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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 1:58 pm 
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Location: Lexington KY
I've gone off the deep end...

I'm swapping an Isuzu 4ZC1-T engine into my 1980 Luv 4x4.
I picked up the motor from a guy that beat me to the punch on buying a 1989 Isuzu Impulse from a junkyard. He bought the car for the same reason I did, the Isuzu motor he planed to swap into his Chevette.
At first I talked him into selling me just the exhaust manifold and I was going to turbo the original G180 that was in the Luv, but then I asked him if he'd sell the turbo, then the head, then the engine, and eventually he agreed to sell everything with wiring harness. I made out like a bandit.

Recently I've picked up an '86 Isuzu Trooper for additional parts. From this Trooper I will grab:
1) 5 speed transmission
2) Flywheel and clutch (8.5" should mount to engine same as the 4ZD1...?)
3) Upper control arms
4) Extra front end parts in case I ever break a 4x4 shaft or hub
5) Brake rotors and calipers
6) Possibly the brake booster
7) 4.56 rear axle and 4.56 front axle
8) Motor and transmission mounts/cross members
9) Front driveshaft
10) Wheel for spare tire
11) Perfect rubber floor liner
12) Possibly the rear leaf springs
13) 4x4 oil pan
14) Power steering gear box and shaft

The biggest reason I bought the Trooper was for the trans swap, which is cable just like my Luv. And I'm lucky enough that the turbo motor comes from the same family of engines as that in the Trooper, so I'm hoping I'll get lucky and it'll all bolt up. :smt117

As far the body, she looks like she has been restored in the previous 5-10 years, but rust bubbles are starting to form...
Paint looks recent but was done incorrectly... But the pinstripe looks AMAZING.
Little damage to the rear bed sides, looks like someone had a tool box in the bed and turned a few rough corners, perfect digs in the bed sides from the outside in the shape of a toolbox...
And the larger tires might have chewed up the fender while backing out of the driveway...

But she'll get done... eventually.


In the mean time, here are a few pictures. Could use any and all suggestions. Especially with the motor swap. Also what else I can pull from the Trooper.

Thanks in advance!


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