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Dymac Mini Truck

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by trav1, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. trav1

    trav1 New Member

    Hi everybody! I'm Trav, live in Vermont. My mini truck is a Dymac named Martin. It runs entirely on solar power (though could be plugged in if need-be). The Dymac company which operated in the San Diego area used to import coasters and then add the electric drivetrain here.

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    I've had it for 4 years now always ran well until this year he failed inspection because of an issue with the left front lower control arm bushing. I'm more of a computer/electronics guy so I don't fully understand what that part is. I'm looking all over for parts, if anyone has any leads I'd love to hear it! I contacted the guy in Florida that tony242000 mentioned in the part sales forum, we'll see if he's able to dig anything up. I'm not sure exactly the model of coaster that Dymac imported, sent the guy in Florida Martin's VIN, said he could look it up that way.

    Anyway, glad to finally be connecting with other mini truck owners! The full details about Martin are on my website https://teafry.me/truck/
     
  2. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    trav,
    Welcome! The Control arm, is a front suspension part. that is part of several connecting parts that make up the front suspension! I'm not really sure what make your Dymac is based on. Pretty cool, based on solar! Any other backup source of ignition? What about night driving? I assume it has some sort of power storage, to be able to drive into darkness and not be stranded? Interesting to me! Back to your problem; Once you determine, what make your unit is based on, then you can cross reference the parts that are needed! Sometimes, a good mechanical shop can re bush the control arms, and your on your way, providing there is no structural damage to the arm itself, like from an accident or something crazy, like getting bent from a chuckhole. Your going to want to, or have a qualified front end,(suspension), mechanic check out the other front end parts for wear, also! Good Luck!
    Limestone
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020
  3. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    Worse case scenario: You or a suspension shop disassemble the suspension, and then have a machine shop make a replacement busing from delrin or urethane. Then put it all back together.

    I had a Sunbeam Alpine in the early 70s and had to make my own bushings for it. I ended up with sintered bronze bushings. Kind of a rough ride, but it cornered like it was on rails.
     
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  4. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    Yeah, exactly what I was thinking, Jigs! There are so many different bushing's on the market! He has options!
     
  5. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    trav,
    You have to tell us, what you finally do when you accomplish your mission! At least tell us what this thing is made off of! Educate us to your solution!
    Limestone
     
  6. trav1

    trav1 New Member

    oh hey guys sorry for the delay. So yes, there is a battery bank, 8 6V AGM batteries, drives at night just fine. If I get in a jam, and it's only happened once, I get out a regular extension cord.

    On the control arm bushing... The shop I have it at tried some random bushings they thought might fit from a RAV4 and other cars but they didn't fit. Also haven't heard from the Florida guy... I'll give him a call I guess and otherwise look for suspension specialists around here...

    thanks so much for the feedback! I'll keep you posted!
     
  7. VanOne

    VanOne Member

    Looks very similar to the Chana-Kuayue Xinbao or Chana Shenqi T20/T20, which both are based on the tenth gen Suzuki Carry.
    Side blinkers are placed the same, antenna also.
     
  8. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Active Member

    G&R Imports has some Chinese truck parts.
     
  9. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    It does resemble a Carry!
     
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  10. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    Sure does look like the 2019 Suzuki CarryVan that that the Phone installers were driving last year when I had a different phone company install their equipment in my house here in Iloilo. There were several different brands manufactured by Suzuki so it would not surprise me that they might build the basic vehicle for Dymac.

    Fred
     
  11. Limestone

    Limestone Active Member

    That would make sense Fred! Fleet pricing!
     

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