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Toyota LiteAce

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by Stuff99, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    Got the shiny rims on it for the car show this weekend. if anyone is in the Estevan, Sk area there will be a show at T&T rods!!


    I got 205/65 R15's on there. i got 2 new ones coming to replace the 2 oddballs on there. Tires fit okay, just can't turn as sharp as I am used to!!
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  2. tob

    tob Member

    Hey man, I know you are a happy camper. Nice trucks and keep on Trucking ha ha
     
  3. Travis91

    Travis91 New Member

    so is the liteace not a kei?
     
  4. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    it is but it isn't.. its kei like but not kei class. from my experience it is about 2 feet wider, 4 feet longer, and has a bigger engine in it. now bigger isn't always better. sure i got a 2L diesel in there but im geared low so i still do 120km/hr max and still takes me a bit to get up to 100km/hr to.

    also easy size comparison. kei trucks have a 4' wide by 6' long box right? mine is 6' wide by 8' long. so its like a big kei truck lol
     
  5. Travis91

    Travis91 New Member

    could i get a liteace street legal when a kei isnt able to be
     
  6. starpuss

    starpuss Member

    is there a dealer in canada that sells the liteace?
     
  7. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    I got mine from keesha in assinaboia. it was a one time thing. minibrutes told me the guy in prince albert got a load of them in once.

    debating on selling this guy and going for bigger! lol.
     
  8. Travis91

    Travis91 New Member

    what you mean bigger lol like a isuzu npr lol
     
  9. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    it isn't as big as the Isuzu or mazda 3 tons etc... its more of just a large kei truck. would be equivalent to a 3/4 ton or a 1 ton truck here.
     
  10. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    I got some new tires today! "Arctic Claw" is the brand. Got them from Kal-Tire. 195/75R14's. I now have a MUCH better and smoother ride!

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    And by the end of today lol
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  11. zardoz

    zardoz Member

    Well thanks very much...

    Now I have something else that I just gotta have, first it was my zuki... got that out of my system (got my little truck and love it). Now you show me THIS :frustration: !

    Now I gotta make some extra money in the coming year cause I WANT ONE :eek: ! LOL

    I had never seen one of these before, one thing to say... farg'n SWEET!

    The frame looks considerably more robust than a kei, is it nice and rigid (little or no frame flex) like a kei? Any chance you could get some good shots of control arms/suspension configuration.... that kind of thing? I'd love to see whatever else you can show us, just to learn a little more about this "big" little truck :)

    You're a lucky fella there Stuff! Thanks for giving me a new obsession by showin off your ride :D

    z
     
  12. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    sure ill try if its nice out tomorrow. its a solid rear axle w/ torsion front suspension. on my youtube and friends there is a video of me in the pits in it.

    on a side note, i just about lost my baby tonight. i was done work, fired up the truck and went and closed the gate to the landfill (i run the scale house). i took the office's garbage out to the site and came back. well I drive slow over the scale so I dont throw it out of whack or something, and i noticed where i had backed up and made the U turn that there was a black line in the same shape as my tire tracks. thought that was odd, get down to the gate, another line of black ending in a pool. instantly though "oh crap.." shut off the truck, looked under, can't see anything dripping or leaking, lift the seats, check oil, its down 1/2 way. look around the engine bay, all over the motor, notta. So i top it off with half a bottle of my crappy tire 10-30 diesel oil, and head to town slowly. kept my eye on the dash for that oil light... got to place that did my oil last, closed. go to new place in town, open. get in, tell them what happened, guy goes down stairs, comes back up and says my filter was loose and oil is all over that area. go down and take a look and the filter is all oil and so is the area around it. it sits like a mushroom does so it didnt fall fall off. guy turned it on almost a full turn tight again... so now i wonder if i have the right filter for my truck or if i have a bad filter or if the last guy just put it on hand tight. i personally go hand tight then grab the wrench and go another 1/2 turn to be safe...

    so ya... scared my investment almost went poof...
     
