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 Post subject: Howdy, 82 diesel
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:10 pm 
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Just picked up my next project; 82 diesel luv Mikcado SB. Traveled 200 miles to buy it and it made back home without issue, seems to be mechanically in pretty good order. The wiring is another story. I got over 39mpg on the trip back, with dirtiest air filter I have ever seen. the odometer shows over 300k and resembles a slot machine where the last digits spin around randomly. I plan on restoring it to stock. I just finished pressure washing a yard of dirt and grease from the undercarriage and engine compartment.

I'm in need of a tailgate, which models/years fit , including Isuzu?


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 Post subject: Re: Howdy, 82 diesel
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:47 am 
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Location: Germantown, TN (right next to ElvisTown)
Welcome to the site! What part of the world are you in?

39 mpg is pretty unusual, must be a 4-speed 2wd.

Good tailgates are hard to find. Any '81-'82 LUV or '81-'87 Isuzu P'up will fit. The '86 P'up didn't have "ISUZU" stamped into the sheet metal, they had a decal instead. If you can find one of those, your truck won't be sending "mixed messages". :D

First priorities:
Replace the timing belt, it's an interference engine.
Replace the transmission oil. It uses motor oil, and heavy gear lube will kill it.

Jack

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 Post subject: Re: Howdy, 82 diesel
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:21 pm 
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I'm reluctantly located the people's republic of California. Northern coast where it is kinda normal so far , the weather and the wife keeps me here. Seldom gets over 75f and seldom freezes pretty much in the 60's year round.
Its a 5 speed 2wd.
Going to Tahoe soon, found a couple of wrecking yards with tailgates along the way. I'll be cleaning and treating the rust for the next few days. Can't stand working on dirty equiptment.


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 Post subject: Re: Howdy, 82 diesel
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:24 pm 
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If you're anywhere near Medford OR, I have a friend up there who might have a tailgate.

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 Post subject: Re: Howdy, 82 diesel
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:52 pm 
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Thanks, I bought the Luv near Medford. I'll call on you if I fail to find one on our Tahoe trip.
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