1976 DC Resto

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

  1. gordo 77DC

    gordo 77DC Active Member

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    ....and the venetians in already?? - nah it's just the roller door :p
     
  2. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Lol. Nahhh ... Venetians still in a box in the shed.
     
  3. gordo 77DC

    gordo 77DC Active Member

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    What's going on OSF?
    The resto shop guys are back at work, - the kids are at school...

    My 6 pack offer was meant to say Finished mid to late summer...:p:p
     
  4. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    There have been a few delays. With less than a month of Summer to go, I'm now aiming for early to mid to late Autumn.
     
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  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Quality result, takes the time it takes......... ;)

    Rather enjoy the quality ride, than the rushed “almost”.
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  7. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Ha .... So true!
     
  8. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    BlazeCut turned up today.
    Got the 4m as I was unable to get the 3m. The box it came in is 430mm x 430mm so I'm confident I'll be able to get it in. Might be a bit of fiddling around though.
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi OSF,
    Bet you're happy:). Just thread it around once or twice with practice engine area mapped out. That be helping the decision making:rolleyes:. M or S pattern? Do you like what the words on the box says?
    Cheers
     
  10. pof

    pof Member

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    Hi OSF - could you please let me know details of supplier and cost?
     
  11. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    pof ,have you installed the correct fuel lines ,not the old type which are prone to leaking , fraying or swelling .if not , i suggest you do your homework first and read up about what is and is not suitable for todays type of fuel , what used to be ok is not always ok for today,s fuel, i would suggest that, if you have not already done it ,switch over to fuel injection hose which has a higher pressure rating and is suitable for today,s fuels . Prevention is better than the cure.
    Cheers Chris.

    MY APOLOGIES POF, I SHOULD HAVE DIRECTED THIS CONVERSATION TO OSF.
     
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  12. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Deering Autronics in WA.
    https://www.deering.com.au/product/blazecut-3m-auto-fire-suppression-system/

    Ordered a 3m one online and paid for via PayPal. They subsequently called me and advised they had no 3m in stock, but would do a 4m for the same price. I then also ended up having to pay via CC over the phone as there was some issue with PayPal.

    They were very easy to deal with however, processed my order immediately and posted it that evening. The postage was amazingly quick and I actually received it in Sydney the next day. Total cost including postage was $324.85.

    Probably better to just give them a call rather than order online if you are interested.

    Cheers
     
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  13. gordo 77DC

    gordo 77DC Active Member

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    had a thought OSF, if you can't fit 4 metres in the engine bay, - head it off towards the fuel tank.

    Use the 4 m to do both of that enclosed area.

    Regards
    Gordon
     
  14. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    2018?
     
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  15. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    YES ... Autumn 2018 for sure. No doubt about it at all.
    Or Winter or Summer or 2019 or 2010 or ....
     
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  16. OSF

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    Door Trim Moisture Dust Seals arrived from Australian Door Cards today.
    https://australiandoorcards.com.au/...w-inner-door-gaskets-trim-moisture-dust-seals
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    I like the quality of their door cards so I thought I'd give their plastic seals a go. They seem pretty good are reasonably thick and have cut outs where the holes are for the rubbers/clips that attach the door cards. At this point I think I'll modify them by putting a plastic flap on the inside just above the level of the door vent, to deflect any stray water back into the door. Not exactly sure how I'll do this but I'm currently thinking I might try a bit of contact adhesive (the stuff kids use on books) and fold it back on itself, leaving a 1" or so sticky edge I'll attach it with (i.e. this will give me a plastic flap of say 5" or 6" with a 1" sticky top edge I can attach it to the inside of the door seal with).

    Painted the inside of my door cards with Bitumen Rubber. Not sure if this overkill or not and it's certainly not the prettiest (not that anyone will see it), but I do know if any water does get in there it certainly won't go into the door card. I made sure I painted over the edge of the vinyl where it's attached so as any water getting in there won't get caught on the vinyl hem.
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    Not sure at this point if I'm going to put my door vents back in or not. I think they add to the look of the interior, but I'm just not sure they actually do all that much.
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    Questions:
    1) What do you use to attach the the plastic moisture seals to the door?
    2) Do you think I should cover up my door vents or not?

    Cheers
     
  17. Grantus

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    Depends on the the type of plastic they have supplied........ have you asked them what they recommend to bond their product to the door? :rolleyes:
     
  18. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Hell No! That would be way too simple.

    Email now sent.
     
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  19. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I don't think the vents do anything other than create another draught in your Kombi:(. Too many snowie trips in the 80's:p. Some like them tho'.
    Come on Autumn;).
    Cheers
    Sorta worked:rolleyes:
     
  20. Grantus

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    Funny! :D

    Do keep us all informed with the reply, for future info..;)
     

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