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1972 Westfalia Kombi

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Grazza7755, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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  2. letwig

    letwig New Member

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    All that in two months. Wow you don't mess about. Pity we didnt live closer, I would be rolling around my kombi for you to work on in a flash ;). Great job.
     
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  3. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Front and rear bumpers were rough and untidy.
    Budget restraints prevented new ones so a bit of TLC went into each.
    Had to make sections to repair rust holes.
    It came with a low light front and later rear, and is leaving with the same.



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  4. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Forgot before shots of the untidy rusty 16oo engine.
    Wasn't really part of the brief but couldn't bear to reinstall it the way it was.
    So, tinware off, pressure clean, sand, prime and 2 pac black.
    Engine mounts original. at a guess, so new ones installed






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  5. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Old cracked wheel repaired and painted 2 pac black.



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  6. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    New shockies and steering damper as they were all stuffed.
    Bolts and sleeves seized at both ends, but no match for an ozy torch to heat and release.

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  7. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    We put the glass in this morning except for new windscreen arriving next Wednesday.
    Put in engine and gearbox this afternoon.
    It's taking shape.
    By the way, I chose VW Lotus white as the final colour.

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  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic thread Graham! :)

    Thanks heaps for sharing........ a thoroughly enjoyable read.

    And only Lotus White, (no two tone ā€œVā€ on the front), even better! :D
     
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  9. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Looks sensational - the Owner should be extremely happy.

    Love the colour choice too - my 69 is the same colour.
     
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  10. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Old rims were too rusty to reuse so used some of my spares.
    Fresh silver paint and new 6 ply tyres.
    Still have a lot of fiddly things to do.
    Instrument cluster, glove box, front door assemblies, mirrors, front seats etc
    Next week for them.
    The missus is taking me away for a few days break tomorrow.
    I get a year older this week.
    A newish rum distillery north of us in NSW.
    Cheers








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  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Happy Birthday Graham & thanks so much for sharing what you do to save these buses:D.
    Have a great weekend;). I have resource around nacelle/instrument cluster stuff if needed.
    She looks fantastic:).
    Cheers
     
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  12. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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  13. DrowningBitByBit

    DrowningBitByBit Active Member

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    Wow, that's incredible!
    I'd read the first few posts a day or two ago, came back to see where it is now and thought I'd got the wrong thread... surely that can't be the same bus? Well, blow me down with a feather, I'm impressed!
     
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  14. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    '72 model chassis number 2086919

    992651 = Pastel White Westfalia Dark Beige Leatherette
    P32 = Additional Tent
    106 = Special cloth interior (?)
    518 = Reinforced Hole in the roof (Westfalia)

    51 2 7453 = Manufactured 51st week of 1971 2nd day number 7453 off the line
    TE = European Tourist Delivery (same as mine)
    2349 = Kombi, RHD, Campmobile
    11 = 1600 engine, manual transmission

    Or there abouts!
     
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  15. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Well OK, thanks Wirrah.
    I'll pass this on to the owner for the record.
    Ta.
     
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  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    @Grazza7755 does this for so many buses. If you've got a bus that needs some love send it to Grazza.
    Hey Grazza ...do you do any rust proofing on all that new metal that you put in?
    Love your work:).
    Cheers
     
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  17. Grazza7755

    Grazza7755 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sure do.
    Just forgot to mention it.
    I spent hours fishoiling it from every direction on the hoist.
    I blast it in every hole until it is running out from somewhere else.
    All grommets come out first and then replaced.
    All around the roof inside whilst hoodlining is out.
    There are 4 grommets on the inside of the rear wheel guards that provide access to area between the inner and outer rear guard.
    This is a common area where rust occurs.
    The whole process is thing that I strangely enjoy even though one ends up covered with fish oil spray and smelly.
    I guess it relays to me that the whole job is nearing an end after all the welding, rubbing and spraying.
    Cheers
     
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  18. DrowningBitByBit

    DrowningBitByBit Active Member

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    I've just looked up where Palmers Island NSW is for that very reason! And it's only a couple of hours south of us on the Goldie, so when the time comes for a spruce up, that'll be the go!
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    To find some shiny metal must have be cause for celebration :D

    Would have been nice to see the original style lowlight indicators back on ..... just my observation and opinion after the outstanding work you've done :)
     
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  20. SunnyJim

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    Thanks for posting grazza, really enjoyed this
     

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