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Old 24th May 2016, 17:05
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Default Copy cat idea!....

Ever since Scotty posted pictures of his mini VW ive always found myself looking out for them. I did have a look at the jap import subaru sambars but they seem a lot of money for what they are, around 4/5k. And because they have a tiny 650cc engine and 3 speed autos it put me well off them.

They do look pretty cool though.....



This is what I've bought.....



And i have found a supplier of a full kit to fit the subaru sambar for 750, i spoke with the guy and he says with a little bit of messing about it will fit the hijet.

Scotty did you come across any problems?

And does anyone know where i can get some rear lights as similar to the origional vw campers as possible that dont cost a fortune?....



I know this is a tribute part of the forum but i know this is the most used section!
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Old 24th May 2016, 18:04
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Does the hijet have its engine over the back wheels or mid like the Suzuki supercarry.
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Old 24th May 2016, 19:08
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The engine is under the front seats and are 3 cylinders with a 993cc, they are really reliable motor and perform well
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Old 25th May 2016, 11:58
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The 1 ive just bought is a 1.3 petrol.
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Old 25th May 2016, 14:40
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Quite tempted like the style. Saw quite a few when I was in Weymouth. Different colours and had the full front and rear bumper
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Old 25th May 2016, 16:59
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I was tempted to go the other way and actually end up with a camper big enough to camp in comfort in

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Old 25th May 2016, 18:35
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That gets my vote too. I'd want one I could stand up in. Along with the shower, loo, fridge-freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
And a Z300S on davits at the back.
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Old 25th May 2016, 21:00
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Just checked my driving licence and I am clear for 7.5 tonnes or 12tonnes with trailer some you never know...
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Old 26th May 2016, 00:31
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This was something I was interested in doing but when I showed the other half was told NO but in the meantime i found a supplier in England that has 2 kits for sale. His email is minidubs@talktalk.net and his name is Darren and the kits are 500 pound is what he quoted me

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Old 26th May 2016, 07:41
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Nice project! It'll certainly overcome a load of the rusting issues and undoing-bodges-by-previous-hippy-owners issues that I've had with SWMBO's Type 2!!

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does anyone know where i can get some rear lights as similar to the origional vw campers as possible that dont cost a fortune?....
It would seem that anything VW camper related adds a couple of numbers to the price, so if you do find anywhere then please let me know!
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Old 26th May 2016, 08:25
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Just checked my driving licence and I am clear for 7.5 tonnes or 12tonnes with trailer some you never know...
I'm pretty sure there's something in the law about towing a working vehicle - apparently the motorhome with the smart car on tow isn't allowed!
You may have to disable your towed vehicle?
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Old 26th May 2016, 15:25
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This was something I was interested in doing but when I showed the other half was told NO but in the meantime i found a supplier in England that has 2 kits for sale. His email is minidubs@talktalk.net and his name is Darren and the kits are 500 pound is what he quoted me

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Yes just came across him and ordered a kit yesterday! Saved myself 250
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Old 26th May 2016, 21:42
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Please post a picture when done
Thanks Steve
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Old 27th May 2016, 08:09
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Just got deivered last night, got to work on a few things to get it through an mot....



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Old 16th June 2016, 19:28
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Passed the mot yeaterday so will tax it the end of the month and run about in it. Its been off the road for a good few years.

Its got 12" wheels on and im looking to put 13" wheels on. I went to my mates scrap yard today and tried god knows how many diferent 13" wheels and couldnt get any to fit the right pcd. I googled it and its me t to be 4x100 and is it bollocks! Mine must be the only 1 that isnt!
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Old 16th June 2016, 19:35
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4x114.3, I'd have thought. Or possibly 4x110.
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Old 16th June 2016, 19:40
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Good luck - this is something I'd like to copy.

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Old 16th June 2016, 20:34
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How. Cool. Is. That.
Very.
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Old 16th June 2016, 21:58
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I know where 3 old westlands I think are sitting in someone's field!!!

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Old 17th June 2016, 20:26
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4x114.3, I'd have thought. Or possibly 4x110.
This was a 4x110 and its only a few mm out?! Is there such a wheel as 4x112?

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