How To Lift The Rear Of Your Syncro For Very Little Cash…

Measuring up a T25 / T3 / Vanagon Syncro Westfalia for the difference in rear height from left to right. Raising slightly and correcting that infamous “Westy Lean”,

There are various options to raise or correct the height on the rear of a Vanagon T25 T3 syncro, we have chosen the home DIY option. Alternatively we stock our own aluminium rear plate and stock the Gowesty rear lift spacer hereย and here.



14 thoughts on “How To Lift The Rear Of Your Syncro For Very Little Cash…

  1. Mark Beresford

    Looks a simple fix for lob sided vans,. The only query I’d have is that would the home made spacer be strong enough (not liable to splitting ) as opposed to a bought one?..But great idea non the less. Cheers ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. jedthespread Post author

      Hi Mark,

      The stuff we used is seriously strong, in fact we edited the bit out we had to ditch the cordless drill as it waisted a battery trying to get the core drill through the center. If this stuff splits I will show my ass on the town hall steps, hehehehehe….

      Best give me a few weeks though to save my embarrassment, thanks for tuning in Mark and your input to our site.

  2. Jason

    Hey Guys…

    Thanks for these videos, super helpful to get to see the whole process before heading down 4 flights of stairs to work on a van curbside in Brooklyn, NY. I was wondering if you happen to remember the diameter of the spacer that you cut? Looking into the nylon sheet I am finding it is many different sizes and prices so wanted to cut efficiently if possible.



    1. jedthespread Post author

      Hi Jason,

      It depends on what size you need. Measure the hight of your front from the center of the nut in the middle of your wheel to the under side of your arch. Now meaure the same on the back and order the size nylon that is the difference. You can double up the spacers if your fitting it to a Westy on the left hand side to get rid of the lean if required.

      Hope this helps…

  3. Jason

    I did the thickness calculations already and know what I need to add in thickness. What I was wondering is what the “width” or the diameter of the resultant cut that you made with the tongue technique was. Thanks again!

  4. Robert Payne

    Hi Guys
    These ‘how to’ videos are a real bonus for those who wanna do things on the cheap but also get a quality and safe job done. Any chance of seeing any more? I’d like to see a few things like converting a high top to hinged top, and renovating interiors. Could you show any electrical stuff too with diagrams? Oh last things just a bit of basic maintenance like replacing spark plugs alternator belt tightening and fitting an extra leisure battery. Cheers guys keep up the good work!

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