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PostSubject: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:27 am

I just brought a 1980 Brazillian assembled bus and am starting a minor refurbishment to restore it to what it should be.
Bringing it home

One big oil Leak

Good solid floor


Somehow this is the worst rust in the van

Front end

Initial Cleaning

Starting to strip it out to tidy


Well that's about it so far, have gasket set, Carb kit, Pushrod Tubes, and various bits on the way to start the work, all window rubbers will be replace and van repainted as close to original as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:25 pm

Welcome to the forum, looks like a nice project you have ahead, looking forward to seeing the progress.

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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Thu Mar 31, 2011 5:41 pm

cool van!! love the barn doors and your story. Keep the reports coming!! best wishes
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:18 pm

cool van all the best with resto
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:57 am

Well the bus isn't quite looking it's self at the moment, Stripped the obvious rust and primed with POR15

Starting removing windows, All window rubber will be replaced with new ones as they has shrunk and has splits that had been sealed with dodgy silicone which didn't work well and is half the reason for the rust

Front floor is pretty solid

cargo floor also pretty good, will be stripped, cleaned, POR15 pained and resprayed in original white before rubber mat goes back down

No rust here...just some weird brackets???


Aircooled type 1 carb motor


Rear end is a Bitsa, Bits of this bits of that but is as it left the factory


Some of the worst rust


Front end


The front end


motor half out


A hole


Removing paint


The van will be repainted close to the original colours, still trying to find the names and codes for the original paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:29 pm

I have a link for the brazillian combi showing your van with the double doors to the side. I think i got it from this site. The bracket may be for an alternative way of storing the spare wheel underneath the vehicle from the picture I have on p35 of the document.
Your vehicle also appears to be purpose right hand drive rather than a lefty which is interesting. pm me if you would like a copy of the manual. Keep up the great work!
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:24 pm

Welcome aboard shipwreck! I love the bay/split combo. Great project mate lookin forward to following the progress are you north or south island? pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:59 am

@thesplitsombrero wrote:
Welcome aboard shipwreck! I love the bay/split combo. Great project mate lookin forward to following the progress are you north or south island? pirat
Right at the bottom of the South Island
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Mon Apr 18, 2011 3:38 am

Nice part of the world mate! Got a mate who moved out about 4 years back he lives at Burnham nr Christchurch, my rello's are in the north island Upper Hutt and Aukland managed to get over there in 1988 spent the two weeks driving around in a mk 4 cortina and a triumph 2000 Cool good luck with the resto mate Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 7:32 am

Outstanding...

I too have one of these combination Kombis. It's not nearly as nice a condition as yours... A big project for sure. It's a Panel van converted to windows... I am currently scraping underseal of the bottom in preparation for appropriate sandblasting.

I am stoked to see a forum for Brazilian Kombis. My machine seem to be a real mishmash of tech... Drum brakes all round, old style handbrake. NO HEATER DUCTING! not even holes for it.




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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:10 am

Hi Ralphy, mate these things from whatever era are a money pit, but hey how cool are they Cool keep going matey and post some snaps of the beasty all the best pirat
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:10 am

Picture following...



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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:32 am

Hi Ralphy - welcome. Are you in the UK?

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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:43 am

Gudday TimV... Great to be here.

No sorry. I'm in New Zealand. Down in Christchurch. Getting ready for winter... Long dark nights in the garage... he he heh.
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:48 pm

Welcome to the forum - great bus! All the best with the project!
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:47 pm

wecome here in the forum. best luck for your projekt. please show us often the photos about the progress from the car. I hope you have fun here to us. best from germany

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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:18 pm

Nice one Ralphy! cheers A couple of steinies will keep you going mate looking forward to some more snaps Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:54 pm


Got some work ahead of you there, welcome to the forum, good luck with the resto. Looking forward to the updates. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Brazillian Bay/Split In New Zealand   Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:25 am

@Baydreamer wrote:
I have a link for the brazillian combi showing your van with the double doors to the side. I think i got it from this site. The bracket may be for an alternative way of storing the spare wheel underneath the vehicle from the picture I have on p35 of the document.
Your vehicle also appears to be purpose right hand drive rather than a lefty which is interesting. pm me if you would like a copy of the manual. Keep up the great work!

Hi Baydreamer; if you still have that document, I'd LOVE to have a look! I'm also in NZ and doing up the same unit - though mines has a bit more rust than this one!
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