a nice fleet you've built up! :thumbup:

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:00 am

Just a cool little addition to the Armadillo thanks to Lange aka -88-. He gave me two of them so I put one on each of these windows.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:05 pm

superman27344 wrote:Just a cool little addition to the Armadillo thanks to Lange aka -88-. He gave me two of them so I put one on each of these windows.


A little international flair, I like it!

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 5:33 pm

I finally got around to mounting a new bumper on the Armadillo today. I was told by a friend that a Land Rover Series II bumper would go right on. Well it did after some drilling of new holes but it did line up with the frame rails nicely. Since the old Hella lights had to come off anyway with the old bumper I took this opportunity to put some LED lights on instead.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:14 pm

Very cool Lou, nicely done!!

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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby DSUZU » Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:43 pm

Took one quick look and thought "Land Rover bumper". The hole in the center is a dead giveaway (for inserting the hand crank - been there, done that :D ) Dennis
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:08 pm

After seeing Shaggy's lights I was inspired to add some holiday cheer to the Armadillo as well.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:25 pm

Got a new sticker today, I think it adds a touch of class along with horsepower. ;)
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby shaggydoink » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:22 pm

superman27344 wrote:Got a new sticker today, I think it adds a touch of class along with horsepower. ;)


I dig it!!
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby PPCLI-JIM » Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:06 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.




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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby wmorrisiii » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:27 pm

Okay, it is official, the Barbie sticker is the best accessory I've ever seen for a Trooper.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:11 am

PPCLI-JIM wrote:where can i get one of these modified keys you got?



Bizmarkie made it for me as a gift. There are several tutorials online that show you how to make one though. You start with a small multitool, remove one of the bladed tools, replace with your key.


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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby gruff54 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 7:31 am

superman27344 wrote:There are several tutorials online that show you how to make one though. You start with a small multitool, remove one of the bladed tools, replace with your key.


Lou, got any links? My searches turned up zero, but then computer skills leave a lot to be desired....
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:13 am

gruff54 wrote:
superman27344 wrote:There are several tutorials online that show you how to make one though. You start with a small multitool, remove one of the bladed tools, replace with your key.


Lou, got any links? My searches turned up zero, but then computer skills leave a lot to be desired....
Thanks.

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http://m.instructables.com/id/Swiss-Arm ... erman-Mod/
There is one I found just now.


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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 5:35 pm

I went and picked up this sweet roof basket for my wife's 2000 model Trooper but before it comes off mine I wanted to post a pic of it with it. Even though it is upside down and held on with string, it still really looks good up there. I may have to find one for it one day.
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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby superman27344 » Wed May 04, 2016 4:48 pm

Well, not the greatest moment in history of Armadillo, but I figured I should share it anyway. Looks like its needing an engine. I was running down the road fine on my way home this past Monday when this started and I lost power. It will get fixed, but I am thinking about renaming it after the repair, lol.





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Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

Postby wmorrisiii » Thu May 05, 2016 8:29 am

That truly sucks.
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