GEORGE OUR 1962 KOMBI

We're often asked about George's restoration process. George is our 1962 splitscreen kombi. It took a while to research and find all the parts we needed. Here is a selection of photos of the process. It took about 5 years
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George was centre stage at the opening of Volkswagen's latest showroom in Artarmon, NSW, December, 2012

George was centre stage at the opening of Volkswagen's latest showroom in Artarmon, NSW, December, 2012

Andrew Dodd, based in North Rocks looks after George's mechanics.

Andrew Dodd, based in North Rocks looks after George's mechanics.

Coming home after spending approximately 3 months in Melbourne having his interior done by Bus 'n' Bug. We wanted him to travel in comfort inside a truck for the journey down and back

Coming home after spending approximately 3 months in Melbourne having his interior done by Bus 'n' Bug. We wanted him to travel in comfort inside a truck for the journey down and back

Inside out | Photo courtesy of Michael Tristram Photography

Inside out | Photo courtesy of Michael Tristram Photography

Just married | Steve Brack Photographer

Just married | Steve Brack Photographer

His pristine interior was done by Bus 'n' Bug in Melbourne, Victoria.

His pristine interior was done by Bus 'n' Bug in Melbourne, Victoria.

Restoration was completed in Sep 2103. He now makes a lot of people happy

Restoration was completed in Sep 2103. He now makes a lot of people happy

George won two trophies at the 2013 VW Nationals including the prestigious People's Choice Award

George won two trophies at the 2013 VW Nationals including the prestigious People's Choice Award


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His pristine interior was done by Bus 'n' Bug in Melbourne, Victoria.

George won 2 first place awards at the 2013 VW Nationals. Best in class and also the prestigious People's Choice Award

George won 2 first place awards at the 2013 VW Nationals. Best in class and also the prestigious People's Choice Award

Adrian refused to start work on George until we were sure we had ALL the parts needed. After working on the panels, he fitted all the parts, then removed them all for the priming. This step was important for the prime paint to go into all the holes and prevent future rust. Then the parts had to be fitted back on again.

Adrian refused to start work on George until we were sure we had ALL the parts needed. After working on the panels, he fitted all the parts, then removed them all for the priming. This step was important for the prime paint to go into all the holes and prevent future rust. Then the parts had to be fitted back on again.

1962 VW kombi

1962 VW kombi

Arriving from Canberra to Sydney after he was cleaned up and primed

Arriving from Canberra to Sydney after he was cleaned up and primed

The colours are authentic VW colours. Sealing Wax Red & chestnut brown

The colours are authentic VW colours. Sealing Wax Red & chestnut brown

Adrian, George's panel beater is a genius. It was his first time restoring a kombi. I think he liked it so much he has agreed to also work on the next one :-)

Adrian, George's panel beater is a genius. It was his first time restoring a kombi. I think he liked it so much he has agreed to also work on the next one :-)

He's been completely soundproofed

He's been completely soundproofed

The engine bay

The engine bay

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