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Aloha 71 lowie resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Richard Bickle, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Easy enough to redo the poptop re paint job after youve fixed any cracks with fibreglass and cleaned it up .
    Take your old canvas off which should be held in with staples and go to your trimmer to make a new one. Doesnt look to be an original canvas as they used to be orange colour.
    So i usually have a front window , and one each side with fly screen covers sawn into it and a fold up flap on the inside with zippers on the side or velcro,
    cheers
     
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  2. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Here is the bottom half off and surprisingly no rust under. Just dirty ... but look at whats underneath.. chipboard?? What ?? Like from some old cheap kitchen cupboards .. ugg Screenshot_20211001-192450_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192450_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192456_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192450_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192456_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192502_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192450_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192456_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192502_WhatsApp.jpg Screenshot_20211001-192527_Gallery.jpg
     
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  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    If it's worked it's worked well, Quality formaldehyde glue;) with all the good chemicals. Not like the crap chipboard you get today that swells with a higher humidityo_O:eek:
     
  4. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Aslo. .. what's this for ? Was on inside left above door
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  5. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Yup seems to have
     
  6. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Soz about the doubled up photos !!
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Geeez ……. That roof is in bloody great condition.

    not many like that after 45 years
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I’d go further Barry……
    That is THE cleanest roof ever to exposed from beneath a pop top. :D
    Go buy a lottery ticket….or two !
    I hope, but sincerely doubt, mine is that clean when I pull it off soon…….
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Hi just sorting out some spare parts that came with the Kombi . Any one dare to guess what these are for

    1 is obviously the jack but why the 4 levers?? 1 for each wheel?? Lol
    2. The mat looks like its for the centre console? .
    3. Some metal bits maybe for a rear seat ??? Who knows. And a bent pipe looks like its meant for something
    4. A drive shaft ?? Screenshot_20211004-145549_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20211004-145549_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20211004-145455_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20211004-145457_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20211004-145212_Gallery.jpg
     
  10. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    My guesses:
    "Metal bits" seat base?
    "Bent pipe" jack handle?
    "4 levers" a Bowerbird!
    PR
     
  11. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    in order of your pics:
    • driveshaft complete with boots & CV's.....boots need replacing and I'd repack the CV's before using.
    • 4 x tyre levers and a "Widowmaker" jack, missing its rotary handle.......get yourself a decent bottle jack, or similar. (They're not called "widow makers" for nothing)
    • Rubber floor mat for between the seats/walkthrough area.Give this a good clean and Armourall it.....original mats in good condition are very hard to find and the repro. ones aren't as good.
    • Rock n Roll bed bits and pieces.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  12. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Cheers. Yes i already have a bottle jack. Thanks
     
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  13. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    The pipe ? Its round and slightly bent larger diameter in the middle does not look part of the jack
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Original jack for that model didn't come with a handle on it, it had a socket end on it like a lug nut like your wheel nut and the same spanner original spanner that undone your wheel nuts on the side of the road winds up your jack, The spanner had holes that went right through the spanner (opposite end of tool) which a metal bar went into to turn the spanner and winds the jack up or down.
    Bit diabolical set up.
     
  15. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] and you need one of theses wheel braces 19mm with the bottle jack purchase. .I usually carry a large piece of wood block like a brick for a tyre chock or to put under the Jack as kombis sit up high and the jacks dont have a long enough reach to lift the car some times. Also do carry a bit of pipe to go on the end of the brace for leverage for tight wheel nuts to get undone. They tend to not give you a enough leverage and if you stand on it slip and strip the nut.
    I would not use the ones you have got, There not safe as Mark said,sell them or bin them. cheers.
     
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  16. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, that's what I meant by the rotary handle......
    Probably could have said that the jack is incomplete and missing its rotary handle.......
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  17. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Miss understood what you meant.:oops:
     
  18. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    All good Wayne ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  19. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Thanks all will get a brace, my ute has one but the older style still has a purpose .. the end is flat so can use to pop off hub caps
     
  20. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Active Member

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    Morning does anyone know how to get the ignition switch out ?

    I'm in process of removing the wiring loop

    And on that where should i cut it? . I mean at the engine? And pull through to the front or other way or in the middle or??
     

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