We were contacted last week by our friends at G Force Wheels in Middlesbrough to sort out their cool Toyota Hi Ace van. It’s an old-school 1980’s Toyota HiAce that’s been restored by them for general deliveries and running about. It’s in great shape, especially considering it’s age and the fact that most Toyota commercial vehicles suffer an awful lot of wear and tear. This one seems to have escaped being used by a builder or roofer and is pretty rust free. However, the same couldn’t be said for the Toyota HiAce exhaust system.

At some point, someone had decided it would be quite cool to have a twin outlet exhaust system on the van. No problem there, except that their attempts were pretty dreadful. G Force inherited the previous owner’s efforts, so brought the HiAce across for the exhaust to be completely overhauled.

Pretty grim previous HiAce exhaust attempt
Pretty grim previous HiAce exhaust attempt

Martin got busy with the plasma cutters and removed the corroded attempts. Quite how this HiAce managed to breathe out at all was a mystery. It took a few hours of work, but Martin used our Mig welders and Pearson pipe bending tools to create a brand new system that should help the classic HiAce for many years yet.

Toyota HiAce exhaust with twin outlets
Martin’s new twin outlet Toyota HiAce exhaust

Martin’s favourite thing on the Hi Ace? The column change gearshift, something that Toyota dropped from their commercial vehicles a good few years ago now. Have you got an old or unusual vehicle you need an exhaust system for? Drop us a line, we love working out solutions to unusual exhaust problems!

The G Force HiAce van, pretty cool 1980's Toyota
The G Force HiAce van, pretty cool 1980’s Toyota
New twing outlet tail pipes
New twing outlet tail pipes