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1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro

1987 Vanagon Full Camper Syncro (141,435 Miles) - $65,912.99 Total delivered price.

Engine: GoWesty 2.4

Trans: Manual (5-Speed)

Color: Burgandy

VIN: WV2ZB025XHG051293


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The photo above is of Matt and Lisa the day they came to pick up their Syncro Westy when it was all done. The first two photos below are "before" shots, the rest are other photos of it after it was all done.

We purchased this Syncro Westy from the original owner. It has mostly all original paint, no collission damage, and no rust. We paid $10,000 for it, which was a fair deal. We marked it up 20%, and put it out there. Matt snapped it right up and had us do:

Fresh GoWesty 2.4 liter engine
Fresh GoWesty custom geared transaxle and front differential
    -Taller 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears
    -5.43:1 final drives front and rear
    -Factory locking differentials, front and rear
    -Decoupler and solid shaft
    -This Syncro has all three knobs!
15" alloy wheels with 215/75-15 BFG all-terrain tires
OME shocks all around
GoWesty progressive lifting springs
Fresh GoWesty GoWessty black-texture treatment all around bottom
GoWesty plate steel bumpers
GoWesty deluxe 3-window acrylic pop-top tent
GoWesty Wassertopper
Super Duper GoWesty ultra thorough major service
Brakes, suspension, steering all gone through, repaired as needed
Big Brakes up front
New GoWesty LP tank
Solar powered refrigerator system
    -old, anemic frig removed and turned into more cabinet space
    -Engel 45 quart freezer/frig instead
    -50 watt solar panel mounted quick-release on roof
    -50' extension cord and tri-pod for panel
GoWesty high powered headlight kit installed
Nice stereo system, expandable to i-POD and XM radio
Reliability items totaling over $2800
Thorough AC system rebuild and conversion to Freeze 12
All equipment that supposed to be there guaranteed to be there
Everything there guaranteed to work!

And much more...

Matt and Lisa from Washington snapped this one right up. This is the kind of Syncro I like to build. The photos don't really show it's imperfections in the paint, but there are many, and that is exactly how Lisa and Matt wanted it. I call it "Intelligent desire". They spent money on the meat and potatoes, and went light on the gravy. All of paint is still original except the nose and top. Those had to be painted to protect the metal and fiberglass respectively. And the black texture was needed to protect it all around down low. But the rest of the paint was still perfectly functional, albeit not "pristine". Nice going, Matt and Lisa!

Have fun, you two!

Matt sent this nice email:

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:54 PM
To: S. Lucas Valdes
Subject: Our Syncro Westy

Well Lucas,  As far as Lisa and I are concerned, you can consider #633 another example of the kind of quality and service that you are so obviously proud of and that we appreciate so much.  We showed it to our family mechanic and here are his comments:

..."it just looks great".  He did note that the front anti-sway bar bushings are starting to show wear/cracks and he recommended replacing them at some point.

Here's what he said about the rear axle,  "I see exactly what's going on and it's just not a big deal."  He said that if the wild racket starts up again we could take one of the bands off the boot and reinstall it in order to hold the axle in a different position....Again an example of the judgement (and solution) of our trusted family mechanic matching up with yours.

Finally, please thank your crew once again.  I know you're the one that sets the standard but they're the ones that meet those standards and I appreciate it.

Best Regards, Matt

After a couple of issues with his newly purchased Syncro Westy, Matt writes:

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt
Sent: Monday, September 08, 2008 8:43 PM
To: S. Lucas Valdes
Subject: Re: Invoice/Estimate/Quote from GoWesty


It's really not been much trouble...mainly because of the way you are taking care of us and standing behind your work. Especially when you consider where the syncro got us to and the sunrise that came with it. (see photos at bottom_

Thanks, Matt

-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Dahlgreen
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2008 9:24 PM
To: S. Lucas Valdes
Subject: Re: 633 Dahlgreen

Well Lucas,

You have an uncanny ability for long-distance diagnosis. It turns out
the polarity was reversed but I DID IT. Here's how. I wanted to
avoid removing the solar panel in order to plug it in so I went to the
local RV store, bought a pigtail with plugs that fit and plugged the
sucker in. When I dug the instructions out, I saw that it was wired
wrong for the solar set-up.

That's about all there is to it. I've cleaned the mess up and will
replace the collector with the one you've sent.

A check for the replacement is on the way.

I'm telling you, it is such a great thing to be able to count on your
customer service and follow-up. At some point you ought to start
charging us for this...kind of like "Apple Care" does.

Thanks, Matt

Hey Matt,

Thanks for being so up front. I have been thinking about that for a while, and was concerned we had missed something at our end. I am glad you figured it out.

As for selling our "tech support", we are working on that and a WHOLE lot more...



--------- From: Dahlgreen Matt -------
Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2010 8:57 PM
To: S. Lucas Valdes
Subject: Dahlgreen #633 photo

I thought you guys might get a kick out of this shot...I'm thinking you don't see many along these lines.

Thanks again for the wheel spacer help.



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