Theme Tuesdays: JDM Minitrucks

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The concept of theme Tuesdays here on Stance Is Everything is simple, every Tuesday I pick a theme and post a collection of vehicles with that theme that meet the stance criteria (modified suspension that suit the vehicles intent). This weeks theme Tuesday topic is: JDM Mini trucks

I’ve liked mini trucks for as long as I can remember, s-body (s10s and blazers) mini’s are still my favorite but as a rule I like all lowered trucks (I know big surprise). Before really getting into a lot of automotive blogs I thought that the mini truck craze was something native to North America. I figured everywhere else the either didn’t have a lot of trucks or needed their trucks to be practical.

I was wrong, and I am glad I was because these mini’s are a new take on a classic slice of the automotive hobby.

Traditional

Import trucks with traditional mini truck treatment.

This locak Nissan 720 is a great change of pace from the rotted out B2200s around the gta
This local Nissan 720 is a great change of pace from the rotted out B2200s around the gta
Clean  swapped and bagged Nissan
Clean, swapped, and bagged Nissan
Smooth and laid out Datsun 620
Smooth and laid out Datsun 620
Having never seen a Datsun 320 before this caught me off guard
Having never seen a Datsun 320 before this caught me off guard
Wouldn't be a mini truck post without some primer spots
Wouldn't be a mini truck post without some primer spots

Classically styled

Period correct if you will.

This trucks look spans generations
This trucks look spans generations
I really  dig the fender mounted mirrors on these boxy trucks
I really dig the fender mounted mirrors on these boxy trucks
This truck was completed recently but looks  like it could have been  done years ago
This truck was completed recently but looks like it could have been done years ago

Old meets new

Sometimes the best things happen when people take older platforms and introduce new trends and technology.

This truck doesn't have a lot of visible mods but looks perfect to me
This truck doesn't have a lot of visible mods but looks perfect to me
Diggin the color matched bra on thos oddly enough
Diggin the color matched bra on thos oddly enough
I have not seen or heard of Izuzu in some time but check out the size of the intercooler
I have not seen or heard from Isuzu in sometime, but this guy seems to like them, check the size of the intercooler
Joe from The Chronicles spotted the next few at a classic JDM show
Joe from The Chronicles spotted this and the following at a classic JDM show in the cali area
Normally I like these Volks but the centers to fit this Mazda pushes me away, the Rotary under the hood wins me back though
Normally I like these Volks but the centers needed to make it fit put me off a little. The Rotary under the hood wins me back though
A lot of people will dig this Datsun with a skyline motor swap
A lot of people will dig this Datsun 720 thats more skyline than anything else
Closer look at the engine bay
Closer look at the engine bay
Ballin on a set of emotions
Ballin on a set of emotions
Lighting them up
Lighting them up
So good
So good! Looking at the Garage Miniz site they do a lot of trucks like this
More from the Garage Miniz crew, I like their style.
More from the Garage Miniz crew, I like their style.
Only in Japan would a truck like this be both made and VIP'd
Only in Japan would a truck like this be made and then VIP'd

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