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OLD KOMBI PICS

Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by Borgey, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    My mum sent me this pic today of her kombi when she was younger. Look like a '72 but not sure when the pic was taken. [​IMG]
    I also found these today. My mum bought me this camper for my 21st back in 1998
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    My step dad loved it so much he went and bought this 2 weeks later.
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  2. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice bit of family history !
    I'm still chasing a set of those racks on the 71..... so simple, stylish & the right look for a kombi.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  3. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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    Mark - here are the racks - straight out of 1978

    Leo



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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bingo ! 10 minutes on Evilbay & I have a set winging there way to me now..... Original Jorge cast aluminium bases with holes.....happy as.:cool:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  5. Borgey

    Borgey Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha score!
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Leo, imagine what the authorities would say about an lpg cylinder aloft like that, nowadays....!
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    paul77 Well-Known Member

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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That's the plan Paul....
    The clamps & pipe spacers are easy enough to knock up.....done 'em before.
    It was the Jorge bases that were eluding me ;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  9. Weekender

    Weekender Well-Known Member

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    Yes Mark - it was legal way back then. But just thinking, rhino racks sell an accessory gas bottle holder for roof racks, and for that matter, jerry can holders. so I wonder if there is no law against such mounting location for such containers?? Of course it should be turned off while driving! L
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  10. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Very cool parents I'd say!!
     
  11. John

    John Member

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    Picked up a set of those racks last yr via Gumtree. Great original look although avoided the "skyscraper " look on the rear bar like I used to have on my earlier VW I had in early 70's (in fact still have Ruby).
     
  12. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well done old chap ....... remember those roof racks on many a car with surfboard(s) strap to them heading down the Palm Beach Road (sorry but we know where that's heading) BUT couldn't understand why sedans & wagons had them with a level roof - panel vans yeah and always to the front - aerodynamics though :D Need more height = bit of gal pipe and longer bolt for improvisation :eek:
     
  13. reelmick

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    here's an old picture kombi im2.jpeg ,check out the date and the prices
     
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  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Got a few pound notes buried down the back;). I'll be along tomorrow to pick mine up at the advertised price:D.
    Cheers
     
  15. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Been trolling Trove?

    Taking into account inflation, a £1341 Microbus in today's figures is about $41000 (according to the RBA anyway).
     
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  16. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Anyone recognise the intersection ? .... "Traffic congestion mounts " lol
     
  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    There is a street sign above the "to" in the banner paste at the top.......but I can't make it out. o_O
     
  18. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Given the date and the 6 character white on black plates it's probably in Melbourne. Heck it might be in Clayton :)
     
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  19. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Or crn of pacific hwy and Willoughby rd crows nest - nah tram tracks not same image.jpeg
     
  20. reelmick

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    I have this picture in a frame ,the sign says Malvern rd , the shop sign says lechton interiors I think, and vic. plates, maybe someone could take a now and then photo. Had a close look at pic and im sure it says glenferrie rd. if anyone is interested.
     
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