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Gertie the Kombi - where do I start....

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Marzy, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Thanks David, nice photos of the resto;)

    Mmmmm, sounds like some work to be done. Was hoping it was a simple job as it looks like the bumper has had something bolted to the underside before. I like the look of the bar and will get it on, maybe a trip out to our local ‘Guru’ is in order...

    More to do I guess :D
     
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Hi Marzy:
    It looks like a bull bar off an earlier model of kombi up to 72 (lowlight ):rolleyes: as the outer mounting holes go in the same place as the foot steps on the wrap around bull bar mount and the middle ones mount where the bumper bar middle brackets mount ,so normally on a lowlight the bull bar is mounted in the same places as the bumper bar. How the later bull bars mount,that I'll leave up to some one that has one fitted. So I say if you want to fit that bull bar you would have to modify it :(or re sell it on to someone with the correct kombi:( and find one that is correct.:)
     
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  3. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    You’ve got 72’s Wayne!
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    You looking for a bull bar Wayne:p?
    Cheers
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Weird that they mounted off the bottom of the footwells but def more secure than that 'wobbly' bumper underside:(. Nice spotto as you do;).
    Cheers
     
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  6. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Thanks Wayne

    Ah, I thought that may have been the case! Well here goes..... "For Sale, bull bar to suit Lowlight" :)

    I had a look at the bar on my microbus yesterday also and it's fitted totally different. Anyway, the spare tyre will remain in the back for some time then....:D
     
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  7. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    :confused:NO!:eek::confused::rolleyes:
     
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  8. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    The strange things you discover!! Getting Gertie ready for some new boots, remove hubcap and I find this o_O 8200FD70-65CB-47A0-A9CF-37CE55E792ED.jpeg

    Wonder what the story is behind that.....:rolleyes:

    Another thing to fix :D
     
  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Yeah :eek: it is interesting to know what has happen and why:rolleyes:. It looks like heat to me but not quite sure.
     
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  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Stuffed nut and someone ( amatuer) has tried to gas axe it off.
     
  11. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    That makes sense.... is it an easy job to put a new 1 in?
     
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  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Remove wheel
    Cut stud so there's no shoulder and press it out thru hub then press in a new quality stud.
    Check splines are similar.
     
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  13. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Thanks @cbus
     
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  14. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Probably just another numb nuts "mechanic" using a rattle gun to "torque" up the wheel nuts. :eek:
     
  15. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    That’s an improvement, new tyres on Gertie today. Went with some Firestone CV4000 185R14. Long term trail vs the Toyo HO8 on Ernie the Microbus

    Ready to start loading gear up for our first camping trip away this weekend ....now that it’s winter o_O:confused:

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  16. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    We made it!! All set up for a long weekend of camping and riding in Melrose, SA A few other very cool Kombi utes here, will try and get a photo ;)
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  17. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Great weekend away. Had to get a pic out the front of Over The Edge, a very cool coffee & bike shop in Melrose

    Gertie drove really well. The new tyres stopped the road wanders :) and now I have a few ideas on a more permanent Camper fit out! Looking to book the next weekend away already

    Might be time for some new number plates too:cool: getting a bit faded

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  18. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Older is better.
    Unless you are pulled over I would keep them

    Nice pics BTW
     
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  19. Marzy

    Marzy Active Member

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    Thanks Barry. Agree, I'll try to keep these current plates, maybe i can get the repainted, as they are no longer "reflective"... I assume that is what the boys/girls in blue would say... But older plates would have never been reflective anyway o_O maybe that can be my argument at the time!
     
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  20. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Where did you carry your bikes Hayden?
     
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