Hi All I thought I would start a new post to show the progress with Clara and a spot to post questions and ideas on what to do. Clara is a '77 Kombi bought by my eldest daughter and I as a bit of a project. She was named after the character from Dr Who. While the original plan and "dreams" have changed somewhat, it is still proving to be a valuable fun project for the kids (all 3 of them) and I to work on. We purchased her a few years back from a young couple in Gosford. I was a bit concerned about her condition but bought it any way - what the hell does the brain know anyway. We have had her now for about three years and have stripped everything off her, identified all of the panels needing replacement/repair and have now started to work on sub assemblies. I have the shell in a shed at work where I can do the panel work on free days and the parts at home where I can "poke along" when time permits. The plans for her have changed a little over time. Originally she was to be a daily driver. Clean up the known rust, fix her up mechanically and go cruising. More rust and damage was found as the cleanup continued and she is now a case of a bit more time and effort will be spent on prettying her up. and she will become the Sunday drive. We have also purchased a '69 Lowlight to become the daily driver - what can I say, these Kombies are pretty cool. I am very slack at taking photos but I have posted a few pictures of how she was when I got her home and where we are at now. The external paint has been mostly stripped - a school holiday project with Emma and I. I have sourced most of the new panels where needed and can fabricate others smaller pieces. As I save a few bob I get to spend it on parts. Fortunately there are lots of little bits that need doing that only require a bit of time and patience. Thank you for looking here and I will continue to post update as the different stages are started and finished. Thanks.