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Over the last year Ive learned the process and started importing personal vehicles. Ill start off light on the text and heavy on the pictures to get caught up to present day. From then on I will try to have regular updates from then on.

Ive wanted a Kei truck for as long as I can remember and started looking at auctions February 2021. I finally found this truck and bought it in July 2021 1991 Subaru Sambar

Here is one of the Auction photos, obviously taken with a 2001 potato webcam
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about 2 weeks later I received this picture of the truck at port ready to begin its journey to the states
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Borrowed a trailer and hitched up to my truck to begin the 19 hour drive to Texas
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Arrived in Freeport TX, here are some other people stuff
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This was the first Id seen my truck in person. looked a bit rougher but nothing terrible, no structural rust, just surface junk.
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After a loooooong journey home, here it is in my driveway
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Took the blowtortch to the front bumper, came out WAY more black
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Removed headache rack
Fallout remover smells awful
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Next to its truck brother
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Stock dirty interior
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Gotta have Pizza!
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Ordered the correct "Farming Sambar" emblem that it was missing
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Swapped to full drift spec steering wheel
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JDM (replica) front plate added
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Ordered some huge 12 in tires
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Asked my toddler if i should paint the wheels black or silver. He said blue
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Neat
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Installed new shift knob made by a friend
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This is dull dim, and tachless
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Lets fix that
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thats much more better
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Lol my coworker picked up a Honda acty and they’re hilariously small. You think they LOOK tiny and then you see it compared to a scion iM and it’s still smaller then that.
 

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In order to have a duo you need 2 of something. So here is my second JDM vehicle and current daily driver. 1996 Mitsubishi Legnum VR4. I was looking for another Evo ix, however you could buy 4 of these for the price. So this seemed like the better stepping stone until the GRC is released.
Here it is with the previous owner up in Canada. This and the previous picture were the first I had seen of the car

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I knew going in that it had a slight bit of front end damage, but the price and mechanicals were right so I went through with it.
Here are a few more pics of it up north.
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Car purchased and loaded onto the shipping trailer for its USA bound voyage.
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About a week later It arrived at 11pm
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Pulled it into the garage, took this picture and went to bed.
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In the mean time It needed headlights as one was broken. So waiting for the car to be delivered I retrofitted a set of oem units to LHD beam pattern.
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Interior condition as the car arrived. Dusty but in good shape overall. I love the oem nardi wheel but its seen better days.
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At this point I have a full garage (all my stuff isnt pictured) time to sell a lexus and a vw
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Getting to cleaning
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The nardi was cool but gross. So OEM 3g eclipse wheel with built in radio controls on the backside.
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Interior reinstalled and cleaned, still needs more love though. Wrapped the woodgrain in the center.
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Modernized the car a bit, and made the steering wheel controls functional.
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Headlights in
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The JDM Duo
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More work to the front bumper, but not perfect. added more fake Japanese plates
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Installed the summer wheels, Evo Viii
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Took the car to the first "supercar saturday" meet up. Lots of really cool things and big money cars, but its funny when your 26 year old Mitsubishi is the most rare car in attendance.
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Friend of mine got this roller shot of me leaving. This was about 30 min before a red 350z decided to show of his drifting skills and take out a fire hydrant.
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More to come. It will be hard to part with the wagon in a year's time
 

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If you don't mind my asking, what did the Mitso set you back after purchase and import costs? I love these 90s performance wagons. The Nissan Stagia was an awesome car that we'll probably never see in the states.

For context on this next bit, I love in Alabama. Lifted and wide bodied trucks are the norm here. Salt Life stickers, those stickers of Calvin pissing on everything, punisher skulls. It's all a bit stupid, IMO, but it's what the truck guys like.

I REALLY, like desperately, want to buy a Kei Truck and lift and wide body it. I know it'd be entirely custom fab, and totally not worth the money, but it would be the funniest truck in town.
 
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If you don't mind my asking, what did the Mitso set you back after purchase and import costs? I love these 90s performance wagons. The Nissan Stagia was an awesome car that we'll probably never see in the states.
To my knowledge my Legnum was either the first or one of the very first in the states. It was involved in a minor accident and needed a bit of work. I knew this going in so the price was reflected. Id rather not discuss the actual sale price, but I will say that shipping from Calgary to Omaha, tax, customs, brokers and all that fun stuff was about $3k.

For context on this next bit, I love in Alabama. Lifted and wide bodied trucks are the norm here. Salt Life stickers, those stickers of Calvin pissing on everything, punisher skulls. It's all a bit stupid, IMO, but it's what the truck guys like.
The car/truck culture here in Nebraska isnt all that much different.
 
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