What did you own before your Delica?

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Re: What did you own before your Delica?

Post by konadog » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:10 pm

Old Paint. When she hit 400,000km I had her scrapped. Couldn't bear the thought of anyone else driving her, though that sure wasn't likely considering the paint job. But then, kids loved her. Anyways, I walked home 70 blocks in the rain after I put her down. Seemed the right thing to do... and then three weeks later Delilah rolled into my life. ::: shudder ::: Bad scene, man. The women you gravitate to after being with a good one, eh? Yeah.
Great story! My mind immediately started singing that old Sons of the Pioneers tune, The Last Roundup (kinda fits your story too) - "I'm headed for the last roundup, gonna saddle Old Paint for the last time and ride (in your case, "drive"), get along little doggy get along..."
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Post by deLOOKA » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:32 pm

84' 4 door Jetta
86' 2 door Golf
95' Suzuki Sidekick
99' Nissan Pathfinder
current:
04' Nissan Xtrail
93' Delooka

best purchasing experience was the Jetta.
bought it at the car auction in Whalley.

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Post by Golf Cart » Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:54 pm

61 Volksnoggin
65 Mini
67 Healy Sprite
72 Super Beetle
88 Mazdu 1800
69 F100 Heavy Half - best truck I ever owned
78 F150
64 T-Bird - sunny Sunday car
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93 F250 Xlt Diesel - 513k
93 Volks Corrado - waiting for a rebuild
93 Volks Jetta TD - waiting for a new head
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Post by bobenns » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:50 pm

[quote="Taynton"]Bob, did you sell it to a tatooed guy named cory? I cant imagine there are too many of those in kelowna and im happy to report that if it is in fact your van im talking about, it has all the body work done and is boasting a sweet flat black paint job and it looks great! anyway heres my list

Actually it went down to Vancouver, can't remember the guys name. It was flat black when I sold it, Tremclad!!
looked real good too, solid body. People keep telling me about this other one.

Now that I'm into these Japanese imports I kinda wish I'd kept it. It would have been perfect for dropping a straight 6 Skyline engine into, would turn a few heads.

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Post by daveyboy70 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:06 pm

1989 Isuzu Trooper....still own it! Don't want to anymore!
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Post by BCDelica » Fri Oct 24, 2008 4:02 am

BUMP,

cause we've grown in six months, and personally love these threads.

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Re: What did you own before your Delica?

Post by marsgal42 » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:30 am

Funny...I can't find anything of my automotive history here. Here goes:

1966 Vauxhall Viva HA (drove it in high school)

1971 VW Super Beetle (flat windshield version, lost to an engine fire)

1972 VW Type 3 Fastback (cool car, disasterous rust)

1986 VW Jetta (320,000 km and still going strong)

1992 Mitsubishi Delica

I gave the Jetta to my sister, and it will be a learn-to-drivemobile for my two teenage nieces.

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Post by BCDelica » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:00 pm

marsgal42 wrote:1972 VW Type 3 Fastback (cool car, disasterous rust)

...laura
see one of those a day here, commonly in quite nice condition. There just a good looking little car, kinda a compact karmen ghia.
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What did you own before your Delica?

Post by Khrolar » Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:50 pm

Call me crazy all you want, but 2 years ago I has a brand new off the lot 2017 Offroad Tacoma. During that year I did a LOT of road trips, I think I put somewhere around 70,000km on it. The plan was to drive it till it died... But then I found I wanted a van more, and something I could work on myself. After a month of searching I decided to buy a L400 Delica. A couple months of searching led me to Cece, a 94' LWB 2.8 TD. Yeah the van has it problems... It's radioactive, a little rusty on the sub frame, and the black smoke is starting now... But I love her!

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What did you own before your Delica?

Post by Shaun Van Ramen » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:01 pm

I went 23 years without a car/van/truck. I'm assuming motorcycles don't really count although I am on bike #17 in 44 years of riding.
So I guess the real answer is that I had a '67 International Scout which I sold in '87. I then bought my '91 L300 in 2010.

NOTE: The attached image is there for referral (for those that are not old enough to know what one is), mine was white, I always drove with the roof off, it frequently would catch fire and twice the brakes failed while driving - No damage to report.
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What did you own before your Delica?

Post by Shaun Van Ramen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:36 am

Reading back through the older posts I feel a list is needed (in crono order):

Bikes
'74 Honda CB360
'79 Honda CB750F
'74 BMW R90/s
'83 Kaw GPz750
'84 Kaw GPz750 Turbo
'83 Kaw GPz550
'78 Duc 900GTS
'82 Kaw AR80
'79 Honda GL1000
'78 Yam SR500
'76 Kaw KZ650
'88 Yam FZR1000
'03 Kaw ZX600R
'82 Hon CB750F
'74 Yam XT500
'03 Yam FJR1300
'74 Honda XL175
'13 Kaw Versys 1000 (current ride)

Cars
'74 Datsun Pickup
'76 Honda Civic
'69 Lincoln Continental (suicide doors)
'67 International Scout
'91 Delica L300 (current drive)


So a correction from the previous post - 18 bikes vs. 5 cars
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