Harro, I am Jamie.
Most of you know me in some form or another, I’ve been forum hopping under a few different guises for many years, going way back to when I signed up to some obscure forum looking for info on Charades for my aunt who owned a G200 from new.
I then settled onto Daiforum before the major crash that lost a lot of information, including my original account.
I created a new account and became a regular poster until the point things were in limbo and the Facebook group took over.
I am a firefighter in my professional/work life, and an avid PC gamer.
I currently do not posses a Daihatsu, but I have a project started that does not require a shell (yet), and I’m forever on Gumtree looking for the right thing/something different to come up.
In the past I have owned a G100, a G203, and a G200 in that order.
The G100 was sold after I purchased the G203, it was rather tired and I was still offered good $$$ considering the condition.
The G203 lived a short initial life, having blown the head gasket on the previous owner and a shitty repair job meant it blew again. I then replaced the stock bucket of an engine with a HD-E directly out of an auto Applause that was rear ended. The engine was an import directly from Japan through an importer, and drove substantially harder than the HE-E it replaced. I performed many very cheap DIY mods, and even though some doubted their feasibility, they were proven wrong.
The G203 kept going for many years, undergoing a few appearance changes and a long(ish) distance move.
I on and off lent it to a friend that was living with me as he had no car to get to work, he ended up basically destroying the interior and had an accident in it so I decided to bite the bullet and swap him for a 4wd.
He on sold the car within a month as he owed money, and lived for about 3 months after that and ended up throwing a rod out of the block because the new owners were idiots, ran cheap fuel and didn’t service it.
I picked up a cheap G200 2 door replacement, which only lived for a short period of time because of tennis ball sized rust holes in the boot floor and rails. So as a mercy killing, I decided to scrap the car, and sold off a few of the parts on it, and scrapped what people didn’t want.
And then we get to today, where I drive a shitbox N14 Pulsar whilst I put together bits and pieces of the next project car.