Delica questions

Submitted: Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:28
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Hi all
My brother is considering buying one of these as he has a bad back and needs truck style seating as opposed to car seating. Has anyone got any feedback on the delica good or bad to help with this decision?
Any comments appreciated.

Cheeers
jack
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Reply By: Member - Troll 81 (QLD) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:38

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:38
I guess we need to know what he is going to use it for? towing, rough 4x4 stuff, beach, desert?

There's some good after market seats you can buy for a normal car that will help his back
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:52

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:52
Hi Trool

My bro will not be going off road or beach as his back is really bad and he would not cope. he wants it so he can get out once in a while with out his back 'killing' him
Cheers
jack
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:52

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:52
Sorry I meant Troll
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:40

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:40
You either love them or hate them. :o)

They are a people mover body on a Gen II (1990 to 1999) pajero come triton chassis and mechanicals.

There is a club forum some where, if you do a google, you might find it.

Any Delica is fully imported, which you most probably have worked out, since they were not sold in Oz by Mitsubishi. So some body parts are a bit hard to source. Most mechanicals (but not all) you could get from a pajero or triton. Also check all paper work \to make sure it is compliant with Oz regulations.
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Reply By: Shorsfall - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:44

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 09:44
Mate you can choose a better vehicle for comfortable seating. I too have a bad back and the seats are very good and upright like a truck
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:53

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:53
Hi Shorsfall
I hope you meant he could not find a better vehicle?

Cheers
Jack
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Reply By: Scubaroo - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:00

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:00
If offroad capability is in question, head over to the Pajero club forum - there's a bunch of photos there of a Delica on a recent 4WD course I attended. It was more than capable.

There's also www.delicaclub.com
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Follow Up By: Member - Bushpig - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:50

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 10:50
Many thanks, I will check it out.

Cheers
jack
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Reply By: WayneD - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 15:48

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 15:48
recently while driving the sand hills at Stockton beach we caught up with a bunch Delica drivers. It was a club and they seemed very passionate and knowledgeable about their vehicles. The vehicleshandle the conditions well, although clearance seemed to be an issue.
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Reply By: Member - Vince B (NSW) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 16:02

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 16:02
Hi Jack.
A friend of mine had one & turned it into a mini camper.
Had a great time exploring NT & northernqld.
Fitted it with decent springs/shocks & a good set off tyres.
He certainly had no problems off road with it.
Vince
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Reply By: Member - Oldbaz. NSW. - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 17:25

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 17:25
Nephew has one to transport his 4 now 20 something kids around.
The kids are about 120 to 140 KGs, & they reckon the 4 large
arm chair seats are great. Not sure the drivers seat is of same
size or quality but a top vehicle for the larger bodied passenger.
cheers...oldbaz.
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 22:22

Monday, Mar 10, 2008 at 22:22
These were imported into NZ as second hand from Japan but didnt sell at all well.
Mitsubishi make good big diesels but terrible small ones.

Engine unreliability and the tendency to fall over sideways due to the rather narrow track and the height of the vehicle put most off them.
Not saying they are no good Just passing on what I observed.
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Reply By: Member - Bushpig - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 21:05

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 21:05
Thank you all for your comments. Muchly appreciated.
Cheers
jack
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Reply By: Member - Lost Dog(WA) - Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:01

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2008 at 22:01
Gday Bushpig. I own one. Its a 1996 Series 1 L400 with the 2.8 Turbo Diesel. Great car although the series 1 has been known to have diesel pump problems. I would recommend a series 2 L400 and go for the Exceed or super exceed for the better seating. Have a look at our club site below. If its Delica its on there.
There are a lot of NSW members who may be near you if you want to talk to someone face to face.
Cheers
Col
Delicaclub
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