Why are Mitsubishis so rare in the minitruck community? Is it because they're considered ugly? Is it because they're rare? Most Mitsu guys feel like Mazda and Hardbody guys, who use those trucks for builds simply because they're different. Greg Ludwig built his truck for that very reason. Also, he didn't want it to be just another import, or to get lost in a sea of Chevys. Most Mitsu guys say the same thing. Well, one thing is for sure, Greg will definitely not get lost in the crowd. His '89 Mighty Max is custom, clean, and a show-stopper everywhere it goes.
Greg, who's been a minitrucker since age 16, doesn't have a bunch of experience with minitrucks besides this one. But, he's learned enough to last a lifetime. Building a truck with your own hands will do that for a person. Likewise, building it with friends and family will help to build strong bonds with those around you.
Greg's passion for minitrucks started many moons ago. Minis have always been popular in the state of Maryland, so Greg was influenced early on in life. Throughout his build, Greg learned who his friends really were when it came time to lend a hand. The worst part of Greg's build was getting his truck wrecked and having to start all over. "It was rough having to start all over again, but once I redid the truck, then had it off the rack after nine months, it was all worth it!" exclaimed Greg. Greg said he started by doing suspension work on the truck, then moved to paint and body. Of course, revisiting the paint and body wasn't what he had expected. But, then again, building a Mitsu is never what anybody expects. Greg will experience that again if he ever decides to body-drop it, since that's no walk in the park.