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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. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Active Member


    i hear ya bud. my neighbors on the farms on all sides of me have it or are just getting over it. They are all in their 60's or more...

    lets hope those immunity boosting shots coming later are good.
  2. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear that about the Neighbors! I know of a couple of Nurses, first responders, that have gotten the Vaccine, and so far so good! Stay Healthy!
  3. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Well, I lost my good Friend Tim yesterday,(75), between the Pneumonia, Covid, and his 5 yr. old kidney transplant, it was just too much! His Kidney was shutting down, and that was it! I truly feel lucky to have known, and met him, as he was a great guy, and a wealth of knowledge, who was Loved by all! Stay safe, and Healthy!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2021
  4. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    Sorry for your loss.
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  5. Arty

    Arty Member

    I'm sorry too Limestone.
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  6. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Well, I've been putting around in the garage staying busy with small stuff, and buttoning up loose ends. Gotta stay busy! Just my way of surviving I guess! Stay Healthy all!
  7. AttackCRX

    AttackCRX New Member

    Changed spark plugs and swapped out the tail gate chains for OEM replacements. Installed a Japanese front license plate because it's the only thing that'll fit properly on a Kei truck and look appropriate.
  8. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Well my buddy Tim, who passed, I found out, left me an Onan 4000 kw Generator that he got out of an RV! They told me that he wanted to surprise me with it, from the H. E. shop. So I've been putting around with that the last two days. It runs good and, I was just going over the fine points with it! It weighs 200 lbs. So I'll probably just use it to run the house when needed! Stay Healthy all!
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  9. Ohkei Dohkei

    Ohkei Dohkei Active Member

    I left the General at hunt camp and brought home the 4 wheeler to repair some shifting issues. I was able to get up there and crank and let it run for 15 minutes to charge the battery. Once I get the 4 wheeler taken care of and out of the garage, I'll bring it home and work on a few things (to include a full size battery swap).
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  10. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member

    Well... some of you may remember me. I was active here a few years ago... got busy. Time passed.

    At that time I was driving a DB51T, crusty but trusty. Finally she came up for inspection again, and... ya. At 30 years old she was starting to leak oil, possible rear crank seal, starting to leak coolant (everywhere, all those little hoses) and the rust was setting in in earnest. Could have fixed 'er up I suppose, but in the end it really didn't make a lot of sense.

    I'd already been looking for a replacement for a couple of years, waiting for the Right One to come along. Patience Grasshopper, these things take time. Finally I found what I was looking for. 2004 DA63T, 24k km (15k miles) 4x4 5-speed manual. Well kept, and the old guy that owned it had parked it up six years prior due to failing driving ability. His son took care of it, took it for the occasional spin and kept the tax paid. He listed it on Yahoo Auto Auctions, and I nabbed it literally minutes later for a very reasonable BIN price.

    Took a little time to arrange the whole deal, but we talked on the phone and finally worked it all out (the truck was out of town a bit about 90 minutes away). He decided to drive to town here and clear the paperwork at my guy's shop, then drive me to where the thing was. Very cool deal, and we had a nice chat on the way there.

    The truck was as represented. A few dents and scuffs on the corners due to previously mentioned failing driving ability but nothing serious. He'd faxed me the shaken-sho (title) and I'd got insurance and temporary plates, so we swapped tags and I drove it home, after freshening the fuel by topping it up. She rode just a tad heavy; in the bed of the truck was an almost brand-new Aiba Works snow plow, included in the deal.

    After a thorough going-through, including all fresh fluids (it didn't really need anything else) it went to my long-time body guy, who straightened the corners and shot some paint. Came out looking pretty decent, for a 16 year-old truck. I replaced the front bumper/fascia myself with new and did a few additional minor touch-ups.

    Since then I've done a few upgrades, including a GT CarProduce strut tower brace, and of course fresh rubber and rims all around. Winter and summer... the old stuff was a little past its freshness date. Some interior improvements as well, gotta take a picture I guess. Stereo a work in progress, I have all the stuff... just need to find the time to get it all set up.

    Well enough jabbering, here's a couple of pictures.

    As she arrived home, after inspection and tin bashing:


    And as it stands today:



    So that's the story.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2021 at 11:41 AM
  11. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Nice looking Unit! Good Luck!
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  12. Ronin

    Ronin Active Member

    Thanks. Nice bed lift on your rig, do like.

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