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  • Nick's picture

    Hi, I've just bought a 1978 Blue Toyota HiAce. I just wondered if anyone else had one and what they thought about it.

    Aug 10, 2008
  • divingfirefighter's picture

    Under powered and as mines coachbuilt and heavy ... very thirsty... worthwhile getting a gas conversion.. Very Hard to get body parts although mechanicals for 12R engine easy to get

    Oct 27, 2009
  • Dave's picture

    if anybody knows where i could get hold of a drivers side door for my van would be very grateful thanks

    Apr 17, 2010
  • Andy72's picture

    I would also like what it's like to own an early hiace camper, I'm just in the process of cosidering buying a 1975 camper. What is the spares avilabililty like?

    Jul 30, 2010
  • debra perlas's picture

    Hi Nick. I have also bought a Toyota Hi ace 1978 (like a compervan) that has stove, fridge inside. I wonder if Toyota came up with a campervan in 1978 and if these accessories (stove,fridge,etc) were factoy-built or just improvised.
    Hope to hear from you.


    Dec 09, 2014
  • Anonymous's picture

    Hi there i bought a Hiace to and i am coverting it into a campervan, but at the moment i'm only rstoring te vehicle.

    Aug 22, 2008
  • Anonymous's picture

    You are a liar! The van could not manage more that 55 mph and that was downhill the van slowed right to 25mph on the motorway on the way home when going uphill - it was backfiring and cutting out! We are not at all pleased with your representation of the vans reliability after you said you had driven it over the snake pass earlier that day without any problems!

    Sep 15, 2008
  • Anonymous's picture

    i need brake cylinders for my toyta hiace 1976 and 2 doors can any one help or were do i get the parts tryed dealers and thay need chasey number i have only no the one on the door do any one no were thr number is thanks

    Feb 09, 2009
  • glynn's picture

    hi,just bought a 74,when you open the engine cover, there is a chassis number stamped at the back on the body. don't know if that helps!

    Jul 31, 2009
  • divingfirefighter's picture

    The hiace in uk had the same cylinders from early 70s to 79 even the front were drums .. Only very few had front discs..

    Should be no problem .. you can even get them on E bay .. Hi lux of same age has the same cylinders.

    Or go to toyota get the part number then try the local parts supplier

    Oct 27, 2009


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