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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:00 pm

Looking good fella Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:00 pm

nice, do you think this kit would do 4 alloys ? also did you use elec drill or cordless
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:01 pm

Yeah, I'd have though it would be plenty fella.. You'd wanna use an electric drill as you need it running at full speed for a long time..
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:13 pm

Get a dremel (or similiar), much easier to handle.

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:06 pm


Looking nice mate. !!

When do you want to me to drop my windows round ! Wink

I've got them and the wheels to sort before VoWo ...
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:14 pm

Shorty wrote:
Yeah, I'd have though it would be plenty fella.. You'd wanna use an electric drill as you need it running at full speed for a long time..

cool cheers carl think im going to order this kit Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:15 pm

I briefly caught up with my bus at lunchtime today after it was delivered from Slamwerks to Bromsgrove auto trimmers...

This is the first time I've seen it since I dropped it off at Slamwerks, so the first time I've seen it lowered and narrowed.. I'm chuffed with the results.. well chuffed Very Happy

I took some measurements while I was there to compare before & after...

Front before:



Front after: Now 7" lower Very Happy



Rear before:



Rear after: Now 6" lower (I might raise this up a little for now as the clearance of the driveshaft to the chassis IMHO is not enough.. but I have a plan to solve this!!)



And a picture of the bus' stance now:



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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:50 pm

looking clean!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:54 pm

With stiffer shocks I think stance is bang on the button Dude!

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:05 pm

I do like the stance... Just the rear suspension has very little room for manoeuvre!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:07 pm

Get it notched then!! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:32 pm

Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:49 pm

Finished one of the louvred windows now.. I reckon it's taken me 8 or 9 hours work to get it to this standard.. and it's far far from perfect.. but it will do, it's certainly an improvement over what it was.. I can always have another go at it another day if I'm not happy with it after it's installed...

I'm quite pleased with the results given I've never done any polishing of metal before..



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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:43 pm

Nice... Just need to find me some free time to sort mine Smile

Have you sealed them afterwards to keep them looking nice?
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:13 am

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Nice... Just need to find me some free time to sort mine Smile

Have you sealed them afterwards to keep them looking nice?

Hi, yes, I used this after it being recommended by a couple of people.. http://www.thepolishingshop.co.uk/acatalog/Belgom.html
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:06 pm

We've got windows and a headlining now!! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:53 pm

That's looking lovely.....apart from what are the two zits about?

I hope you don't take offence, but I really don't like them at all!

Ruins the really clean look in my opinion, and it is just my opinion dude.

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:57 pm

Its a US import Martin. The front one is a side indicator and the rear one is a side marker, originally with a bulb in.

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:14 pm

Mr Scoops wrote:
Its a US import Martin. The front one is a side indicator and the rear one is a side marker, originally with a bulb in.

Teach me in the way of the bay guys.

So are they in the original factory position?

What's the idea behind the position of the rears?

Never seen a bay with that set up. Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:19 pm

Pretty sure they were dealer fitted Stateside.
A US legal requirement.

Most are taken off over here, or have fallen victim to car park dinks long ago

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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:59 pm

yep .....the americans ruin everything .....bigger lights ....side repeaters ect .....

best thing is to remove and weld up ,like it was designed to be .....even bmw isettas had to have 4 wheels !!
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:37 am

great work on the window frames .....the swap / deal is certainly paying off .......you gotta be happy so far dude ,its going to be awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:24 am

ARCANE wrote:
Mr Scoops wrote:
Its a US import Martin. The front one is a side indicator and the rear one is a side marker, originally with a bulb in.

Teach me in the way of the bay guys.

So are they in the original factory position?

What's the idea behind the position of the rears?

Never seen a bay with that set up. Suspect

They are where they're supposed to be chap.. 68's and 69's have round ones like mine, 70's and 71's have square ones in slightly different positions as you will see on Scoops' bay and my old westy...


As someone said above, only seen on US buses due to compliance with US regs...

It's part of it's heritage, so they have to stay! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:27 am

nomates wrote:
you gotta be happy so far dude

I really am.. if I'm honest I was a bit taken a back yesterday when I saw it for the first time with the windows in and the headlining fitted....
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PostSubject: Re: Shorty's 1969 Kombi   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:43 am

It is a cracker mate, very nice van Wink
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