Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by TRAKKA, May 9, 2017.
Don't think so. We haven't been involved with parts for the T2's for a verrrry long time.
Ok, I'll take over this thread for a while and post the rebuild/restoration of this beast.
It was bought in Hope Island, QLD and then delivered down to Trakka HQ in Sydney.
It was stripped internally there and freighted back up to me on Palmers Island in the northern rivers.
It was a journey of flats, floods and fire but the trusty T3 double cab hauled ass.
Naturally, it had to be stripped bare.
First time in 40 years.
Started this process late Jan 2019.
I took it outside to pressure clean and surprisingly, the old paint just blasted off.
Not seen that happen before, no cohesion between the top coat and the undercoat.
So, every bit of topcoat had to go.
Almost started to look like it was in undercoat ready to paint.
Yeah right, I dreaming.
Nor have I Grazza. Thanks for the pics.
Doors blasted, back on the hoist and out with the motor and box.
The motor runs sweet so only took it out to pull it apart, clean, paint and make it look pretty again.
The kombi is fitted with a Doyalson air cleaner, probably known only to those of us born somewhere near the middle of the last century.
Hence the strange pipes on the carbies.
Rust, rust, rust and more rust.
Bit of a theme happening.
Or is it just Gold Coast chrome?
Ah yes, ''love the smell of burning bog in the morning'' to quote a saying similar to that in the movie Good Morning Vietnam.
Engine out, gearbox removed, on the engine stand, stripped and outside to be pressure cleaned
All the tinware, brackets, exhaust etc pressure cleaned, 2 pac undercoated and 2 pac glossed.
Now for some body work.
The front skin had to come off.
It was rusty and there is always worse behind.
In the earlier pics, the front looked almost usable, not too rusty.
This is what is really behind all those kombis out there with bogged up rust.
Yep, serious rust everywhere, but I like a challenge.
Inch thick bog forming the bottom pillar.
Let the pics do the talking.
An old aerial hole in the roof to be filled.
Roof rust under where the pop top sits.
The old 240v inlet hole.
They are now put in a more convenient location on the right hand side.
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