HI, Although I have been a member for some time, I haven't owned a Kombi before an joined in anticipation. However, other VWs include in order" 67 bug, engine blew up after 6 months; 68 bug 6 volt and would not run window wipers and headlights at the same time (aka "the death trap"); 71 Superbug; 72 Superbug and both good honest motoring; 74 L bug - huge change with a dashboard and decent ventilation now included; 68 wagon with perished engine hatch seals that used to gas us out within 10 minutes; written off when hit by drunk driver; and 2010 Golf GTI - wow! and bought when I finally got a decent job After a lot of searching and some good advice from KC members, I have finally put a deposit down on a Kombi 1976 Microbus, a 30 year dream after spending 1986 with a mate touring and surfing from Sydney to Byron in very nice 1974 campmobile (only 12 years old so you can imagine after my piles of XXXX, seemed like a Rolls Royce). Hildergarde is being resprayed and interior worked on at Indian Automotive, Penrith as I write. Will be pale yellow to the window line then white. Otherwise totally stock as nature intended. She is due in February some time but I have waited this long (in reality 30 years) so not a long time to wait (but it will feel like it). Looking forward to the Kombi musters. I will try and post some progress pics on the way. In the meanwhile, any advise on an awning that doesn't require modifying the bus, ie some sort of clip on doo-dad? Also, is dual battery worth the cost? Cheers, Busluster, Narrabeen NSW.