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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sat May 02, 2015 5:01 pm

Hi,
Massive thanks to this forum for saving my wee van from a near death experience yesterday. Very Happy
Short story, broke down, RAC, two hrs later hubby and RAC guy didn't want the issue to beat them, just about to give in and I presented them with the topic on battery wire breakage...both shook their heads, signed off the paperwork and hubby got to fixing the problem, Mrs Doyle resuscitated...Result!  cheers

Bought our 2000 highjet about a year ago with the intention of converting to a glamper flower and basically used it as a cart horse while renovating and dump runs. House more or less finished so flipped a coin to either complete the external of the house or take a break and start renovating Mrs Doyle, the Hijet...she won! Very Happy

My parents always had some sort of mini van on the drive, Rascal, Hijet etc. I guess that's where my love for them came from. I acquired their last and final Hijet a 2001 rust bucket that got me fro Ireland to Wales with a loaded cargo but was a little touch and go. My new hubby was converted en route and loved the wee van. He came home from work one evening last year with a grin and a photo of a 2000 Hijet. Albeit a year older but she was in fair nick. Phoned and haggled a good price, tbh it was a steal, travelled four hours to view and brought her home. There were a few things wrong but we couldn't leave her. Lol

Having two now, my hubby convinced me that it was best to let the poorly rusted blue 01 go but we should strip the engine etc...he was a genius. All spares are neatly wrapped and tucked at the back of a shed.

So this week we have stripped the inside out in preparation for our camper. Hubby has tided underneath and wax oiled, all the blokey stuff. We've insulated where possible and I've recovered all interior panels with leatherette which I got for a bargain. We started to rub and fill body work and had intended to finish this weekend but as it's a bank holiday weekend as usual rain has stopped play. Typical.
I know what I have in mind won't please all but hope you like what we've done so far...
Watch this space bounce


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Post by sputnik on Sat May 02, 2015 9:33 pm

Sounds good, but I refuse to like it until I see pictures. Pictures I tell thee!

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sat May 02, 2015 10:03 pm

I have pictures but haven't a clue how the to put them on! Lol

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Post by Logi on Sat May 02, 2015 10:29 pm

Welcome along  Very Happy
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Post by PFM on Sun May 03, 2015 12:08 am

Mrs Doyle wrote:I have pictures but haven't a clue how the to put them on! Lol

Woody is your friend! Welcome

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sun May 03, 2015 9:08 am









Hope this works

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun May 03, 2015 9:25 am

The battery wire of death trick!

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sun May 03, 2015 2:24 pm

Starting to find my way around. So from here on, do picks have to go in the photo section? Trying to keep myself right flower

Anybody advice on roof racks?

Thanks.

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Post by Logi on Sun May 03, 2015 2:35 pm

I got a Land Rover fitment roofbars for mine, just needed to cut the bars down, the height was spot on.
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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sun May 03, 2015 6:32 pm

Thanks for that info Logi. I'm gutted that we just got rid of a 92 Landrover Defender TDI 110 with the exact roof bar your talking about Sad ...I now have to deal with the hubby saying, 'Told you to never get rid of stuff!' Ah well, such is life. Lol

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Post by Swarfing on Sun May 03, 2015 9:55 pm

Could have saved the wing mirrors too? Been looking at those as a possible replacement for mine.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun May 03, 2015 10:51 pm

Post pictures where ever you want.

There isn't a Hitler type admin on the forum.

It's pretty liberal really, run round naked, hug tree's, kiss logan, do what you want.
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Post by Mrs Doyle on Mon May 04, 2015 1:51 pm

Swarfig, I'm pretty lucky that the wing mirrors are good Very Happy Had considered changing them but decided to keep as is.

Highlyjetted, all of the above I intend to do once the wee van is sorted...apart from kissing Logi of course! lol!

Dry day so out to get as much prep for re spray, she's going in Thursday!! Doing this part has saved so much money and we've learnt quite a bit along the way. Perfected it now and found a good man who isn't too hard to pay for the spray job. Had considered spraying ourselves but some things should be left to those who know.

Going for a light cream colour (prob a girly thing queen) TBH, I love the White but thought if we're gonna spray it, go for a little change.

Yesterday's work involved prepping bumpers. Hubby found that if he lightly heated the plastic on the bumper, most of the scratches and dinks came out, looks good as new now. Also acquired some stainless grill type sheets which have now been cut to replace old ones. Lesson of the day...wear gloves!!

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Post by Logi on Mon May 04, 2015 10:25 pm

Mrs Doyle wrote:
Highlyjetted, all of the above I intend to do once the wee van is sorted...really feeling quite horny thinking about kissing Logi of course! I love you


Aw shucks, ta  Twisted Evil
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Post by Mrs Doyle on Mon May 04, 2015 11:10 pm

Logi wrote:
Mrs Doyle wrote:
Highlyjetted, all of the above I intend to do once the wee van is sorted...really feeling quite horny thinking about kissing Logi of course! I love you


Aw shucks, ta  Twisted Evil

affraid How'd you get me to say that?!

