More Trooper porn.
Finally managed to get the truck back home and unloaded from the tow dolly, and got to spend a few minutes crawling over her to check things out.
First -I've been driving the very low mileage '84 which is sparkly clean. So in comparison this '86 is a filthy, stinky, poopoo truck. Dirty and seems to have set for the last 1-3 years. Sad. But things are mostly there in mostly working and mostly in fair / good shape. Especially for a 30 year old truck. Very little rust, just few specs around the windshield frame. No rust on frame or other body panels, save for a touch under the rear door sill strip. Just a few dings in the body, with no obvious signs of bondo or crinkled sheet metal. Some weird paint damage under the fuel filler neck. Probably not much to be done but repait the body.
Exhaust is decent, most pieces look to be 3-4 years old. Tires have good tread but are at least 5-7 years old (need to check date codes).
... on to the Trooper pics!
Looks like just another truck, but clearly riding on non OEM leafs and torsion springs. ???
Dakar leafs, which closely resemble the Old Man Emu???
EDIT... Looking carefully I can actually make out Old Man Emu logo on the rear leaf springs. Also rear shackles have grease zerks on the bolts.
And red torsions bar springs up front which remind me of the pieces sold by Indy.
Found not low-brow monroe or pepboys shocks ... but Bilsteins !!!
The shocks might need new mounting bushing ... if they are that old, not sure how road-ready they may be.
Rims are stock OEMs but the tires are 30x9.5 R15 MTs.
So she's been sitting and waiting for me for a few years (interior wreaks of mold/mildew),
but she was clearly loved and cared for, at least for most of her life.