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Post by redneck on Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:04 pm

Hi All!
A while back my tail pipe decided that it could not live with my back box any more
and headed off into the wide blue yonder. The MOT runs out shortly,so a frantic
search was undertaken for a replacement-what a joke!!! The only source I could
find was a main dealer & as you will have guessed, he wanted a lot more than I
was prepared to pay!! Then I had a stroke of luck- I spoke to Brendan (Starsky &
Hutch Van) and he suggested that I contact an outfit based in Salisbury, called
MANIFLOW (tel: 01722 335378). I took the'jet over & they made me up a very
nice tail pipe in stainless & welded it onto the backbox, all for about a quarter of
the dealer's price for a replacement....result or what!!!!
So, if you are in the Southern area & have a similar problem, or indeed any
other exhaust problems, give 'em a bell, they will be able to help.
Special thanks to Brendan for the tip-off,and for being a top 'jetter!!
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Post by leopard_pagan on Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:41 pm

i had no probs finding one for mine 4 months ago.
googling "hijet exhausts" on .co.uk found a site that sells cat or back box for £50 + vat.
i found mine from another company at a little cheaper.

google works wonders, trust me.
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Post by rich the mechanic on Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:10 pm

Talking of spare parts LP have you checked out the scrap yard up your way the one with the orange car hanging on a crane near wild tracks? The only decent yard I know that keeps older stuff is Kirbys and thats 40 miles away near southend.

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Post by bones 851 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:14 am

trundling along 2 day stopped at lights, drove away to a slightly more racy sound, stopped and had a look, yep back tail pipe had fell out with back box, luckly still friends with rear bracket!!!!, will pop along to local garage 2 morrow see if they can do the same as your,s , must be that time of year !!!!!

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Post by leopard_pagan on Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:38 am

i have several breakers in my neck of the woods.
there are 2 near wild tracks but only one visible from the A11.
yup went in when i was looking to buy a whole van + been back for bits. sadly they dont have my van about.
Nor do the rest of them in my area.
the ONLY guy i can get bits from is a chap who buys these vans and sells them to Nigerians for export.
i have bought a full set of rear seats/carpets for my van £50. they were brans new as well!
got a rear windscreen security grill + those weird shaped U rubber floor mats. £5
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Post by bones 851 on Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:52 pm

hi LP, consider yourself very lucky, way up north spare parts are as rare as hens teeth, and cost a kings ransome, bloke in garage say,s he will weld up tail pipe on Tuesday... my son loves the sporty sound and thinks we should contiue to run the jet with the pipe missing, teenage boy racer in the making!!!!. well at least i won't have to look for the full thing ,phew!!!!.
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Re: hijet exhausts

Post by fupabox on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:11 pm

not sure if this is any help but some neat stuff for the japanese versions fairly cheap as well .http://wiruswin.com/wiruswin_car/car_top.html

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Post by rich the mechanic on Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:40 pm

for exhausts and quite a few other bits its handy to have a welder I have a big backbox exhaust on my escort but its no louder than stock just a deeper note now has a 3 box system instead of 2, I've been keeping a look out at other more common cars to see where I can steal spares from!

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Re: hijet exhausts

Post by SkippyGLI on Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:15 pm

The tail pipe was missing when I got Poprivet, so all I did was get a piece of mild steel tubing split the end into four and folded it out to 90 degrees and then welded it on the box - took about 5 mins and cost about 25p in materials - a lot easier and cheaper than a new exhaust!!
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