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'73 purchase. My resto thread with photos and questions

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Xhai, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Nice! and pretty with the curtains.
    Cheers
     
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  2. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    I finally painted the wheels :)

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    I used the same paint as the roof. I’ve just repaired and painted the front bumper too. Pics to follow :D
     
  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    That really smartens them up nicely,
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice ;) ..... fresh paint on the rims worth the time as they compliment the rest of your Kombi :D
     
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  5. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    I now have the front bumper back on. It was pretty buckled and bent. I managed to smack it back sort of straight and used some body filler to get some of the creases out.

    Couldn’t justify spending the $300 dollars or so a new one right now. It’s not perfect, but pretty good!

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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    That’s what it’s all about

    Looks great to me.

    Well done
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Looks great to me too!

    And, it won’t be as painful if some incompetent driver, bumps into it, attempting to park. ;)
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bumpers aren't the softest metal to reshape ...... strangely enough though they can be dented relatively easily :(

    Done a good job on it :D;)
     
  9. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Hey guys.

    Finally got all the glass back in. I had a mobile windscreen guy recommended to me who was great - he was familiar with kombis and has done a lot of old cars. I’m glad I went down this route, as I was going to have a crack at it myself (pardon the pun).

    He made it look easy for the most part, but still required a lot of brute force and manipulating for a couple of them. The windscreen was the quickest and easiest of the lot.

    I went with WCM rubbers for most of them with a couple of WW ones too.

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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great with the windows in :D.
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Looks good with glass in, Is it all done know or more to be done on the inside?
     
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  12. MissMolly

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    wowee that colour is a beauty!!
     
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  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You’d have to be happy with that result for all your effort! :)
     
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  14. Xhai

    Xhai Active Member

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    Thanks for all your comments :D

    I painted up the rear bumper and got that back on. A few dents on it like the front one, but it’ll do for now until I find another one in better nick.

    Front badge is back on now as well. The final piece of the puzzle! I know it’s an early model badge, but it’s what was on it when I bought it and I don’t mind. It was painted, so I sanded it back to metal and buffed and polished it.

    I drained the fuel tank and did an oil change as it had been sat unused for the last 6 months. Batteries charged. The old girl started up beautifully. Needless to say, I had a big smile on my face driving it home :)

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