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 Post subject: 1972 Isuzu Florian
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 12:36 am 
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Just a short message from me: I've finally bought another JNC (had a Corolla KE15 a few years ago), it's this beauty:

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It's a Florian that was registered in Holland early in 1972, the last year Isuzus were sold here (the first Japanese brand to be sold here, from 1963). Plans are to get some welding done or to buy fenders for a Chevy LUV (anyone happen to have some? :D), that was based on the Isuzu KB pickup, that was based on the Florian... then a good wash, a road check and then some cruising hopefully. I'll post some more pics when there has been some progress.

More pics here.

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2009 10:46 am 
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Great find! I think it's beautiful. I love the interior.

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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 12:56 am 
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Thanks - me too :D

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I agree! A very handsome car,especially the interior's oval design.Classy! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: 1972 Isuzu Florian
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 2:43 pm 
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michiel wrote:
Plans are to get some welding done or to buy fenders for a Chevy LUV (anyone happen to have some? :D)...


Funny you said that. As soon as I saw the front end photo I thought "wow that looks a lot like a Chevy LUV"... :P

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Very unique car... :tu: :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:54 pm 

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that luv and that florian!
damn theyre fucken gorgeous!!!!!!!!

lots of thumbs up to the proud owners!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:04 am 
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Cheers guys - that's quite a nice LUV, the whole front (bodywork at least) is the same, so the Florian has space for the conversions they do... V8 Florian is possible (but not probable :wink:)!

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:07 pm 
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there's and isuzu version of the luv in my uncles junk yard

I am using the window cranks from it is how I remember...

I can check them out for you if you'd like.

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PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:45 am 
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Sounds interesting, maybe you can take some pics and mail me - it might yield some good small parts. I don't know if it's 4-lug or more, that's the big difference between the LUV (6-lug) and the Florian. Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:52 am 
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Here ya go:

http://medford.craigslist.org/pts/1177116849.html

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:18 am 
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Darn, that's nice - if the other deal somehow falls through... thanks for the link!

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I missed the reply and haven't got down there yet..

I'll go tomorrow...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 12:42 am 
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Cheers - no hurry, no problem.

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looks like your parts are in Germany, you should have them any day now... let me know when you get them.... by the way the car looks great


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:07 am 
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Thanks - interesting route, US-UK-Germany-Holland... I'll let you know when they arrive!

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Those parts are having quite an adventure

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Forgot to mention they arrived safe and sound. Car's now with a mechanic, but we have a problem...

One of the wheel cylinders is bust, the housing is broken, visited a guy who owned/owns lots of Isuzus who told me he'd never seen this type on a Florian and sold me cylinders that should fit with some work... mechanic just told me no way, too big in all aspects. Anyone recognise these Akebono things, any tips maybe? They might be related to old Austin items apparently. Don't know the dimensions unfortunately... any help is greatly appreciated!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:32 pm 
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Huzzah, found a replacement in the US - early LUV stuff again...

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i was going to say looks like a luv rear wheel cylinder


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:D

Next item: do you think choke cables will be the same as well? Mine has a G161 engine, 1584cc...

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