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Adding a Microbus to the family

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Marzy, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Was wondering if anyone would notice the beetle in the background...:cool:
     
  2. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    Haha. Everyone here checks incase that dream car is hiding back there somewhere.
     
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  3. Miss Rosie

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    Hey 2 months older than my auto...December 76.Looks to be all including the original exterior trim!
     
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  4. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Oh that’s awesome Rosie! Micro bus also?

    Yes, seems mostly original, apart from front seats... even found a few old TAB slips under the front seats!!

    Looking forward to the first cruise with the family.... hopefully soon
     
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  5. Miss Rosie

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    Yes a microbus delux...it came with a speedo that has a trip meter!
     
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  6. David H

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    Would love to know what the green stamp on the back of that says (month/year)
    Cheers
     
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  7. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Awesome pick up Marzy! Lucky you've got space down there.
    Are you coming to DotVW on Sunday?
     
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  8. Marzy

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    Thanks mate, yes a lucky find. Not sure on Sunday yet, would be great to get there!
     
  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yup did so :cool: ..... wondered if another project or a paddock basher :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Marzy

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    That was where we picked the bus up from....plenty of projects at that place....almost too many ;)
     
  11. Miss Rosie

    Miss Rosie Member

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    06/76 sticker on speedo.
     
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  12. David H

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    Thanks;). Fits build date plate. Didn't think they came new with trip meter:confused:. Maybe an option??
    Cheers
     
  13. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Some new bits on the Microbus today

    New drivers door window winder
    Finished some new fuel lines & vapour lines
    New Vacuum pipes on motor and air box
    New seal in rear window
    Kombi Club sticker fitted!
    New Boots on freshly painted rims! Went with Toyo H08’s based on feedback in this forum ;)
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  14. Tangles

    Tangles Well-Known Member

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    True, that.
     
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Well done Marzy:). Wheels maketh the bus so a great place to start. Reckon a 'cut & polish' will get this close to 'best original'.
    You get this from the wanderer?
    And thanks for the photos:D.
    Cheers
     
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  16. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Yeah a bit of hard work and he’ll come up a treat!! Did a bit of cut & polish around the rear window before installing it, WOW it’s almost like new paint underneath.... going to come up Awesome :D Looks heaps better with clean rim and new tyres too! Did want white walls, but then I thought 8 seater....8 big blokes.... don’t want a flat then, would never hear the end of it o_O

    And I’m still too much of a newbie, who’s the wanderer?
    Thanks
     
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  17. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    New mechanical fuel pump fitted and tested :D Ernie now runs, now onto the next job.....

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  18. Barry

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    Where did you get that from?
    I though they were NLA?
     
  19. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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  20. Marzy

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    Time for a wash and a spin around the block! I think Ernie was very excited to get back out on the road after such a long time! So much so his speedo was reading 140km/h when we where doing 20 o_O E1C90C9F-8979-4E65-81AF-4383FA9AA8CB.jpeg DC5A4FC3-CB07-419F-9EF0-EEE5204A9D26.jpeg
     
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