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Post by oldie on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:18 pm

Logi wrote:Looking good, love the stance, this is giving me inspiration to get mine through another MOT Very Happy


Is it just me thinking " leave the doors off"? Twisted Evil


Nope...I had the same thoughts too Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil .

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:59 pm

I think a pair of tube frames with some canvas wrapped round and a bucket of drab olive and it will be a one off for sure.
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Post by oldie on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:23 pm

rich the mechanic wrote:I think a pair of tube frames with some canvas wrapped round and a bucket of drab olive and it will be a one off for sure.

Canvas covered cars eh Wink .
They just don't make cars like they used to Laughing ......

http://3goose.com/velorex/3-wheeled-car

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:15 pm

I want one please!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:25 am

oldie wrote:
rich the mechanic wrote:I think a pair of tube frames with some canvas wrapped round and a bucket of drab olive and it will be a one off for sure.

Canvas covered cars eh Wink .
They just don't make cars like they used to Laughing ......

http://3goose.com/velorex/3-wheeled-car

I've just lost 2 hours of my life reading about these little oddities. I'm in love Embarassed sunny
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Post by oldie on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:51 pm

HighlyJetted wrote:
I've just lost 2 hours of my life reading about these little oddities. I'm in love Embarassed sunny


My Mrs thought I was a bit of an 'oddball' when I bought my van, now she's realy worried about me since I told I like these lol! .

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Post by 8bit-ash on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:02 pm

MOT time affraid I recon it'll fail on brakes, light alignment maybe front wipers. (fingers crossed)
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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:11 pm

good luck! you never know
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Post by 8bit-ash on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:01 pm

Result, its only failed on one headlight aim and 2 bulbs.
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Post by Logi on Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:03 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers
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Post by 8bit-ash on Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:34 pm

Took the van out to a local VW show for the Weekend. Was great with the awning on and super comfy to sleep in. Forgot my camera so didn't get any pics but had a lot of people say how much they liked it and one bloke told me it was his favorite vehicle at the show. (think he forgot his white stick and guide dog).
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:32 am

8bit-ash wrote:Took the van out to a local VW show for the Weekend. Was great with the awning on and super comfy to sleep in. Forgot my camera so didn't get any pics but had a lot of people say how much they liked it and one bloke told me it was his favorite vehicle at the show. (think he forgot his white stick and guide dog).

Did you go to the Northwest VW show at tatton?
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Post by 8bit-ash on Mon Aug 06, 2012 12:14 pm

Nah, VWWhitenoise nr Norwich, been going for the last 9 years, always a good show.
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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:15 pm

I think alot of VW folk would get drawn into Hijets if they could buy a VW camper style front end for them.
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Post by Logi on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:53 pm

8bit-ash wrote:. Forgot my camera so didn't get any pics ).

Evil or Very Mad

Come on, get some on the road pics up!!! Razz
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Post by 8bit-ash on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:21 am

Couple of pics of how its looking at the Moment. Its my only vehicle at the Moment, First time i've only had one car in about 7 years. Arches are more just to keep the law happy than for looks, i'm not 100% happy with them but they're ok til something better comes along -



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Post by HighlyJetted on Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:41 pm

What a fantastic Hijet, looks really classy and purposeful. A damn fine example.
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Post by PFM on Tue Aug 28, 2012 6:27 pm

Does look like a Mean Machine! Is the chap in the background having a John Cleese moment, getting ready to thrash your van with a branch in envy?

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Post by Logi on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:55 pm

Deffo canine testes, lookin good. I quite like the arches too
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:16 am

Looks spot on! Can't say I've seen a uk HIJET
Done this well. I need to get mine as low as yours .
Keep those retro mod comin ! afro
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Post by Aij29 on Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:43 pm

Hi Ash

Looks sweet Very Happy

Are they bay window camper mirrors?? (i`ve been looking around for some nicer looking mirrors for mine and all i can think of is Vw camper mirrors)

Are the Police up your way strict with thing like wheel poke??

My Hijet has been running poke for about 4 years and 3 owners and has never failed mot or even had a 2nd glance fom the Police
(I`ve hated the 15" wheels since i`ve had it but i`m still looking for some Ford Cortina 13" steels with centre caps)


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Post by HIJET1300GT on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:44 pm

Think ash got the mirrors off an old Suzuki SJ jeep. I put some old
Repro 80s motor bike mirrors on mine , £20 off the bay.
I'm with you on the 15s not my cup-o-tea . I think 14s are
the biggest you can go without making your HIJET look
Like a roller-skate .
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Post by 8bit-ash on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:17 pm

SJ indeed. Mine poked a bit too far to get away with. tbh the arches look better in the pics than in real life.
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:35 pm

8bit-ash wrote:SJ indeed. Mine poked a bit too far to get away with. tbh the arches look better in the pics than in real life.
Are they group 2 mini arches? They look ok.
I want to put some on mine on mine after dropping it abit, I think
Some Hillman imp arches modded will do as they
Follow the arch all the way around like my old mini euro arches.
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Post by 8bit-ash on Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:43 pm

I tried group 2 arches but they're not symmetrical so don't fit properly, these are old cosmic ones made from super thin metal. They'd be better in grp or fibreglass.
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Post by HIJET1300GT on Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:04 am

8bit-ash wrote:I tried group 2 arches but they're not symmetrical so don't fit properly, these are old cosmic ones made from super thin metal. They'd be better in grp or fibreglass.
i had a set years ago i know what you mean! made out of softest alloy knowen to man .... dont lean on them ! i never got to fit them to my mini as i revesed over them (face. parm ) .
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Post by 8bit-ash on Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Quick pic of the van doing what it does best, Moving shit about. Shows how ratty the paint is but it doesn't really bother me. Started calling it 50 shades of red.

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Post by oldie on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:22 am

I know I've said it before, but......I love the stance on this van....ooooh yesh Cool Twisted Evil Twisted Evil .

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Post by Noddyvan on Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:07 pm

Now all you have to do is to colour code the front bumper to smooth up the lines ?
Mind you, it would be a tough job to find paint with the same weather worn look as the original :-)

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Post by 8bit-ash on Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:09 am

I quite like poverty spec black bumpers. Will try to swap them for early ones eventually
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