Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Thu Jul 30, 2015 8:27 pm

The question is in the title. I know of tow bars for the pick up model exist, but how about the blind van? I've got a Renault Clio tow bar laying around that seems to fit with some proper welding, but isn't there an official one? Don't want to risk my MOT with a tow bar that can't be removed...

I've also got a bull bar for it, but I don't think that it was sold officially... Were they even sold with a bull bar on it?
avatar
Lex_Michdebus
Centurion

Posts : 169
Join date : 2015-07-02
Location : Limburg, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/zAH2jjzAhU8

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:58 pm

Whats a blind van?
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5410
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by bushwhacker on Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:15 pm

It is how the Piaggio brochure refers to a panel van.
avatar
bushwhacker
Centurion

Posts : 307
Join date : 2011-04-15

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Fri Jul 31, 2015 5:25 pm

Blind van is a van without windows (so not the passenger carrier). Didn't know the term wasn't used outside The Netherlands, but it's on the registration papers. Daihatsu Hijet 1.0 Blind van or something.
avatar
Lex_Michdebus
Centurion

Posts : 169
Join date : 2015-07-02
Location : Limburg, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/zAH2jjzAhU8

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Manuel_nl on Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:24 pm

I had a original tow bar on my panel van (1998), so the do exist. With some luck you'll find one at the scrapyard.
avatar
Manuel_nl
Chatterbox

Posts : 97
Join date : 2012-11-03
Age : 48
Location : Helmond, The Netherlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:49 pm

Yes tow bars exist for this type of van.

I have never seen the term "blind van" as a description for a "panel van"
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5410
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:52 am

Does anyone have some pictures of it so I can try to make one myself? Because I can't find a tow bar anywhere.
avatar
Lex_Michdebus
Centurion

Posts : 169
Join date : 2015-07-02
Location : Limburg, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/zAH2jjzAhU8

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by PFM on Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:59 am

Have a look at this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Witter-Flange-Towbar-Daihatsu-1986-2004/dp/B00HLTQ8UE

PFM
Jet Addict

Posts : 1445
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 56
Location : East Sussex

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Manuel_nl on Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:40 am

I don't know if making it yourself is a good idea. What are the consequenses if something goes wrong according to insurance?
Maybe you should be patient and use Marktplaats. I found a lot of stuff.
There is a scapyard in Heeze, Argos, who has got two old panel vans. I don't know if they have the towbar you need but you can alway's send them a e-mail.
avatar
Manuel_nl
Chatterbox

Posts : 97
Join date : 2012-11-03
Age : 48
Location : Helmond, The Netherlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Eightpot on Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:57 pm

Here's one I'm in the middle of fitting to my 1.3.  I assume that the 993 bodyshell is the same:


The towbar.


Dataplate of the towbar.


The bar is little more than a bit of bent box section with a couple of tabs on each end to match up to the rear valance.


LH mounting.  The bolts go through into a void in the valance, with a sandwich plate to act as a load spreader.


RH side, same as.


Forward mounting to (I presume) the battery tray.  I don't have the bracket for this so will need to make some up from steel sheet.

Hope this helps.

Eightpot
Centurion

Posts : 102
Join date : 2014-07-09
Location : Grand Union, Paddington Arm

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:04 pm

That is not how most of the other panel van hijet tow bars are mounted that I have seen.

They go through the two holes behind the bumper.
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5410
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Manuel_nl on Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:16 pm

Here's a drawing from the Dutch operators manual (993cc).
It looks the same as the one on a 1.3 exept for the angled brackets at the end.

avatar
Manuel_nl
Chatterbox

Posts : 97
Join date : 2012-11-03
Age : 48
Location : Helmond, The Netherlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:15 pm

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CAMQjhxqFQoTCIS1l_G0jccCFQpZ2wodB4EHfw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tadcomms.com%2Fproductpdfs%2FDH17.pdf&ei=gaG_VcTwLIqy7QaHgp74Bw&psig=AFQjCNGHfHj_JPg32GQu6xY_faG0GKzJnQ&ust=1438708439819173
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5410
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by leopard_pagan on Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:57 pm

1Ltr towbar by Whitter.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Witter-Towbar-for-Daihatsu-Hijet-Van-1986-2004-Flange-Tow-Bar-/290713524917?fits=Model%3AHijet&hash=item43afe05ab5

I bought mine from ebay for my 1.3.
avatar
leopard_pagan
Admin

Posts : 1105
Join date : 2009-09-21

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:03 pm

Thanks for all the information! I'll see if there are scrapyards near (Heeze is near enough) that have one lying around.

I really hope they aren't as expensive as the ones from Ebay. It would be a lot cheaper to make one myself...
avatar
Lex_Michdebus
Centurion

Posts : 169
Join date : 2015-07-02
Location : Limburg, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/zAH2jjzAhU8

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:39 pm

I finally found one brand new for an acceptable price in The Netherlands. Only cost me 125 Euros at OnderdelenDirect.

Picture, another picture, more picture.

Now I'm not sure if it will fit my van, because it's easy for these webshops to make mistakes with the pick-up/van versions, and the pictures that are shown here differ from my bar. So if anyone would be so kind to give some useful input, that would be awesome.

Edit: I think they may have made a mistake and sold me a pick up model tow bar. It never ends.
avatar
Lex_Michdebus
Centurion

Posts : 169
Join date : 2015-07-02
Location : Limburg, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/zAH2jjzAhU8

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Logi on Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:13 pm

Not for a van Sad
avatar
Logi
Jet Warrior

Posts : 3576
Join date : 2011-04-07
Age : 81
Location : Kilmarnock

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Manuel_nl on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:46 pm

It's a Brink I think but unfortunately it's not for a van.

http://www.rameder.nl/trekhaak-stijf-103966-06030-1.html?gclid=CPXp77qf3scCFcHGGwodAPMEJw

Maybe you can contact Brink: https://brink.eu/nl-nl/

avatar
Manuel_nl
Chatterbox

Posts : 97
Join date : 2012-11-03
Age : 48
Location : Helmond, The Netherlands

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:55 pm

https://www.onderdelendirect.nl/daihatsu/hijet/10__3476/trekhaken/vaste-trekhaken/vaste-trekhaak-thule--b249503

They are selling it as applicable to my 33kw CB41 van as seen on this page... Am I missing something here?

http://www.mijnautoonderdelen.nl/daihatsu/hijet/65971/65979/trekhaak

Same here. Selling the exact same part number as fitting for my van.
avatar
Lex_Michdebus
Centurion

Posts : 169
Join date : 2015-07-02
Location : Limburg, The Netherlands

https://youtu.be/zAH2jjzAhU8

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:43 pm

Pickup I think.
avatar
HighlyJetted
Hijet Overdose

Posts : 5410
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 34
Location : Such a Dick

http://www.daihatsuhijet.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Does a tow bar exist for the (1995-1996) 993cc blind van model?

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum