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The Chubby!

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Resol, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Big Dave 69

    Big Dave 69 Member

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    Awesome! Itching to get stuck into my 71 Deluxe
     
  2. ruby6689

    ruby6689 Well-Known Member

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    Looking good Grant, a lot more work than I thought has been done.

    Now for the best part..........cruising around the beautiful area you live in.

    Glad to se you back behind the wheel of a kombi. ENJOY. :)
     
  3. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Cheers Dave, get into it m8!!
    Rego today or Monday Lorraine!
    I have to mod plate him down from a 9 seater to an 8 seater, which will be done today!
    Thanks Lorraine !!
     
  4. 68BUS

    68BUS Well-Known Member

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    Wow. That was quick mate. Can you do mine too?
    Nice windows by the way. Hope they went in nice and easy.
     
  5. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Grant,

    Love your work.

    What a beautiful bus and now rust free.

    Reminds me distinctly of my rust except for the roof and pillars - somehow I was spared that.

    But the rest is very similar.

    Now go and enjoy those boosted disc brakes and that massively powerful 1600 twin port motor!

    Cheers,
     
  6. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Cheers Brad & thanx again for the windows... they took a little time to get in...nice and snugg!!
    Its taken a couple of months to do with some more time to spend but its rego'd and ROLLING
     
  7. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Cheers Scott
    He is probably 98% rust free now just a couple of small bit to do in the near future!
    Yer those A pillars were bad & lucky I had a full windscreen surround to pick apart and repair with metal wise fully..
    Havent been able to see the power yet,, the clutch is slipping but pretty good all round for a 41 year old engine with bare minimal done to it!!
    Cheers
     
  8. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Grant,

    I wouldnt be in any hurry to "feel" the power - I was being very sarcastic so the "power" thing could take a long while! Maybe down a hill with a tail wind you could open her up!

    For a 41 year old car the brakes arent too bad.
     
  9. jimbi

    jimbi Member

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    Excellent work................ good to see you back in the the best seat in the house :)
     
  10. baykruzer

    baykruzer Member

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    I've got a chubby just lookin at that bus mate.
    Let's cruise again soon
     
  11. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Oh lololol, im not good with texted sarcasim..:lol:

    Brakes are better than my old split tho!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 22, 2012
  12. Pomboy64

    Pomboy64 Active Member

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    wow, looks amazing. Have you got any photos showing the front A frame repairs, I reckon mines going to be like that when I strip it down. :(
     
  13. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Cheers Jimbi, feels real good!!
     
  14. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    :lol::lol: lets cruise soon M8
     
  15. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    So, I got the Chubsta rego'd friday week ago and soon found out that his clutch plate was shagged, so out came the donk and new plates went in.. Plus replaced his fuel line, engine rubbers and a steering arm..
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  16. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    Well after getting the CHubby rego'd ive had to replace a brake booster, starter motor and a steering arm...
    I then decided to sell him to fund the split resto and pretty much had him sold!!
    At the last minute i changed my mind cause Ive done so much on him and I wouldnt want to drive a non VW car..
    He also developed a knock in the donk and started to blow smoke under heavy acceleration. The person interested in him was aware of this but along with not wanting to drive a non VW and so much effort gone into him I still didnt sell.... I just couldnt in the end!!
    He then proceeded to start popping out of 4th gear on me and a major loss of power, so I had to do something about it!!
    I scored a new-old box of a mate and have borrowed his 1600 for now til I send off mine to be rebuilt or buy a new donk!!
    some photos for your viewing!!

    Old engine to come out!!
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    old box coming out
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  17. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    new box in!
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    new borrowed donk in
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    running donk - CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE VIDEO
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  18. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh... the sweet sound of a running type 1 donk...lovely stuff.

    So glad you decided against selling Chubby - these old busses really become part of the family and are very hard to part with.
     
  19. Resol

    Resol Active Member

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    They are Scott they really are hard to part with!!
    Since the last photos I've had to put another engine in and replace the carby 3 times and the alternator 4 times to get it all sorted!! Auto electy mixed the wires up to the regulator which fried that and the alternator plus the battery, was not impressed!!
    Anyway, since all that I got some adjusters and lowered the front to make him ride better and look better!
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    Just have to lowered the rear by one spline now to level him out as he has a mild forward rack to him now!
    Cheers
     
  20. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent work...all lowies need to be low.

    Looks great - I had to do the same to my 71 lowie - they dont look right as standard height!
     

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