VW Syncro Westfalia - Build Log with Pics

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hodakaguy, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    I thought the same thing. Just WOW! :eek1
  2. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass The AntiHarley

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  3. SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh Been here awhile

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  4. Cogswell

    Cogswell Spudly Adventurer

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  5. Colemanfu

    Colemanfu King of all manfu

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    I dig that parts cleaner. :thumb
  6. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yep...but they do seem to sell for that. GoWesty does full restorations on Westy's for over $100K and people buy them! Nuts!

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  7. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Yeah I use it quite often, very handy to have around the garage.

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  8. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Here is some cross-posting motivation to get you moving faster:

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  9. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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  10. vtwin

    vtwin Air cooled runnin' mon

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    Saw this yesterday.

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  11. SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh Been here awhile

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    :eek1:eek1

    I'd kill for a Syncro Doka with a TDI. Literally kill :deal
  12. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    You can import one cheap... All it takes is granola, and time to follow through the maze of processes.
  13. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Progress has been slow lately, been working a lot of overtime.

    Today I assembled the brakes on the passenger side and re-installed the tire.

    Parts cleaned up, new wheel cylinder....going back together.

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    Hard line and new Stainless brake hose installed.

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    My friend Mike torquing the rear axle nut to spec while I snap a pic :-)

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    Sitting on the wheel again....oh yeah!

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    Installed the drivers side trailing arm.

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    That's all for tonight :-)

    Hodakaguy
  14. SpeedoJosh

    SpeedoJosh Been here awhile

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    I was about to ask what was the tank fill doing there, then remembered you're rocking a Syncro. :freaky

    a1fa - Yea, I know importing is possible, but mucho expensive. Might be going to Germany though in a year, and if I do, you can bet I'm bringing back a Doka Syncro TDI. :evil
  15. Mr. Fisherman

    Mr. Fisherman PROUD 2B Riff Raff!

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    Do you think you will ever do anything like this with it?

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  16. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Ahhh....NO! :deal

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  17. ducnut

    ducnut Long timer

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    Nothing wrong with that, as overtime funds projects. :thumb
  18. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Progress.

    Installed the drivers side trailing arm.

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    It started to rain early in the am and the forecast didn't look like it was going to change all weekend so a improvised shelter was in order.

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    Brakes re-installed. To save time I had a few of the smaller driver side parts powder coated at a local shop while I was working. They powdered the mating surface area on the hub although I told them to leave that bare. I will strip it and re-powder it myself later, don't want a wheel loosening up if the powder wears etc.

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    Shock and spring installed.

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    Brake lines installed.

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    Wheel installed and axle nut torqued. Sitting on it's wheels again! :-)

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    Hodakaguy
  19. zgfiredude

    zgfiredude Old Fart in Training.......

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    Beautiful work, now, what's next? How's the motor coming?
  20. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    It is truly beautiful work. One question:
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    The new coil springs look to be ~6 inches taller than the old ones. The trailing arm appears to only lightly loaded yet the top ~5 coils of the spring are almost fully compressed. Are you really going to get much more useable suspension travel out of this setup?