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    Default Kia Left Hand Drive Mini Truck Spotted

    I was making a delivery to the local navy base today and I spotted a mini truck while I was hanging around to unload. I was able to snap a few pictures. It had KIA imprinted on the steering wheel.








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    Here's one more pic:

    Last edited by Allagash; 09-27-2007 at 12:36 PM.

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    my buddy saw one in Winnipeg too. said it looked showroom cond.

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    That's an old Metro Motors Micro Truck. I built ALOT of accessories for those trucks back in 2000. They have a short bed and a long bed. I still have all the prints for them. I believe those are Chinese trucks. That one in the pictures has a rear bumper from a company called Gator Ramp, they've long been gone though.

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    The facilities guy told me the truck used to be his to drive around the base but it needs a new carb and a replacement was $1,000 so now it just sits there. He did say that he liked it alot better than the Kawasaki Mules they drive now. The mules run like crap he said.

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    Man, i love a thread that has pics! It sure beats a good story, when its a good story WITH pics!!!
    Nice photo, thanks for posting.
    Well, thats one of the few RHD mini-trucks on the market. Is the one pictured the "short bed" or the "long bed" version you speak of Diamondback Mfg???
    What year do we guess that one is?
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    It appears to be a long bed. I would guess the year to be somewhere in the late 90's to early 00's...Hard to say for sure.

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    The facilities guy said it was about 7 years old....

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    The speed limiter seems a little different to the one`s we put on our trucks.
    Maybe it`s a new version for the Navy

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    Hey I just bought one of these here in PA..where can I get parts for it or even a service manual. Let me know asap..I would like to be able to hook the carb up right..need a diagram about where the vacuum lines go..whoever worked on this thing hooked things up wrong..HELP Thanks. email me at wolocom@netzero.net if anyone has any advise. thanks

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    Default left hand drive!!!

    i have a 99 kia and its left hand i'm from the winnipeg area anyone know if someone could get more????

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    Quote Originally Posted by landscaper View Post
    i have a 99 kia and its left hand i'm from the winnipeg area anyone know if someone could get more????
    Where did you get it from?

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    i got it from a fellow in portage but he just had the one are the kia's usually left hand?

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    Well, i'm not really to sure. I do know that its hard to get anything newer than 15 years old, so for you to have a 99 means you probably have EFI and such, what no one else has. It being LHD, it probably came from the States and that is why you can have a 99. I'm really curious how that came across the border. Is it limited to 25mp/h? Can you license it for the road?
    You should see if you can find out more where it came from? Perhaps run a carfax on it. It should show where it was first registered and such.

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    the kia actually runs on propane, and its fully registered and legal we use it as a work vehicle and it goes over 100km/h or 62mph ish then i have a diatsu hi-jet aswell its the 4x4 and gas but its max speed is around 70 km/h and its right hand drive like all the other ones i found, i will look in to the car fax sounds interesting thanks

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