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Time for a respray - Adelaide

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by slowburner, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    At the garage

    She's at the garage at the moment. Progress so far is that she's having all the bumps etc sorted out...
     

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  2. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    You can't beat the classics

    Those designers knew what they were doing back then. I got bored tonight and made this! :eek: Think we should leave the original designs to the experts:lol:
     

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  3. Just Corey

    Just Corey New Member

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    cool, what program did you make that in...?
     
  4. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    It's Solidworks. Great for engineering design, not so good for making complex shapes & curves..
     
  5. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    More Piccys

    Went to the garage today, and took some more pictures:)
     

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  6. Just Corey

    Just Corey New Member

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    looking good slowburner.

    My eyes might be playing tricks on me but it looks like your deluxe trim holes have been filled apart from on the front door.

    Is that just the light in the photo or are you doing something custom...?
     
  7. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    I've kept the deluxe trim holes Vespa. It's just the photo's are not that clear. I do like the look of the deluxe trim, I just hope I feel the same way when I put it back on!
     
  8. Just Corey

    Just Corey New Member

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  9. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    Your right Vespa, think it is the right decision. Your pictures are great. I think complemented by the two happy faces looking out the window in the deluxe version...
     
  10. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    I'm onto the very tedious job of scrapping old worn out tint off the windows, ready to go back in. It's finger wearing-out work...
     
  11. bradster

    bradster New Member

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    Hey Slow burner

    Just been reading through your resto, thought you might be interested in this link, awesome idea if it gets off the drawing board !
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJXTBZLRfR4

    BTW, where did you stay in uk, I'm from Eastbourne, East Sussex

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  12. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    Bradster - That is pretty cool, but I still prefer the original shape. I have to say I would like some of those caming accesories though. Especially the flash pop top.

    I'm from Leeds originally. The wife is an Adelaide girl though...
     
  13. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    To badge or not to badge?

    Ok guys, having trouble making my mind up. What's the consensus. Badge or no badge?
     

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  14. spearsy

    spearsy Active Member

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    definately the badge.A Kombi has to have a badge.
     
  15. vinny

    vinny Active Member

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    badge for sure!
     
  16. Just Corey

    Just Corey New Member

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    yeah, vote for badge'd here too, looking brilliant btw, nice work.
     
  17. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    Badge it is.

    Looks like badge it is then. I do think it looks better, just need to spray the badge the same white as the top now...
     
  18. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    New exterior

    The outsides looking pretty tidy now, I just need to fix the new VW badge on the front...:cool:
     

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  19. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    Interior door cards

    We've been working on replacing the material on all the door cards to make it all shiny and new. My wife insisted I took a photo of her doing some of the work.. as proof I think:p

    They all look pretty smart now.
     

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  20. slowburner

    slowburner New Member

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    Air hose joint

    This is undoubtebly my most proud Kombi moment yet.

    Since we have been back using the Kombi again she seemed to be idling quickly, but because we had been away so long I wasn't quite sure if I was imagining it. Anyway, I decided to investigate it myslef, and took a look around for anything that looked or sounded suspicious. There seemed to be a slight hiss type noise coming from the right hand side near the back, and under closer inspection I found an air hose 90 degree joint that had a crack in it. I decided to order the part and see if that made a difference.

    Sure enough, the part came, and as soon as I put it on it made a huge difference. I'm not even sure exactly what air line this is (no doubt many of you out there will know), but I was very proud of myself for fixing the problem first time. I fear this may have triggered many a more episode or tinkering around under the bonnet. I am actually a design engineer by trade, and know how engines work etc, I've just never had the hands on confidence in the past to do anything. Most of the cars I've owned (except the good old Kombi) just have a big plastic cover over the top and a load of wires & chips etc that I wouldn't dare fiddle with. Simplicity is beautiful...

    Looking at my picture again, the engine/ engine bay needs a good old clean up...:umm:
     

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