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VW Kombi Van authentic replicas for Future Leyland Brother Biography Film

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by KahunaKombi, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I was contacted yesterday by a Robbie Cohen, reason was as per the subject matter that he is after VW Kombi Van authentic replicas for Future Leyland Brother Biography Film (along the lines of what has ben done for Molly Meldrum, Paul Hogn & Peter Allen). Context or following email follows :

    Bert,

    As discussed on the phone today, we are seeking assistance to find exact and authentic replicas of the VW Kombi Vans that were used by the Leyland Brothers, during the 1970's. Please find attached original photos from the Leyland's on the vehicles in question (More photos can be sourced in the near future if required). To faithfully recreate these vehicles for use in the production, would certainly add the important authenticity the production requires.

    I close now by thanking you once again for your time and look forward to discussing this with you more, in the near future. Cheers.

    Regards

    Robbie Cohen
    Media & Production Manager for Mal & Laraine Leyland

    Pantherslair Productions Australia
    http://www.pantherslair.net
    0423 22 96 22

    I asked if any further information re the kombi's was available but Robbie was unable to provide anything and thought members could work it out from the pictures provided (a 3rd was too large to load and showed the trailer used).

    If anyone knows of anything relating to the Kombi's please post up on here.

    Similarily if anyone has an authentic (restored) identical kombi that can help out contact Robbie directly.

    Alternate solution is for them to find some similar kombi's and do a fix up on them to get them looking as authentic as possible (I realise the difficulty they are facing with authentic white exterior mirros, curtain material & jerry can holder just to mention a few things).

    Open for overall general discussion of a constructive nature.


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  2. Burnstar

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    Plasti Dip is a good soltution to turn original mirrors white, it is totally removable and a lot of people use it to de-chrome their cars.
     
  3. Barry

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    Wonder if it is just full of camping gear or is it lowered?
     
  4. oldman

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    Camping gear and a full tank of water at a guess..........why would anyone lower a bay if they are going off-road / exploring this great country of ours.......;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  6. wirrah

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    My understanding (and I may have overheard this in a pub, which I doubt as I rarely go to pubs!) is that the vehicle was owned by VW Australia and returned to to the erstwhile local manufacturer on completion of the series. It was then on sold.

    To wit it may very well still be out there. In fact HPY 394 is currently assigned to a 1976 Orange Volkswagen (unknown) Mobile Home. Rego due 09/01/2019

    I think he has a goer!
     
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  7. cbus

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    Shouldn't be too hard.
    240V cover common.
    Painted wheel covers.
    Wheel trims.
    LH radio antenna.
    Common bullbar.
    Have new wheel cover sewn.
    Prob have to fabricate water/ fuel carrier.
    Roof rack common. May find one with same legs or fabricate to match.
    White mirrors easy.
    Flip out front 1/4 windows.
    Full set of side 1/4 windows can be fitted.
    Vent 1/4 window on slider.
    Water tank fill capRHS.
    Ride height.
    Poptop brand ?

    Interior and front seats will need to match.
    Curtain match.
    Check tyre type and brand.
     
  8. Barry

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    Cause it looks kool
     
  9. oldman

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    Sopru pop top.....
    It’s everything mine is......except the colour ! :rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  10. Wayne murray

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    Don'y worry Mark they could put a wrap on it making it the right colour for you.;):confused::eek:
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

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    The guy on right is John who is the owner of Lionel Otto Instruments @ Salisbury Qld ;):D
     
  12. KahunaKombi

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    I guessed a 1974 on purely based on fuel filler.

    May pass that back to Robbie for him to take it on from there with RTA in NSW.
     
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As Greg posted -

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  14. KahunaKombi

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    Also has the trailer hooked up - even with it looks packed well based on the way it is sitting ;)
     
  15. robmich

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    the original one is still around,think it is here on the central coast
     
  16. Barry

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    Reckon some sort of deal should get done
     
  17. ruby6689

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    All except the colour. Even the curtains 67AD54F2-73EC-43A4-B880-B21595A6E7F2.jpeg
     
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  18. KahunaKombi

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  19. cbus

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    Good find :)
     
  20. Weekender

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    Bert - there guy on the right of the photo I posted is me!

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    At page 238/9 of Mal Leyland's book he says: (note he was commenting on circumstances of mid 70s on getting the Ask the Leyland Bros series up and going)
    "Most people didn't own expensive 4Wds, so we should do our travelling in conventional cars. I reckoned our average viewer could relate more to a Ford or Holden. In the end we settled on VW Kombi vans. These had plenty of clearance, and room to sleep when needed for camping; they were low on fuel consumption and could handle outback tracks no problem."

    He goes on to say that when his brother Mike had child 3 the kombis were too small and the were replaced with F100 4WDs.
     
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