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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby lloydy » 28 Jul 2016, 14:19

Have you spoke to Doug?
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 28 Jul 2016, 14:55

No... I have a restorer in mind but it would be an idea to have several estimates.
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby bene » 28 Jul 2016, 15:37

I definitely think it is worth saving but from your comments, i got the impression that was not really an option...
I dont know them personally but have heard only good things from Blasting Die Past -
http://www.blastingdiepast.com/
There is a guy local to me whom i know, and he is a fantastic painter. He also does full restos but he certainly is not cheap. - Ace body And Paint. He only has a fistbook page at present (website is under construction) - https://www.facebook.com/AceBodyPaintSpecialist/

He has a beautiful Mk1 caddy as a promotional vehicle.

Good luck dude...
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby philmcC » 28 Jul 2016, 15:56

Gary Wilkie in North Wales did all the welding on my syncro, and there was a lot of it!. He did a terrific job and I would have no hesitation in recommending him. He also has a friend who does painting. I'm not very far away from you if you want to look at my camper and see the result I could easily drop by. Best of luck with it
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 16 Oct 2016, 18:52

It's back on four wheels!!!!!!!

A lot of bolt tightening to do but its moveable. New B6's, PAS fitted with flexi's, a dash swap etc so lots achieved this weekend. Just need to persuade some fresh fuel back into the Weber and whip the rest of the trim out, then it can be driven onto a trailer and head up to the restoman :D

There are some cheeky body mods going into the mix, you know I cant leave things totally standard :wink:
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 16 Oct 2016, 20:14

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 13 Mar 2017, 13:23

Well there's been a few delays so the syncro is still at home, but not for long. Should be heading off to Gary very soon. I have a week or so to finish any stripping out or marking up and that's it!
The bus is going to get full Caravelle a/c fitted, after I found a compressor and bracket a while back (I have a Wanted ad posted for the body brackets if anyone knows of one that's been broken? I have got the rest) and the spare will be mounted on the RHS of the boot space with the correct T-bolt and wood blocks etc (no hoses or wiring up the offside D-post) so there's some GRP to carefully trim...
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby bene » 13 Mar 2017, 14:44

Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Dude, you have a pm....
Oh and did you end up galvanizing the suspension parts?
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby marlinowner » 13 Mar 2017, 15:24

Could i ask what refrigerant you will be using? I am wondering about getting the aircon working in my SA van, all seems to function but without cooling.
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby Bigjcc55 » 13 Mar 2017, 17:45

[quote="marlinowner"]Could i ask what refrigerant you will be using? I am wondering about getting the aircon working in my SA van, all seems to function but without cooling

If you're system is the old r12 you can buy adapters to make the r134 machine fit.
I bought mine from eBay, I haven't charged the system with gas but the connections on my 134 machine now fit the old system in the van.


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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby marlinowner » 13 Mar 2017, 22:58

Thanks for the reply, dont want to hijack the thread but as you're not that far from me (well about 100 miles), maybe when you have your aircon sorted I could pop over for some pointers about mine? (I'd be interested in seeing your syncro as well!)
Maybe pm me with your thoughts?
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby irishkeet » 15 Mar 2017, 17:50

nice to see the van on wheels, great work :)
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 15 Mar 2017, 18:03

bene wrote:Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Dude, you have a pm....
Oh and did you end up galvanizing the suspension parts?
cheers

Yep all the suspension is galvanized, B6's and some used standard springs (for now anyway, no intention to lift it, might just replace them with new OEM at some point to firm it up a little)
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 24 Apr 2017, 18:15

On her way to the restoman at last!Image
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 29 May 2017, 14:54

Gary had made a good start once we knew all the critical panels were in the bag (some were in short supply and I was keen to use the best available)ImageImageImageImageImage

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