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stan SuperDork
10/23/13 9:45 a.m.

Much like Jim's "Cool Heavy Duty..." thread, but this one for small pickups. I hesitate to say "mini-truck" as that seems to pick up those odd little not-quite-road worthy things when doing a search. I have an old Ranger and for some reason I'm starting to look at old Datsun and Toyota pickups now.

So. I'd like to see what others have and/or like in small pickups.


Gasoline SuperDork
10/23/13 9:52 a.m.

ebonyandivory Dork
10/23/13 10:17 a.m.

Calling Mazda605?

Powar SuperDork
10/23/13 10:18 a.m.

This was mine. It's an '85 Toyota Pickup. 2wd, 22R, 5 speed. Lightly modified and fairly amusing. I'm glad I owned it. I'm more glad I sold it.

ebonyandivory Dork
10/23/13 10:22 a.m.

I'm partial to the Luv's, Courier's, P'up's, S10-S15's Ranger's-Mazda's, D50's...

Hmmm I guess I like 'em all!

Before I bought my YJ, I had an '88 Ranger 2.0, 5-spd that I was this close to having a 5.0 swapped in. Trucks on PowerBlock is doing a really nice Ranger...

chrispy New Reader
10/23/13 10:44 a.m.

No pics (well maybe in an album somewhere) but I had a 93 Dakota Sport 2wd, v6, manual. I loved the "Magnum" on the air cleaner housing and was happy that the engine was basically the same as my previous car (Aspen wagon with a built 318). I got it new and kept it about 10 years. It was a great college car - I didn't rent a uhaul until we moved into our current house. I could carry everything I owned in it. The only "mods" were a camper cover and a bed liner. I also had a Pioneer system in it. I had a set of snow chains for winter driving, which was awesome with rwd and no weight over the axle.

I ended up trading it for home improvement work. The contractor kept it for several years as his work truck as he built his business. I imagine its now in a JY somewhere rusting away, but I'd buy it back in a hearbeat.

jstancel Reader
10/23/13 11:38 a.m.

Chevy Luv truck!

2500lb curb weight and room for whatever engine you want


OR!!! Make your own truck:

914Driver MegaDork
10/23/13 12:10 p.m.

The GRM side of my brain saiys: Holy crap is that cool!.

The smaller Purist side says: Dude, that's just wrong .....

914Driver MegaDork
10/23/13 12:11 p.m.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/23/13 12:14 p.m.

Does this count?

eccentric New Reader
10/23/13 12:24 p.m.

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Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/23/13 12:27 p.m.


Is that first Mazda truck Fredio's ute?

Gasoline SuperDork
10/23/13 12:40 p.m.
eccentric New Reader
10/23/13 12:45 p.m.
Swank Force One wrote: HAHAH!!! Is that first Mazda truck Fredio's ute?

I'm not sure who the owner is but that B2000 has a SR20 swap. Fredio stayed in the family with the FE3 :)

Fredio's ute

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/23/13 12:57 p.m.

Ah ok, i couldn't remember what his looked like exactly, but i did remember a wood flatbed being on it while he was doing massive donuts at one point.

ClemSparks PowerDork
10/23/13 1:02 p.m.
jstancel wrote:


Pretty awesome.

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/23/13 1:04 p.m.

In reply to ClemSparks:

Common in the drift world. There's lots of 240-aminos and RX7-aminos out there. The RX7s look particularly good, in my opinion.

bigdaddylee82 Reader
10/23/13 1:12 p.m.

stan SuperDork
10/23/13 1:47 p.m.
eccentric wrote:  photo p10104796_2_scaled.jpg

That Datsun is like the one I'm trying to go look at if the guy ever gets back to me about it...

Swank Force One
Swank Force One MegaDork
10/23/13 1:51 p.m.
bigdaddylee82 wrote:

Oh dear lord i'm in love.

kreb SuperDork
10/23/13 1:58 p.m.

Is it wrong that I lust after some of these vehicles more than most sportscars?

Sultan HalfDork
10/23/13 2:26 p.m.
kreb wrote: Is it wrong that I lust after some of these vehicles more than most sportscars?

I believe every car guy should have a sports car and a hotrod or truck. At least this this is what I tell my wife :-)

ultraclyde SuperDork
10/23/13 2:26 p.m.

I have often dreamed about a Ford Courier with a 2.3L Turbo mill, 5 speed, and Tbird IRS with a cage inside the cab whose rear brace angles ran through the back into the bed. Disguise with a cross tube and some KC Daylighters so it kind of looked like a cheap 1970s lightbar instead of part of a cage. Hoon.

Ranger50 PowerDork
10/23/13 2:35 p.m.

ditchdigger SuperDork
10/23/13 2:41 p.m.

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The vehicle I would never have have sold. Had it not been totalled I would still be driving it. The best combination of utility and useability for a daily. Handled great, Fast as hell with the 16V swap, great fuel economy on MS and could haul an entire studio apartments contents in one trip with the air shocks pumped up

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