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PostSubject: my new ginger bay   Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:43 pm

Hi folks.
Got myself an 09 from Danbury end of Jan.
Here's some pics for you.
Just need to get it lowered



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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:54 pm

That's a cracking looking Bay!

Before you rush to get it lowered, make sure you read through the various posts people have made about the effect it has on the ride and steering.

You've got the high level rear brake light so in model terms yours is a 2010.

Don't forget to give us the detail about what the interior's like and what other mods you're planning. Oh and if you can make any of the meets it'd be great to see you there!

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:08 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. Low is good, lower is better Billy Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:13 am

Billyelaine. How have you dropped yours? Is there an issue with the gap between the tyre and the inner arch, doesn't look like much clearance.

Would love to have it sitting on the floor but will probably go down about 3-4 inches.

Got the basic Amigo interior, need to be able to get my boards and bikes in it as well, will be used mostly for weekend bike and surf trips.
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:21 am

Excellent. I use mine weekly for mountain bike runs. Recommend the Fiamma rear hatch rack for the bikes but it does leak a bit at the top where the seal gets indented. I've had a go at adjusting it a number of times but without success. I just remember to wipe the inside of the hatch area after I've used the jetwash/hose. Where to put the boards is another matter!

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:41 pm

ive just had mine lowered by vw kamper and was told 3" was the perfect drop,taking their advice (because of ian and mikes knowledge) thats what i went for and it looks and works a treat.
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:58 pm

Hi, 3" sounds about right. Ours was lowered by Danbury from new and have had no problems at all. I guess from our user pic the bus looks lower because the front door is open. Billy
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:26 pm

That does look cool Billy! Cool

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:28 pm

ritchiemutley wrote:
ive just had mine lowered by vw kamper and was told 3" was the perfect drop,taking their advice (because of ian and mikes knowledge) thats what i went for and it looks and works a treat.

Be great to see some pix of your Bay Basketball

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sun Mar 21, 2010 5:52 am

@billyelaine wrote:
Hi, 3" sounds about right. Ours was lowered by Danbury from new and have had no problems at all. I guess from our user pic the bus looks lower because the front door is open. Billy

What size wheels and tyres do you have?
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:54 am

hi nice bay get it low the brazilian bays have a hard ride and stiff steering now my bay is low no need to slam brakes on at all the bends as no body role and it looks way better the brazilian is to high at the front look like a 4x4 even with standard wheel looks better Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:20 am

Hi, nice to meet you. I had mine lowered by Paul, from VW Downunder. I'm very happy with the way it drives. I love the colour, so vibrant. We couldn't decide which colour, so stayed with the white and added a little bit of trim.

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:21 pm

Hi Kiteman,

We've got 185/60R/15 fitted to MWS (midland wheel services) Fuch repros. Think they would look good against the orange. Billy Cool
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:53 pm

A couple of pics of the interior.
As stated above got the basic Amigo interior, just need to get the floor area done then all will be good to go, not sure weather to board and tile it out or just wack a carpet down.




My door panels that I sprayed up as well



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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Mar 30, 2010 3:59 pm

Love the tango coloured curtains - very '70s!

Are the seats leather or vinyl? Warm or cold - am thinking about gettting mine covered in the future.

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:42 pm

The seats are vinyl. There're cold when you first sit on them but soon warm up, not sure about sleeping on them yet. As for warm weather can't say, at this rate maybe never Smile
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:47 pm

Yeh too right. Think I should pack a couple of electric blankets for our trip next week.

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:00 pm

Decide to paint the door mirrors as they didn't look right in black.

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:12 pm

Nice idea. The standard mirrors do give you a much better view ....

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:45 pm

Got the floor finished in the back now and changed the standard table for a skimboard instead, think I'm finally finished and ready for the summer.

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:38 pm

Neat!

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:53 pm

Very neat Smile

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:35 am

Madmatz it was. Looked at other options but they seemed the best for what I wanted. Didn't go for the kits, just got the tiles.
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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:47 am

Looks a pro job. I really want the grey door sill protecting strip that seems to have been fitted on the Kombi for a couple of years now. Anyone know where a replica can be sourced? I know you can buy a metal trim but I'm not happy to drill holes for it to stay in place.

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PostSubject: Re: my new ginger bay   Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:42 pm

For the door sill itself I used E-TECH sill guard, it's just a rubber strip you can stick directly onto floor, then boarded the back out with exterior ply, glued the tiles onto that and screwed the metal protector on top.
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