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crashed 69 repaired and saved for on the road again.

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 77/kombi/surfer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    I bought this 69 microbus off a mate of mine who had all the rust cut out,new paint and the interior partially restored at a local kombi resto shop 4 years ago.
    It was involved in a 5 car pile up on the f3 freeway on the queens birthday weekend coming back from sydney about 2 years ago.
    Shannons gave him a huge payout and as i helped him retrim the interior of the car he sold the wreck to me.
    It wasnt a writeoff an was repairable and just had some front end damage ,
    The chassis was only slightly pushed up on the passenegers side about 1cm but the front looked a little ugly.
    i was going to part the bus out and use it in my splitty resto at first .
    We pulled the engine and gear box an rear end out and fitted it to a 70 panel van and drove it round the block a few time.
    awaiting time to do the body work on it.
    Not long after a mate of mine introduced me to a bloke called Kel who,s an old school panel beater an works on 4wd rollovers. I asked him to have a look at the kombi to see how bad it was. He said its an easy fix an he can do it in 3 days if i supplied the new panels.
    Luckily i got a good tax return back just then and could afford to fix it so we loaded it up on the trailor and took over to the panel shop.
    So heres the pics of it after the crash at the panel beaters awaiting the accessors.

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  2. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    heres the front end getting pulled out to trial fit the new door.
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    door fitted and checking gaps
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  3. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    new panels were welded back into place and skimed with bog ready for high filling..
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    inside view..
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    the front floor was panel beated flat an rewelded back into place.
    another angle
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  4. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    all panels welded in and a skim of bog over the top.
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    looking nice and straight aagain
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    nice job
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    now for the high fill coat before painting
     
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  5. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice work. Better than before?
     
  6. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    all high filled and rubbed back ready to go into the paint booth and repainted..


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    drivers side view.
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    passengers side

    69 painting 004.JPG front floor now all level and straight, needs a clean with thinners before painting
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  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Nice work Chuckster.

    It is even better than before the crash and looks great now with a new interior and all put back together.
     
  8. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    i wasn't happy with the dirty engine bay so I pulled the tank out to put in a new fuel sender
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    engine bay all repainted up.
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  9. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    ive bought an good condition second hand original lowlight front bumper to replace the damaged one and got them all sandblasted before high fill and then repainted them on both sides..

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    after painting..

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  10. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Looking good - just need to get that engine back for it ;)
     
  11. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    69 painting 012.JPG Both front doors were freshly painted straight out of the paint booth.
     
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  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    The cars now all painted..


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    I had the painter fix a few badly painted areas and do a few paint touch
    ups whilst he was at it.
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  13. 77/kombi/surfer

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    the painter refitted the doors back on so I can take it home and finish it off..

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    started to fit up the front body parts.
    Started with the front bumpers which had new stainless bolts used.
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    the new h4 headlights and new indicators had all new pigtail wiring connections fitted and solded wires with heat shrink by scotty.
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    Front end was scraped clean and degreased all under the car..
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    one more pic
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    then all the outer sills and front end sealed up with black sound deadner
     
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    now to the inside..
    rear floor was showing a little wear so i cleaned it with presol and seal it up.
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    all shiny and new looking.
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    New windscreen was fitted with german rubber.
    The steering column,handbrake and pedals were repainted,
    all new pedal rubbers,new kick panels, new stereo.new door handles,winders etc,
    Pulled out the dash pod and cleaned inside lens and fitted new bulbs.


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    fitted up the new under seat rubber mats

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    new brake fluid bottle fitted, painted the steering column and fitted new pedal rubbers
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    new headlining was already fitted.
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    replaced the windscreen with a new one fitted with German rubbers. I put back in the 69 year only mirror
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    spare tyres has the lock in brace still which is pretty cool
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  18. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    front seat setup.

    [​IMG]the back has new carpet, retrimed tmi off white budy seat and table with chrome leg.
    All the door cards were made by me from scratch and retrimed with new vinyl, brown cloth and chrome trim.
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    installed a mesh magazine holder an new under seat rubber mats.

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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    the rear seat has deluxe jailbar fitted with new tmi off white trim
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    table.
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    rear seat
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  20. Greg N

    Greg N Member

    Looks awesome, It's great to see it could be repaired rather then dismantled for parts. It's getting more difficult finding old school panel beaters too.

    Greg
     

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