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62 pmg panel

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Well now i have sold off the 73 sunroof bus.Its time to start work on my 62 split panel.
    Ill up load some pics of it an show progress pics when i can.
    This one will be a slower resto than i usually do as im also building at home.
    I bought this car was at terry hills in sydney when i won a engine cover for my ute on ebay.
    I was chatting to the guy about parts that im after a said "im after an good engine hatch as well".He told me his mate up the road could have one. a phone call was made an he said "ill take you up there".
    driving down this dirt track when all of a sudden there was old cars every were.
    He took me around the back of some shipping containers to get some engine covers to look at.There was the splitty sitting under a tree full of vw panels.
    He pulled out a few panels for me to look at ,but i was more interested in the splitty.
    I asked him what was he going to do with it. "well we are going to put it on ebay tonight" he said. I asked a few more questions about it an said 'does this thing go!' he said" hang on a minute an ill get the keys an some petrol."
    A little petrol was tipped down the carby,battery hooked up.She fired up first go.
    He drove me around the farm showing me other cars he had an stuff.
    I asked him how much, the deal was done right there.
    So here my splitty......
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  2. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    heres she is....
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  3. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    It was a pmg van originally.Then used by a company called pollytech international which makes an sells paper cup an plates etc. as seen by the company logos on the doors.

    more pics
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    seeing it was a technicians van their is a pocket on the ceiling air vent to put the work job cards into.
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  4. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Nice stumble across 77
     
  5. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Your a sucker for punishment Chuck.

    Hows the SC?
     
  6. dbs

    dbs Member

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    nice,... looking forward to seeing more on this one.
    ;)
     
  7. baykruzer

    baykruzer Member

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    thats a great looking bus 77
     
  8. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    62 splitty panel 028 (3).JPG yeah i no jonno, no kids, no wife, no morgage, no bad habits but kombis to spend my money on. I dont think im too crazy.Surfing an kombi,s go hand in hand in my book. When the surfs no good i play with my toys(kombi,s) .
    I like watching them come back together an learning new stuff.
    Not buying them ready to go. Thats the fun part, putting your individual thing into them.So for me my next project had to be the splitty.
    Ive bought Steves vw ute which is a driver to use whilst restoring others.
    The first picture shows the inside showing the door frame welded into the car for windows.
    62 splitty panel 036 (2).JPG

    original front seat frame included.
    62 splitty panel 036.JPG

    big powerful 1200cc engine..
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    Polyend international door logos.
     
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  9. whipps

    whipps New Member

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    Ha. sounds like we have a lot in common mate. Nice find, looks a good project. will follow this closely. Dont be shy with the photo's.

    whipps.
     
  10. jon ward

    jon ward Active Member

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    Steve's ute is awesome Chuck, good purchase.
     
  11. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember when you drove Blue Bus for the whole of 50 feet you would be hooked:lol:

    Great to see that you now have your own to play with.:D

    What are your plans rat or full resto?
     
  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    yeah it all your fault lorraine. hehehe..
    Ive looked around at a few others for sale. It had to be pre 62 with the small rear window .
    Im looking at leaving it in red oxid paint until it gets a new paint jo
    Do up he inside with a good motor , irs, an disc brakes with stock rims an hubcaps.A good driver.

    I have a colour in mind if i do repaint it later on .It is a 60,s vw colour that you wont see around on other panels like the old pmg red resprays.
    Got to stick to a budget this time. They tend to blow out.
    I couldnt resist steves ute jonno, ive always admired it. Ill sell the ute onto you when im finished the splitty.Start saving.....
    more pics

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  13. dakresto

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    No Kids, no Wife , no Morgage ? I feel like crap for some reason:umm:
     
  14. jon ward

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    I know the original buy price remember Chuck :lol:


    I will seriously start saving......next week
     
  15. davidp.

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    Hi Chuck,
    Great find......I've heard of the mythical elephants' graveyard...sounds like you found one of those cars' graveyard that we all dream of stumbling across down a dirt road in the middle of nowhere.
    Have fun restoring it ..yeah...go the ratty look.
    Cheers,
    David
     
  16. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    :lol: Don't let your wife see this post or you're DEAD!:lol:
     
  17. Frank

    Frank Active Member

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    Hey Chuck,

    Your ideas for you panel sound great - looking forward to seeing the progress and end result.

    BTW - this dude has 17 wives and 84 kids ...also I don't think he has a Kombi :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_49-BeMBIQQ
     
  18. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Hey lorraine,
    i have never married, no body wants me...lol.
    Must be that i dont spend enough time chasing them, and to busy doing my own thing.
     
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  19. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Well started off cutting the lower front panels off to reveal clean metal again
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  20. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    62 splitty panel 003 (4).JPG 62splittypanel001-1.jpg
    Dropping out the front end the front end and putting it on car stands to allow removal of the front beam
     
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