67 Panelvan

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The day has come.

Since the day I bought the kombi the rear hatch was not lekker. Today was the fixit day.

Took everything apart and all the bushes are completely worn. The PO did a fix by cutting the hinge and grinding it shorter instead of going to the root.

Now im stuck with a dodgy hinge.

If anyone has the two hinges that bolts on to the hatch PLEASE let me know.

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Donovan D wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:39 pm
If anyone has the two hinges that bolts on to the hatch PLEASE let me know.
I have but need it for my bus, so sorry dude, it's not happening :twisted:
Really can't believe how you made the seatcover believe she broke it :lol:
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Would it not be easier to drill bigger. and fit a tube bush in it by welding. ??

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It sounds to me that there are "samples" not too far from you ! Can you not copy them?.
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Haans wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:26 am
It sounds to me that there are "samples" not too far from you ! Can you not copy them?.
A cold six pack and a friendly face can work wonders!!😎

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For a six pack Eugene would make and fit it... :lol:

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First prize will be to replace the hinges with new ones, seems no one makes these ??

Guess I will need to offer Eugene not one but TWO 2020 George Car Show stickers to borrow his to try and fix mine.
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Re: 67 Panelvan

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The 64-67 kombi rear hinges differ from those of baywindows. But, strangely, i think they are similar to those of type 3 stationwagons.
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Dawie wrote:
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The 64-67 kombi rear hinges differ from those of baywindows. But, strangely, i think they are similar to those of type 3 stationwagons.
Yes, after doing some research I found that the bay window hinges will not work, but did read that the type 3 stationwagen is the same as the splitty.
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Been a bit busy between the beetle and the kombi. Here is my attempt at repairing the hinge and the hinge stop which is clearly rotten
At the moment the hinges are being fixed up and new bushings are being made.

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Not the best but seems to be in. I can probably clean it up a bit more and smooth it out.
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Still need to weld the stop plate, will do that after a trial fit of the hatch.
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Don't youjust love itwhen a plan comes together !!............sometimes 😉👍

Looks great,...just a lick of paint and uncle Bob could be your aunty !!

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Another job done. Got some new bushes made and started assembling the hinges.
Getting the springs back in was a lot easier than taking them out.

The hatch opens up a lot more than it used to and closes nicely. Should've done this when I got the kombi.

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The next repair is clearly visible in this picture
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Re: 67 Panelvan

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Donovan D wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:10 pm
The next repair is clearly visible in this picture
Oh good....going to restore the bus? :twisted:
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