Good morning or evening or whatever time it is for you. Here we have a 1995 Isuzu Trooper – basically an SUV that everybody re-branded. Take your pick: Acura, Chevrolet, Isuzu, Holden, Opel, Subaru, Vauxhall. Yea yea, I know… most of them are GM products. But hey, here is the 2nd Generation, US Market Isuzu Trooper. Enjoy
And check out this 1986 Isuzu Trooper II (1st Gen) we spotted a couple months ago.
Spotted another Chevy draped in blue on the same block as the 1969 Chevy Impala the other day. By the looks of it, this Chevy C10 Pickup has been recently repainted and restored. Even the chrome was in great shape! Almost look as if it came off the showroom floor. And it has some of my favorite period wheels; the moonie style wheels! Enjoy
And don’t forget to check out other Chevy Pickups we’ve spotted:
1960 Chevy C-10 Fleetside Pickup
1958 Chevy Apache Pickup Truck
1967 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup Truck
Here we have a retired postal jeep, either a DJ-5 or DJ-6 model from my research. These DJ chassis Jeeps were produced for United States post office use for over 30 years and were in service far longer than that. This individual converted their DJ chassis into a civilian, RHD (right hand drive) road-going Jeep cloaked in a desert sand paint job.
Spotted this ragtag Ford F-Series Pickup truck around Echo Park in Los Angeles. Love these old Ford trucks – inspiring to see people driving these around some 50 + years later.
And check out some other old Ford F-series we have spotted:
1969 Ford F-250 Ranger
1969 Ford F-250 Ranger | Camper Special
1967 Ford F-100 Ranger
1959 Ford F-100 Custom Cab
There revered Toyota 4Runner, still in production today, was once not much more than a Pickup with a cover and extra seats. This 4×4 Hilux has a decent lift and rocks upgraded rims and tires. Looks ready to tackle off-road trails!
Check out previous Toyota’s and cool trucks we have featured:
1984 Toyota Land Cruiser
1984 Nissan 720 Single Cab Pickup Truck
1973 Chevy C-10 Step side Pickup
Some information via Wiki:
For the first generation N60 series Hilux Surf and export specification 4Runner introduced in 1984, Toyota, instead of developing an entirely new model, modified the existing Hilux (N50/N60/N70) with short-bed pickup body. The Hilux had undergone a major redesign in 1983 for the 1984 model year.
Changes included the removal of the panel with integrated rear window from behind the front seats, the addition of rear seats, and a removable fiberglass canopy. The implementation was borrowed from both the second generation Ford Bronco, and the Chevrolet K5 Blazer, both short-bed trucks with removable fiberglass shells over the rear sections and having bench seats installed in the back. Like the Bronco and the Blazer, the Hilux Surf/4Runner also did not have a wall attached to the front section behind front seats as the regular Hilux did. In that sense, all three vehicles were not conventional pickup trucks with a fiberglass shell included.
In North America, they were sold from the 1984½ model year from May 1984. For this first year (March to July 1984 production), all models were equipped with black or white fiberglass tops. An SR5 trim package was offered that upgraded the interior: additional gauges, better fabrics, and a rear seat were standard with the package. All 1984 models were equipped with the carbureted 2.4 L 22R engine and were all available with a four-wheel-drive system that drove the front wheels through a solid front axle.
1985 (August 1984 production) saw the arrival of the electronically fuel-injected 2.4 L 22R-E also called 22R-EC I4 engine. This upped the horsepower numbers from 100 hp for the 22R, to 116 hp for the 22R-E Engine, though the carbureted engine remained available until 1988. Additionally, rear seats were available in all 1985 4Runner trim levels, not just the more upscale SR5.