Hello Kombi Club members and Taswegian members???? Not to sure if thats the correct terminology. In 2 weeks time I'm moving down to Hobart to live and to set up a new business based around photography and travel. I've been surfing the net looking for a new car to double as a work car (not 9-5 peak hour stuff), camper for both work, markets and recreation, and general work like things.I need to be able to carry the occasional passenger or 3. I know that this almost an impossibility. Initially I was looking for a T5 Multivan or Trakka van but the costs are are so high and to be honest they all look so bland. I was brought up thru my parents VW 1964 Microbus where I learnt to drive, and have subsequently owned 2 T3 Syncro's and a T5 Kombi Beach as well as a collection of V Dub toys and paraphernalia toys. I just have this thing about 'Kombi's'. During my searches I've come across a couple of T2 Bay campers that I think have character and I think I'd appreciate and enjoy more in owning than the modern day equivalents. My question. 1. Are there people in Tassie that this group can recommend to do restoration work. 2. Are there good air-cooled mechanic and engineers to do rebuild work. 3. Are their members who undertake this work for a fee as their secondary profession in life or their passion. ( I'm not mechanically gifted, or 'handy' but quite prepared to be involved with 'grunt' work and being the dog's body and /or boring repetitive work (i.e. sanding etc). I'd like to be involved in the project and also to learn. I've noted and been impressed by the work of Forum members Rudi and Brad. 4. Does anybody have any idea of the cost's I'm likely to incur on such a restoration. The vehicles I'm looking at are not 'Paddock' hulks, but tired well worn old girls that are often drivable (just) costing between to $8-$13000. They generally have rust in the usual places but not structurally affected 5. What sort of time frame might I be looking at? Am I being naive and unrealistic in the fact that there will always be ongoing problems and that I'd be better to stick with modernity and swim in the same direction of all the other fishes in the deep blue sea. Or is it worthwhile and rewarding to realise a long held fantasy and appreciation of a passion that I've long held and that with due care and attention that enjoyable everyday driving and carefree operation is a distinct possibility. I'm not interested in restoring and turning up for club meets 4 times a year only (although I'd certainly enjoy turning up at these event as well to admire all thing Kombi/Microbus. Bit long winded I know, but it's this forum that I believe can help me make the right decision as to "yeay' or 'nay'. Hope to get some feedback and to continue the conversation and perhaps hopefully,down the track, some practical and material advice. Cheers Mick.