G'Day from Australia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourselves' started by MAP79, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. Hi fellow Latebayers,
    My name is Mark and I live in Sydney, Australia and I have purchased a 1979 Microbus back in 2015 after a 20 year lapse with no kombi. Previously in my younger days I have had a 1977 Microbus Deluxe and a 1989 Caravelle GL. It took me a good 12 months of searching to find my recent bus which I finally found up in northern NSW from a very nice chap who had all the receipts from work done over the years and was the second owner. My wife Debbie and I attend VW Kombi meetings and outings up and down the east coast and we are enjoying reliving our youth - meeting new people of all ages. I am looking forward to becoming part of this wonderful group.

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    My first Kombi - 1977 Microbus Deluxe (photo taken in 1982)

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    My current Kombi - 1979 Microbus
  2. MorkC68

    MorkC68 Moderator

    Welcome to the forum fella, nice looking bus!
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  3. Like the wheels .:thumbsup:
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  4. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    G'Day from Middle Earth. Nice van!:cool:
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  5. Hi from West Lancashire UK
  6. Nice van Mark. We also have an Aussie van which was originally a minibus on the Gold coast :thumbsup: Noosa / Byron bay.
    You’re climate is soo much kinder to them.
    I still keep finding pockets of sand in the crevices :rolleyes:
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2021
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  7. Day


    Ciao from Italy.

    Welcome along.
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  8. Bore Da O Gymru
    South Wales not New South Wales
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  9. Bonjorno Lei e Italiano?
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  10. Welcome to the mad house :D
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  11. Hi from Yorkshire. Nice bus. Does the crankshaft turn the other way in Australia? o_O
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  12. Hello from Wamberal central coast NSW
    Thought you were in Campbelltown
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  13. Welcome to planet COVID

    Nice bus

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  14. bernjb56

    bernjb56 Administrator

    Welcome along :hattip:
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  15. Welcome.

    Quite a few Australian bus owners on here now.

    I look forward to Australian techenders!
  16. That's a great looking bus - more pics / info on the wheels? They look great.
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  17. Hello from Dorset! Nice looking bus. Nice looking weather...
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  18. We should organise a techenders here
    just need to find a suitable camp and work field that's on private property
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  19. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    @Terrordales (he'll be along to reply when he is back in town for Internet access) :thumbsup:
  20. Playing in the snow again

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