Ilan and Dalia live in Israel, and contacted us in the spring of 2012 with a dream: "We would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel South America in a GoWesty Syncro!"
Who are we to stand in the way of a dream? We got to work making it happen.
Here is a report summary showing how it all added up:
|1||$13,989.70||Vehicle Purchase, Contract Charges|
|2||$13,044.78||Undercarriage Rest., Brakes, Suspension, Steering|
|3||$13,881.92||Transaxle, Front Diff. w/ Posi & Locker, Axles, Driveshaft|
|4||$2,764.00||2nd Battery, Solar, Engel Frig|
|5||$981.54||Fuel Tank, Sender, Calibration|
|6||$4,133.05||Items Replaced for Enhanced Reliability|
|7||$10,764.56||2.5 Engine, Major Service, Clutch, Fuel Hose, Exhaust|
|9||$2,158.43||Cooling & Heating System Overhaul|
|10||$3,870.86||Interior Restoration, Stereo|
|11||$2,183.70||Dashboard R&I & O/H|
|12||$4,680.05||Roof Basket, Winch, Compressor, Recovery Gear|
|13||$4,309.75||Awning, Bumpers, Carriers, Extra Spare, Fuel Cans|
|14||$817.30||South African Grill, High Powered Headlights|
|16||$625.00||Transportation & Storage Fees|
|17||$654.65||Spare on Roof, Lift Assist|
We finished this vehicle and had it waiting at the Long Beach dock for shipment to Chile right on time! Ilan and Dalia are currently in Chile and headed south. You can keep track of their adventure on their blog (in Hebrew).
Happy trails, Ilan and Dalia!
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2014 8:09 AM
To: S. Lucas Valdes
Subject: Re: #808
Ok we made it and the van was excellent.
We climbed 6000 ft to 14,800 on straight road on 2nd gear just before sunrise, No heating at all.
We then crossed 300 miles off road cruising 14500-15000 ft to the highest geyser field in on the planet. Volcano land and freezing temps.
We are now in Uyuni getting the van fumigated to cross the Salar.
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:58 PM
To: GoWesty crew
Subject: Personal beach in Columbia!
Hi GoWesty crew,
We are in cartgena colombia, getting ready to ship the van to panama. No major problems to report.