crashed 69 repaired and saved for on the road again.

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

  1. 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
     
  2. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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

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    Very nice :)
     
  4. melissa

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    Very nice Chuck.
     
  5. betsy

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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
     
  6. 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?
     
  7. 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 1548 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: Jan 28, 2014
  8. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks great well done Chuck
     
  9. 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
     
  10. kombiing

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

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Chuckster. gonna sell it?
     
  12. Pomboy64

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

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    Way to go Chuck :cool:
     
  14. Ninga

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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
     
  15. VanRex

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    Chuck, don't you need only one Kombi to go surfing in? Pheonix rises!
     
  16. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Cheers everyone,
    Its alot of work but good fun and with scotty and Pat helping me with there skills were getting it slowly finished off.
    Hey chrissy,
    i worked on the car today an told Pat you said hi! Heading up to old bar again this year so if you see us say hello!
    gday Brendan,
    Ive only got a few vw,s. Been narrowing the fleet down each year!Havent seen you out surfing?
    Well back to the car,heres today work done....
    Scotty hooked up the stereo with cube speakers as i didnt want to chop holes into the door cards.

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    heres a front on view...
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    I didnt want to cut a hole into the front of the car for an new radio aerial so i fitted a hidden one under the dash...
    It looks like a clear sticker with wriggly lines under the glove box but thats the new aerial.
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    works pretty good too for reception.
     
  17. 77/kombi/surfer

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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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  18. 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.
     
  19. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Had to take it for a test drive down the road to charge the battery up.
    Good to see the old girl running again!!Click on the picture and itll link you to the video...


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    t.b.c.
     
  20. 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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