Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

Syncro 16 rebuild by Phil Jefferies

Here is longtime customer of CVC Phil Jefferies and his completed 1990 16″ Syncro renovation. We think he’s done a fantastic job and we’re chuffed to have so many CVC products make it into this beast. Enjoy the photographs below and keep a look out for links to the featured products.

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

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Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

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  • Trasharoo Storage for rear wheel (or bike rack).

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

Phil Jefferies Syncro 16

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Credit to  Mcfade Photography for the rather nice images.

7 thoughts on “Syncro 16 rebuild by Phil Jefferies

        1. pjefferies

          Hi there.
          I bought it second hand and modified it. Originally from Just Kampers I believe. Had wooden slats which I removed. Got additional tubes welded front to back at sides then powder coated it all. Recently added an aluminium tread base with hole cut in middle where my front sun roof is so I can still use it when not carrying luggage. Have a look on eBay for something similar you can customise?
          Hope that helps.
          Cheers
          Phil.

  1. Christopher

    What a beautiful job. I know how much work, time, money, and not forgetting the heartache goes into getting a T25 back to this standard. Can I ask what companies you used during the project to reach such high quality and design. An idea of total build costs would be nice too if your willing to share this information. I hope it serves you well as you deserve it after such dedication.
    Kind regards Chris

    1. pjefferies

      Hi Chris

      Thanks for the kind comments.

      I used CoastVW for the body work and some custom work which was the biggest expense. I knew that part would be which is why I put it off for 7 years 😉 But my thinking is by doing it properly it will last longer and work out cheaper in the long run. CoastVW did a write up of work done on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/coastvw/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1140197279397131

      For the interior I used a local company in Leeds – http://vwcamperinteriors.co.uk/. I based the layout on a Westfalia. Mark built and fitted the cabinets, bed and floor for me.

      http://conceptpoptops.com/ did the custom canvas for me.

      The company that did the upholstery sadly isn’t trading anymore (Trimming Tonic).

      Aidan Talbot rebuilt the gearbox, diffs, VC and fitted a decoupler.

      I also did alot myself including all wiring and plumbing, fitting of some of the products bought from Campervan Culture and sourcing of some materials and difficult to find parts.

      The engine is the same unit in when I bought the van 10 years ago. A 1.9TD AAZ which has been bullet proof but now tired at 380,000 miles so will be upgrading to an MTDI this winter. Then the van is truly complete!

      Cost wise I would guess it must be around £25k all in which is more than I originally planned. But it has been valued at £23k now the work has been done but mainly the pleasure and memories it gives me make it all worth it in the long run 😉

      Cheers
      Phil.

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