'63 Turkis Kombi build.

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'63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by sinclair » Sat Feb 21, 2015 7:47 pm

Day one of my latest project. I wasn't after a project this time but I just couldn't resist! The spec so far.....
Early '63 Turkis Kombi walk through. Mostly original steel and paint. What has been done is to a very high quality and rolling all 4 wheels on wishbone suspension and discs. So looking forward to building my ultimate bus at last! :D
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Re: '63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by paul_f » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:43 am

Red 9 front and back?
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Post by sinclair » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:27 am

Hi Paul!
Yes all new red9 gear. I was planning a wishbone design years ago..... Looks like good kit.


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Post by dombutler » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:37 am

That's a nice clean, straight bus, looks like someone has done lots of work already.
What's it like underneath??
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Re: '63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by sinclair » Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:29 am

Hi Dom. You're still here too!
Yes body's been straightened out, floor halves and new sills fitted (leaded)
Underneath is great but could do with painting.


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Post by wejjy » Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:15 pm

Looks really really nice mate, a fantastic project for you to put your personal touches on, although project sounds a bit ott as it looks great already. I will be watching this one!!
Stock is good, its just that low and fast is better!!


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Post by sinclair » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:05 am

wejjy wrote:Looks really really nice mate, a fantastic project for you to put your personal touches on, although project sounds a bit ott as it looks great already. I will be watching this one!!
That was my first thought, but it's really only a rolling shell and there's some back tracking to do yet to get it how I want it. And when I price up the parts needed it's frightening 8O
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Re: '63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by clymoj » Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:53 am

The little bits add up don't they, but it's a cracking looking bus and an original paint small hatch walk-through isn't going to come up every day.
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Post by sinclair » Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:07 pm

Had a quick recenoiter today. Missing a drivers screen and passenger sliding glass. First job really is to fit all new glass and door seals.
Took the seats to my local blaster so I can paint them before they go for trimming. I've ordered some heated seat matrix blankets to fit during the reupholstery, well you live and learn and I've learnt that I cant wait for the dear old heat exchangers! :) under seat area in great condition.
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Also have to admit to being an obsessive polisher... What's left of the Turkis paint holds a great shine.

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Petrol tank off to paint shop for some grey blue paint too. So things are moving on. Considering I have another project on the go too, my old '75 bug having a body off birthday.... For the last 2 years!

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Post by e m p i » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:20 pm

Nice 8)
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Re: '63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by sinclair » Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:47 pm

Next BIG decision is whether to paint the underside, or not. It's very good original paint but I'm building this to keep for a change.

If I do it now's the time to get it back on a rotisserie :roll: .

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Post by NEO » Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:48 pm

Hi matey. Looks like you've got yourself another good one there. Maybe catch up sometime (Brighton) if I'm allowed anywhere near with a non standard 11 window bus not painted in its original colour with deluxe beltline trim and a water cooled Ford engine
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'63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by sinclair » Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:40 am

Hey Neo!
Brighton definitely. Just checked up on Ruby. Fantastic! Always the innovator it's good to see it still evolving. Was thinking about your double pod dash just the other day??? Makes my Kombi look boring.

Obsessive polisher strikes again.

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Re: '63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by wejjy » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:49 am

Looking great so far mate and love the heated seat idea! Need those for ours me thinks...

I would definitely paint the underside at this stage, for peace of mind. Even if you dont drive it in the winter, the underside will take a beating and with og paint there wont be a huge amount of protection. We get plenty of rain even in the summer and stonechips take their toll!
Stock is good, its just that low and fast is better!!


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Re: '63 Turkis Kombi build.

Post by sinclair » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:17 pm

Back on a rotisserie at Dr Fredinands for underside and engine bay repainted. Decided against using stone chip so it's getting etch primer and good old cellulose for a more original look.

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