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76 Sopru 'Old Boy'

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by David H, Dec 12, 2017.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,
    I've a small addiction to Kombi dash boards/parts :D. Got 2 dash recently ...making four spares to get one fuel gauge:p. Old boy finally with working fuel gauge but silver faced:(. Can change that but just happy to have a working gauge after 15 yrs. Plenty of spare speedos & nacelles tho';). Just got 4 wheel rims for $50 so happy with that:) . Spares to overhaul & make neat my wheels.
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2017
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Now I thought you said the resto was finished? o_O

    I clearly remember reading that comment in your resto thread...... as you passed rego, and drove it again. :rolleyes:
     
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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Apparently never :mad:as a few here have reminded me:oops:. But at least he's upgraded from resto to members rides which must mean less money out;). So surely that means 'old boy' is just an 'on going project:rolleyes:'. 'Maintenance' like we all do:D. Resto expensive....maintenance just a little (lot) bit of $ (they are kombiso_O).
    Cheers
     
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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So glad you now you fully understand Kombi ownership......;)

    Yes, you’ve moved from dreamer (finished!), to realist......always more to do! :p
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Always have Grantus. Been one with them for 38 years. Sorta understand the ethos;).
    Just put in 2xUSB points to rear old lighter position:D. Kombi patience & determination. Just keep plodding on:D.
    Flashy:cool:...fuel gauge & USB ports:p:):D.
    Who'd have thought a fuel gauge was a flashy thing other than a Kombi owner:p.
    Cheers
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Hi David H
    Welcome to the real world of Kombi ownership.:cool::p. Spare parts collector (hoarder) Hope you have two things when collecting parts,
    1)Understanding co pilot (Lauren) which you have. :);)
    2)Plenty of spare room.Not to sure at current residency. :confused:o_O
    Did you need a black face fuel gauge? You need to collect all three to have a set.:eek::p
    Since you been collecting when is the second kombi coming home ? Then the real fun begins.
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Not so much room Wayne but have a 'black face X3'. Thanks for the offer;). The storage side is I have room for instrument panels:D oh ..& maybe some glass:p!
    & Lauren is a VERY understanding co-pilot:cool:.
    Cheers
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,
    Bought some Tooleys spare barrels, pistons & rings (Mahle brand) for old boy yesterday just to have as spares:D. Christmas present for old boy;). Needed in maybe 5 yrs time? Is it me or the bus or lack of parts availability that drives the Plan B:rolleyes:?
    Merry Christmas
     
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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Definitely worthwhile building up a reserve of GOOD stuff
    Getting harder to find

    With my T3 I am even thinking of SLOWLY getting bits together to have a spare donk sitting there for whenever
     
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  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just bought a front beam from Ged_Palmy on here & pick up thru Bus Stop at Stanthorpe. One more for the treasure trove!
    Cheers
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I thought you don't have much room.Front beam and little room don't really go together.:eek: Front beam must be a nice wall ornament then I take it.:D Just which room will it be hanging?;) Make sure you have good fixings when hanging.
     
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  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Man cave:D!
    Cheers
     
  13. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Hi David
    I'm after a plastic gauge holder (nacelle) if you want to get rid of one, mine's cracked in the corners.
     
  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sure Rick,
    Which one do you want? P1110159.JPG
    Top one has heater decal & random horn button (no instruments included) & is from a 75. Bottom one is from a 72 also with random horn button & doesn't have the smooth rectangle for the heater decal.
    Cheers
     
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  15. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    pm sent
     
  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It not a random horn button on the bottom one it's a random warning brake light.
     
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  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kimosabi,
    I still have much to learn:(.
    Cheers
     
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,
    Just put a nutTAG tracker ($40) on old boy & it works:). If he leaves his parking spot I get a phone alert & it's got 'real time GPS tracking'. So at least I'll know where the tracker is;). Gotta love apps:rolleyes: whatever they are! Thanks youngest daughter:D.
    Cheers & all the best for a great 2018
     
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  19. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    hay David H
    Thanks for the gauge nacelle, arrived today, just what I need
    Couldn't get to the post office until today only to find they were shut (postmans holiday)
    Really strange can't send but Star Trak can delivero_O
    Anyway temp2 sensor heading your way on Tuesday
    Sorry for the delay
    Rick
     
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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Rick,
    Glad you got it (sent Wednesday & today Friday... How come Aust Post became efficient:rolleyes:) & it was what you needed;). Gotta help keep these old buses on the road:cool:.
    Cheers & Happy New Year
     
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