It has been an interesting few months with Jed and Alan on a trip in Morocco, North Africa in their Syncros. Now Jed is back with the webshop is open again, watch out for new product lines and don’t forget to keep up to date with the videos of the trip.
In an effort to clear some stock before Jed and Al head off to Morocco for the winter trip, we are offering Free Shipping on the CvC webshop with minimum order values:
UK = £50
EU / USA = £75
Rest of World = £95
Sorry, this excludes our Cargo Tracking, as it is too expensive to ship for free!
An ideal time to stock up on those christmas presents, fill your boots!
Yours for only £26,500. NOW SOLD Please leave a comment if you have the money and want to buy this amazing vehicle and we will get back to you ASAP.:
For years groups on forums have discussed and argued the cost and effort involved in reproducing some of the wheel arch flare kits that came as standard on Tri-Stars, 16″ Syncros and also the “postal” arches. Our friends at Terrawagen have now started manufacturing their very own wheel arch flare kit that will fit both standard 14″ Syncro and 2WD vans alike.
T25 / T3 nuts in the UK and Europe have the issue of the expensive shipping and import costs being in the way of some great US made products – well, not for these as we have worked hard with Terrawagen to carry UK stock, and at a very reasonable price!
Terrawagen Fitting Videos:
A big heads up to all you dads out there who would actually like something you really want this Fathers day and also keep you looking sharp all summer. Give the kids or the Mrs a poke in the direction of our web shop and look like the coolest dad in your own house with one of our awesome shirts and get this…. All t-shirt orders before Fathers day will receive a free CampervanCulture.com window sticker and two free LED high power dash pod bulbs for your T3/T25/Syncro/Vanagon worth £6.
*breakfast in bed and morning newspaper not included*
We are really happy to announce that we have teamed up with The Skylight Guy and CampervanCulture.com can now offer Westfalia skylights and replacement parts. We will be able to supply all of the UK and Europe and are aiming to be the cheapest too. You can buy directly from the web shop, we take paypal, and we ship from the UK so postage should be attractive for everyone.
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All you guys on the other side of the pond still get to buy from the best supplier of Westfalia skylight parts via The Skylight Guy. Both Jake and Jed have had the single pane skylights fitted to their vans for over a year now and they are amazing, the fit is as good as original. Ideal if you have a cracked or leaky skylight.
For years, we have sat around the campfire with ideas for cool (nerdy) t-shirts, convinced there was nothing out there for the Syncro or Westfalia enthusiast that we’d actually like to wear. For years we did nothing about it.. fingers have been removed from bottoms and we got some t-shirts made.
Check out our facebook page for a chance to win a free one…
As described by the current owner:
A UK registered LHD Volvo engined (b230a – redblock) T25 Doka Syncro.
“I’ve had this van 2 years and made many, many upgrades and improvements, its my work and family car so had to be kept maintained to the highest of standards to keep us going.”
For some time now I have worried about the cover plate which hangs down on my syncro gearbox. It it the lowest part of the box, and almost the lowest part of the van. One slight catch when passing over a rock and we are talking nasty damage! Has been on my list for ages to make something up however I found that Syncro-Services in Germany made a special custom aluminium protection plate which covers this vulnerable area along with additional protection plates for the prop.
I ordered a set from Germany so I thought I’d film the fitting. To make it easy to see, and also much easier to drill I removed the bash plate from the van, however you could quite easily mark up and drill and fit this without removing (even easier if you have a lift or ramp to work on and not the floor!)
All in all, an excellent quality item, well thought out, easy in to install (make sure you have a nice fresh drill bit). Also love the additional wings on the side of the rear plate for extra inner CV joint protection.
(Excuse the traffic noise in the video, only had a driveway to work on!)
MOT time, and Jed’s van failed on a sloppy rear wheel bearing, i.e. too much play.
From a bad experience with a rear wheel bearing failing and damaging the bearing carrier – Jed now carries a good spare used hub with rear bearings already pressed in (I carry one in my van too). A quick video to show swapping them over, without undoing the brake system:
For those of us who prefer to retighten that 46mm nut up to torque settings over the more agricultural method of counting turns, a quick check on the 80-90 Wiki tells us we need a whopping 500 NM/360ftlbs. Or a fat bloke on a scaffold pole.
If you have raised the suspension on your van, you may well find the knock effect is the you require rear shock extensions and front ball joint spacers.
Here we have the rear shock extenders, which attach to the campers rear swing arm, and lift the syncro lower shock mount – which avoids the syncro rear shock topping out. Available from www.futbus.com.
Also, up front we have fitted syncro specific upper ball joint spacers, there several different suppliers out there, these ones also came from futbus.com, they are the same as available at gowesty.com
Both of these have been on the Westfalia for a few thousand miles now, and have been no problem at all. Don’t forget, if you have raised the suspension on your Syncro to get the alignment / geometry checked over!
The last May Bank holiday marks the Club80-90 Cornish Bashtie, a yearly gathering of Club80-90 members who get together to share in the “Campervan Culture”. I missed it this year as I have been away every weekend working on charity events. Looks like everyone had a great time!
Jed has put together a fantastic video, which for me sums up what it is all about – friends, food (drink), sunshine, beaches and campervans. It doesn’t really matter if yours is aircooled, syncro, diesel, old, new, rusty, polished…. Just getting out and enjoying some of lifes finest things.
This video is in memory of Rich Newton, a fellow 80-90 member who passed away recently.