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

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Great to finally meet you Chuck at Old Bar, and thanks for filling me in with all the other aspects of this resto you haven't had time to post.

    You are so close now, you must almost be able to taste it! ;)
     
  2. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Pushed the kombis out of the driveway for the squeeze to get it out of the garage for the blueslip inspection.
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    Pat gets to take it for the first drive, on the road after the 8 years that ive owned it an beyond.
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Got to the blue slip shop about 8klms down the road.
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    We were 1 hour an 20 mins late and the guy was shut early for the long weekend.
    Oh well, nearly made it to old bar. Back in the garage now to finish off a few small things. 20170929_131301_resized.jpg
     
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  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Looks a treat.
    How does it drive?
    Motor good and strong?
     
  5. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Engine goes well its just stopping it thats the problem.

    Typical splitty.

    I am sure Pat will sort that out ..... Blue slip soon......
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I have that very same problem at this moment with a certain T3..... :confused:

    So it's not really a matter of "Typical splitty"...... can happen to even the best of them.;)
     
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  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Ah the issue with the brakes having low pressure on the front brakes. Using the csp kit the brake line go the other way around so Pats found out online last night an maybe the one i bought is for a disc brake kit. Brakes are sorted. Lines were around the wrong way
    Pat took off from the blue slip shop an the car did a little tyre screatch burn out, got up to speed quite quickly so i think ill be happy with it when its run in an need to put my foot down to pass someone. I only bought a 1776 size engine for long term use an didnt go for a bigger size one.
     
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  8. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Now the cars had its trial run out of the garage, Pats sorting out the things he,s not happy with and fine tune things for the blue slip.
    Wasnt happy with the drivers door gap an fitting so Pats cut the bottom of the A pillar open to realign the striker plate for the screws to go in.
    Also cut and rewelded the door hinge as it was previously rewelded an done poorly and caused fatigue on the hinge.
    Also had to trim back the new floor panels edge as it was not allowing the door bottom to close flat. Now it aligns up as good as we can get it, time to weld it back up and redress and paint again
    Around 3 days work to get the door right.
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    The door hinge is normally held in place with 3 pressed in pins you can see inside.
    These have a lot of open/closing pressure on them an tend to stress over time making the door drop hitting the dogleg when closing and not close the door smoothly without slamming it shut to lock closed.
     
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  9. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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  10. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Well Pats told me hes going to get back onto doing the finish off stuff for rego.......
    Look out Valla maybe well make it this year..
     
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  11. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    The devil is in the detail. At least it’s almost there. Well done Pat
     
  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    20180614_081309_resized-2.jpg 20180614_081243_resized-2.jpg So ive got this original German made model So72/2 Westfalia # 0059 made rock an roll seat sitting in the shed that came out of a 72 lhd car from the usa. Thought id have a go at rebuilding it an fitting it in the back for a bed with a cupboard on the side. 20180614_081152_resized-2.jpg
     
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  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice one Chuck !
    You could re-fix that Westy plate to anything .....:p
    Will this one make it to Old Bar this year ?
    (Looks like it needs a run down to the point :cool:)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Hi mark...fingers crossed.
    Pats made a hinge alignment jig template thing up off another splitty.
    Now he can see the correct angle for the hinge alignment. 20180630_183027.jpg
     
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    New A pillar bottom hinge plate with new threads cut in and primed ready to weld in

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    Heres a close up of the jig positioned on the bottom hinge.
    A few mm makes a big difference aligning up the door gaps especially after the previous damage and the amount of work Pats done to fix the drivers A pillar
    Welded in an door aligned alot better. Still needs a bit more work but at least the door closes nicely now. 20180703_104913.jpg

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  16. Syncro27

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    He is a clever bugger that Pat.

    And very fussy.

    Almost time for some sneaky rego..... (ie Historic rego) ;)
     
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    The rock an roll seats an cupboard is coming together . Batterns are glued into the roof ready for the 2mm ply ceiling panels.


    Slowy getting there



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    Made up a little table out of scrap wood to put in the car. Had a old kombi table leg sitting around an some wall brackets.

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    Pulled the cupboards out an disassembled them to put on the wood stain. 1 coat of rose wood an 3 coats of maple stain an flat lacquer.

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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    20180707_152055_resized.jpg Pat was working on the cargo doors alignment today. One screw was snapped off which he got that out and rethread it with a tap die tool. Two of the inner striker plates fell down the back of the B an C pillars when Pat undid the the screws. He had to cut open the back an use a magnet an wire hook to get them back.
    Sux when you have to re weld back up a previous repair due to some like this
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    With lots of smacking the hinges an door with hammer an blocks of wood the doors shut nicely now. The rear cargo door had previous repairs to suit another car, so on the bottom the doors at maximum setup. Pat thinks that we can take the door off an bend the curve back into place

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  19. Grantus

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    Any rego....is way better than no rego......;)
     
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  20. Syncro27

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    Those doors look great!

    I would be happy with that....
     

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