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What did you do to your Kombi today?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You do realise, you could have gone to this, and most events listed, straight from the panel beaters. :rolleyes:

    Most here appreciate a "work in progress", as much as the finished item.....;)
     
  2. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Hey Grantus,
    This is "straight from the panel beaters". Got the old boy back from Warners Bay on Wednesday. Took him to Cardiff & he's going to Croudace Bay tomorrow. Google it. Not 5 k in any direction but did want to tidy 6 yrs of neglect & panel shop dust & not suffocate on the way there.:rolleyes: 3 days & he's looking proud again.
    I would have preferred a 'finished product' but hear your words of "never finished" (that's what helped me 'prioritise' & not get overly stressed....I near 'gave up' on Fri... but your words echoed ...so a big thanks & you'll be photo rewarded for your encouragement.. a big thanks;)) but would have been happier to get top shelf but life is what it is & I'll still feel great tomorrow on his first KC outing:D.
    Cheers & Thanks,
    David H.
     
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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You can aim for "top shelf", with having the time necessary to do those bits properly, that WILL take 2 or 3 times as long as you first thought, by Old Bar.

    And it well may look finished by then, but YOU will still know those little bits left to do, or the bits you want to re-do, but no one else will else will notice, until you point it out to them.......;)

    :p
     
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  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Next is Bus Stop which gives a bit more time than 3 days.
    Never going to point out my errors!
    Leave it for others to do that.
    But.....if you want an 'honest appraisal' I'll give that also.
    Always something to do on your bus or your home!;)
    Cheers
     
  5. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Sold her! I still have two others though... mind you, none that actually are driveable but thats a minor detail....
     
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  6. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean we won't see you at the B/ S at .Lake Mac...:(b
     
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  7. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    Quite likely not.... but I have been busy drawing up a plan to get our DC ute on the road. Three months might be pushing it! Maybe next year? :)
     
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  8. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    That's a shame Joanne. Maybe c u 2018;)
     
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  9. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Fast track those DC plans, for Berry Blast, or at least Old Bar...;)
     
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  10. jobell

    jobell Active Member

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    I will have to get it up and running Grant because otherwise I am going to miss out on catching up with all of you guys! Actually really looking forward to getting my hands dirty on this one.
     
  11. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a plan Jo! :)

    Don't be afraid to wear those disposable gloves, whilst getting your hands dirty.........;)
     
  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Wimpy chippies :)

    For non greasy jobs the yellow Pigskin? gloves are good.
    Dont sweat so much n dont rip in 10 seconds.
     
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  13. evan&janine

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    W I D T, found source of pesky oil leak, L/H head cover gasket. Also found oil filter just tight so 1/8 tighter to set a bit more on seal.
    So with new gasket in cover and care in positioning , it was with some firm pressure that the cover was locked home.
    Evan and Janine.
     
  14. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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  15. evan&janine

    evan&janine Active Member

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    Thanks Chris for info, I checked under bus to guage leaky status and left side was good, however I noticed the right side had gone out in sympathy and had began leaking , doh, maybe the bus thought I needed more practice. Haha.
    Evan and Janine.
     
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  16. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You should always replace both gaskets at the same time. If one is leaking, the other of the same age is about to fail as well......;)
     
  17. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    Went for a roll. Been almost a month. Shame on me. Smile time just kruisin around doing the chores. The only way to travel!
     
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  18. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    You know I think your right.;)
    I am a great believer in what you say,;),
    These bloody Kombis DO have a mind of their own, and if you p##s them off you WILL be sorry..:mad: that's why every morning I give it a pat on the bum and say good day mate.
     
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  19. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    IMG_20170219_095717.jpg 016.JPG Yesterday finished converting the roo bar to a nudge bar {sort of ] some time ago noticed the roo bar had rusted out underneath so I removed it , turned it into a nudge bar but was not quite happy with the look so 4 days ago removed it and altered it again and now I think it looks they way I wanted it to, nice and neat and tidy.. The first pic is how it is now , the 2nd is how it was.
     
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  20. Alpal

    Alpal Moderator Staff Member

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    And where is the spare riding now? Looks neat.
     

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