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svxcarat
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ZimZam wrote:
Did you take any pics while doing this?


No, sorry,no pictures. Wanted to but....
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to remember another thread a while back about a 2wd to Syncro conversion with lots of pics, but I can't find it anymore. I've been scheming for some time about cobbling together a Bluestar Syncro with the help of a donor vehicle and a few of my precious weekends.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a 2wd automatic passenger van to syncro conversion a couple of years ago with a subaru 2.5.

Here are some conversion pics:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/sets/72157603892819357/

Finished Van
http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/sets/72157624747893200/

New front bumper
http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/sets/72157624970330925/

See you in Holister
Vancouver WA
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Nose job (custom front bumper) http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/sets/72157624970330925/
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what does the $yncro fuel tank look like? it doesnt use the same one as the black toppers, does it. how does it set in the rear? capacity?
nice work mister!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I made my "Bluestar syncro" I started with a metallic blue Caravelle syncro and added all the Bluestar bits and pieces. I would imagine that to be a bit easier than doing a syncro conversion on a 2wd Bluestar. And by the way, as far as I know VW never made a Bluestar syncro, so what such a conversion will do to the value of an original Bluestar is not easy to predict.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's my conversion. Completed 3-2010 with my own hands! (well...wrote the checks with my own hands Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

masuda wrote:
Here's my conversion. Completed 3-2010 with my own hands! (well...wrote the checks with my own hands Smile

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I have a red Carat too. Saw yours at the last Syncro de Mayo
Awsome Van
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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New front bumper
http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/sets/72157624970330925/

See you in Holister
Vancouver WA


Love you front bumper work. I checked that out on Flickr months ago
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a couple pics of a syncro gas tank. It is form fitted and made of some type plastic. It has 18.3 gallon capacity.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/2258721514/in/set-72157603892819357/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/2257915643/in/set-72157603892819357/
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1987 Franken Syncro (converted 2WD auto)
2004 2.5 SOHC Subaru
F & R lockers, decoupler, SS, 6.17 R&P
Trans Cooler
EMPI race prepped 930 CVs and axles
Bilstein coilover front, rear ProComp MX-6066R shocks, 14" hypercoil springs
30x9.5 15" BFG Muds
Custom skid plates
Nose job (custom front bumper) http://www.flickr.com/photos/subyvanagon/sets/72157624970330925/
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OddN wrote:
When I made my "Bluestar syncro" I started with a metallic blue Caravelle syncro and added all the Bluestar bits and pieces. I would imagine that to be a bit easier than doing a syncro conversion on a 2wd Bluestar. And by the way, as far as I know VW never made a Bluestar syncro, so what such a conversion will do to the value of an original Bluestar is not easy to predict.


Over here, 2wd passenger vans aren't worth much, even if they come with all the Bluestar bits, so the value can only go up.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marco,
How many total hours do you have in the Syncro swap?
Nice looking van.

dylan
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Marco,
How many total hours do you have in the Syncro swap?
Nice looking van.

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I would say about 50 hours +- a few
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zeitgeist 13 wrote:
OddN wrote:
When I made my "Bluestar syncro" I started with a metallic blue Caravelle syncro and added all the Bluestar bits and pieces. I would imagine that to be a bit easier than doing a syncro conversion on a 2wd Bluestar. And by the way, as far as I know VW never made a Bluestar syncro, so what such a conversion will do to the value of an original Bluestar is not easy to predict.


Over here, 2wd passenger vans aren't worth much, even if they come with all the Bluestar bits, so the value can only go up.


Interesting... Over here the syncros are plentiful, and can be had relatively cheap. in fact I believe Norway, along with Finland was some of the biggest markets for the syncro back then. Westfalia syncros are expensive even here, but not in the price range I see some are advertised for over there.

I really enjoy the versatility of the Bluestar interior, the full width bed, and spacious seating, compared to a full westy. When camping i do all the cooking outside so I dont miss the indoor kitchen. My dream vehicle woud be a Bluestar syncro with poptop, but for now I have to settle with one Syncro tintop, and one 2wd poptop... Both with Multivan interiors.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now with Tiguan rims and Nokian tires
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