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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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    near finished off for rego..
    to be continued
     
  2. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    Very nice :)
     
  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Very nice Chuck.
     
  4. betsy

    betsy Well-Known Member

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    Great work....curious the middle seat can that be easily removed and re installed on an as need basis
    I love having a esky between the two front seats...great on long summer drives
    But on other occasions having the extra seat would be so useful
    Jerome
     
  5. kombiing

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    Nice bus but has it got a 1493 H splitty motor or a 1584 single port bay motor in it?
     
  6. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the kind comments everyone.
    It,s taken 6 months around fulltime work to get it to were it is now.And taken the focus off my splitty project.
    To finish it off it needs to have the stereo wired in,new engine oil, new points and tappet adjustment,grease up the front end and maybe a few tyres.I could take off the tyres and rims and get them sand blasted ,new paint to finish it right off.
    Komb11ng it has the h block 1965 kombi single port engine in it.
    Jerome,the front middle seat is easy to remove as its held in with 6x 10mm bolts,so you could take it off and on if needed.
    GregN, ive spoken to a few guys who repair kombis and they either didnt want to touch it or they had a real high repair price , so until i found kels skills the car was being stripped of parts,but still could of been fixed an back on the road.
    He said the new panels were a bit tricky to fit but it was completely fixed ready for paint in 3 days .
    Looking at some of the other cars he,s fixed my was pretty straight forward for him.
    cheers
    chuckster
     
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2018
  7. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great well done Chuck
     
  8. sacky

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    Looks great lucky you found the panel beater and a good one to boot another old bus saved enjoy the ride
     
  9. kombiing

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    Good stuff old school panel beaters like that are hard to find
     
  10. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Chuckster. gonna sell it?
     
  11. Pomboy64

    Pomboy64 Active Member

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    Very nice, great to see another Kombi being saved. :)
     
  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Way to go Chuck :cool:
     
  13. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Hey Chuck, my sister and I met you at Old Bar (talking to the guy who owned 'Gus bus'). Looks like you've been busy with this project and it's going to look awesome! Like Pomboy said, great to see another Kombi being saved!

    Good luck mate.

    Chrissy. :D
     
  14. VanRex

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    Chuck, don't you need only one Kombi to go surfing in? Pheonix rises!
     
  15. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Pats sorted out all the headlights ,tail lights, Etc with his auto electrics skills so now everything works.
    Most of the issues were were ive missed a loose wire and there was no earth connected up.
    Scotty hooked up the new horn wire and the electric window squiter bottle pump switch.
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    i found a guy in germany who does great repo o.g. copy original stickers.
    So ive replaced them all over the car were they were removed before the repainting.
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  16. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    so now were just down to some mechanics to sort out...
    Pats checking out the front end play.
    looks like im up for 4 new ball joints,tied rod end an maybe a few shockie...Also will adjust the alignment of the steering an tweek the steering box adjustment.
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    Also found out the right rear brake has leaking oil from the master cylinders to fix as well.
    t.b.c.
     
  17. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Love the stickers Chuckster...I cant believe how well she turned out.

    Shame about finding out about the ball joints and tie rod end and rear brake drum cylinder - but these things we never really tested till we drove it.

    She looks really tidy - would make a great wedding bus!
     
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  18. skidsta

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    niiiiiiiice!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    well its been a busy day,
    Pats replaced the right rear brake cylinders that were leaking oil and cleaned and check the brakes over with adjustments to the hand brake cables.
    We just need to tighten the big nuts an replace the split pins and nip up the wheel nuts by hand to finish the rear off.
    The 4 upper an lower new german ball joints ,shockies an tie rod ends have arrived.The old ones were pretty much stuffed
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    heres a pic showing some of the stuffed ball joints
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    Ive removed the tie rod ends an the front drums an shockies ,so i can remove the spindles to get the old warn out ball joints pressed out an the new ones fitted.
    Pat showed me how to pull the front end down as ive never done it before!

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    all striped down.Time to clean up the sway bar and brakes.
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    Pat will take the spindles over to a mechanics to get the old ball joints pressed out and replaced with the new german ones early next week.
    t.b.c.
     
  20. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Thats some nasty lookin ball joints you have there Chuckster.

    I cant believe Mat Drove around for a while on them - a wonder they werent picked up at Pink Slip time?

    Should drive real nice after this is all done!

    Dont forget to hand pump those shockies lots of times.
     

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