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My new splitty project! ;)

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by LonePiper, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. LonePiper

    LonePiper Member

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    With the help of my girlfriend I managed to track down a great splitty project.


    As hard as it is to believe, it's complete and there is absolutely no rust! Fantastic price too.


    So what's the catch? It's literally in over a thousand pieces :S


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    Still, after I got it all home I couldn't wait to lay it all out on my workshop floor. It even came with the original manual. Can you believe it?


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    Now the assembly can begin!
     
  2. LonePiper

    LonePiper Member

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    First step, starting at the rear of the bus I constructed the engine bay and joined it to the back section of the chassis:

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    Doesn't look like much yet, but I'm excited!
     
  3. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    Nice, make it for Australia, right hand drive
     
  4. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    i saw a story on tv about an aussie girl who has a job working for leggo playing with and designing new leggo toys.
    Her first toy she designed was this kombi you see above!
    Maybe this is why its a right hand drive.
    chuckster
     
  5. splitbus

    splitbus Well-Known Member

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    It's not, you have to nut it out and change it yourself
     
  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    .....and don't do what I did.....sorted the pieces by colour into separate tubs......the build will take you twice as long. :eek:
    Keep 'em in component order, the way they come out of the box.
     
  7. LonePiper

    LonePiper Member

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    Okay, second day of the project and it's time to build the engine!
    It's amazing how tricky this ended up being. We all know kombi engines, especially the older models, are quite simple, but that didn't stop me having problems.

    As I said, the van is complete and was shipped with all the parts, but after way too long searching I thought they might have forgotten the distributor. I knew it was a part I could obviously install later, but my OCD got the better of me and I couldn't rest until I had found it. In the process I managed to drop a number of small components, which promptly according to murphy's law, rolled and bounced away so that it took ages to find.

    Anyway, Got the distributor in the end:

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    Making sure everything was on tight, I assembled the engine:

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    Lucky these old engines are so light; I didn't even need a crane to lift it into the engine bay!

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