Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by saabman, Oct 14, 2015.
Need another heirloom kombi ??
I might do Col,
I do have the beetle which I was going to turn into a cubby house so the boys might need to share that
You have been busy Bernie.
Great progress on the kombi seeing you had an imminent time consumer on the way.
Thanks everyone - I was hoping to make it to berry in the Kombi this year lol!
Piece of cake for you Bernie - Berry is WEEKS away!
I should just work on the Kombi when ever Narelle is feeding Ziggy. Heaps of time
Well soooo much for heaps of time...
But I did manage to get the welder fired up over the weekend and took care of a few more holes. This time in the window sils where the flipper windows did their thing.
Just happened to have kept a section of sill off one of the other kombis which fitted up nicely.
Next step is another hole in the roof this time drivers side front - aaarrrggghhh
Let's hope I do a better job than the back corner.
so much for making berry didn't even make it in the rok
Looks almost ready to roll for Old Bar......
Oops I ment to delete that that - I was playing with reposting pics
Actually I have made some progress I think I have dealt with all the rust in the body now - a bit of bog to smooth over some rough spots and then it's on to the doors
sorry everyione I did start to try and change my photos over but photofukit was toooo slow so Ive just deleted my account. Ill try and slowly upload the pics another way when I get some time.
May photobucket go broke and die a slow and painful death .........
Got some quality Kombi time today.
The sliding door track had worn out right where the wheel sits when the door is closeing and would pop off the track. Not cool
I had obtained a replacement track but hell there’s a lot of welds to drill out and then get it all realigned, sounds like too much work
So thought I’d have a go at filing the grove with weld and grind it back into shape.
First fill with weld
Then grind down to shape - I used a cutting disk on the dremmel to shape the inside edge
If I can offer a word of advice for any one thinking of doing their own repairs and looking at getting a welder. Don’t waste your time on a Gasless mig - spend the little bit extra and get the gas. Sure Gas less works fine but with Gas it makes it a lot easier and a lot less clean up afterwards
Second that saabman.
Spring is here Bernie......the metal is now above 0 degrees.
Time to hook in, before your work becomes a bush fire hazard.......
Yep that’s the plan, I’m trying to work out what the paint code is at the moment. I hope to buy paint this week. I hope to get the body undercoated before the end of the month.
If anyone can help with a code for the paint I would be greatly appreciative. Unfortunately the paint code thread has suffers the curse of photobucket like all my post
If you got a 74 mellow yellow is the closes colour for that year but the choice is all yours.
Citrus Red 15805 CLR313
Crystal White 15453 CLR914
Flipper Blue 13979 CLR529
Kalahari Tan 13980 CLR312
Martini Olive 15803 CLR622
Maya Majestic 17418 CLR723
Mellow Yellow 15816 CLR721
Olive Metallic 17293 CLR624
Quartz Metallic 17294 CLR030
Riverina Orange 17644 CLR722
Saluki Brown Metallic 17645 CLR204
Wattle 13971 CLR719
Thanks for that.
I would not have picked the colour as been mellow yellow
There is the remnants of a sticker on the drivers side door frame I thought would have been the paint code but it appears I was incorrect. The only numbers visiabke appear to be 243 I've got a picture of it to up load but need to find my phone.
I am intending to maintain the original colour or close to it. - having done a colour change on Nats beetle and my old Kombi I don't really want to go down that path again
Here's what I thought was the paint code sticker
Separate names with a comma.