Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

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Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 30 Jan 2015, 15:00

I thought it was about time i introduced the 'new' syncro.
A friend of mine bought my old syncro that i had planned on converting to a fake Westfalia, or 'Festy' as i was going to affectionately call it.
That plan went out the window for reasons i would rather forget.

I bought this right hand drive factory high top, twin difflocker from a lad down the road from me. It popped up on ebay with no pictures so i was sceptical, but went for a look. Its all pretty much original which is exactly what i wanted after the last syncro.

Anyway, i jacked it up a little, put bigger wheels and tyres on it (obviously), started treating the small amount of rust, then decided it was time to build a bigger garage... One that could house the beast, and my other vehicles.

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Anyway, there you have it... plans, we have completed the garage, are to get rid of the camo green, sort the interior (as the previous owner tore it out), get the little JX engine running sweet and driiiiiiiiiiive!
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby tforturton » 30 Jan 2015, 15:06

Nice van, but some homeless guy seems to have wandered into the photo....
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 30 Jan 2015, 15:16

ha ha ha! yeh the beard is not helping the look there is it...
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby Syncrobaz » 30 Jan 2015, 15:49

Better colour than the last one!! :shock:

Beards are compulsory for syncro owners, except the ladies of course!! :wink:
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bikermike87 » 30 Jan 2015, 19:56

Nice, I miss my RHD from time to time. Mainly with parking barriers!

I concur on beards, they are compulsory. 8)
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby Simon Baxter » 30 Jan 2015, 20:21

Cool!
The only high top I like.
:-)
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby tforturton » 31 Jan 2015, 18:09

What's with the white patch at the OSF lower corner?
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby mrmule » 31 Jan 2015, 18:32

Some camber adjusting shims needed for the rears now it's lifted methinks!

I can vouch for the beard - a truly righteous achievement.

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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby Peter-T » 31 Jan 2015, 21:46

What a great van, i'd have to keep it green though - I think it looks great in that colour!
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby jes*b » 01 Feb 2015, 08:37

So I'm thinking Invicta Syncro should get together gots to be a few of us now ....
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby hugomonkey » 01 Feb 2015, 08:45

thinking of keeping mine now :idea
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby syncropatrick » 01 Feb 2015, 20:06

Can you tell us a little about the garage build? Got a hightop Syncro myself and am pipe dreaming a tall double garage for me and it.
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby southernsparky » 02 Feb 2015, 08:20

syncropatrick wrote:Can you tell us a little about the garage build? Got a hightop Syncro myself and am pipe dreaming a tall double garage for me and it.


Moving into the garage now then Patrick?
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby syncropatrick » 03 Feb 2015, 08:47

southernsparky wrote:
syncropatrick wrote:Can you tell us a little about the garage build? Got a hightop Syncro myself and am pipe dreaming a tall double garage for me and it.


Moving into the garage now then Patrick?
:rofl


That made me laugh Ray!
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 09 Feb 2015, 13:42

Cheers folks...

Austria, was wicked cheers Samuel... camber shims on the back are probably a good idea... although there will be a lot more weight going on there soon!

Tforturton - That patch came about as the wife decided to have a go at the green with some 1200 wet and dry.

The green is on there pretty thin to be honest and im not a fan myself. It looks cool but its not for me. No rush to change it and a friend of mine has a load of this colour so might just patch it up for now. I actually have a bit of an obsession with grey... oddly...

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Jason - I definitely think you should keep that one... look great with a westy interior in it! ha!

Patrick - The garage is a bit of a monster. We already had a double garage made from pre-fab concrete blocks but wanted it wider, taller and longer. We used the existing garage as much as we could, to save money and for ease. I think if i do it again i will just build the whole thing from blocks, but hey, hindsight is a wonderful thing.
The 'i beam' is atop two, 100 x 100mm wooden posts and the whole lot together is just shy of 3 metres tall. The electric roller shutter door (which i love) is attached to those posts. Its pretty complicated and possibly well over engineered but thats got to be better than under right!

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If you want me to send you more photos just pm me your email address... its not finished yet, the part that is not pre-fab concrete is timber frame and we are in the process of building that at the moment.
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