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Looking to buy a Diesel Mini Truck

 
5569
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Posted: 05/13/13 12:43 PM

preferably turbo
interested in any make

Thanks!  

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5569
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Posted: 05/23/13 12:58 PM

nobody willing to give up their diesel mini ;-)
that's ok - this time in 2 weeks we should have it.  

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5569
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Posted: 05/24/13 01:11 PM

2013 05 24  

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5569
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Posted: 06/07/13 02:59 PM

So we have our new truck! Jason drove it from Kansas to Los Angeles - check out the story on Diesel Power and the pics below! We've gotten it registered in CA - smog-free VIN anyone?  Grin
http://www.dieselpowermag.com/features/053013dp_1985_ford_ranger_turbodiesel_roadtrip/
1985 Ford Ranger Turbo Diesel In Front Of Valero
1985 Ford Ranger Diesel Turbo Break Time
1985 Ford Ranger Turbodiesel Loading Onto Flatbed  

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Ibagurs
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Posted: 06/09/13 03:10 PM

Are you wanting to sell the ranger?  

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5569
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Posted: 06/17/13 03:45 PM

not yet!  Laugh

Right now the Diesel is awaiting some new parts - new pulley tensioner (for AC and power steering belt), new radiator, batteries, etc.etc. We have some of these parts, and are waiting for others.
It took half an hour to start last time - just cranks and cranks. Once running, it's fine and will restart. The current radiator setup needs to go ASAP - while getting it "inspected" at AAA, it was dumping coolant everywhere. The coolant hoses are all trashed and such...no biggie, just can't be driven regularly like this.  

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robertbaird
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Posted: 11/30/13 12:28 AM

Rear engine with 4 cylinders
Spare tire is below a raised gas tank
AC coil is up under the bed of truck and fairly well protected
More leg room in cab than Suzuki for larger operators
Clutch and shifter cables:
Tip about the ever-popular Suzuki DD51T and DB51T:
Always make sure to check that the 4x4 shifter/cable is working and not stuck. It is a common problem in the Suzuki‚Äôs that have sat un-used for long periods of time.  

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