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What did you do to your Kombi today?

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

  1. Vwbus guy

    Vwbus guy Active Member

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    What so you can get back to talking about Sticky tape.
    The thread says what did you do to your kombi today..that's what I did today.
    And what I can't say thank you??
    Ok.
    And bumping????
    This forum is slow and floundering.
    How can I bump it if there is nothing competing for top thread.
     
  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Or maybe it's not the right spot for someone who seems desperate to get exposure for videos with not much content.
    Why the need to push it so much on this forum.
    Is it because the response on U tube is slow and floundering ?
     
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  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Its not a competition
     
  4. Vwbus guy

    Vwbus guy Active Member

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    I wasn't competing, I WAS just posting what I did to my kombi today.
    I haven't competed with anybody at all just posted my activities.
    But continually get people say bugger off.
    Not sure why
    I'm let you all get back
    Sticky tape on eBay lol......
     
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  5. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    here's a link to 'resto corner' ... that's where we look at people's progress on their full restorations ... it would be more appropriate to start a new thread there (all yours)
    Resto Corner
    Use this section to show various stages of your resto in progress. Maybe help and inspire others in the same position


    https://forums.kombiclub.com/forums/resto-corner.23/
     
  6. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I don't want to discourage Vwbus guy.
    There are people who seem to like what he posts.
    What about a new thread for video "what you did today to your vw"
    The one thing that Vwbusguy has come out with that hits a note with me is this forum is getting a little thin

    cheers
     
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  7. TasDevil

    TasDevil New Member

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    Hi
    Can someone tell me if a bay window low light bull bar will fit my 76 bay window.
    Cheers
     
  8. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    No.
    But anything can be modified
     
  9. TasDevil

    TasDevil New Member

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    Thanks cbus
     
  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    If you are good with a welder like cbus mentioned "can be modified "
    If you aren't NO :rolleyes:
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    And the cost of having someone do it is probably not worthwhile unless the bar is in very good nick , good price , and you get an estimate to do the mods first.
    Or if good nick and cheap you could buy it then get quotes as it's likely not to hard to sell later if you decide against.
    Bars in poor nick cost more to fix than its worth.

    Depends how much junk you want sitting around ;)
     
  12. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Well-Known Member

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    I did nothing, fixed my Subaru Liberty CVT valve body at a cost of $3700 in parts... that's alot of Splitty parts :(

    No sticky tape I'm afraid
     
  13. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, yesterday.....
    Swapped out the pop top scissor lifts.
    Mine were getting tired and @rstucke Rick made a couple available recently......thanks mate !
    Just so folks are aware, the actual struts are the same, how they are sprung is side dependent.
    ie the driver’s side won’t really work on the passenger side.....they are offset....holes all line up but doesn’t provide an even lift.so,
    Out with the trusty Dremel and off to work we go......
    I managed to dismantle the rear (spare) assy. and recovered the arms to match the driver’s side.
    Next I had to install an additional spring......(the rear assy. only has one spring in the lift.) spare came out of the assy. I removed.
    This meant cutting the spacer washer between the roller and slide body .....enter the Dremel.....
    Then I had to carefully cut a spring mount, twist it off and install it where the spacer washer was.....fiddly but doable.
    Wire brush and penetrol everything and out to the bus we go.....
    This should be easy.....I thought!
    There are only two screws at the assy. base and two bolts in the pop top, each side, that need to be removed.
    But, this is a kombi.....the screws were no problem.....the bolts were a bugger....With nuts rusted on from years of exposure, they were not going to let go....even after soaking with WD and waiting.....(no heat near the fibreglass !)
    So, a good pair of vice grips on the dome head saw me able to shear the bolt body on three of the four easily.
    The fourth gave way eventually and out they came.....all were replaced with hot dipped galv. bolts and nuts and capped off with a dob of Sika and a “whitecap”......something used to conceal screws in kitchens...
    All works fine and these struts are noticeably heavier in construction than mine were.......I like em !
    Now my poptop has all struts replaced and all struts now have rollers.....something they have never had since I bought the bus. Happy
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  14. Maxa1967

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    Took the weight off my bus today, put it on stands until it cools down, about March. Will take it for a short drive around the house paddock every couple of weeks. 43-46c are do able but why would you when there are A/C cars to do the 320 km trip to town.
     
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  15. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    So the week before Christmas the windows start to play up, pull off the door card and the window lifter thing has rusted and broken off, as an interim fix, carefully drill and screw a couple of screws under the window glass. Will do until I can order a new one.

    steve
     

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  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Ok ,same thing happened to me but on both doors at diff times .
    Somewhere in these forums is how i fixed mine without spendind any $..
    If you go and find it it will show u how .
    They re repairable .
     
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  17. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Cris, will find the post.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  18. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Cheap to buy new ones ;)
     
  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Now you tell me.:(
     
  20. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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