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Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:18 pm

Our 1989 hijet van failed its mot today on a leaky drivers shock, i a struggling to find even a part number for it.



Anyone got one or can help with a part no.

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Simon


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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:25 pm

Woah an old one, that might be quite some task to find one.

Can you take some photos of the top mounting under the drivers seat?

And the back of it where it bolts on to the hub?
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:35 pm

Will do over the weekend, it is my father in laws and he has had it from new 57k genuine miles, it has helped us move house several times carried tonnes of builing materials and we love it, despite getting comments like wheres sooty !!!

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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:53 pm

Does your hijet look like this:-



or like this:-



Bumpers, indicators, headlights etc wise!
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by bushwhacker on Fri Sep 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Try an auto accessory shop.

When I wanted to replace my shock absorbers a few years ago the only ones listed in the accessory shop catalogues were for the older model, which I think is the 1989 one. (S84). If you can get them that way they will probably be cheaper than going through Daihatsu.

For the S85 the only way is through Daihatsu / Piaggio.
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:43 pm

its the second one, have tried auto car parts and GSF but neither list van stuff

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:55 am

As its the later shape, we have used shocks galore!!

Finding new is a bit tough.

If you would be happy with a second hand one, I'd send you a complete strut with spring and top mount all in one piece ready to swap over.

You will find my contact details here:-

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk/used-hijet-spares-and-parts-from-breakers/

and I can get one sent out on mondays UPS collection so will arrive on tuesday.

I want just £20 for the strut complete, and UPS 24 postage is £10.

I take paypal, bank transfers, cheque and postal orders.

And you can either PM me, or email via the website above for my payment details.

All the best,

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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:34 pm

thanks matt, I will take a photo this afternoon and get back to you.

may I just add first time on this forum and you all have been great

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Post by Blue3 on Sat Sep 28, 2013 5:50 pm

forum wont let me put links to photos, however if you google myblue3 photobucket, the first 3 pictures in the library are the shock

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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:47 pm

Yes, I've looked at them now..

http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif?sort=3&o=2

This is different from everything I have in stock.

The hub is different, and it looks like the bottom of the shock, to how it mounts to the hub is different.

Sorry I cannot help you there.
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:33 pm

Thanks matey, I may well be back to you with plan b

IE change shock and hub on both sides, do you have any hubs that take drum brakes?

Thanks

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:46 pm

No, fraid not - All the later hijets have disks and callipers.

But you might be able to change the whole lot over!!

I had a girl contact me from Northern Ireland, she couldn't get any drums for the rear of her van the same age as your. I think she ended up switching the whole rear axle over to the later type just to keep it on the road.
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:00 pm

Ok might be a plan c then !!
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by PFM on Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:38 pm

You have drums at the front? Not an S85 then... What series is it, from the VIN No on V5 or chassis?

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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:00 pm

Looks like it might be an S81 like this guy who is also struggling to find any brake parts in the USA

http://www.minitrucktalk.com/showthread.php?13523-S81-front-brake-drum&highlight=front+drum+hijet
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:22 am

S84 on the vin

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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:40 am

Its weird as on eBay dot com there are hijets up to 1990 something with similar shocks and front drums, but £200 delivered !!

Ouch

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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 6:55 pm

Thought I would add an update in case anyone else has this issue.

I ordered what I was told was the correct shock for the van and turned out to be the later one from a 1996 van, however on examination it turns out the main body of the shock was almost identical , so cut off the brackets that bolt it to the hub, took it down to a local engineer, they cut off the hub and milled it out, then welded the new shock into the casting, job done.

Total cost used shock £22 posted, milling £20 welding £10, all in £52 plus my time sorted.

Many thanks to all who offered assistance.

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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Oct 26, 2013 7:04 pm

I was wondering what happened to you!

Glad you got it sorted out in the end.
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Re: Front passenger o/s shock absorber

Post by Blue3 on Sat Oct 26, 2013 8:26 pm

Been on holiday for the last week, and thanks for your help

HighlyJetted wrote:I was wondering what happened to you!

Glad you got it sorted out in the end.

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