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Postby DSUZU » Fri Dec 02, 2016 5:12 pm

I have a friend with 1 - 1/2 Metropolitans. Yes, 1 and 1 half. The "half" (well a little less that 1/2) is mounted to the side of his garage (business). Now I'll have to go take a picture. Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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Postby Gen1Trooper » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:08 pm

Interior next.....
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:36 am

A bit of VW progress...
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Postby Von » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:34 am

Both lookin good!
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Postby N law » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:32 am

Very nice! can't wait to see it up and running!
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Re: Wife thinks I'm nuts..I love it!

Postby Gen1Trooper » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:34 am

Well my birthday is coming up...I am hoping someone will buy me a go-pro..I want to make some videos of the cars for fun.... :D

I can't wait to see how the DP runs out compared to the old 1300...Put a new clutch in it and completely restoring the brake system at the moment. Can't wait to see the interior in it..going with the red. Shifting back to the Datsun next week...glass going in and dropping off seat for upholstery..finish installing the trim..
I haven't done anything to the Datsun in weeks...My brother passed in January (46 year old) so it's been a crappy new year..I just sort of lost interest but things are ok and now I am ready to get back into it..

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My brother owned a VW Squareback when we were kids...He would have like to ride in the VW bug.....
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Postby N law » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:40 am

I'm sorry about your brother. That's a tough thing, especially on someone relatively young. I had never heard of that disease before but it sounds not fun. I hope you find peace.

Good work on the cars. I'm sure the bug will look nice with the red interior! The DP will have a lot more top end, but paired to the stock transaxle, it might not be as good as they are on the freeway flyer transaxles. I just rebuilt a 1300 for fun, so I'm kind of interested in how it performs when I can get it installed in something.
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Postby bradzuzu » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:59 am

Sorry to hear about your brother my friend ..
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Fri Feb 17, 2017 9:56 pm

Thank you...
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Sun Mar 05, 2017 4:59 pm

VW going in this week for some new interior...that will be the last major thing....excited to see it done
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:55 pm

While the VW and Datsun are getting interior finished up....I picked up this little gem. Scheduled to arrive sometime next week. I just love the sleeper stock look of a V8, stick cheap sedan....
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Postby Von » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:53 pm

Gen1Trooper wrote:....I picked up this little gem.....


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Postby DSUZU » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:20 am

Yer killin me. Man does that first picture ever speak to my heart. Dennis
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Postby Von » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:46 pm

DSUZU wrote:Yer killin me. Man does that first picture ever speak to my heart. Dennis


Ditto that, especially the Killin me part.

That's the essence of what I'd like my Fairlane to be. Unfortunately I don't expect it to ever get there... I haven't the skills or resources, just the desire.... and a rusty hulk.
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:53 pm

Just take your time and knock out what you can when you can..I have said it before your 65 is such a cool car.

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Postby Gen1Trooper » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:08 am

Going to be selling a clean 1966 Mustang. 289/auto. Found it for my niece but she wants a newer car now..
I like them but not my favorite...nice little car though..and yes I know the badges are in the wrong spot...a previous owner did that nonsense..
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Postby bradzuzu » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:23 am

That's a nice car , kids these days can't make up there minds can they ...
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:47 pm

Datsun bench seat done....Took liberties on the design...Didn't want totally stock...and by stock I mean plain cheap vinyl lol...
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Postby bradzuzu » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:28 pm

That looks really good , might give a funny sweat line in the summer time lol
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:49 pm

Lol.....Well I do have all the factory A/C components just decided not to run it.
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:21 pm

Drove the 59 Biscayne today...holy cow!...It likes launches from about 5k..
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Postby Von » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:06 am

FookinA!! That's badass.
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Postby Gen1Trooper » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 am

My father just finished it...348 punched out to 413 inches...4 speed and 4:10s. It makes you smile lol...
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Postby bradzuzu » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 am

That looks bad to the bone !!!
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Postby DSUZU » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:26 pm

Okay, I thought you were killin me with the Nova! And now you've got something with a "W engine"!!!!!! You guys must have hit the lottery. You still have the '68 with the big block too don't you? New definition of "all the toys". Got anything with an Allison V 1710 ? Dennis
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Previously owned: 1987 Trooper II LS, 1989 Trooper (parts only), 1994 Trooper 3.2 Auto, 1997 Rodeo 2.6 5 speed, 1993 shortbed pickup 2.3 (project - sold) 1992 Rodeo 4x4 LS (parts car, devoured by Spacecab needs) plus some 70 plus other non Isuzu vehicles over the years.

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