Hi good people of the KC forum, I thought I’d start a thread to introduce myself and my new Kombi as well as post my progress as I slowly chip away at what I have planned for it. There’s so much good info throughout this forum. I’ve been searching the archives already, a lot of great advice and help on here - you seem like a friendly bunch. I’ve got a lot of questions, so will be hoping to pick a few brains as I go along. My name is Xhai, kombi is still without a name - haven’t even identified the gender yet I had beetles in the family growing up and my old man had an early lowlight back in the day. I’ve always loved VW’s, so I got myself a ‘69 beetle a couple of years ago. Needed a bit of work and of course it turned out to be a much bigger job than I first thought. Seems to be the way with most old cars! I’m happy to have a crack at anything myself, and loved doing all the work on it. Heaps of help online and with Muir’s idiot book too. In a nutshell, I ended up doing a fuel tank removal and reseal, carby strip and clean, fuel lines, points, valves, timing, new exhaust, seat belt upgrade, rims, and bodywork and paint. She drives sweet now, but it’s time to sell her as I’ve just got my hands on the kombi! We’ve just had our first baby and I can’t comfortably get a baby seat in the back. It’s just not getting used enough. Anyway, that’s my excuse for upgrading to a kombi. I’ve always wanted one, and after looking for ages this one popped up and fit the bill. Probably not the best timing in hindsight, with a new baby and limited free time.. but the thought of having some family adventures is pretty awesome. The PO owned it for about 10 years and slowly kitted it out as a camper with a mind to do long road trips. It came with a front bull bar with spare tyre mounted, rear bull bar, and full length roof rack with an awning. It has a 2 seat rock and roll bed and a lot of cupboards It came with a dual battery set up and an Engel too. Also has a sink and gas stove. Front seats are pretty damn ugly recaro style ones. He gave me the original seats, though they are pretty much just metal frames in need of new padding and upholstery. Later down the line I’ll look into that. It has a 1600 dual port in it. Refurbed and fitted about 5 years ago apparently. The good thing is the PO seemed to be pretty transparent - he gave me a big file of receipts and invoices for everything done to it over the years. I was a lot more mechanically minded and vw savvy buying this than I was when I bought the bug. You know there is going to be more issues than what is first thought. I could see flaking heavy bog on a rear corner panel, some rust here and there, and a few issues when test driving. I looked at kombi’s for a long time, but for my budget, there was always going to be some rust. This one was pretty good in the scheme of things. Some I looked at were in very bad nick. Here’s the small list at the moment (not in any order): The big one - new paint and body work Fuel smell in cab Speedo doesn’t work Service Headlights don’t work Seatbelt install in the rear Thanks for reading!