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Well here it is the work has begun on the Kombi of Hope!!

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Kombi of Hope, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Kombi of Hope

    Kombi of Hope New Member

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    Some celebratory cupcakes. Megan makes the BEST cupcakes in the world. See, she’s expert at icing, but not bogging. But then it turns out, none of us were! But we put a lot of heart into it.

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    Saturday 3rd October
    KOH went up to Maitland to get sprayed purple and we twiddled our thumbs whilst our baby got purplefied. So Nathan and Ian finished off the doors and designed a new age wind chime out of the bumpers and front grill.

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    Sunday 4th October
    It took 3 cars, one rope and a lot of ingenuity to get the doors up to Maitland this morning. We were all impatient to get up there to see a purple KOH. Daylight savings NOT appreciated.

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  2. Kombi of Hope

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    And this is what waited for us . . . so good to say goodbye to the mustard orange and say HELLOOOOO to purple and white. The photos don’t do her justice. We had a moment to pinch ourselves to make sure it was all REAL, she was PURPLE, she was SHINY, she had come so far since May 2008 as an ebay bargain.

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    She really is shiny Cadbury purple. Like a mirror.

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    The hard workers! Grins from ear to ear.

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    We were told to take the dashboard out which was done rather hastily. Anyone for spaghetti on toast? Ian had to reconnect this mess to start her up to get her back on the trailer.

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  3. Kombi of Hope

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    A few hiccups getting her started – please don’t let this be an omen.

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    Success!

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    On her way back home for the start of the refit.

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    No messing about . . . headlights back in with a mixture of the originals and two donated to us by Rocky. Ian and Nathan had a competition to see who could get their headlight installed first – getting them lined up proved a challenge.

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  4. Kombi of Hope

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    And they actually worked first time!

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    The work never ends. We’ve only been home an hour or so and back to the sanding. This time the dashboard. But we are all on a purple high … who cares? Not Megan and Verity– we are busy writing this thread!

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    Bootiful. Think we might leave it as a “rat dash”. We quite like it just clear coated.

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  5. Kombi of Hope

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    Verity and Ian’s house still looks like a bomb site, front and back. Pool still not in. Megan and Nathan too embarrassed to post a photo of their long winded renovation. BUT putting up with the mess has all been worth it. KOH is better than we ever dreamed of.

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    So now we have to refit her with the list of goodies we ordered from Roy at The Bus Stop. Get all the sponsor logos (we have a few new ones) and signage applied by Formation Signs. New tyres from Bob Jane T-Marts Newcastle West. Spray the rims. New logoed t-shirts by Frame Promotions. Install windows. Mechanical check by Penfolds Automotives. Electrical check by Newcastle Auto Electrics. And the list goes on and on and on all the way to the blue slip (see we forgot the dreaded pop top). And then on and on and on to Relay For Life launch on Saturday 7th November. And then off on her KOH journey into the future . . . thanks to ALL our supporters xxx.

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  6. Rocky

    Rocky Well-Known Member

    Absolutely incredible guys!!!!1

    A stunning finish, I know there is plenty of work ahead, but this must feel like just reward for the hard yards you have all put in.

    Congratulations guys,

    Looking forward to the rest of the resto and then catching you all on the road.

    Cheers, Chris
     
  7. Van Housing

    Van Housing Well-Known Member

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    I echo everything Chris just posted ... I know how much work this has been and everything that you have gone through for this - well done!!! :)

    And what a great shade of purple .... beautiful! :)

    okay everyone, all together now:
    HIP-HIP-HOORAY! Well done Verity, Megs and everyone else that has contributed and helped! :)
     
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  8. BargeArse

    BargeArse Active Member

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    Amen, Woz! Hip hip hooray indeed! :D

    Girls, the KoH is looking bloody beautiful! And it's not even back together yet. I can't wait to see the ol' girl in person. Reckon she's going to be pretty spesh. Not only for how good she'll look, but also how special this Kombi is going to be.

    You should all be very proud. :)
     
  9. 3Amigos

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    looking gr8..well done

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  10. Rev.

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    Awsome girls - never doubted that you would get this far - see ya on the 7th November - can't wait.

    Rev.
     
  11. Kombi of Hope

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    Slight hiccup. Apparently the paint blistered when Pete started spraying on the white to the top half of the doors. He reckons we may not have shaken up the thinner properly before we sprayed on the last coat of primer. Oops! He's had to sand them back and start again but all good now. Pick them up later today. The road to purpledom is never smooth . . .
     
  12. back street bessie

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    Its really nice to see a splash of colour finally...and a beautiful colour choice too ;)
     
  13. VanAime

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    Looks magnificent so far. Hanging out to see the final product. Excellent job boys and girls, both big and small(ish):lol:

    One thing........you said that you may not have shaken the "thinners" well enough and that caused the problems with the doors. Do you mean you were using primer in a spray can and you didn't shake/mix it well enough??
     
  14. Tony O

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    Great job, great caues.....
     
  15. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Coming along great guys, not long now. Looks stunning
     
  16. The Dub Driver (Byronbug)

    The Dub Driver (Byronbug) Well-Known Member

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    The road to purpledom is never smooth . . .tell me all about it girls....:lol:
    Been there...& "purpled" that !!! ...
    Me coming from "the house of the purple resto's" myself... salute you girls....job well done..
     
  17. Kombi of Hope

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    No, not a spray can. We were given special primer by the paint sponsor that needed thinner added to it. We had some left in the spray gun and just shook it to mix it but Pete the spray painter said we should have taken the lid off and stirred it thoroughly. Lesson learnt :)
     
  18. davidp.

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    Hi Guys,
    Fantastic paint job...just the putting it back together now...the light at the end of the tunnel is much brighter and bigger I bet.
    Congratulations!!!
    Cheers,
    David
     
  19. greenbay

    greenbay New Member

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    i dropped in for a quick visit the other day and oh boy is she shiney,looks a million dollars.once again i have to say what a great job you guys have done:D
     
  20. blu bay jay

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    Looking very good, you should be proud!
     

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