View Full Version : 1981 Tan Mini Truck

12-17-2007, 08:47 AM
Hello Rising sun forum members,
I am selling my 81 short bed mini truck,
Asking $4500 with the Five wheels & tires 34x10.5 Bias S. Swampers or $4k with 31x10.50 street tires on toyota chrome wheels.
Runs good, New windshield, All original clean paint, Round headlight truck with Nice H4 Bulbs, Manual choke, 22R, not so good interior but tolerable until fixed. CB, Fire ext,included, passed tech @ CM07,Nicest pickup (non Landcruiser) award @ CM07.
Front end has been serviced by Me with Gunuine Toyota Inner axel seals, Trunion bearings & wiper kits, Koyo Hicap wheel bearings, Beck Arnley Rotors & pads.
Located in Grand junction, Want to sell to fix my project FJ55
I am new to the forums, please bear with me being a nubie here.

Please PM me to work a deal out. :cheers:

This is a follow up posting since it was placed in the C.L. thread 2 days ago.


pics with 31x10.s on old wheels

12-30-2007, 09:44 AM
Really??? Nobody has any interest in a Sweet mini truck? :confused:

I made another attempt at fixing my door panels. Interior is much better now with them re covered...

New price: $4250 with both sets of wheels/ tires OR $3750 without the swampers


12-31-2007, 11:46 AM
Man, I am so in like with this truck. I don't have the money, space or reason to own it, so I'll just give you a free bump for today.

12-31-2007, 11:49 AM
Paging Hulk, what are ya, SLEEPING man?

12-31-2007, 11:53 AM
I seriously love it, but I'd have to sell my 40 to buy it. I'm not ready to make that leap yet. I may make it out to the western slope in February -- if it's still for sale, I'll come look.

01-15-2008, 09:34 PM
Unfortunatly, I am taking the truck off the market until a cold idiling problem with the carb can be resolved. Thank you to those that responded, I WILL have this fixed by CM08 where those that could not make it to GJ , will be able to view it for sale again there.


01-15-2008, 10:29 PM
Sweet truck for sure man, I love the old Mini's! Best of luck with the sale! :cheers:

01-16-2008, 10:19 AM
CM08 would be a great place to show it off too!

01-20-2008, 11:51 AM
Well, wish me luck guys on getting the truck to CM08.
Just as I postponed the sale of this truck, I was side swiped in a Hit & Run. 2 days later I found the vehicle that did it lived on my street, It was an obvious find as i had their bumperette & blinker as evidence from the hit.
I met with their insurance adjuster and he is telling me its likely to be totaled!!! Over a door, fender, and a few other misc. items??? My estimate I got from another shop using all genuine toyota parts & single stage paint was for $2500. Their estimator is trying to figure out a market value of this truck now and will be looking here to verify what a fair price for the truck is. I told him this was not a average Mini & was in cleaner condition than alot of others that will be out there for sale. Help me, Please give an honest opinion of what you guys as toyota enthusiasts feel this trucks market value is.



Thanks in advance for your input, There will be a buy back option I can do, It will get fixed one way or another.

01-20-2008, 01:20 PM
I'm sorry to hear that!

I'm no expert, but in the last 15 years I've owned the following Toyotas:
'77 mini truck
'81 mini truck
'92 mini truck
'02 Tacoma TRD Double Cab
'76 FJ40
'89 FJ62
'96 4runner LTD

I never doubted that your truck was worth the $3750-$4k ish range, lack of spending $'s is all that kept me from making an offer. Good luck with the insurance agent.

Check Ebay, there's an '82 in Hawaii right now with a $5k buy it now. Looks to have had some rust work done, and has the square headlights (less desireable to me), but virtually no miles.

01-20-2008, 02:31 PM
Thank you MaddMatt,
heres the listing you refered to: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Toyota-1982-TOYOTA-PICKUP-TRUCK_W0QQitemZ320208147675QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320208147675

01-20-2008, 04:16 PM
OUCH! That's rotten. :(

My opinion was that your selling price was fair and I was ready to give you your asking price. I hope you can get it put back together better than before.

Did you get the cops involved with the hit and run?

01-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Sure did, I had to go to the station that day to make the Hit & Run report. It did not take me long to Identify the persons vehicle that caused the damage. Atleast I found the people responsible, With out that there would be no insurance avail for the circumstances. There were no witnesses, except the driver who ran away.
Heres the parts I found:

Heres the truck:

Thanks again guys, If theres anyone else that has input of what they feel a Fair market value on this rig is worth is appreciated.
The adjuster thought I was off quite a bit when I told him I was asking $4,250 thats why hes going to look here. Being a Toyota enthusiast myself, I think a truck this nice was worth every dollar. I sure hope its not considered a total.:rant:

01-20-2008, 06:16 PM
That is a classic truck that simply cannot be found in similar condition anywhere, except on a blue moon, and that is a maybe. Did he bother to consider that the Cruise Moab Committee gave you the Nicest Truck award? Those are not handed out lightly. There was stiff competition for it, too.

$4250 is a fair price for a clean, rare truck. That vintage's value is no more reliably determined in a KBB value than a Model A, or a 1957 Chevy, would be.

01-20-2008, 07:50 PM
Thats what I was sayin to the Adjuster, I did mention the CM07 award & how it was recognized for 100% all original paint, NO Bondo in this truck is why its such a cherry.:bowdown:

Now it will never be that way again. This negletive driver that "railed" my truck has done more damage than a new door & fender can fix. Now its going to age differently than the original panels.

Maybe I should negotiate a complete paint job with the shop that Im going to have fix it. :D
That would be sweet, about the only thing that would make all this OK in the end...

01-20-2008, 08:21 PM
I would have to agree that your truck is worth the asking price. A solid axle truck in Denver that is a "driver" is worth a minimum of $2,000. That of course is high miles, rust, dents, some torn interior, etc. KBB value is not always a good reflection of value, but I suppose the best insurance companies can do. Hope that it gets taken care of and will be watching this post for it again!

01-20-2008, 09:44 PM
Maybe I should negotiate a complete paint job with the shop that Im going to have fix it. :D
That would be sweet, about the only thing that would make all this OK in the end...
Talk to Terry at CIM auto body. He refuses to fix things wrong... and is affordable.