3 Comments to “Motivation for WVO vehicle directly proportional to price at pump”

  1. Adam C

    Jun 5th, 2011

    Hey guys.
    I’ve been following your blog since shortly after you started it and am a big fan. You guys are the most influential blog in Canada for self made Earthships in my opinion. Great work.

    I’ve been obsessed with Earthships for about 6 years now, own most of the books on the subject, and follow anything there is to follow online for Canadian builds. You guys are living my dream in more ways then you guys will ever know.

    As for the Delica. These have been a passion of mine as well for many a year, I just can’t convince wife to buy a RHD vehicle. If you haven’t already done so, I highly suggest going to http://www.delica.ca and immersing yourselves into their forum. You can learn basically all there is to know on the subject from perusing there.

    As for purchasing one, I highly recommend keeping an eye on http://www.terra2imports.ca. He does a lot of importing and can also source you them directly from Japan with his contacts there. Keep in mind I’m not sure how things have changed since Japan’s Earthquake/Nuclear for the company but they were definitely a leader in importation before.

    Keep in mind the different models and in my opinion you’re looking for a L300 model with 1993 being their last production year, for the most part. After that they have several different trim packages and differing styles. a P25 model is a low roof, a P35 is a high roof, a P45 is a long wheel base model, etc. Here is a forum topic that could aid you in your research.

    Good luck.

  2. Sandra

    Jun 11th, 2011

    Thank you for the tips and the kind words! Our mission was always to document every part of our project in hopes that it would make things a little easier for the next folks…whether it’s the construction process or the emotional ups and downs of living life while doing something different. On the vehicle issue, we had actually been told to go for the L400 because there was some modification to the engine that eliminated some problems that were occuring in the L300. Chris might remember more of this conversation. We have yet to sell our CR-V (we’ve been too busy to really flog it) but we may simply jump in with both feet before selling it. Thanks again for the information!

  3. iambeeman

    Dec 24th, 2011

    May I suggest something I’ve been wanting to do for time now. Depending on your ability and tools, use normal 1/2 ton pickup/suv remove the original gas engine and install in it’s place a Hino 4cyl diesel with a veg oil conversion. The advantages are that most of the parts are readily available, Fords are available with duel tanks, Hinos are very reliable and you don’t have to get used to a right hand drive.

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