Delica in Austria

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L300Austria
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Vehicle: Mitsubishi L300 C-Class Camper 1988
Location: Austria

Delica in Austria

Post by L300Austria » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:11 am

Hello everybody!

My name is Mathias, originally from Germany but since 2014 my Cuban wife, our two kids and myself have been living in beautiful Austria - much smaller but in some areas a bit similar to the mountainous parts of Canada.

In 2014 we didn't only move from Germany to Austria but also got us a tiny C-Class motorhome based on a Mitsubishi L300 Pickup truck built in 1988. The camper top was built by German company Tischer which today exclusively offers pickup cabins but back in the day also sold a few C-Class camper with fixed tops.

https://www.tischer-pickup.com/

That Mitsubishi L300 is what was sold in many parts of the world as the Delica II, from 1979 to 1986 as van/minibus and pickup and until 1994 as pickup only.

I've just had the original 2.5 litre 4D56 diesel engine and transmission replaced by an L400 (Delica IV/Space Gear) 4D56T Turbo engine with 87 instead of 69 horse power.

Now I want to have it fit with power steering but my Mitsubishi garage is having trouble finding parts that fit - although they usually know their stuff: it's an official Mitsubishi dealership but they also specialise in vintage Mitsubishis and rallye Mitsubishis.

I know that the L300/Delica II is still produced in the Philippines (with a newer engine) and - right hand drive - in Indonesia, still with the 4D56, and in both cases with power steering. So somewhere on this planet there must be parts that fit.

Do you have any idea how to get them?

Cheers

Mathias

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