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Found a new project!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Thomas, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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    Samantha and myself were driving through NSW on Friday coming home from our big road trip. We generally stay off the highways in case we find a kombi in a paddock or something. Anyway, we stumbled across a mid-50s? split window pickup (i might need some help identifying the year). I ended up buying it off the farmer and we stayed for the night. I can't wait to get stuck into the resto. It will be delivered in 2 weeks!

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  2. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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  3. Frank

    Frank Active Member

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    Great find Thomas - obviously does need rust work done and fixing, but the conditions doesn't look too bad. My guess is a '57 or '58 - but I belive that if you post the VIN number up here, there are guys who can tell you the exact year from that. Good luck with it :)
     
  4. kombijon

    kombijon Member

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    fecking awesome!! why are the fuel filler flaps always missing?
     
  5. DaisyGirl

    DaisyGirl Guest

    Noice Thomas and Samantha, - Liss
     
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  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Not too bad. Striped cover??
     
  7. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    Cool. Good find mate.
     
  8. 3Amigos

    3Amigos Active Member

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  9. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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    I'm pretty stoked. The body work should take some time.. after that I'm not sure whether to rat or paint him a nice colour. I'm looking for a 1600 to rebuild and two standard wheels for the rear amongst many other things. If anyone can help out, let me know.
     
  10. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    Cut and polish and ankor wax I reckon.
    There is two much nice patterning in that to strip back and paint.
     
  11. Squidy

    Squidy Well-Known Member

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    Sweet find, lucky bugger :)
     
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  12. Ammo

    Ammo New Member

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    yep that is a BEAUTY find!!!welldone ..i luv it!!!! <3
     
  13. pvwg

    pvwg Member

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    Congrats it is amazing find , we all thank you for saving another good luck with the rebuild hope to see her out there one day
     
  14. Melb.VDubber

    Melb.VDubber Member

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    Rat it. I agree with Brad the patterns are awesome!
     
  15. phatratpat

    phatratpat New Member

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    it was only a matter of time,well done !! that will look sick candy apple pink !!..........:p:cool::p
     
  16. chellejohno

    chellejohno Member

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    I don't spose you found this around Orange ,NSW did you? If you did you might be saving me a trip...unfortunately !
     
  17. roqsta

    roqsta Member

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    The good thing about a rat is that you can get it on the road and decide to paint it later on if it takes your fancy. There is no going back once you paint it. You must have too much spare time on you hands during the holiday!!
    roq
     
  18. jimbi

    jimbi Member

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    Well done. great find. Agree with Roq, keep the patina for the time being. There's something about dove blue, whether ratted or pristine - a great nostalgic colour and always looks the goods. Congrats:cool:
     
  19. Aspro

    Aspro Well-Known Member

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    Great score Thomas. Nothing beats a nice commercial VW. Sort out the rust and mechanics, slam it and roll.
     
  20. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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    Yep, that's the one. Bought him from a farm in Cudal near Orange.

    Still not sure about paint, not really too keen on the whole rat thing as much as I do appreciate the original dove blue. It will be regularly driven, however, so I don't want to paint it tooo pretty. Its gonna be a while before I get around to painting anyway... bodywork and mechanics are definitely my first priority.
     

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