January 22, 2014

Gotta love the car phone...

Check out this retro '88 Trooper.  This one has a rare two tone, most likely factory paint scheme as well as a rare two tone interior color package.  Plus, it has a car phone...that probably doesn't work, but coupled with the OEM tape deck, you can't go wrong if you are looking for a fully '80s SUV with all the trimmings.

January 20, 2014

First things first: Take the Trooper to (old) school.

Round headlights.  There's something about them on the old wagons.  Gotta do it up old school!
Headlight buckets sand blasted.

A Trooper To End All Troopers?

When it comes to things like this, you really have to pounce.  This Trooper popped up for sale two hours away from me, for $2,500. With just over 72,000 original grandma miles, and a spotless, 100% rust free body, I had no choice to but to go snap it up. It had two problems when I bought it: a dead temp gauge and an exhaust leak somewhere that you could hear when the engine was cold. But that did not deter me.

The Trooper is white, the color of my original 91 that I unfortunately rattle-canned, which in my opinion ultimately ruined the vehicle. I missed having a nice, classic, white Trooper. White is really the easiest color to maintain. It looks clean, even when dirty, and it stays cool in the summer.

January 17, 2014

Pretty sick SASed 2nd gen Trooper from Russia

Normally, solid axle swaps end up looking terrible...

You can be Joe Isuzu!

You too, can be a liar!
Just print, cut out, and wear!

***Special Thanks to "Cronk" for finding and posting this!

January 7, 2014

If I could have another vehicle...

....I would be bidding balls out on this Trooper.  Ridiculously low miles, the last year of the Trooper, the updated 3.5, a desirable color combo, rust free Florida vehicle, clean as a whistle, etc, etc.  If only it was a 5-speed...which I am glad it isn't, because I might be bidding otherwise.