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The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 23 Apr 2015, 18:31

As many of you know I have been on the hunt for a Syncro for quite some time, well the other week myself & Si went to look at one in Notts. Si offered an excellent pre-purchase inspection service, and I walked away the proud owner of an excellent Green Syncro. I confess I have a slight leaning towards the green so finding one in Escorial Green was a real brucie bonus!

Currently it has no Paperwork, MOT, Tax or V5 and its never been registered in the UK, the engine is most likely knackered, gearbox needs Aidan's expertise, seat belts missing, interior needs a complete revamp.....and its got an 80's sunroof! It has lived most of its life in Spain so the body and underneath is really solid. So a great blank canvas :mrgreen:

Its currently a 1.9, soon to be a 2.1 DJ, front & rear diffs. The seller told me its been in the UK for about two years but its not been registered as yet, I will be the first UK registered owner :mrgreen: I just sent the VIN off to VW for more info but we think its an1986 or 87 van. I'm planning to do the Westy conversion at some point. At the moment its in safe hands ready for the work to commence in the not too distant future.

Last but not least a Big Thanks to all the members who gave me the heads up about vans when they popped up on various sites and sent me loads of information about their Syncro owner experiences. Also a big thanks to Guz who gave me the heads up about the van, very much appreciated, I look forward to buying you a beer at some point.

I shall pop up some more news and pics as the work progresses and I'm sure I'll be asking a ton of questions :mrgreen: For now a few pics.
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Arriving at t3volution ready to be worked on :mrgreen:
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby Cliffbase » 23 Apr 2015, 19:08

Looks great bud, some nice Gucci bits on it already!

How did you walk away without taking one of the mk1 roccos with you?!!

Looking for ward to seeing more :ok
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby itchyfeet » 23 Apr 2015, 19:10

Very nice, remember tin tops are cool 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby PetenAli » 23 Apr 2015, 20:10

Looks nice on the outside. Good result! Mendipidy in 2 weeks?? :ok
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby bene » 24 Apr 2015, 07:24

That looks cool!
Nice find... are you going to go full westy? interior and pop top?
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby silverbullet » 24 Apr 2015, 07:37

Favourite colour. Looks great! Leccy heated mirrors very practical in the winter.
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby DSM » 24 Apr 2015, 08:59

Very Nice! :ok
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Postby Cob20 » 24 Apr 2015, 09:48

Nice one Keith.

it wouldn't have been right if it wasn't green! :ok
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby irishkeet » 24 Apr 2015, 12:43

Many thanks one & all, really chuffed with the find :mrgreen:

Cliff Ill be in touch when its home in Suffolk. No Mendipity I'm afraid it wont be on the road by then, next year

Bene not sure on the poptop, I have one ready if I decide to use it, full westy interior but I plan to re-jig it about a bit, may go for an underslung water tank thus freeing up some space, relocate the battery charger, considering an LPG tank for under the RnR bed. Otherwise fabrics etc will be stock westy, why change a good thing

thanks silverbullet the seller dais the VC is a bit sticky so I may be in touch via Si for a refurb
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby irishkeet » 18 May 2015, 15:51

Well it feels like ages since I bought the van, work & life have stopped me managing to get too much done but Si has managed to source some goodies.

Did a 350 mile round trip yesterday to collect a Westy Interior with the green fabric. Had an interior with the blue stripe but the green will suit the van much better. :mrgreen:
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby eiret25 » 18 May 2015, 20:11

Love the look of the van. Best of luck with it.
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Postby toomanytoys » 19 May 2015, 06:48

Well done Keith
did you pick up a pair of 2wd radius rods too?? I didnt get a mail or a pm back from him...
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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby irishkeet » 19 May 2015, 08:18

toomanytoys wrote:Well done Keith
did you pick up a pair of 2wd radius rods too?? I didnt get a mail or a pm back from him...


Yep got them for you :mrgreen:
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Postby toomanytoys » 19 May 2015, 08:45

irishkeet wrote:
toomanytoys wrote:Well done Keith
did you pick up a pair of 2wd radius rods too?? I didnt get a mail or a pm back from him...


Yep got them for you :mrgreen:

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Re: Well I've gone and got myself a Syncro and its Green!!!

Postby NickBab » 19 May 2015, 10:35

Welcome to team green

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