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maebe
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by maebe » Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:30 am

Hello everyone,

I joined a while ago, but haven't been much involved yet. My wife and I got a 1975 T2 Kombi Panel Van / Camper three years ago. We've got it painted and have had a bunch of issues with the engine. I'm now finally getting around to sorting out the interior. Puts a smile every time on my face when I drive the kombi.


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Terry Phillips
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Terry Phillips » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:43 pm

Welcome hope you become a active member that would be beneficial to all of us.

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retrovan
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:45 pm

Nice to see some photo's, keep them coming.

Yes it is fun driving, I too have a 72 Panel Van, lots of joy.

Herman
1952 Split Beetle 1835cc (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
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BasilPeetz
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by BasilPeetz » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:00 pm

Good evening

Just bought a 78 Beetle as a project for my daughter. Will be making use of this forum for advice as I am not exactly that technical!

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Basil

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Licons » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:41 am

Hi all. Im new on the on site registered. Haha, been using your advice as a guest for a month now with help on my 1982 1600 twinport i recently purchased. Needless to say i was caught by this person who has now literally dropped off the face of the earth. Cellphone off, fake address etc. But i see this as a good project to keep myself going after my meltdown. Lots of rewiring to be done and work on the motor and body
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73type2
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by 73type2 » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:45 pm

Welcome Licons. I also once bought a Beetle that was a bit misrepresented. I had to fix a lot of things but I also learnt a lot of new things that I might not have done otherwise. Apart from fixing wiring issues I made my own A-pillar repair sections, so I had to learn some fabrication skills. I'm glad you're looking at the bright side of your bad experience.

Errol
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Errol » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi all, I joined yesterday and recently purchased a long wheel base Beach Buggy that has a 1600 twin port motor. I intend using the buggy to get from my home to the local fishing spots here in Mtwalume on the KZN South Coast. I need to do some work to the buggy such as fitting fishing rod racks etc before I begin using it. Many of my family members have owned Beetles, Kombis etc at some stage in their lives.

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retrovan
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by retrovan » Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:16 am

Welcome and "stayvelyne" ....... with the fishing ... not the car

Herman
1952 Split Beetle 1835cc (Azure Blue)
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4( Red)
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4(White)
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc (Aqua Blue/White)
2019 MeFusco Beetle Truck

oom fred
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by oom fred » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:32 pm

Hi guys i am an old toppie from dunnottar and have a beautiful vw kombi t3 panelvan that i convert i a type of a camper with a bed and fridge.
the problem is because of the conversion the bed is to close to the roof can i cut the roof and make it higher is there any idees out there.
thanks to be a member

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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by Tony Z » Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:00 pm

greetings all, welcome to the forum

Oom fred, there were vehicles that were made with a higher roof, but I think most of them actually had storage above the bed thus lowering the height again.
The roof is a structural part of the car and helps to keep the body from flexing and warping. I would seriously think twice before cutting out a section without adding strength members to keep everything else in place.
Wouldnt it be easier to use a slightly thinner mattress?

oom fred
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by oom fred » Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:02 am

I saw on Google how the guys arr doing it i will keep the structure as it is just, cut the part above the bed, can i also cut the side .

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sean
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Re: New Members - Introduce yourself..

Post by sean » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:56 pm

oom fred wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:02 am
I saw on Google how the guys arr doing it i will keep the structure as it is just, cut the part above the bed, can i also cut the side .
I really don’t understand this. It would look so much better and also be so much easier to simply remove what ever terrible engine is causing this raised lid engine bay and simply put it back to original to restore engine lid height again.

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