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KOMBI BOOKS

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Alpal, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Maybe this could be a NEW forum topic?
    Sure we have all collected books, guides and manuals for our fetish.
    Picked this in Newcastle (Book Grocer in Hunter Street). First half a good summary of VW history from Herr Hitlers vision to first build. Describes post war rebirth and Ben Pon's idea for a van. Author Mike Harding was introduced to Kombi as a young musician in Britains Lancashire region. A few black and white pics in the centre. Cannot remember seeing a pic of a plattenwagen before? Also a few little mumbles that I had not heard before. Worth a read and good value at $10. And dont you love the Kombi travelling along the page when you flick thru the book? Kombi Book.jpg
     
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  2. Grantus

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  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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  4. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Great idea. :) Perhaps you should delete the other 3 posts, to keep it tidy? ;)
     
  5. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Kombi/'VW book review thread. I'm in.
    Try Campervan Crazy if you can get it. I'll edit with a photo when I get home!
     
  6. wirrah

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    Here you go...

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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to read Campervan Crazy Greg.;)
    Cheers
     
  8. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    I'm coming to raid your bookshelf Wirrah!
     
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  9. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Looking forward to some reviews!
    Especially looking forward to the Tolkien Kombi adventure!
     
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  10. wirrah

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    Found some more...

    The Brooklands series are collections from media reports (including Australia)

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  11. old grey

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    When I was about 13 or 14, early 90’s, (and already well in love VWs) I bought one of John Muirs ‘How to keep your Volkswagen Alive’ books for 50 cents at a market. I read all of it. Even though most of it went over my head I found it super interesting and it definitely massaged my interest in the VW legend.
    5 or 6 years later, and after crashing my first car a toyota corolla, I went and bought my first kombi which I still have today. I also bought a few more books and manuals and relished the fact that if I had any problems I could flick through one of them and try nutting out the suspected problem.
    It was surprising how easy I found it thanks to the litterary skills of the authors, their explanations, the pictures and diagrams.
    A good decade before the web brought so many possibilities.
    Even with the wealth of knowledge on this site I still refer to my small library to resolve issues or at least so I have a decent dialogue with the awesome team at Nyemers, the local VW legends in Newcastle.
    The info in the books we love is a great resource to anyone with the thirst to learn. The more books/manuals we read the better we understand our machines. Now with the internet so much more info is available but filtering it can be a pain and sometimes the credibility of what we find can be questionable.
    A collection of books and manuals on any subject u enjoy is a treasure to be passed on and enjoyed. I have a few fishing books my Granma bought my Grandad in 1947 that are as relevant to catching fish today as they were over 70 years ago.
    I still buy VW and fishing books as old as I can find them and although the same info is no doubt available online, I like the fact I walk past them in the hallway everyday and like my kombis they have character that can be smelt and felt.
    When all the power runs out, books will once again be the best source of info !
     
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  12. 77/kombi/surfer

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    Got this book that has all the vw key codes an locks barrel combinations.
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    Goes back to the 50,s..
     
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  13. 77/kombi/surfer

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    U.k. book first printed in 54 but mine a 71 edition. Has lots of good historical photos an story about vws begining after the war.
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    Another early book from the u.k. more good info on erly vws. 1578384128281321453199.jpg

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    Another good british splitscreen book i have.
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    1578384522519-1925697160.jpg good info on wheel camber setups an torque wrench settings on tightening up nuts around the car when rebuilding
     
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  16. grumble

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    Some things are never lent including a good wife. :)
     
  17. wirrah

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    Here's another from the early 70s. It's a lot better in real life!! Covers Splits and Bays to 1970

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  18. 77/kombi/surfer

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    Nice collection Greg.
    I have a similar book in my stash 15784310048942061739990.jpg
     
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    These one turned up that i bought on ebay a few weeks ago.
    The plans an intruction for Volkswagen vans campers is a u.s.a print from 1976.
    Quite a few camper models ive never seen beforw like contempo campers. 1578457412762-1960741288.jpg
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    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Got quite a few tuning your car books..this is a uk print from 1970 1578457874327675300408.jpg
     
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