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Old 01-29-2009, 09:31 PM   #1
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Talking 1991 Isuzu Pick-up

aight in light of the ever growing popularity of crawling it is getting difficult to do or build something original to an extent. i think i found something finnaly. actually i have been wanting to do this for a long time but the parts never were in my grasp. well i managed to sell a lot of stuff and aquired enough parts in trades to get going. ok here it is

the 1991 Isuzu Pick-up (not mine but same body style)


"Why?" you say. well my very first vehicle was a 91 zu and i loved it dearly. it was a slow, noisy, red, dinky, always muddy, 2wd, manual, piece of crap, but it was mine. and i beat the hell out of it and never had a lick of trouble from her after 3 years, as long as you put that quart of oil in it every other weak. other adventures include hitting 2 deer, a fence, muddy roads, and airing it out in front of my high school over a speed "hump", and countless wet drifting attempts. as a matter of fact my family still has it and my dad drives it everyday to save on gas, despite the fact he pays for it in oil lol. it has so little compression i can turn the engine over by grabing the fan, or just pushing it......by myself. anyway the project will be what i would like to do with the old zu after it finnally dies.

I just got an Tamiya Mu and for all you Tamiya lovers yes im going to cut it to heck and back. so far this will be the build specs.

Isuzu mu turned into a pickup
Drop bed, obvious body work including changing the grill to look like that ^
full interior
lights
bumpers, rock sliders
fully loaded tlt axles
rc4wd scale shocks
scale steel chassis by me, 4 linked
integy aluminum wheels and undicided tires, leaning toward mud thrashers
mamba maxx esc.

so i have a lot ahead of me. i know you hate threads without pics but i will post them as soon as i get all the stuff in my hands. thanks
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Old 01-29-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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I'm watching. I can't wait to see what you come up with.
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Old 01-30-2009, 01:16 AM   #3
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brilliant idea.
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:09 AM   #4
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I can wait to see this thing take form...
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Old 01-30-2009, 02:20 PM   #5
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Cant wait to see this one!! Ive been passenger in one of those zus, and they can take a beeting!! Still runs to date!!
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:32 PM   #6
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well i finally got all my parts in so the build officially starts. i gots the pics loading now.
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this outta be good...
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Old 02-09-2009, 08:10 PM   #8
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holy crap thats a lot of pictures. well the long body works proccess begins. i have to build the bed, finnish the cab, and finnish redoing the grille. i plan on the drop bed with toolbox. i cut out the frame but i need to cut it to final length and add link mounts, shock mounts, and trans mounts. trying to take this one step at a time cause i am planning the interior very carfully. whew soo much work ahead......
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now that's a good freaking idea!

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Old 02-09-2009, 08:42 PM   #10
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great start i will be watching this one.
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:05 PM   #11
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Definitely thinking outside the box on this one, awesome start
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Old 02-09-2009, 09:34 PM   #12
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I love it!
great idea and you've really transformed it away from looking anything like a mu and really like your target Isuzu truck. great work!

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that looks awesome,

i have come close to cutting up one of my mu's a couple of times and glad to see it actually happening.

are you goint to use the fur on the interior
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:06 PM   #14
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i will wait to see how this turns out!
great work
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Old 02-09-2009, 11:25 PM   #15
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I'm subscribe to ur building and watch you building it. It will looking sick when it done as truck from mu. Great job and keep it up.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:40 AM   #16
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I love my zus to curently we have 3 in our family 2 Amigos (same as MU) and one rodeo. Im definetly watching this build. Heres a couple pics of ma and my dads trucks.
My dads

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Great Idea!!! And even better execution!!!!!!
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great body work so far!!
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looking good

what tranny are you useing?
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:04 AM   #20
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aight well the camera has been dead so for all you lazy people you know that means i didn't feel like finding the charger, but i have been hard at work. i got a pretty good start on the body but i took a breack and knocked out the chassis. woohoo! progress!




















i also took the plunge and cut off the front bumper. i am going to make some subtle thin arb rock bumpers for the front and rear. nothing fancy thanks for looking
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