Category Archives: Syncro Stuff

Summer Camping Trip August 2021

Fortunately we managed to fit a camping trip into family schedules that were tighter than in previous years and between forest fire road closures. We had decided to go to the Chilcotin area of our beautiful province, an area our … Continue reading

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Westy Trip (summer 2019) Pemberton

In late July last summer we went on a short trip up the Sea to Sky corridor to the Pemberton area. In nice weather the trip from Horseshoe Bay up to Pemberton is truly spectacular. The viewpoint to the Tantalus … Continue reading

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Syncro Vanagon Speedometer Drive Gear Replacement

As usual at this time of year I start thinking about getting the westy trip-worthy. One of the items was getting the speedo and odometer working again. The van has been without a speedometer and odometer for the last year. … Continue reading

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Engine Skid Plate installed – Bostig syncro vanagon

I finished installing the skid plate and the crank pulley is now protected so I am happy about that, but I do need to look into things as the addition of the skid plate seems to have caused a vibration/noise … Continue reading

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Summer’s coming – westy trips on the mind

Summer will be here before you know it so I want to make sure the westy is ready to go so I got started today. Last 2 summers I had to stow oldest daughter’s bike on the roof which was … Continue reading

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No salty roads for the Syncro

After all the work that has gone into the drive-train and body of the syncro, at this point I can’t bring myself to drive it on salty roads. I know in some ways it is sad to take the van … Continue reading

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Syncro Westfalia with OME Shocks and syncro.org Springs on Washboard Roads

Last week we went for a short camping trip on Vancouver Island. We ended up at Nitinat Lake which involved driving about 100 kilometres on gravel roads which included some washboard and rough/pot-holed sections. This was the first time I … Continue reading

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Blue westfalia body work and paint complete

I got the westy back from werke1.com and it is home now.  I am planning on getting it appraised as now with the body work on top of all the mechanical work I did fairly recently (engine swap, rebuilt transaxle … Continue reading

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Westfalia bodywork in progress

Body work on the blue westy is progressing nicely. The new front panel is in place and Barry (www.werke1.com) found a few additional rust spots when he took the windshield out so those will be welded up. I am so … Continue reading

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Blue Westy Update

No posts for a looong time as we moved in September and are still getting settled into our one room cabin. Blue westy (the ’91 syncro) has been a bit neglected lately and was forced to be a daily driver … Continue reading

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