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BigBertha

'68 Lowlight ' Bertha'

Here are some photos of Bertha. She has been in the family for all of her 41 years. I'm about to start rubbing her down for a new paint job, so these are some of the all important 'before' photos. She is pretty straight with hardly any bad rust anywhere. Worst bit is under the front bumper, the rest is only slight surface rust. still plenty of work to do though, I hope I know what I'm letting myself in for. I'm just gonna be very 'Zen' about the whole process, start at one end and just keep going until it's done. Easy.........right.
(Hope the pics work.






BigBertha

???? Hmmm......... I don't want you to have to click on the link.
Try this then.........







BigBertha

Success............ Sort of.
Brookie

BigBertha wrote:
Success............ Sort of.

Fixed-no worries- Love the Sulphur Crested (I think)

Neat looking exhaust as well


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BigBertha

Yep, thats Charlie the sulphur crested cockatoo. She doesn't stop talking when she goes for a drive in Bertha. She's mad for it.
The exhaust is a ' monza '. When I put the new engine in the mechanic asked if I wanted to put one in as the old exhaust was stuffed. I didn't know what a monza was but it sounded awesome so I had to have one.
Brookie

BigBertha wrote:
Yep, thats Charlie the sulphur crested cockatoo. She doesn't stop talking when she goes for a drive in Bertha. She's mad for it.
The exhaust is a ' monza '. When I put the new engine in the mechanic asked if I wanted to put one in as the old exhaust was stuffed. I didn't know what a monza was but it sounded awesome so I had to have one.


Good system- you will have to post some Charlie Pics in Members Pets

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teeveezed

Beautiful, the cocky and the Kombi! Very Happy
kkombii

Hi Big Bertha,
Your Kombi is going to present fantastic. You have got a terrific project in front of you. What colour is Bertha going to be given?
I have many fond memories of Dwellingup.
I used to camp there every Easter for about 10 years until the rowdies got too bad, ( back in the early 80's.)
I would love to come for a drive down and visit the area again, this time in my '71 lowlight.
If you are up for a visit and can brew a cuppa, give me a pm.
All the best, and happy rubbing.
Regards
from Ruby Dear and family.
kimba

Bertha was at Little Miss Sunshine wasn't she?
I didn't realise you mob lived in Dwellingup...
kimba

Bertha was at Little Miss Sunshine wasn't she?
I didn't realise you mob lived in Dwellingup...
BigBertha

Yep that was Bertha.
I was the dude in the wheelchair.
we  didn't have much time to hang around that night otherwise I would have sought you out for a chat.
Was yours the blue splitty? Nice
Hope you enjoyed the evening.
kimba

Nah, that blue splitty belongs to Pitt-Bulli.
Mine was the blue lowlight deluxe that went home early with the crying toddler in it...
BigBertha

OK Cool. I think I was chatting to you at the end. Good to meet you. I'm regretting not hanging around and checkihng out the other buses but it was dark and had to get home.
Maybe see you in Dwelly again some time.
BigBertha

Howdy. Haven't been around much lately.
I came to my bloody senses and found someone to do the resto for me.
I don't know how I thought I was going to rub down the kombi and all the rest from a wheelchair.
Anyway, Bertha has a new paint job, all rust and bog removed. M picking up the 1600 this Saturday. Just did a very mild touch up on It, new exhaust, oil cooler and pump, electronic ignition etc.
Getting front disk brakes and 2.5 inch drop next week. Then the interior. Got some new covers and panels coming from TMI.
She should be ready by Septemberish.
I'll put some pics up soon.

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