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New Owner of a 1993 Daihatsu Hijet Super Deluxe

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by stitch007, Feb 17, 2020.

  1. stitch007

    stitch007 New Member

    Hello everybody,

    I just purchased a 1993 Daihatsu Hijet Super Deluxe pickup. Unfortunately, I am "computer challenged."
    My VIN # begins with S82. I have absolutely no idea why the font of the numeral 2 is smaller that the 8 that precedes it.

    Nevertheless, I am interested in asking a number of very simple questions about my vehicle:
    1. Where would I purchase a Daihatsu Hijet Owner's Manual in English?
    It does not have to be a genuine Daihatsu factory Owner's Manual.
    2. Where would I purchase a Daihatsu Hijet Workshop Manual in English?
    It does not have to be a genuine Daihatsu factory Workshop Manual.
    3. Where do you recommend I purchase a N.O.S. Daihatsu rear bumper?
    I realize a rear bumper is not supplied as a factory item on a Daihatsu Hijet pickup.
    4. What brake fluid Dot _?_ number is OEM on a 1993 S-82 Daihatsu Hijet?
    5. What are the recommended front and rear tire pressures of the following two choices?
    Unladen (nothing on the rear pickup bed) _____P.S.I.
    Laden: (what load in pounds___ is considered to be laden _____P.S.I.
    6. What Budge car cover size (Wal-Mart) is the ideal fit on a 1993 Daihatsu Hijet pickup?
    7. What is the longest distance anyone has driven their kei pickup or van in one day?
    8. On a long drive in my 1993 Daihatsu Hijet S-82 pickup, without straining the engine,
    what is a sensible average speed in miles per hour?

    9. Is a quality aftermarket slide-in camper available or an aftermarket shell-topper available in the USA?
    10. My email address is:
    11. I would enjoy hearing from other Daihatsu Hijet pickup and van owners and other fellow
    kei truck owners.

    Great thanks for everything.


  2. MichTrucks

    MichTrucks Moderator Staff Member

    Howard, Feel free to call with your questions. 734-904-8190 this is my call screening number...it then goes straight to us.
  3. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Welcome Howard(Stitch),
    Congrats, on your purchase! My 89 Daihatsu hi jet takes dot 4 brake fluid. If you look on top the cap, it should say. What size tires and wheels do yo have on yours? Don't worry about being computer challenged, heck we all are, just some of us more than others! Good Luck,
  4. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    1. The S80 series was exported to Britain, in slightly different trim, but most of the information would be relatable. The English manuals show up on eBayUK fairly often.
    2. English language manuals for JDM versions are pretty limited. The only one I found for my S110, is the one translated by Danko, and it is ok, but not great.
    3. Not sure you can find a Daihatsu bumper for the S82. The JDM didn’t require one, so there weren’t any. Again since it was exported, and produced all over the world, you might find a bumper for an Australian, or European version. Not sure if the Piaggio Porter, an S80 series manufactured under license in Italy had rear bumpers.
    4. I think DOT4, my manuals are over in my buddies garage where we’ve been working on my truck. Like Limestone said, it should be on the cap.
    5. Tire pressure is printed on the tire. The laden weight is 350-kg, or 770-lbs. But that was driven by a maximum road legal GVW in the Kei Class, and the Left hand drive, Daihatsu Offroad Version imported into the US was factory rated to carry a load of 1000-lbs at speeds below 20-mph.
    6. Car Cover, the truck is about 13-feet long, just about 4.5 wide, and about 75-inches tall.
    7. Not sure, I’ve driven mine about fifty or sixty offroad. There was a guy from Canada who went from BC to Toronto and back in his. Not sure how far he made it in a day.
    8. Depending on the load, which tires, and what axle ratio is installed it will vary. Should be able to handle 60 or so without undue stress. I think the S82, was equipped with an EF 660-cc engine as opposed to the EB 550-cc engine that the S80 and S81 had, so it should cruise along pretty well if you din’t load it up too much.
    9. I have’s seen a standard production cap, or slide in made routinely for the little trucks. You might be able to convince one of the manufacturers of the aluminum skinned shells to make you one though, if you have one close to you. And, there was a guy from Washington online a while ago, who was offering to build shells for the tiny trucks out of plywood.
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    Welcome aboard.
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  5. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    Great info! Thanks!
  6. 1995 for sale near me for $4,000. The top was originally made for the ACTY according to the seller.

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  7. Jigs-n-fixtures

    Jigs-n-fixtures Well-Known Member

    That is a nice shell. If I were closer I’d be interested. I’m considering making one very similar to the one I posted out of door skins.

    I figure the construction would be similar to the doorskin kayaks, and row boats. And, I’ve done one of them. So, it wouldn’t be too difficult. Just have to find time in teh summer when its warm enough to do it.

    Might have to wait a few years until I retire, and am not spending my summers running all over a Forest the size of Maine. I’ve got Guard Stations that are a six hour drive one-way from my office.
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  8. That is some serious commuting. I'm tempted to go look at the truck just to take pics and see how it all ties in.
  9. Limestone

    Limestone Well-Known Member

    You gotta do that, and let us know. Pretty cool!

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