Toyota Hiace Rio 1980 Apr 26, 2016 16:54:07 GMT
Post by graham on Apr 26, 2016 16:54:07 GMT
I bought this Toyota Hiace - Rio conversion camper - last June. Structurally it looked OK but the roof canvas was obviously in need of
replacement as well as rust along the roof and gutters, only 2 hinges
holding the roof, and the roof coming away from the side panel along the
hinge line. With some temporary repairs we enjoyed trips camping in
the Lakes and Wales as well as a visit to Aberdeenshire. Back in
Gloucestershire, its had some major roof repairs through the winter and
I'm about to fit a made-to-measure canvas roof in a week or so. The
first order has been returned - they cut it all too small so it couldn't
fit. Inside the cupboards are useable but are someone's bodge job with chipboard - fragmenting at the edges - and odd hinges that look like they come from old cheap kitchen units - I'll mend for this year's fun and replace, maybe, next winter.
Then last week, a rear wheel that has not been off since I've owned it, came loose. I've lost a few wheel nuts, the hub cover and the holes in the wheel are enlarged, so I need to replace the wheel.
I'm not making much progress trying to find a replacement, so if anyone could tell me what other vehicles use the same wheels, I'd be very grateful. I'd be quite happy to change all the alloy wheels to steel ones with old fashioned domed hub-caps, but I'd need to know which wheels were compatible. I'd also like to get hold of a rear bumper, where again it might be possible to fit one from some other model, if only I knew what might be the right sort of size.
This is the van with welded roof sections inserted, wider gutters so they're not blocked by the pop-top rubbers. I don't like the stickers, but they are not a priority and might be hiding something!