Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

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Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Jaijai82 » 09 Feb 2019, 17:36

Hello everybody

Thanks for having me on the site!
Like probably many out there I’m a lover of the amazing syncro since being a nipper.
Knocking on a bit at 36, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge.

I’ve been to look at my 2nd syncro today, fortunately my head ruled
My heart and I walked away. Basically bodily there were holes in
quite a few places but the main area of concern was the load bed
was completely overplatedwith 5mm? Steel and the crossmembers
supporting the bed where visible In the locker were shot on the near
side and significantly rusted all over. Also there was a fair bit of
corrosion around where the bed joins the main cab In the locker.
The cab and doors were solid and although It wasn’t a runner and the
owner said the diff locks/syncro system hadnt worked for some time
everything was there with no oil leaks or bashesto speak of.

I guess my question is given the scarcity of rhd single cabs have I made
a mistake walking away? Can you still get panels/crossmembers and
possibly a load bed for them? It was really difficult walking away! Considering
my skill level and possible costs it might of been the best thing to do as it
would be going to a pro for body resto and that would probably cost $$$$
just for the load bed!

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby davidoft1 » 09 Feb 2019, 17:42

The all important question is how much was it ?
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Jaijai82 » 09 Feb 2019, 17:47

He wanted around 6k for it originally.
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby davidoft1 » 09 Feb 2019, 18:05

Sounds like a walk awayer to me
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Winchweight » 09 Feb 2019, 20:16

Don’t limit yourself to RHD. We have 2 LHD and don’t notice the difference. There are more LHDs out there.
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Jaijai82 » 09 Feb 2019, 21:45

oh Definitely not ruling out a LHD. Just came across this
and thought I’d have a look. I missed out on rhd doka the
Week before on eBay. Don’t know if you all saw it...seemed
Cheap at 3.5k. Went pretty rapidly!!
I guess I’ll keep looking and waiting!!
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby davidoft1 » 09 Feb 2019, 22:01

Jaijai82 wrote:oh Definitely not ruling out a LHD. Just came across this
and thought I’d have a look. I missed out on rhd doka the
Week before on eBay. Don’t know if you all saw it...seemed
Cheap at 3.5k. Went pretty rapidly!!
I guess I’ll keep looking and waiting!!



I saw it , was dog rough though, I would spend a bit more on your initial purchase to save a whole lot more later on, are you looking for a crew or single cab ?
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Jaijai82 » 10 Feb 2019, 07:45

The preference definitely lies with a double cab. Basically my next purchase will be
My last and more than likely a daily driver. I’m a pert time joiner and I want to use
It for work and leisure. Double cab has space for the dogs (kids in the future) and
tools etc.

To be honest I am open minded to anything, that’s why I went to view te single cab.
The missus could of sat in the tub and we’d have room for 1 kid and a dog in the
Front!!

Doesn’t seem to be much about at the minute. What’s really frustrating is I know of
2 vehicles that owners have sitting. One in a container for years and one rusting away in
his yard for years.
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby silverbullet » 10 Feb 2019, 10:45

"knocking on a bit at 36"

Haha! Could well be the youngest UK T3 syncro owner after Angus (special case, admittedly)

RHD syncros are the rarest (2100 or so made worldwide against something like 20x as many lhd), trucks lead a hard life too so buy on condition, not spec.

Good luck with the search.

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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Dobble » 10 Feb 2019, 11:43

silverbullet wrote:"knocking on a bit at 36"

Haha! Could well be the youngest UK T3 syncro owner after Angus (special case, admittedly)

RHD syncros are the rarest (2100 or so made worldwide against something like 20x as many lhd), trucks lead a hard life too so buy on condition, not spec.

Good luck with the search.

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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby silverbullet » 10 Feb 2019, 15:59

I was one of the young people once...although axeman Neil is a fair bit younger than me again, but syncros were also cheaper back then.

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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby footstuck » 10 Feb 2019, 20:42

Ive sent you a PM mate :wink:
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby Jaijai82 » 11 Feb 2019, 08:52

Cheers for the pm and advice buddy !

To be fair I still felt young at 29 and 33......35 was the tipping point ...sorry guys
It’s downhill from there and Syncro’s definitely get more expensive!! Ha ha
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby rollercoaster » 11 Feb 2019, 19:05

But as we get older the money is worth less,
and syncros are worth more.

Because when you are over the hill, and driving down that slippery slope,
its great to be able to drive back up again,
and carry on having fun!

Keeps me feeling young..

Not liking this one?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1986-VW-Type ... :rk:1:pf:0

Definitely try to save money in the long run by investing in something that is relatively rot free,
but do choose carefully because you may be investing so much financially and emotionally over time
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Re: Newbie! Single cab RHD pick up

Postby jes*b » 12 Feb 2019, 18:49

ashley has a very solid project up for sale at the mo. alewing is his user name on here....
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