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Kombi Garage - 1961 panel van restoration

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Joe, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Hi there, I started a project some years back, restoring a 1961 Kombi.
    I had a few setbacks, but now I’m super excited, as I have built my ultimate garage, Kombi Garage.
    Here is a video of the Kombi’s new home.
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Joe! :)

    Excellent work on the garage / workshop!

    Now to spend just twice as much time and effort on the Kombi......... so you can enjoy the ride! ;)
     
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  3. David H

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    Hi Joe and welcome to the Kombi Club. That’s just the biggest first post from a new member ;). May you now have no excuses to get stuck into the 61:). Oh... and serious shed envy from me:(.
    Cheers
     
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  4. Barry

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    G’day and welcome.

    Love the garage!!
     
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  5. OSF

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    Hmmmm ... One Kombi, three doors.
    Something is amiss here?
     
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  6. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Ha ha ha yes, I agree! There will be plenty time now to spend on the restoration. Thanks
     
  7. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Thanks David, Barry, OSF.
    Im looking forward to posting the progress.

    Next on my list is the roof of the Kombi. It’s extremely rusted, and will need to come off for repairs.
    Has anyone done this on this forum?
     
  8. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Way to go Jo.
    Been watching your 61 project evolve on the other forum.
    Great footage you provide to show the general public what there up for if they want to do a rebuild them selves.
    Sort of did this with my 62 rebuild on here with lots of photos to show what a big job it can end up.
    Still its all worth it when your driving down the road in it no mater how long it takes/
    cheers chuck
     
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  9. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome :) Great garage!
     
  10. micklyan

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    Garage envy. Awesome
     
  11. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Joe! Love that garage! And the kombi too, of course!
     
  12. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Joe to the KC. Enjoy restoring your 61 as much as building your shed,when finished you can drive it wherever it takes you.
     
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    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I need a shed! Welcome.
     
  14. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    or two!o_O;)
     
  15. Grantus

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    I thought the same......until I saw the other tools and machinery to be housed as well....;)
     
  16. David H

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  17. Joe

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    Thanks Chuck,
    I’m going through your post now, great work, I’m sure I’ll pick up some useful info there
     
  18. Joe

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    9105BAEA-6C26-4954-8698-EF6885349A37.jpeg Thank you everyone, and thanks David, that roof is pretty cool.
    Better than mine.
     
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  19. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Glad if any of it helps you out! all our work was trial and error and looking at other peoples work.
    Must say if we were doing a roof repair as big as what we ended up with we would of welded in some cross bracing to stop the body moving due to heat or tension.
    Your looks as good as mine was so with lots of pictures so you can see the curves in the roof change and the repo panels aren't perfect to fit so need tweaking.
    A few mm,s of movement doesn't seem much but when your lining up door gaps an such its makes more work.
    The worst thing with replacing roof panels is drilling out all the spot welds and grinding back the thin inner panel flat.
    cheers chuck
     
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  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Joe, welcome to the party that never ends :D
    Nice reversing in to the garage ;)
     

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