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Restoration Plan - 76 Bay - comments welcome!

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by DanSA, May 20, 2014.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I actually think you do have total ability to do that Bernie.....:rolleyes:

    Your problem is, you keep getting distracted with things, thinking "outside the square", with ingenious results, before you bother focussing on finishing the stuff "inside the square" first! :)

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  2. saabman

    saabman Well-Known Member

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    what ME finish something Grant - that just sounds soooo boring :lol::p
     
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  3. morts

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    Congratulations on a great job so far, a really inspring read.
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Focus & Vision is what brings a project to completion.
    Oh.. & a bit of determination!
    In your 'minds eye' seeing the end result!:)
    It'd gotta be your 'vision'. Not anothers.
    To all restorers "go for your vision" of what your bus can be for you!:D
    Hijacked another thread Dan!:p
    Cheers,
    David H
     
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  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I quite wouldn't agree with you on that saabman .looking at you thread there is a bit of patience gone into making the panels in you bus .The location in the roof to cut that out as well. Braver then me to even attempted it on your own bus. Thumbs up all round both of you .:)
     
  6. DanSA

    DanSA Active Member

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    Getting closer.
    Seats and carpet in, gearlever back in (might need a bit more adjustment tho) steering wheel on, and kickboards and undertrays in final position. All electrics tested and working and wiring tidied up.


    I busted one of the seat belts trying to retract it, bit of a bugger, but gives an opportunity to change colour... :) thinking something to complement the martini olive interior paint and off white seats and door cards.
    Leaning to Maroon (the darker one on the right)

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  7. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sorry Dan,
    You're talking to 'Mr Beige'. One that matches seats pls or black!
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  8. DanSA

    DanSA Active Member

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    Doors underway at the panel shop. Stripped and blasted.

    One was all good, the other had some previous damage that they have attended too and some slight rust in the corner. Now cut out with new metal welded in.

    Percy is giving up his secrets slowly... (and expensively..:()

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  9. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Great to see your progress Dan. That seems front, slider, LHR & now both front doors are all but. Just RHR & rear left to do.
    Oh.. & I found your wallet at your panel beaters. It was empty!:D
    Percy looking great.
    Cheers,
    David H
     
  10. DanSA

    DanSA Active Member

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    Very true David... If its not the kids it's the Kombi... :eek:
     
  11. DanSA

    DanSA Active Member

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    Question on headlining re-installation..

    I'm at the stage to put the windscreen back in. :D But, from what I can see, the headlining tucks under the windscreen seal at the top, meaning it has to go in first.
    Is this correct and the same on other Kombis?

    The only reason i'm reticent to reinstall the headlining, is that in the future I will need to remove the pop top to do any repairs to the roof, and this means accessing the nut&bolts under the headlining which i imagine is hard once back on. If I don't install the headliner, I cant put the windscreen back in.

    Its a chicken and egg thing... :confused:
     
  12. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dan,
    Headliner under screen & future access okay by 'letting it go' from the rear B pillar area hidden compression mounts.
    Feel under the front 1 1/2 inches of the hood liner where the front interior light is. There is a catcher metal strip for the hood lining that a cardboard strip stitched to head liner tucks into after 180 degree fold & then compressed (thru hood lining) to hold in place.
    Not too hard later as just release rear edge & let 'bows' move forward & unclip.
    Ask if you need a diagram.
    Cheers
     
  13. DanSA

    DanSA Active Member

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    Thanks David, will replace rusty pop top bolts, treat around holes and get the headliner back in.

    Percy rides again!

    After a bit of hassle getting the gear selector stop plate aligned, he changing gears well. Nice open air motoring!

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    Also thought I better do something for the rear passengers until I get a change to give the interior a makeover later down the track, new lino :)
    (fridge removed for lino install in pic below)

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  14. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    That looks like a fun ride. Not only the kids enjoying but dad also!:rolleyes: Have you thought about a coupe' ?? :DI've done a few drives without glass (with my kids) but never without doors. Be careful ...the fun police will nab you!:( I've got 2 girls & the fun we've had in the Kombi can't be bought.:D
    & we may have done some ( plenty) 'risky stuff'. Both are out of their teens with no stitches or broken bones. Got something right & had fun!;)
    I'm about to do lino also. Are you sure Percy is not the twin of 'old boy'?
    Noticed in this photo you don't have the small compartments under the side table to support it. They're handy.
    Yours is an oct 76 Sopru as is mine. Were they just making it up as they went? Did they run out of bits?
    Cheers & enjoy,
     
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  15. Grantus

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    Driving the SC shell around the back paddock mid resto, really felt like a big golf cart. o_O

    Driving it today at 100kph, finished with new seals and dynamat, I can't believe it's the same vehicle........:rolleyes:
     
  16. DanSA

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    Just up and down our dead end street, nothing too hair raising :rolleyes:

    Thoughts on painted silver wheels? (just done 1 so far to test)

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    Im happy with finish, quality and price, but not sure if its Silver enough - too grey maybe???

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  17. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Silver wheels look good but I would still add the chrome dress rims as well.
     
  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hi Dan,
    That one looks okay but I'm with you. I think it's a bit too grey instead of silver but as Melissa says maybe dress rims will help.
    Could do with a new hubcap!:rolleyes:
    Cheers,
     
  19. David H

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    Hi Dan,
    Photo shows ....you'll get that new water tank input from RVExpress.com.au
    Cheers
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    As you've asked for "thoughts", I'll chip in.

    Firstly, if you're happy with the result.....go for it - it's your Kombi! :)

    But if you want OTHERS opinions, I agree that it looks more Grey than Silver.:(

    "Wheel silver" paint, should have more reflective particles to look Silver, instead of Grey.

    Dress rims, as suggested, would lift the look.


    You did ask.........:p
     
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