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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok so after 7 years of ownership it was time to give the trusty doka an overhal.
gone is the old b230 engine and a 1.8 20v fitted upright using south african parts, gearbox was rebuilt, new arches welded in, all 4 jacking points repaired, breaks completely overhauled with new disks and callipers all round. an old set of syncro16inch wheels were sourced (6 of them) then shot-blasted and painted (dont like powerder coating things). lots more of the under body was galvanised. then a fresh coat of paint. ohh and i have just sourced a new bumper.
i am rather happy with the result.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking really sharp and snazzy.

A couple of things noticed that are not bad but just interesting like the rear fold-out step on the outside of the rear tailgate and the spare tire mounted in back. Neither seen here on dokas and sinkas. I realize it's user preference but in the case of larger tires/wheels like yours, people here mount on the front wall inside the bed.

Also, the mirrors do not look like the LT ones that would fit a vanagon (caravelle ?) so they tilt out a bit -- or maybe the pic is causing the angle to appear larger than it is.

Nevertheless, your doka looks like it's fit and ready to hit the mud and dirt !

Question --- does your bed tarp keep it dry underneath and if so, how do you have it sealed up next to the rear cab wall ?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lOOKS GREAT!!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the mirrors are standard syncro ones, it probably the angle in the photo that makes them look a little odd, also its a rhd doka so the mirroes are set up for a rhd truck.
i am a carpenter and use the truck for work so to loose space on the load bed for the spare wheel made no sense to me so i made a swing out wheel carrier there is a thread on a uk forum if your interested.
the flip down step is because i have a vindic and with this step i can get to the top with ease and secure things to the roof of the vindic

the load bed cover is water tight the vindic roll cage is sealed to the bulkhead via a seal, the cover connects to the roll cage vai a P channel thats sealed and riveted too the roll cage. i will take some pics as they will explane it better.
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1987 syncro westy was 1.6 jx now ej22
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some old pick of the load bed cover

channel fitted to the roll cage, sealed and riveted
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the male section the fits in to the channel to the roll cage and forms a seal between them.
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1991 syncro doka uk van was 2.1 now B230, out with the b230 and in with a 1.8 20v, and 4 doors
1987 syncro westy was 1.6 jx now ej22
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a nice spot here at the house if you ever part with it Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the extra pics - it's all clear now. Great set-up. Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

newfisher wrote:
I have a nice spot here at the house if you ever part with it Smile


everything is for sale at the right price Wink

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool piece and nice pics! my flip up step is located on the inside of the rear tailgate so that when the back is lowered 180 it provides the perfect height to step up and secure a load uptop. yours is on the outside so does it interfere with lowering the rear hatch? it also must be very tough to step up to at that height? i mean im 6'3 and even my lower step height is a reach!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outcaststudios wrote:
cool piece and nice pics! my flip up step is located on the inside of the rear tailgate ...


Not meaning to answer for him but it sounds like your fold out step is in the stock location. I imagine he steps onto the bumper and then that step to reach up on top of his vindic canopy as he said he has which is not shown. And I'm guessing it's on the outside so he also doesn't need to swing his spare tire out and then lower the rear gate each time to step up.

As for interference when the gate is down -- I'll let him answer Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ah, that makes sense.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volkmar's amazing syncro doka TDI with custom pop up camper is available in the classifieds.
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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1838519
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krikie. That is my favorite syncro doka by far. I have no idea what that would be worth! The camper is amazing, the custom suspension is amazing. Wow.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tarandusVDub wrote:
I have no idea what that would be worth!


I have pretty much the same Problem. How much can I ask for this? It's in a perfect condition, all the parts were renewed less than 30.000 km ago (that's less than 18k miles)!

GoWesty offers Westfalia Syncros sometimes for 120 130 k$. I'm sure they can't be in a better condition than my Doka, but I also know that this is too much money! Some Syncros in good condition get offered for 60 80 k$ here in the classifieds. I mostly think my Doka is actually in a better condition. So I think the truth should actually be somewhere in between. Does that make sense? Would it be too much to ask 90 k$ ?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
Volkmar's amazing syncro doka TDI with custom pop up camper is available in the classifieds.

Volkmar, why do you sell this amazing syncro doka?
Is it an original Tristar or did you add the fourth door within the rebuild?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Rock and Roll Zbed in the DOKA? Reply with quote

Wondering if anyone has experience with this frame, and weather it may work in the Doka??!

http://www.justkampers.com/vw-vanagon-parts/t25-ac...-1992.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
I'm Pascal, French, I live in northern Burgundy and I am a member of Syncro french Club.
This is my Doka 16" WBX with his Sygma Trepp cell.
Excuse my English, I'm getting help with google translation. Rolling Eyes
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See you soon Wink Wink

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bonjour Pascal,

Very nice Doka and camper unit. Looking forward to see some info about the unit. Looks custom made, but also production details (gray parts). Do you have indation of weight?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
This camping unit as was manufactured by a French company based in Grenoble Sigma, there was very little.
It weighs about 550 kg.It was designed to be very very very strong.
It can sleep four people, can be five.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, now that is one cool Camper unit!! I love the 16" DoKa too.
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