Hi folks, I figured I would add to the fun. We all like pictures and build threads, and there just isn't enough Isuzu love out there for me to get my fill of commentary and encouragement, so here goes.
A couple months ago, I started working on restoring my 1987 Impulse. The car is in excellent shape already, just needs a major mechanical refresh and some minor cosmetic TLC. Its leaking from every possible point, oil, coolant and diff fluid. All the gaskets and seals need refreshing and the engine bay needs to be cleaned up. I'll post pics of the process in here, my goal is to bring it down to the Japanese Nostalgic Car show this year.
First off, the radiator has been leaking since I took delivery of the car back in August. Here is what it looked like inside. (Do you like crunchy or creamy?)
Most of the painted surfaces under the hood look something like this, or worse.
The next few shots are of the motor disassembly. I'm sure most of you on here know what a spaghetti bowl of plumbing these old Japanese cars are full of. Its quite intimidating actually.
Tube city. Looks like an Aliens hive in there.
Valve cover cleaned up and ready for paint.
Mega dirt under the cowl cover....but NO RUST!
Last night I got the turbo and exhaust manifold off and outta the way.
And that's where I am at with it. I'll post more as I progress. Thanks for looking.