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#1 speedyquest

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:09 PM

That's the question I hear basically any time I stop for more than 30 seconds. My response, its a Delica!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:30 PM

Nice, I don't think I've ever seen one before! Did you restore that beast?
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 02:32 PM

View PostAtlanticBlue87, on 14 January 2020 - 02:30 PM, said:

Nice, I don't think I've ever seen one before! Did you restore that beast?

No sir, I purchased it from Duncan Imports in Virginia. They imported it from Japan. Its rust free, in amazing mechanical shape, and has 34k miles. I flew down there and roadtripped back home hitting every national / state park I could.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:00 PM

That's awesome! Congrats on your purchase, great choice.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:14 PM

View Postspeedyquest, on 14 January 2020 - 02:32 PM, said:

No sir, I purchased it from Duncan Imports in Virginia. They imported it from Japan. Its rust free, in amazing mechanical shape, and has 34k miles. I flew down there and roadtripped back home hitting every national / state park I could.

Awesome! Any interior pics? I bet it's super unique!
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 04:18 PM

Nice find!  Was in Okinawa in the early 90's. They had a lot of different cars over there. And lots of little vans like that. Cool pics!
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:22 PM

Following you and your photography of the State parks on IG has been a lot of fun. You're doing the things I should have done when I was younger, not married and had no kids. Keep it up!!
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Posted 14 January 2020 - 05:44 PM

Nice find!  Was in Okinawa in the early 90's. They had a lot of different cars over there. And lots of little vans like that. Cool pics!
I got blisters on my fingers!!!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:28 PM

View Postobsolete, on 14 January 2020 - 04:00 PM, said:

That's awesome! Congrats on your purchase, great choice.

View PostAtlanticBlue87, on 14 January 2020 - 04:14 PM, said:

Awesome! Any interior pics? I bet it's super unique!

Thanks guys, as for the interio pictures I haven't taken any yet only because its still got camping gear in it and I've not gone though and detailed the inside yet. I MIGHT have a picture from when I was driving it back a few weeks ago. I'll look and see.

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:30 PM

View Post87redcat, on 14 January 2020 - 04:18 PM, said:

Nice find!  Was in Okinawa in the early 90's. They had a lot of different cars over there. And lots of little vans like that. Cool pics!

That's very cool. I am planning on visiting Japan at some point in the near future and cannot wait. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be there at the height of the 80's/90's car boom... just wow!

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Posted 14 January 2020 - 06:32 PM

View Posttechboy, on 14 January 2020 - 05:22 PM, said:

Following you and your photography of the State parks on IG has been a lot of fun. You're doing the things I should have done when I was younger, not married and had no kids. Keep it up!!

I appreciate that man and I'm glad you're enjoying seeing that stuff. I get enjoyment out of even just taking the pictures. The fact that someone else can enjoy them also is a nice feeling. One thing to keep in mind is you can do all this stuff too, sure its more complicated with those other parts of your life in place but you definitely still get out there and explore. Do it!

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:30 AM

Awesome Delica man! I love looking at Duncan Imports site.
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Posted 15 January 2020 - 09:08 AM

Happy Birthday today Speedy!
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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:05 AM

View PostCrazy Quest, on 15 January 2020 - 08:30 AM, said:

Awesome Delica man! I love looking at Duncan Imports site.
No kidding. This made me go back there and seriously consider whether I do actually need a Honda Beat...

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 11:23 AM

Cool vans. Didn't they sell them here in the states for a few years? I could have sworn I saw them back in the early 90's...

*EDIT* They in fact did: North America
From 1987 until 1990, Mitsubishi sold this model in small numbers in the United States as the "Wagon" for passenger versions and "Van" for windowless cargo versions.[38] The US versions all received a 107 horsepower (80 kW) version of the 2.4-liter 4G64 engine. For model years 1990 and 1991 an LS version of the Wagon was added.[39] Taiwanese-produced CMC Delica vans are sold in Mexico as the Dodge 1000[40] as of July 2007.[41] The Mitsubishi Expo LRV replaced the Van/Wagon in 1992.

In the early 2000s, enthusiasts began importing the popular van to Canada. The 4WD turbo diesel van is also a common choice for Canadian postal workers who require a right hand drive vehicle.[42]

Since 2007, the Cargo versions built by the China Motor Corporation (CMC) in Taiwan are being exported to Mexico wearing Dodge badges.

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my shaft was big i dont know what your talking about.

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 03:49 PM

View PostTexasQuest, on 15 January 2020 - 11:23 AM, said:

Cool vans. Didn't they sell them here in the states for a few years? I could have sworn I saw them back in the early 90's...

*EDIT* They in fact did:             North America
From 1987 until 1990, Mitsubishi sold this model in small numbers in the United States as the "Wagon" for passenger versions and "Van" for windowless cargo versions.[38] The US versions all received a 107 horsepower (80 kW) version of the 2.4-liter 4G64 engine. For model years 1990 and 1991 an LS version of the Wagon was added.[39] Taiwanese-produced CMC Delica vans are sold in Mexico as the Dodge 1000[40] as of July 2007.[41] The Mitsubishi Expo LRV replaced the Van/Wagon in 1992.

In the early 2000s, enthusiasts began importing the popular van to Canada. The 4WD turbo diesel van is also a common choice for Canadian postal workers who require a right hand drive vehicle.[42]

Since 2007, the Cargo versions built by the China Motor Corporation (CMC) in Taiwan are being exported to Mexico wearing Dodge badges.


They definitely sold a van with a similar body style but that's about where the similarities end. The 4g64 they used was N/A, they were only 2WD, they didn't sell a diesel version, they didn't have any of the off-road options or parts, no LSD, also they didn't make any of the cool versions like the Exceed, Super Exceed, Charmonix, or Jasper.

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