Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 73 Kombi, Jun 3, 2017.
Thanks Josh, way beyond my capabilities, Sixties Rust are amazing.
Wow, where did the time go, as in most jobs like this, life got in the way, bringing everything to a grinding halt, fortunately, we are now back on track and it’s time for upholstery. Seats are stripped and powder coated black, roof lining is about to go in.
Challenge now, I have to remember how the dash and windows go back together ?
Seats are only fit for skeletons at the moment.
Conjours up bit of a picture of skelton bones caught up in the springs
Ha ha ha, true, what a disaster, best keep them away.
Once you start putting the dash back together,things will start ringing a bell where things go and some wires been in the same position for such a long time they tend to place them self's in there position. The wires with there length will also determine where they go. Taken photos before disassemble would also help,then there is plenty of KC member to help answer your question.. or that skeleton thinking about where things go might be the owners.
So true Wayne, Dale at Malcolm Engineeing helped me out with the sliding door hinges, so I will start there and then perhaps tackle the wiring placement before jumping into the dash. The rebuild of the driver and passenger door windows really scare me, so that will be last.... but first things first, got to wait for the roof lining to go in..
Soon as it’s in I will load some more photos.
Just out of interest.
Ballpark figure to do average full set of glass
( obviously minus windscreen) if you know it?
Hi Cbus, Paul did it for me for a grand, including the windscreen, he will push his price around depending on the condition of the glass. Best get him to quote you, really happy with the way they all turned out.
Just curious in case it comes up sometime.
Pretty typical for marks on some windows . Particularly cab glass which is getting a bit scarce in good nick
My glass had a possible original green tint?, and scratches over the front screen. It was difficult to see out of then.
I wanted to keep the original windscreen, and it was cheaper to polish it rather than replace it.
Has avoided loss well
People usualy dont realise how pitted or scratched windscreens are till they get new ones.
Makes a huge difference in safety especially late avo, night and rain.
Mine was bad from the wipers! It is a toughened screen and that was difficult as they are not available any more, didn’t really want to get a new laminated one, as silly as it sounds.
Had too many toughened shatter into a million pieces. Laminated is gut!
76 Sopru camper 1979. 100kph rock hits cupboard behind me to the RHS of my head. Thankfully missed head!! WTF first reaction. Second was I can't see s**t out of the screen & I'm doing 100kph. Only ever had laminated since.
All looking great - well done - you mentioned about getting the gauges refurbished - how ? where ? - I have tried putting LEDs' in but tricky - Other suggestions ? - ta ian
you could try here
Manly Auto Instrument Repairs Pty Ltd
441 Condamine St, Allambie NSW 2100
(02) 9938 4114
Sorry, I have been living under a rock.
Apologies for late reply, the guys who refurbished the gauges were in Brisbane
Amazing what they can do
Have a couple more photos, things are coming together slowly....
I just need to workout how to reduce the size..... where is my hammer..
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