Restoration of Alice - 1977 Kombi Twin Slider

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by markbutler47, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Hi, my first restoration post, so apologies if it doesnt all work or font boring etc.,

    Alice - an ebay purchase in May 2009, 5 months in body, respray and mot restoration, having been off the road for 6 years, followed by 2 months interior fit at McKinnon Campers.

    I will post some before photos soon but list of panels changed are :-

    Both front wheel arches, driver floor, all four jackpoints and outriggers, repair to front axle, chassis repair, inner front panel, deformation panel, both inner and outer rear wheel arches, sliding door repair, passenger door bottom repair, b post passenger side. new seals throughout, various window edges replaced, new tailgate.

    New master cylinder, rear brake cylinders, front disks both sides, electric 12v washer bottle, Klaxon horn, 3 bow roof rack, rear end oil seal, new clutch, push rod tubes, new exhaust, four new tyres, retro bumpers, side steps both sides, Paris sunroof, new SSI wheels.

    Interior - front seats restored, recovered in new vinyl, retro radio, cabinetry throughout, pop up TV in cabinet, leisure battery fitted, new lining througout, fitting of sunroof, rock n roll bed, lighting throughout, curtain rails and curtains, new sunvisors, rear view mirror, wing mirrors, wiper blades, lights.

    Cost a little more than planned and took a few months longer too but next year should be a great Spring/Summer.

    Winter project - new 1776cc engine, gearbox, suspension, new steering wheel, 240v electric point under seat, plug in 240v socket in side of van, purchase generator for Wild Camping.

    Actuals.......new 1641 cc engine with twin webbers after engine bay restoration, electrics added. Steering wheel from mcj due may 2012. Eberspacher heater fixed twice.

    2012 mot passed may. Advisories on brakes and wheel bearings, booked in to have advisories sorted.

    Interested in your feedback.

    Cheers

    Mark and Alison

    Photo's as she looked when being collected :- IT SHOULD BE FINE !!?? ??? !!!


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    Old Surf Bus interior ripped out :-


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    The Van may be rotten but the Sound System was 'WELL GOOD - INNIT !!'

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    Photo's of the rot, when looked at more closely :-
    MMMMMMMM - JOB A BIT BIGGER THAN WE THOUGHT !



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    Photo's of the rot, after being cut out :-

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    New panels and metal in :-

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    Filling, prepping, priming :- SURELY IT WILL BE FINISHED SOON ??




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    Respray done :-
    WOW, ISNT SHE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN !! ;D ;D ;D


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    Photo's after interior fit finished :-


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    VW Camper and commercial want to feature her in Winter edition !!! ;o)) their photoshoot , CANT WAIT !! :-


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  2. Ahhh I thought I recognised your twin slider!!

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    I popped a card in your window at VW Action & had a nosy round, its a great looking van, looks very nice and subtle! Well done :)
     
  3. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    very nice bus, well done on the restoration

    K+ for posting :D
     
  4. Nice looking bus. :)
     
  5. Thats a sweet bus you have there mate O0
     
  6. That looks really nice, love the interior, where did you get it done?
     
  7. Hi Ironage, Mckinnon Campers in Crowland near Peterborough, great service, great guy....Jason. Recommend him to anyone.

    Cheers

    Mark
     
  8. hailfrank

    hailfrank Admin esq.

  9. I have just had a quick read of your resto very impressed
     
  10. Is that L50K Neptune Blue by the way? Very nice van. Did you get the tailgate from VWH?
     
  11. Very nice looking bus mate :thumbsup: You've done a great job there, have some K+
     
  12. Hi Kenzie, colour is spot on, well spotted !

    Yes tailgate was from VWH

    Best

    Mark
     
  13. Beautiful van very very impressed


    Dale
     
  14. thanks outlaw, much appreciated

    but do thexse projects ever stop ?

    she is in today getting eberspacher heater fixed, goes from there to the garage to have a starting problem fixed then goes on to the interior fitter to have external socket and internal 240v inverter fitted !!

    gets more attention that the missus !! (nothing wrong with that tho!!) ;o))

    Best

    Mark
     
  15. I totally agree with you mine is just like that I had to finally draw a line under just how much more to change but when she is on the road every winter it will get changes and improvements that's the fun of this hobby.
    You van is a stunning example and will turn heads wherever it goes from a campsite to Tesco


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  16. totally agree Outlaw, booked her in for a new 1641 engine with twin 34ICT's in the new year today,so then other than suspension and front axle everything else new.

    Thanks, we do love the attention but more importantly the change in lifestyle. every weekend is a holiday now !!
     
  17. Oh I so agree just need to get mine finished the end is in sight
     
  18. Looks well worth all that effort M8. 8)
     
  19. Great job. Lovely bus. You must be very proud.
     
  20. Alice's next journey begins :-

    First winter project was fixing the Eberspacher heater - warm and rosy now !

    Second winter project - replace the four keys for all locks with one key for all locks - done !

    Third winter project - about to drop engine out, then back to bodywork guy for restoration of engine bay and battery tray.

    Fourth winter project - Alice booked into VW Engine Company at beginning of March for a reconditioned 1641cc, twin carved engine to go in..........CANT WAIT !!

    ;o)))))
     

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