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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Roy, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. Camperboy40

    Camperboy40 New Member

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    Show off lol
    Your avatar!
     
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  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looks as though the front clip has been replaced with a 73> clip - highlight - air intakes and bumpers seem to indicate it's a 71 or earlier lowlight :rolleyes:

    Oh & welcome to the party that never ends :D
     
  3. Camperboy40

    Camperboy40 New Member

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    It's a crossover, 72
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I'm new here & have owned a 76 2lt since forever. It's a Sopru deluxe with fuel injection. Just came to know how rare they are after enjoying it with my 2 girls for my early life & all theirs!

    Currently in resto. Spent all year at the panelbeaters going slow doing a great job.

    Bought so much from Bus Stop & Just Kampers.

    Came about as daughter no 1 hit a pole & incurred the first injury to the old boy in 40 yrs.

    Progressing well & he's gunna have some bling coming out of this!


    Cheers,

    David H
     
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  5. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Welcome mate.
    First bingle in forty years ,you buy it new?
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club David. :)

    Enjoy the ride........
     
  7. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    David, welcome to the party that never ends :cool:
     
  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    No Chris. It was an old blokes tour car in Cessnock for 6 years before I saw it with just 40,k on it & I then put my mate onto it & when he wanted to sell in 87 I bought it.
    2 engine rebuilds & much joy later it now lives at the panel beaters who's helping me extend my working life by killing my super!
    regards,
    David
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Grantus,
    I've enjoyed the ride since 79. This ones my 3rd kombi & there is nothing like the drive of a well balanced Kombi.
    Thanks for the welcome.
    Cheers,
    David
     
  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kahuna. It looks like you've got a 'flipper blue' kombi. Mines just a bit darker as a previous repaint came back a bit darker because the painter "didn't like the colour". Got over it in 3 weeks and actually like it better because it gives more depth to the colour.
    Thanks again for your welcome.
    Cheers,
    David
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the KC David. Sounds like you know your way around a kombi with experience to boot.
     
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Wayne,
    Thanks for the welcome. I find this KC experience like my first drive in a kombi. A bit 'lumpy'. But I'm sure I'll get the flow of this site and make it smooth like my drive.
    Cheers,
    David
     
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  13. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the circus, look forward to seeing out and about Newey
     
  14. john doherty

    john doherty Well-Known Member

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    Hello David,
    And a big welcome to your two daughters. Having one of my own (daughter that is) I am now satisfied that God has a sense of humour.
    Kombi ownership is a beautiful thing, but I can assure you that the experience is enhanced when shared with this extraordinary collective.
    The annual love-fest is just around the corner from you Easter time next year.
    I also have a 76 2 L Sopru. Hercules would love to meet your Sopru. You will also have the benefit of seeing firsthand the incredible permutation of livery, bling and general mechanical mayhem 60+ air cooled chariots can produce at bus stop next year.
    Hope to see you there.

    JD in Adelaide:cool:
     
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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    No doubt, but I was also referring to the "Kombi Club ride", of help, advice & humour along the way.........the one you are just starting. ;)
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the welcome.
    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, thanks for the present of today.
    Some Kombi philosophy!!
    Won't be back on the road to new year.
    But if you see 'the boy' with 'bling' that'll be me driving & the bride. Could be found round Warners Bay.
    Cheers,
    David
     

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  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi John,
    Thanks for the welcome. My boy has no name other than 'mate'. Stood by me for 28 yrs. Cost me about the same as each daughter to keep.
    He should be back on the road by then after 1 1/2 yrs in the panel shop. Good things come to those who wait (must be a kombi slow vibe!)
    We plan to do Bus Stop & Old Bar next year whilst we can still walk!!
    God does have humour & it's needed to raise all kids in this funny world.
    Kombi's help humour. You have to be funny to drive such an expensive vehicle!!
    Why did the agnostic dyslectic insomniac lay awake at night??
    He was wondering if there really was a dog!
    Cheers,
    David
     
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  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    David, my 1973 was Opaline Blue (GMH Colour from that era) but alas about 6 years ago I sold him, then got a 1990 T3 Single Cab which has moved on also .... Now I'm riding in a 1972 Type3 Fastback in Irish Green :eek:

    Cheers & beers
    Bert
     
  19. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    David, a picture of my (ex) '73 Kombi named Igor

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    Engine Bay -

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    Ceramic coated exhaust -

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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kahuna,
    Thanks for the great welcome & just got to see all Igors photos. Wow. Just a little bit out there. Flashy. I'm only going to do this once. A one off resto so I've got to get it right!
    I'm just turning my mind to engine bay as panel gets close so want to know what you did to that first piece of metal we look at in the engine bay to make it so shiny. What does it cover? I guess I have to take the engine out to get it off to get it to the polishers? (I guess as it's aluminium?)
    But it's VERY flashy. Don't know whether my pocket or concept goes that far but I'd love to know how you got it done.
    Cheers,
    David H
     

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