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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    We’re well thanks Chris. Hope you are too.
    Busy here with the garlic at the moment. :)
    Yes, it looked to be a big job on your Kombi repairs but you’ve done splendidly and saved a lot of cash! Advice from Col is invaluable too isn’t it? Even if he is bloody cheeky, we still love him. :D
    Glad you’re okay after the prang and please look after yourself.
    A g’day from Paul too. :)
     
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    Took Schmett for a BrokeBoys Car Club run. End of year gathering at local Sugarloaf Reservoir. Pics of some of the eclectic lot of vehicles.
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    We were there!
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    Other Kombi present. Owned by a friend since mid seventies. Clean and original. His ex work vehicle.
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    Rat look Vintage Durant tourer.
     
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    Few others at Sugarloaf
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    Dodgy Mopar
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    More Mopar with ultimate Mustang
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    Classic British. Bit rough but original and on the road.
     
  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Another damage panel fixed, the gas gas bottle lid , has come up ok but certainly not like a new one ;), just touch up the scews is all . 100_0945.JPG , next the front bumper but thats more paint missing than anything, so it will be easy as it does not have to be removed to fix,:rolleyes::D. Thanks Col {cbus} you were right ,bunnings had what i needed,
    cheers
     
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    Whadda ya mean , " not like a new one " .??
    Slack Chris. ;)
    Yeah it's a pity when I gotta say Bunning have it but it's convenient if the other hardware shops have been pushed out.
    Must admit a decent webpage is useful tho.
     
  9. melissa

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    Alpal - we did the same thing. Streetmasters had our Christmas Party yesterday. I won a car cleaning pack as a lucky door prize too and gave it a try out on the Beetle - shame it was back to dusty and dirty by this morning...
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  10. chris taylor

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    Lol can't have that looking better th a n the rest Col .


    Any how it's down low enough where it looks great .
     
  11. Grantus

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    Sliding door sill cerecoated, along with a pair of wipers for another KC T3 brother.

    Now to just find time, to fit it to the Velle. o_O

    Thanks heaps Col for the part, Lorraine for the freight from Qld to Old Bar, and Nils, for smacking it back into shape! :)

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  13. Grantus

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    Not sure why this isn’t just posted in your resto thread, to keep your progress sequentially altogether. o_O

    Most here, always just check the “new posts”, in the menu bar, so all new posts in all the areas then show up in a list, and then will read and reply if they wish, to each thread.

    Members tend to use this thread, just for bits and pieces you get around to doing to the running Kombis.

    Many also have major work resto threads for projects on the go, in the resto forum, as I see you have as well. ;)

    Do you need a “helmet cam”, for the cutting, grinding, & welding, to also show the more interesting actual process...........rather than just the before and after, chat about it? :rolleyes:


    Only a suggestion, as you have often asked for comments.
     
  14. chris taylor

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    All done ,ready for the road again ,no mechanical damage has been done ,just body panels.which puts a smile on my face . I was not happy with b/bar so decided to sand it back and try to improve on it a bit ,it also has a twist in it caused by the mounting bracket so although not severe ,i can see it ,so might as well fix while im at it . I have been trying to work out the cost of the repairs , to my reckoning it comes in at about $200 give or take $10 At first i thought it was a lot more than that ,around the $400 but not so,% cans of paint at $17 a can, masking tape, sanding discs ,sand paper ,body filler ,fibre glass kit . over all im happy with the result,and cost. 100_0948.JPG 100_0946.JPG ,
     
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    Next job will be the roof and canopy,badly in need of a repaint , at the moment i am waiting for the replacement refurbished dizzy ,hopefully that will happen b4 xmas , then in January the new steering box goes in {thanks to Rick } rtucke,for supplying it. I bit the bullet on this one and figured it was a 100% necessary job which i could not justify putting off.
     
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    Chris are you fitting new box yourself or someone else doing.
     
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    Like it never happened Chris.

    Lucky you are handy with the panel massaging techniques.

    Fantastic job
     
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    That’s a rattle can spray job?????

    Well done if it is!
     
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  19. chris taylor

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    Hi Brian no I don't do any of the mech my self.i get GHR MOTORS to do it.I trust them explicitly to handle asll my work and have done for the last 13 years.
    Chris.
     
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    G/Fay Barry .
    Yes it sure is a rattle can
    Wattle Rust Guard to be precise
    It is Epoxy Enamel ,I like it as it not expensive to buy , it holds it colour well, and if I damage a panel I know the colour match will be almost perfect.
    But having said all that I do still like to hit it with m.Mequires polish.Just to be sure.
     
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