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Post by Guest on Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:59 pm

Hello Hijeteers,

When I was looking for some info about my Piaggio Porter, I came on this forum. It looks very nice and very active. Seen all of the projects, so I've decided to show my project.

It' s a Piaggio Porter Tipper from 2006. In the last couple of months, I've spent some time to customize it a little. This is what I've done so far:

- 2009 rear bumper
- K&N sports air filter
- custom toolbox
- Exip 14x6" rims and 155/65-14 Goodyear tires
- custom fender flares
- custom coil-overs (front -90mm/3,5")
- flip axle (rear -100mm/4")
- wheel spacers (rear +20mm/0.75")
- brackets for motorcycle ramp
- upholstery
- Mountney steering wheel


Here are some pictures of my Porter:







There are more pictures if u wants to see more.

Next things to do this week:
- custom front spoiler (Berlingo/Partner front bumper)
- side bars
- ...


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Post by Logi on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:08 pm

WOW!!!!!!!
Well smart Smile Are the wheels 4x110?
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:39 pm

Wow, cool pickup!!

Welcome along,

We seem to have a little Dutch gathering in the club now Smile
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:21 am

Very cool!
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Post by scotia on Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:55 am

welcome  cheers 

and i thought i would have the only modified hijet in the netherlands  Laughing 
yours looks realy cool  Cool 

greetings from twente
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:55 am

Logi wrote:WOW!!!!!!!
Well smart :)Are the wheels 4x110?

Yep, they are 4x110. Bought it on Ebay in a very bad condition. I had to make the centre bore bigger and it has a fresh layer of powdercoat.

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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:55 pm

How does it handle being that low? What was involved with the axle flip? Smile
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Post by oldie on Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:18 pm

Looking good V-Low  Cool .

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:02 pm

FrontBackSide2Side wrote:How does it handle being that low? What was involved with the axle flip? Smile

It drives surprisingly well. Cornering is way better and it isn't as bouncy  bounce as my previous classic mini.
 
I've welded a bracket to support and align the axle. The brake pressure bracket is modified to make it sit higher. Shorter shocks left over from my old Mini.



In the front, I've used universal coilovers with 7" 250lbs springs. When compressed it sits on the bump stops.



I'm almost finished with the front spoilers, so there will be more pictures soon...

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Re: PorteR custom project

Post by Logi on Wed Apr 09, 2014 5:52 am

bounce 
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:51 am

Nice work! I can't quite work out where that bracket goes though?
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Post by Guest on Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:54 pm

FrontBackSide2Side wrote:Nice work! I can't quite work out where that bracket goes though?

I've placed the bracket between the leaf spring and the existing spring mount. There's a hole on the bottom of my bracket to align the axle with the pin of the leaf spring.

Today I've finished my custom front spoiler. It's an old Citroen Berlingo front bumper from my local scrapyard. With some serious cutting and support brackets it came out pretty well, I guess. It's not ideal with all the speed bumps in the Netherlands, but thats what you get when you want to drive (s)low.


Before surgery Wink   

Test fitting

Mesh placed to protect it for cats and dogs




My next thing to do is putting some sidebars on it...


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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:23 am

Oh i can see the bracket for the axle now Embarassed

Nice work with the bumper Smile
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Post by scotia on Fri Apr 11, 2014 6:41 am

sweet  Cool 
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:49 pm

I totally love that idea, I've had similar thoughts myself...

I might find a Citreon bumper to butcher Smile
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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 15, 2014 10:39 pm

Got my new sidebars finished. It's just a thin metal stud profile for plaster walls. I've made some metal end caps to give it some strength.

Tomorrow, I'll get my second hand motorcycle oil cooler for my front bumper. This will be mounted on the old license plate holes. I'm not gonna hook it up, just as a dummy Wink






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Post by Logi on Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:11 am

Sidebars on a Hijet? Now thats an idea Wink

Looking good.
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Post by scotia on Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:15 am

looks good.
thats a verry nice and cheap mod.
i had the same idea for the oil cooler  Laughing 
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Post by Guest on Fri Apr 18, 2014 10:35 pm

Today I've installed my 'new' oil cooler dummy on the old license plate location. The second hand oil cooler wasn't that great Mad . I had an old heater radiator from a Fiat Punto laying around, so that had to be it. It fits perfectly on the holes of the license plate holder. The oil lines are just some hoses used for connecting your toilet to the water supply.



Plan A: motor cycle oil cooler


Plan B: heater radiator


Sprayed black whit Hammerite


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Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Apr 19, 2014 12:39 am

Good job it is just a dummy oil cooler as those hoses wouldn't last very long!

Something I've always wondered about real oil coolers - people don't use any kind of thermostat so its a strong possibility they may actually be cooling the oil too much taking it below it best running temperature.
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Post by scotia on Sat Apr 19, 2014 8:01 am

Cool  cool
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Sat Apr 19, 2014 5:33 pm

Looks good! There are thermostatically controlled oil cooler kits but yes you are right Matt, on a lot of applications it would be cooling the oil too much. Also you would have to be brave to mount a functioning oil cooler out front like that, all it takes it one stray stone...
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Post by johnnyboy666 on Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:27 pm

Aye, you'd normally have a rouund an 80 degress C thermostat in the take off on a road car, or one without a thermostat on a track car.

Love the sidebars and the side box!

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Post by scotia on Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:44 am

you have been spotted  cyclops 

a mate of mine send me this picture

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:42 am

Haha, that's me! The car show was a big dissapointment. Went back home after an hour.

Thanks for sharing the picture

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Air Suspension

Post by Guest on Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:46 pm

It has been a long time since my last update. I've been working on my other car for the past 6 months. It's a Ford Consul from 1955. The floor needed some welding and some work on the interior. Here it is;


Now it's time to get my hands on the Porter again. When I got some 'heavy' load on the back, the rear fenders start to scrape. What a surprise  Shocked  running that low.


The solution is a second-hand air ride system, I've ordered for my Ford a long time a go. With some small changes it will work as helper springs at the rear.

Modified brackets to fit the frame rails



This week, I'm working on the control panel and test fitting everything. More pictures soon...


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Post by scotia on Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:58 am

What a Face sweet
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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:58 pm

The control panel for the air suspension is finished. All the electrics and most of the pneumatics are done.

Started out with 1mm sheet metal

bended and welded

painted with Hammerite

tubes and wires

and installed it in the 'tool box'


Next thing to do is welding the brackets on the frame and connecting the air bags.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:17 pm

Very nice sheet metal work!
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Post by Guest on Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:35 pm

It's been a while since my last update. Here are some pictures of my latest projects in the Porter. First the finished air suspension, welded and connected:




After that I've made a rear bumper. It's is bolted on the chassis with 2 exhaust clamps.




At last, replacing that old wood for a nice aluminum plate.


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