Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby irishkeet » 23 Jun 2017, 16:58

wolfbus.uk wrote:Starting to really take shape Bene. I think you Keith and I all got our syncros around the same time... do you know that's three years ago!! :D
Glad your pooch is recovering well my old girl had the same and they never returned!


bene wrote:3 years.... scary...
mine looks a lot worse than when i bought it! lot more solid though...


I got mine a bit after you wolfbus in April 2015, I did not expect to be still working on it 2+ years later lol, but as Bene says its a lot more solid now. Looking at the level of work your both doing/have done Im guessing like me your vans are keepers?
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby syncroandy » 23 Jun 2017, 17:57

Er.. theres no easy way to say this, so I'll just come out with it..

IT NEVER ENDS !

(14 years in on #1, 10 years in on #2)

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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby silverbullet » 23 Jun 2017, 19:56

"you would get less for murder" as the saying goes. It is a kind of marriage I guess, you are either devoted or you get committed!

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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 26 Jun 2017, 11:51

irishkeet wrote:
wolfbus.uk wrote:Starting to really take shape Bene. I think you Keith and I all got our syncros around the same time... do you know that's three years ago!! :D
Glad your pooch is recovering well my old girl had the same and they never returned!


bene wrote:3 years.... scary...
mine looks a lot worse than when i bought it! lot more solid though...


I got mine a bit after you wolfbus in April 2015, I did not expect to be still working on it 2+ years later lol, but as Bene says its a lot more solid now. Looking at the level of work your both doing/have done Im guessing like me your vans are keepers?



Mine is a keeper, although if i hit my head on it, or hit myself in the face with a 1/2 inch ratchet again then im setting light to it and pushing it down the alley.... bloody Volkswagens...


Also, cheers Tenere for your nice comments. Trouble is, it still looks a mess... muticoloured paint bla bla bla... one day it will be finished and then i will have to start again. ha ha!
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby Bigjcc55 » 27 Jun 2017, 18:45

I was starting to get fed up not having driven mine in the two years I've owned it, don't want it heading into a third year that's for sure.
Apparently it's worth it in the end!


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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby irishkeet » 28 Jun 2017, 20:23

Bigjcc55 wrote:I was starting to get fed up not having driven mine in the two years I've owned it, don't want it heading into a third year that's for sure.
Apparently it's worth it in the end!


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I hear that :shock:
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 19 Jul 2017, 13:16

So, the van passed the MOT. Wahoo!
Had a few niggling issues with my rear end... he he... but they will soon get sorted.
As we are going to Scotland on the 5th August for a holiday and to leave the van with Russel for the TDi install i dont want to get into doing anything that might jeopardise that. So i decided to cut a big hole in the roof!
Flettner TCX - 2, fitted.
Solid Solar panel for the rear of the van is next. Then laying out the wiring for the interior lights, hard wiring (ish) the Engel in. Also, i have 2 pretty hefty 110AH batteries to go in under the seat.
It still looks like a piece of crap but looks are not everything, thank goodness.
No photos as i still have not sorted out Photobucket fiasco.
Oh and Moisture Resistant MDF purchased. This will be used for the ceiling, panels and cupboards.
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby wolfbus.uk » 21 Jul 2017, 11:43

irishkeet wrote:


I got mine a bit after you wolfbus in April 2015, I did not expect to be still working on it 2+ years later lol, but as Bene says its a lot more solid now. Looking at the level of work your both doing/have done Im guessing like me your vans are keepers?[/quote]


Yup mines a keeper, stuck with it forever! :D At least after a broken gearbox and a broken engine that there is little else left to break! :shock:

Ah Bene you got a Flettner proper old skool like! thought of doing that too as opposed to 12v options, let us know how you get on with it.. good news on the MOT!
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 21 Jul 2017, 13:02

I like it.... It doesnt look great and makes the bus even higher, but it is silent.
I was slightly annoyed that i couldnt fit it in a better position too.... Solar panels got in the way!
Currently laying the cable for the lights and charging points.

Interior is finished! ha ha!

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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby volks_womble » 21 Jul 2017, 13:11

RHD Westy wardrobe is looking good :ok
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 21 Jul 2017, 15:55

Its getting there...
More important things keep cropping up, but i have purchased the Moisture Resistant MDF, so hopefully in the next couple of months i will get somewhere.
The plan is to digitally print the MDF at work so it matches the kitchen and seat... it wont be exactly the same as westy stuff as we are modifying it a bit to suit our needs.
The cad files will be made available (when i have finished) for anybody that wants them.
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby scaltura » 22 Jul 2017, 08:24

interior looks pukka :ok
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby irishkeet » 26 Jul 2017, 13:28

looking good mate, Im sure a fair few will be interested in it :)
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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby bene » 02 Aug 2017, 13:53

Because Photobucket has annoyed me and made it more difficult to use forums i have not updated this in a while.
Keith seems to like smugmug for photos and it looks like it works pretty well. So...

6 Mefro wheels sanded, and painted (I actually quite liked the white but not for the syncro) -

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I had some grey satin left from when i painted the splitscreen so used that (turns out i needed more. doh!) -
I like it.

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Started stripping the tailgate from Jason... its pretty solid, just a couple of dents which i am more than fine with!

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Lastly, Rosie Monster... spending time with Daddy...

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Re: Introduction of the 'new' Syncro.

Postby scaltura » 02 Aug 2017, 16:24

Tailgate looks like a Andy warhole masterpiece lol

That would look funky with a hit of lacquer :run
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