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1987 Syncro Vanagon 4x4 - Subaru 2.2 Conversion   Price: 17500
Suby Syncro Vanagon - 4x4 (1995 Subaru 2.2 engine - nice conversion)
Closing on our house and need to free up some money.

This has been my daily driver for years so I know it runs well and it is a beast in the snow.
Folks in the MT Westy group on FB can vouch for my mechanical abilities and how well this van runs. Never let me down and I have always put in top-quality improvement parts. No expenses spared during the Subaru conversion process.
It's a clean van too - not a trailer queen, but clean and non-smoking interior.

The Good:
- Very well done conversion primarily with Rocky Mountain Westy conversion parts and a couple of special items from Hans at Vanaru.
- Way too many mechanical extras to list, but I'll try to add most... (well taken care of)
- All new urethane bushings up front
- High Capacity, low profile, steel oil pan by Rocky Mountain Westy (RMW)
- RMW aluminum coolant pressure bottle
- RMW SS coolant pipes
- New radiator at the time of conversion (about 60K on the conversion and it has always run well)
- Rear Locker with Decoupler
- Old Man Emu shocks
- SA big brakes
- SA headlights and grill
- Portland drive line
- Delrin shifter bushings throughout
- German CV axles all around
- GW plate steel bumpers
- Most front end suspend parts have been replaced (ball joints, etc. - too many to list)
- 15" Rhine wheels
- new speedo/odometer from GW and proper Van Cafe recommended cable
- rebuilt tranny by German Transaxle - strong
- German rubber interior up front and german rubber floor mats
- TDI starter conversion - super powerful and always starts instantly
- Lots of others that I'm forgetting
- I'm including the Maggiolina Grand Tour pop-top and ARB awning, ARB screened-in portion for the awning, and roof rack. The van itself is worth the asking price, these are nice extras though!

*** Also including a 2000 Subaru SOHC 2.5 engine, with matching harness and ECU that I pulled from a car that I have personally driven - runs well. Easy swap from the current, dual-port 2.2 that is installed, should you like to go with a 2.5 motor instead. Drive the 2.2 while you build up a 2.5 and then swap them out when you're ready.

The Bad:
- Had bed liner removed from the nose of the van and it could now use a nice paint job, but it's primarily cosmetic.
- Possibly time for new rings on the Subaru 2.2 motor - (slightly lower power, but very reliable - and consuming more oil than new). Subaru oil rings fold over and need to be replaced...should have done this when I refreshed the engine since I did just about everything else.
- Would be good to get a new set of folding brackets for the rear folding bed. The bed dips down in the front when folded down all the way because the folding brackets are bent. Easy and inexpensive to replace if you even want to bother with it.
- Front heater fan likes to squeak in the cold sometimes and I have wanted to replace it. Good thing to do when/if you want to remove the dash and paint the nose of the van.
- The Maggiolina has been rebuilt as a project. The PO destroyed it and I took it apart, repaired the fiberglass, removed all the zippers and replaced them with #10 YKK ones so they are beefier and don't come apart like the tiny original ones. So it's super functional, but definitely not original and not as pretty as a new un-mollested one.

Serious inquiries only.
No...no trades.
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