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Hi all

Been on here a while now but never made a thread up so thought I might as well. Karmann Konnection sourced and imported f my bus for me when I was 18 :shock: had it 5 years in which there has been many good & bad times. Enjoy :mrgreen:



Driving my first Volkswagen home from South end aged 18 :bliss:
 

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Pooter is being an arse and keeps crashing whenever i try posting more pics. Will get that sorted and post more asap
 

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All seemed good for over a year....
 

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Then disaster stuck :(

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My superb little 1600 twinport (all be it not the OG lump) spat an oil gallery plug out and seized :cry: To replace this I had a brief flirtation (9 months) with a TES 1600 recon lump which had a mild cam, twin Weber 36 IDF's and a 4 into 1 exhaust.... This motor proved to be THE BIGGEST pile of s*it ever made, leaked oil, was noisy (internal) and then f*cked itself completely :evil: Whist the bus was motor less again I decided to go over the whole bus and fix or replace everything I could find that was amiss.
 

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Something which had always haunted my bus was electrics, whist going over the loom I discovered how truly kippered the electrics were :roll:
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A new loom was needed...
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Got the 'plug in' jobbie from Rapid-Fit looms, the name could not have been less fitting :suicide:

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Knocked a home brewed electric washer system too :D
 

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Because the new loom was based on a Euro spec bus it allowed me to fit Euro rear lights without worrying about running extra wires.

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After a long and slow battle I sorted everything and it passed the MOT with 1 advisory for play in the steering box :mrgreen:

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Had a messy but worth while time with Waxoil too.
 

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After many, many hours of pestering me I caved in and let my good friend and electrical god Charlie install a thumping sound system which consists of a Kenwood head unit, 5 Fli tri-axial speakers, Fli 1200 watt amp and a Sony Xplode 1200 watt sub.

:party0023:

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Mot time came around again, failed on a dim number plate light and split ball joint boots :roll:

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Wax oil doing it's job :)

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When the TES lump went bang I picked up a complete expect for carb & exhaust 1600 TP for £140, I stripped it, cleaned it and resealed. Done nearly 12000 miles now without any real issues expect for a dodgy set of points and a naffed carb which I got refurbed by Pete at Cogbox.
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Barkafer said:
That's clean ! Hopefully mine will look similar when I've finished it. Nice first bus dude, get that pooter workin and post some pics for us! 8)

Thanks mate, although I was never really happy with the body work because it had a shocking blow over in the states which after 4 UK winters was looking ropey, so.....

I went and saw my mate Dan
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A month later I took it down
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Then on 19th of December 2012 I got a text from Dan saying its done :mrgreen:
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:bliss:

I fitted all the lights and drove it home :mrgreen:
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And spent all afternoon fitting the pop-top, bumpers and door panels etc
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The bus is now painted in the OG L87 pearl white and sports, deluxe belt line trim, grill trim and over riders

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