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Need Help/Guidance with Resto Plz!

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Kall Me Kombi Ben, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. Kall Me Kombi Ben

    Kall Me Kombi Ben New Member

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    Location:
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    Hi folks,

    I am just embarking on restoring my 1975 Kombi Camper and am stuck for what to do.

    I have never owned a Kombi let alone restored a car (or anything for that matter) and would really benefit if someone in the Brisbane area that knows the ins and outs of Kombi's could give me a bit of direction. I live in between Indooroopilly and Toowong in the suburb of Taringa.

    I have decided I will start with cutting the minor rust out and preparing it to be taken to the panel beaters to straighten the two areas that need work. Following this, it will get a fresh coat of paint. I have started with cutting back areas and spraying the primer but don't know how far I should go.

    I have a bunch of questions and would really appreciate it if someone would like to come over and see it for themselves.

    Feel free to call me, my mobile number is 0450 282 559

    Thanks
    Ben
     
  2. OberonViking

    OberonViking Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Bathurst, NSW
    I've found this to be really useful in my DIY:
    http://www.vgautopaints.com.au/acrlicrespray.htm

    What you've got planned sounds good. Get rid of rust first, then straighten the body, then paint. Talk to your panel beater about cutting out the rust before you do it. Many of them like/need to make a template of the area to be replaced, and that is difficult or impossible to do if you've cut out the area already.
     
  3. Keith

    Keith Member

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    Ben,
    HALPS here from Graceville...me too a newbie. I have had my 1976 8 seater for over a year now. He is in the final stages at the panel shop in Moorooka. I am having his rust cut out and the panels repaired by a panel beater who is semi retired (66 years old and really picky when it comes to the jobs that he does). He said that he would never do another Kombi again (because he is old and cranky, but does some outstanding work), but the guy that I am getting my seats, door cards, head lining, interior carpet done Moorooka Auto Trim (Brett Jobson 3848 1227). He knows a lot of the guys in the area and they have been very reasonable for price and more importantly "Advice". Phoenix Engineering (VW Specialists) on Burke Street Woolloongabba (Erwin Kern 3391 7755) is also excellent for advice and contacts.

    My mechanical knowledge is limited to "I turn the key and it either goes or it doesn't". But I am good at listening and going to have a talk to people who do know car "stuff".

    HALPS
     
  4. Kall Me Kombi Ben

    Kall Me Kombi Ben New Member

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    Location:
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    oh thanks a lot Keith/HALPS! I've been wondering where isn't too far away for me to go, Woolloongabba is great too!

    I got the RWC last week so I will be sure to head on over to Phoenix Engineering to get my missing cylinder firing again (so much smoke, oh my god! haha)
     

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