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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

So I picked this up about 9 months ago with another bus to repair and revive
Back to life on the road.
Having sold the other bus I am ready to begin on this one and thought I would try and show my progress as I go.
Here are some pics of it when found and how it looks now.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

Some more pics of bus.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

some pics show rust before I removed them or sand blasted the lower portion of bus.
I will do a better job of showing things in order.
waiting for green metal and some auto craft pieces from wolfsburg.
will be welding this week cutting out some more areas for repair.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

The metal and parts are here.
welding is about to start👍
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

That bus is tits!
Please do it justice.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

Looks as though you have all your "ducks in a row" literally...will be watching progress.
Just curious, with bus and selling other bus, in $ amt., would you mind telling us in cost of what you have sitting in your garage, as it sits? Mind you if that's is offensive I'm sorry for being so forward, I m asking just so me and a newbie will be aware of cost factors.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

for sure riff raff, will do it right.
I have a style I like so that is where I take tbe busses.
I hope others like them too👍
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Here is a 62 I just sold✌
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

No problem Thomas,but if I told you what this bus was costing it would
blow your mind.🤤
All the little stuff and big stuff adds up $2500 in metal repair panels.
I weld myself so that saves alot of money.
Plus I put alot of effort in doing it as good as possible and I have alot of pride in my work.
And this bus sat in a barn in Montana with 7 or 8 others for 30 plus years
untill discovered 2 years ago.alot of things frozen up and needed replacing.
I had it sandblasted under neath to see any metal that needed replacing
and any other issues.
will post more pics of front beam I am having made and tranny ,engine
and all the little things.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

A solid SWR bus is a thing of beauty. Look forward to seeing this one done and I assume color matched.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

I agree SWR kombi is a sweet bus, this was a caravelle camper originally
ordered with 6 long spoon popouts.
I am trying to match color as close as possible.
sandblasted bottom of bus and engine area to really be able and clean up any rust.
engine area will be true swr but lower body will match with paint above.
Thanks for looking.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

Great job on the Pizza Bus. Can't wait to see what you do to the SRW bullet bus.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

That 59 kombi build is very nice..
you have great welding knowledge and it shows.
Here is my inspiration for the swr kombi..
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

Well as you can see I have been welding and fabricating like crazy.
Trying to do a great job and do it well, looking at pics on you tube and samba to get my info on what should be done correctly.
Alot of great pics and info thanks to all✌
So I started at rear corners and engine compartment then jackpoints
and chassis cross members.
Both rockers in and outside then doglegs and front floors..
Then inner valence and outer also A pillars then lower nose.
Then I will blend and put it back together.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

Thats a nice looking Kombi and you’re knocking it out with ease! Looks like those new panels are lining up super nice for you. Keep up the good werk!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:44 am    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

That's going to be a sharp looking bus when you're all wrapped up. Glad to seeing you're doing a job well, if it looks anything like the other you've mucked up, it's going to be a thing of beauty.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: Bringing back to life my1960 swr kombi Reply with quote

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