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Greetings Kombi Club! New member here..

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Chloe & Sassette, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm new here. Almost had my Sassette '76 Bay Window for 12mths. She was an impulse Covid buy at the BerryPatch Kombifest. As I am a nomad by nature and my annual overseas hiking trips got squished my next dream was always to own a kombi, so i invested in her.
    She's a good van, lived in her for 2mths and will do so again shortly. She's in and about Tassie as this is where I got stuck but hopefully will take her to the mainland soon too, depending on my confidence with her.
    I have recieved valuable info from this site many times in the past year but never thought to join as I'm not much into using the internet (so excuse me if I am slow to reply).
    Thanks for the tips to change my clutch cable, window seals and a bike carrier and roof rack....though now I'm not that happy with the roof rack :( oh well.
    If you see us in Tassie, stop, wave, say Hello.... its still my dream to pass another kombi in my kombi.
    Peace and Love
    Chloe & Sassette

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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Chloe to the KC, Covid has been good for something, buying a kombi. Enjoy it wherever it takes you.
     
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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Chloe! :)

    Enjoy the ride............ ;)
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chloe & Sassette,
    Thanks for the back story:).
    So where does Sassette name come from? Sassy?? ;).
    I used to live in Burnie. Where in Tas are you now?
    Cheers
     
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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Welcome to the party that never ends @Chloe & Sassette :)
    Confidence will grow with the trips you take and the adventures you experience ..... make sure your maintenance/service regime is adhered to ..... make sure you have an in case of breakdown kit (clutch cable + spare wing nut + bowden tube , accelerator cable, ignition switch, fuses and light bulbs are some of the things) ;)
     
  6. Mordred

    Mordred Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Hope you will make it to Berry Patch this year. There will be a few newcomers this year I reckon as quite a few have picked up one during Covid. Ill keep an eye out for you. I know of another from Sydney that arrived this week that has a similar paint job.


    Adrian.
     
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  7. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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  8. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Tassie is a nice place to get stuck in a Kombi. Enjoy!
     
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  9. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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    Sassette is the baby smurf the cute one with the Sassy attitude. As soon as i saw this van i named her, then she was mine a month later.
    Im around Devonport area for most of my time lately, will be down south for next few months, my first big cruise.
     
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  10. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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    Hi thanks a bunch, actually the clutch cable snapped just before Xmas in the driveway so its all brand new. Big thanks to Righteous Kombis for seƱding that down asap esp over Xmas.
    I have the best kombi mechanic here and we just had her on the hoist yesterday so i know that wingnut now and handbrake adjustment.
    Been slowly changing the window seals as they are nearlly perished... thats a slow job.
    And yesterday i put the bike carrier on so ready for a cruise down the coast!
    Its just getting used to whats normal with noises, getting her into reverse is sometimes a challenge and hill starts are a fear when cars sit right up my butt... ugh :(
     
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  11. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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  12. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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    The new roof rack; have to strap the SUP up there still and just added the bike carrier. Yay! Ready to roll...
    Except my driver door handle broke so now i have to use the other door because im off and havent the time, but its why i love the kombi teaches patience, appreciation and finding solutions to problems that arent really a big deal. Haha!!
     
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  13. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Why not get an inflatable SUP I have seen a few and they are fantastic and fold up into a backpack
     
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  14. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    I still struggle with these things!
    Very true!
     
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chloe,
    You're truly a person that should own a Kombi:D with your attitude & you'll learn the 'what's normal noise' & what's 'odd' over time & what spares you should carry. Clutch cable prob first on the list but yours is new now;).
    Just stash a spare 'down back' when you get a chance.
    Enjoy the cruise down south:).
    Cheers
     
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  16. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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    I just bought this book after meeting a fellow kombi nut. As a girl learning and new to it im finding it full of great info, easy to follow and its quite hilarious. I think its going to be very handy. Anyone else own this???

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  17. Chloe & Sassette

    Chloe & Sassette New Member

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    Ooopsie sorry for delayed reply.
    I have had my SUP for years now so not worth trying to sell it. And im a bit attached to it. Plus i already have too much stuff inside when i live in my kombi haha!
     
  18. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Tis a bit of a bible. Agree its a good read and very helpful. Suggest a good repair manual as a complimentary tome. Bentley is highly recommended.
     
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  19. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I've seen it @Chloe & Sassette & a great way to understand sassette! Nice you've found a manual that helps you understand your bus! Own a Bentleys manual;). Page next for Kombi owners!!
    Cheers
     
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  20. Dan Connors

    Dan Connors New Member

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