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SUTTO's Resto (1979 kombi)

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by SUTTO, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Hi I’m Bryce (SUTTO) I’m 16, turning 17 this year and have recently purchased a 2lt 1979 kombi transporters that I have decided to restore, this will be a slow restoration will be a slow one as I have to juggle my time between school, taff, work and surfing and the fact that I am on a part time salary. I have been meaning to do this for a while but haven’t had a camera so I didn't get pics of the striping down the interia proses. but hear are some pics of what I am up to know.
    I don't have a name for the kombi yet but it seems to be constantly referred to as the hulk
    The kombi itself
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    Here is the rust in front of the drivers seat and near the accelerator pedal
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    This is what the dash front looked like (pic from when the sale was taking place)
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    And this is what it looks like now
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    BTW: this 4 pic limit is anoying
     
  2. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    The back (pic from when the sale was taking place)
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    and now
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    alot of rust due to poor door seals and damp ply/carpet floor
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    Left corner (one of the worse spots)
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  3. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    alot of rust due to poor door seals and damp ply/carpet floor
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    Left corner (one of the worse spots)
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    The worst of the rust in a middle seat bracket
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  4. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    The 'Ass' of the kombi
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  5. The Dub Driver (Byronbug)

    The Dub Driver (Byronbug) Well-Known Member

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    Hi Bryce,
    Welcome to the madhouse...
    Thanks for sharing the pics of your bus....
    Good things take time...you will get there in the end.
    this is the place to learn, listen, ask questions etc etc....
    lots of friendly souls on here so glad you joined us.
    Looking forward to hearing about your progress...
    Judy ;)
     
  6. kommodius

    kommodius Active Member

    Looks like an okay bus Bryce. ................ you should see our bus' dodgy bits!!
    Rust in exactly the same places but much worse.

    You'll get there mate and welcome to the insanity of VW bus ownership!!
    It might take a while but, hopefully, you'll have her finished before you join the "Grey Nomads"!! :D

    Great to see a young bloke willing to have a go at fixing up a lovely old bus.
    More power to you mate & if you need something send me a pm and I'll try to help.

    Ray & da Boyz
     
  7. barrypond

    barrypond New Member

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    Hey Bryce..... Looks like a lot of surface rust to treat but otherwise......the sliding door needs a fair bit of work. Tell Us mate what does the sign in the the middle of the dash say.. just ofr interest sake ... Bazz
     
  8. barrypond

    barrypond New Member

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    Just to add that colour is Martini Olive.. I had a '76 back in the good ol dayze.. Bazz
     
  9. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    thanks for telling me what colour it is, and im pretty sure the sign says "do not open windows in speeds excess of 120Mph". I’ll get a pic bofore work tomorrow if i can
     
  10. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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  11. Marty

    Marty Active Member

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    120mph?? That's 193 km/h! A bit optimistic for a Kombi
     
  12. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    Maybe that's the top speed for winding the window?

    Good luck Bryce, after you're finished I'll get you to work on mine... :) Well done!
     
  13. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    I have done the floor in "No Rust" witch also acts as a primer. (Not quite done yet though)
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    The worst of the rust on the lip of the engine bay hatch. I'm not sure what i should do with this, any hints???
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  14. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    'Ye old' engine
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    and the kombi
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  15. Sheriff

    Sheriff Active Member

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    Good work mate, keep at it. It will only age at the same rate that you do so there is no rush...
    Don't lose heart and sell it though, even if you need some time out, have a break and come back to it. The journey will eventually be worth it and you'll have a great bus!! It will be the envy of your mates. PS...the Hulk name kinda suits!
     
  16. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    The panel beater quoted 8 grand to fix and paint everything, like his getting money for something i could do or pay someone in beer to do. I have the will to do it its just the way can be limited some times
     
  17. GypsyWannabe

    GypsyWannabe Active Member

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    Starting to look good, Sutto.

    Did you do the "No Rust" with an aerosol or with a spray gun?

    How long did it take to do that floor section?

    I mught give that a go myself.

    Cheers,

    Baz
     
  18. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    I did Two coats of no rust with a space of 16 hours after the first coat, all done with a paint brush
     
  19. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Ok turns out its called "kill rust" silly me. Now im still having trouble trying to get the drivers side door out can annyone give me some hits tips or anything that may be helpfull
    Right side runner:
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    Left side runner:
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  20. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    And does anyone know what i can use to get rid of this glue? that was under the underseat matts?
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