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Updated on May 06, 2012
I started by installing a home fabricated 2" lift kit. Then came a set of "Eurovan" 16" wheels with Michelin XZL tires ( military style ).
I removed the rear bumper and installed a "smitty built" Toyota SR5 tube bumper. Luckily the mounts line up perfectly with the stock Vanagon bumper brackets.
The front bumper mount was cut off and a hand made tube bumper was fabricated along with a light bar. The attack angle was increased to 40 degrees.
The Body work started, I welded in a new front nose clip to replace the large dent. I also removed and welded up the rear side markers.
Next came the camo paint. 3 colors, starting with green as the base coat. Then using original pictures as my template I put down the black and the brown.
The wheels got a coat of green, and the rear bumper highlighted with green.
This was my first outing. With a locking rear differential the Syncro can go just about anywhere!
VIDEO CLIP #1Jordan Creek trail # 41 going down hill
The front and rear markings are authentic German "Bundeswehr" and stands for "Remote scout".
I've added a front locker and a decoupler with a solid shaft. What does that mean? Well, it means that this is now a true 4WD. All 4 wheels locked means it can go pretty much anywhere!
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Hello - Im hamish - i own a 1991 Syncro running diff locks and decoupler, 16" rims and esikeil springs - i like your paint Job.
Can you help me - i am in the middle of repairing another vw a 1981 dual cab and i need to make a tow bar for it. I really like your rear tow bar can you please tell what specific car (year and model)did you source this from so that i can get one and copy it ?
Additionaly can you tell me where you sourced the rear tyre carrier - i paid $500 AUD for mine which in my opinion is a rip off.
That's a well equiped van with the lockers. Good job on that.
Cool Van, bro. Love the paint. Lockers are a kick axe touch. 5 Starz.
Dub Monkeys Rule!!
Nice job bringing a wrecked Vanagon back to glory. Fantastic!
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