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Hello from KY - Hope to be a new Honda Acty owner soon

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Ben B., May 14, 2018.

  1. Ben B.

    Ben B. New Member

    Hey all. New user here from central Kentucky. I've always had an affinity toward mini trucks since the late 90s, but never realized they were available to purchase stateside. I'm no stranger to importing as I've had previous experience importing a container of Japanese arcade cabinets known as "candy cabs". I've been into the candy cab/arcade hobby since about 2003.

    Anyway, I'm hoping to make a purchase sooner than later for a 1988-1990 Honda Acty 4WD model with round headlights. I'm glad there is a site like this and a community willing to share resources. Looking forward to the future here...


    Ben B.
  2. AZmini-t

    AZmini-t New Member


    Welcome to the forum! There is some great information here that you can search for. I would say a good portion of the users don't get online very regularly any more. Although some of us are new to the game and still check back fairly often. I try to get on at least weekly. Feel free to message me!
  3. DWils

    DWils Member

    Welcome! And good luck in your endeavors! To own one you basically have two options: 1. import what you want yourself, or 2. find something already here that might fit what you're looking for. Like AZmini-t said, there is a lot of good information here, but it's mostly old (but still applicable) and some of the information for the Acty can be lacking. I'd suggest picking up an English "service" manual unless you can read Japanese and can source an OEM manual.
  4. Ben B.

    Ben B. New Member

    Thanks for the replies. Since this is my first time purchasing, I'll probably stick to something already imported. I'm finding it a little difficult so far to find an "excellent" condition 4WD Acty with those round headlights. The quest continues...
  5. DWils

    DWils Member

    Good luck. All I've seen in my state are minitrucks from 1991 or later. I've even searched as far as the greater Los Angeles area, Las Vegas, and New Mexico and have found very few Actys. I have only ever seen two for sale that were street legal and ended up buying one of them.
  6. Ben B.

    Ben B. New Member

    Yup, thats the idea. I'd prefer to buy a titled truck to avoid confusion at DMV. I've seen people who have titled their ATVs as low speed vehicles, so I believe it can be done in my state with some jedi mind tricks...
  7. Isetta

    Isetta New Member

    IMG_2372.JPG Welcome and best wishes to find the truck you want. I will say it is possible. I recently purchased a 1988 2wd 4 speed already road titled in my state. No rust but dings and scrapes from use, Suits me perfectly. We put the little guy to work this week
    Ohkei Dohkei and AZmini-t like this.
  8. DWils

    DWils Member

    Any update?

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