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Indonesian replicas

Discussion in 'Buying and selling help' started by seashell, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. seashell

    seashell Member

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    Hi folks

    Just wanting to know whether anyone has had anything to do with the replicas being built in Java or knows what they would be like - I noticed them when I was looking on www.thesamba.com.
    Thanks
     
  2. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    I don't know of any personally but if they are anything like the other stuff that has been imported from Indonesia, just don't even consider it. You would be paying for something substandard and would have to pay a lot more money to get it right - to save yourself the stress and hassle, just buy something here.
     
  3. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Lots of stories on here about yumos vw from previous buyers an there issues getting them registered and the qaulity of finished work.
    If your on f.b. search for yumos with a video of the factory shop.
    Youll see a bunch of shiny paint cars lined up being worked on by staff welding right infront of them an look at the metal grinding sparks flying all over them.
    Youd want to see a bare metal car at pre paint an bog stage before parting with your hard earned cash.
    The splitscreen conversions are built using a bay window kombi or some people say brasilian 15 window bases.
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2019
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2071320

    $60,000 Aus + shipping

    time : 12 month to finish.

    Term payment
    A. 50 % deposit
    B. 25% after painting
    C. 25 % before shipping.

    mmmmmmm...............although I dont have personal experience, that's a lot of coin to stump up as a deposit.

    Cant say I have heard any glowing "you must do it" reports

    bad enough getting a resto done here
     
  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I have to agree with Barry. It's bad enough doing a resto here when you can keep a close eye on how things are going (progress faults etc)little lone thousands of miles away in a different country that there standards are totally different. I'd rather spend that amount of coin here and if things do go wrong at least you have more come back here.
     
  6. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    I am totally blown away at the skills that Yumo's Garage has. They produce some pretty amazing busses given their stating point.
    But I would personally never consider buying one. Looking at photos is more then enough.

    I would rather spend my money on an old bus and upgrade the mechanicals to make it reliable and go from there. Much less risk.
     
  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I thought being made in bali theyd be in the $40k mark
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    They are ....... but in $US :p:cool::confused:


    :)
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Possibly worth the risk back when the $Aus hit $1.10 against the $US
     
  10. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if you're thinking of spending $60,000 on a bali bus, spend $600 on an airline ticket and go there to check them out in person.
     
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  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Generally speaking.
    Avoid Bali busses like the plague.

    Especially if imported into au by some expat or local dealer..
    I have seen plenty of photos of real dodgy busses with claims of being the best ever.
    Utter BS.

    On the other hand...
    A mate ,well versed in doing his own split resto's, has visited yumos and was impressed by what they do with a hammer and block of wood and a sheet of metal.
    Given that, there are still numerous important details that make these easy to pick from a genuine .
    Having viewed a couple of the " good" ones I am surprised how people can expect the asking prices.
    They are overpriced given the cheap Bali labour and obvious " non genuine" details.

    Im not a purist but I wouldn't buy one.
     

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