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Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Barry, Jun 7, 2021.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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  2. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    he was one of the best vw restores in Australia before retiring.
    I think the 63 asking price was over $200K on another site.
     
  3. Wiz

    Wiz Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of Shannons - Timed Online Auction: 8 - 15 June 2021
    1974 Volkswagen Kombi Bus
    $35,000 - $45,000

    https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2021-shannons-winter-timed-online-auction/L5A03UE547C8UVQ7/
    1967 Volkswagen Single Cab Kombi Utility
    $40,000 - $50,000

    https://www.shannons.com.au/auctions/2021-shannons-winter-timed-online-auction/L4IU14KABT98XB1B/
    PR
     
  4. BrissyGeorge

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    The SC is a touch over the top for me - anyone notice the two fuel filler caps on the drivers side- no mention in the narrative.
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Good pick up eagle eyes

    Dual fuel tanks

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  6. Wiz

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    In both Shannon's auctions it is interesting to see where the money has been spent to make things look pretty and what has been left untouched.
    The bus has had the underside of the chassis painted, but the engine/transmission untouched.
    I spotted the fuel tanks and the lack of resto where they are located.
    The ute pretty tidy on the cool side of the engine but very little cleanup on the underbody.

    Great photos from underneath showing heater plumbing, cable routes etc. for anyone doing a resto - I've downloaded them ;)
    PR
     
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  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    looks like a bog an flip job to me........
    Still gets me how people fall for a coat of shiny paint and a bit of chrome for big bucks.
     
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  8. Wayne murray

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    To me they haven't spend the time or money on the under carriage and the easiest way to hide it is to paint it black but to me it's a reflection on their attention to details on what they have done to the rest of the car.
     
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  9. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably a dumb question, (and I don’t know splitties ), ...but are the fuel tanks normally just put in that position ?
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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    If you look closely at the hinges in the fuel tank photo above you will see the original PMG paint.
    PR
     
  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    As you may know the second tank shouldn't be their but the other would be correct for a either a splitty or a bay ute, in a bay kombi the tank is higher up and further back closer to the engine and the splitty (not ute models) would also be the same.

    yeap see a bit of red paint. The second fuel tank isn't connected on the underside either. by the photos.
     
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  12. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Wayne....
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  13. BrissyGeorge

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    Hang on a tick,

    In my SC, there is a bulkhead immediately beside the prop for the treasure chest door - the tank is hidden behind that with two removable access panels. In the photo it would probably run between the two tanks - maybe it was a PMG mod to give country staff a bit of extra range. I would be surprised if the Split SC didn`t have this as it would have given the ute bed a bit of extra support.

    Anyone with a Split SC want to chime in? - photo would solve the mystery.
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Not that I’m aware of , only ever seen one tank.As you mention unless it’s a modification done by PMG, Still don’t think so with the two filler flaps on the side.
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Well - the auction has taken off.
    Was sitting at $50k-ish for ages.
    Over the $100k and still a couple of hours to go.
    Reckon it’s a bargain still, but as said, still a few hours to go
     
  16. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    How much for the ute so far?
     
  17. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    you have to be a bidder to see.
    I just wait for the results for the Shannon’s auctions.

    The 63 is still at $110k
     
  18. Wiz

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    Looks like it didn't meet reserve at $130,000.
     

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