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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:27 PM


interior shots prior to any straightening/highfill
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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:29 PM


more pics of the bodywork as the layers of highfill were going on

http://img69.exs.cx/img69/4748/P1000523.jpg

http://img69.exs.cx/img69/4210/P1000522.jpg

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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:35 PM


Hey Kim that looks awesome!
Shows the trade-off of having pateince and a firm vision of what you want in the end.

Anyone got the number or website for 'Delux'. Looks like they're earning some cred on this site recently
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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:38 PM


hey kim,

shit it's a small world, I went to uni with you for awhile back in 97 i think..

Might know me by anthony or wez..

Anyway, you were driving a baby blue beetle back then (I think) and it looked damn fine..

Hope your resto goes well, I just bought a Kombi myself.. I'm not sure what I'm getting myself into..

Good luck

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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:39 PM


interior is gonna be painted, with as much paint exposed as possible, kinda like the standard split bug style

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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:41 PM


hey wez

welcome.
what year's your kombi?

its been a while.. the only times that we've caught up has beeen with annelise and the interior design crew

been a while

btw, ive still got that bug, gonna sell it soon to fund the final stages of this project


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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:44 PM


ok final shots for the night - before pics of the dash

gonna get some custom treatment here
the dash is gonna be done to match the flat4 gt steering wheel and the eliminator shifter that annelise sent back from japan for me

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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:44 PM


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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:45 PM


yep a proud owner..

http://www.aussieveedubbers.com/forum/viewthread.php?tid=30068 

^^^ that's the bus...

will let you know how it goes.. ;)
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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 10:59 PM


hey man - here s the bug (still got it) that you remember from the uni days

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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 11:17 PM


Wow Kim...great work....I luv to see what you guys do yourselves....you can be so proud of it..... Isn't it nice to get the primer on..to me it was like a milestone :cool:



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posted on October 25th, 2004 at 11:42 PM


Top job mate. It will look awesome. Hope you have it at DOVW:cool:

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posted on October 26th, 2004 at 08:09 AM


Excellent work Kim - keep it up mate, I know this is the hard part of the project to maintain motivation!



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posted on October 26th, 2004 at 09:50 AM


hehe looks great.

I bought an eliminator shifter when I was in Japan from flat4 as well.

They are pretty good, although not quite as tight as a berg shifter.




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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 08:28 PM


i wish it would be ready for day of.

but i have got to the stage that i dont want to rush it for fear of compromising anything....
.. perfection takes time


i think it will be ready for the end of the year though

damn, i hope so

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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 08:37 PM


It's sad when you know your credit card number, expiry date, bank account bsb and account numbers all without having to think twice.

Makes you realise that these little german cars are great at absorbing lots of cashola! But they're worth it...I know your pain and pleasure, can't wait to see some more pics!




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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:19 PM


ok, so obviously a whole S H I T L O A D of work has gone into the prep work before the colour got laid.

thanks Sash - top job so far

and i do have many more photos to prove it.
but as i was going through all the photos that i have taken in the last 6 months or so, i got a little sick of looking at white (high filled) panels, and got really excited when i saw the paint going on for the first time again....

makes you realise how far its come.

so here goes
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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:20 PM


painted tunnel (gonna remain exposed like alot of the interior)

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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:22 PM


new wheels and tyres look a treat

major cred to mick motors here for doing the right thing by me and sticking to his word on the wheels

pan shot 2:
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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:27 PM


and yes, thats the shiniest inner wheel arch that i ve ever seen too on the left of the picture.

underside of body, interior and inner arches were all painted on the rotiserrie.
all the areas that were gonna be difficult to get to when the car was put together

here you can see some more of the inner arches and interior
http://img76.exs.cx/img76/5303/goldepics-06_edited.jpg
this pic is one of the ones that you might want to refer back to an earlier pic for comarison. notice that the inner arch has had some meat taken out of it to allow for the narrowed beam to fit. means that i can still run shockers!
heaps of work in this mod, and most wouldnt notice it. even has the rolled lip installed back into it for strength.
factory style narrowed front!

other side, with sasha working diligently on the pan
http://img76.exs.cx/img76/3318/goldepics-09_edited.jpg

rears got the same treatment
http://img76.exs.cx/img76/3063/goldepics-10_edited.jpg

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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:35 PM


now for the underneath pics!

the saga continues:
http://img76.exs.cx/img76/6259/goldepics-08_edited.jpg

http://img76.exs.cx/img76/1737/goldepics-11_edited.jpg

http://img76.exs.cx/img76/6919/goldepics-12_edited.jpg

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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:41 PM


eagle eyes will have picked up some more mods to the underside of the dash in the second last pic

gotta thank alan for the inspration on that one, although the theme is slightly different.

i have a black faced (stealth install, but didnt want to lose my glovebox) stereo that i want to dissappear from sight. so the mods allow for it to be set back from the face of the dash

also, you can see how much better a job you get when the body is painted of the pan. all that stuff that will never be seen. even the areas that will mount onto the pan rubbers got the treatment




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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:46 PM


here you can see some better shots of the stereo
looks easy now, but there was heaps of work in this mod

http://img76.exs.cx/img76/2590/goldepics-15_edited.jpg

http://img76.exs.cx/img76/7189/goldepics-16_edited.jpg
the stereo was done by carefully cutting a 'flap' from along the line of the skin under the dash and peeling it downwards.
then some triangular peices were wlded along the sides of the 'flap'.
some glass, a little bog, and some high fill later

sounds easy, but i can assure its easy to do badly and takes skill to make it look factory like this
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posted on November 1st, 2004 at 10:48 PM


anyone notice anything else odd about the dash?

i gotta go to bed. damn this uploading and linking of pics takes some time



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posted on November 2nd, 2004 at 09:48 AM


Looking super sweet Kim.. Really coming along now!

Anything to do with the fuel gauge hole/ speaker hole? They don't look too normal, or maybe it is just me..




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posted on November 2nd, 2004 at 12:49 PM


Looking good kim! I see some Empi's down there :D Excellent!
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posted on November 2nd, 2004 at 01:25 PM


Hey Kim are you going to be hiring out your services?
You could really drum up some business!

I'll be first in line, k? :P
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posted on November 2nd, 2004 at 01:44 PM


No probs for the inspiration Kim (dash)...it is cool to see it done another way (I wouldn't have thought of doing it like that but it looks awesome!). I know what you are saying when it takes a lot of work to pull it off correctly - I had some tough times trying to get it to look right!

Well done mate, I may have missed it but is the colour L11 pastel green (may be way off the mark).

Sounds like our bugs will be almost related - I am having lots of exposed metal inside, ragtop, dash mod, green (but different hue)....would look cool side by side!

Keep it up!
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posted on November 2nd, 2004 at 01:56 PM


nah, ruckus. i cant take any credit apart from keenly observing and helping any way i can on the weekends

sasha from delux custom restos has been doing all the hard yards, with some help from andrew who looks after the mechanical side of the show.

i cant praise these guys highly enough.

sasha is a perfectionist and the product that you see in the pics is only this good because of his hard work

also gotta give a shout out to brad connell for the engine and doing the right thing by me when i discovered some probs as it started to get fitted up

just purchased the final load (not the first time that i ve said that) of vw bits from wolfsburg west.

still gotta spend cash on stereo, interior and some bits n bobs for the upright conversion on the t4




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posted on November 2nd, 2004 at 02:06 PM


this is one of my favourite shots from this stage, which really shows the advantages of painting on a rotisserie

look at all that shiny stuff underneath!!!

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