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Old 05-08-2009, 03:08 PM   #1
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The Official Mini-Truck Thread...

Me and most of my buddies had 'em back in the 70s and 80s, what happened to 'em? Post up.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:11 PM   #2
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... my Dad had one of these when I was in high school

... fun little truck



Ford Courier
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:16 PM   #3
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... my Dad had one of these when I was in high school

... fun little truck



Ford Courier
My best friend had one of those and couldnt kill it. We would hang a sign on the window with the keys begging someone to steal it at the mall. LOL I will never forget one winter trying to climg and icy uphill road. He lost traction and decided to back safely down to get another run at it. His backing was going a little crooked and he opened his door to see how much room he had before hitting the ditch/hill. Well once the door was opened it caught on the higher ground beside the road and ripped the door completely back (forward) just like in the movies. Hi face was frickin priceless. we never got that doot to work correct after that and it was held closed with a bungee cord. Ahh thanks for the memories from that pic.
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Old 05-08-2009, 03:55 PM   #4
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There is stil one minitruck alive but its days are VERY numbered.

Was slated to go the way of the dodo first in 2004 then again in 2008 but got one more extenshion to its current deadline of 2012.

And that mini truck is by far my all time favorite, i have owned THREE Ford Rangers and loved em all. Perfect sized for everyday life decent on fuel can take a SERIOUSE beating and keep going, can be loaded to hell and still make it home, very easy to work on but ya rarely need to as these things been around with only minor upgrades other than apperance since 1983 and have proven to be very reliable.

Heres my current mini truck


My old 4x4 one this thing would go ANYWERE


And my first one
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:22 PM   #5
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My best friend had one of those and couldnt kill it. We would hang a sign on the window with the keys begging someone to steal it at the mall. LOL I will never forget one winter trying to climg and icy uphill road. He lost traction and decided to back safely down to get another run at it. His backing was going a little crooked and he opened his door to see how much room he had before hitting the ditch/hill. Well once the door was opened it caught on the higher ground beside the road and ripped the door completely back (forward) just like in the movies. Hi face was frickin priceless. we never got that doot to work correct after that and it was held closed with a bungee cord. Ahh thanks for the memories from that pic.


... my Dad's had a topper over the bed. As well, the previous owner had installed an extra fuel tank which you could switch on with a little petcock ... the range would outlast a 3.2 beer filled bladder


... one weekend I pulled together some scrap plywood and carpet remnants we had hanging around the basement and made the bed into a little High School "pleasure palace."


... the Courier was also handy when we went camping and backpacking ... but that truck had zero power


... fun truck


... my buddy had a '63 Ford Ranchero (3-on-the-tree), if that truck could talk ... "the beast"
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Old 05-08-2009, 04:39 PM   #6
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My first mini-truck '75 Toyota SR5 Sport Truck, awesome truck to go with the '74 Celica GT I bought the year before.

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Old 05-08-2009, 05:13 PM   #7
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... 2011 Dodge Strada
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:34 PM   #9
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But it's got extra plastic shit stuck all over it like a Pontiac. I guess someone had to take up the slack now that Pontiac has gone tats up.
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But it's got extra plastic shit stuck all over it like a Pontiac. I guess someone had to take up the slack now that Pontiac has gone tats up.
.. soon everything will be the same shit


Fiat and General Motors

The Italian carmaker Fiat is seeking to merge its car division with General Motors Europe and ailing US car firm Chrysler to create an automotive giant second only to Japan's Toyota in terms of production

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/i...otors-chrysler
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Old 05-08-2009, 09:47 PM   #11
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Here's my '88 Ranger. Can't hurt it with a hammer. Bought it for a hundred bucks. Sold it and bought it back. Don't have to worry about it. It just goes. My first truck was a Courier, too. Drove the wheels off of it.

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Old 05-08-2009, 10:46 PM   #12
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I started building a mini truck when everyone else was still into vans.
My "High School Sweetheart" was just given to my son recently (by an old friend that had bought it from me years ago).

She's gunna need a bit of work.



Sure was a lot of fun at the drive-ins back in the day

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Old 05-09-2009, 11:45 AM   #13
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I had one of these..........



in high school and thought I was the shit. My friends especially liked the two rear seats and my girlfriend's parents liked the lack of a back seat (but, it was a 4x4 .)

Mine was a sort of yellowish beige.

Man, I sure do miss that truck.


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Old 05-09-2009, 01:15 PM   #14
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this is my 87 dodge D50/mitubishi mighty max




it's got a hydrolic tilt bed , shaved the doorhandles and fuel door

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i gave it to my little brother for a first time driver, he used it to clean out a fence row

the battery is dead so i couldn't open the door


the doors and tailgate can open with the alarm remote



anyone got a free good head laying around for a 87 D-50 with the 2.0?

i put a webber carb on it and stripped out all the emisions crap

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Old 05-10-2009, 08:38 PM   #15
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Isn't that the same 2.0 N/A that was in 75% of all the Eclipse/Talon's?
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