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What did you do to your Kombi today?

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

  1. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    Stop it Wayne.........you’re really making the rest of us look bad..........your vehicles are so nice !
     
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  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sounds like what I used to do back in 1974-1980 - park the car on the street with the left side up on the gutter then crawl under and wash the entire underside :eek: .... done every 4 or so months and then remove the mag wheels and clean the inside and apply black shoe polish to the tyre :confused: - a trick to get a what is now a wet look shine - once the Kiwi Black was applied then an old pair of stockings or panty hose to to buff/shine the rubber :D
     
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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The laser touch less car wash 15 minutes away, has a high pressure under body wash, as you enter the wash booth. :)

    I use it anytime one of our vehicles have been to a coastal environment, like Old Bar, to remove any trace of salt that may have settled, or after using dirt roads, to remove the dust or mud. Especially good for the long T3 gear change rods. They behave as smooth as new, after the underbody wash. :D

    My mechanic also loves being able to work under the vehicle on his hoist, without having to knock any crud off it first..... ;)
     
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  4. Luna76

    Luna76 Active Member

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    6C884CCD-88E3-4311-A45E-C2E136739B24.jpeg C63E8F11-F238-4525-8648-BF76C2B8F3F1.jpeg 98B41F7C-737A-4E3C-B8FB-D1396322C4A1.jpeg T3 mirror upgrade-highly recommended!
    Was fortunate to pick one up from a synchro donor that was going to scrap. The mirror pops straight onto the T2 arm. Way better view out the back!
     
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  5. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Does it interfere with the sunvisors at all? Being a bit wider?
     
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  6. Luna76

    Luna76 Active Member

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    Just clears them all OK
     
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  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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  8. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    went to bunnings - still the best vehicle (at my place) for picking up a full sheet of plywood in the rain IMG_20201029_145731.jpg
     
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  9. DrowningBitByBit

    DrowningBitByBit Active Member

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    Today I removed the tint from the front windows, because...
    a) The tint was tatty and scratched (both L and R sides) from when the window channel lifts collapsed.
    b) The tint was much too dark for driving at night.
    c) Aesthetically, I was 50/50 on whether I liked the tint all the way to the front.
    d) No one could see me wave!

    Came off surprisingly easy in fairly large sections, and cleaned up with a bit of acetone to get rid of the last traces of glue.

    Now nice and bright in the cabin!


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  10. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    like your beer tap up front
     
  11. Kazz

    Kazz Well-Known Member

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    “No one could see me wave” .........now that’s a good reason all on it’s own.........gotta love it !
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Hand sanitiser in bulk
     
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  13. deeksy62

    deeksy62 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking hand degreaser myself, it's what I use the most!
     
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  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Kombi people need a degreaser and sanitizer combined
     
  15. Pisces

    Pisces Member

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    Today I investigated the noisy vintage speed exhaust on my splitty
    Found i have a broken exhaust stud on no 2.
    I think it will be a driil and easy job if it isn’t too tight
     
  16. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Decided to repair and re organise my front panel and b/bar come roo bar . Needs to be simple n neat .turns out to be a bigger job than i first thought but thats ok. 20201112_092525.jpg 20201112_092435.jpg
     
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  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Lots of welding on the b/bar and roo bar to ensure its solid , now have to refit light bar..The front panel had 2 holes where the VW emblem was but they have now been filled inas the lighr bar is covering that area.
    More photos latter.
     
  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Morning Chris,
    So to tidy up the mess you make a mess then have to tidy up after making a mess :confused:
    avagoodone ;)
     
  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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  20. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Is looking good Bert lol.

    One can never keep a tidy shed no matter how hard u try.:(:confused::p
     

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