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After damaging my last Isuzu at our local 4X4 Adventure park, i purchased this Jackaroo too satisfy my 4 wheeling needs.
1980 2.0 litre 4 cyl gas 4speed
It was fiited with a LPG system, but i have removed it all bar the LPG tank which i have plumbed to be a air tank.


 

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an early troop!, looks to be in good shape
 

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so will this one get damaged too? :cry:
 

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imamonstertruck said:
so will this one get damaged too? :cry:
Planning to keep this off its roof and on its wheels.
 

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OzLuvTrucker said:
imamonstertruck said:
so will this one get damaged too? :cry:
Planning to keep this off its roof and on its wheels.
sounds like a plan to me :wink:

I am in love with the side marker lights. How possible would it be for you to find me some of those?

looking to do a round eye swap soon and would love those lamps.

cheers
-Ian
 

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Whoa... Great.. A very early Jackaroo. It should be '82 or '83 or early '84. I remember that in '84 Jackaroo get different side marker lamps. :wink:

Is that Jackaroo still use ASCO free wheel hubs?

Those side rear view mirrors is only available in Australia, that's very rare.
 

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ubs_lover said:
Whoa... Great.. A very early Jackaroo. It should be '82 or '83 or early '84. I remember that in '84 Jackaroo get different side marker lamps. :wink:

Is that Jackaroo still use ASCO free wheel hubs?

Those side rear view mirrors is only available in Australia, that's very rare.
Its a 1980 build dated, one of the first made.

The hubs look like ASCO,s but they are stamped AISEN.

The LSD rear is no longer there or the clutches are worn, i have a spare so it will get swapped.

Pulled the front wheels to check brake pads, expected to see vented brake rotors but there were only the thin solids identical to those found on Pup's.
 

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Early first gen shared many parts with P'Up/LUV, the engine is exceptional, Trooper use C223 and G20 while the first Asian/Australian P'Up/LUV/Rodeo get C190 and G180.

My '84 still had solid disc brake, I guess vented disc can be found starting from '83 or '84 for Australian/Asian (except Indonesia) market.

I agree that your Jackaroo might be one of the first in Australia. Such a great find that it is in a very good condition.

I'm pretty sure that Trooper/Jackaroo/Bighorn was born in 1981
http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/investor/fact/history.html
But the research usually did 2-3 years before. The fact that Australia get Jackaroo not long after Japan, I can tell that Isuzu tested it in Australia.

It'll be a good found if your Jackaroo is one of the pre-production vehicle. :wink:
 

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metalryder67 said:
Nice Trooper..but have to tell you...

the steering wheel is on the wrong side :twisted:
How can the wheel be on the wrong side when its on the RIGHT side. :lol:
 
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