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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 6:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Cut the hole for dimmer.

Clamping the mat between wood worked well. Hade to cut out some of the webbing so it would lay flat.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

So does this come apart and if so how. Was planning to blast it and paint. Probably not a good idea to fill it full of sand.

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:23 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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So does this come apart and if so how. Was planning to blast it and paint. Probably not a good idea to fill it full of sand.


Taking apart will just require the factory OEM tooling to put back together.

Wire wheel, sandpaper, and phosphoric acid will be your better friends.
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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sgellis wrote:
So does this come apart and if so how. Was planning to blast it and paint. Probably not a good idea to fill it full of sand.


Taking apart will just require the factory OEM tooling to put back together.

Wire wheel, sandpaper, and phosphoric acid will be your better friends.


Thanks. Guess I should start by dissolving all the old oil then. It is actually not in bad shape just very dirty.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Started the seat covers tonight. Had to stop as the bleeding was getting out of hand. Smile Good news is they wipe off easily.

Started with the drivers backrest. This just gets the pad and felt. I rapped the felt around the upper rod as that was how mine was when I removed them. Very hard getting the cover stretched down far enough. Forgot the rods in the shop so couldn't finish it. It will pull the corners a little tighter when I get the rod in.

Next drivers seat. I cut the jute to the seat shape and stuck it in the pad. Then cut the burlap a little larger and pushed it in the pad. Then set the frame on the pad and pulled the burlap and pad around. Worked well. Felt over the top and cover on. Quit a bit of stretching to get it on. Have to collapse the sprig to get the edge over the very point sharp bits that like to drive in your palm. I didn't wire the sides in yet.

Question, Should the cover pull over the spring corner at rear? see photo.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:45 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Bus turned 55 today Smile

Suppose I should make a quick update. Camper interior is moving along nicely.
Just a lot of little bits to finish. If I can get the front seats assembled this week I may start driving it on the weekend. Apparently it is going to stop raining here at the end of the week. Smile For a few days anyway.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:55 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Simply gorgeous.

What color/pattern cushion upholstery are you going with? Lighting?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:12 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

that interior is exquisite!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:26 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

zozo wrote:
Simply gorgeous.

What color/pattern cushion upholstery are you going with? Lighting?


The original dome lights are powered form chassis as factory and from conversion system that will be dimmable. Diodes isolate the systems. Side lights over the table will also be dimmable. Haven't found a light I like so may build them. Also will be a hidden connector in the engine compartment for outside lights and dimmable as well. Dimming will be done with pulse width modulation so works will LED and saves battery.

We are going with an orange for cushions. Not sure how it will look. We plan to make new covers later if we find something nicer. We really like the blue curtains so will keep them.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Seats are almost done. One part installed anyway. They are getting smoother as time passes. Going to be much better than towels stuffed in the springs

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Out of the shop and washed today. Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

That thing looks perfect within a sixty fourth of an inch or the metric equivalent. Did you paint your wheelbarrow with the same paint?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:00 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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Did you paint your wheelbarrow with the same paint?


Haha. No. Looks close in that light though.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Seats finally done.

I sewed the drivers backrest bottom corners. I looked at the original rings and couldn't see how they were going to hold the cover nicely. I could clamp then on now that the cover is held in place... I think I will do that actually.

A few sunny days in the bus will smooth them out though I am very happy with them now. The cover quality is very nice.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Got them in after work just before the heavy rains hit. Officially drivable again. Smile

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

First run of the year. So much fun to drive.

Love the seats. They have bounce now. Smile

Body is super quiet. Still quite a bit of engine noise but putting the cushion in will help a lot. Drivers door only unlatches for the inside sometimes so need to adjust that. Engine lid unlatches while driving sometimes. The latch was very bad and I made a spring for it. Should get a new one.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:29 pm    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Beautiful!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:09 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Ordered these LED bulbs form aliexpress to try in my signal indicator. My flasher supplies + to indicator. I find the indicator not bright enough in the sun and the new flasher is very quiet so hard to tell if the signal is left on.

If you search "BA7 LED bulb" you will find revers polarity bulbs also.

Will report back when they arrive... usually 2 to 3 weeks form aliexpress but sometimes 2 mouths.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

Stan,

Your bus is looking great. Those seats came out superbly. You must be glad to be hitting the road again this year. In Maine we know that when the snow finally melts, it's time to start getting ready for winter again. Use those nice days while you can. I hope that you are still planning to come down for the BBB campout in September. The black flies and mosquitoes should be gone by then. I look forward to seeing your awesome bus in person!
Have fun,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: 64 Kombi restoration (Formerly know as the "partial restore”) Reply with quote

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Stan,

Your bus is looking great. Those seats came out superbly. You must be glad to be hitting the road again this year. In Maine we know that when the snow finally melts, it's time to start getting ready for winter again. Use those nice days while you can. I hope that you are still planning to come down for the BBB campout in September. The black flies and mosquitoes should be gone by then. I look forward to seeing your awesome bus in person!
Have fun,
Dave


Thanks!

Yes, nice to be driving it now that it finally stopped raining. Away for a few days but hope to get back to the bus on the weekend.

We are doing a 2 week road trip to Ontario with it. Leaving last week of July so need everything finished by then. Quite a full summer of bussing planed.

Panning to be at BBB. I need to find info on that though.
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