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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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    Thanks everyone, and welcome Johndoe980.

    The most difficult part was committing to cut across the roof. Once that decision was final, I just went for it.
    Now as Grantus said, a bit of canvas, and job done :)
    What’s with the cabin roof in that Pic? It’s flat
     
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  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    You're bold Joe but I love what I'm looking at;). Wish I was young again:rolleyes: & full of energy;).
    Searched @Johndoe980. Mate of yours that helped put up the shed?:).
    Cheers
     
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  3. Joe

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    Thanks David,
    Not that I know of, it might be Simon, if it is, he hasn't told me :)

    I thought I would share an image of the cross section of the roof, showing the channel and support, I wish I had that as reference earlier, so I thought it might be handy for anyone trying this.
    channelCross.png
     
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  4. Grantus

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    Not a great pic I took at the VW Nationals this year......

    To explain, the roof on the SC was removed, a piece of glass or acrylic was cut to the same shape around 100mm wide, that fitted onto the top, similar to your pic above.

    Then 2 shaped metal rods, you can just see in my pic, spanned across the opening, from front to back, and a tonneux cover, (not in place in the pic), was button clipped over the top.
     
  5. Johndoe980

    Johndoe980 New Member

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    Sorry I didn't introduce myself, I'm Tony from Logan Village,QLD, Seriously thinking of buying a 1966 Dormobile which was born the same year as me.lol. I am about to sell my 1964 KG LHD factory convertible in need of love and 1960 Chop top KG body and chassis. I found Joe on Youtube. I just am scared of buying it then just staring at it, but also scared someone else will buy it before me. the twins.png 1966.png
    This is the Kombi I'm in Love with.

    anyway I have talked enough. I will just sit and watch now.
    Tony
     
  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Johndoe980! :)

    Enjoy the ride.........;)
     
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  7. Wayne murray

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    Welcome Johndoe980, to the KC hope you buy what you like and the journey starts when you get it home to wherever it takes you. looks like you have some work to do if you do buy it.
     
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  8. Joe

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    I see, good plan if I stuff my current plan up ;)

    Hey welcome Tony, now your really making me think about the last space left in my garage, and how good one of your Karmann Ghia’s would look there.
    May have to chat with you :)
     
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  9. David H

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    Take the one on the right;). It's blue & be reliable. Gee....I could almost buy that just to look at:D. Love them:).
    Cheers
     
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  10. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Hi all,
    Took a while, but the next exit chapter is here.
    I struggled with the simple act of cutting sheet metal accurately in a straight line.
     
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  11. Wayne murray

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    That is quite impressive doing that,:) nice metal folder .
     
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  12. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely brilliant.
    Love your perseverance - something every kombi Owner requires in spades.
     
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  13. David H

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    You're the BOSS :D. Thanks for your posts:cool:. Enjoy them lots:).
    Wish I had half your skill & all of your shed with tools/machinery;).
    Cheers
     
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  14. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Thank you all.
    Has anyone seen a YouTube channel 1 Welding thongs?
    A guy in Queensland is restoring a Kombi that looks like just a pile of scrap metal.
     
  15. Poptop

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    I hope I live to see it finished!
     
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  16. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I'd put money on you'd be wrong
     
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  17. Joe

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    I don’t know, I’ve seen his follow up videos, he is doing quite well. It’s taking shape and recognisably a Kombi now in a fairly short timeframe.
     
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  18. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    I’m also relatively young !
     
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  19. Joe

    Joe Member

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    Oh dear!
    I couldn't resist those sexy curves, and now I'm so distracted.
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  20. David H

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    So you bought the blue KG Joe? If you did ...I'm jealous you lucky b. Now I know why you built that shed;).
    Cheers
     
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