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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. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Top left.
    Retro and suits.
     
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  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Same vote here..... top left.
     
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  4. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Hey Col, standard size you think?
     
  5. Barry

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    With separator
    Either colour
     
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  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    What was a 1970’s qld plate set up?

    White numbers on black plate?
    3 numbers - separator - 3 letters?
     
  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Weren’t they green lettering on white back then?
     
  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Nah - think the green cam in when the "Queensland - The Sunshine State" state came in and I think that was the 80's
     
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  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Block series: In 1977 in green on reflective white base, beginning at 000·NAA through to 000·PZZ. In late 1987, Queensland switched to the current format of green on white plates beginning at 000·AAA.

    Pre 1976
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  10. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    You mean proportion ?
    ie not slimline.?
    Yeah.
    Only problem is the front one is taller than bumper bar.
    Don't sit it low or it gets mashed.
    Slimline would fix that.

    Don't know how slimline would look at rear.
    Might be ok.

    Left hand upper X2 are my pick with the upper one ( standard size ) being "authentic" look but if the slimline looked ok on the rear it would be fine and maybe a bit "fresher " plus solve dimension issues on front

    You will get used to either.;)
     
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  11. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    This is a Victorian custom plate, which I assume is slimmer than a standard plate as it doesn't have "The Nanny State" printed below the numbers.
    I have it screwed below the rubber strip, so it hangs down.
    You are not going to get a plate slim enough to not underhang the bumper unless you get rid of the rubber strip.
    But to get that to drag on the road you would have to tip the bus on it's nose to a point it would fall over sideways before scraping the plate.

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  12. sonya Joy

    sonya Joy Member

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    Cheers and that's another thing I noticed I don't have a rubber strip.
     
  13. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Plenty of roads and entrances that mine scrape on and it's wellrounded.
    And I run firm shocks ;)
    Not lowered.
    To overcome the issue of deluxe rubber trim on sons bus I have offset from bumper with hard rubber stops
     
  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Ripped off......

    It's only on deluxe trim models.
    ie , microbus in Au.
     
  15. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    So Sam is a Deluxe?
    I wondered about the trim strips.
    Maybe an up market model with the auto?
     
  16. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Maybe.
    It's also possible that someone just fitted rubber strips.
    Other clues are the chrome trim around waistline or under it in later models.
    Or signs of holes in panels where they used to be.
    The bulkheads behind seats will have covered cards and black trim like the dash is made of.
    Few other things that can't recall at Mo but a check of vin number would give better confirmation.
     
  17. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Bumpers have a notch out for the rubber strip to fit in, front one was still there when we bought him, back one missing.
    "waistline" chrome trim with rubber (?) central strip on both sides, appear original.
    I'll find the VIN
     
  18. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    VIN/Chassis: 2342180097
     
  19. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    https://www.busdepot.com/deciphering-chassis-vin-numbers

    According to this it's a Kombi. 1974.
    Not microbus

    Others may derive better info

    Is the side trim attached with clips or double sided tape?
    Any signs of holes/ clips for trim when door cards off?
    Bumpers would have to be deluxe/microbus.

    Do front door cards have the plastic air vents taking air to rear of bulkheads?
     
  20. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how the trim is attached - I assumed clips or rivetts. I'm not with Sam at the moment so can't check.

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    Front door cards have vents.

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