Hi Mazda lovers. The other day I was driving my bus on my route and I saw this pickup pull around a corner and up the street in front of me with a FOR SALE sign in the window. Well me being me and being on the look out for an old Japanese car decided at that second that I had to own it. As soon as my light turned green I tried to catch up with it. I never did, but luckily it was listed on craigslist. Now, a week later, here I am - proud owner of a 1973 Mazda B1600. I've never owned a vintage Mazda before. I did once own a used '90 or '91 626 that went through two transmissions in the couple months that I owned it and I swore up and down that was the last Mazda I would ever own. Well, let's give it another go.
I can't wait to get started on this thing. Trouble is, I'm not sure what direction I want to take it. I could leave it pretty much as is (although I do want to get all the rust out of it and replace the pans in the cab). I could attempt to restore it (but how much $$ do I want to put into this). Or do some sort of odd-ball customization with it. Hopefully by the time the snow falls I will figure out what I want to do. But until then, I am going to replace the brake master cylinder and drive it around town and see what it needs and what it doesn't.
Very excited to be back in a vintage Japanese car. Been missing them since I sold my Landcruiser a few years back.