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Post by sammyboy on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:09 pm

I bought the MPV with the rock and roll bed in it from eBay, and after picking it up, drove from Sheffield to Cambridge, then Cambridge to Southampton. Pretty much everything you all said is true; it's incredibly nippy for a 1 litre, and the top end is impressive too! I saw an indicated 80, and there was more to come, if I could brave the light steering. Not only that, but I'm 6'3 and 17 stone, and I was comfortable even on a 2 hour drive. It's properly fun to drive, and yes, even at my height, I can sleep on the bed. Now, I need seats dammit. Help a brother out?

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:46 pm

Woo! Nice purchase, gonna show and tell with a few pictures?
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by sammyboy on Sat Nov 05, 2011 12:37 am

Don't have too many yet, but for now:

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Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:30 am

dont push them too hard (speed) or you'll be back here asking how to replace the head... do remember they have small engines and cant be pushed hard.
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Post by pasiro on Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:50 am

Glad you got it home alright Very Happy
And too think if he'd accepted my offer that little beauty could be sat outside my house right now Laughing

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Post by difflock123 on Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:23 pm

leopard_pagan wrote:dont push them too hard (speed) or you'll be back here asking how to replace the head... do remember they have small engines and cant be pushed hard.

mine survived :p

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Nov 05, 2011 5:58 pm

Nice I like them in blue, glad you got it home ok I find ours when empty feels a little unsteady on the motorway but then I don't like motorways anyway.
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by sammyboy on Sat Nov 05, 2011 8:31 pm

I only ran fast briefly, as I was following a colleague. My typical cruising speed was 65, which felt more sensible! Struggling with these seats though.

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Nov 05, 2011 9:44 pm

The first row of passenger seats are the same as the front ones just on a tilt frame if you are just after this row and don't need to get in behind them you could always make/get made some static frames and fit any seats you like.
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Post by Logi on Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:45 pm

Looking good Very Happy
Know what you mean about the seats, i fitted the buckets in mine after a long arse numbing journey, mucho bum happiness now Smile
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by sammyboy on Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:57 pm

I really need all 6 seats, so I guess I'll need to hunt for the real thing. The people I bought it from sold the originals for £20, it'd be nice to find a set for that! I didn't find the standard seat too bad, and I'm a bit broad in the shoulders and chest for most buckets! If I thought I could fit the front seats from an XJ6 in there though.....

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Post by difflock123 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 7:16 am

sammyboy wrote:I really need all 6 seats, so I guess I'll need to hunt for the real thing. The people I bought it from sold the originals for £20, it'd be nice to find a set for that! I didn't find the standard seat too bad, and I'm a bit broad in the shoulders and chest for most buckets! If I thought I could fit the front seats from an XJ6 in there though.....

anything is possible Smile

at worst, you might need to extend the seat runners a bit Smile

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Post by sammyboy on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:24 am

Isn't it more an issue of the width of the seats? I can't imagine those buggers fitting side by side in the cab! If they will, though......

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Post by sammyboy on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:29 am

That said, Saab 9-3 seats would fit nicely. How hard is it to modify seats to fit?

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:37 am

It's very easy depending on what you have to work with my wifes mk2 escort I fitted some vauxhall recaros that had a flat base and they had been drilled by a previous owner for ford rails but had only wound self tappers in (very dodgy) so I drilled them out large enough to get a nut and washer on the back as had to space them up from the rails a little to clear the tunnel and on my mk3 escort I fitted VW recaros which I welded some tabs to the std rails and my mate turned me some spacers to clear the shaped underside of the seats.
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by difflock123 on Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:16 am

saab 9-3 seats are comfy as well Rolling Eyes

but yes, as Rich said, its not hard to fit different seats Smile


most seats I have seen simply use 4 bolts to hold the seat into the car.

so as long as you can drill the 4 holes for the seats then it shouldnt be too hard Smile

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Post by pasiro on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:56 pm

Looks like there's some seats in the back of this one, don't know if they're all there or not or what condition

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Glad I weren't in that one at the time Laughing

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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by rich the mechanic on Sun Nov 06, 2011 9:58 pm

OOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooochhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhHHHHHHHHH
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by kentgpz11 on Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:12 am

pasiro wrote:Looks like there's some seats in the back of this one.

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Glad I weren't in that one at the time Laughing

Looks like there could be some feet & kneecaps in the front too!!!
Ouch... Shocked
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by sammyboy on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:37 pm

Thanks for that! I sent an email request, but I've had no reply as yet.

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Post by pasiro on Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:39 pm

sammyboy wrote:Thanks for that! I sent an email request, but I've had no reply as yet.

Yeh I know what you mean, I've sent a request for fuel tank, emailed twice and nothing Mad

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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by sammyboy on Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:16 pm

This is proving really tricky. Nobody answers the phone or responds to emails at the breakers linked online. There's also a Hijet being broken for spares on eBay, but it only has one seat, in poor condition. I hadn't anticipated it would be this hard to get seats.

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Post by 8bit-ash on Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:08 pm

Where you based? there was a breaker in norwich willing to sell me a set of seats a few months back. Expect there still there as the guys a bit weird and hardly ever sells anything.
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Re: Picked up my Hijet

Post by sammyboy on Fri Nov 11, 2011 4:08 pm

Southampton, which is dead convenient for Norwich! I do travel a fair bit, but I'm not aware of a good excuse to get anyone else to pay my petrol to that part of the country in the near future Sad

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