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Left hand drive Mini Truck

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by dajeepman, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. dajeepman

    dajeepman Guest

    Hey guys and gals. Im from Dallas texas area and lookin for Left hand Drive Mini turcks. Im awalys going to the VA Hospital and they all use left hand drive mini trucks. Some are just setting there rotting because no one drives them but since its a gouverment properity its not easy for a non Gov worker to get my hands on one. Does anyone have any links for me to visit that sells left hand drive mini trucks.

    Thanks
     
  2. Mighty Milt

    Mighty Milt Active Member

    i've seen a bunch on craigslist, but that's a crap shoot of who is selling what, when and where. it took me about a month to find what i wanted. i kept my eye on craigslist and the classifieds on this site.
     
  3. gumballf355

    gumballf355 Member

    I'll try searching more and posting my findings for ya'll.
     
  4. dajeepman

    dajeepman Guest

    Yea once I get my jeep stuff paid off I plan on getting one. I was up in hands on getting a Polaris since I own a fourwheer once. But I want a small truck to use at the lake. My parents want a golf cart but I told them they need a mini truck.. So ya. Thats why I was lookin for a left hand truck.
     
  5. slimbad

    slimbad Member

    Next Gen Left Hand Drive minitruck

    dajeepman, i found a link that might be of interest to you.

    http://i.b5z.net/i/ui/180996/f/MAG_Brochure_8x11.pdf

    i'm not saying that you should go and buy one of these - that's not the reason i posted the link. but the interesting thing is that this company Mag Int. was awarded a 7 million dollar contract (Feb 08) to supply these trucks to about 60 military bases. knowing how the military works - these bases will be getting rid of whatever minitrucks they currently have to update to a standard brand. it's a logistical thing. meaning you should be seeing a lot of various mini's coming up on military/gov't auctions or being offered by some of the minitruck dealers.

    anyway a side note on these Mag trucks. i think they are a rebadge of the White/Cushman trucks that the military has been involved with in the past. if they are the engine is probably an upgraded mitsubishi 4g82. also these trucks are suspiciously like the CMC (Chinese Motor Corp). i've got one of the cushman vans. it looks pretty similar.

    also the bases that are being supplied according to the news release are Air Force and National guard.

    http://i.b5z.net/i/ui/180996/f/PR_021908.pdf

    with you living in the Great state of Texas you have several AF bases you could check. i will try and find the links to the DRMO and gov't liquidation auctions and post........later, slim.
     
  6. Terrh

    Terrh New Member

    are there LHD conversion parts available anywhere?

    It can't be a very difficult conversion if the parts can be had.
     
  7. TRAX and HORNS

    TRAX and HORNS Well-Known Member

    Yea, in the Philippines. Thats where some of the left hand drive trucks come from. They convert them and send them here. Workmanship is very poor and I would stay away from them. Someone once posted if the Philippines cuold convert with American stanards they would be worth getting but until that happens nicks, notta, no, pass.
     
  8. Colin

    Colin Member

    Chicks dig RHD. :D
     
  9. gregw98

    gregw98 Member

  10. Conley&SonFarms

    Conley&SonFarms New Member

    I have 1 lefty----not pretty but it is for sale.
    Conley And Son Farms, Greensburg, KY
    270-405-3614
    Also, I am told that they are cheap enough in the Phlilipines but the issue is shipping to from Japan there and then here---loading twice is expensive.
     
  11. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    I travel to Taiwan a lot and see the CMC trucks all the time. Funny thing there is probably 90% of ALL trucks are blue. Rarely white like the Japanese Kei trucks. When I've asked a Taiwanese associate why they are always blue, they just say "people like blue". Ask a stupid question.... :D
     
  12. Dan

    Dan Member

    Tigertruck has reps in your area at the "Equipment depot's"
     
  13. Conley&SonFarms

    Conley&SonFarms New Member

    Why would I ned to know this?
     
  14. Dan

    Dan Member

    sorry, C&S. That was aimed at dajeepman who started the thread looking for lefty's. Tiger trucks are a left hand drive option to consider, and they have representation in the dallas area.

    tigertruck.com
     
  15. Terrh

    Terrh New Member

    I don't like the tiger quality but I do love their logo - it looks like a star trek badge thinger.
     
  16. S.Hiro

    S.Hiro Member

    hello,
    here are some info on LHD trucks,
    it can be convert in the philippines, yes quality was not so good before but I am keep working on the projact to make nice quality LHD Custom trucks in Near Future,
    just need bit time to get all things togather till December, Hope fully, we have some LHD trucks left in Philippines,
    http://www.japanese4x4minitruck.com
     
  17. vaholat

    vaholat New Member

    Wow! That's pretty great! It is really expensive when you ship twice.
     
  18. S.Hiro

    S.Hiro Member

    yes it will be Great quality, I will make new Dash Board and steering rack for LHD use, so there will be no any problem for the quality, and the exteded cabin Like Jumbo and reclining seat with stainless steel bull bars with 2/3 " lift up will make these trucks great look, yes price will be low as I can keep,
    no it is not costlly to ship to Subic Bay, just around us$2500 for 7 trucks,
    thanks & Regards
     
  19. ultra1550

    ultra1550 New Member

    Left hand drivers

    Call me 843-830-6811. jack crabtree
     
  20. gotcha12

    gotcha12 New Member

    mini truck

    did you ever find out what they do with the mini trucks
     
  21. S.Hiro

    S.Hiro Member

    LHD mini truck

    Hello Dajeepman,
    I am the only exporter converting to LHD japanese Mini truck, if you looking for container Load then you can contact at any time,
    regards
    http://www.japanese4x4minitruck.com
     
  22. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    flatlanders in regina has a couple left. the LHD were not a big seller. people wanted them for the unique RHD up here i guess.
     
  23. S.Hiro

    S.Hiro Member

    RHD or LHD

    You are right Stuff99, I really Love to sell RHD as I don't have to do very hard Job and expend more money on shipping and less profit, but I have no choice to work on my Buyer demand,
     
  24. dajeepman

    dajeepman Guest

    yes they use them to run around the Hospital they haul the tools/equipment around
     
  25. DIYguy

    DIYguy New Member

    or just convert one yourself. This what i did.
     

    Attached Files:

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  26. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    DIY,
    Details, man, details! Tell me a story, I'm intrigued!
    Limestone
     
  27. DIYguy

    DIYguy New Member

    Lol. Ambition... its the main ingredient. Being stubborn helps a lot too.
    Rhd insurance was gonna cost me $2300+/yr for bare bones, no collision, low mileage. Its on the road now, 530$/yr.
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2020
  28. DIYguy

    DIYguy New Member

    Its all labour. I spent, maybe $100. A lot of head scratchin tho.
     
  29. McDumpface

    McDumpface New Member

    Wow! Great Job, well done!
     
  30. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    I think, that's pretty neat! I get the ambition, even some head scratchin, and the laboour, part. What was the most difficult part of the project? I guess, I never thought about even doing that or if it could even be done!Is that a right hand drive steering wheel? Did you use the same one? What else did you have to change? It sounds like you were able to re use many of the existing parts, with the amount of money spent! When did you do it? How long did it take you? I would imagine, you had to extend the wiring to the dash. I'm assuming you were able to use the existing, gauges, or did you find a left hand drive dash, with the cluster? I actually thought about replacing my front end, axle, and hubs, when I was having trouble finding front wheel cylinders!
    Limestone
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2020

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