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Discussion in 'New Members' started by neil s, Mar 25, 2020 at 8:39 PM.

  1. neil s

    neil s New Member

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    hi guys. I’m new here and have been looking for about 12 months for a T2 tin top. After much searching I am thinking of purchasing a fairly good 1971 bus but it has a seized engine. I’m good mechanically so a rebuild doesn’t bother me but I’m not sure of what the expected cost of a rebuild will be. If I buy the bus I prefer to swap out the engine to get it registered then look at the old engine. I saw just campers had reconditioned 1600 dual ports for sale. Has anyone used one of their motors. Are they any good and are they worth the &4.5k.
    Thanks in advance and any advice would be appreciated.
    Regards Neil
     
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  2. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome.
    I can't say what the Just Kampers motors are like and I have not heard anything but to give you an idea - a rebuild by a mechanic will probably cost you between $6 and $8K depending on what needs to be done.
     
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  3. neil s

    neil s New Member

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    Thanks Melissa
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Neil! :)

    Enjoy the ride........... ;)
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to KC neil s. Don't worry about the engine ...the cost for that is covered in above posts.
    How's the body rust wise?
    Cheers
     
  7. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Lots of reuild options for 1600. Can go bigger easily. Body condition more important.
     
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  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    @neil s :D ..... welcome to the party that never ends.

    Check out Mick Motors @ Northgate - Mick's old skool VW and has 2 VW lovers & owners working for him (Graham and Ross) .... https://www.mickmotors.com.au/ ..... price is always competitive and happy to talk about what you need ;)
     
  9. neil s

    neil s New Member

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    Thanks for all the responses guys.
    The body has some rust mainly in the sills. Chassis is good, Roof & gutter free of rust. Around windscreen good, Paint is OK. I am handy both mechanically and with the mig welder so the welding in on body parts is no problem. Painting is another issue but i am willing to give that a crack. Depending on what restrictions we have in QLD with Corona virus, i hope to have another look this weekend and decide if i will purchase. If not, i'll keep looking.
    Thanks again everyone.
    Stay safe
     
  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome neil s to the KC, Hope the vehicle is worthy of purchasing so you can enjoy it wherever it takes you.
     
  11. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    onetrackwonder Well-Known Member

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    Best of luck with it all Neil s, and welcome to the madness, cheers Greg
     

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