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Elsie a 1976 Kombi

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Elsie 76, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    ;):) 3 years ago today I purchased Elsie. Below is the before and after photos. Plenty of hard work and many $$$$$$$ later she is finished and we’re having a ball.
    I will try and upload the process, strip down and rebuild with photos over the next few weeks. Craig

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  2. slobus

    slobus Member

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    Wow! looks great! Is the new paint the same colour as the old? Or more a wattle yellow type colour?
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    VERY nice!

    Colours look slightly different??

    LOVE the stripe re-do
     
  4. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    Hi Slobus, the colour is correct. Wattle CLR719. When I took the pop top off the original colour was underneath so I polished it up and matched the colour to the original. Being an old spray painter I wanted to make sure the colour was exact when I repainted it. :)
     
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  5. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    Thanks Barry, yeah, when I worked in the trade back in the ‘70s we put pinstripes on everything.
     
  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    One of my first cars was a Mk1 Esky panel van with stripes :D

    If/when/watch this space I get an old skool T2 kombi rat type I want to find some one to do some hand done pin striping
     
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  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Great result! :)

    And yes, it’s interesting how everyone gets used to the faded colour as being the original, and forget what they looked like new. ;)

    Seen it in Bays, and T3’s painted fresh with the original colour.
     
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  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I’ve seen this bus a few times now.....
    Craig has done an exceptional job returning it to its former, showroom glory.
    Love ya skills mate :cool:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Flipper Blue is a classic

    looks absolute faded rubbish when old and the ducks nuts when fresh
     
  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I've seen it in person many times & it's true to original colour.
    Great job Craig;). You'll forget about the $ when Kombi joy pays the bill forever and a day:):D. Bet your journey to Stanthorpe BS 2018 & Old Bar 2018 may have put down a Kombi joy deposit;).
    New motor, new paint, new b*oody everything & done so well. Congratulations.
    Folks..... Craig even has matching outdoor chairs to his pop top canvas. He can join the OCD owners club:oops:. Nice to see your updated avatar:cool:.
    Cheers
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It looks Good Elsie 76,It was good to chat at the Nationals . It looks like you have been enjoying the trip and the journey. Colour looks good, Light changes the look of the colour a lot as well.As the first photo is in the shade.
     
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  12. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    Hi Barry,
    The guy who do did my stripes still does old school lines and scrolls with a dagger liner. I can recommend him.
     
  13. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    Too kind David :)
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I will be in contact ;)
     
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  15. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Great looking ride Craig! Very inspirational.
     
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  16. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Wow,

    Nice job - although in the photo it looked pretty good to me even pre-resto.

    I too love the stripes. :D
     
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  17. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Way to Kool :cool: ...... congratulations on a great looking Kombi :D
     
  18. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    I purchased Elsie because she had a good solid body and was a good base for restoration. :)
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    Dodgey rear bumper bar and tow bar.
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    The fridge and cooker cabinetry had been removed due to water damage, but were supplied by the owner.
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    With the pop top extended. :)
     
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  19. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

    B2534E77-737F-470B-96B4-B6E117ED477C.jpeg Here are a few of the interior.
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    The original interior was in fair condition.
     
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  20. Elsie 76

    Elsie 76 Active Member

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