Gday all, Im new, Hi ! Thought Id share with u how I got the Kombi message. Easter 1980, surf/camping in a useless orange leeking 2 man pop tent Sth of Forester with a cousin, pissing down rain for days, everthing is wet, cold & soaked to the bone and surf blown out from a sthly. THIS SUCKS there must be a better way. Between showers I look outside and surprised to see a Kombi along side, through the curtins I see a socked set of feet up, nice warm & dry, they are livin the life, thats the life for me. .......KOMBI. I bought a low light 71 transporter 2 weeks later and being a boatbuilder converted her during my apprentiship to a teak timber camper with pop top and all the goodies, named as 'the brick' together we traveled & surfed around oz for the next 3 years, many stories contuned. Sidelined by marrage, the fever for kombi's subsided. But now freedom has returned through separation with two young boys Im inchin for a T3 camper and hang out at the Nambucca experience with like minded people. One of many questions I would like to ask is weather to get a well used ex backpacker T3 camper & expect mechanical issues or a well looked after Caravelle and convert to camper. Are T3 poptops still available. Could anyone advise us on what to avoid of in T3's. Any assistance would be realy appreciated and look forward to the opituinity meet some of u guys & girls in Nambucca. Tony.