Welcome to the site, thats a good looking truck you have. What are some of your plans for it?
Thanks. I've always had an eye for these trucks and I'm glad I was finally able to get my hands on one after all these years of waiting. I'm just gonna do some simple things like smooth out the body and bag it. It's my daily driver so I'm not really going for show truck. I'm also in the works now with some subtle chrome features like grill, bumper, and Mazda B series mirrors. Already rewired the entire truck so I need to replace some audio components and build a custom sub box. Gonna go the clear lens route all the way around the truck until I finally say screw it and shave the whole ass end and front fenders. Here's a pic of the rear bag setup on my last B series Mazda that I'm probably gonna replicate on the Max:
The front end on this thing looks like its going to be fun to work with. I did some research online and came across this tech article:
My two biggest questions I have so far with this truck are probably the most common two I've encountered researching online:
1. Where can one acquire a phantom grill for this truck? How can one make a phantom grill for this truck?
2. So what's the deal with the Eclipse/Talon turbo motor swap?
For the phantom grille, use a phantom grille for an 81-87 full size chevy truck and shorten it top to bottom; the fbi phantom grilles are out of production. The 4g63 swap is to get a motor that has much more performance potential and parts, and will bolt up to the tranny of a 2.0 narrow block truck with no adaptors. There is a lot of other work that needs to be done to do the swap - check out www.hotrodcoffeeshop.com for more info on the swap.
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I like it.
What did the bucket seats come out of?
Nice stance too...how is it dropped right now?
Nice truck! I really like those wheels [wink]. As for the grille, that's a tough find. I got mine a long time ago from like T-Rex...I think. Anyway, just do a google search, I'm sure you'll find one. I look around and see if I can find one for you. I too would like to know what seats those came out off. I have the bench, and I keep flipping back and forth about keeping it. If I find the right seats, I'll swap it.
Good luck with your truck and don't be afraid to ask questions. Some of these guys and girl know their stuff. Oh, and by the way, welcome to the site!
x2 on the rims! Im diggin da stance bro. i think the rims are the 02-06 escalade 17x7.5 w/ low profile rubber.. width of tires?
The seats it turns out came out of a Dodge Stratus.
truck look good
Tires are Toyo brand 205/40/R17
205 will have a little stretch on 7.5" wide, 215 will be about flush with edge of rim.
It looks like ya just started on it. Besides, you just found the best site to get the hard to find parts off of. I have seen some real hard to find want adds get posted and they got just what they were looking for.
Nice looking ride, welcome to the forum and I hope you get it the way you want it ,so you can be stylin and profilin