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Postie delivers

Discussion in 'Kombi Stories' started by Wayne murray, May 4, 2019.

  1. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Postie delivers well not quite what you think. You hear the stories of an old barn find which some are true and others you never hear of again. This started about 6-8 months ago when my father goes and visits an Irishman (no joke) every Wednesday for a coffee,chat.
    It is the Irishman's regular postman that had seen my fathers beetle parked out the front of Irishman's house. Which one day the postman mentioned to the Irishman that his father used to own Volkswagens and has parts at his parents house. As the Irishman and my father have coffee one day this conversation with the postman gets mentioned. It takes about a month or two before the Irishman is able to get the postie's number.
    The first phone call to the postie fades all hopes of anything as we found out that the posties parents had offered the parts to an NRMA battery replacement worker.
    It was again months later that the postie mentions to the Irishman that the NRMA worker hadn't turned up and that the parts where still there to give him another phone call.
    Phone call was made and to arrive this Saturday at 10:am at his parents house. We arrived to see pieces everywhere, a lot more than what we had expected. We have to go back to pick up the rest. It's mainly early 60's period parts for a beetle. Some of it is perished, others have been used and some new in boxes. Sorting through the boxes to see what is what good or bad. Storage is tight now. It is true about the stories you hear,when you get an Irishman and Australian postie involved you would surely think someone is pulling your leg (bad joke)but no it does happen.

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  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Oooh aaahhh.......... lots of nice goodies there.

    Reckon those bumpers would be nice
     
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  3. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Treasure! Good story.
     
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  4. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Lucky there is a ute tray not being used!!! ;)
     
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  5. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Those steering wheels caught my eye. Mine is cracked, but also has an added burnt mark from my soldering iron since I installed the tacho and oil pressure gauge :(
     
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  6. TeeBee

    TeeBee Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's a lot of stuff! Great story!
     
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  7. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    good score, sure there is some gold in there.
     
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  8. MAP77

    MAP77 Well-Known Member

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    They won't be the same for a kombi Chris, which are flat across the diameter.
     
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  9. Poptop

    Poptop Well-Known Member

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    That wire fish tank won’t hold the water very well!
    Great score!
     
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  10. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    They are different as Mapp 77 mention's it's hard to find them without cracks even these beetle and type 3 wheels have chips and cracks in them
     
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  11. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    It was worth grabbing as it might be useful ,better then where it was plan to be going:( Dumped:(
     
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  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Gunna need a bigger carport Wayne;):p. You could leave your microbus in my carport (with the keys:D).
    Cheers
     
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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I though going to need a bigger shed:) or more land:rolleyes: Mmm leave my Microbus up your way,then you'll see how a kombi can go:p or I'll see it disappear:eek::(.In a cloud of smoking rubber;)
     
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  14. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Yes you’re right. Still kicking myself for burning my wheel with the soldering iron :mad:
     
  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Old me doesn't do that. Respectful to all now:) but if your micro needs a flogging I'm your driver:p;).
    Cheers
     
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