Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby davidoft1 » 13 Dec 2018, 21:14

Not long now :o
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby Vdub89 » 13 Dec 2018, 23:25

Well I guess I am the brave/stupid one then. I have wanted a Syncro and after parting with my multivan last year (which was a £100 scrapper when I got him), I have had a van sized hole to fill. I bought a highly top Cali but that didn't do it...this just looked like my original van did and I thought I want to save it.

I'm winging it on the syncro stuff, I have a lot to learn, but maybe that dream of green laning is a little bit closer now. Aidan I know you are very busy, this is by no means a five minute project, but I would welcome any advice, or opportunity to discuss gearbox options, if when/how much etc to get it up and running on the road again.

First things first is to get it from Scotland
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby silverbullet » 14 Dec 2018, 07:56

Welcome to the early rhd syncro sub-clique :))
It looks like you paid less than the price of a syncro suspension conversion kit so its already a winner.
Good luck, mine looked ropey and had bad repairs, but it was straight and square.

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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby Vdub89 » 14 Dec 2018, 09:16

Thanks very much, yes I thought if nothing else there are a lot of parts there to go towards converting a 2WD...but a RHD syncro has got to be worth saving....

I'm going to stash it away for a while, get saving some funds and find some parts
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby AIR_CHILLED » 14 Dec 2018, 12:23

Seems like a good price for a donor Syncro or long term project if you can do most of the work yourself.
I’m doing a 2wd to 4wd conversion and bought all the parts separately but there is lots of little items I still need. Your first priority is to hunt for a gearbox :)
Good luck with the project :ok
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby Vdub89 » 14 Dec 2018, 12:32

Thanks Mike, yes I think it's a start and an opportunity to add my own stamp on it.

Yes I'm sure there will be a long shopping list. If I can get that and get it up and running in 2wd initially that will be a good starting point...then can tackle the VC etc etc

All in good time, need to ask santa for some bundles of cash or a supermarket sweep freebie visit to go Westy or similar
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby silverbullet » 14 Dec 2018, 18:05

I wouldn't shop at "Go Rusty" if I were you, they really dont seem to understand that surface prep, plating and paint are essential in this damp corner of the world...

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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby R0B » 14 Dec 2018, 20:29

Go rusty :-)

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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby Timburrows » 14 Dec 2018, 21:57

A bit of advice from me,buy any bits you need when you see them for sale as they can be very hard to find the second time around, :run
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby davidoft1 » 18 Jan 2019, 19:37

Up on Facebook today for sale :o
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby silverbullet » 18 Jan 2019, 22:57

Profiteering or buyer baled out already?

Just found it. £2750!!!

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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby davidoft1 » 19 Jan 2019, 11:43

silverbullet wrote:Profiteering or buyer baled out already?

Just found it. £2750!!!

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Probably realised the romantic idea was gonna be a pretty expensive one.

Think it was a little over £2k on eBay, but probably cost &3-400 to hace it transported from
Scotland, £2k isn’t to bad a price but no gearbox or diff is gonna kill it unless someone’s lucky enough to fall on a cheap syncro box, If it’s just for looks a standard box would get it rolling but still £500 minimum
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Re: Early rhd Caravelle GL syncro on ebay

Postby silverbullet » 19 Jan 2019, 14:42

Sold for £2050, my mistake. Apologies to the vendor.

Its got the front diff but no VC or so I hear.

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