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89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:48 am
by superman27344
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.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:14 am
by superman27344
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.



Watch on youtube.com

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:22 am
by superman27344
And some more. These are more recent.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:39 am
by superman27344
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.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:22 am
by Bizmarkie
About time~
Just kidding.
The "Dillo" looks good.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:29 pm
by superman27344
Bizmarkie wrote:About time~
Just kidding.
The "Dillo" looks good.


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

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:07 pm
by toomanytoyzz
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?

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:42 pm
by superman27344
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.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:26 pm
by xd45
I want the key too. What do I have to do?

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 8:12 am
by superman27344
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.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:08 pm
by IsuzuGeek
That actually looks good. Do you have some sort of flange holding it down?

Bart

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:23 pm
by superman27344
The metal flange came from the toyota too.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:26 pm
by IsuzuGeek
Cool, looks solid.

Bart

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:30 pm
by superman27344
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.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:28 pm
by btw1549
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?

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:30 pm
by superman27344
Nope, I like the metal flange showing, but I have very odd tastes, lol.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:11 am
by shaggydoink
It was fun to browse through these pictures Lou, you've done a great job on everything!! :thumbup:

Shaggy

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:59 am
by superman27344
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.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:53 pm
by shaggydoink
superman27344 wrote:I finally took some pics of the hitch I made when I first got the Armadillo


Looks great Lou!

Shaggy

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:45 pm
by superman27344
This is an awesome little addition to my ride if I do say so myself.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:41 am
by Bizmarkie
Sweet. 4x4oty dash badges are for the cool kids.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:31 pm
by IsuzuGeek
Bizmarkie wrote:Sweet. 4x4oty dash badges are for the cool kids.

Ha! Not as cool as this though:

Image

;) Bart

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:32 pm
by TacoSupremez
Sweet looking trooper.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:41 am
by electricpuppyboy
Very nice.

What electric fan did you use?

Subscribed.

Re: 89 Trooper The Armadillo

PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:46 am
by superman27344
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