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Otto's Orange Kombi

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by saabman, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    I know Ive been a bitquietlately - since the beetle was "finished" (Ok there are the continuous phones calls - "dad the engines makeing a funny noise, the speedo doesnt work , the linkers have stoped") and we had a baby join our family a couple of weeks ago. Man How I had forgotten what a sleep less night was :0

    So to kick things off Id like you all to meet Otto

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    Asside from that I did manage to have a bit of a clean up in the shed and thought it would be a good time to shift my very first Kombi which I bought some 16 years ago and wore it out and it ha sbeen sitting idle in the chicken pen for some time into the free space in the shed :)

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    I had to evict a resident

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    but we soon gotthings rolling with a little bit of help
     
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  2. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    and now i have the obligitory arse end of a kombi greeting me when I open the shed door

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    The old gilr ha sbeen a storage shed for all sorts of junk for the last few years so a big clean out will be first on the agenda in the mean time ill have to decide just what I will do with her - a Quick patch up and back on the road or a more through retoration ....
     
  3. SUTTO

    SUTTO Active Member

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    Congrats on the bub!.

    One of these will get you a long way to start off with, should get rid of the chook poop, bugs and dirt.

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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations on the new addition to the family :D - seems you have plans for the Kombi as suggested by the thread title :p
     
  5. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    But I would like to get it on the road in less than 18 years .....

    Sutto ...I find baby wipes are usually sufficient at this stage ;)
     
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  6. Marlyn

    Marlyn Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations Bernie ! You know the drill .........the reasons change BUT the sleepless nights don't stop !
    I know a certain Kombi driving offspring of mine also conveys his congrats to you
     
  7. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Bernie.

    Cute bub - doesnt matter how cute though - they are all trouble.

    Great move on the kombi back in the shed - so the shed is now in the shed!

    Get rid of that rot and get it on the road....I can see you are craving some more kombi action.
     
  8. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Big congrats Bernie, on all counts! :)
     
  9. Ninga

    Ninga Well-Known Member

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    Hey Bernie, what lovely news!!
    Gorgeous baby and cool name!

    Plenty of fatigue sympathy here mate. At least Otto isn't giving you false hope like Joseph, (now at eight months) did for us. :D

    Also, glad to see you Kombi-ing again. :)

    Congratulations!

    Chrissy and Paul
     
  10. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for your commiserations LOL

    Nat turned 18 a week after Otto was born it has been a loooong time since a needed to change a napp.

    Yes Scott I'm hanging to get in a kombi again, the SAAB just doesn't quite cut it
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations .

    He should be able to help on it in about 3 years.
    Keep up the good habit of making them learn to do it themselves :D

    PS.
    buy him a shifter with rubber coated handle. Metal spanners taste sh#t
     
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  12. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Well it's a been a bit of a slow start damn I forgot how much time babies take up.

    Started by emptying it out - as far as I can recall and from the rego papers in the glove box it was last regoed in 2003 that's 13 years it has been used as a storage shed at 4 different houses :eek:

    Well I did upload 30 odd pics to photofuket last night but it appears that didn't work I'll have to try again.

    But that aside I did get the front window out - cracking it in the process -:oops: but thankfully no rust - but evidence that some one had been there before - given its sat in the weather for so long with no significant degredation I'm not worried in the slightest.

    The usual rust under the flipper Windows but nothing significant.

    The sill I had "repaired " 16 years ago by cleaning up the rust and riveting gal plates over the top with a liberal application of sealant behind them are holding fast. As I'm not into show ponies or princess' (Jo) I'm going to leave them in place.[​IMG]

    The biggest thing I have to worry about is the accident damage on the drivers side. Do I have what it takes to pull the dent out and make it all good again.
     
  13. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Popped all the windows out on the weekend - this is going to be a slow process at this rate. No nasty suprises todate- which is a good thing

    Oops.....
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  14. wenmac

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    Congratulations on the Bub Bernie, The chicken looks a little dejected though. Have fun with the shed. :D
     
  15. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats. on your new arrival Bernie !
    Another year, another resto.....at least you've been there , done that & know where the line is....
    It'd be great to see another " young" family at a kombi gathering.
    Question is, are you brave enough to raise it around the dinner table :rolleyes:
    Look forward to catching up sometime......
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  16. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys -

    The plan is to be at old bar with the family in the Kombi :lol: (this year)
     
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  17. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Bernie

    Its great to set unreasonable goals but getting things complete by then is often a fail.

    I meant to get my new 69 done by New Year.

    As we can see that hasn't happened.All these old busses are more trouble than you expect..:rolleyes: :)
     
  18. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    You've still got about months to go Scott ;)

    I thought you were going to say these old busses are more trouble than they are worth
     
  19. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    A win win situation!
    Congrats to all.
    How will the 'rust repair' go with rego/roadworthy???
     
  20. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    Well Al the rust repair was done nearly 20years ago and ACT rego didnt even blink an eye at it. Sooo Im hoping the same will happen again.

    thats the theory anyway.
     

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