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Discussion in 'New Members' started by Roy, Jul 8, 2006.

  1. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sopru plaque behind the LH front Seat giving Sopru Conversion Year.
    Cheers
     
  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Brian, welcome to the party that neve ends ;)
    Looks like a very poor home job pop top install :eek:
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    G’day and welcome

    they were all like that.

    There is a thread on here where @rstucke does a cracking job of putting a square frame on the roof and getting rid of the bottom rust trap

    have a look here

    http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/pop-top-conversion.57346/
     
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  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome BrianT to the KC, resto's are normally bigger then what you first think, when you start you find more surprises that are lurking under things. It comes to some as to where to you stop! once you start.
    As mentioned above:rolleyes: sopru campers ,do look like they where cut with a can opener and they don't look pretty. Hope you finish so you can drive to enjoy wherever it takes you.
     
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  5. BrianT

    BrianT Active Member

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    No plaque behind LH seat just the compliance plate behind RH seat
     
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  6. Tom P

    Tom P New Member

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    Hi Everyone - new member here and after some advice.

    We've just shipped our 78 bay window over from the UK and keen to get it registered and on the road in Geelong asap.

    I've seen that getting a permit to have the van registered as a useable 5 seater seems a potential nightmare in regards to how Vic roads view a rock and roll bed with 3 belts on it.

    I was wondering if anyone has some advice on how best to navigate getting this sorted?

    Should I get a VASS engineer to inspect it in Geelong? or consider as a worse case using a more compliant ADR approved frame?

    We intend to strap our two kids into their top tether kids seats and head off down the great ocean road!

    Any help or advice is much appreciated.

    Many thanks!

    Tom
     
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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Tom P,
    Welcome to the Kombi Club:).
    I'd probably go try for a 'blue slip' (not sure if they have that in Vic as I'm in NSW) & see how that goes.
    Cheers
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    G’day and welcome Tom.
    What sort of camper is it?
    If it is an “approved” VW one(Devon etc) it may be easier
     
  9. Tom P

    Tom P New Member

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    Thanks Chaps!

    It's a 1978 import from South Africa - I'll double check the plaque behind the LH seat and see if that helps.

    It's not a Devon unfortunately.

    Assuming I sort the rock and roll bed issue am I right in thinking you can secure child seats into them without an issue? A friend seemed to think you need to have a fixed back seat to be compliant in Oz.

    Thanks for your help!
     
  10. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Have not done it myself but you “may” need a crab bar. One of those bar that are perpendicular to car at high level

    can be difficult if you have high side cabinets
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Tom P to the KC, You have to check your state (Vic) requirements for what you want done, As Mentioned above a place that does Blue slip (NSW) equivalent in your state. They may pass it as is, also as mentioned crab bar maybe needed again might be a state requirement. Let us know how you go, hope it's smooth sailing so you can drive it, to enjoy it wherever it takes you.
     
  12. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Tom!:)

    Enjoy the ride....... ;)
     
  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like 'crab bar ' may be best way to answer problem if Blue Slip fails re kids seats;).
    As for the R&R bed it will always be subject to engineers experience/exposure & TOLERANCE/understanding:p.
    Cheers
     
  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  15. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    The bed must have a non crushable top edge not covered with foam. Usualy metal .
    I have had one passed with ply.
    The securing plates were at rear of engine hatch either side where there was just enough room for reinforcement.
    Passed in Qld.
    Vic ??
     
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  16. Klaus Schroeder

    Klaus Schroeder Member

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    I`m a new kid on the block, I am having trouble navigating the forums website...How do I post a question...eg Under `Body` questions for advice ,spare parts for sale and finding out upcoming events in Victoria , I live in Melbourne , are you able to advise please ?
     
  17. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    if you want to start a new thread, then go to the area you want eg 'body' as you say and towards the top right of your screen will be a button for starting a new thread
     
  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Klaus,
    Welcome to the Kombi Club.
    Go into the section you wish to post in & you should get this screen which has the Post New Thread top right or you can just 'reply' to anothers thread if your question relates to that thread!
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    Cheers
     
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  19. Tom P

    Tom P New Member

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    Thanks everyone - appreciate all the advice. Will let you know how I get on
     
  20. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Interested on your approach & the outcome @Tom P;).
    Cheers
     

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