I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 31 May 2016, 11:30

daviemck2006 wrote:It's the best looking bmw I have seen for ages!
That's true :D

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Post by myglaren » 31 May 2016, 17:30

Is it real?
I thought someone had done a photoshop hatchet job on a Fiat Multipla.
With added ugliness.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by daviemck2006 » 31 May 2016, 17:55

It's the new multi3 by FIMW. It looks better than those 1/2 offroader 1/2 coupe rubbish!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 31 May 2016, 19:51

Couple of avant garde posts there Alasdair, I almost get the Fiat Multipla/BMW hybrid its grey and boxy, Hvans are sometimes grey and 99 times out of 100 Boxy, but should the trailer of the film "Fallen Eagle" have been on another thread/forum?

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by BenC5HDi » 31 May 2016, 21:32

I test drove a Multipla before we bought the Berlingo. Berlingo is nicer to drive despite not having the extra front seat and it has a less vile interior.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 12 Jun 2016, 17:40

Nice H Van called Olive at today's DS Rally at Little Horwood...

It was serving particularly good coffee too. I tested their decaff Latte.. Excellent :-D

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jul 2016, 17:41

Spotted by my daughter Robyn in Olney this weekend at the Olney Festival...

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She tells me it served an excellent toastie!

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Post by NewcastleFalcon » 07 Jul 2016, 17:17

CitroJim wrote:Spotted by my daughter Robyn in Olney this weekend at the Olney Festival...
She tells me it served an excellent toastie!
I like it when our silly little spotting games get picked up by a wider audience. Yes, my eldest on route for St Lucia, did mention she had spotted an H-Van at Gatwick Airport (Jamie Oliver's logoed up van I believe) and I regularly get reports of "Old Car" spotting.

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 07 Jul 2016, 17:24

Well, there are a couple of H Vans (and a few other French vehicles) in the recent file "The Man from U.N.C.L.E.".

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Re: I-Spy Citroen H Vans (aka HY/TUBE etc)

Post by CitroJim » 07 Jul 2016, 17:27

NewcastleFalcon wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Spotted by my daughter Robyn in Olney this weekend at the Olney Festival...
She tells me it served an excellent toastie!
I like it when our silly little spotting games get picked up by a wider audience. Yes, my eldest on route for St Lucia, did mention she had spotted an H-Van at Gatwick Airport (Jamie Oliver's logoed up van I believe) and I regularly get reports of "Old Car" spotting.
It's not silly at all Neil, it's good fun ;)

Both my daughters know of my deep love and affection for all things H Van :-D

Maybe one day they will buy me a real one to go with my models... [-o<

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 07 Jul 2016, 17:32

If they do, we shall have to get Team WFA to tweak it. ES9J engine (with air con fitted), HP20 gearbox, Activa suspension fitted and fully configured, decent size fuel tank (to allow for options), and comfortable camper facilities (with a proper mini corden bleu kitchen). Should be useful.

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Post by CitroJim » 07 Jul 2016, 18:16

Hell Razor5543 wrote:If they do, we shall have to get Team WFA to tweak it. ES9J engine (with air con fitted), HP20 gearbox, Activa suspension fitted and fully configured, decent size fuel tank (to allow for options), and comfortable camper facilities (with a proper mini corden bleu kitchen). Should be useful.
James, a perfect specification for me... My dream Citroen :-D Well done!

Kitchen must have an oven though :wink: Can't live without one and it must be a proper gas one...

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 07 Jul 2016, 18:25

Hence why I said "proper mini corden bleu kitchen". You might need to have a trailer attachment to allow for more than one person to benefit. You don't really want to have to take 2 vehicles on a road trip if you and your daughters want to head out yonder.

Might have to use camping gas for the oven, unless you can find locations where you can hook up to the gas network.

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Post by CitroJim » 07 Jul 2016, 18:32

Oh and James, it must have accommodation for a bike ;) That's always my second vehicle!

Never heard of a gas hook-up but that would be a brilliant idea... Need LPG on the van though to keep the fridge going... The only gas for a van is Calor Propane...

Propane has the advantage that the van can be used in the winter then.. Also it can run the blown air heating system..

This is turning into a very desirable H van now... Maybe we'll need a LWB one ;)

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Post by Hell Razor5543 » 07 Jul 2016, 18:44

With a drive duplication system (and duplicate instrument system), so that the trailer can have a synchronised engine and gearbox system (not unlike when there are multiple locomotives hauling a heavy load). The trailer will also have secure storage for at least 3 bicycles (so both daughters can bring theirs, or you can go off mountaineering on the TDF!).

Erm, look what I found on e-bay! Pictures 3 and 4 looks interesting!;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-HY-H- ... SwuzRXd5mM

This one might need a little work though!;

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Citroen-HY-Va ... SwGjpXTBXq