What a neat little vehicle...
The story I am told is that this truck started its life in Japan. It then moved to the Philippines
were it was purchased by an American that married a Philipinno woman. Upon returning to the US he brought two similar
trucks home to use a support vehicles at the drag strip. This unit was eventually sold to a man in Maine
who did not have the ability to reassemble the truck. The engine and transmission were in boxes and the interior
was full of drive line and mis. engine parts.
Early in 2004 for the truck traveled to East TN.
I spent several months gathering information about the vehicle and hours reassembling the vehicle.
Todate the following has been done:
Set the valve clearances
Cleaned the clutch plates
Installed new cam and crank Seals
Installed a new Water pump
A new timing belt
Painted the block
New serpentine belt
New plugs, wires and distributor cap
Rebuilt the 4x4 vacuum servo
Replaced a steering joint and drive shaft joint
Rebuilt the rear brake cylinders
Checked the brakes, pads and new fluids
Changed all fluids
Rebuilt the radiator 3 times
Added new street profile tires...Geo Metro wheels fit
Added furry leapard print seat covers...Fun
Installed a 3 foot Teddy bear as a passenger
New fuel pump
Changed the Super charger oil
New vacumm lines
In August 2004 we took the truck to the Outer Banks of NC. We had a ball driving it on the beach.
People either smiled or stared in amazment when went by in the loose sand.
I finally got to drive the truck in the snow. Wow, it went well even with street tires.