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My 72 DC jigsaw puzzle

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Wayne murray, Jul 6, 2016.

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Just an introductory starter to my third kombi which is a 1972 double cab ute (8/72 compliance date).
    I brought it in April 2012 from a guy in Adelaide of EBAY ( electronic burglar assistance yielding).
    Yeah I know what you are all thinking. Whats life without adventurer . I did all the checks as best as possible. I got photo's of the resto . As the link below shows the work that was done before I got it.
    http://web.archive.org/web/20130515...t.com.au/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1283219759
    72 double cab project
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    884763[​IMG] May 23rd, 2011 at 12:04am
    By:Lobus.

    The next I had to arrange transport from Adelaide to Sydney. Most company's would touch it due to being a rolling shell with no steering or brakes .
    I found a privateer from Just cars magazine. It mentions in is ad from paddock in pieces to your door. He was the man for such a job.
    I arranged with the owner to get the heavy item's put back in the car.Engine,gearbox,gates seats dash. To make it easier for the car courier to pick the car up. The rest of the car was in boxes plenty of them.

    My first sight of the car was on the 9/6/12. When I was putting the car into storage. I put it in storage due to our garage being widen and carport being built,another car added to the yard would make life more difficult then what it already was. It stayed in storage for over three years before bring it home.
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  2. StevieVW

    StevieVW Well-Known Member

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    Nice looks like an easyish resto/ reassembly....
     
  3. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It would be until I change my mind as I will explain a little later.
     
  4. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Looks awesome.
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Syncro27 put a fair few things will be changing.
     
  6. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Watching with interest.. Looks like a project!
     
  7. Grantus

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    You're going to turn it into a Microbus? :rolleyes:
     
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  8. KahunaKombi

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    You're going to get a lot of eager watchers :cool:
     
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  9. Wayne murray

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    ha ha Good one Grantus. Plenty out there cut roofs of to make Utes so I should be able to pick up a roof with no problems;)
     
  10. Poptop

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    Come on Wayne they are easy get back on the road!
    PM if you are looking for any specific parts as I am looking for small items for mine might see what you need!
     
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    Original plans where to keep it as original as possible but that idea was highly floored from the start. The main notice was the colour (Fontana Grey) Which isn't a 72 Australian colour,with a white roof. The other thing was the two doors which are from a later model. I could life with those few difference.
    I was going to finish all the bit n pieces that hadn't been painted (Steering column hand brake lever and all the bits under dash).Start reassembly, Which I was doing .Which the above photos show. It wasn't until I got it home three years later that I notice that the battery tray didn't have anywhere to fasten the battery down. They had used a LHS battery tray and inverted it upside down. They also drilled a new hole for the gate stopper on the side of the body,it was 20 mm out of alignment to match the gates stopper.
    Also I don't like white roofs.
    These few things made me change my mind. So the few things will change is the hole car is getting done again. It was sent away on Wednesday to get bead blasted. Then I will keep to my original plans keeping it original including the colour for 72 and the doors.[​IMG] Battery tray.jpg Battery tray 2.JPG
     
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  12. Wayne murray

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    Yeah I know they are easy. But I like doing every think the hard way (doing it twice to get it right)
     
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    What colour?
     
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    Some people shouldn't be allowed play or work on these vehicles :eek:
     
  15. Poptop

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    Wayne try one of these! I'll keep an eye out for the parts. VW Swap meet last Sunday didn't have them.
     

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    Its going to be Avocado Green
    A sample of the colour
     
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  17. Wayne murray

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    I know why they have done it . I have searched the worlds VW web sites looking for a battery for it. I eventually found one in the states. As I was looking I seen a website in the UK that had one listed but when I looked at the photo it was a left hand side turned upside down. I inquired was it a left or right? It soon was taken of the website I soon noticed.!:mad:.
     
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    Hi Kai I checked with Das Resto about that panel. They didn't know when it would be available. I also email klassic fab with no response. I did end up finding one from Wolfgang international,but the panel was made by alan Schofield . Who I also emailed to tell me they didn't make one. I can't work it out.:confused:
     
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    Drivers side . I ended up buying new gates from das resto parts (Klassic fab)
    Steering going to be removed and a make shift used for easy moving around at painters etc
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    Looking in from drivers side
    Correct 72 passenger door Ex army
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    Inside rear side door .Rule of thumb must be .If you buy 4 litres of fish oil you must use 4 litres of fish oil. It was every where More fish oil then paint I think!!
    Few more photos before I completely dismantled car before being send away to bead blaster. A make shift steering and handbrake assembly where used for moving and so they still can put brakes on.
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