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  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:06 am   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Thanks Alaska. We are doing a custom interior on another westy syncro in the shop right now that is looking awesome but unfortunately I just don't have the time to do that to this one. I acquired a ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
UPDATE:


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  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

Replies: 75
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:36 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
the BFG's are simply awful in the snow.

That's been my experience with them too which was surprising since they have the "severe winter service snowflake" logo on them.

I've heard th ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:06 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Bad ass! Love the color.

How would you compare the Open country to goodrige allterrain t/a?

I've lived in snow country my entire life until moving to Santa Cruz a year ago and the BFG's are sim ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:00 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
How did you do the wheel center caps?

I made those a couple of years ago. They were custom dome-shaped stickers (about 2mm thick) that I put over GoWesty standard center caps. I do not have any le ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Moving right along. Fuel tank, engine, trans, brake lines, power steering lines are in. Working on the A/C lines now.


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  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 2:31 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
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  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Frank from German Transaxle saw this thread and added a special touch to the front diff without us asking. That's pretty cool for a shop to do that. Thanks Guys


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  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
How is does the tenacity/tackiness of the Amsoil stuff compare to Fluid Film? I really like the creep of fluid film for fasteners and general spray of protected locations, but it does wash out in high ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:39 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Very cool stuff. How is that TDI going to be smog legal though?

Pre 98 Diesels are exempt from smog in CA.

Ah, so it must have been a diesel to begin with. To put a diesel in gas van is a whole ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:43 am   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
...Anything on the outside gets Amsoil waxed. This stuff is bomber. I use it on all of my winter driven vehicles on the entire undercarriage. A normal pressure washer will not take it off unless i ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:25 am   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Very cool stuff. How is that TDI going to be smog legal though?

Pre 98 Diesels are exempt from smog in CA.
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:21 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Thanks for the kind words Todd. We will get you back into a Vanagon one of these days. Todd is missing them so much hes coming out from CO for a week to give a hand in putting this back together. W ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:26 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Recaros are back from upholstery. The bench seat will be done the same way. The rear mattress pad will have plaid on the top and vinyl on the bottoms and sides with a zipper that runs two sides to m ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

Replies: 75
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build


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outwesty, beautiful build.

May I inquire about the grille on the side of that red Westy ? I'm assuming fridge ventilation ? If so, sto ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:22 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
it doesn't look like you are running a decoupler.
so the 14in spare isn't going to be much use with 225/70/16 tires on the other corners. unless you find a ~28in diam. 14in tire.


Stock brakes ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
What happened to the gold rear trailing arms? And also did you put on new spring perches on the gold trailing arms?

The trailing arms were zinc'd and then powdered over. They didn't look all that ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:54 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Nice work! I think a tdi is a perfect compliment to a Syncro...I'd like to swap mine at some point with an ALH as well.

Are you using the entire FAS kit or are you using some KEP stuff too?

I ...
  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
Tah Dah. The Florescents make it look a little gold. It is not at all in real life.




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  Topic: The Zincro Build
outwesty

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:29 pm   Subject: Re: The Zincro Build
I've never done an ALH in a van. My biggest problem with the earlier AHU was the tiny little turbo. It just couldn't keep up on the highway. I don't think the 17/22 will have an issue in that regar ...
 
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