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1987 Syncro   Price: 25000.00
Unfortunate circumstance are causing us to sell our 1987 Syncro. We purchased it May 2010 in Eugene, OR. At the time it had approximately 173,000 miles on it. Currently the mileage sits at approximately 225,000 miles and we are the third owners. A majority of those miles occurred during long family trips to Yosemite, multiple Black Hills trips and most recently a month-long PNW trip. This van started out as a 7 passenger and we have slowly converted it to a camper. Granted it isn’t a Westy and definitely not stock. Overall this is a very sound machine and I can honestly say very dependable. I have spent a lot of time updating it to be a reliable vehicle for long family road trips. Our most recent PNW trip was over 3,000 miles traveled with no break downs! But with that being said it is still a 30 year old vehicle and small little issues can arises.
Below is a list of work performed during our ownership.

05-2010 All CV boots replaced and CV joints serviced. Front struts replaced
02-2011 Radiator replaced with new fan switch.
03-2011 Headlight relays added. Headlight bulbs updated. All interior and exterior
bulbs switched to LED.
08-2011 Seat belts replaced and 3 point retracting belts added at the rear bench
09-2011 Front brake pads replaced
07-2012 Subaru conversion performed.
“See Subaru Conversion note for more detail”
02-2013 Rear coils spring spacers added.
03-2013 Headlights on warning alarm added.
06-2013 Replaced rear CV joints and boots. Replaced drive line seal on front diff.
10-2013 Replaced starter with new Go Westy gear reduction starter. Added
starting relay
04-2014 Replaced wiper/ washer switch lever. Front drip rail moulding replaced.
07-2014 Added Westy pop top. “See Pop Top note for more detail”
01-2015 5- 16” CLK wheels and switched to 7”round head lights and pre 1986 grill.
01-2015 Replaced both upper ball joints, lower ball joints and tie rod ends.
Alignment performed.
01-2015 Replaced rear heater core. Also installed new control valve.
04-2015 Custom kitchen galley built.
05-2015 Replaced master cylinder and seals. New brake drums, new brake
rotors, new brake shoes and new brake pads.
05-2015 Gear oil changed to Swepco in both front diff and rear transaxle.
08-2015 Replaced power steering rack. Alignment performed.
07-2016 Replaced prop shaft and hardware.
11-2016 Replaced expansion tank with new RMW aluminum expansion tank.
05-2017 Replaced sway bar and end links with new T3 heavy duty sway bar and
end links.
09-2017 All weather stripping replaced on front windows including front wing
3-2018 Custom Cabinet with SMEV cook top, truck fridge, 5 gallon water tank and Espar heater. Camper hook ups added.
9-2018 Upgraded tires to BFG AT KO2, set of 5.

Other upgrades and added accessories includes: ABS interior panels. Vanistain louvered
window inserts. $200 transaxle rebuild gift certificate to Mr. Gas in Colorado Springs. RMW rear tire carrier with tire cover. RMW bumpers. Trasharoo spare tire bag. ARB awning. Yakima towers and cross bars. Go Westy front door window screens. Rear hatch opening screen. Back of seat organization bag. Aux battery system with 100ah battery, Blue Sea ACR combiner and Blue Sea System fuse box which are located under driver seat. Both heavy duty and standard sets of lift assist struts for pop top. Satellite radio receiver. Also comes with numerous VW and Subaru parts. To many to name all of them but just to name a few, New shifter guides, slider door bearings, middle bench seat, and spare CV joints.

Subaru Conversion:
Engine is a 1998 EJ22 with 98,000 miles at time of install. Van had 188,000 miles. Installed using RMW DIY kit. Wire harness conversion performed by RMW. All seals and gaskets were replaced on engine prior to install. Also replaced timing belt, idlers, pulleys and tensioners. Also replaced water pump and oil pump. All engine parts, seals and gaskets installed were OEM.New clutch installed. All fuel lines replaced including fuel tank vent lines. Fuel tank was dropped and new roll over float valves installed. Gear oil was changed with no metal fragments found. Just standard fuzz on the drain plug magnet. Drive seals and selector shaft seal replaced on transaxle. Speedometer cable was replaced. Replaced long coolant pipes with RMW SS pipes. Added a scan gauge and wired OXS light to be a CEL with SCP code elimination board. I can provide numerous photos documenting the install.

Pop Top Conversion:
Pop top was added using the bolt on method. This method leaves the original roof section in place and only utilizes the fiberglass top from a Westy. Top was repainted using Interlux paint and primer. Canvas replaced with Bus Depot canvas. Old headliner flocking removed and replaced with modern headliner material. New stainless steel mounting hardware used during install. Also replaced all seals on top. Overall this is a very clean install and I have received many compliments. To the untrained eye it appears to be stock. I can provide numerous photos documenting the install.

The not so good:
I’ll be honest it is in need of a paint job and body work. The typical Vanagon seam rust has appeared and needs to be dealt with. At this time it is only surface and no panels will need to be replaced. It also has a few dents which include a nice one in the slider/back panel which occurred when a mule deer decided to run into the side of the van while driving on the highway. Also has dent by the driver side rear vent which I believe was from parking lot vandalism.

Thanks for looking and any reasonable offer will be considered.
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