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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Engine in that is still produced for some markets IIRC so parts are still around.

if anyone is ever legitimately in the market for a Fuso, PM me.

[edit] also that Prado rolling off a few pages back is likely somebody's personal car -- look for the Y on license plates, that means it's registered through a US military base and not through the prefecture. Things you learn living in the boonies near a Navy base.

harperdc fucked around with this message at 14:39 on Jan 9, 2020

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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Motronic posted:

Oh, question on that 7.5l fire truck: would something like that typically have a synchronized or unsyncronized transmission?

Synchronized manual, which they also sold in the US at the time.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Dagen H posted:

2G Toyota bB? (JDM Scion xB)

Yep, one of those.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Yíall keep buying the cool stuff before I can acquire the parking space to store something old and fun looks like Iíll just have to focus on stuff built from 2000 forward then.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Big Taint posted:

Is top speed really only 110mph?

Considering the highways are posted at 80 kph much of the time...

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



PHIZ KALIFA posted:

that's the car you buy when you run a bondage cafe in Ginza and all your waitresses wear PVC maid outfits.

Roppongi, and I know exactly where that place is.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



InitialDave posted:

Afraid that's just Japan.txt.

except for it being owned or driven by a high-schooler, but yeah probably somebody in the boonies who got a cheap CD player from the closest Super Autobacs.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



bolind posted:

OF THE BUCKET TRUCK

Looks like itís ex-NTT West, so a former phone/internet line truck.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



wilfredmerriweathr posted:

How in the gently caress... It's like they didn't drive it.

Could be from Kyushu or a part of Japan where there isnít snow to require road spray.

But also having a car here is so godawful expensive that itís treated a bit nicer by many people. Not quite like Singapore, but still.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Seat Safety Switch posted:

When I went to Odaiba/Megaweb last, I think it was the Toyota Fun Cargo they were selling that had a hatch that would open to accept a wheelchair. You'd drive your wheelchair into the back of it and then it would slide into and lock into the drivers' seat position, so you could treat the car like a giant wheelchair around your wheelchair.

Bonkers poo poo. It wasn't just an options package, it was a whole sub-model of the car you could order. Otherwise it's a five-door hatch.

yep, Toyota has a whole section at Megaweb of their more custom/specialized accessibility vehicles, and Honda Japan hast listings for their accessibility vehicles as well on their website. I rented a Toyota Sienta that is barely bigger than a Fit but has seating for seven and two sliding doors, which still seems like a real unique thing to me as well.

nice looking Bongo as well, it's the last generation of those before they just became rebadged Mitsubishis. Wonder what the load max is for that, looks similar to the other LDTs (Isuzu/Hino/Fuso stuff) from the same time. Probably similarly built like a brick shithouse.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Motronic posted:

Realtalk: nope. Not even close. The bucket weight isn't nearly sufficient plus nobody uses trucks for that poo poo other than the companies contracted by power companies to trim pole to pole on roads who all have standards that look a lot more like having more capacity and height as well as air at the bucket for pruners.

when Everdave posted it originally I noticed right away it was a former NTT truck, so yeah, national phone company keeping the phone line infrastructure clear.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



BuckyDoneGun posted:

Their mobile TV and DVD player setups also often result in antenna wiring all over the place.

the Electronic Toll Control device wiring is also going to play a part, that's not always factory installed either so could wind up in shenanigans. Those usually have the card reader down in the footwell and an antenna around the edge of the front window.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



Iím both amazed and kinda scared that a big and small propane tank made it all the way over to the U.S. intact. Gotta be careful with those.

If thereís Japanese on the wiring thatís been done, you should be able to figure it out with Google Translate. I think it can translate photos now?

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



French Canadian posted:

1x Isuzu NPR filter from eBayer in Texas that is ALMOST the same p/n but instead of ending in a 0 it ends in a 1. Can anyone hazard a guess as to what the different of a single digit will be? They look goddamn similar but I won't know til I have it in my cold dead hands.

is this thing a Toyota or Isuzu? If it's an Isuzu, might be worth asking one of the local Isuzu dealers to see what they have for that era of NPR, because they've been bringing those to the U.S. since at least the 1980s. They should still have parts to match the older models, because there's every likelihood those older engines are still being made and sold elsewhere in the world.

harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



everdave posted:

I am not going to disagree but when I found a pearl white diesel 4wd 5 speed with granny doilies inside, one owner and CLEAN had to pick it up. Of course I want the moon roofs but I think this will be great for a build. 73k miles.

break the doilies out for Radwood, that van would be catnip for that sort of place.

for complete JDM style it's gonna need a omamori for good luck and protection while driving. that sort of thing would be a good traditional Japanese thing to provide to the cars some of you guys are selling through.

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harperdc
Jul 24, 2007



I had completely forgotten about the Celsior and now I've got Car Sensor open. sigh.


Ethics_Gradient posted:

Cars themselves are dirt cheap in Japan, it's the costs of ownership (getting a license, shaken (compulsory safety inspection/insurance), fuel, highway tolls, etc) that get pricey.

And parking. It's like NYC if you're in or around Tokyo -- if you live in an apartment that has parking, that can be $400-500 a month for that building, otherwise you're sticking it somewhere else (I've seen advertisements on Facebook for a spot about 20 minutes walk from where I live for $150 a month). There's also an annual tax you have to pay that depends on engine size/vehicle size, it was like $450 or so for the year for the B4 when I owned that.

Fuel also depends, but it is usually between 120-140 yen/liter so $4.50 a gallon or so. Highway tolls add up, just going around the loop in Tokyo is $8 by itself. I've had day trips out of Tokyo that run me ~$50 in tolls alone -- whereas taking the train would be about as long and probably less than half the cost.

Half the reason I want to buy an apartment/house here is to lock in a parking spot so I can go do something stupid like get a Celsior or an old Legacy B4 just to have for weekends or road trips. All of those costs are why the cheap cars get more expensive pretty quick.

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