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91Transporter16"
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Erwin, My DoKa came without power steering too. I really don't have any problem at all. I know the steering wheel is huge but apart from that it works really well. The main reason I would stay with no power steering is weight and more torque being used up by the pump. I realized that the more stuff I add to my truck the more it weighs. Remember you will need a new steering rack, pump, pump bracket, hoses all the way back, reservoir tank and pulley.
I do like the idea of a Tristar interior though. I can live with that extra weight.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hej Erwin!

Beautiful Doka, I think I recognize it Smile Good to see it's in good hands. Marsala red is one of the best T3 colors in my opinion, looks great. Hope to see it live at some point!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there,

Nice thread, so I thought itís about time to introduce my Doka.

Itís a 1989 rust free 14" 2.1 DJ Sweden Doka, converted into a 16" 4-door TDI [afn] "syncromobil" Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Round of applause for Volkmar!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Volkmar. That is the nicest doka setup ever.
Can you tell us more about the camper. Is it something that you made, or is it commercially available?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy Toledo!! Shocked

That is an amazing DOKA. What engine, and weight of the camper? What sort of mods to suspension have you done to tote that camper around?

Very nice!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

volkmar, cool factor = 10

What's the plexiglass/glass looking "aquarium" in the camper? Having a removable camper on a doka makes a lot of sense. You get a capable "work" truck, and a better camper out of that deal. Awesome.

Very sneaky but I wonder how many will notice the top raises too?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volkmar, that is one outstanding doka dude! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Drool WOW - one BAD ASS doka/vw/custom creation Volkmar!! looks liek you'e been all around in it as well Applause

Makes my vehicular modification adventures look sub-amaturish - boo

I need to get back into a project
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the compliments!

Central Syncronizer wrote:
ÖCan you tell us more about the camper. Is it something that you made, or is it commercially available?


The camper is 100% self-designed and most of it is self-made. The only thing that was made by a professional company is the "shelter" (?).

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tarandusVDub wrote:
What engineÖ?


1.9 TDI [afn] (Golf/Jetta/Passat)

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What Ö weight of the camper?


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1900 kg = 4200 lbs

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2500 kg = 5500 lbs

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ready to travel 3000 Ė 3200 kg = 6600 - 7000 lbs

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What sort of mods to suspension have you done to tote that camper around?


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Itís a custom made coil over suspension, front and rear shocks adjustable. Now available (just front shocks adjustable) @ gmb-mount.de

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What's the plexiglass/glass looking "aquarium" in the camper?


Thatís the upper part of the toilet/shower, mounted to the ceiling, so it can raise with the roof-part.

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Very sneaky but I wonder how many will notice the top raises too?


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Good question Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bravo! Applause Thanks for sharing, beautiful Doka.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A work of art.
I like your style Volkmar Exclamation
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volkmar

Do you enter the camper from inside the Doka? Did you make a special door?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welchmaster wrote:
Do you enter the camper from inside the Doka? Did you make a special door?


Yes, there is only a sliding door inside the Doka. I made a removable rear panel, since I donít like these little rear doors.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Volkmar,
I have seen some beautiful work in my day.
Your vehicle adds a whole new dimension to AWESOME Exclamation
Thank you so much for sharing.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hands down the finest I've seen. Stunning.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

volkmar wrote:

ready to travel 3000 Ė 3200 kg = 6600 - 7000 lbs


Is that allowed in Europe? I thought the max weight for T3s was 2500kg.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've looked through the pictures several times and notice new details each time. Very stunning build. Two thumbs up.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

taigagreen wrote:
Is that allowed in Europe? I thought the max weight for T3s was 2500kg.


Well, actually it's 2.800 kg Rolling Eyes

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