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My Piazza XL

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This is more of a showoff than a project thread. It's the only Piazza on the road in Norway at the moment.
This is the car I ride in these days:

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Used to be like this when i bought it
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1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Looking good there Piazzish. There doesn't appear to be any rust on this one. Great job on the resto. Where did you find the lower eyebrow/infill panel below the headlights? I know you had problems locating one in one of your earlier posts.
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This is one of the best Piazzas I have seen yet, nice job.
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Thanks!
The car still has the wrong grille. It's from a turbo with the standard headlights.

And yes, I'm really glad I have found a car this good when it comes to rust.
As i did show you guys in another thread, cars here do rust! The roads here have huge amounts of salt in the winter. Way too much.

This car did sit unregistered in a garage from 1993 to 2003 I've been told. Don't know why, but I think the car is this good thanks to that.

Mabye this car will be painted etc in the future, but first I've got to get my two other projects done. They are screaming for help ;)
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Beautiful car. What on earth happened on the back end? I take it the taillights shorted and started a fire - I'm surprised the fuse didn't just blow!
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Previous owner didn't tell me much. (He only owned the car in 1 1/2 month btw)
A friend of him was alone driving the car when "suddenly" the rear end started to burn.
Not shure what to believe, but now its fixed. I wanted to change the real lamps to originals anyway. Only thing left back there is the seatbelt. I'm mixing parts from a turbo seatbelt.
The car must have a working seatbelt soon, to pass the rego inspection(not shure thats the right name, but guess you guys understand).
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Post by Benton »

hmm nice car, i like the color of you car because its looking very nice... you have a pretty clean car.. but you didn't share the interior photos, can you please took some shots and share them.. thanks for sharing these photos..
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:)

So, its been some years since the last post here, I still have the car, no plans of selling. Piazzas are unique and beautiful cars!

late 2014 to mid 2016 the car has been off the road due to other priorities. Got it registered again in 2016, has done some roadtrips since then with no problems :)

Ive done some work to it 2016/2017.

The propshaft support bearing rubber was shot. I sent my old one to a axle company, and they made a "rubber vulc" around a new bearing, from mercedes 190, wich uses a similar one. Not the same bearing as the turbo piazzas..

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New one back in place.
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I did some cosmetic work on the left front fender/wing. Sand blasted the rust and repainted it. also did weld around the turn signal light.

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Heater matrix has been leaking coolant on the floor carpet from day one in my ownership. I took off the hoses to avoid the leaking when i bought it, and never did fix it until now. about time haha
Carpet and dash out, then the heater unit. Luckily for me, I have a spare unit!!
Carpet also gets a wash.
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The one on the right is the "new" working unit, comes from a 89 turbo.
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This handle cas cracked, had a spare one among my parts :) new one fitted on the photo.
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The roof was a bit burnt, time to fit a new roof lining :)
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I have tons of pics, so here it goes(why not ;) )

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Greetings from Norway :)
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Also did this video recently showing a bit more detailed tour of the car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52A4AL9SDY0&t=352s

Also done mid summer 2017:

-Replaced clutch cylinder on trans
-New polyurethane bushes for sway bar links front
-New cooland. complete system clean and flush.
-Oil change at 112 000km, royal purple 10/40 synth.
-New rubber grommets for both side windows
-Tinted rear side windows
-Sand blasted and coated exhaust manifold and heat shield. new bolts/nuts etc
-Red stripe mounted
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Nice ride!
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Nice ride!
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Thanks :supz:
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Re: My Piazza XL

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Feel free to check out my isuzu photos here, all original content by me.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/profileph ... 534224308/
https://www.instagram.com/janbanan6014/?hl=nb
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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Re: My Piazza XL

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Some cool pics you have there. The Nurburgring track would have been an awesome experience, and loving that 80’s retro tracksuit while talking on that car phone :supz: You still the only Piazza owner in Norway?
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Thanks.
The Nurburgring is epic, it almost becomes an addiction, its a place i can never get enough of ! ive been 4 times. such a shame its relatively far away, about 18 hours to drive from me, with one ferry in there.

Speaking of Piazzas in my country, there are 4 cars on paper other than my cars, 2 missing(sold on without registering on next owners name 15years ago) and 2 i know exist but off the road for 10 years plus.
sold 56 units in its time, with only 10 of them being JR120(turbo)
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo Red 92000km
1989 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Lotus Turbo White 183000km
1987 Isuzu Piazza JR120 Pre-Lotus Turbo Red 131000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Two-tone 145000km
1984 Isuzu Piazza JR130 N/A Black 92000km
1989 Isuzu Gemini JT190 Red 173000km
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