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Classic Three-wheeler: Mazda K360 (OOB)

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    October 2020
Classic Three-wheeler: Mazda K360 (OOB)
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 7:56 PM
Given all the weird stuff I build and collect, like 4-door Vettes and early, useless jets, it should come as no surprise that the weirder it is, the more I’m likely to be drawn to it. My reputation precedes me, too, it seems, since my brother and (now late) uncle worked together to give me five of the Arii 1/32 Owners’ Club three-wheeled trucks for Christmas some time ago.
  
I thought it was high time to dig one of these little weird guys out and give it a go. On a whim, I decided to take a run at the Mazda K360, since it’s not as well-known as the Daihatsu midget, and thus was even a darker shade of weird!
 
Check out the out of box review for this cute little motorized wheelbarrow-looking hauler at the link below. Who knows, you might decide you want one for yourself!
 
 
  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 8:07 PM

Cool project.  I was just looking at these.  I seem to recall a couple different kits - anyhow, following along!

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Thursday, November 11, 2021 11:34 AM

A topical project!  Those Japanese "Kei" cars and micro trucks are gaining populatiry in the US.  When I first saw the micro trucks, I dubbed them "Daihatsu Vegetable Trucks" because most of them were made by Daihatsu, and they were carrying vegetables!  Of course, they exploded in populatiry in tight urban areas, delivering goods to small shops.  A case of practicality meeting charm!

I look forward to your build!  Hey, Miniart makes vegetables:

The Modelling News: Preview: Miniart come go bananas with a 35th scale wooden crates with fruit

 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Saturday, December 18, 2021 8:38 PM

Cushman made something like that for police departments and park services. I actualy had one and restored it. I have now sold it. It had a 12 hp engine with a3 speed tranny. If you turned sharp enough you would go backwards and if you turned sharp enough when going to fast it would tip over on its side. I know because I found out the hard way.

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