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    O.K. folks ;

    I have been doing salvage - reconstruct on old beaters for over 40 years now and I've been using Meguiar's excellent products for 25 + years but until Thursday I never knew how to PROPERLY use them ! .

    This old red car looked ready fot the crusher , it has a 10 year old $200.00 paint job on it , Mike and the rest of the crew REALY know the details of doing this correctly ~ I am sure there's many out there who , like me , buy old klunkers and tinker them back to health , rub out the paint and kiss 'em goodbye ~ try following all the step by step instructions Meguiar's gives you and you'll be FLABBERGASTED at how nice it comes out ! this Metropolitan is my personal car , I never imgained it could look so nice .

    Kudos and a big THANK YOU ! tp all who helped make this happen !

    BTW : ' KOMBI " is the original German name for the base model VW Van with rear seats & winbdows but no interior so it was a double duty vehicle , a 3/4 ton truck during the day and a people mover as needed . my Dad bought one in 1954 and I've had many ever since , still have my old 1968 bay window # 211 Parcel Delivery Van (panel Truck) in the back yard , will be up for sale soon .

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Quote Originally Posted by ClearlyCoated View Post
    Nice Men at Work reference! Although some people might not make the connection.

    "Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

    A combie is Aussie slang for a VW passenger microbus used as semi-public transportation in the outback. No set routes, passengers usually flag down the combie as it passes them.

    Anyone care to guess what the "zombie" references?
    Ha-Ha.....! I'm laughing here for 2 reasons.

    Firstly,the song was great....I'm going to go and see if it's on yewchoob.
    Your explanation is even better!
    Secondly,I had a freind had one the same color.But it was a rolling disaster!The body work was bad with rust.(We helped him to patch it up a bit).In the winter,it was a freezer(no heating).
    He had an engine swap,and the guy put in a 1300 from a Beetle(He got stung!).The engine he got was worse than the original.

    That was a real 'combie!'

    I can gather what the zombie reference is.......A bit like Hoochie-Coochie Man!

    Aussie banter is great! "Shiela's" meaning "Chics",but it's the way they say it that's funny.

    There's the vid! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNT7uZf7lew

    Next to it was TOTO Africa.another great track!
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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie6th View Post
    Secondly,I had a freind had one the same color.But it was a rolling disaster!The body work was bad with rust.(We helped him to patch it up a bit).In the winter,it was a freezer(no heating).
    He had an engine swap,and the guy put in a 1300 from a Beetle(He got stung!).The engine he got was worse than the original.

    That was a real 'combie!'

    I can gather what the zombie reference is.......A bit like Hoochie-Coochie Man!

    Aussie banter is great! "Shiela's" meaning "Chics",but it's the way they say it that's funny.
    LOL, you're absolutely correct! Here's the definition from urbandictionary.com:


    combie

    A rusty beat up van at least 20 years old, about to fall apart, and in desperate need of a new paint job, new brakes, and new transmission. Popular transportation for hipsters who are in search of an eternal "prize" buzz with no desire to enter the workforce.


    "Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Quote Originally Posted by ClearlyCoated View Post
    LOL, you're absolutely correct! Here's the definition from urbandictionary.com:



    combie



    A rusty beat up van at least 20 years old, about to fall apart, and in desperate need of a new paint job, new brakes, and new transmission. Popular transportation for hipsters who are in search of an eternal "prize" buzz with no desire to enter the workforce.


    "Traveling in a fried-out combie, on a hippie trail, head full of zombie."

    That's cool you dug up that info...!
    Big difference from German 'Kombi'....!

    They're still cool vans.......Especially in the winter!

    Most of the ones that I see are either the mustard two tone or the pale blue.Now and again red.

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Hey guys, I love the work you have done on these cars. I want a VS Bus so bad, that is a perfect example of one I would want(:I love the color

    I would like to be able to fix one up someday and have one, I just need to learn how to do that kind of stuff first(:



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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Hi Kimberly, and welcome to MOL! We don't allow new members to include clickable links in posts until they reach a post count of 30 so I removed your link.
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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    Wow Nice Work

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    Exclamation Re: ! WARNING !

    Mike damaged my car to the tune of $150.00 then kippered out leaving me to hold the bag .

    I contacted Meguiar's several times and was told they'd make good but after all this time they've stopped responding to my queries .

    BEWARE .

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    Re: 1971 VW Bus & 1959 Nash Metropolitan - Extreme Makeovers

    I find that very hard to believe. I have had a relationship with Meguiars for more than 15 years and Mike is a personal friend of mine for more than five.

    I know both to be of the utmost character.

    So your saying both would risk damaging their reputations for a for a petty $150!

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    Re: ! WARNING !

    Quote Originally Posted by VWNate1 View Post
    Mike damaged my car to the tune of $150.00 then kippered out leaving me to hold the bag .

    I contacted Meguiar's several times and was told they'd make good but after all this time they've stopped responding to my queries .

    BEWARE .
    Hi Nate,

    I was sent this link right after you posted it from a friend and only read the second page so I wasn't sure what the thread was even about and then sent you a PM.

    After the PM I clicked to the first page and saw that it was about your old Nash Metropolitan that we restored the finish to, this one,




    And then I remembered that while buffing out the extremely oxidized and neglected finish that I caught the rotary buffer next to the driver's side mirror and if memory serves me correctly the mirror glass broke?

    I looked on eBay for a replacement for a couple of weeks and couldn't find one and then I must apologize as it was at this time I left Meguiar's and my personal life got very busy as I transitioned from Meguiar's in California to Autogeek in Florida.

    I apologize that your mirror fell off my radar screen but I'm not sure how a side mirror for this car could cost $150.00

    Are you saving you bought a side mirror for your Nash and you paid $150.00? If you did, I'll send you a check today to cover that cost as I am responsible for the damage and I did forget to follow-up after initially looking very hard for a replacement. (my bad)

    You can also call me about this instead of posting this to the MOL forum on my cell at 760-515-0444

    It was really great that you let us restore the finish on your car and again I apologize that during the process that your mirror was broke. It was an accident and I did sincerely try to locate a replacement.

    I know Metro Ma, the President of the Nash Metropolitan club in SoCal and I'll ask her for a favor to see if she can find you a replacement since we also restored the finish on her car in these two threads.

    http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=22579
    http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20289


    Looking forward to your phone call...


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