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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story.... Reply with quote

0cean wrote:

I’m not a mechanic or a welder and have no formal training other then YouTube.


Shocked This is my favorite part!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:16 am    Post subject: Re: Left for Dead...The Resurrection Story.... Reply with quote

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I'm not a rock crawler either, but....


Oh yes you are!!! I have seen it with my own eyes.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The standard 2-place middle seat will fit if you flip the mount rails 180-deg and park it next to the slider door. You may want to lose the left side armrest, but it does fit with a Westy kitchen installed.


It would look like this. No need to remove the armrest. It is a perfect fit with it left on.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Syncroincity wrote:
The standard 2-place middle seat will fit if you flip the mount rails 180-deg and park it next to the slider door. You may want to lose the left side armrest, but it does fit with a Westy kitchen installed.


It would look like this. No need to remove the armrest. It is a perfect fit with it left on.

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How did you do the slide in/slide out pergo floor over the rails???

I don't have a center seat, but I have the rails so I was hesitant to cover them over with wood flooring in case I ever get a middle seat. Would be awesome to have the best of both worlds.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used Pergo (but any similar flooring will work) and assembled it with glue as one big section. I then cut it to fit the floor area as one big section. THEN I made the cut to have the removable center piece. This leaves a 1/8" space on either side for easy slide or drop in ability. The center piece doesn't need anything to hold it in. The two side pieces are screwed into the gray floor by only a couple of flush screws and the whole thing is quite stable.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice post Ocean. I had wondered if you were going to do anything with your burned out Syncro. Good luck and get to work. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intro Part 2:


Yes, there is easier ways to do this. No question, but the adventure of doing it the hard way and knowing it was done right is more important. I’m learning all kinds of fun stuff and its nice to say I know and understand my van inside and out completely…

A lot of people here remember the posting of this burnt Syncro. I started my build thinking I should convert my 2wd, but later that would change. I found this left for dead syncro on the intern and thought “ Hummm… Syncro conversion”.

Note: Tell your next door Neighbor's that you are having a fully burnt van delivered. My Neighbor's thought I was in a fiery crash and called my wife at work. Shocked Embarassed

Disclamer: I know there are a lot of opinions about using the red hot parts, but I was very carful to select only parts that were in good shape and nothing was used from the rear of the van where the fire was the hottest. No nuts or bolt were used and only large Syncro parts. You would be surprised how many people PM’ed me to sell them.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2014 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Syncroincity wrote:
The standard 2-place middle seat will fit if you flip the mount rails 180-deg and park it next to the slider door. You may want to lose the left side armrest, but it does fit with a Westy kitchen installed.


More to come and we are thinking the same way. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I bought this burnt shell, I never was sent the title despite the person saying it was in the mail. Hummm…. That’s a problem and a bigger problem than I ever imagined. After stripping out the full front suspension, Front diff, and Stainless steel coolant pipes (Still in great shape), and other salvageable things, it was time to say good bye to my charbroiled friend.

SLOW DOWN…. There was a little problem… No one, I mean No-one would take this thing to the scrap yard without a title. I even called the police and they said “We know it’s not stolen, but we also don’t know what to tell u to do with it.”, “Just don’t dump it in a vacant lot or anything like that.” That left me with only one sad option.

Say hello to my little friend.

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Yes, I had to cut up the entire van with a saw-all into 2 foot by 2 foot pieces and hall it off to the dump. I cut it into small pieces because I didn’t want anyone asking questions. On my last drop off at the dump, an employee was looking at the burnt and cut up piece of frame and you could see the little thinking symbol over his head, but I was in my truck and out of there before he could even say a word. The whole thing really sucked…

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I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again.

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I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again.

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I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again.

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I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again. I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again.

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Five packs of Saw-All blades and five months later I was finished. (Kind of lacked motivation for some time)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man that looks like a painful job. Next time go out and rent a Stihl ts460!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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... Next time go out and rent a Stihl ts460!

I get that same feeling that he wants there to be a next time! I wonder when he will buy another burnt van?
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... Next time go out and rent a Stihl ts460!

I get that same feeling that he wants there to be a next time! I wonder when he will buy another burnt van?

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I will never ever buy a burnt vehicle again... Oh wait, a Stihl ts460 just came up on Craig's List!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My plasma torch would've made mincemeat of that hulk
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My plasma torch would've made mincemeat of that hulk


I was worried about throwing sparks all over.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you keep the steering rack bracket? I see it there attached to the frame...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They produce surprisingly little sparkage, but don't take kindly to non-metal substrate. This is why a burned vehicle would be perfect for a plasma gun
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you keep the steering rack bracket? I see it there attached to the frame...


I was going to but then I let it go. Its kind of thin metal and it looked a little to questionable to save.

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They produce surprisingly little sparkage, but don't take kindly to non-metal substrate. This is why a burned vehicle would be perfect for a plasma gun


I tried that, but there are to many places in the body were the metal is layered with gaps so the plasma wouldn't cut all the way through. Saw-all was the fastest I could us.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, well I also have an Oxy/Ace setup for the remainder. I loathe the noise and slowness of a Sawzall, but understand the rationale.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you keep the steering rack bracket? I see it there attached to the frame...


I was going to but then I let it go. Its kind of thin metal and it looked a little to questionable to save.



No big deal - Burley MotorSport can get you this part if you don't want to fabricate one.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Did you keep the steering rack bracket? I see it there attached to the frame...

There are a set of NOS VW parts in the classifieds right now...
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