OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

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OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:11 pm

Firstly BIG thanks to our resident thesamba.com trawler ratty mullet for putting me onto this 8) :cheers: :cheers:
Some pics from the advert -
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That last one had me hooked :!:
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by ned » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:25 pm

That's very nice!
Gutted I missed it

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Post by Sooty » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:44 pm

DB 57 Kombi..... 8)
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by 67ben » Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:01 am

That looks great 8)
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:42 am

I contacted the seller & got a load more pics & info. The previous owner had stripped to the van to restore it, luckily they only got that far. No explanation as to the black rear quarters (we find out why later :wink: ).
Everything that had been removed was still with the van in boxes.
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Parts-
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Did I mention it's an OG Safari bus? 8)
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by markp » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:50 am

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:



Like that .... Simples :!:



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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:33 am

03/10/13 I paid for the van :D Bearing in mind I hadn't ever bought a vehicle on pics alone, never mind imported one I was a little worried. It turned out that ratty bought a van off the guy too & he assured me all would be OK. The vans were in Michigan & we wanted to try and get them to the port before winter set in. Sadly this didn't happen & the winter they had was EXTREME, think -32 & 20 foot of snow on the ground 8O
Every time the shippers arranged to collect, fresh snow stopped it happening :roll: In the end we got a local guy to transport the vans to the docks.
Pics from the transport guy at the US docks -
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So now after months at least I knew the van was real & on its way to me 8)
Except we got told as the weather had been so bad not many ships had called & they had a shortage of containers & we would have to wait :roll:
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:48 am

Fast forward to Monday 16th June, 8 months after I had paid 8O The van had cleared customs :cheers:
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All the parts arrived with it too :D :cheers:
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The radio still works 8)

Engine -
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It looks good, but needs some fettling :(

Plus a cooler I treated myself to :D
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Sooty » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:53 am

Your sat on the wrong side ain't ya Billy?
'NEVER SACRIFICE WHO YOU ARE JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS A PROBLEM WITH IT'

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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:03 am

Sooty wrote:Your sat on the wrong side ain't ya Billy?
Only when i'm driving in the UK, I use my vans Sooty & even take them to Europe :wink: :lol: :P
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:09 am

Good news is there isn't anything we didn't expect welding wise 8)
The worst bits -
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:38 am

Lots of the pinstripe still there 8)
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We didn't know why the black paint was on the van :? Could it be covering logos :?:
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Sadly no luck on uncovering logos. A po had painted a mural in oil paint on the rear quarters, we could see bits through the black paint but it didn't look any good so it had to go.
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:45 am

Remember this box -
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After a wash by the mrs :D
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Quick polish by me -
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Menace » Sat Jun 28, 2014 10:52 am

Work done so far -
Cab floor (what was left of it) out-
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Funky green in -
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Cargo floor out-
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Thanks to ratty again a NOS cargo floor is going in :cheers: :cheers:
He has more if anyone is looking for one :wink:
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Re: OG Dove Blue '57 Kombi

Post by Sooty » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:00 pm

Menace wrote:
Sooty wrote:Your sat on the wrong side ain't ya Billy?
Only when i'm driving in the UK, I use my vans Sooty & even take them to Europe :wink: :lol: :P

Didn't take long to bite!

Gotta get comments in with you pretty quick!
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