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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby Bigjcc55 » 03 Jun 2018, 18:31

The next bit is the best once it's all primed and one colour you can start to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 04 Jun 2018, 18:11

silverbullet wrote:ImageImage


Self indulgent afternoon got this made. Needs stiffeners stitching on, but the worst bit is over. 300mm pull-out will get the jaws well clear of the bumper and the carrier will tuck under the spare, in its new location against the RH "D" post.Image

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby restoman » 04 Jun 2018, 18:50

is that the sexy bit then?
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 04 Jun 2018, 18:56

restoman wrote:is that the sexy bit then?
You know it isn't :D

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 05 Jun 2018, 18:53

Pretty pleased with this, the sliding carriage is light enough to pick up with my little finger and it seems to have respectable torsional and bending stiffness.

Job done :)

A lesson in light fabrication: clamp it all down hard to something stable (in this case, a bit of RSJ) and weld in stages going from side to side, or or it will try and warp/twist with every weld!ImageImageImageImage

Think that I'll make a plug-in telescopic leg with a decent sized foot (for soft ground) to support the vise too, for those "pass me the big hammer" moments.

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 07 Jun 2018, 18:44

Happy days :)

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 12 Aug 2018, 17:49

Slight change of direction, while the restoration continues...
Its a bit poorly, but not terminal and its still in one piece...ImageImageImageImage

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby rollercoaster » 12 Aug 2018, 19:52

One two three four... five six!

where did you find that!
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 12 Aug 2018, 20:59

It found me! The PO was having a few reliability issues one way and another, so decided to fit an alternative engine for everyday reliability sometime ago. It has sat for some time.
It was offered to me based on my reputation for the unusual and modified wbx's and it didnt take much thinking about!
The only caveat was that they get to see it healthy and running again in my syncro.
How could I say no?

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby R0B » 12 Aug 2018, 21:43

It would look better fitted to my caravelle ;-)
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby slowcoach » 13 Aug 2018, 08:30

Is that a flat 6 boxer?? I never knew..
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby R0B » 13 Aug 2018, 09:47

It is.
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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby silverbullet » 13 Aug 2018, 14:04

slowcoach wrote:Is that a flat 6 boxer?? I never knew..
The story goes (correct me if I am wrong, its all myths and legends) that VW commissioned Oettinger to develop a flagship flat 6 for the Passat (hence the massive engine bay of the early ones, Okrasa had also developed a 2.1 wbx long before the factory) but once it was finally ready, VW had decided to go fwd/transverse/inline and Oettinger bought the intellectual rights & tooling.

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby 937carrera » 13 Aug 2018, 14:29

Some more info and pictures here, including a UK bus

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Re: Our syncro Caravelle

Postby R0B » 13 Aug 2018, 15:59

Phwoor. T3 porn.
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