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Splitty with Rusty Roof + Grumpys = Samba

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by berg, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Mellow Yellow 74

    Mellow Yellow 74 Active Member

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    What about adding the extra roof window at the back but deleting the one above the cab door - this would line up with the rear side windows and would look better than an original Samba I reckon.
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    It’s your Kombi.......do what you want with it, and make it to your liking. ;)

    I think the grafted samba roof will be a real head turner, and looks awesome. :)

    You’re never going to try and palm it off as a factory original.......so what does it matter what the purists think?
     
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  3. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    I like the front windows. As a gentleman of the taller variety it is hard to see traffic lights. This would help.
     
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  4. Barry

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    Maybe you could move the sunroof forward and stick your head out while driving.
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    :eek: The first cut is the hardest:eek: but the most pleasing as the rest becomes easier o_Oo_O Are you trying to get it to look symmetrical balanced ? As it would with the extra window in roof to match the side windows :D.Then do you question the size of the sliding roof in relation to windows ;). Either way it would look pleasing to see,different to look at. Shore turn heads:cool:
     
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  6. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    My brother who if 6'4" used to do similar in his girl friends mini cooper.
     
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  7. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    You beat me to it.:D
     
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  8. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Pics of the Skylights and sunroof rails roughed in.
    I think I am too late to order and receive the extra skylight set, I'll have to call Grumpy's tomorrow. I am still 50:50 whether i go ahead with 25 windows but appreciate the comments and suggestions. berg.

    IMG_9882.jpg IMG_9883.jpg IMG_9884.jpg IMG_9886.jpg
     
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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Looking good
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Bit of Kombi collection in the workshop :rolleyes:
     
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  11. berg

    berg Active Member

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    Yes, I am told awaiting parts or payment.
     
  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    What spares you need ? :)
     
  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It would look good with three windows:):cool:
     
  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Looks great berg:D.
    Cheers
     
  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully he’s referring to the other kombis in the pic...;)
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    So was I.
    As a source for his.
    A la KIP :)
     
  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking at the various pictures of 4 windows per side or even the 2up front (driver and passenger would fry :confused: having had a car with a sun/moon roof) I'm going with the 3 windows also :D
     
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  18. twincabay

    twincabay Active Member

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    Berg as an owner of a 15 window as you you will appreciate that cleaning all that glass is a bitch. SO more window would be a bad thing. Only joking go for it.
     
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  19. berg

    berg Active Member

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    I know it looks like I am posting the same pictures, but No we have significant progress.
    Inside and outside window panels, sunroof front, rear and side rails all primered, welded and solid. With just the front skylights, the rear roof rust repair and belly pans to go, before paint. IMG_9975.jpg IMG_9979.jpg IMG_9986.jpg IMG_9987.jpg

    However my project has been put on the back burner for a week, as someone is getting married and needs their bus finished. :rolleyes:
     
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  20. berg

    berg Active Member

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    all the buses in the shop are awaiting Klassic fab panels. I believe some have waited 5 months. A large shipment is on the water, so hopefully the anxious owners can get some progress happening, but not before the new samba is complete :)
     

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