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PostSubject: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:14 am

Hi there!

here's what I've seen today at the fuel station I usually go to:



(sorry the picture quality, it was taken with my cell Embarassed )

hope you enjoy it! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:04 pm

Is that










sunshine !!!!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:36 pm

Wonder if it was the model with the lexus 4.0 in.
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:43 am

maximus wrote:
Wonder if it was the model with the lexus 4.0 in.

an ambulAce with the Lexus 4.0 in it would be something! Laughing
but the thing that catched my attention was the engine sound it was making, you could clearly see that the 2.4 diesel engine have seen better days! Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Fri Jul 31, 2009 2:55 pm

maximus wrote:
Wonder if it was the model with the lexus 4.0 in.
We can only dream of a V8 hiace.. Toyota never made them so if you want one it's lots of work but not impossible.
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:33 pm

They did. The Japanese spec ambulance had the V8.
The one pictured at the top of the thread Looks like euro spec judging by the headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:28 pm



This is a peruvian Ambulance
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:53 am

alfazar wrote:
They did. The Japanese spec ambulance had the V8.
The one pictured at the top of the thread Looks like euro spec judging by the headlights.

are you serious about the Japanese ambulance? V8? Damn! Twisted Evil

the pictured one above is indeed the euro spec, nothing truly worth mentioning despite the fact of being an Ace Wink
btw, I saw this Ace again a few days later and I've chat a bit with the daily driver, accordingly to him, since he's driving it the odometer as ended twice!! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:22 pm

this video says its a lexus v8 in a hiace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdsjvdfM0DA

and a 4.0 v8 (1UZ engine)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWBXmq02q7M
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:03 am

As want33s said, it is possible to fit a Lexus V8 in a hiace, besides those videos Admin posted there are also photos like these that prove it:





but they are all engine swaps!

that's why I was so amazed when alfazar said that the japanese spec ambulance had the V8.
So I googled it and after a bit of research (Damn, it really exists!!) I've found some info about that "mysterious" ambulance here: 1UZFE into a 95' Hiace supercustom

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The 1UZ-fe powered Toyota Ambulances were a special body which is Extra long wheel base and extra high roof. It runs a 1UZ-fe V8 with cast iron exhuast manifolds and a different throttle body, and the oil filter is in a different position...Also it has the Rear sump which is hard to find at the best of times. The Ambulance sets the motor back into the cargo area so this also makes things a bite easier.

BUT!

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before you all run off to ya local toyota dealer to find out about these V8 ambos... dont get too excited!!

they were all converted ex factory (by toyota technocraft, who TRD are part of) so they dont exsist on the EPC.
however there is info on them, which we have/had and im in the process of trying to refind!

So in the end they were also engine swaps! lol

anyway, Alafazar do you have any other type of info about these 1UZ-FE powered Toyota Hiace Ambulances? I think I'm not the only one curious here.. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:51 am

Great Photos Fabio...

If you find anything else I love a good V8 Smile
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Mon Aug 03, 2009 4:16 am

Thanks! Wink

As soon as I have some time I'll create a post, with some more info and photos about these 1UZ-FE V8 Hiace's!
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:09 pm

Fabio, I think I remember reading about the ambulance V8 somewhere on www.lextreme.com. It's a cool site for 1UZ info.
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:09 am

alfazar wrote:
Fabio, I think I remember reading about the ambulance V8 somewhere on www.lextreme.com. It's a cool site for 1UZ info.

Great site and info, If I find anything useful I'll let you know... Wink
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:18 am

Hi People heres my van http://www.cardomain.com/ride/686958

Hiace meat wagons have 4000cc Lexus engines..Plus the body is wider for a 1994 model V8 Hiace..The window screens to dont interchange..

with a V8 Hiace between end of the dash and the door you can fit a closed fist..which you carnt with a std Hiace..

Hence a V8 Hiace is approx 9 inchs wider over all plus they have a big fiberglass boat roof, so the asains can stand up inside..which makes sence..

Sorry I call them boat roofs , but hey thats what they look like..
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:19 am

Hi People heres my van http://www.cardomain.com/ride/686958

Hiace meat wagons have 4000cc Lexus engines..Plus the body is wider for a 1994 model V8 Hiace..The window screens to dont interchange..

with a V8 Hiace between end of the dash and the door you can fit a closed fist..which you carnt with a std Hiace..

Hence a V8 Hiace is approx 9 inchs wider over all plus they have a big fiberglass boat roof, so the asains can stand up inside..which makes sence..

Sorry I call them boat roofs , but hey thats what they look like..
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:34 am

Well mates, are you ready to have an heart attack, cause I've had one!!

take a look at what I've found! (admin, forget the earlier pictures, the next ones, are the reaalllly the great ones!!!)

After a lot of research, the almighty AmbulACE!



















DAMN!!



here's the link with all the specs! Badass ambulACE

I can't even put in words, I'm blown away! I've found it! Now I want one!! Twisted Evil

(thank you Alfazar and Maximus for making me curious about it!)
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Fri Aug 07, 2009 5:30 am

driveby check out japan partner they have one for sale with only 1 km on the clock.
Shocked cheers
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:20 pm

I was going to ask if you had been crawling around on the floor under it.. Far to geeky !
What a good find.. 10 / 10
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:22 am

I'm desperately looking for one now Twisted Evil

I will have one Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: spotted an ambulance Hiace!   Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:37 am

Damn I'll have one as well. Smile
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