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So what did you do to your Mini Truck today

Discussion in 'Mini Lounge' started by PedroNZ1, Jul 29, 2019.

  1. PedroNZ1

    PedroNZ1 New Member

    So post what you have done to your Mini Truck, modifications, or what you have made for your Truck.
    Your truck is your unique & wonderful thing, do as you please with it.

    So I made a head board that ataches to the back of the Cab, and two outside tray bolts just behind the cab, I also made a rear rack so I can carry my Kayak, when Summer rolls around here again.
     

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  2. installater

    installater Active Member

    I'm a Ford type of Guy so I thought the mini should look like this
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    Nice yak rack by the way
    Still have some new coil springs to install
    and switch to led lights
    Every time I read a post I am getting new Ideas
    and there's a lot of Posts
    Regards
    Brian
     
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  3. lowranger

    lowranger Member

    I washed mine inside and out to see what I have. I just got it 3 days ago.
     
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  4. Michael Sassin

    Michael Sassin New Member

    I ordered some 13" 4X100 steel wheels a few days ago and discovered the factory specification for 1990 Suzuki Every JoyPop wheels is incorrect. The wheels on my recently acquired van are 4X114.3. I have an adapter on the way. Also recently, I've started to reupholster the interior rear hatch and cargo side panels. I have the rear hatch interior panel finished and it turned out well. Waiting for warmer weather to skin the side panels. Contact cement is some potent stuff and I'm doing the work outside on my deck. Hatch Panel.jpg
     
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  5. Michael Sassin

    Michael Sassin New Member

    Rear hatch
     

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  6. alex1231444

    alex1231444 New Member

    Hallo, ich habe eine gute Autoteileseite gefunden, die Ihnen auch weiterhelfen wird.
     
  7. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    I’m working on a hard tonneau cover for the bed. I use mine as a daily driver. There isn’t a lot of room in the cab for groceries, and got I tired of having to set them in the bed full of snow.

    I’ll try to remember to take some photos to post.
     
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  8. Adam Wheeler

    Adam Wheeler Active Member

    A tonneau cover like one of the following?









    Just some ideas.
     
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  9. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Spent the day, working on the tiny truck. Got the har tonneau into place, and the first coat of paint on it. Tomorrow I have to work out the lift cylinders.

    And hopefully we finish installing the seat covers tomorrow. My buddy got distracted by a flag system, that indicates whether your mailbox has been opened. Really handy, in the winter, when it’s below zero, and your deciding whether to walk the 100-yds to the mail box.
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    Tonneau in place
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  10. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Paint hadn’t dried on the top for the tonneau. So, we worked on some other things.

    The seat covers are together, and seats are back in the truck.

    Decided to install the LED headlights, and realized that we were in position to pull the speaker wires into the doors. Didn’t have everything, I need to actually put speakers in, but getting the wires into place, is a good step forward.

    Still need to determine whether I want to wire the daytime running lights, or just tie them to the regular running lights. leaning to wiring them as regular running lights. I don’t really want lights turning on with the key, when I’m out hinting. Bought LED bulbs for the turn and running lights. I’ll put them in when I put it back together.

    Speaking of putting things back together, does anyone know of a source for the clips which hold the headlight surrounds on? If I cant find a couple, I’ll have to punt and come up with some kind of screw mountings.
     
  11. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Jigs,
    Not sure which clips you need. Why don't you just google "headlight suround holdown clips"? Ther's a ton of clips offered, especialy on amazon. If I had some,I'd send em to you!
    Limestone
     
  12. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    On the Headlight surrounds of the S100 series there are two small clips on the inner side of the Headlight surrounds, which look like miniature door panel clips.

    About a 3/16-inch diameter pin half an inch long, with a couple of half inch squares of plastic about an 1/8th of an inch apart on the non pointy end. The Squares slide onto a slot on the surrounds, and then go into receivers on the body. Which was probably really handy in the factory, because you only had one screw to deal with. But like all plastics they have aged, and I broke two of the four getting the bezels out, even using the right panel tool, and being careful.

    I looked online for a couple of hours last night. Even tried eBayUK, hoping I might find them there. I did find a couple of the surrounds.

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    On this one they are both there on the left side
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    On this one, the one on the top is there, and the one on the bottom is missing.

    I think I’ll just fill the stand off with Bondo, and then drill through to to the front, and counterbore that hole to reset a stainless bolt, and paint the surrounds black.
     
