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  Topic: Spring spacers
vanagonjr

Replies: 13
Views: 320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 11:05 am   Subject: Re: Spring spacers
Not being a jerk here- but Google is the best way to find stuff on this forums - tons of threads on this
Copy and paste this into google. There is also the ratio of spacer height (thickness) to ac ...
  Topic: Vanagon Westfalia Interior Lighting Options
vanagonjr

Replies: 10
Views: 396

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Yesterday 10:59 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon Westfalia Interior Lighting Options

That's my long-winded suggestions for lighting!
You sir, are awesome!Awesome - and with the links-great info!

I'm with you on the portable lights. I have two solar powered ones and a long-life U ...
  Topic: Rotational clunking sound from rear driver side
vanagonjr

Replies: 12
Views: 311

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:31 am   Subject: Re: Rotational clunking sound from rear driver side
In general when one CV goes bad the other three are not far
behind.
My experience has been when one goes bad, it's the one with a ripped boot!
  Topic: Syncro Specialists in New England?
vanagonjr

Replies: 10
Views: 328

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 am   Subject: Re: Syncro Specialists in New England?
Here's a few New England shops that I, or friends, have had excellent experiences at.

Flint European Automotive - East Nassau, NY
906 Central Nassau Rd, East Nassau, NY 12062, (518) 766-5654

F ...
  Topic: Syncro smashed. Insurance or Part Out?
vanagonjr

Replies: 43
Views: 2760

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:09 am   Subject: Re: Syncro smashed. Insurance or Part Out? *CONCLUSION*
I
All that was left to do was paint it with some Monstaliner.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2002130.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2002094.jpg

I'm curious why you pain ...
  Topic: Anyone put round headlights in the rectangular grille?
vanagonjr

Replies: 20
Views: 666

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:24 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone put round headlights in the rectangular grille?
Maybe it's my age having grown up with round sealed beams, but a four set would probably look best with the smaller 4 1/2 units. Like an old 60's Chevy Impala.

Dave
Those were 5-3/4 lights on th ...
  Topic: Anyone put round headlights in the rectangular grille?
vanagonjr

Replies: 20
Views: 666

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 3:53 pm   Subject: Re: Anyone put round headlights in the rectangular grille?
I think that looks awful, to be honest. It doesn't preserve the van's style at all and makes it hard to sell later too. (Nobody wants to buy someone's butcher mods)

The stock square headlights loo ...
  Topic: Hole in the floor for ventilation?
vanagonjr

Replies: 5
Views: 390

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:52 am   Subject: Re: Hole in the floor for ventilation?
Jalousies will rock your world. Cool
Glad you mentioned that. I'm looking for an indoor project for my Vanagon (no garage) and rebuild of mine prior to install would be great.

I've thought of the ...
  Topic: How much boost does the 1.8T produce?
vanagonjr

Replies: 6
Views: 207

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:44 am   Subject: Re: How much boost does the 1.8T produce?

it's my opinion that plenty of boost will degrade the transaxle significantly faster.
in fact I normally drive my camper on the stock AEB 150hp tune as it's still quite 'sufficient' for normal (un ...
  Topic: GoWesty Center Console
vanagonjr

Replies: 44
Views: 3670

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:37 am   Subject: Re: GoWesty Center Console
Got a chance to wander around the Gowesty "Storage and Organization" page. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

https://www.gowesty.com/product/tools/24035/magnetic-storage-dish?v=
ok. $19 huh?


That' ...
  Topic: VW T6.1 California & Mercedes Weekender vs. Vanagon Campers
vanagonjr

Replies: 88
Views: 4160

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:58 am   Subject: Re: VW T6.1 California & Mercedes Weekender vs. Vanagon Campers
Built one out on the UK website.
4motion tdi and every option available.
70,066 british pounds or $90516.51usd.
I am in for $75k , but for $90k I am moving up to the revel and sacrificing the ...
  Topic: Would you pay $3500 for this?
vanagonjr

Replies: 59
Views: 2177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:20 pm   Subject: Re: Would you pay $3500 for this?
Color me jelly, that thing looks great. But buying a boat too? Don't you think 1 money pit is enough?
That's to make the Vanagon look cheap. I see him buying a plane next to make the boat look cheap ...
  Topic: Perfect VW Syncro - Gauging Market Interest
vanagonjr

Replies: 28
Views: 1467

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:24 am   Subject: Re: Perfect VW Syncro - Gauging Market Interest


$23K Syncro...
https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1989-volkswagen-vanagon-syncro-3/
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That seller has sold a ton of vehicles (20 in December alone!) no idea if he running the auction for others ...
  Topic: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy
vanagonjr

Replies: 17
Views: 1136

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy
I'd be carrying the little electric and a spare battery. There's also an 80v version. I'm grudgingly a fan even though it doesn't have the joyous sound of a gasser.I was thinking electric chainsaw as ...
  Topic: Would you pay $3500 for this?
vanagonjr

Replies: 59
Views: 2177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:16 am   Subject: Re: Would you pay $3500 for this?
Thanks Jr! The fuel lines along with the entire fuel system was redone, I think back in 2014. Is it time for replace the fuel lines again? Jeez, if so I might have to them on my Westy again. Its b ...
  Topic: Would you pay $3500 for this?
vanagonjr

Replies: 59
Views: 2177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:42 pm   Subject: Re: Would you pay $3500 for this?
Mattress pad a deal breaker? Come on. Im using the mattress out my 87 Syncro for a dog bed in my sport ut. I had a custom one made for our 82 to fit my modified engine cover. Either S### or get off t ...
  Topic: CLK wheels
vanagonjr

Replies: 1127
Views: 280020

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:00 am   Subject: Re: CLK wheels
I was running 215/75/15 on Mefro's on my 1990 Syncro tintop. I switched to 215/65/16 on CLK's. I did not notice any power change.
The 215/65-16 tires are 2.5% smaller in diameter that the 215/75/15 ...
  Topic: Would you pay $3500 for this?
vanagonjr

Replies: 59
Views: 2177

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:04 am   Subject: Re: Would you pay $3500 for this?
I think if it truly rust free, then it is worth it. The question is - "Is there a $5K or $7K van that is cheaper in the long run?"

For a tin-top, that is a good interior, though (I'm bia ...
  Topic: Perfect VW Syncro - Gauging Market Interest
vanagonjr

Replies: 28
Views: 1467

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:00 am   Subject: Re: Perfect VW Syncro - Gauging Market Interest
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Dont get me wrong. Id love to see our Vanagons continue to rise in value,
I don't-- it equals higher insurance value; if you need to replace your own or introduce a kid to the Vanagon hobby, yo ...
  Topic: Prerunner vans
vanagonjr

Replies: 524
Views: 242577

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:29 pm   Subject: Re: Prerunner vans
What are the considerations when rebuilding a transmission on a Prerunner van? I'm heading toward a rebuild on my 2wd, and I want it to be as off-road capable as possible.

I'm planning on ordering ...
 
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