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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby Wedgbury » 28 Aug 2017, 15:52

The Ali box section tube and connectors are brilliant.
Used them on our rebuild earlier this year before we went to Sweden and Norway in order to save weight. We are 1.6TD :D
You can make virtually what ever design you want. Jed did you bond in your connectors?
Also built a 2 ring burner into a Zarges Ali box and cut out the side and fixed some hinges so we can use the space underneath the burner for storage. We can cook in the van or outside really easy now. Plus it keeps all the cooking pots/pans etc in one box.
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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 28 Aug 2017, 16:49

Nice work David :ok

I didn't bond the inserts in as the fit was super tight once whacked in with a rubber mallet. I got some of the box section with the lip on too for the cupboard doors to close against and for the side panels to sit up to. I am so happy with this stuff and how easy it is to use that I decided to do the whole interior with it. It being a square box too makes things even easier.

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby rollercoaster » 28 Sep 2017, 20:21

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 03 Oct 2017, 16:08

The super light weight composite panels for the habitation box rocked up yesterday. This week they will be stuck together so the truck can be mated with it's burden.

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Things should start really happening now :D

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 07 Nov 2017, 20:56

Hit a slight hold up with a blown engine on the fork lift but things are moving forward again with the sticking..

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I managed to get the side door painted and the single cab high roof I made a while back, just to get used to the paint application and colour.

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Oh, and I finally found a radiator in Germany.

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Dare I say things are starting to move on a bit now!

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby dirty-syncro-lover » 10 Nov 2017, 21:50

where are the panels from ? is that high density XPS sandwiched by PPE or aluminium, great project
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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 20 Nov 2017, 21:52

dirty-syncro-lover wrote:where are the panels from ? is that high density XPS sandwiched by PPE or aluminium, great project



It's GRP on both sides sandwiching the ridged insulation. They did sandwich some thin aluminium sheet on the inside where the cupboards fix to made that job a little easier. I went over for a couple of days last week and for the windows and doors in and there is a bit of info on the panels on the video I made if you want to check that out.

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And a little video for you with a bit in it about the panels, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVJ-lct ... vdw03c010c

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 24 Nov 2017, 19:10

High level unit building underway..

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 06 Dec 2017, 21:35

Busy Busy Bumble Bees..

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 28 Dec 2017, 21:15

Well today The Managon was united with its burden.

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And a bit of abstract scribbling and view from the other side to get an idea of what shape it will be with the cab high top roof I have made,

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I managed to get the cab air-con in place and make up a one off Front Runner custom aluminium rack to protect it and to allow 4 wolf boxes to be stored up there if needed,

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It also has high level lighting so I can keep my eye on pesky low branches. The light at the front has a fold down guard to stop it getting wrecked and also to stop it lighting up the windscreen,

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Because the doors on the truck now are a bit dented and one of the frames is bent back I had Doug at DougsVWWerks donate some tidy doors that I painted for when the truck gets to the UK and I can just swap those over when painting the cab.

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I have totally trashed my back garden so now this lot has been done I can stick it all in the garage I rent that is full of stuff I have been collecting for a while.
Next step is to take the truck for it's Dutch registration to a motor cara van and when the paperwork for that comes through (usually 3 weeks) It can be brought home to the new yard space where I am going to keep the bugger.

Oh and for the spare wheel I need to get something like this done,

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby xriss » 29 Dec 2017, 00:41

looking sweet jed..no plans for a walk/crawl through bellows?
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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby jed the spread » 29 Dec 2017, 07:46

xriss wrote:looking sweet jed..no plans for a walk/crawl through bellows?



Cheers :ok

Yeah all that will be done here when I get it back to the UK. I didn't really want to start cutting out holes until the habitation box was on and I could see how it all lines up. I know roughly where it would have been so considered this when planning out and building the interior.

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Re: Fed up with Your Syncro? Whats next?

Postby campervanster » 29 Dec 2017, 10:43

This is going to be pretty awesome when complete!
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