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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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    Not as carefully as you’d think. I do make an initial “protective” stack 2 high across the back of the cabin, before I start throwing in the rest from on top of the wood pile, “footy pass” style. :eek:

    It’s only eventual paint chips on the side gates, and besides, it is a workhorse that has to earn it’s keep! ;)
     
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  2. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I’m sure we’ll be able to compare loading styles, when @Wayne murray chucks his first load of wood in his ute. :rolleyes: ;)
     
  3. Subdub67

    Subdub67 Well-Known Member

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    2F22B1FC-EEAE-4D2E-AC25-630162C8B7A5.jpeg Fitted a bike rack from Just Kampers, thank You to Kai for looking after me.
     
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  4. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    SC cab Ute gets used all the time for firewood duty,:D :rolleyes:I know :oops:your talking about the DC is relaxing in retirement from any duty;) except cruising.:cool::p
     
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  5. andrewjdriscoll

    andrewjdriscoll Active Member

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    Hello all,

    I thought the ball joints might have done it but........bought seals today for the 3/4 and 1/4 windows in the back of the bus. I bought 1/4 windows last year from C&C in England and I’d like to utilise the frames but reuse the glass as it is original. Has anyone attempted to do this? Any help would be much appreciated!

    AJD
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Got new outer frame in Aluminium (C shape and up right post)
    Used original rear 1/4 frame that holds glass,blasted and painted.
    Brought new seal between glass and frame.
    1/4 rubber EIS brand used
    remade glass as mine was scratched beyond use.
    When you pull your original frames apart compare the up right post against the new aluminium post on the end(if aluminium) as mine where slightly different (photos if needed) Part of the new post needed to be filed off.
     
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  7. andrewjdriscoll

    andrewjdriscoll Active Member

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    Thanks Wayne,
    I might need to talk further. Will update you as I get closer.
    AJD
     
  8. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Tested out the new water tank with cooked breakfast and coffee up at Tania park Balgowla

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  9. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Took all the years of layers of paint on the door hinge .. back to bare metal and then used the sand paper method and buff to bling ;) C0A42EC8-3737-4ECD-ADEF-4D7EA22D17F0.jpeg
     
  10. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Removed the left over anodize coating on the aluminium slider door entry trim and now that I’m on a roll used the sand paper method and buff to shine . 5FB144D6-BE2D-42ED-9716-0E97090D0623.jpeg ..
     
  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm ..... @bagman ....... maybe do the whole Kombi?
     
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  12. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Well today I replaced my under seat rubber lining... they don’t come in chrome ..pretty happy with the result - bulk Head rear area next
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  13. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Went for a roll into town & have lunch and watched the surfers @newcastlebeach.
    Looking like some dog leg rust coming @bagman:(.
    Cheers
     
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  14. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    ....photo illusion
     
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    'Purple' is my friend when I polish:).
    Cheers
     
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  16. bagman

    bagman Well-Known Member

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    Rear seat and walkthrough areas completed
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  17. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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  18. Wattie

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    My old bones cant handle the cold, I just don't do winter :eek: so...... I bought a self contained free standing Chinese diesel space heater for the Kombi annex.
    On inspection once unpacked I was appalled at how badly the fit and finish was, but the worse thing was how the hot combustion gasses were expected to be directed away using the
    supplied flexible exhaust pipe.
    Its not possible to bend the pipe through a very tight 90 deg, to clear where ever the heater is placed, without several modifications, this heater is a fire hazard :eek:
    First mod was to fit four 100 mm extension legs to the base frame then fit and secure two 25 mm swept 90 deg copper elbows facing in opposite directions over the combustion
    air in and out ports
    I lagged the exhaust pipe with exhaust wrap and made simple stands to keep the muffler and extension pipe off the ground / annex mat.
    Having spent two days designing out the problems I ran the heater for the day in the backyard, no heat was felt on the ground under the heater.:)
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  19. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Wattie at his best :)
     
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  20. Jethro

    Jethro Well-Known Member

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    Installed a new pump tap and a seatbelt lifter
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