Adventure to Kawah Wurung, Banyuwangi, East of Java (part 1)

Adventure to Kawah Wurung, Banyuwangi – East Java

Good day to all of da Trooper Bali friends…!!

Hope everythings are okay with all of you guys as I am. After quiet long time not writting due to there are some insident and problem I’ve facing which was made I lost my feeling and spirit of life, hence make me almost die and after cooling down and recovery my spirit, now I am back again to you to share my latest journey adventure to Kawah Wurung, Banyuwangi East Java which some friends of Trooper Nusantara in Trooper Nusantara Jamboree#8.
In October 2018, one of my friends inform me that there will be an Even held by Trooper Nusantara in Banyuwangi, East Java which is not too far from Bali Island. And in addition I would like to do the test drive quiet far for my Black Trooper after the engine swaped to Mitsubishi with 4D56T. Mr. Blacky facing serious problem on it’s gearbox after done the swape engine. It’s has 3 time breaking the clutch, which seem because the application of the genuine gearbox of the Petrol with the engine from Mitsubishi were not precision. I will write this case separately in the next article in this blog.

Okay, back to the story of the Adventure to Kawah Wurung now.
After have the fix date of the event, I then register to joint in the even to Mr. Maruta Kencàna Sunu who is the committee for Trooper Nusantara Bali region. I start to check and recheck the condition of my Black Trooper to ensure that all everyhings are okay. Check the engine, the turbo the drive train, the wheel, the brake system, electrical, light and all of it’s other part. The crutial thing is it’s gearbox and the feel of handling the steering it’s self. Seem everythings are okay and running well.

Thanks God…
After waiting almost 2 months waiting, the times is coming. On 27 December 2018 midday we are ready for the journey to Banyuwangi, East Java.

We get in touch in meeting point in Indomart, Penyalin, Tabanan about 25 kilometres from Denpasar and only about 900 metres from my home village in Samsam, Tabanan rregency, as currently I’ve live in the village now after retired from my work place in Nusa Dua.

I’ve prepared all the needs of journey and to outdoor camp. I put the tent, the contatiner box of the outdoor needs like portable cooking stove, cookingequitpment, plat, glasses, mug, spon, pork, instant noodle, coffee sachet, balinese coffee, sugar. Don’t forget about camp tent, blànket, matras and others of the tent campers need in the back of my black da Trooper last night.

There are 7 da Trooper, 1 4 X 4 Suzuki Escudo, 1 Ford Ranger DCab, 1 Suzuki Jimny and 1 Toyota Sienta join in this journey. I ‘ve waiti g in Indomart Penyalin, near to may home village and meet with Mr. Maruta Kencana Sunu with his da Trooper who already been there about 120 minute before me. His wife and his younger son seem buy some things in the mart. While, I ‘ve been completing all the things needed a day before. So I just sitting and just look arround the strèet the vehicle passing by in from of the mart.

To be continue…!

Dewa Dwipayana

daTrooper Bali



Pimp my Hi Roof Black Trooper (part 7 Finish)

Synopsis of the previous posted.

I am inspect the whole body and found that it seem all the surface now is fine and ready to paint, but according to Mr. Dodi, it should be put a putty and check all the surface to make sure that no spot or a slight damage. It is very important to have a best quality result. It could be take another 2 till three weeks to do so.
Please enjoy of reading…

25th weeks 11 May 2014

I visit the workshop and see that the primary black paint are applied on the body, but seem that there is another smooth putty also applied in some spot, because of not good surface still appear.


Mr.Doddy still work on it He use a smooth sand paper to rub the surface to make it smooth, before ready to apply the finishing paint in the oven machine.
He inform me that need another few days to finish rub the surface before ready by finishing paint. I just inspect the whole body area and left the workshop at 17.00 to home.
I wish that it will finish within a week. There is still some work awaiting to do on this da Trooper, i.e. the cabin interior as the former one seem so ugly and very dirty.
And after, it must check also the wire installation i.e. power windows cable, head lamp, sign lighting and another cable which must restoration
I left the workshop at 17.30 to home.


26th weeks 18 May 2014,

I just arrived in the workshop when my da trooper out from the oven. I saw it in the mirror and it seem so shining. I am happy to saw it. But seem it is still on the work as there is a worker still rub the frame of the body . And I ask what he did. He inform that he rub the frame before repaint it.
Ah ya, I understand that the frame also will be repaint to make it clean and shine.
I ask him to clean up also the shock absorber from the dirty and the dust which spotting the shock breaker body.
The rim also are now release and break down of part by part. The rim consist of two pieces the alloy wheel itself and ring bad lock with 16 pieces stainless nuts. The alloy wheel are paint in black, while the bad lock ring are in candy red It was finish repaint now. And waiting to build after the paint are dry and strong.



