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Kombi in the scrub

Discussion in 'Kombi Spotting' started by stefan gronlund, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. stefan gronlund

    stefan gronlund New Member

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    I found this kombi in the scrub - it's all there but every panel is stuffed - is it worth resurrecting?
     
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  2. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    It still looks fairly complete Stefan. There would be parts that are retreivable like the glass, lights, wheels, internal seating, motor, gearbox etc. Some body panels could be OK for refurbishment.
     
  3. stefan gronlund

    stefan gronlund New Member

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    Yes there's plenty of bits - I'm sussing as to wether I just strip it on the spot or drag it out - it may not b worth fixing? ( I've re built some basket cases before - but not kombis)
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Stefan & welcome to KC,
    Knowing nothing other than my opiniono_O it looks like 'iron chelate' to me as far as resto but all the bits a bit hard to do on the spot espescially if talking running gear, gearbox, motor etc:rolleyes:. May also be some salvageable floor cuts etc.
    Cheers
     
  5. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    I'm sure there would be people that would give it a go to restore, the only limit is money.
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Stefan. :)

    I would take your option "B" of dragging it out, taking it home, to then give you time to fully assess whether it's beyond resto, and if so, remove ALL the parts at your leisure.;)
     
  7. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Hi Stefan
    I PM you, let me know if you want a hand, looking at the topography I've got a rough idea of location.....
    Kidding I'm full of sh@#t subject to how far awy it is :)
     
  8. twincabay

    twincabay Active Member

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    Yeah I found out the location also, the photos metadata has a geotag, 8).
    Mitch
     
  9. stefan gronlund

    stefan gronlund New Member

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    Ha ha - if u can find it - its all yours

    - ive never done up a kombi before - I saw the split screen thru the bush when I was up there and knew what it was straight up. Put the pic up here b/c I didn't now whether it was worth pursuing it (might be too far gone for what they are worth). (its up past warburton but wouldn't be fair on the property owner to give out the address)
    It will be a couple of months at least before I can get to it ( a lot on at the mo). Ill have to get the ok etc (its been sitting there for over 30yrs though)
    Funnily enough - I texted the same pic to a friend who has one of the late 70's square vw vans - he has latched onto a split screen one for me which is apparently in a lot better nick (not hard I suppose) - for $4k. Probably a better bet for me (ive always liked the look of them)
    If I get this one out then it will be good for spares at least - I guess - but whatever happens, happens - as long as it is taken out of there and either restored or used - a tragedy sitting there rotting away....
     
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  10. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    The ammount of guys who are plotting trips to go and get it right now must be outrageous.
     
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  11. stefan gronlund

    stefan gronlund New Member

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    a traffic jamb of kombi's on the warby highway!
    u could drive around up there till the cows come home and youd never see it - might have to get the pith helmet and machete out....
     
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  12. twincabay

    twincabay Active Member

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    warby !!! thats a red herring right there!! 8)
     
  13. stefan gronlund

    stefan gronlund New Member

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    Warburton hwy... ( go thru Warburton and keep going) -
     
  14. stefan gronlund

    stefan gronlund New Member

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    I went up to this one the other day - tried to get it out, but funnily enough the old guy who owns it, wont sell - he feels its a family heirloom. Its been there since - about - 1982.

    So its going to stay there after all rotting away in the scrub........
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Ain't that a common result? o_O

    They all think they are sitting on a "gold mine", watching auction prices....... whilst not realising it's devaluing itself into a pile of non restorable rust in the weather.......:confused:
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    :(
     
  17. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    Damn, I had everything ready for the rescue! I wanted to make a video :-(
     
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  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a shame ........ but he's not the 1st & won't be the last :confused:
     

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