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  13. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Jigs,
    Gotchya, I like your fix idea. Just finished the front struts, springs, and built the 2" lift for the front. I just pulled the rear leaf springs off to get re shaped and re bent, along with adding a helper leaf!
    Limestone
     
  14. I finished sanding and polishing the new paint job and started putting the bumper, new wheels and new tires back on. I still need to paint the bed, gates and bar.
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  15. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    jealous is me! some day mine will get new skin!
     
  16. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Nice job on the paint. I’m still debating whether to paint mine, or go with a camo wrap.
     
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  17. installater

    installater Active Member

    Now you won't want to get it DIRTY
     
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  18. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Jamison,
    Looking good! Jigs, I was debating the same thing. I understand the wrap can be pricey, and a challenge to install, even with a heat gun.
    Limestone
     
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  19. No new skins... I ground out the rust holes and back filled with jb weld, then topped with body filler and sanded. Don't laugh, but I sprayed 3 color layers with a $10 Harbor Freight HLVP air gun using a 4 - 2 - 1 mix of Rustoleum Farm & Implement Paint, acetone, and catalyst hardener and it laid down almost perfectly. I then 3 clear coats with a 3-1 mix of Finish1 FC710 clear urethane and FH612 hardener.
     
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  20. I really like the look of the wrap, but I saw a mini truck that someone did with rattle can flat camo in tan, black, olive and green and then sprayed a satin clear coat. It looked amazing!
     
  21. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    Solved the problem with the headlight surround clips. Filled the bosses on the back of the surrounds with Bondo, drilled and counter bored the bosses, for hex head, 5-mm bolts, and installed nutserts in the holes where the clips went into.

    Ran a new hot lead to my auxiliary fuse block, to power the new relays, and installed the new led headlights. Still have to wire the daytime running lights, and turn signal part of the fancy new headlights. But, that can wait.

    The we put the hard tonneau on the bed, and drove it home. Still need a couple of days to finish the tonneau. Another coat of paint, and some more stiffness underneath it, some “L” track on top to mount things to. Bit it too can wait.

    Felt really good to have the little fella back on the road. Seems like all the work figuring out the carb adjustments paid off. He accelerated up a hill in 3rd, that used to make him bog down, and lose speed.

    Now to dig out the snowplow, and get it mounted so I can clean up the driveways. We’ve had ten fresh inches today, and it is supposed to keep snowing through tomorrow at noon.

    I should do a build thread soon, so folks can learn from my stupids, and hopefully get a few ideas for their rigs.
     
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  22. SAITCHO

    SAITCHO Active Member

    Your truck is looking good, can`t wait for that build thread, I have the pop-corn ready!!!!
     
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  23. Nice work!!! And, yes do the build thread!
     
  24. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Jigs,
    That really sounds good! I like how you solved the clip problem! Very Inspiring! Got my front end, struts, springs, 2" lift completed. Took the rear springs to an old time spring shop. Gonna replace the rear shocks this wknd. Got a set of new steel wheels in, looking for rubber!
    Limestone
     
  25. DeereTech

    DeereTech New Member

    Honestly that’s a really cool/unique looking mini. I love it. I have a Ford F-350 and a 2016 Mustang. My 6th mustang actually.
     
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  26. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    threw my snowsport snowblade on the front & plowed the driveway! we got about 4" of snow overnite into friday morning... wet heavy stuff.

    first time id used Mini for this. boy was that nice! set in the heated cab & just shifted gears & drove up & down the hill/driveway & in 30 mins it was DONE!

    it was so much better than doing it on the tractor & getting windburnt & froaze to death! (tractor is still better than shoveling a 600' driveway)
     
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  27. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member

    hey are you looking for street legal rubber? if so ive got a link to a bunch of different types of legal tires posted... some rough treads too!
     
  28. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    SDK,
    I appreciate the info., but no. Mine is off road, Hunt camp, Farm, and around the Homestead, only. I really like the Carlisle Versa Trail for my application, but they only come in as small as 25" ! I was trying to stay at 23x8x12 front and 23x10x12 rear. As I am going through this whole project piece by piece, so that when I get her done. She's done! I like the Maxxis cerros in 23". I am currently completely redoing the suspension including a 2" lift. From all the great info, on the forum the past 2 yrs. I've decided to caution on the side of error and try not to go much over 2" in my lift! If I have to trim the body on the front wheels, I will, to except the 25's or the 23's! I touch a little bit of pavement at semi lower speeds, that's why I'm looking at these! I do want 6 ply! Thanks again!
    Limestone
     
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  29. SAITCHO

    SAITCHO Active Member

    I run duro frontier 25'', they are copy of the maxxis cerros. So far I am pretty happy with them, they have plenty of grip off-road and not too noisy on hard pack.
     
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  30. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Thanks SAITCHO, I'll check em out!
     

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