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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Syncro Sunroof Resto. The ultimate minivan. Reply with quote

Thought I would share some pics of the 1986 Syncro Sunroof I just finished restoring. My goal, the ultimate minivan. I also updated the interior to a 1991 Carat and changed the dash and interior from brown to black. The van has factory rubber mats front to rear. Other accessories include Euro h4's, Go Westy bumpers, Euro luggage bars, black sliders and vented rear windows.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLORIOUS!
I am an owner and afficianado of sunroof syncros!
GLORIOUS!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phishman. I am really happy with the outcome. I originally bought the van for parts but fell in love with the sunroof.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good! I like the window tint, do you know what percentage it is, 20%, 35% etc?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buspor63 wrote:
Looks good! I like the window tint, do you know what percentage it is, 20%, 35% etc?


I can't remember for sure but I can find out for you. I think it was 20% for rears and 35% for fronts.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:54 pm    Post subject: syncro Reply with quote

Blue Bay Bus Love your van , looks like mine, If I only had the sun roof, lust! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great Mark. Good job.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:06 am    Post subject: syncro drive train education Reply with quote

Gentlemen:
I'm new to this forum and in the market for a syncro camper. I hope to gain a better understanding of the 4WD options originally offered by the factory and now via aftermarket.
While viewing the adds, it is apparent not all syncros were created equal. Some offer decouplers, others front and/ or rear lockers, some decouplers are viscous, others not....solid shafts, etc., etc., etc..
Is there a source for this info? Or can it be explained painlessly by any of you gents?
Thanks in advance,
Bruce
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Mark!!!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CdnVWJunkie wrote:
Looks great Mark. Good job.

Thanks Rob and John.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: syncro drive train education Reply with quote

bhernsdorf wrote:
Gentlemen:
I'm new to this forum and in the market for a syncro camper. I hope to gain a better understanding of the 4WD options originally offered by the factory and now via aftermarket.
While viewing the adds, it is apparent not all syncros were created equal. Some offer decouplers, others front and/ or rear lockers, some decouplers are viscous, others not....solid shafts, etc., etc., etc..
Is there a source for this info? Or can it be explained painlessly by any of you gents?
Thanks in advance,
Bruce

http://syncro.org/
Bruce, This is a good start as is the search on this forum. Be careful though, you may lose a few days reading all the info.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:46 am    Post subject: Syncro Drivetrain Education Reply with quote

Thanks !
This should keep me busy for awhile, no doubt!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love the sunroof! I'd put a really tall chair in there and take it to the drive-in movies!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you do about the headliner? Is it new?
Mine is in bad shape and i'm wondering if replacements are available.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are the euro luggage bars? just never heard of them.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good Mark! You've got a few more Syncros now I see Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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what are the euro luggage bars? just never heard of them.
Thanks

Similar to the bars that came in split windows to protect the glass from suitcases.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phishman068 wrote:
What did you do about the headliner? Is it new?
Mine is in bad shape and i'm wondering if replacements are available.

Headliner is still the original.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Dreamin' Reply with quote

dipple wrote:
Thanks Phishman. I am really happy with the outcome. I originally bought the van for parts but fell in love with the sunroof.


You...part out a Syncro? You were dreamin'

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got it, thanks. I've always known them as jail bars.
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