72 lowie show/wedding car build

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by JoshG, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. JoshG

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    Hi Guys here is a few pics of my 72 Lowie that I have just started a resto/build of.

    Currently very early stages of strip down. in the next few weeks I plan on pulling the engine and transmission out, Removing all glass and the lowering it ready for it to go off to the body shop on the 1st of March.

    I will try and do regular updates

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  2. Barry

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    This should be fun to watch :)
     
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  3. Kick Kombi

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    Cool, looking forward to updates. I've also got a 72.
    Is that a 1700? I've got the original 1600 upright in mine.
    Good luck with the build
     
  4. JoshG

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    its a 2L. Before i put it in storage it used to really move along very well.
     
  5. Kick Kombi

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    Excellent. Just recently had my engine rebuilt, if it wasn't the original or to far gone I would of put a 2l in it. Great thing about the 72 no mods needed to fit.
     
  6. melissa

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    What colour?
     
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  7. JoshG

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    It will be a custom colour something like this
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    You would need to change the gearbox to effectively use the 2l engine.
    Otherwise some minor alterations essential.
     
  9. Wayne murray

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    Interesting to watch. Photos shown so far looks like the car doesn't look to bad,but it has been repainted which might be hiding a few things .Hope not. Windscreen looks like it has a bit of rust .
     
  10. TheYorkieBar

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    Welcome Josh!

    72's are coming out the wood work, I also have a 72 under going resto!

    John
     
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  11. JoshG

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    the panel beater and I have gone over it pretty extensively and it seems to be bog free. It is a very straight car overall other than the front end damage but he believes it's not to bad and that he is happy to straighten that out rather then replace the panel.

    Rust wise - under the windscreen, battery box and the cab floor is all there really is other than a few small surface rust spots.
     
  12. JoshG

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    Pulled the front beam out ready to have adjusters fitted and anew steering box. IMG_4200.jpg IMG_4202.jpg IMG_4203.jpg
     
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  13. JoshG

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    I have my new front beam back from Custom bugs and buses. Now with Adjusters and new balljoints etc. Should be like new in the front end once all back together.
    also purchased one of their reconditioned steering boxes.

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  14. JoshG

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    Have just booked the car in for interior in August. Will be getting trimmed by Eastside Kustoms. Very stoked to have got in with him as I have always wanted to have a car trimmed by them, and they get booked up ages in advance generally.
     
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    The little bit I can see of the underside of that Kombi looks pretty good - i.e. Lack of surface rust is pretty good start ;)
     
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  17. JoshG

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    Thanks mate, yes I have bought a few panels from there for the small amount of rust there is, battery tray and cabin floor.
    I will be buying more parts soon.
     
  18. JoshG

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    Yes it's not bad, over all very solid. There are a few spots but it's all fixable
     
  19. JoshG

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    Update

    All the glass is out and overall very clean rails other than the windscreen. Have ordered a rust repair panel to have that fixed up.

    The bus is now stripped down to the level the panel guy wanted so he coudl do all his panel gaps etc on it. On a truck and away its gone for the 4-5 months.

    While its away I am going to freshen up the engine and prepare all the parts ready for assembly.

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    Also While its away I will be working on this one for a mate to get it back to former glory and on the road again.

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