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05-30-2013, 10:00 PM
Check this little guy out... pretty cool.
05-30-2013, 10:45 PM
That's pretty cool. I've never seen one of those before. :thumb:
05-30-2013, 10:58 PM
Built by dihatsu, badged Toyota.
05-31-2013, 06:20 AM
The Blizzard, a small cross-country type 4-wheel-drive vehicle, was launched in April 1980 in response to the rising demand for 4WDs. Using the Daihatsu Taft that had been in production since 1974 as the base, the Blizzard came equipped with a Toyota-made 4-cylinder SOHC diesel engine (Type L) with a displacement of 2,188 cc and an output of 72 PS.
Mounted on the sturdy ladder frame was a compact body measuring 2,025 mm in wheelbase, 3,485 mm in height, and 1,460 mm in width. The body types included soft-top and van models. The soft-top model came either with soft canvas doors or steel doors, with built-in roll bar-like center pillars. Both front and rear suspensions used the rigid axle leaf spring design. The transmission was a 4-speed manual with a sub transmission. An FRP-top model (only available in white) with a sunroof was added to the line in October 1981, and the standard transmission of the FRP-top model was switched to a 5-speed manual in October 1982.
Whichever, Daihatsu or Toyota, still a neat little thing.
05-31-2013, 06:43 AM
05-31-2013, 06:45 AM
05-31-2013, 07:33 AM
Jeremiah had one at Moab this year. Pretty cool.
I like it! It kinda reminds me of a Gwagen from the sides and the back.
05-31-2013, 04:59 PM
Anyone remember the Daihatsu Rocky? That's what it reminds me of. They were sold in the US for a very short period of time. Intended to compete with the Suzuki Samarai.
05-31-2013, 09:28 PM
If I only had the money that would be fun.
06-02-2013, 06:23 PM
Somewhat common sites in Aussie, all relative I suppose but we ran across a handful of them. One of which was still a work truck pulling a big fuel trailer in a super remote town. It has a for sale sign in the window, $2k. However we (JP and I) had two trucks to get to Melbourne and thus no way to get it to a port :(
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