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Yippee im on the KC. Now i need some wheels...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by sonya Joy, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy New Member

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    Ive dreamed of owning a kombi van since driving around europe in a convoy of kombis in my early 20's. Wee while ago... Id REALLY appreciate some advice. Ive found one that I absolutely LOVE and am very excited. however its in perth. Can anyone advise how i would be best to go about having it looked over mechanically. I would be buying it sight unseen and shipping from perth to the gold coast so any knowledge about this and also insurance would be awesome.

    I look forward to meeting you all and cant wait for some VW convoys!!!
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi sonya & welcome to the Kombi Club. Some member from Perth may be able to check it out for you.
    Cheers
     
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  3. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Sight unseen always has its risks.
    Photos are usualy a poor comparison of reality.

    Strongly advise a local vw specialist pre purchase report.
    @gasman in Perth works for a mechanic and well grounded to advise or suggest inspection places .

    I'm happy to give a rough opinion based on photos if it helps.
    Pm thru " inbox" at top of page if interested.
    Cheers
    Col
     
  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Members name is @gazman .....;)

    And welcome to the Kombi Club Sonya! :)
     
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  5. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy New Member

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    That would be fabulous. Id REALLY appreciate your opinion. I think ive sent you a message with link. Still finding my feet with this webpage. :)
     
  6. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy New Member

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    Thankyou. :) so gazman is a member and does specialist pre purchase reports in perth? Cool!!! Would i send him a pm through inbox?
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  8. gazman

    gazman Well-Known Member

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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sonya, welcome to the party that never ends :)
     
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  10. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Welcome @sonya Joy , good luck finding your new bus! :)
     
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  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Sorry.
    Wondered why it didn't come up as a link :rolleyes::oops:

    Sonya
    Pm came thru.
    Will check them in an hr or so.
    Cheers
     
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  12. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy New Member

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    Thankyou so much. My first day and I LOVE KOMBI CLUB. x
     
  13. tillis

    tillis Active Member

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    Hi Sonya Joy another Gold Coast kombi if it works out!
     
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  14. Surfing72

    Surfing72 Well-Known Member

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    The boys at Vee Dub Salvage at Mermaid Waters helped me out to transfer QLD registration from NSW and were great. If you end up purchasing from interstate I recommend them once back in QLD
     
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  15. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome sonya joy to the KC .Hope you find some wheels attached to a kombi so you can drive it,wherever it takes you.Best of luck with it.
     
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  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard Sonya!! We're in Sydney and bought ours sight unseen in Hobart. Asked an awesome KC member down there to look over it and after offering cases of beer he was more than happy to. He also recommended a mechanic who i had it with for a couple of weeks, Flew down , drove home, kombi is awesome!! Have fun. And send beer (or a bottle of vino) to anyone who helps over there even if you dont go ahead with the purchase!!
    Cheers
     
  17. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Sonya. You could not find d a better club or club members any where than those you will find here.
    Chris.
     
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  18. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy New Member

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    Good morning can anyone recommend a vehicle shipping company they've used/heard of please?! Need to organize kombi transported from Perth to the gold coast? Yewwwwwww
     
  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Symonds n Clarke trans in Adelaide have stored kombis in their w/house at Port Adelade ready for transporting to where ever.you could try them.Not sure whether they have a depot in Perth ,Be prepared for a hefty bill though.Not cheap over that distance. Most transport companies will do it but choose carefully, CHEAP IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST OPTION.If you can , stay with a reputable vehicle trans company who specialise in this field. I have seen vehicles being loaded onto flatbeds by forklift, not a good thing.If can't be driven on then find another company. Toll Transpport is one that comes to mind.
     
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  20. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy New Member

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    And a massive thankyou thankyou thankyou to Col Cbus and Garth Gazman absolute legends!!!!
     

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