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Offline josh

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56 kombi
« on: September 21, 2014, 12:31:16 PM »
New project to throw money at....56 kombi that Johnny, Andrew, Jarrod and me went and rescued out of McBride BC this last spring. Was a fun trip, awake for 42 hours straight.....kamakazi bonsai run there and back haha.
Bus was missing a bunch of parts but it's not terribly rusty....plan is to keep this one simple...no crazy resto involved! Weld a bunch of gerson in and blend in what's left of the original dove blue, standard straight axle slam job budget style!
Already collected a pile of crucial bits, added up a funky green order....$2800 ouch, that's gonna have to wait a bit! Gonna blast underside, make it 100% solid and paint the bottom all pretty in commercial grey.

Some as found pics......someone with mad graffiti skills got to it many moons ago!









It sat in storage for 4-5 months, did some trading with Johnny and I ended up with the bus in my shop a few weeks ago...first order of business was a super clean, pressure wash in and out, easy off oven cleaner took a while to get all the spraypaint off, CLR scrub of the roof and she looks 100% better already!







Ripped all nasty wood panel and hippy house insulation out....



Got a twisted up pressed bumper great Canadian weekend, smashed it back into something respectable and stripped it back to OG paint






Old logos are pretty far gone due to someone taking a sander to them long ago....that took the paint down to bare metal I between the letters....fuckers! Once read HI GRADE TV SERVICE...TV and RADIO REPAIR down the long side. Think I have to have them redone at some point!





Aftermarket light hacks fixed and OG bubbles sourced






Bent up crank start apron sourced, straightened and peashooter hacks filled




Front bumper was pretty thrashed but came out titties!









Clean 1600 to putz it down the road until funds allow a real motor!




I've got front doors coming along with a few other missing goodies, I just need some cash for the funky green, seats, a trans and some odds and ends to throw it all back together! Super stoked to have such a killer bus for my first type 2!

Gonna take a break from it and hop back on my 55 now to try and finish it for next season :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij: :1rij:
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Offline billybob57

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 05:52:01 PM »
Looks killer..nice Patina Kombi!!!  :party1:

Offline red snapper

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2014, 09:58:59 PM »
Sweet bus buds! With your eye for detail, Im sure it will turn out killer.
How do you find the time??

Offline josh

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2014, 08:10:39 AM »
How do you find the time??

I'm a vampire :73: <<<<< and look like this in the morning

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Offline Jeremy

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2014, 10:02:33 PM »
Great start Josh.

That bumper turned out awesome.
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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2014, 07:41:59 PM »
good score dude ! i know that trip well hahahah sorry about the hack job on them doors .

Offline josh

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2014, 08:17:28 PM »
good score dude ! i know that trip well hahahah sorry about the hack job on them doors .

Why were u the one who cut them off? Just got all the screws out the other day.....was a whore
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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2014, 08:31:12 PM »
Hahaha yup ! I picked up a 15 window that rested beside it for many years

Offline josh

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 01:00:21 AM »
Fucker!  :41: :41: Johnny thought the doors got sold to someone in the UK? Were there any logos on them?

Let's see some pics of the 15 window!!!
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Offline silas

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2014, 11:31:45 PM »
great work josh. those bumpers....wow!! I'm loving this bus and I'm excited to see the transformation...keep us posted!!

Let's see some pics of the 15 window!!!



^^ pretty sure that's the 15...it changed hands a couple times and was last seen in the uk and for sale on thesamba for big money.

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 05:00:25 PM »
That's her ,big money yes  fully restored now and selling for just 100k

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Re: 56 kombi
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 02:43:38 PM »
Just 100K eh??..... Damn!!! Shit is outta control! Cool to see more pics if ya got em....



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