Lol...you rascal!

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Post by Swarfing on Mon May 04, 2015 11:17 pm

Bloody hell get a room will ya...wait a minute there’s enough room in the back of the van? Twisted Evil

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Fri May 22, 2015 9:07 am

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Finally got her back, love the colour Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Now to rebuild.

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Fri May 22, 2015 9:15 am

any advice on hubs? We sprayed the ones that were on it and they are ok but I'm thinking the wee chrome dome type ones?? Hmm? Wouldn't even know where to start...x

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Post by PFM on Fri May 22, 2015 4:37 pm

Hubs? Suspect you mean metal hub-caps, as opposed to wheel trims. Mini's had them for 10" wheels, Minors for 14". Hillman Imp's had 12" inch wheels though, but doubt if the caps would be a straight fit.

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Post by Guest on Fri May 22, 2015 10:08 pm

You are right PFM. The old Minis and Fords and Chrysler, Vauxhall etc had 3 or 4 mouldings pressed into the shape of the centre of the wheels which the Hub Caps snapped onto.
You had to get a screwdriver to prise them off with or sometimes the wheel spanner had a flat blade end to it to prise the cap off.
Unfortunately Hi-Jets don't have that facility to fit Hub Caps. Plastic hubcaps are the only option for steel rims.

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sat May 23, 2015 10:42 am

Hi, thanks for the info guys. Helps to put my brain at rest. It's getting a little addictive this. Lol. I guess the only option is to make something fit or put up and **** up...Yep, guess the hubbers would prefer the latter! Wink


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Post by Logi on Sun May 24, 2015 7:26 pm

Mrs Doyle wrote:Hi, thanks for the info guys. Helps to put my brain at rest. It's getting a little addictive this. Lol. I guess the only option is to make something fit or put up and **** up...Yep, guess the hubbers would prefer the latter! Wink

Or buy these? Smile

http://www.roadhousemotor.co/hot_rod__and__custom_shop/wheels__and__moon_discs/moon_discs/moon_snap_on_moon_discs_255.html
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Post by Guest on Sun May 24, 2015 8:15 pm

Moon Discs!! I haven't seen those since the 70's. Very popular with customizers.
You are a genius Logi.
How do you have time for a job and all the "research" you do?

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sun May 24, 2015 9:44 pm

Logi wrote:
Mrs Doyle wrote:Hi, thanks for the info guys. Helps to put my brain at rest. It's getting a little addictive this. Lol. I guess the only option is to make something fit or put up and **** up...Yep, guess the hubbers would prefer the latter! Wink

Or buy these? Smile

http://www.roadhousemotor.co/hot_rod__and__custom_shop/wheels__and__moon_discs/moon_discs/moon_snap_on_moon_discs_255.html

I could hug you right now cheers

Size 14" ?

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Post by Logi on Sun May 24, 2015 10:02 pm

woody wrote:Moon Discs!!  I haven't seen those since the 70's. Very popular with customizers.
You are a genius Logi.
How do you have time for a job and all the  "research" you do?
I clone myself Wink
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Post by Logi on Sun May 24, 2015 10:04 pm

Mrs Doyle wrote:
Logi wrote:
Mrs Doyle wrote:Hi, thanks for the info guys. Helps to put my brain at rest. It's getting a little addictive this. Lol. I guess the only option is to make something fit or put up and **** up...Yep, guess the hubbers would prefer the latter! Wink

Or buy these? Smile

http://www.roadhousemotor.co/hot_rod__and__custom_shop/wheels__and__moon_discs/moon_discs/moon_snap_on_moon_discs_255.html

I could hug you right now cheers

Size 14" ?
Or possibly select the correct size from the drop down box? Razz


And I'm well worth hugging Smile
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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sun May 24, 2015 10:19 pm









Today and yesterday were very productive. Hubby fitted xenon headlights and day running lights...clever. Tow hitch re sprayed. I tackled the head liner. Patience was definitely called for!Front panel left to do. Using the cream leatherette. Not giving up!! Yet. Lol

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Post by Mrs Doyle on Sun May 24, 2015 10:24 pm

Logi wrote:
Mrs Doyle wrote:
Logi wrote:
Mrs Doyle wrote:Hi, thanks for the info guys. Helps to put my brain at rest. It's getting a little addictive this. Lol. I guess the only option is to make something fit or put up and **** up...Yep, guess the hubbers would prefer the latter! Wink

Or buy these? Smile

http://www.roadhousemotor.co/hot_rod__and__custom_shop/wheels__and__moon_discs/moon_discs/moon_snap_on_moon_discs_255.html

I could hug you right now cheers

Size 14" ?
Or possibly select the correct size from the drop down box? Razz


And I'm well worth hugging Smile


Calling it a day now. Tonight, I shall dream of moon discs I love you Thank you.

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Post by Logi on Mon May 25, 2015 10:51 am

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Calling it a day now. Tonight, I shall dream of hugging Logi I love you  Thank you.
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