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Discussion in 'New Members' started by tintop, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I've had a few VWs in my time but haven't been in any clubs or forums before. At the moment I've got a 75 Kombi set up as a camper and a 76 Ute ... they were projects a while back but I'm happy with how they are now. I'll make my way through most corners of the forum eventually but initially I'll check out the buying and selling bits. Always looking for projects and sometimes that means moving an existing one on. Patrick
     
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Patrick to the KC .Enjoy your ride wherever it takes you. Another 76 SC Ute some photos would be nice :D
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the Kombi Club Patrick! :)

    Good to see another ACT member coming on board. ;)

    Enjoy the ride.....................
     
  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Welcome Patrick :)
     
  5. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    gday and welcome
     
  6. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    A big KC welcome Patrick:D. See that you're already afflicted with two. Don't leave them in the same shed. They tend to breed:rolleyes:. Any pictures you've got of resto or current go a treat here:cool:.
    Cheers
     
  7. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Kombi camper.jpg here's some pics Ute first day.jpg Ute undercoat.jpg Three of them.jpg
     
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  8. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Very nice job you've done tintop but why did you restore the SC? I rather liked the patina in that first photo;):oops::rolleyes::D.
    Great work:). What month manufacture of the '75?
    Cheers
     
  9. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, the SC had been the 'activity' at a kids party before I got it.

    indicator moss.JPG roof moss.JPG rear moss.JPG Wee Jasper.jpg
    The Kombi is 5/75...it was a bit mossy when I got it but has no known rust and the only welding is a new battery tray.
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Patrick, welcome to the party that never ends :cool:
     
  11. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all the 'welcomers'

    I like the 'crap joke thread' - btw - I'm a dad
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Then we expect some contributions :)
     
  13. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Patrick.
     
  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So are you going to donate the SC to one of your kids birthdays for an 'activity':p:D.
    Must be very late 5/75 to have least rust. My understanding is bad 'seam sealer' up until 6/75 but what's a month between when VW introduced things 43 yrs ago???
    Your VW's are a credit to you as I'm sure your kids are:cool:. Kombis have a way of teaching us how to be :D.
    Cheers
     
  15. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    Luckily my kids are old enough to ruin their own things now.

    The '75 is a Canberra car and the dry climate would have helped to keep the rust away...but yeah, the seam sealer in the wheel wells was crumbly in places so I chipped it all out and redid it then painted the whole underside with bituminous paint.
     
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    So I guess the next question, is what you are doing on the October long weekend? :rolleyes:

    Spoilt for choice, as on the Sunday, is the German Autofest at Piallago;

    The classic car show at Pambula;

    Or the Kombifest, at the Old Bar Beach Festival.
     
  17. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    local sounds good
     
  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Stop encouraging Grantus from not going to Old Bar to show off his freshly painted Kanga Banga;).
    Why don't you bring one of your restos to Old Bar :D to show us in person one of your great kombis:).
    Cheers
     
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  19. tintop

    tintop Well-Known Member

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    I'm not across all of the events but when I googled the German Autofest it came up as September. To be honest I don't know what date the October long weekend falls on either :)

    (retired for a few years now)

    Thanks for the compliment but I wouldn't call my Kombis restos...I made them safe and mechanically sound and tidied them up for my purposes but they aren't shiny and new like the one I bought in '78
     
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  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Monday 1 October, is the long weekend. So events on the Sunday, are still September......;)
     

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