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Unread post by bungie » July 8th, 2010, 5:19 am

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Unread post by GQ HOON » July 17th, 2010, 10:08 am

a form of extremely fast rapping. words sang usually have no meaning.
Ski ba ba ba do bop

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-Scatman John

haha very funny

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Unread post by Brumby » August 4th, 2010, 9:53 am

hey man my mate has a daihatsu scat for bush bashing and if i were you i would place an toyota 18r petrol engine in it as it is cheap, tough and reliable for offroad use no matter how much you rev it or bash it.

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Unread post by my-lux » August 4th, 2010, 9:58 am

these daihatsu's are unkillabull

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Unread post by LE STIG » August 4th, 2010, 12:36 pm

I own a pretty beat up and tired looking baby blue Daihatsu f20 but she is still a real beuty. A good mate of my dads has a green one that he has cut the roof off of and turned into a ute that is ready 4 farm use and it goes anywhere. I bought mine from him 4 $100 dollars and he got it from a wreckers so she was already beat up. When i got it the roof and doors had already been removed and it wouldnt turn over. The old motor was swapped out 4 a toyota 18R petrol (she has the 4-speed gear box) long before we got it which, wen we got it running it had a really loud knocking noise which was easily fixxed by bashing a dint outa the sump which the crankshaft kept knocking on but she still has a bit of a noise which at times makes it sound like a tractor.

When we were putting it in the trailer to take it home one wheel fell of the ramp and bent the muffler real bad so we cut that off and now its so loud but it sounds so BEAST.
Also wen we got it there were 2 different diffs with 2 different diff ratios so it wouldnt go fast in 4wd and was a real bitch to change between low and high range so we put a new front diff in, got the brakes working (the handbrakes only works wen your rolling backwards), stripped anything uneeded and added a rollbar and am planning to add a snorkel as we tend to use it alot in the mud.

Old "Susie" (as we call her) is a real rocket and will take me anywhere and i plan on posting some photos 4 yas 2 see.


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Unread post by thunderstruck » August 31st, 2010, 11:13 am

my first truck 1970 daihatsu scat ex hunting vehicle accessories: roll cage, gun rack totally stripped and lots of bog.
future mods: green/ black paint job, bed liner tub, fix rust in foot wells, straight pipe, lift, big tyres, land cruiser or hylux axles, engine swap and new seats

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Unread post by Waitesy » August 31st, 2010, 8:11 pm

is it just me or does that pic don't work
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Unread post by thunderstruck » September 1st, 2010, 10:14 am

this should work

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Unread post by GBC » November 20th, 2010, 5:48 am

edz wrote:Looks like she's a nice clean unit there WAITESY,Got much planned for it ???, F50 you say, they were a 2.2 deisel with five speed box wernt they ???? A bloke some years back fitted a 253 Holden V8 into one of these. ( A range rover 3.5 would have been better, only for the weight factor ) . Yep a tight fit but had plenty of poke.... Had a two liter escort motor in mine but only had the four speed box.. They sure are tuff little trucks, Wish I still had mine... :waycool::D
F50 was a 4 speeder (mine was anyway)

Scats had the 5 speed box.

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Re: show us your scats

Unread post by Rod » January 19th, 2011, 12:12 pm

Hi guys,

I drive a Troopy these days but I used to own a Scat years ago ~ loved it!!

Here's a couple of pics from Yalwal back in '95
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Unread post by FatGuts » January 19th, 2011, 12:20 pm

crazyfreak4321 wrote:what the hell is a scat?

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Re: show us your scats

Unread post by Ammann » December 30th, 2011, 7:12 pm

Hi all,

Just picked up this f20. I bought it from ebay sight unseen and so far It is awesome. It has had the engine replaced by the 2 litre 5R engine at some stage. There is a bit of rust in it, but not too bad considering.

I've also got a Suzuki LJ50 and this thing makes it feel like a toy, (not necessarily a bad thing). But there's quite a few steep tracks here and it's nice to have a little engine braking.

It came with the doors roof and a steel canopy.

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Re: show us your scats

Unread post by Shaker4x4 » December 30th, 2011, 7:45 pm

Ahhh the memories. Also the memories and laughs climbing in the back door of a scat as well, until it threw a conrod.

Edit and add >this music< to the OP I reckon :lol: It's only a preview of the track, but small file to listen to. Right click save link - paste into url code :thumb:

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Re: show us your scats

Unread post by edz » January 3rd, 2012, 8:10 am

Aaahhh yep great times had in a 1984 Scat ...
I converted a worked 2 liter ford escort motor into mine... the only thing that would have made it even better would have been the 5 speed box out of a diesel scat ....4500 revs at a hundred klicks being pumped out of a 2.5" sports exhaust tended to set the ears ringing ... but Ohh what a sweet sound it was, like an O'l Skool rallye car in full song...
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Unread post by Ammann » January 6th, 2012, 3:31 pm

Well that was short lived.
I just clipped the edge of my garage door will the top corner of the roll bar and manged to twist up about every panel in the car! The body is toast.

So I got the car of my dreams for $500, then manged to destroy it in a week...
As Kurtis Blow says, these are the breaks!

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