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Yippee im on the KC. Now i need some wheels...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by sonya Joy, Nov 13, 2019.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    @Nozza
    Those stainless trims are the same as my microbus.
    They “should” have a clip system as shown.
    The clips and cups are hard to come by and many have been added with double sided tape

    But the vent Col is talking about is the external one that runs to the bulkhead behind the seat.
    Also doubles as arm rest
     
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  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Barry.
    I'm lazy re photos .

    This may give some addition convoluted info.
    Scroll down to Kombi rescues post.
    http://forums.kombiclub.com/threads/delux-microbus-of-bay.17342/

    Lots of things can change over the years but original holes and clips for trim is a good guide as not aware of it fitted unless deluxe or full package version.
    Plus year relevant vin codes.
    But that's only my train of thought .

    Full headlining are the other thing I note.
    Opening front1/4 vents were probably an option for any model ??
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Must be.
    Mine is a VIN starting with 22 and has the holes and clips in the front doors
     
  4. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Looks pretty deluxe to me!!! But oui this is my thread lol
     
  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.
    Shame on them.
    :oops:
     
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  6. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Hey guys my spare tyre is fitted into bed in back it's full size bed and I haven't decided yet if its in the way but it's probably not ideal. Just wondering how hard good nick bullbars are to come by. Worried might make her too long fit in garage.. I noticed how Nozza's spare tyre is mounted? Looks pretty cool but does it involve drilling big hole so always has to be there please?
     
  7. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Think it's 4 holes.
    Not a fan of them but if you went that way ensure good backing plate to spread load.
    Tyre would have to remain attached as you are not allowed protrusions that may injure idiots that don't look before walking in front of vehicles.

    A common bull bar will extend tyre width forward of front of bumper.
     
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    sonya Joy Member

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    sonya Joy Member

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    So does that mean with spare tyre mounted on it it would be 2 tyre widths longer yea?
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Pretty close if measuring standard width tyre and rim. 185/R14 or 195/75.14.
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    what about a Sopru Roof Rack that goes above the cabin and you could carry the spare there (when needed)?
     
  13. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    I really like the look of the chrome timber roof racks? Would that be big enough for spare?
     
  14. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    141F8FB9-D184-436E-8DEF-2470D83B8A89.jpeg Not sure.
    Have a look at Just Kampers ( J12628 )

    Seems to say it won’t fit a pop top?

    I assume you’d is a Sopru?
    Is there a mod plate behind one of the front seats?

    A Sopru one would fit
     
  15. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Hmmm confused
     
  16. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Might wait for a kombi get together of sorts before I make a move... Need advice
     
  17. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Committee advice might be worse :D:eek:.

    Barry is suggesting that there's likely not enough room to fit the roof rack that you like.
    That the one he has illustrated may be the only one that will fit.
     
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  18. tillis

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    modifying already Sonya? ha! it has begun...and its a never ending story!
     
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  19. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    yes this is the original one stamped VW...galvanised but a paint job improves...sturdy and you can throw all sorts of junk up there DSCN0331.JPG
     
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  20. wombatventures

    wombatventures Well-Known Member

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    Having had tyres on roof racks on a lot of vehicles over the years I'd suggest give it a miss. Their fairly heavy, not just to lift up and down but also increase centre of gravity of the vehicle.
    Lifting them down is a PIA. Usually takes two people, one up and one at ground level. Jumping down holding one hurts, (trust me on that:oops:) dropping them down is not a good option (big bouncy not ball:eek:, ask a panel beater about that.)
    I would go with a swing away rear carrier or leave it with where VW put it, mainly because I like the VW badge up front.;)
     

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