Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by TRAKKA, May 9, 2017.
Love your work.
I owned a lovely TRAKKA 4 years ago. Perfect original condition. Built to last
That's a nice Trakka, getting hard to get now.
Nice feature having opening front quarter windows.
Probably had the foot pump on the floor to supply water, pre 12v water pumps.
You could nearly smell me from there, or here.
Spent the day spraying fish oil everywhere from every angle.
Then the job of cleaning up the excess on the bodywork and the floor.
Absolutely imperative that kombis are fish oiled after welding rust and panel replacement.
If not, you just end up with more rust in a few years.
Awesome job Grazza. Look forward to seeing it all complete and on the road. Now I'm off to the shed to kick a squareback for a bit. Inspiration inspired!
Didn't catch a whiff of you @ all
Great work @Grazza7755 ! Very interesting to follow this journey! I know there's bog in my bus, but hopefully it's not as much as your one, especially in the structural parts!
I had to look at that first pic a couple of times .. My last house has the same driveway, same bricks and similar slope and outlook and a mate had his orange camper parked in the same location in the same state. (after his sump filled with fuel - the thing that gave it away was I didnt have green grass :lol:
Well, it has been 6 months since I updated this post.
As reported elsewhere on another post, the owner, Dave Berry of Trakka, died suddenly aged 66.
This knocked me for six and took the wind out of my sail.
The day of his funeral was the day he had arranged to be staying with me to see this finished project, my part of it anyway.
I was working under it on the hoist when my daughter rang through the sad news.
I was shattered.
The kombi was finished and has been in storage.
Dave's 3 amazing children have taken on the task of running Trakka and now are going to finish the fit out of this special 1977 Trakka Bronco that their father bought brand new.
I'll take it down next week to them.
Anyway, there are pics of the finishing stages that should be posted to complete the story.
Brand new bumpers primed and 2 pac painted
New bumper rubbers front and rear.
New quality taillight bases and lenses.
Dash pulled apart and painted.
Quality rubbers, but they are always a bugger.
I now cut the back off the front door rubbers to make them fit better.
Otherwise they make the door sit out too far and hard to close.
Motor and gearbox joined and then fitted as a unit.
Its first drive for a long time, down to the mighty Clarence River ( about 700 metres from my shed through our cane farm)
Loaded and taken into storage shed in town, as my sheds were full.
Next trip will be to Trakka headquarters in Sydney.
Do you know if they are going to get those really look 1970’s graphics put back on?
Not sure Barry, its their decision.
One school of thought is to restore the way it was, which would include the graphics.
Another is to highlight the materials that they currently use and to have it in a vintage Kombi Bronco.
The second way is what they did for my '79 Bronco and I love it.
It'll be a good looker either way.
Now looking forward to your new thread, with the latest acquisition - the T3 Trakka!
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