"OZ", my Syncro Campervan for Down Under - REALLY pic heavy

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  1. Gerry and Robyn

    Gerry and Robyn Active Member

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    Well.....maybe you're right.
     
  2. evan&janine

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    Hi yall, nice to see great pics of the various vw stable, with the shade screen fittings how do they work with roof rack/ screen combo. Im considering but not started looking . Happy wheeling.
     
  3. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Gerry those things tear syncro gearboxes apart.

    Petrol Motors are much more gentle.

    Yes the monster truck tyres do suck the power from your engine a bit :eek:

    Arne - good momentum and low tyre pressures (don't stop in soft sand) helps a lot!
     
  4. Andy.

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    Can second the momentum and low tyre pressure. I've not had any major issues in the sand. In fact on my last trip, did some experimenting with 2WD/AWD and diff lock in various situations. Other than re-starting from a stand still or changing tracks if the sand is chopped up, can do most things in 2WD no problems.
    I might be a little old and slow, I've not had any issues with the power of the MV, just be prepared with gear selection and revs. On the odd occasion I have miss judged I have been surprised how well the MV hangs on. Last thing you want to do is attempt a gear change in soft sand,

    Can also be challenging in a group, I tend to hang back so you have options if some one in front stops, and get to see the best track to follow :)
     
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  5. Resnort

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    Great write up and stories. those awning brackets are just what the doctor ordered for my bus :) ......but I'll try making my own first, I have no issue with the price of the product, just the postage.

    Chunky tires aren't necessarily for soft sand, as the side walls will dig you in at the same time. smoother patterns and minimal sidewall tread works better.
    Or as the old beach buggy guys did, just use some plane tires o_O
     
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  6. kleinersyncro

    kleinersyncro Active Member

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    Swing the spray can for some touch up :rolleyes:
    1st layer flat black, 2nd layer gloss red. Had it in my head for a long time to paint the frame of the grill red, but now I’m not so sure about if it suits OZ or not :confused:

    Comments/opinions are welcome ;)

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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I like it
     
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  8. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I like the racing red stripe on the grille - Not sure on the badge yet.

    Maybe do the bull bar again and that would tie it all together?
     
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  9. kleinersyncro

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    Yeah, wasn't sure with the badge either when I panted it. May change it to black (or chrome if I can get a new one). The bull bar is on the list to be resprayed, but spending the money on other things atm. Don't have a quote, bot got told to expect approx. $600 to get sand blasted and powder coated.
     
  10. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I plan to do the same thing to my syncro with powder-coating the bull bar satin black.

    Had enough of the chrome look.

    Just takes time to find a suitable place (preferably local) to do it.
     
  11. Grantus

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    A GTI T3? :rolleyes:

    Agree with the badge comments though....maybe better black or chrome.
     
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  12. kleinersyncro

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    Hmmm, I could throw in a GTI engine :cool:
     
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  13. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Do you want a well used original VW badge? :rolleyes:

    Still got the old one off the SC, which should fit your grille.

    “Traffic Blasted Satin Chrome”, is one way to describe it. However, all intact with no cracks, and clips all good. ;)

    Will match the current condition of your bullbar, well travelled OZ vehicle! :p


    If you want it, it’s yours for postage only, pickup, or KC Express.. :)

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  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Looks like its been hit by a million bugs - those bugs actually form part of the safety structure of a kombi in the event of a frontal collision.:eek:
     
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  15. Grantus

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    Considering there was always a bullbar of some form on the SC, the badge condition did amaze me. :confused:

    Maybe at some time it was actually loved enough, for a keen owner or helper to “clean” the front..........with a wire brush! :D
     
  16. Gerry and Robyn

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    Jesus is my airbag......
    That, and a bullbar...and a seatbelt.
     
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  17. Grantus

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    Well I presume that George Pell is hoping the same.....;)
     
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  18. Barry

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    Hah ha
     
  19. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Always better to refrain from political and religious views, when posting on KC, just to keep it “on topic”. :cool:


    Makes for all round better Kombi discussions.

    For example - Is Jesus your airbag, and Allah your bullbar, or is Allah your airbag, and Jesus your bullbar??? o_O

    Or if your answer neither, you may be just a “realist? :rolleyes:

    I have no problem with people believing in whatever they want or need to, to help them with life, but there are many other forums aside KC, on the internet, if you wish to express or argue such views. ;)
     
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  20. David H

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    Looks great;). I like it:cool:. Give it a day or two to settle in your head:eek:. You'll come around to the view.
    Great thought:D nicely executed.
    Cheers
     
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