Daihatsu Hi-jets

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We have some diesel spare parts in now, plenty of 1300 and 1000cc.

Has anyone got a non-runner out there that they would like to get rid of, we can collect?

I’ve just posted pictures of  both the pick-ups on a separate page. See ‘Pickups for sale’.

What we would love to see on this site are some more pictures of your Hi-jets. Whether it’s a project or your standard pride and joy.

Anybody who has one of these vans will agree that they are amazing little vehicles. Not only are they economical on fuel but also eco-friendly. They were one of the first vehicles to have catalytic converters fitted.

We travelled to France three times in our first one. If you’re a little careful who you book with they will only charge you the same price as a normal car. The motorways, also, charged us the standard car price. It makes quite a difference to the total price of your journey compared to a larger van.

That leads me onto the fact that a very popular name for the Hi-jet is ‘the Tardis’ . There are, of course, different models, the van and the people carrier. The people carrier will take seven people but it is very easy to remove the seats, a few bolts. Then you have plenty of space as with the van. You can,also, leave one or more of the back seats in to suit your needs, very versatile.

I should get Daihatsu or Piaggio Porter, as they now are, to pay me for advertising.

Micheal Langford sent us a link to his ‘ daihasaki’ which you can see on the ‘Posts’  page. We’d love to get some more pictures in. So, if you have a spare five minutes, send them in and we can all have a look where all your hard work has got you.

You might find that you end up on a different site now if you try to get here through a search engine. The guy that runs various mini van sites has now decided to start a Facebook site with the same name as this one.  He does have an excellent site called’ Micro Van Owners Forum’ , you can ask lots of technical questions and get answers from a few different people.

Anyway we’re still here plodding along if you need anything we’ll do our best to oblige.

38 Comments to “Daihatsu Hi-jets”

  1. Looking for the two side pieces of a hijet

  2. I have a diahatsu hijet 1.2 Diesel engine want a price of a alternate and size 12 wheel trims

  3. Hi, I have a 1.4 diesel Piaggio Porter van, and need a new fuel tank. I’ve been quoted £355 plus 2 hours labour costs, which is insane. Any help or advice appreciated!

  4. Hi all, I have a red 1300 Hijet, originally the car version I think as it’s registered as such, but stripped out and refitted as a sort of day van/ camper. It’s called Daisy , being “built for two” as in the old song. It all works well, no rust, clean underneath, needs one sliding door adjustment, have stuff, no time.
    It has a small stove and sink built in and an emergency porta loo, never used.
    It’s 1999, still only showing under 50k miles, long MoT. It runs well and is great fun but I just have too many vehicles and am getting too old and creaky to crawl in and out of sleeping bags etc. Two can sleep in it but need to be close friends 😎, I usually use it by myself.
    If interested get me on 07 434 969 323. I’ll send a few photographs. I’m Scottish Borders based.

  5. I have also downloaded and printed the entire works manual. It goes with the van.

  6. I am selling our 1300 minibus and spares. It’s running and MOT’d. My number is 07413574143 and my name is Kev.

  7. Hi
    Any advice on where I could purchase a hijet 1.3 thermostat housing??


  8. Hi
    I have a 2002 1.3 truck
    And I need the following
    Thermostat housing
    Both door cards
    And both door handle straps

    Any advice would be gratefully received


    • Hi Darren,
      We have the thermostat housing for £20. The door handle straps £5 each, the cards Jerry has to check that we have a pair with no speaker holes in. I can get back to you with prices for the door cards and the postage, tomorrow, if you are interested.
      All the best Emma.

  9. Hi do you have any headlights cheers Alan

  10. Where can I get reasonably priced new shocks and coil springs for my hijet van

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