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  Topic: Syncro Front End Rebuild
Bman

Replies: 48
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:52 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Front End Rebuild
i have my 86 Syncro parked and awaiting this project as well, so....following.

Any thought to the Syncro front end carriage bushing set? By carriage I mean the frame that holds the front diff in pl ...
  Topic: Crushed.
Bman

Replies: 93
Views: 7674

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:00 pm   Subject: Re: Crushed.
In Solidarity Stevo, we will get you whole again. I'm glad the whole family is still with us.. Much love Brother.

In better times...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2086989.jpg
  Topic: Saving a 1986 Syncro Tin Top
Bman

Replies: 30
Views: 4042

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: Saving a 1986 Syncro Tin Top
March 2019

This project is slow, snail paced...but be it known I have not given up yet. Above I said 2018 was the year of my syncro, well it turns out I did not do much of anything, I had to re-roo ...
  Topic: 2016 shocks: Bilstein, OldManEmu, KYB, Trailmaster, Koni??
Bman

Replies: 61
Views: 6294

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:40 pm   Subject: Re: 2016 shocks: Bilstein, OldManEmu, KYB, Trailmaster, Koni ??

Anyone know what the Bilstein part number is for the B6 16"?

The Bilstein B6 Performance shocks come in 14" and 16" versions, 14" are for those lighter (tintop, 14" wheel ...
  Topic: Syncro 7 Passenger Interior to Weekender
Bman

Replies: 46
Views: 16964

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro 7 Passenger Interior to Weekender
Here is my goal, I love the pragmatic setup of the weekender:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1848697.jpg

Lo and behold...I have the bottom bench seat photos from a Facebook user:

htt ...
  Topic: Syncro 7 Passenger Interior to Weekender
Bman

Replies: 46
Views: 16964

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:54 am   Subject: Re: Syncro 7 Passenger Interior to Weekender
Any Progress Weezyissuperfast?

I finally scored a shorter bed, apparently from an 84 Wolfsburg:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1848689.jpg

I would love to see photos of the bottom be ...
  Topic: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
Bman

Replies: 53
Views: 30662

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
I have an on-going Syncro Tintop project that I am installing a Westy Weekender package in, researching the correct bed lengths I need to fit a functioning bed between the plastic panels...

My TT S ...
  Topic: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
Bman

Replies: 53
Views: 30662

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:23 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
From Go Westy on the Full Camper Zbed:
http://www.gowesty.com/tech-article-details.php?id=24

1980-1991 Vanagon full camper
DOWNSTAIRS: 45” X 6’ 2”
UPSTAIRS: 47” X 6’ 0”

I can confirm that ...
  Topic: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
Bman

Replies: 53
Views: 30662

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:05 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon & Westy Measurements/Dimensions
Let's keep this thread going....

Does anyone have the dimensions for the FULL Weekender and/or Carat rear, fold down bed lengths?

Certain beds have different lengths depending on whether or not ...
  Topic: Syncro 7 Passenger Interior to Weekender
Bman

Replies: 46
Views: 16964

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:57 pm   Subject: Re: Syncro 7 Passenger Interior to Weekender
Following, as I have the whole weekender interior, minus the weekender bed, I didn't know about that sheet metal notch before.

Wezzyisuperfast: what are you going to do about your bed and plastic ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
Bman

Replies: 27
Views: 2494

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:22 am   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend September 27-30 2018
2018 Descend on Bend Itinerary:


Thursday, September 28th

10:00 am: Gates Open, Registration Check-in Open

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Makers’ Meetup: Bring your chairs, yarn, wool, and gear to repai ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
Bman

Replies: 27
Views: 2494

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:19 am   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend September 27-30 2018
Here are some pictures from DoB 2017 to get you motivated for this weekend:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1827245.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1827244.jpg

https://w ...
  Topic: Descend on Bend ~ Next: Aug. 29 - Sep. 2, 2019
Bman

Replies: 27
Views: 2494

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:55 am   Subject: Re: Descend on Bend September 27-30 2018
Getting pumped!

Packed all my swap meet parts...whoa too much? nAH!

DoB is a great fall VW adventure, I'm excited to meet some new folks this year, see you all there!
  Topic: Convert back of Vanagon from Westy to Weekender?
Bman

Replies: 21
Views: 1162

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:42 am   Subject: Re: Convert back of Vanagon from Westy to Weekender?
I love the westfailia interior and have had an 89 for going on 21 years, however with my Syncro build project, I am trying to put a weekender package in there as I would use it more as an access vehic ...
  Topic: SW Oregon trip advice?
Bman

Replies: 61
Views: 8165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:06 am   Subject: Re: SW Oregon trip advice?
All good and well about our cousins up North, but this is a South Coast thread and as a resident here, I would like to advocate for the South Coast, we may not have the fancy towns and the lush brewer ...
  Topic: SW Oregon trip advice?
Bman

Replies: 61
Views: 8165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:35 pm   Subject: Re: SW Oregon trip advice?
^^Z:

Most Likely, still trying to get VWs to stop and share a beer....
  Topic: SW Oregon trip advice?
Bman

Replies: 61
Views: 8165

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:23 pm   Subject: Re: SW Oregon trip advice?
Welcome to the Oregon Coast!

Besides Cape Blanco...checkout Cape Arago in Coos Bay, Sunset Beach is a sweet day use area with camping near by. Also in Coos Bay is our local Brewery: 7 Devils Brewin ...
  Topic: Rubber floor for Vanagon
Bman

Replies: 51
Views: 7041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:40 am   Subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon
So what is the thickness of the Home Depot rubber you both put in, and does it change the kickboard screw in height when you re-install?

I believe you did say that you ran this rubber under the kic ...
  Topic: Rubber floor for Vanagon
Bman

Replies: 51
Views: 7041

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Rubber floor for Vanagon
Thanks Termuehlen,

Looks as if you "floated" your new rubber over the existing floor insulation, ie meaning you didn't glue it down?
  Topic: Preparing my bus after 5 years+ sitting
Bman

Replies: 19
Views: 1110

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:54 am   Subject: Re: Preparing my bus after 5 years+ sitting
Once you do the above and get it rolling on the road, I would do a full bearing and brake assessment, followed by dropping the CV axles (clean and repack).

Good Luck.

Bryan
 
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