Met up with a few other Syncro owners to have breakfast and take a wander round the car park at VolksWorld show at Sandown Park.
Nothing too exciting today, helped a mate by fitting an eberspacher D2 diesel 12v night heater to his self build Westy Syncro.
Stripped off the wiring loom and tidied up, cut a hole in the van floor – waxoyled, t-pieced in the fuel line for diesel supply, fitted intake and exhaust then installed the control panel / timer..
The Westy took a big knock when offroading the other weekend, this bent the under protection up into the gearbox casing, I had to remove it and straighten it back out..
A fully kitted out Syncro camper is fantastic, if not the ultimate in luxury 4WD camping or “glamping”. Jed started out his Syncro life with a Double Cab (Doppelkabine = DOKA), which is used for work in his business as a plasterer. They make an excellent platform for a daily workhorse and surprisingly comfortable camper.
With the addition of a multivan rock and roll bed and swivel bases, it is possible to sleep comfortably in the cabin – add a rooftent and you have a vehicle that can sleep 4 or 5!
The multivan seat was bought from a fella called Tony, known as alfieboy on some of the VW forums, watch out for good bits on his ebay account.
A reproduction westfalia front table and leg can be bought from Niko on brickyard, see more info on this brickyard thread.
Some pictures of the DOKA in use:
One for those camper driving iPhone or iPod touch users, an app which shows you the pitch and roll of your 2wd, syncro, westfalia or any camper. Ideal for offroading, level camping or just as a fun gimmick!
If you have an iDevice, get the app from the app store here