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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby torsen » 11 May 2017, 19:03

bene wrote:mate, this is going to be one special syncro....


Agreed proper job :ok
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 19 May 2017, 15:51

had a bit of a hold up with seals, the sliding seal has been under my bed for over a year and when I finally went to fit it I realised it was RHD :roll: Sent it back to Chris @ Volkswagen Emporium who swapped it with no problems, onwards & upwards...the dash has returned from the powder coaters and looks great so I figured I best give the plastic bits a strip and clean. There are so many little jobs popping up that I never considered :idea

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 28 May 2017, 19:12

Finally finished fettling with the heater pod today. Two of the lugs (one each side) were broken so I used some Instamorph to repair them.
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Its very clever stuff, comes as white beads, you add to boiling water and it changes to a clear colour and becomes pliable, you then use it as you need and it sets hard returning to white. More info here. I bought it on fleabay but looking at the site I can see its available in black too, handy for repairing van bits :mrgreen:

To strengthen the lugs I also made 4 back plates from washers and covered them with foam, maybe a bit overkill but they should last another 30 odd years now 8)
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Also finished fitting the PWM controller. I used a dremel to cut out a circle in the back of the fascia allowing me to get the nut on the control knob. I also replaced the blue knob with a black & white retro one which I like better. The PWM box fits nicely in the indent above the fascia, held in place with velcro. Thanks again to Covkid for a great mod :shady
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby slowcoach » 30 May 2017, 19:24

irishkeet wrote:Finally finished fettling with the heater pod today. Two of the lugs (one each side) were broken so I used some Instamorph to repair them.
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Its very clever stuff, comes as white beads, you add to boiling water and it changes to a clear colour and becomes pliable, you then use it as you need and it sets hard returning to white. More info here. I bought it on fleabay but looking at the site I can see its available in black too, handy for repairing van bits :mrgreen:

To strengthen the lugs I also made 4 back plates from washers and covered them with foam, maybe a bit overkill but they should last another 30 odd years now 8)
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Also finished fitting the PWM controller. I used a dremel to cut out a circle in the back of the fascia allowing me to get the nut on the control knob. I also replaced the blue knob with a black & white retro one which I like better. The PWM box fits nicely in the indent above the fascia, held in place with velcro. Thanks again to Covkid for a great mod :shady
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Good to get it all together and working once more isn't it :-)
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 30 May 2017, 20:51

slowcoach wrote:Good to get it all together and working once more isn't it :-)


tis indeed but I've still got to install it all, planning to upgrade the wiring to the dash this week then dash back in :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 03 Jun 2017, 05:56

Had a couple of days this week on the van, I left the wiring for now, finally got all the old sound deadening material removed from the bulkhead (that I started in March) and recovered it in nice new material :mrgreen: Its one of those jobs that takes ages and you wont really see it :roll:

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Insulation also well under way
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 01 Jul 2017, 16:31

So Photobucket have blocked all image sharing so Im in the middle of updating the images in the thread. I'm now using Postimage and its actually much better IMO, but I have 315 images to replace on my build thread :shock:

Images load very quickly with PI and they are resized to your size before you upload. Also when your in an album and you click share at the top you can see all the direct links to your photos which makes it so easy to replace the crappy PB code, also a lot less code on the PI images. Im replacing a page or two of my thread every time I sit at the PC :idea The only thing I can't do anything about is replies that included PB images
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 02 Jul 2017, 07:42

irishkeet wrote:So Photobucket have blocked all image sharing so Im in the middle of updating the images in the thread. I'm now using Postimage and its actually much better IMO, but I have 315 images to replace on my build thread :shock:

Images load very quickly with PI and they are resized to your size before you upload. Also when your in an album and you click share at the top you can see all the direct links to your photos which makes it so easy to replace the crappy PB code, also a lot less code on the PI images. Im replacing a page or two of my thread every time I sit at the PC :idea The only thing I can't do anything about is replies that included PB images


Scrub what I said about Postimage, I read a few posts from forum users saying their images had been replaced with pornographic images, as I don't want to have to replace the photos again I'm now using my Smugmug account to host the images, I don't know what I didn't think of this in the first place :roll:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 02 Jul 2017, 14:57

Not been doing too much on the van lately as work has got in the way and had enough for a while, as you do from time to time....
Back working on interior bits today, picked up a nice set of un-cut door cards on fleabay which cleaned up nice, I also laminated the back of them with clear vinyl to protect them. I will most likely cut speaker holes near the top, the cards I was going to use had the speaker holes cut at the bottom, I prefer them at the top.
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also cleaned up the centre air duct & mat, very happy with how its cleaned up.
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I finish my main job (in a school) in a few weeks so there will be a big push to get the van ready to head away in :mrgreen:
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 03 Jul 2017, 17:37

A good day on the van today, finished installing the sound deadening......

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and made a start on the second layer of insulation using Lloydy's excellent idea, thats it until next week :(

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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby bene » 04 Jul 2017, 12:32

Getting there dude...
you are doing a great job!
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Gary. » 05 Jul 2017, 09:11

While the dash is out, move the steering wheel to the correct side :D
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 05 Jul 2017, 19:11

Gary. wrote:While the dash is out, move the steering wheel to the correct side :D


Gary I've changed & upgraded everything else....you may well be onto something :rofl
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby Weem Machine » 05 Jul 2017, 22:33

Awesome build this, I quietly watch from the side lines!!
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Re: The Green Syncro Machine

Postby irishkeet » 11 Jul 2017, 20:06

Weem Machine wrote:Awesome build this, I quietly watch from the side lines!!

:ok

Been a busy few days with the van this week. The insulation is finished and the polythene membrane is fitted :mrgreen:
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Started work on the floor, removed & cleaned up the Westfalia captive nuts for holding the furniture in place. A fiddly time consuming job as you have to move the furniture around a lot, still got the cooker nut to do. Having a donor Westy has been great for getting all those little bits you would not get if you just bought an interior :mrgreen:
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We have a floor, it felt like a milestone getting it fitted today.....it will be in and out a few times yet before its in for good!
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