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Munched Suzuki Van.

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by olddatsunfan, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    Maybe you could ask these gyes, if a body kit was available for the Domingo.... (appologies for the cheesy pictures......!):

    http://www.vintagevan.com/index.html
    http://www.freewebs.com/vwreplica/
     
  2. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    There's some videos on youtube of the Mongolian rally..... Would have loved to do it! The Libero/Domingo seems to be up to the task!
     
  3. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    There's a body kit listed here for the Domingo Frank, doesn't seem to have a lot of information, or perhaps it's because I can't read Japanese ?

    http://www.calstage.jp/
     
  4. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    Using google translate sometimes helps but.... It's quite poor. I had a look at the Domingo body kit and only the rear bumper is different (to the Sambar kit) to accomodate the bigger engine exhaust system. Front nose looks exactly the same as the Sambar.... which means, the extra protection of the 'football helmet lip' is out!
    http://translate.google.com/transla...&eotf=1&u=http://www.calstage.jp/&sl=ja&tl=en

    This one is for sale....... nearly $11k geeeee!:eek:
    http://www.kurumaerabi.com/?page=syousai&no-bar=on&substsid-key=Ze2950&stock_id=238

    The other kits (chevy and french Citroen H-van) would habe been compatible with the 'lip' but they're not available on Subarus (only Honda and Susuki, mazda, daihatsu....)

    Franck
     
  5. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Well, that's the Calstage kit alright, and the back bumper seems to be in place as you say. The front bumper, there's now way it's under there .... That's a nice looking conversion for sure though, the body parts alone look to be about $2500 or so and extra bits like lights and trim to go with it too!
     
  6. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    Too much money I reckon... and sooooooo vulnerable. I like the idea of a custom interior though. After all, this is where you spend most of your time! :cool:
    Franck
     
  7. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Well, I'm thinking that I have a limited window of time to find a new van so I'll have to hope I find something soon. I still haven't heard back from ICBC as yet, but, they've rented me a car until they've given me a buyout value so they have some incentive to work fast.
     
  8. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    ARrghhh I'd hate to rush such a purchase!... It's not as if you were overwhelmed with options!!
     
  9. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Too true Frank, however, after I purchased the Suzuki, I went and sold my GMC van so I'm work vehicleless until I replace the Suzuki. The bugger is I need one for work, that's what made it so useful!

    On the plus side, I had a call from ICBC finally and they're trying to figure out what the thing is worth. The importers' consensus seems to be that you have to spend about $8000-8500 to buy one after compliance in BC, so that's a good ballpark to hope for!

    In the meanwhile, I'm going to daily this 1969 Datsun Station Wagon ...

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    Last edited: Jul 22, 2010
  10. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    Nice!! :cool: Can't your lovely wagon hold on enough time to find the right Micro-Van? Are you given a limited lapse of time to spend the insurancce lump some?
     
  11. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Thanks Frank, most days the 'goon could do, in fact, I'm doing the head gasket on another one this weekend to get it running again. I'm really interested only in the Domingo this time around I think, but, as they say "I'm on the list"!
     
  12. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    The Datsun looks sweet...fingers crossed on your Domingo search:pop:
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2010
  13. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Thanks Fupa, the next Datsun up is the Brown '71 wagon, I'll have it back on the road by Monday, that'll buy me some time for shopping !

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  14. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

    I love Station wagon in general..... those Datsun looks rather nice! :cool:
    Are you on the list of all possible importers?

    Franck
     
  15. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Hi Frank, the Datsuns are my real hobby or disease as my wife puts it ! I'm on the list with a couple of people in the lower mainland so we shall see. The station wagon can't haul the deliveries I've got for today though, I really need the old van back! This is going to need to be a bit faster than I thought ....
     
  16. franck2cv

    franck2cv Member

  17. Ironraven

    Ironraven Active Member

    Wow, amazing Datsuns! My mom had one of those when I was a tyke. Killed it hitting a deer though :(
     
  18. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    Thanks Raven, haven't killed on quite yet!

    Frank, that area code 503 seems to be for Oregon. Wonder how they got ahold of it?
     
  19. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    Have you checked Kei King...They had one on there recently and the website is up again
     
  20. olddatsunfan

    olddatsunfan Member

    I checked there yesterday Fupa, it's not showing as far as I can tell...
     

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