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svxcarat
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:10 am    Post subject: Syncro Coversion Reply with quote

Here is my newly converted Syncro. Used to be 2WD automatic. How many converted ones are there on the Samba or in general?

P.S. Love my new ride Razz Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice! Very Happy
Same color as my '89 2wd.
Did you do the conversion?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I did. It takes a long time. I did it during my 2 week Christmas break.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

svxcarat wrote:
Yes I did. It takes a long time. I did it during my 2 week Christmas break.


Beatifull syncro westy Marco

A lot of work, but still less than if you converted a syncro tin top to a full westy wouldn't you say ?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wolfsburg4x4 wrote:
svxcarat wrote:
Yes I did. It takes a long time. I did it during my 2 week Christmas break.


Beatifull syncro westy Marco

A lot of work, but still less than if you converted a syncro tin top to a full westy wouldn't you say ?

Eric


Thanks Eric
Yes I would always do it this way but other people disagree. To each it's own
I like it to be all original inside.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would have left the 2wd fuel filler intact for a aux tank set up.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I would have left the 2wd fuel filler intact for a aux tank set up.


I see your point but I wanted it to be an original syncro look. It's getting a paint job later
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work! An auto to a Syncro is a bit more complicated than a manual; many kudos for that Smile

I like the colour, too.

Robyn

PS, and since you asked who who else did it, here's mine: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=366145
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice...and I am liking the little 'teener in the background.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

squeegee_boy wrote:
Nice work! An auto to a Syncro is a bit more complicated than a manual; many kudos for that Smile

I like the colour, too.

Robyn

PS, and since you asked who who else did it, here's mine: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=366145


Nice work
Would be neat to find out how many people have done it
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well nice!

I suggest we start a San Francisco Bay area Automatic Westfalias converted to Syncro Club.

SFBAWCTSC. Kinda arkward. Fairly small club.

Converted mine back in 2006, still going strong with trips to Utah, Arizona and Cabo San Lucas and a bunch of SdM's, and Death Valley trips.

However mine looks like shit, gonna have to paint it to keep up with the Greywe's

Cheers, Paul.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fatboypaul wrote:
Well nice!

I suggest we start a San Francisco Bay area Automatic Westfalias converted to Syncro Club.

SFBAWCTSC. Kinda arkward. Fairly small club.

Converted mine back in 2006, still going strong with trips to Utah, Arizona and Cabo San Lucas and a bunch of SdM's, and Death Valley trips.

However mine looks like shit, gonna have to paint it to keep up with the Greywe's

Cheers, Paul.



Like the club idea Wink Laughing

Mine looked bad from the back too.(white rear door) Then there was a customer with an 88 dove blue work van that bought a waterpump and I said " Hey, wanna trade your rear door for a waterpump? Now he has a silver one and I have a nice matching rear door Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Marco. Looks good with the accessories from the carat. You also need to replace the 2.0 on that 914 with 3.3

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He swapped something into it, it sounds mean.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

syncrodoka wrote:
He swapped something into it, it sounds mean.


it's a 2002 Outback 3.0 H6 in my 914 ( lot's of fun)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oops, I had in my head that it was an svx.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fatboypaul wrote:
Well nice!

I suggest we start a San Francisco Bay area Automatic Westfalias converted to Syncro Club.

SFBAWCTSC. Kinda arkward. Fairly small club.


I'd love to join that club soon. Laughing

Sweet job Marco. Is that your 2WD auto with the EJ22 that you converted to syncro? How does the engine do now with all the syncro stuff in the van?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
fatboypaul wrote:
Well nice!

I suggest we start a San Francisco Bay area Automatic Westfalias converted to Syncro Club.

SFBAWCTSC. Kinda arkward. Fairly small club.


I'd love to join that club soon. Laughing

Sweet job Marco. Is that your 2WD auto with the EJ22 that you converted to syncro? How does the engine do now with all the syncro stuff in the van?


Hey Enrique

This is not my old 90 with the 2.2. This is a new one. It has a 2.1 in it (for now) Nice running water boxer. Feels pretty good (for a 2.1)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

molybdanum wrote:
Nice work Marco. Looks good with the accessories from the carat. You also need to replace the 2.0 on that 914 with 3.3

-Dan


He already has. He was giving rides at Van-O-Rama.

Good job Marco. Same goes for fatboypaul. Mark Drillock did his early Westy many eons ago. But then it wasn't an auto and Oceanside is too far from San Francisco. He'll have to start his own club. His house does already look like there's a whole Vanagon club visiting there. All his.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you take any pics while doing this?
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