Thai Kombi Restoration

Have you heard the one about the Thai guy who makes his own replacement metal panels for air-cooled VW’s? Well you have now! This build has been doing the rounds for a while, I always see it pop up on forums within various “best builds” style threads, and for good reason. The man with all the skill is Pat, a metal magician from Thailand who works in a very humble shop, bringing classic VW’s back to life, one hand-formed piece of metal at a time. Come and see for yourself how he restores his brothers very rusty 67 split-window Kombi ute, you won’t believe your eyes.

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12 Responses to “Thai Kombi Restoration”

  1. Arthur says:

    Awasome fabrication work :O

  2. Bob says:

    Wow, now that is metal forming.

  3. mad bob says:

    Minimum of tools,maximum craftsmanship!

  4. R5c says:

    have you any vans for sale

  5. mick says:

    MAN….what a magnificent metal maestro craftsman….love it!!!

  6. paul says:

    ahh yes, vw shop in Thailand. they do one car at a time. but about 8 people to do one car.

  7. Scott says:

    Wow, amazing. Do you have a contact for this guy? I have a project for him.

  8. Vince says:

    Hi do you have a contact for this guy, i’m in Thailand and i need to find somebody for restored my vw. Pleaqse let me know

  9. Rory says:


    I am living in Thailand and would like to see this amazing man a
    t work,where exactly is he based? Any contact details would be much appreciated.

  10. Walter says:

    can you provide a Adress from this Garage or workplace from this Thai Man Pat. I would like to have a Volks UTE (Crewcap like he did in the Picture)
    regards Walter

  11. Sandy says:

    Would you mind share the contact of this guy? Thank you

  12. anth says:

    Hi Sandy, unfortunately I don’t have those details.

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