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 Post subject: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 6:29 am 

Joined: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:15 pm
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Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Hi, my name is Andy from Indonesia

I own 1984 Chevrolet (Isuzu) Trooper. I really love Isuzu, so when I restored my Trooper I re badge it with Isuzu's emblems and badges.

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My family had 1st gen Trooper since 20 years ago, and I starting to drove one in year 2000. I also collect and read articles about it, and I found out that Trooper was born in September 1981. So this year Trooper is celebrating it's 30th Anniversary.

In here I want to share some interesting historical facts that related to Trooper birth 30 years ago.

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A picture of Isuzu Bighorn Launching Ceremony in 1981 with Isuzu's Vice President T.Okamoto doing speech.

Web page of Isuzu Company History shows that in September 1981, Isuzu
introduce the compact four-wheel drive vehicle UBS Rodeo Bighorn.
http://www.isuzu.co.jp/world/investor/fact/history.html

My version of Isuzu TimeLine, shows Trooper's relation with other Isuzu products.
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There's still so much things that I didn't know about Isuzu specially Trooper/Bighorn, with joining this site I hope that I can get (and shared) many information about this lovely vehicle.

Regards,
Andy


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 Post subject: Re: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:34 am 

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Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Article from November 1981 4x4Magazine Japan, maybe the first magazine that doing test drive.

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 Post subject: Re: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:36 am 

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Still from the same magazine, probably the first Isuzu Trooper (Bighorn) advertisement.

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 Post subject: Re: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 8:11 am 

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Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
There are somethings that I want to know about Trooper History.

In late 60's until early '80s, Isuzu use Giorgetto Giugiaro to design some Isuzu cars like 117, Florian and Piazza. Did he design Trooper or it's just designed by R&D guys in Isuzu?

Is it true that Trooper is the first 4WD passenger vehicle made by Isuzu? I know that before Trooper, Isuzu has made 4x4 Chevrolet LUV, but that's a pickup truck. And long before Isuzu made Unicab, but it's a 2WD.

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Andy


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 Post subject: Re: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:12 pm 
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Thanks for the Trooper history! This truck really put Isuzu on the map in the US. I especially like the 2-door, SWB models like yours. The white wheels are a nice touch too.

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 Post subject: Re: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:35 am 

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Location: Lobethal, South Australia
these were callad the jackeroo here in Australia, I had one that i used to drive had the 2ltr petrol motor, it was what got me into 4 wheel driving. went everywhere that my mates lifted 45 series toyota went!


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 Post subject: Re: 30th Anniversary Isuzu Trooper
PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:41 pm 

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Good to see you on here, Andy!!

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