Growing up there was a modified B2200 a few streets over that I saw go through a number of revisions. Low, lower, beat up, fender less, then suddenly bright orange immaculate and riding on Cadillac Escalade wheels.
Being an impressionable snot nosed kid I’ve been a fan of the trucks ever since, and as I got older I came to learn that they are a staple of the minitrucking scene.
However being an import they are also occasionally picked up those who like to slide things around corners and go down and out in addition to just down.
The first custom mini truck I ever saw in person was a B2000 – the euro version of the B2200. Made me realize that at some point in my life I want a slammed mini truck to scrape around in myself. That was over 20 years ago, and I still haven’t had the perfect combination of time, space and resources to build my own one yet. Then to rub it in, a dude local to me (in Kansas) has a bright orange B2200 with a color matched topper and 90’s style bodykit and graphics. I think he rolls on Escalade wheels too.
I love these posts, but it’s making me think bad automotive thoughts… I get the feeling I may be taking my D22 Frontier and upgrading it from farm hauler to frame scraper soon. 🙂
Wheel swapping started in the early 90’s with these trucks 15″ pathfinders, then 16″ Z71 wheels, then 17″ eskies and so on. Ive been around for all of it. Ive owned 12 mazdas over the last 18 years. And currently own two of them both custom. Personally one of the best minitrucks ever built Dave.
@The Cat Herder good to see you are still lurking! Was wondering where you went. Many people have blamed me for questionable purchases over the years haha.
@midnightmike 12 Mazdas! holy cow. Any pics?
The only ones i have online are the last couple daily drivers and the first one i got which i still have. I’ll tag you on instagram dave