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Old 07-30-2018, 02:15 AM   #11 (permalink)
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how did you fill in the spokes? I have similar wheels, and those still look good, so I wouldn't mind knowing how it's done.

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3 years late, but I've been working on improving the aerodynamics of my hiace van, the starting point of my van is worse than a townace, the radiator is tucked up under the van in front of the engine, which is under the front seats
So, did you get a widebody HiAce?

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how did you fill in the spokes? I have similar wheels, and those still look good, so I wouldn't mind knowing how it's done.
This is a five year old thread that has been bumped, might want to PM or email the original thread opener.

My guess is coorplast and zip ties like everyone else, but that's just a guess.

I'm trying to figure out the Hiace's drive-train layout, as I've never seen one before.

Please post some picture of the Hiace in question Aklbob.

Toyota Malaysia - Hiace



https://www.jarvistoyota.com.au/new-cars/models/hiace/


The under-body seems to be busier than most.

https://www.nihonshaland.com/japanes...ong_25610.html


Okay, think I found what I was looking for.

https://autoparts.beforward.jp/detai...Assy/PAS00155/




https://www.beforward.jp/toyota/hiac...713/id/926625/
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A belly pan on a HiAce is a scary thing. Cooling is already marginal on these things.

Not unless you add an airdam specifically meant to feed the radiator.
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A belly pan on a HiAce is a scary thing. Cooling is already marginal on these things.

Not unless you add an airdam specifically meant to feed the radiator.
The only time I ever looked under one of these,some blockhead had sprayed undercoating over the entire face of the radiator.Ouch!
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The only time I ever looked under one of these,some blockhead had sprayed undercoating over the entire face of the radiator.Ouch!
Now where's the LOL smiley when you need one?
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So, did you get a widebody HiAce?
It's a hiace truck lh80 chassis, made from 1988 to 1991, with a fiberglass rear body. The radiator is not in the direct flow of the airflow, so is heavily reliant on the fan, my idea was to capture more of the flow through the front grill, and scoop the underbody flow up to the radiator.
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My theory is the air going past the bumper underneath the van does not cool the radiator much, as it is online with the footwell at the front of the van. By mounting a belly pan, air coming through the front grill, or through the louvre vent underneath create a positive pressure in front of the radiator. The original design does have marginal cooling, relying on the engine driven fan a lot of the time, sapping several horsepower.
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I could make an airdam, but the belly pan is already on an angle to receive airflow.

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