1976 DC Resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by OSF, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Poptop

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  2. Poptop

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    Hi OSF

    This might answer some of the questions regarding Busware. The tornneau bow is 62 inches.

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  3. OSF

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    Tonneau looks good. I'm keen to order mine but currently holding off till I can confirm finances.
     
  4. Wayne murray

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    Tom at Busware will sort you out when you are ready for you canopy cover .Fixed me up nicely with one. Help out with GST logistics
     
  5. Poptop

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    Hi Euan
    What colour are you thinking for a cover?
    Wayne what colour did you end up doing?
    Think my colour is linen and works will with interior.
     
  6. OSF

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    It's a toss up between Linen and Black, but I think I'm going to go with the Black. I'll make the final decision however when my painting is finished.

    I want to get a Canopy with a matching Side Awning, but at around $3k I don't think my budget is going to stretch that far just now. As such I'll probably keep the hoops off and just order a Tonneau to start with. The Busware Tonneau delivered is now around $1455.
     
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  7. Poptop

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    Hi Euan

    Price Scared me when I got mine. Fitted like a glove. It's worth it! IMO better look than stock covers.

    Is that grey upholstery a TMI one?
     
  8. Wayne murray

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    Mine is the same Poptop linen colour for the Canopy.
    Would you still just get the canopy,instead of both then you will be up for $4500 instead of 2500 or 3000 just for the canopy.
     
  9. Poptop

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    Wayne what's your interior colour, not that I have one but I'm working out the SC details!!!
     
  10. Wayne murray

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    Are you talking about the colour of my DC colour interior or my Sc ute interior colour?
     
  11. Poptop

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    Either or, I'm interested in red or grey interior in a commercial VW, hence torneau colour. Rims will be some sort of black. Vehicle colour most likely white!
     
  12. Wayne murray

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    My Dc colour interior is Tan and the SC interior colour is lime green.
     
  13. OSF

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    Grey upholstery is a pic from Volkstrim.
     
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  14. OSF

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    Ultimately I'd like to have both the Tonneau and the Canopy so I could have two different options/looks. The Tonneau would be most practical for every day use and I'd then put the hoops and Canopy on to go away. If I can only have one then it would be the Canopy, but the Tonneau is probably only what I can afford now.
     
  15. Grantus

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    You still have a budget? o_O
     
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  16. OSF

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    Budget .... Hmmmmm, now there's an interesting word.
    Arhhhhhhhhh ..... Technically.... Mmmmmm....... Yeahhhhhhhh/ NO!

    Please don't tell my wife.


    Lovely day today though wasn't it. Did anyone get out. Thought it was going to rain but it didn't. Hmmm. Ok. Gotta go. See ya bye.
     
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  17. Poptop

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    This colour is Spa.

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  18. OSF

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    As per usual the process of me making a decision and getting to my choice of Black for the Tonneau and/or Canopy wasn't a simple one without first researching my options. I went through the Sunbrella colour range online at the Outdoor Fabrics Website and then ordered 14 different samples ranging from Natural to Black. The samples were free outside of the US, but I had to pay for postage (about $25 or something).

    https://www.outdoorfabrics.com/ProductCatalogue.aspx?cid=23

    Here's the samples I selected from Outdoor Fabrics.
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    And here's a pic (SC version) of the Side Awning I'd like to get with the Canopy from Busware.
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    Just look at the smiles on the faces of these guys. How could you not be happy with something like this!
     
  19. Grantus

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    Another $25 out of the Kombi build budget, when you already know Black is what you want, to look the part, so it will not clash with ANY body colour chosen. o_O
     
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  20. David H

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    My OSF,
    Your decision process is VERY interesting to me. I'll explain why in person one day. I've watched you sit on so many 'razor blades' of decision with your project & I guess you will keep that up. Must be tiring....all that indecision... this one....that one.....the other one..? I know the members here are very supportive of you & just want to help you get the outcome you want. Me too & the best of luck. Random.... me... I chose that one there!;)
    I'm sure you know a 'camel is a horse designed by a committee'.:rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
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