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  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 456
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:29 pm   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Welp, ain't nothing left to do but drive it. Leaving for New Orleans in an hour or so.
Good luck, may you have strong tailwinds, low road noise, flawless mechanicals, enthusiastic fans of your van, a ...
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 456
Views: 43172

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Welp, ain't nothing left to do but drive it. Leaving for New Orleans in an hour or so.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2224976.jpg
  Topic: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
joetiger

Replies: 192
Views: 14168

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 8:03 am   Subject: Re: Denver Vanagons & Microbrews (like Cars & Coffee, but tastier)
Our First Annual Fall Swap Meet was a resounding success. Special thanks to Midtown Automotive for providing the space as well as tours of their facility and the projects they're currently working on. ...
  Topic: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
joetiger

Replies: 694
Views: 61911

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:09 pm   Subject: Re: Sanchius and Tuna ride again...
That might be the best boneyard find ever.
  Topic: Storage ideas for VC spare tire carrier?
joetiger

Replies: 6
Views: 352

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:51 am   Subject: Re: Storage ideas for VC spare tire carrier?
Check out the Pelican case about halfway down this page...It looks like it fits very well with the VC carrier.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=711071&highlight=rifle++storage
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 456
Views: 43172

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:02 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Looks great with the stripe. Having that much lockable storage up there is awesome. Nice thinking

Thanks E. I think if somebody really wanted to get in there they wouldn't have too much trouble but ...
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 456
Views: 43172

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
Thanks! I was tired of just having a bunch of stuff (window screens, thermal covers, hammocks, boots, extra fleece and jacket, warm socks, tarp, tent spikes, etc.) piled up in the front and visible. I ...
  Topic: Reviving a Syncro
joetiger

Replies: 456
Views: 43172

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 6:44 am   Subject: Re: Reviving a Syncro
The new motor mounts appear to be doing their job, everything staying together and stable. So I decided to go after the bulkhead this weekend, a job that I've avoided for several years now.

I don't ...
  Topic: Syncro gas tank slow-fill culprit?
joetiger

Replies: 25
Views: 5780

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:29 am   Subject: Re: Syncro gas tank slow-fill culprit?
I may be imagining this, butů. On my Syncro I have intermittent problems topping off. I can always get 3/4 tank, but sometimes getting in more gas is a bear, and sometimes it fills right up. It ...
  Topic: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
joetiger

Replies: 62
Views: 2800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:50 am   Subject: Re: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
They pop up from time to time in the classifieds. I got mine at a bug meet for five bucks. The seller said, "you know these are for a Vanagon, right?"
  Topic: Let's play: Diagnose! That! Noise!
joetiger

Replies: 20
Views: 530

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 30, 2021 5:11 am   Subject: Re: Let's play: Diagnose! That! Noise!
Julia! Great to know you're still out there. I miss the 10k Lakes Festival terribly. It's still the best music festival I've ever attended.

I use this stuff on the speedo cable, PJ1 1-12 Cable Lub ...
  Topic: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
joetiger

Replies: 62
Views: 2800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:46 pm   Subject: Re: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
Action Van is living in Moab, according to Carfax. Smile

Those wheels are steelies with early Vanagon Wolfsburg hubcaps.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/medium/8471522.jpg
  Topic: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
joetiger

Replies: 62
Views: 2800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 9:11 am   Subject: Re: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
#1 "Bessie"

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/684646.jpg

#2 "Action Van"

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/626807.jpg

I have considered digging up the VINs, ...
  Topic: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
joetiger

Replies: 62
Views: 2800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 8:01 am   Subject: Re: Our '85 fix-up-and-enjoy Vanagon
Great thread! Your enthusiasm is infectious. I loved my '85's, all three of them. I had two tin tops in a row like yours that were rock solid.
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
joetiger

Replies: 242
Views: 60699

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:16 am   Subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
Wow. I would be scared to drive it. Surprised

I was thinking the same thing. The '87 Syncro Westy from the "Good Deals" thread is much more attractive to me. I wouldn't have reservations about ...
  Topic: Which spring and shock for a syncro?
joetiger

Replies: 13
Views: 921

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:43 am   Subject: Re: Which spring and shock for a syncro?
My shocks and springs have seen better days.

I finally worked up the courage to load up my Van Cafe shopping cart and buy new Schwenk Standard springs, new OME's, all new hardware, and rear CA Pow ...
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
joetiger

Replies: 242
Views: 60699

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
What's with the fender flares?

Yeah, they're like Terra Wagen flares but with an extra lip or something.
  Topic: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
joetiger

Replies: 242
Views: 60699

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: Bring-A-Trailer Vans
Pretty. How high is it going to go?

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-volkswagen-vanagon-syncro-westfalia/
  Topic: footwell repair
joetiger

Replies: 12
Views: 560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:18 pm   Subject: Re: footwell repair
Thanks. My footwells have seen better days but I probably won't do the full repair (who am I kidding--I probably won't get the full repair done) until spring.
  Topic: Dash courtesy light
joetiger

Replies: 22
Views: 905

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 12:10 pm   Subject: Re: Dash courtesy light
Where did you source these? I'm finding a VDO oil pressure gauge at Bus Depot but not a Coolant Temperature gauge.

If you can find a VW cabriolet, Rabbit Pickup, Scirocco, or Rabbit GTI at a U-pul ...
 
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