1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Meet Gertie the 76 Sopru!

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Jethro, Nov 11, 2017.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,756
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    How cool is that!
     
    Jethro likes this.
  2. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    Thanks, not sure yet, don't really like paying the yearly fee but the most beautiful part will be the letters "NSW" !!
     
    David H, melissa and Grantus like this.
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,756
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    I meant to ask - what happened with getting blue slip and the R'n'R?

    Was it just ticked off as it was a Sopru?
     
  4. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    100%, Sopru compliance plate with "seating capacity 4" was all he needed to see.
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    19,984
    Location:
    Bracken Ridge, Qld
    Great news Geoff on getting the blue slip :D
     
    Jethro likes this.
  6. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    Following the blue slip euphoria from Saturday morning, got on with a couple of jobs this weekend.

    Put on the decal which I got from Heritage VW in UK , (a small detail but I love this graphic). It looks good but thought it would be one of those decals you put on wet then remove the front plastic just leaving the white lines but its just a rectangular sticker and in gloss so you can see the whole thing, Ill keep looking out for a proer one but good for now
    upload_2017-11-19_21-14-13.png

    New seat belts for the the bluey inspection
    upload_2017-11-19_21-20-47.png

    New clamped edge strip for the pop top, old one was stiff and falling off most times the top went up. (about $10/m from clark rubber, perfect match)
    upload_2017-11-19_21-23-6.png

    Found and bought an original sopru roof rack from ebay during the week, very very happy with this find. Had exact one on the old kombi so really completing the picture. The guy I bought it from had a 76 also. Got some rubber protectors from clark rubber also and fitted today
    upload_2017-11-19_21-27-22.png

    upload_2017-11-19_21-27-48.png

    All in all a couple of steps in the right direction, including a few trips locally and show offs to a couple of friends :)
     
    David H and Grantus like this.
  7. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    Bateau Bay, NSW
    Damnit I’ve been on the lookout for a good Sopru roof rack for months! Well played :D
     
    David H likes this.
  8. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    Yeah, the racks are difficult to find, I started making offers to sellers with kombis for sale on the various sites where they showed the rack, particularly the cheaper ones 10k or less and this one came up so I grabbed it. I was onto one in Qld that the guy would have accepted $400 for but I think he has sold the bus now but give it a go, I was offering $300 in the first approach and was getting a reasonable response. I found the guys with the cheaper busses were happier to break up the full kit and sell separately. The more expensive ones were understandably less open to the idea but your only asking the question.
     
    David H, Grantus and Mr Beckstar like this.
  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,879
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    Always worth asking the question.

    If you don’t ask, you’ll never know. :rolleyes:

    And at worst, you get a “no” reply........;)
     
  10. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,018
    Location:
    newcastle
    Polished up nice Geoff;).
    Cheers
     
    Jethro likes this.
  11. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,018
    Location:
    newcastle
    Me too. You lucky b Geoff;).
    Cheers
     
    Jethro likes this.
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,018
    Location:
    newcastle
    Hi Geoff,
    Gear change pattern off ebay via USA. Very original & he sends 2 for $10. I'll look for website tomorrow or check my thread. Gertie looking excellent:D.
    Cheers
     
    Jethro likes this.
  13. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    Gertie got her new NSW plates today!! Very pleased to have that job done. Came so close to getting a 76 in the middle of the number in the random selection at the RTA.
    upload_2017-11-24_22-23-38.png
     
    David H and Grantus like this.
  14. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    Would love to get that contact Dave for the Gear change pattern and I think I saw a previous post somewhere where you mentioned getting a new "Campmobile" sticker for the back, would be good to get one of those also. I'm slightly reluctant to replace the original one, not 100% sure, there is something nice about the patina of it? what do you reckon?
    upload_2017-11-24_22-31-54.png
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,756
    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    only original once - and yours is original

    My opinion - and it is not my kombi :)
     
    oldman likes this.
  16. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    399
    Location:
    North West Sydney
    mmm...tend to agree, cheers
     
  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    15,879
    Location:
    Southern ACT
    How about:

    Replace the original sticker, only when you replace the original paint..........simples! :)
     
    David H likes this.
  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,018
    Location:
    newcastle
    Hi Geoff,
    Guys above make some good points & the 'patina' can't be achieved a second time as it took 41 years. It's a 'rocky road' & expensive to end up with a full resto... for it's "open ended". It's your kombi & you'll do it how you see it & what fits for you both.
    Some 'bling' around the sides is a great way to approach your current enthusiasm & take time to consider what you both want. Get out & about with Gertie to get a 'feel' for what the future holds. Sure ..get a new sticker here or there (campmobile one contact Elsie76 on here) but it's really about why you bought back into Kombi Sopru Campers. It's not about restoring them... it's about using them:p:D.
    If it ain't broke...don't fix it!;)
    Good bus with just a little care needed & go & enjoy. Resto will come to you...you don't have to go to it!:p
    IMPO It seems that after you've done a great resto (& spent $30k, you get scared about damaging the pretty bus & they get used less:().
    Just saying old boys resto was done for very personal reasons & because old boy had done such impeccable service to me over 30 yrs & I felt I owed him a life beyond mine:rolleyes:.
    It's your bus & you'll do it how you both want! Go & enjoy;) & let life decide what's next:eek:
    Kombi Groover;).
    Cheers
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2017
    Elsie 76 likes this.
  19. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,018
    Location:
    newcastle
  20. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,047
    Location:
    Bateau Bay, NSW
    Yeh Harry's Campmobile sticker is going to stay cracked and original for a while yet.
     
    David H likes this.

Share This Page