27th weeks 25 May 2014,

After a week, I visit the workshop and found that the body and the alloy rim are now fixed on it’s place and also the windows are now fixed.
The work pending now is to fixing the Air Condition and its installation, after they fixed the Air Condition Installation, the next work is to recondition the seats, the roof trim, the floor mats and the door trim.
I discussed with the owner and he ask me where I prefer to rebuild the interior, I inform and ask to send my da trooper to the interior work near my home, where I usually fixing the interior and the seats of my previous car.
After give the order to the owner regarding to the interior work to the owner of the workshop, I left and home.
And on the next day evening I visit the interior workshop to discuss about the interior I dreaming of and make a synthetic leather and the color combination, and the model of the stretch, I am home.
It would be take about ten days to finish the interior of my da trooper.


Week 29th weeks, 8 June 2014

I’ve been called by the interior workshop to check the detail as the interior already finish and need to check the things.
So I came to the workshop and check all the things of the interior and so far I am happy with the result.
The vehicle then send again to the body work workshop to quality check polishing the whole body and before send to my home. It need a few days to finish the process.



30th weeks, 15 June 2014

I visit the workshop and found that the bumper still on process repainting as there is some point is in bad finishing. So I ask to repaint to make it better.
I also ask to general check before send it to my home.
On 19 June 2014, I’ve been inform by my wife that my da trooper have been home and she said that she things there is missing, but she could not understand what is that.
Then in the evening, when I am home, I inspect all the things and found that the air scope and the snorkel are not installed.
So in the morning the day after I ask my wife to send the vehicle to the workshop again and ask the workshop to install those two things. He he he. Then my da Trooper completed rebuilt.



It was need 30 weeks to rebuilt my da Trooper. But I have to test drive and assure that every things are alright, before driving for the near event coming.
That is the story of Pimp my da Trooper.
Hopefully this story will worth and help you or anyone to learn before rebuild or restoring the vehicle.



The time to test drive my da Trooper to know what is still missing on it. Step by step must improve performance, especially the engine performance, and another small small things, which I can not predict what is it.

I thanking you to your support and feed back about the story of this project.


Dewa Dwipayana

DK 999 YQ

Pimp my Hi Black Trooper project (part 6)

Synopsis last post…

This week I am not visit the workshop as I am away from the town to Yogyakarta to gathering with some of friends from Java and Bali which held in Grand Aston Jl. Urip Sumoharjo, Yogyakarta for three days. I miss the work of the project.

Seventeen weeks, 29 March 2014.
I have no chance to visit the workshop to an eye watching the progress since I am away from the town.
After I am back from Yogyakara for the job task journey and landed in Bali on 24 of March 2014 and on Monday I have to go to the office for a duty, therefore I have no time to see may babe for two weeks.

Fitting sign lamp house

21st weeks, 12 April 2014.
As usual, after office hours on Saturday by 2 pm, I driving my vehicle home, but before home I will go to the workshop to inspect the development of the project. I hope there is a lot of progress on my da Trooper. But un fortunately because of the traffic jam, I could not reach the workshop during the office hours and just arrived after 7 pm, where the workshop is closed and the technician are home already. So I only can check and review some progress. like the new Grill is in progress and the work just fitting the face of the grill, while the house of sign on lamp still not make up. Just a form of the position of the headlamp is made.
So I am back home with a slight disappointed. Two weeks only making the headlight form, which in my opinion should be more work are fixing.

22nd weeks, 19 April 2014
I am visit the workshop to see the last progress of the project and to check if there is some new ideas coming.
I am happy that the progress quiet much as seem all of the physic welded are finish and the work start to hamper the surfaces of the body and some of them already applied with putty to close the damage surface. Now start to apply putty to make the surface of the body smooth and fair. It will take about two week and after all the surface are fine, will spry by foxy and generaly check the condition of the surface to make sure all the points of the surface are really fine.
Mr. Dodi is the man who will take care of the work. He explain to me that could be the next week will apply the putty again and after all part are applied with putty will smoothing with papersand for approximately for time than will spraying the primary black paint, he said after this part, the work will continue to rubbed smooth with sand paper no. 2000 and after that will check again to all of the surface to make sure that not any point of the surface are damage.

Fresh from the oven

23rd weeks 26 April 2014.
I am came to the workshop to have a look the progress and found that Mr. Dodi who handle my Trooper is not in duty since he went to his home town which is in South Malang, East java due to a family matter.
So I meet my black trooper and found that it is now have been applied by a primary black paint and in some part seem just rubbed again due to there is a small spot seem occur on it. Then I left the workshop after have a look.

24th weeks May 2014.
I came again at 15.45 Bali time to the workshop and found that Mr. Dodi is still work rubbing the roof and inform me that there is some spot of the putty in the surface and must rubbed to make it smooth. He work and watering the surface while rubbing it.
I am inspect the whole body and found that it seem all the surface now is fine and ready to paint, but according to Mr. Dodi, it should be put a putty and check all the surface to make sure that no spot or a slight damage. It is very important to have a best quality result. It could be take another 2 till three weeks to do so.

To be continued…