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Niko's 61 kombi resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by KOMBI NIKO, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. KOMBI NIKO

    KOMBI NIKO Member

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    Got her home and now starts the long process of the resto work, first off a Rotisserie to get her on the side and start on the belly:) IMG_0603.jpg IMG_0615.jpg
     

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  2. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Keep the pics coming, good luck with the resto. :)
     
  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck with that. Bit to do!
     
  4. KOMBI NIKO

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    Cheers, I'm having a good look at the underneath and working out what parts I need to start. I will be doing all the welding, beadblasting, powdercoating and spray painting on this puppy.
    Here's a few more shots of the rusty parts.
     

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  5. cruzr944

    cruzr944 Active Member

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    Yeah Living the Dream,
    Im doing all of my own work as well, when I get the time between kids and the house falling apart, Feedback is great, its good to look at other peoples restos it has definately helped me with some bits and pieces, and the help channel here is awesome, just ask a question and there is so much good help. Any way good luck with it, its a great looking project and Im sure its happy within its self to be getting another run at life , what a lucky car, sad about all of the unloved cars out there, off to car heaven I guess.
    Peace and happy travels fellow Kombi human
     
  6. NEIL FOURIE

    NEIL FOURIE New Member

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    just hang in there all worth the end of the day .:cool:
     
  7. KOMBI NIKO

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    Cheers guys, I never once given up on a project and I've had a few. I must say it helps not having any kids and a understanding wife and parents.
    Just got to sell of some other things to help pay for all the bits.
     
  8. KOMBI NIKO

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    Got the rotisserie done so easy to work on a side rather then under these things!! I used two engine stands from ebay $109 each then a length of 50x50rhs for bracing. It works a treat :) Now on to cutting out rust!!
     

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  9. geoff62sw

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    Hay Niko
    Nice rotisserie,your all ready for a cook up.:)
    cheers
    geoff
     
  10. KOMBI NIKO

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    If only rust was a seasoning we could have a kombi on the spit :)
     
  11. KOMBI NIKO

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    few pics from today, chassis rails full of dirt and removed the mid section beams.
     

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  12. twincabay

    twincabay Active Member

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    Looks like a genuine Microbus also not a Kombi?
    Is that wall paper around the windows?
    And has it had the rear seat heater box cut out? Mitchell
     
  13. CAPTAIN

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    Nice one...good luck!!
     
  14. KOMBI NIKO

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    Indeed it is a microbus, just worked that one out too. No wall paper but a vinyl covering.
     
  15. KOMBI NIKO

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    Still plenty to do underneath but I'm off to Lake Tahoe in the states for 6 weeks back country snowmobiling so the project has to wait for now.
    I restored my steering wheel which was pretty damaged with cracks. I used a puller to pop it off the steering shaft then used a dremel to open and vee prep the cracks. Then 2 part epoxy putty was used to fill in the cracks sanded smooth. Then a few coats of primer to see if I missed any imperfections. Then 4 coats of white acrylic paint followed by 8 coats of clear. Came out like a new wheel!! now to get a new horn button for it.
     

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  16. KOMBI NIKO

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    Here's few more pics of the wheel.
     

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  17. roqsta

    roqsta Member

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    you'd have to be happy with that. Nice work
    roq
     
  18. carazeee

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    Can I post my steering wheel to you to fix too?? :)
     
  19. KOMBI NIKO

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    No problems!! I'm not back in Oz till Late March.
     
  20. KOMBI NIKO

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    Quick update on my build, I'm in Lake Tahoe for another 3 weeks then back into the build, I've managed to buy quite a few repair panels over here and various parts at great prices. I'm sure customs will love my bags ;)
     

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