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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:04 pm



1987 Mitsubishi L300 4WD, 2.0l Petrol, 120.000 km... Sounds like a proper truck! Needs some tinkering with the right-front brake and the alternator doesn't charge the battery. All the rest was fine!


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Post by Logi on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:21 pm

Somehow was expecting something else...
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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:23 pm

Logi wrote:Somehow was expecting something else...

Be careful with telling us what you expected, it tells us a lot about your girlfriend! Razz
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Post by elfin girl on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:53 pm

Wow, she's a keeper! What an awsome present
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Re: Look at what my girlfriend bought me!

Post by Woodie on Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:54 pm

Did she sell the Mini that she won in the lottery or keep it and sell her car?

I had it in my mind that it was a 4x4 Pickup that you were wanting. But I realise now that a Mitsubishi L300 isn't a 4x4 Crew Cab Pick Up.
So you got what you wanted then. Lucky man. Will a Hi-Jet Pickup fit in the back of it? Rolling Eyes
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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:07 pm

She's the best I came across yet Wink. It's very unlikely that there's a better one out there, so she's pretty safe.

She is selling the Mini she won (not yet sold!), she likes her 1995 Micra a lot more even though she thinks it's ugly. And it's way cheaper to maintain... She wants to go on a trip with this 4x4: http://www.balticrally.nl/bsc-home-en.html But I'm not sure yet, first get it all up and running and build up confidence! Always an adventure when you buy a new car...

It's a windowed van. And it's really pretty! I don't think it'll fit, there's a large diesel tank in the back just to feed the Webasto heater. Maybe it'll fit on top with the proper roof rack? I had to pull it with the Hijet the last 50 meters because the battery was dead! That Hijet is a damn strong one! It didn't even flinch when I had to pull it up a ramp...
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Post by Woodie on Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:16 pm

I towed my 2-8 Mk 2 Granada 12 miles to my garage from Newport with my S registered Pickup and didn't even get remotely hot. It was brilliant that truck.

My very first Hi-Jet and I covered over 50,000 miles in it in 12 years.
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Post by scotia on Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:15 am

cool van man
thats what you call a decent well built van that will run forever.

i had a 1986 l300 frankia with the 2.3 non turbo diesel engine.


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Post by tornas on Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:51 am

Awesome! Like the colour

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Post by Logi on Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:19 am

Lex_Michdebus wrote:
Logi wrote:Somehow was expecting something else...

Be careful with telling us what you expected, it tells us a lot about your girlfriend! Razz

Possibly this. Smile

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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:05 pm

scotia wrote:cool van man
thats what you call a decent well built van that will run forever.

i had a 1986 l300 frankia with the 2.3 non turbo diesel engine.



That's the one with the more flattened nose. Looks a lot more like the Hijets. Jammer van dat tuinhuis achterop!

Logi wrote:
Lex_Michdebus wrote:
Logi wrote:Somehow was expecting something else...

Be careful with telling us what you expected, it tells us a lot about your girlfriend! Razz

Possibly this. Smile


How did you know what I bought her?!
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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:22 pm

For those who like pictures:



















I don't think you need more pictures... king
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Post by Logi on Wed Jan 18, 2017 6:03 am

Pretty rare van over here, don't think I've ever seen one in the flesh, looks pretty cool. Smile
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Post by tornas on Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:41 am

And with 123 years of warranty you can't go wrong!

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Post by PFM on Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:23 am

Neat - just like a Hijet MPV - 2 sunroofs! Reckon you need a few more bits on your dashboard though.

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Post by Manuel_nl on Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:51 pm

Allright, I owned one too. A 1991 L300 Chassis. 2,5 Diesel with a EuroMobil camper

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Re: Look at what my girlfriend bought me!

Post by Lex_Michdebus on Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:01 am

Yeah, the dash needs a few radios and perhaps a few potted plants....

Again with a garden shed on the back! What is it with those people that want to carry around a house?

Anyway, I already fixed a few things, only big things that need to be done now are fluids, cam belt(s) and the right front brake is sticking... Should I repair it or buy new brakes. They're not too expensive. Maybe take it apart first.
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Post by Raggy on Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:01 pm

Look a nice van, excellent project.
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Post by danielfrisbee on Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:06 am

really nicely designed van, love the geometry of it.
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Post by Woodie on Mon Jan 30, 2017 7:43 am

Nice wintertime project. Bit concerned about the Dexion Angle Shelving Roll Cage though. affraid
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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:31 pm

If I only had the time for a project... The workshop just got finished, fortunately...

Not sure what to do about the scaffolding, it looks pretty handy for trips when you fit a tent to the roof rack. But it is not so handy if I decide to use a mattress in the van. There's a big diesel tank in the back for the heater that can't be removed. Of course everything can be removed, but it can get quite cold in the Moroccan desert or the North Cape.
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Post by Woodie on Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:20 pm

Geography wasn't my best Subject at School. I hadn't realised that the Moroccan Desert was in the Netherlands or are you talking about an Ice Cream pudding?? Rolling Eyes
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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:41 pm

The van has wheels. It can be rolled out of this country and into another with the help of some petrol!
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Post by buttondup on Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:22 pm

Lex_Michdebus wrote:The van has wheels. It can be rolled out of this country and into another with the help of some petrol!
most definitely acerbic!
what say you Woodie Exclamation
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Post by scotia on Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:53 am

Lex_Michdebus wrote:The van has wheels. It can be rolled out of this country and into another with the help of some petrol morrocans

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Post by mu0chn on Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:17 pm

Nothing wrong with a L300, I use to have a L400.
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Post by scotia on Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:31 pm

nice
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Post by Lex_Michdebus on Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:13 am

There is quite some stuff wrong with the L300, but I'm still confident it will be running smoothly when I'm done with it.

Yesterday it passed MOT, but it now needs a huge tinkering on the carb and I don't have the appropriate CO meter stuff. The old spark plugs were covered in black powder and it drops in RPM when idle, making it stop every time you take your foot off the gas.

Done so far: new brake calipers and pads, new fuel tank, new V belts, put back the original air intake stuff, new spark plugs, changed the oil, added a mobile radio... I'm probably forgetting a lot, but it was one hell of a ride. Every step I took was two or three steps back. I guess that is what they call having fun with old cars...
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