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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Doesn't anybody want one of these?
    Generally not legal for the road here. If they were, I'd love one. 20 years or so ago I saw Daihatsu (not a HiJet - but a real truck) in the Caribbean that I drooled over. CabOver with an 8 ft. bed (maybe a bit more), 6 cyl turbodiesel, load capacity of 1200+ lbs. You guys can probably buy one right off the lot, but we can't get anything like it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Doesn't anybody want one of these?

    Not a chance, gave up on rollerskates when I was 6

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Meachen View Post
    Doesn't anybody want one of these?

    Yes, I do and there is an importer in Seattle (Sodo Moto) who gets these in various formats on a regular basis forcing me to resist temptation on a regular basis. I believe they are 1/2 ton capacity so you could conceivably move a fair amount of stuff if not very fast. Not sure what Vermont might have against them but there are a bunch of them running around the Puget Sound area. These gray market imports are at least 25 years old and the Hijets have mostly been hard-used commercial vehicles so they often have "creative" but functional bodges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stromborg View Post
    Yes, I do and there is an importer in Seattle (Sodo Moto) who gets these in various formats on a regular basis forcing me to resist temptation on a regular basis. I believe they are 1/2 ton capacity so you could conceivably move a fair amount of stuff if not very fast. Not sure what Vermont might have against them but there are a bunch of them running around the Puget Sound area. These gray market imports are at least 25 years old and the Hijets have mostly been hard-used commercial vehicles so they often have "creative" but functional bodges.
    As far as I know, unless the vehicles are pre-1975, they have to meet emissions & crash specs - neither of which any of the HiJets & the like will ever do. I could well be wrong!

    Lots of states don't like 'em it seems: https://www.tfltruck.com/2014/08/her...in-each-state/

    31 states "have no state law" (including Washington) and they say this (bold mine):

    Rather than explain each state’s requirement for these vehicles, here is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) explanation of state-by-state requirements. Keep in mind: if a state has no state law regarding these trucks, (usually) that means they are forbidden on state roads. If you know of any updates to these ordinances, drop us a line!
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    This works for me. Tipping tray is handy

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    The little red one is good too. Also a tipper, and 4 wheel drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    The little red one is good too. Also a tipper, and 4 wheel drive

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    No. Forward and right. I'm too lazy for shovelling.

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    I am embarking on the second rebuild of my pickup, 1969 Morris 1000 pickup, 8cwt payload but has been known to carry far more. 1098cc a series engine. Custom back. I bought it as a wreck in 1989 & spent two years restoring it. It served 17 years as my everyday boatyard workhorse before being laid up for 7 years. Its in the shed being worked on. Some welding required but on the whole its pretty good. Bigger 1300 engine going in plus 5 speed gearbox & disc brakes.
    Heres a link to it back in the day,https://www.morrisminorowners.co.uk/...p?f=34&t=12874,

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    Lovely. I had a few Morries back in the day. My favourite I cut the roof off and had a decent soft top made for it, and put in a Mazda 1300 engine, gearbox and rear axle. Probably should have upgraded the brakes to discs. I might have fitted bigger drums out of a Morris Major? Maybe should have reinforced the body in the middle. It was a fun car.

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    Two days ago.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    I bought a 2013 F-150 Lariat a couple of weeks ago. Huge upgrade over my 2006 F-150 XL Heritage. That thing was a total beater. The newer versions drive very nicely and the V-8 has plenty of power. Taking it on a road trip to Colorado in a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    There's a lot to love here.
    The roof rack.
    The taillight cages.
    The ghost of a logo from a past life on the door.
    The tiedown strap around the entirety of bed and frame.

    That thing is so awesome it has no need of good tires.
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    A guy rolled up last night in an early 90's ford Ranger, into which he had swapped a 5.0 from a mustang.

    N U T S.
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    was this the former door logo?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    A guy rolled up last night in an early 90's ford Ranger, into which he had swapped a 5.0 from a mustang.

    N U T S.
    Proving - once again - that just because a thing CAN be done... doesn't mean it SHOULD be done.

    Lots of proof in the automotive world, eh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    A guy rolled up last night in an early 90's ford Ranger, into which he had swapped a 5.0 from a mustang.

    N U T S.
    Nah. Now the guy I knew who dropped a 327 into an Opel Kadet was nuts. Yes, it got the transmission & rear end with it.
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    I don't think anyone has stepped forward to claim (or at least covet) the truck in the OP...

    I'd take it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Nah. Now the guy I knew who dropped a 327 into an Opel Kadet was nuts. Yes, it got the transmission & rear end with it.
    Or the 450 HP, 350 CI SBC in the Vega guy.

    He was nuts.

    Didn't bother with frame mods.
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    I want my old one back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    There's a lot to love here.
    The roof rack.
    The taillight cages.
    The ghost of a logo from a past life on the door.
    The tiedown strap around the entirety of bed and frame.

    That thing is so awesome it has no need of good tires.
    ...the doors falling off.
    ...the take up clonk in the front diff.
    ...the holes in the foot well.
    ...plus the chassis.
    ..the cacophony at 60 Mph.
    ...hence pointless radio.
    ....I need an osteopath.
    ...and a psychiatrist.
    ...and most likely a case worker.

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    Will be my first...

    If it ever happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    was this the former door logo?



    door livery 2010 small.jpg

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    Toughest pickup I ever owned was a 1990 dodge diesel. However it had no cruise control, was a rough ride. Very rough, towed anything. It was like driving a 2by 4 around, I dont care about cruise control but the
    Pedal was broke and one had to put a lot of pressure on it, even my boys were sore after driving it, I bought a 1989 dodge half ton and wound up using that one. I would like a 1971 Chevy again. Right now I'm reduced to a rusted out 95 Nissan, it just will not die.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    I want my old one back.

    truck.jpg
    Reminds me of one Dad had before I was born. IIRC his was a '48 Chevvie

    Here's my first one, with me giving my older brother a lift. Dad's then ute in the background. Ford Mainline, IIRC. Photo from the late 1950's

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    I’ve got a movie clip somewhere of my dad in Saudi Arabia standing next to a Buick with big fat tires for the sand, and trucks used around the oil rigs.

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    Anyone interested at all in the Rivian?

    That snout leaves me cold... but maybe it'd be worthwhile...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby of Tulsa View Post
    I had one of these, talk about a work horse.
    I had one drug it out of the bushes, still used it for a year with heavy roofing, seemed to have 2 inches of ground clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    Iíve got a movie clip somewhere of my dad in Saudi Arabia standing next to a Buick with big fat tires for the sand, and trucks used around the oil rigs.
    One of Dad's trucks in the Middle East. His photo

    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    that’s a beast

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    Anyone interested at all in the Rivian?

    That snout leaves me cold... but maybe it'd be worthwhile...

    Ok crazy specs for only $61k? All it needs is a little rtg for off grid power.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radi...tric_generator

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    For the BMW fans - and X7 pickup variant. I'll pass --

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    Iím gonna find a Ď68 beetle and turn it into a flatbed pickup. Bajaíed flatbed pickup.

    With a turboed type IV and a five speed Fortin.

    Peace,
    Letís REALLY Pick Them Up, Eh?

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    VW stuff rotted away in Ontario, so there's not much left for those Beetle lego set builds. What's left is original, oil sprayed and summer driven only. Same for the decent 80s and 90s small trucks.

    Best pickup I ever had was a 90s Escort Wagon (North American) it unfortunately collected too much rot and had practical upkeep problems with only 90 day cheapest Chinese parts being locally available, so I had to let it die at 350,000 miles. Would fit two appliances inside, and to throw anything on the roof rack was only as much trouble as heaving it over the side of a full size.
    2019: returning from being sidelined with medical probs, crossing fingers worst is over, still in "armchair enthusiast" mode for time being.

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