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    1985 Hiace Dormobile
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  1. Hello people, First off, my sympathise to my fellow old Hiace owners looking for parts! I have felt your pain. I did find a site that have all sorts of stuff. Maybe have a look there So! I have a beautiful 1985 Hiace II Dormobile camper, I love it! The thing is, it is one of the 2 litre petrol engine ones, and it DRINKS fuel. Ideally I'd love to convert her into an EV but the cost of that is putting me off. I am wondering if anyone has any experience of converting one of these to diesel. Specifically I am wondering about installing a relatively modern engine in her, or at least, more modern and efficient than 1985! So I am wondering about engines, transmissions and such, she's a rear wheel drive and has 5 speed column shift. 4 forward ones and one reverse. Any pointers would be greatly appreciated! Best Wishes Conor
  2. Hi Neil, Many thanks for the encouragement and info! Much appreciated! Conor
  3. Hey guys, I recently bought a beautiful 1985 Hiace Camper. It's a 2litre petrol, column shift. It has a pop up roof and is in really good condition for it's age. I'm pretty new to all this stuff and I am currently trying to get it certified as road worthy. I just had a job done on the exhaust although the guy tells me I may need to replace the "middle pipe" My big issue is trying to find parts etc. Most pressing are the plastic rollers for the middle sliding door! My problem here is my inexperience and the fact that I am not even sure of the names of the parts! My friend told me there's such a thing as a "fiche" which has exploded diagrams featuring all the relevant parts and the serial numbers. I'd love to be a member of your forum community and I'd really appreciate any help or info I can glean from your forums. All the best Thanks Conor
  4. Hello good people, New member here, just bought a 1985 Hiace Dormobile today! I also drive a 03 Yaris (rock solid!) Thought this would be a good spot to maybe get some info on parts suppliers and stories in general. Any hints or tips would be gratefully received! Mine has the 4 speed 2.2l Petrol engine, I would prefer to get a 5 speed TDI in there, anyone have any experience with this kind of thing? I also need to replace the nylon rollers in the side door asap, where do you guys go for parts? Thanks in advance!