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first car!!! 79 microbus'

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by josh-kombi-kid, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    today i got my first kombi, it is a 79 microbus that a girl from my school had in her back yard' ....the van mainly has suface rust my dad my bro and i are going to do most of the work ourselfs' should be a good project for us :) these are the pics of 'daisy' (named by previous owner), i'll be getting all the mould and surface rust off on the weekend'

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  2. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    that was my 100th post aswell !!!!! :D
     
  3. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations for the L THE KOMBI and THE 100th post ,keep it coming Josh.
    Good luck with your project.
     
  4. vwmad

    vwmad New Member

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    Nothing a good srub wont fix??? my panel i just got looked the same cleaned it with truck wash a soft broom and a gerni comes of easy cheers shane.
     
  5. Wodewick

    Wodewick New Member

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    Good to see another nice kombi being saved.
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    What a score...and what a project!

    Well done Josh! Many enjoyable resto hours ahead..... to be followed by much more enjoyable cruising times..;)

    Always enlightening to see the cross section of generations getting into Kombis. :)
     
  7. jerrys_bus

    jerrys_bus Active Member

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    Looks great,

    Will be interesting seeing what your first clean up shows

    best of luck with your project
     
  8. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    once i get rid of all that surface rust i'll definitely be moving it under cover... it has been out in rain for 3 years, since cyclone larry' and we do get ALOT of rain in babinda (wettest town in aust) .... tully comes second' :p
     
  9. chris smart

    chris smart Member

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    beauty mate cant wait to see it after the scrub
     
  10. Wodewick

    Wodewick New Member

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    Looks as though it has had a colourful life. Good to see.
     
  11. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    i stripped inside of the kombi this arvo got the front seats out (which are in very good condition :) ) and got the gerni out too' ... now you can see through the front window!!! :D

    tomorrow i'll be taking all the cr@p that came with the bus and lots of other cr@p to the dump'... make room for it downstairs - 'rain is the enemy'
     
  12. Joels73 Panel

    Joels73 Panel Active Member

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    Looks good mate congrats.

    Plenty of good times ahead.
     
  13. oceandreams66

    oceandreams66 New Member

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    Can't wait for more pics, especially after just cleaning her up. Make sure you send them thru :) Great bonding project too!
     
  14. generation fade

    generation fade New Member

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    looks incredible man, top work
     
  15. Radar15

    Radar15 Active Member

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    Is it a deluxe? I dont see any trim but it has the vents/arm rests in the front.
     
  16. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    i thought it was a microbus... what makes it a 'delux'?
     
  17. Radar15

    Radar15 Active Member

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    From what I understand a microbus is just a kombi that isnt a panel van, Sc, Dc or a Camper. And a deluxe model has some things the normal microbusses dont such as the arm rests/ vents on the front doors. They also have deluxe trim that goes down the side of the bus (wich is usually how I tell if it is a deluxe) [​IMG]

    Yours has the vents on the doors but dosnt have the trim on the outside.
     
  18. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    after i cleaned the outside of mine i could see the original paint colour through the white paint... it was navy blue with white stripes down the side... maybe it could have come with a trim aswell?
     
  19. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    these are the pics of the kombi after i cleaned all the mould off'

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    look alot better i reckon :)
     
  20. josh-kombi-kid

    josh-kombi-kid New Member

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    the gerni wasnt working properly... so i couldnt get the hand paint off'
     

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