IAME Rastrojero Second Generation
|(1968 To 1979)|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door pickup truck
2-door flat bed with wooden drop-side
2-door cab chassis
2 or 4-door crew cab
4-door panel van
|Layout||Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive|
|Engine||1.8 L (110 cu in) I4 Borgward Diesel
2.0 L (122 cu in) I4 Indenor Diesel
Finally, in 1968 its body got a complete redesign. The new model now looked more like a car with the aspect of a tougher vehicle. Its design featured a bodywork made entirely of steel with fully floating cab and separate cargo section for the two door models while the cab and box were built into an integrated assembly for the four doors models. However, there were also models that still had flat beds with wooden boxes and drop-sides. In addition to its aesthetics, its powertrain had been modified as well. The new model came equipped with an Indenor XD 4.88 52 HP gas oil sourced by Peugeot, with a 4-speed gear box. Despite this motor change, Borgward continued to provide transmissions.
In 1974 it minor redesign changes were made on the front and rear of to the body.
Despite several attempts by the Ministry of Aeronautics and Defense to stop their production, the Rastrojero assembly line continued. The engineers, technicians and employees of the factory, fearing production would be shut down, were guaranteed its production until 1979. During this time, the evolution of the body was nil because of these attempts to cut its production. In spite of that, there was still significant evolution of its power plant, beginning with gas engines getting 65HP, passing up the Borgward diesel with 42HP and ending with the Indenor XD2 diesel with 68HP.
Also, the factory at the time had offered different models based on the Rastrojero, highlighted among those is a truck similar to the standard front IKA, a van based on this truck, and the Rastrojero Conosur, a car based on the second generation Rastrojero that was designed exclusively to be used in taxi fleets.
Finally, by instruction from the government's National Reorganization Process prevailing in Argentina, the production of the Rastrojero and all derivatives was ended on 1980.
Cooling: water (10 liters)
Fuel system: Injection indirect Bosch EP / VA
Speeds: 4 (Borgward)
Final ratio: 4.75: 1
Fuel capacity (liters): 40
Empty Weight (kg): 1.150
Length (mm): 4,390
Width (mm): 1,730
Height (mm): 1,630
Wheelbase (mm): 2,680
Front gauge (mm): 1,420
Back gauge (mm: 1,450
Brakes (Front / Rear): Drum / Drum
Front suspension: parallelogram, torsion bar
Rear suspension: rigid axle, longitudinal elastic
Tires: 6.00 x 16 "
Electric Generator: 45 A Alternator 12 Volt Battery 90 Ah