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76 Sopru resto

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

  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Trailer Queen :oops:
     
  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Credit to you David H .As you may know kombis are never finished .There is always work to be done to them. There is just more time to enjoy what you have done with a cold one or two.:). Drive it with the biggest :D:D of them all. You want be wiping that :D:D of any time soon. I can see the gleam from them teeth from hear . get out there and enjoy it .Ohh wait it's bloody raining.:(
     
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  3. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Raining horizontally onto the Meguiars 3 metres from the edge of the carport tonight. Enjoying watching it shed water so easily:p. Great wax & the beer was good also. Thanks & yeah...always a bit more to do on Kombis:rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
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  4. Pomboy64

    Pomboy64 Active Member

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    kombis looking good David, I'm waiting for $$$ to do my battery and stereo. When will it ever end!? LOL but having fun driving it around the neighbourhood.
     
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  5. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Just to prove that your kombi is never finished. I had some ebay 2w blue LED lights & no light in the lightero_O.
    Just wondered.........here's the result:)
    Lighter.jpg2.jpg
    Cheers
     
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  6. ozferret

    ozferret Member

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    Or when your 4 year old grandaughter puts her arm round you and says, "You're soooo old grandad". ;)
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    New accelerator pedal with new spring (broken..thus replace) from JK. Pin didn't fit into the not round (oval) part of pedal base. Hammer & round object required to make round.:D
    I love hammers:D. Big hammer & centre punch needed to get old pin out after 2 weeks of soaking in WD40 after 40 years. Sort of work I like..........subtle stuff!;)
    Before sorta
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    After
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    & to prove they are never finished......still got steering column & base, gear shift, handbrake, & pedal arms to paint.:)
    But one step (pedal) closer.;)
    Cheers
     
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  8. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    As I was taught during my apprenticeship, "if in doubt, get a bigger hammer".
     
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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Chris,
    You a 'fitter' or an artist?:rolleyes:;)
    Cheers
     
  10. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    A plant mechanic Dave.
    The other rule was "always use the right size shifter" LOL
     
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Ah....a "shifter"......obviously an artist;):rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,
    Old Boy did the run to Berry "Blast from the Past' as his first big outing since spending nearly 2 years undergoing resto. 4 hrs at expressway speed each way.
    He gave me the confidence (again) that I can trust his performance & reliability & for doing such a great job I now get to buy him a new crank seal (as a reward for good behaviour) which must have been leaking for years whilst he sat doing nothing in the panel shop. Heat does show problems & I reckon this one was due to 'lack of heat' as he wasn't turned over for over a year. My fault not his!:eek: Booked in for next week...engine out....next move?
    Cheers
     
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  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    The traffic down to Berry via Pennant Hills Road was horrendous and if you were stuck in that it would have tested your engines cooling ability - I know it gave Nils big red syncro a hard time and I got sunburnt on my arm with the window open. That is one of the worst roads in Australia.

    If your kombi passed that he is doing well.

    Looks awesome in the flesh by the way - even in poor light :D
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    There is a solution to stopping sunburn Scott...........;)

    :p
     
  15. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes some out of date sunscreen.

    Thanks for that Grant :p
     
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I'll bring some fresh, unclotted stuff, next time.......:D
     
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  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Before Berry,
    Inside the cupboards got reno'd P1100851.jpg2.jpg
    Rear After.jpg2.jpg
    Shelves.jpg post 2.jpg
    Happy with that:D
    Cheers
     
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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Kombi Lovers,

    Thanks to Grantus' suggestion (on Blaze Cut thread) this is what I ended up with. LED's to engine bay.;). Night photo.
    P1100938.jpg2 Engine bay 2.jpg

    & thought "Why stop there?" I've always wanted some light above those stainless tanks. Check this outo_O. Judgements accepted!
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    Don't even talk about the law. They're just night camping lights;)! Porch lights!
    :D:D:p:D
    Cheers
     
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  19. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Haha looks like you've seen the light alright!
     
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  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hallelujah..... for they have seen the light! They drive a Kombi.:)
    Cheers
     

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