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76 Sopru resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by David H, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just so everyone knows,
    The glass to the RHR window that was finally fitted was supplied by Bus Stop. Just Kampers that provided the other glass (that didn't fit) has not responded to my pre Christmas email to them.
    Cheers,
     
  2. cbus

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    Takes longer than a day to wear off.
    :)
    Sounds like tannic acid type rust converter rathercthan phosphoric acid .
    All good tho.
    Ensure you rinse it with a light scourer and remove from paint and bare metal areas.
    Only sticks/ converts rust.

    Just keep in mind how much it would cost in a couple of years to cut and weld the rust once it had developed.
     
  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Well.....here's some after gurney & 4 hrs after rust converter.
    Old boy is happy & so am I! Above RH tank.jpg2.jpg LH front.jpg above tank 2.jpg LH sub.jpg2.jpg RH sub 1.jpg2.jpg Waxoyl.jpg2.jpg LH sub.jpg2 3 hrs.jpg RH front.jpg2 3 hrs.jpg RH sub.jpg2.jpg Waxoyl & rust converter.jpg2.jpg
    Didn't turn me purple.
    That stuff tastes s**t!:(
    Cheers,
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So it all turned white after wash down a day later & then it was to some cold zinc spray & the blue is enamel. Cold Zinc.jpg2.jpg Colour.jpg2.jpg LHS.jpg2.jpg
    I see some 'bare spots' I'll fix tomorrow.
    Pretty happy with the outcome for just laying on the grass!
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
  5. DanSA

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    Great job David! :)
    Must have been a messy one, but nice peace of mind knowing the underside is good now too.

    Still cant believe you find this easier than door cards, but anyways, whatever floats your boat :)

    Dan
     
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  6. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Looks great but how cruel!! - lying there in the heat under your kombi and seeing that airconditioner so close by!!
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dan,
    I can get quite creative in my avoidance!;):rolleyes:
    Sometimes I've been known to 'create a mountain' just so I can get over the other mountain.:eek:
    So the door cards 'creative avoidance' may have been about doing the underside!:rolleyes: (the mountain);)
    & working myself up to do the underside!:oops:
    The only joy was I was in the shade in the recent heatwave & getting wet!:D
    Some do the easiest first! Some don't!o_O
    Cheers,
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Old Boy dropped to mechanics this arvo. After pressure cleaning engine (underside) with the above 'tidy up' was able to see oil leaks.
    Mainly from the filter!
    This bus hasn't had much mechanical 'love' in the last 7 yrs.:( It's his mechanical turn now!:D:oops::p
    Cheers
     
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  9. Blunderbus

    Blunderbus Active Member

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    When i was a teenager and restoring a 58 FC holden, i spent hours lying under the car with a grinder with wire brush fitted and cleaned every inch of it then painted with black killrust - and i didnt use googles or face mask of any kind.
     
  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Bet you do now :)
     
  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I take it you don't like mowing either .Well you won't have to do it for a will know as you probably have kill it by know. Looks a lot better now and you know every inch of you kombis underside .Great job.
     
  12. David H

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    I love the lawn....just not the mowing.
    I'm sure the grime that came from underneath top dressed that area as did the washing off the rust converter fertilise it!:rolleyes::D;)
     
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  13. David H

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,
    Old boy back from the mechanics today. Full service, new dissy cap & leads/plugs, handbrake handle, foam bit around engine, new injectors from Jbugs America, grease & oil, brake check & adjust etc. Pushrod seals didn't need to be done. I supplied parts & they charged $630:D.
    So got to work on s/s tank stuff to help isolate it from support frame & body.
    Rubbers to subframe
    P1100731 - Copy.jpg2.jpg

    Plastic to top & bottom of tanks to isolate from sub & support frame & I spot the dirt clogged in above that beam! I removed it the next day & undercoated!

    Polish tank.jpg2.jpg

    Oh & some polishing;)
    Cheers
     
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  14. DanSA

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    Rubbers would help with isolating any rattles too I imagine. Great idea.
    Must be running well now with new injectors. Never replaced ours so far...
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    And now with much fanfare........drum roll......
    DOOR CARDS IN:D:D:)
    And Grantus.........thanks for the motivation.


    LHF card.jpg2.jpg
    RHF card.jpg2.jpg

    Happy with getting the colour level right from kick panel to seat bases. It's all about the curves when it's a bay.:rolleyes:
    Card seat colour levels.jpg2.jpg

    Enjoying a cold one just looking at them!
    Cheers
     
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  16. DanSA

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    Look awesome!

    Like the two tone, good on you for personalising it.

    So you're done now yeah? :rolleyes:
     
  17. David H

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    New lino in the back, sort out why the stereo is not working, new face panel for fridge, tanks back in & then dual battery set up. Small stuff & all easy.

    Then Bus Stop Swansea!:)

    I think Grantus is right tho' . Never all done!:rolleyes:
     
  18. Grantus

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    How awesome does that look David? :)

    Bet it was only half as bad to do, as you first thought too.......;)

    Excellent work - looks great!!!
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

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    David, looking schweeeeet :).
     
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  20. David H

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    Purring like a kitten Dan. Dak...Dak...Dak...Dak. This is his third engine rebuild & third set of injectors. Just coming up to 700,km.
    Been a good axe .....three new heads & five handles...it's been a great axe!:rolleyes: Very original!;)
    Thankfully the body is original 'cept that front!

    The injectors are not as critical as some cars. Seem to burn (mixture) nice & not wear.
    Just replaced them as a matter of course in the resto. Had to spend the kids inheritance on something;)! $100 AuD each from Jbugs. Yeah .. they're not going to inherit much if $400 does it in!;):D

    Cheers
     
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