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Starting my restoration of a 1975 DC - Bowie

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by 75DCResto, Oct 21, 2017.

  1. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    That wiring harness looks too tidy for a Kombi :oops:

    I’ve been working on my daughters MK5 golf and it’s wiring is an absolute disgrace.
     
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  2. Jethro

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    Wow, love the color, looks super tidy, keep the progress pics coming!
     
  3. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Some more updates on the build. Ute is now with the mechanic (VDUBS only in geelong) and Dean has started making progress on the font end.

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  4. Luna76

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    Love the colour. Dean did my motor too, and very happy. My poptop canvas from Dave@Volkstrim both very nice guys. Dave will be getting my seats when ready
     
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  5. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Yeah he's great, Dave is working on my seats at the moment actually, hope to see them in a few weeks!
     
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  6. David H

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    Beautiful:). Bet you're happy.
    Cheers
     
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  7. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Looking good.
     
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  8. Poptop

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    Euan, I’m likely to see this one finished before yours for more than 1 reason!
     
  9. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Also got these new back windows in the post today about 10 weeks after I ordered them from the US. I decided to go with the safari style even though it's not period correct so hopefully they look alright. When I bought the ute it has one badly corroded original and one bit of Perspex so didn't have the choice of putting the old ones back in.

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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Have you had all the components welded on for those windows? You mentioned you had one on already ,I didn't see any photo of it.
     
  11. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Yeah they are still in the box I haven't had them installed yet. Its one of my regrets that I could go back in time and get the tabs welded in before we painted the inside but such is life!

    I'll send some pics of the installation once I can finally get out of lockdown.

    Cheers
     
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  12. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Another mechanicals update from work done this week. Transmission is in, rear suspension with my new adjustable spring plates, front is pretty much done now which is great. Waiting on my alternator to serviced and I think the engine is all good to go in. Progress is good! Feel like I might get to drive it at some point instead of it being 6 months away for 3 years!.

    Cheers,

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  13. KahunaKombi

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    Nice to see the conversion to the studs for the wheels:) ..... going to make it so much easier to change wheel(s) ;)
     
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  14. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    A few more progress pics. Engine has gone in finally, haven't heard it run yet though. Hopefully this week.

    I am hunting for a fuel filler pipe if anyone has any good ideas. I know it's quite different to the bus filler pipe. I'm even hunting for a picture of what one looks like. Ive either lost it or never had it in the first place!

    Cheers

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  15. 75DCResto

    75DCResto Active Member

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    Forgot to mention the engine specs if anyone cares.

    It's an 1800 as this year would have had paired with an 1800 gearbox rebuilt by Baker bros in Oakleigh.

    Engine was built by Dean at VDUBS only, he is great. It's fairly stock it's has a cam in it but the specs escape me. It's been balanced. Electronic ignition and electronic fuel pump. Vintage speed muffler/exhaust.
     
  16. Grantus

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    Got 4 wheels........ put the steering wheel back on the column, and you’re ready to roll! :)
     
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  17. Wayne murray

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    It looks brilliant, well done.
     
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    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    One of these you talking about, There should also be in the breather section in the tank a Y section of rubber that is also hard to get. fuel tank filler hose.JPG
     
  19. 75DCResto

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    Hi Wayne,

    Yeah we have a new one of those, it's the longer tube between the tank and the filler that I'm missing. I wasn't sure whether that is a metal tube, or a rubber hose? Dean told me they are hard to find as they are obviously different to what a bus has.
     
  20. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    If it's like my 76 single cab, which I think your 75 would be, has a rubber hose that is 57 mm ID and not sure on length, plus a metal pipe section. You can buy this from VW places at 180 mm long sections.
    So from the rubber section in the above photo you then have a metal pipe, then a rubber pipe from that to the tank.
     

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