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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:44 pm    Post subject: Whose rig is featured in Feb Hot VW? Reply with quote

There is a nice large feature article in Hot VWs on a Syncro Weekender. Anybody know if there are any threads on this van here on the Samba?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a digital article?
Does the magazine mention what part of the country the van is in?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if HotVWs has an on line version and I don't have the mag here. I figured there must be someone here who subscribes to HotVWs. Anyway, it's a syncro with full body roll cage and power lifted roof rack. Subie powered. It would be nice to see more details on his rig.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The vans name is oscar

In Colorado somewhere, sewfine did the interior, the cage was done in Colorado Springs, RMW has added some touches also.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guessing it's this one?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The article says the owner Brandon Swim is from Taos, New Mexico.

I saw Oscar at VW's on the Green 2013. It was still being finished.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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like that rear 1/2 window Very Happy the rest of it?...hope its all aluminum
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think that one pictured is a syncro...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice van, but thats got to be a lot of weight. When I had the van-cafe bumpers it weighed a ton, decided to go with Gw bumpers, I can't imagine the weight of the that roll cage.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

levi wrote:
I don't think that one pictured is a syncro...


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From http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_search.php?...ts=summary

Syncro. Wink

RMW did the engine conversion: http://www.rockymountainwesty.com/1991_Vanagon_Syncro_Conversion_s/101.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are the missile launchers?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kinda silly looking, no? Proof that you can go too far with mods, regardless of workmanship quality. Maybe if it were completely covered in mud I might like it.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder but that is ugly.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First thing I thought was HEAVY, but there is some kind of conversion in the engine bay, not sure what but the exhaust gives a clue.
Second thought, by the time that roof rack is full, the center of gravity is going to be pretty high.
A lot of time, $$, and talent, but not my taste.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know why but the 80's side stripes make me gag. I'd much rather see some action shots. First thing I'd want to do is give the roll cage a good workout!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wellington wrote:
First thing I thought was HEAVY, but there is some kind of conversion in the engine bay, not sure what but the exhaust gives a clue.
Second thought, by the time that roof rack is full, the center of gravity is going to be pretty high.
A lot of time, $$, and talent, but not my taste.


kind of my thought too, lots of heavy piping went into that cage. The wee little wasser boxer has hard enough time pushing a light weight empty tin top. hopefully a big motor is used, then again maybe the cage is made of titanium, and only a few light sleeping bags will be loaded up top?????

I do like the paint job.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It's a Subaru Conversion you can tell by the Engine piping and rear view of the oil pan..

Not my Taste eater, and agree about the Dolly Parton top Heavy'ness.
I'd like to follow that one through some curves

But then again it might be a Weeble.. Surprised
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe its just a trailer queen; I can't imagine any policeman not wanting to pull it over and cite the driver for the obstructed license plate.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow tough crowd.
This rig is a daily driver for a very nice taos family.
It's pretty impressive in person. While it might not be for everyone, I think it will be perfect for knocking around the endless dirt roads around here.
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