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Hello from the Gold Coast

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Surfing72, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    If you are checking the car out ,look near the right rear tail light as the hole that should be there I can't see, If you look at the LHS you can see the hole but I can't on the RHS unless they have the plastic plug in the hole.
    Which is a indication that there has been rust repairs been done at some point.
     
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  2. Barry

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  3. Surfing72

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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If the emails are offensive Tell him to piss off.
    There's a dodgy restorer who I'm informed still operates from Burleigh and a popular way of disposing of bog jobs is as a supposedly " private sale".

    Not saying that is necessarily the case here but enter with eyes open.

    If he has the irrits now then he is going to be unbearable as you have necessary checks done.

    A kombi does need to have good karma :D
     
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  5. Surfing72

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  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    New paint and a lot if new bits is a big warning sign.
    Rust can blow out within months.

    Also check provenance to ensure it is not a Bali or Brazil import.
    Lots getting flipped currently.
    Avoid like the plague unless thoroughly inspected by a trustworthy vw mechanic.

    Any details that show shortcuts in paint, body, engine ,wiring , invite close critical inspection.

    Rebuilt engine can and often means the stuffed engine has had a couple of repaired s.h heads fitted or some other rough fix.

    All normal sales yard tricks apply.
     
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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  8. cbus

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    Plus a good comprehensive resto usualy starts at about $45k plus vehicle.
    So $29k has to be a quickie done to a tight s.h bits budget.

    Just my cynical but experienced two bobs worth :eek:
     
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  9. David H

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    All what Barry & others say x 2. I like the look of this van but again it says 3 seats??? & it's a 1600.
    Check for conversion plate behind passengers seat. Otherwise the 'engineering' becomes an issue. Check out the yellow/orange one first. It'll give you a feel for what is.
    I like the 2 litre in campers.
    Cheers
     
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  10. Surfing72

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    Thanks again for all that have responded. Think I'll flick the one in Maleny considering its a 1600 not 1800 as advertised. Tassie is a bit far to look at this point but not totally out of the question. Might be another stupid question but -How do I check provenance to ensure it is not a Bali or Brazil import?
     
  11. Grantus

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    Yep. Gold Coast - Sunny place for shady characters......o_O
     
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  12. Surfing72

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    I'll take that as complement LOL
     
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  13. Barry

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    Compliance plate should provide answers
     
  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Only applies to some dodgy business operators....;)
     
  15. David H

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    Behind drivers seat (particular reference to seating capacity;)) & if a camper have a look behind passengers seat.
    Cheers
     
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  16. cbus

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    The 76 poptop in Tassie that Barry mentioned above looks interesting

    Sounds kosher and well priced if as stated.
    Would expect its gone if as described and people are buying at mo.

    Tassie not far if its a good vehicle that suits your purposes.

    Few kc peeps in Hobart that may give it the initial check?

    Re Bali and Brazil busses.
    Plate I guess should indicate.
    My main method is the strange wrong details alert me to look closer.
    ( or just walk away :) )

    Have a close sus of a few good busses.
    After that you will develop an eye for things not right.
    Always helpful to have a second set of semi educated eyes accompany you.
    You tend to notice different things.
    Helps with the debrief later.
     
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  17. Surfing72

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    Cheers Cbus. Yeah I communicated with old mate in Tassie and as expected she is sold. The search continues.............
     
  18. Barry

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    Bugger ........ but goes to show good buys are out there
     
  19. cbus

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    Wouldn't get hopes up for too many like that at the price.
     
  20. Grantus

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    And also shows, the good genuine ones........ sell very quickly!
     

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