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What did you do to your Kombi today?

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

  1. Subdub67

    Subdub67 Active Member

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    Hi Mate, the exhaust was done by Carline Mufflers Burleigh Heads Qld. I used the original exhaust headers cut off after the cat with a flange welded on the end. After that it does a U bend into a muffler mounted in front of the gearbox then straight back passing through a resonator then out the back with stainless tip to look the goods. The system size is 2” but he was going to go to 2.5” but reckons it would have been louder. A muffler midway definitely shuts up the noise but depends if you want that subie sound.
     
  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I was fortunate enough, that those genuine VW accessories came with the SC when I bought it.

    They do occasionally come up for sale, from those T3 dismantling members, or members with excess spares shelves.
     
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  3. 65_Split

    65_Split New Member

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    We headed out for a cruise to get “essential supplies”, on beautiful Bribie Island. Then home for a backyard camp out 7BB1FA66-738D-4C1C-A943-86B2B4EE8B01.jpeg
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed.
    Look at the windscreen folks;)
    Are you running a Kombi simulator there @chris taylor or do you have a lot of Kombi stuff on your garage wall!
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    Cheers
     
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  5. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Morning Dave
    Just got a lot of stuff on the wall .That's also my inbuilt TV u can see .
    Lol
    With the amount of junk that's in there I'm surprised u can see anything at all,the worst part is it's not bloody well mine.
    .:mad:
     
  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Now have Genuine Factory VW Power Steering in the High Top. Ditched the Strong Arm type, much better :)
     
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  7. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Out with the old chipped & cracked screen
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    And in with the new
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  8. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    He doesn't get rain so it won't leak.:rolleyes::D
     
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  10. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    True but perhaps sand will get in :)
     
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  11. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Why would it leak ? the register was squeaky clean, no rust, and fitted with a new genuine windscreen seal kit that Irene purchased at the VW dub dealer in her hometown in Austria.
    The fitters made it look so easy, after preparing the new screen and seal the glass almost fell into place, no straining on the insertion cord, thumping or pushing and even the locking
    moulding was fitted without a fight. :D
     
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  12. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    A guy from Obrien glass supplied and fitted a new screen to my previous 2wd Caravelle and had the same ease of installation.

    He did it by himself and had no trouble.

    I have heard others have struggled - like other fitters did when my current silver one was refitted - useless buggers
     
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  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Self isolating there Ken :D
     
  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice spot - we took Max to Strickland State Forest yesterday for a walk as its just a short drive up the road from us.

    We all enjoyed it - a few walking creek crossings, a timber/ rope suspension bridge and a few log bridges.

    Recommend it to anyone - loads of people there exercising - nobody at the picnic area.

    A long steep gravel road down to the car park at the base - smelly brakes but all good.

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  15. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Fitted 5 ft 7 DB cb antennae. Got it for 1/2PRICE at Cheap Auto parts In Pt Pirie 8 mths ago .Just keeping as a spare .
    Last big trip I broke one after leaving Stanthorpe and was not able to buy that particular fitting anywhere.try many places on way back .
    What they use up there and down here appears to be totally different.
     
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  16. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    No Ken,

    According to rules you are actually allowed to drive to and exercise in National Parks and State Forests - provided they are very close to you. So I cant decide to visit a South or North Coast National Park - but I can go to the local ones like Strickland and Bouddi NP.
     
  17. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    we spend a lot of time at Strickland to exercise Shelly (and ourselves)
    nice place, great walks thanks to the work that Alf and volunteers put in over the years
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Lucky B;). Looks like essential travel to me :).
    Cheers
     
  19. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Finished off replacing my Oztrail awning.....
    Noticed that Snowys had the upgraded version of this great awning, for $229.00 delivered, so decided to upgrade.
    The old awning was getting tired after many years of regular use.....
    The biggest issue with these types of awnings mounted to a pop top, is that the spreader arms come out at 90 degrees to the awning track...previously, I angled the track downwards to counter this...
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    so, once the pop top is raised, the vertical legs are not long enough.....or, if you guy them down, the spreader bars are really strained and under a lot of tension....and you have to have fall away from the bus in case of rain....so, I bought a couple of marine fittings and started playing around....
    First, I replaced the new mounting blocks with the old ones...the old ones are much beefier and will last longer
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    A bit of, nervous careful cutting and the fittings sat in nicely....
    Next, I refitted the old spreader poles as they were much heavier gauge aluminium tubing and the twist lock mechanism was all metal.....new ones are plastic......bleagh !
    So, all done and I’m really happy with the result......
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    Now we just have get back out on the road !
    Cheers,
    Mark
     

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  20. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Nice job Mark.

    Solved the age old problem :D
     
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