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Post by oldie on Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:15 pm

Anybody know where I could get one of those VW look-a-like front panels from scratch ?
I think they look the dogs danglies when right, and that's what I'm wanting to do to mine (when I get one) cheers .
This is what I mean....
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280771510695?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:20 pm

Do you want the bad news or the goods news....

Well to cheer you up, the good news is they are really cool!

And now for the bomb, the only place I think you'll source that kit from is:-

http://www.calstage.jp/order_flow.html and a few other places over there,

or you can deal with these guys who can do the importing for you:-

http://www.algysautos.com/

If you read this page you can find a bit of info about other people in your boat:-

http://74.86.223.250-static.reverse.softlayer.com/showthread.php?p=70472

Hope this helps in a not so hopeful way Wink

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:28 pm

P.S. If you went hunting for a pre converted Subaru Sambar you'd make your life much easier.
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Post by oldie on Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:00 am

Cheers mate. It was just an idea I had floating about in my head to make the van (when I get one Crying or Very sad ) look even more eye catching and fun to own. It was only the front panel that I would've wanted anyway, as I would imagine a full kit would be plenty of spondoolies (£££).
Will give that Algys a ring and see what they say.
As for buying a Sambar 600cc ready converted, that's too much money for me, and the 1200cc versions are even more Crying or Very sad .
It's going to be a work van, just wanted it to be a bit more different than it already is........ an eye catching mobile advert Very Happy .

I get crazy ideas like this now'n'again, I'll grow-up one day bounce bounce cheers .

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Post by rich the mechanic on Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:04 pm

I haven't looked into it but do they do one for the Hijet as the front panel comes off to get to the rad, what I have read on the net is they hook on the windscreen wipers mount and some pop rivets or screws to hold the bottom on.
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Post by oldie on Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:07 am

Good thinking. I didn't think about the access for the rad Embarassed .
Never mind then. It was only an idea, and my ideas usualy end up costing me big money anyway cheers .

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Post by rich the mechanic on Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:26 pm

Anything is possible just needs a bit of thinking but unless you have a panel to look at I dought you would work it out I know I wouldn't but have been know to stare at stuff in shops then go home and think of a way to make it work.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:16 pm

I'm not so sure they do them for the hijet. I've looked at loads of sites in various languages but no hijet version.

Any links or photos of a hijet sporting a dub nose?
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Post by oldie on Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:20 am

HighlyJetted wrote:I'm not so sure they do them for the hijet. I've looked at loads of sites in various languages but no hijet version.

Any links or photos of a hijet sporting a dub nose?


Twas in my first post, so must be available somewhere scratch ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280771510695?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648.

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Post by HighlyJetted on Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:38 am

I think thats a DIY custom jobbie - the fiberglass resin finnish looks bumpy and the curved inwards bit that follows the strip on the door looks poor.

The proper ones are nice and smooth and they look like they belong there.

In Japan, the kei car laws make our type vans popular. Original campers are pretty much imposible to own there due to emissions and taxation, thus the market is strong for camper van clones.
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Post by oldie on Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:13 am

Cheers for the replies.
I've gone off the idea now anyway.
These vans are eye catching enough anyway Very Happy .

PS. And it will save me a right old few spondoolies cheers .

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