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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:58 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Making my winter list

add a reserve valve
Finish rear bumper
Rebuild correct fuel pump
Restore jack
Fill ashtray hole. Think I will 3D print a vase to go in the hole
Restore gas heater
Splash pan
Rebuild steering box
All new door seals. Ones I have are cheep and don't seal well.
Rebuild spare engine and transmission

Alot of these were on last year's list...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

ideas for the ashtray hole:

convert to USB charging station
convert to GPS holder

not shooting down the vase idea, just thinking of things people want in their cars today.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

mandraks wrote:
ideas for the ashtray hole:

convert to USB charging station
convert to GPS holder

not shooting down the vase idea, just thinking of things people want in their cars today.


I have duel USB hidden under the dash and a suction cup cell mount on dash. I will leave a little notch for the mount's wireless charger cable.

We keep sticking flowers in the ashtray hole though. Smile I may try to find an ashtray cover and paint it so it looks like a real ashtray when closed.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Time to get the bus out soon. Still salt on the roads but that should get washed of in a week or two if we don't get any more winter weather.

So getting the rear bumper done. Only a couple years behind scheduled. Basically needed a skim coat of filler over the complete bumper. I hope to paint it this week so the bus can be moved from storage into the shop.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:35 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Primer on the bumper parts.

Looks good but will need a few coats and sanding. Back side of bumper needs work though. Lots of rust pitting so a quick skim coat of filler should do.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Smooth and last coat of primer on. Back side is not perfect but won't show in the reflection and will likely be full of dirt after the first drive anyway. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

So... I went over them again. Definitely ready for paint now Smile
Just waiting for a new packing seal for the paint gun.

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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 7:04 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Finally got the bumper painted. Had to wait for paint gun parts. Gun still not painting great but not a problem for this stuff.

Forgot to drill hole for awning pole but need to drill the front bumper anyways so will just touch up the paint after.

Happy with it and no black flies. Looks like I will be running a rear bumper this year. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:32 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Bumper assembled

Need to find out where the rubber squares go. They seem a little large to go where i have them.. Also the 2 rubber stoppers that came with the fastener kit. I assume they go in the bottom bus corners but i will try to find a diagram that shows them.

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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

The rubber squares go under that single splash pan fastener between the bumper bracket and the pan.

The rubber buttons go in the holes under your bus' rear corners to prevent chaffing between the pan and the bus.
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PostPosted: Thu May 13, 2021 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Plugs
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In case this photo is confusing:
This is looking backwards toward the rear bumper/splash pan
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

BarryL wrote:
The rubber squares go under that single splash pan fastener between the bumper bracket and the pan.

The rubber buttons go in the holes under your bus' rear corners to prevent chaffing between the pan and the bus.


Thanks!

I thought that may be the case but seemed more important to protect the paint on sides.

I may make rubber washers to protect the paint also. I can make them small enough to not show when installed.
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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 11:58 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Yes, the sides where the larger bolt passes through is metal on metal.
It's weird there's no protector but some people do put a little rubber washer there.
Go for it
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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 9:01 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Bumper on. Only 3 years in the making. Haha

Had to add a small shim to get it level. I assume between the bent brackets, frame and bumper that something wasn't fixed perfect.

Made some gaskets for the sides to protect the paint. Was a pain to get the bolts lined up on sides. The splash pans had been quite bent also so took a bit of work to get things fitting.

Sprayed all fasteners with Rust Check after.

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2021 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Yes, the sides are a pain but if you leave the brackets and other mounting bolts a little loose at first, it's easier to get everything aligned.

Maybe harder if you straightened original splash pans - they are often bent in weird ways from little bumper impacts over the years.

Too late now but for others reading.
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