  13. oldsnowman

    oldsnowman Member

    Hey stuff99...when i was in kalowna in sept i seen 3 of these liteace's and no little one's like mine :( nice truck
    wyatt
     
  14. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    thank you snow man!

    the real test for these trucks are coming in a couple months. i heard that alot of the guys in town with the small trucks put them away for the winter because they are too narrow and wont follow the ruts. town is full of chev/ford/dodge 4x4 crew cab dually's etc.
     
  15. fupabox

    fupabox Active Member

    I keep meaning to ask you stuff..is it more roomy inside than a reg kei.., my buddy is.... to be nice..A bit large...he cant latch the seat belt in my truck as a passenger...but he wants a little truck badly...I'm thinking maybe the liteace like yours but can't find 1 locally to cram his butt into to check
     
  16. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    Well yes and no... it is harder to get into then the kei trucks, mine having the 3rd seat is a bit of a pain cause it is humped up there, kinda forcing you towards the doors a bit. so far i haven't had anyone complain about the belt not fitting them. I do think that dad's sambar has a roomier cab though. havent been in it for months now though..
     
  17. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    Well today was new radio day. trip coming up soon so i thought what better time to do it!

    So i took the front trim pannel off, obviously wasnt the first time. only one of 3 screws in there!

    so got the pannel off. radio and the "cubby hole" under it. that is where tape and cd player part goes for toyota radios. think of it as the late 80's chevy trucks.
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    undid the screws for the radio, go to pull it out and wow! it was tiny!!!
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    yup. toyota alright! only thing i have seen other then the engine actually say toyota on it!
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    so the wiring harness from wally world did work. was marked toyota 81 and up. well tons of wiring and connectors and i only used 1 on the whole tree. got it all wired up, nothing worked. took a look at the wire harness coming in... there was ground, positive, speaker + speaker -.... so there was no constant power, and ONE speaker.. frick lol. so i didnt have the time and i never got that constant hooked up to anything. the cig lighter doesnt have constant power either... guess i should find that fuse box?

    anyhow all said and done and TA-DAA!!

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    to get the stereo in i took out the cubby hole tray. it was half broken anyhow! it was a plastic shell with brackets on both sides, so took them off, lined them up to my radio and they fit perfect! 3 screws per side, and 2 metal pointing divits in that lined up with holes. so after scouring town for a few hours i found the machine screws i needed, of course not the right head, so i had to put them in, crank it tight, grind off the heads, place it in the dash. so that stereo is in there for good now lol. just need to put another speaker in some day and get a constant power from somewhere. maybe if im bored tomorrow i will do that.

    hope this helps anyone out!
     
  18. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    I've been busy!! so much for a day off!

    hauled the tool box out of my last POS truck (for sale btw lol)
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    took it to car wash, got the grease and stuff out of it and got the bed of the truck washed out
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    took grinder to the box and got rid of rust. then hit it with primer
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    Figured "ah what the heck. should do the doors to"
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    then finished priming the box
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    Last edited: Nov 12, 2009
  19. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    primed the doors
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    fixed the paint flake away on the front
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    filled the doors
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    and did a coat of paint on the tool box
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    that ladies and gents, is how you kill a day. now tomorrow i go and sand down the doors, and repeat, and give the box another coat. /sleep
     
  20. Stuff99

    Stuff99 Active Member Staff Member

    So taped off the areas on the doors

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    Decided to do something about that front clip. white shows too much lol
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    Primed
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    painted the front clip thing
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    Got tool box painted as much as i could (some people showed up and i couldnt paint anymore)
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    Drivers door
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    Passenger door
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    I tried to get an overall shot, batteries were too low on my phone to start the camera...

    I also mounted a folding cup holder on the ashtray. It is centered in the truck, slides out, and is held in there sturdy. I did kinda crack it though.. first one I drilled the pilot hole a tad too small and it cracked the plastic, which 99% of the ashtray is...


    Wish me luck guys!! I leave on Monday for Missouri/Arkansas!!
     

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