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Mini Truck loaded up this morning...

Discussion in 'Daihatsu Hi jet' started by tacobender, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Well my Mini Truck is finally on it's way from Northern Minn (Petoskey, Michigan) to Haslet TEXAS... Kinda scary buying it sight unseen but very excited about the purchase.. I think I god a GREAT Deal...

    2001 Daihatsu Hi Jet mini KEI truck, 4X4, 660cc fuel injected 3 cylinder, 5 speed manual, 27,000 kilometers, air conditioning, right side drive, 3" lift, ITP SS wheels, 23X8X12 Carlisle tires, camo paint inside & out, cab lights, Kenwood CD, folding bed sides. Very clean and very solid

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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2011
  2. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    Nice looking truck. Mine's a '01 too and I love it. I've been wanting to do the cab lights on mine just for fun. :D
     
  3. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Very nice looking truck. Make sure you check for binding with that 3" lift...
     
  4. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    wow she looks nice! hope it didnt break the bank!
     
  5. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    looks great:)
     
  6. Daner

    Daner Member

    I love the camo inside! thats how mine is
     
  7. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Hey cool.. thats the one I posted a while back that was on craigslist. It is a nice truck. you will be happy with it.
     
  8. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    I ended up getting it for $6800 which I think is a steal with all the add on's + low low miles it has.. I have went and looked about 25 of minis across Texas and most were in horrible condition... I ended up getting LUCKY on the shipping as the guy I bought it from bought a motor-cycle from the Dallas area and was having it shipped to Michigan, so the guy delivering to Michigan is bringing the MINI BACK to Texas.. Hope to have it next week...
     
  9. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    sounds like you lucked out on the shipping. I think you got a good deal. There is a lot of extras in that truck. Congrats!
     
  10. Acerguy

    Acerguy Moderator Staff Member

    Yep. I'd say that's a good deal. Best of luck with it!
     
  11. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Really like the bed rails. Nice flow and very unique. Let me know what they are made from. Maybe compostie decking????
     
  12. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Greg, Ill let you know once I get it and agree the Bed Rails give it a differnt look.. I will agree I def lucked out on Shipping, Im glad I didnt pay attention to how far North this was in Michigan or I probably would have passed on it...
     
  13. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    in the UP? shoulda gone and got it yourself. the country up there is just beautiful!!
     
  14. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    Agree on the bed rails they look great
     
  15. erixun

    erixun Member

    Nice truck. Let the sleepness nights of anticipation begin.:D
     
  16. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Erixun I have had many Sleepless nights and will be worse tonight as I go pick up the Mini tomorrow from a Dallas Warehouse. Thank Goodness for Tylenol PM lol.... Stuff99 I wish I had a week off work to make a nice road trip but if I drove my lifted gas guzzler it was have cost me double to get it back lol...

    Ill keep yall posted tomorrow :)
     
  17. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    NICE! Looking forward to your first impressions of that little beastie :)
     
  18. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Picked the truck up today and wow u think it looks good in the pictures in person is 100 times better.. I haven't seen any in this good of condition out of the 50 I have looked at... BONUS I found out it does have power steering the person selling it wasn't sure as it was a trade in..

    The rails are actually made of 2x4 wood and the ends are sanded then painted and Are very very sturdy...

    My wife even said wow and it takes a lot to impress her lol...
     
  19. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    More PICTURES!!!
     
  20. Daner

    Daner Member

    Yes I am interested in the power steering! cushy cushy!:D
     
  21. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Posted some more pics not sure why they havent showed up yet.. ill give it some time....

    A few things pretty neat on the truck.. The front bumper area it looks like took old tire and riveted it on the front bumper areas looks sweet...

    He aslo took sheets of rubber cut about 3 inches by like 8 inches and riveted them to the back area below the back window then camo painted once again looks Sweet...

    As far as the Rails its just 2x4's and the ends are sanded to a curve then has wood post into the bed.. He has the hard plastic on the sides of the beds and the rails go behind that. Very Very Sturdy....

    About the only thing I have not figured out to make work is the top cab lights. I would have thought they would be tied into the main lights so anytime the lights are on the cab lights on top are on but not the cast. There is 1 toggle switch in side but all that controls is the Big Light on the back of the cab.. Ill keep playing around looking where the lights tie into..

    I plan on having work make me a new custom battery box so I can get a bigger battery for it... Any thoughts or suggestions on this??
     
  22. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    i think its cause you have the pictures copyrighted. i can see them if i right click on the broken image and open in new tab. it opens the flickr page though.
     
  23. tacobender

    tacobender Member

  24. Daner

    Daner Member

    Your link works and the truck looks great!:D
     
  25. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    Ah, i got it. you were using the URL for the preview pictures. if you go in to the picture and pick a size you get a correct picture.

    Must say it really does have a good "wow" factor to it!

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  26. Socal Sonny

    Socal Sonny Member

    Very nice looking truck!!! But that doesnt look like power steering in the pictures.. It looks like the standard steering all hijet trucks have..
     
  27. greg0187

    greg0187 Moderator Staff Member

    Im pretty sure everything is the same except for an electric assist motor attached to the rack and some wiring that goes to the fuse/relay panel under the drivers seat.
     
  28. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Oh it def has power assist steering on it, 1 finger will turn the front wheel with no issue...
     
  29. tacobender

    tacobender Member

    Is there a such thing as a VIN# on these Trucks??

    I'm gonna get insurance just in case I wreck this thing at the Ranch or if someone steals it.. I know the insurance company will want some type of VIN or serial #....
     
  30. fupabox

    fupabox Well-Known Member

    Yup electric..my Mira has it as well..you hardly know it's there unless you are looking for it
     

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