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My Bay

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Barry, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I will start off with a big thanks to John @JHB88

    I bought his bay in September last year but it has been a slow process in getting this registered.
    No dramas - my mechanic believed me when I said “I’m not in a hurry”

    Anyway- it’s done now and I have been cruising.

    A bit of work was done - brakes, exhaust, fuel pump, CV’s, hoses, gear box bushes and coupling blah blah

    This is a very original and complete baby if honest condition.
    I will slowly work my way through so I understand what’s what and fix and adjust.

    But as you can see, full original seats, un torn head lining, dicky seat for the front, pristine spare wheel cover and on and on.

    There is adjustment left in the steering box and it drives well.
    Yes - it’s not a T3, but is one of the best bays that I have driven.

    Best of all there is bugger all rust to be found

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  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    A few more

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  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Very nice
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Oh.............. before @David H asks - the compliance plate is 04/1976

    ;):D
     
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  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    and "no" - it's not going to get painted :)
     
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  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It has been 12 months I think since you shown my the photos of this at Boris picnic day. It really does look very neat and original bus. You have covered most questions that get asked ;) Enjoy it and see you around.:)
     
  7. prone

    prone Well-Known Member

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    Looks great and very original :)
     
  8. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Barry.

    Even has the dickie seat - a rare option that one!

    What colour are you going to paint it? :p
     
  9. SunnyJim

    SunnyJim Well-Known Member

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    Noice Bazza
     
  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Barry, John would be so happy at seeing this post go up and how happy you are with the Kombi ...... I wonder if the red heart is still there behind the door card (think it's the drivers door :rolleyes:).

    Great to see you've got it on the road and enjoying the kruising ;)
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I sent John a txt and apologised for taking so long. :oops:

    Christmas will be spent playing and learning all things Bay

    The old adage of “your Kombi finds you” is true for me.
     
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    Barry Well-Known Member

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    A couple of how clean the gutters are

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  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    and $150 well spent

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  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Looking forward to a few days over the break just cleaning it up

    My other mech mate is back in town so I will get him to do a few fiddly "I cant be bothered" type jobs
     
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  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    :(
    :p
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Be one of the best @Barry ;) & damn that looks neat after the seat fix. Put up a post of the front A pillar seams to show why I've got this opinion?
    Paint be great protection;). Congrats.
    Cheers
     
  17. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Unless you do a real good strip, preparation and spray I have seen too many blow up in a year or 2 with rust. Good cars ruined.

    On the other hand I have seen many survive the elements in their original condition, sitting outside 24/7, and not deteriorate.

    Seeing as I don’t have a lazy $30k+ I will keep it the way it is.

    Also, as they say, it is only original once.
     
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  18. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Re blowing out...
    That's the trouble with people thinking they know how to do something but actualy having stuff all knowledge.

    I agree that original paint is a very thick and durable system if intact.
    A good gerni internaly and check worthwhile.
    The originality is nice.
     
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  19. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Ok - the purge has been completed.
    The last of the maroon was scraped of my bay and it’s true colour installed.

    Befittingly the last Qld rego that was on was a 2014 and it was red/maroon and the repo 1977 one I had made up was blue.

    Reckon it looks heaps better already

    :D
     
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  20. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Poor bus.
    Doesn't deserve that :oops:
     
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