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PostSubject: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:19 pm

Hi all,

Glad to be on board! My family had VW Kombis since I can remember, first a T25, then a T4, and now I've bought a Brazil Kombi myself. I absolutely love it! Very Happy

I got it pretty much raw, and then asked Paul from Abletrim to tailor some covers to my own design. I also built a 'kitchen cube' with sink/hob inside. I like things very minimal and clean, as you can see Laughing









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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:45 pm

Looks cool.....very cool like the colour combo of your front seats and upholstery. The 'cube' looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:56 pm

Very nice, Love the upholstery colour scheme...Think that lovely clean carpet would last 2 minutes in my van…
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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:14 pm

Thanks for the compliments Olive, Kev!

Haha, yes, the carpet isn't that clean while out camping! I'll probably get a lino floor in the near future, but got the carpet for £20, so went for that for now. It's nice when you're bare feet Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:00 pm

Welcome to the forum Max.

Like the minimal look, not much to worry about when it comes to cleaning at all.

Bet the carpet is nice and warm on the toes as well, might have to get myself underfloor heating now Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:28 pm


Welcome

Love the upholstery, nice blue colour aswell.

Any future plans, or keeping it minimal?

Where did you get the bed from?
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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:34 pm

Hi peppa, Kiteman, Skytiger! Thanks for your kind words

I have a couple of future plans, keeping it minimal, however Cool
- white indicators
- custom laser cut front grill cover from stainless steel
- maybe lowering it (it gets blown about on the motorway at the moment – any experience here?)
- adding a heater of some sort so I can ditch my gloves and scarf (any advice?)
- maybe adding a set of speakers to hum along to some tunes

The bed is from Volkswares.co.uk - lovely bunch of people. It's cheap (just over £200) and good quality, but the instructions are rubbish Rolling Eyes I just built it by trial & error. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:56 pm

Hi luvin the seat re trim my bay is lowered bit better in cross wind but still get hit by wind.I have Danbury fitted websco works very well in front not so well in back in the winter
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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:00 pm

I think your ride is crying out for a racing stripe - in the blue of the seats - in the same width as those on your seats - to run from off centre front, over the top and down the back. Simple but very effective. Then when you get it lowered it will be incredible.

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:07 pm

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I think your ride is crying out for a racing stripe - in the blue of the seats - in the same width as those on your seats - to run from off centre front, over the top and down the back. Simple but very effective. Then when you get it lowered it will be incredible.
yes it would look the muts nuts Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:25 pm

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yes it would look the muts nuts Smile

Or the Kombis kahunas Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:40 pm

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dazdub wrote:
yes it would look the muts nuts Smile

Or the Kombis kahunas Very Happy

I thought we were Brazilian Nuts?

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:11 pm

Hi dazdub!

Tim, that's so funny, that's exactly why I put those stripes on the cushions – so that I could complement them with blue racing stripes outside Laughing

Great someone else thinks it's a good idea!

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:14 pm

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Tim, that's so funny, that's exactly why I put those stripes on the cushions – so that I could complement them with blue racing stripes outside Laughing

Great someone else thinks it's a good idea!

All part of the service dude. Now which alloys will you be going for?

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:20 am

I love the old Porsche style wheels... but then I guess I have to see more to make up my mind. Is there a meeting coming up of any sort?

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:43 am

Check out the events section to see what's coming up.

To get a good idea of mixing up Brazilian T2s with alloys and colour variations, the gallery on Danbury's website is very useful.

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:51 pm

Nice, peppa does have some great alloys. I checked them out. Definitely a good choice!

I guess the less rubber on the wheels, the better they look with these sort of alloys. And the added bonus is that it does a bit of 'free' lowering Laughing

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:13 am

Tilly wrote:

I do seem to be in the minority around here though.

Oh i wouldnt say that Tilly. Not only am i barefaced and proud, i also look down on the lowly uneducated from up high.

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:56 am

Laughing well, I have got pretty used to having the clearance of a tractor with the wind exposure surface of a cruise ship... tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:48 am

Tilly wrote:
Personally I have the completely opposite view. I think alloys (and lowering) look silly on a vehicle designed 40 years ago. Give me steels any day, preferably painted. (Same applies to my Landrover).

I do seem to be in the minority around here though.

I am with you on this one Tilly, keep it as original as possible is my preference.
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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:01 am

When it comes to ride height - I prefer to stay stock.

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:20 am

Low and lazy that's how I roll.

Will roll should I say, one of the jobs on the to do list, will keep the steelies though

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:26 am

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Low and lazy that's how I roll.

Will roll should I say, one of the jobs on the to do list, will keep the steelies though

But maybe paint those steelys white - with banded tyres??!!

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PostSubject: Re: Kombi says hello!   Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:36 am

White wheels but no banded tyres Wink maybe orange Very Happy

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