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Posted in Blog on December 12, 2014

Transmission cooler system for Syncro.

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Posted in Blog on December 12, 2014

1988 Syncro conversion to pop-top Westy complete!

The fellas at Transporter Werks have been working diligently and have finished the conversion at last! The owners are very excited to get their vehicle on the road for their trip Uwarrie where they’ll have a 4WD lesson in their van. After that they’ll be heading out west… First stop, Colorado! The ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on November 7, 2013

Porsche 911 Targa Subaru H6 SVX 6 cylinder hot-rod ...

We took this empty shell of a Porsche and made an off-the-wall “Outlaw.” First we stripped down the whole body to start from scratch, fixed all the rust, and welded in a full roll cage. Today we are beginning the install process of the highly modified Subaru SVX engine. Built and modified by Ron at RAM ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on September 14, 2013

1991 Syncro Vanagon restoration in progress

Another TW Syncro restoration. -Rust repair. -Full exterior paint job. -Full custom suspension modifications. -Lift springs. -Fox shocks. -All-terrain tires on 16 inch steel wheels. -Custom modified front fender wells for larger tires. -South African grille kit (to be added). -Subaru (ultra rare, ultra powerful) turb ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on July 29, 2013

Today begins the Subaru EE20 Boxer Diesel to Vanag ...

Transporter Werks is excited to present our first Subaru diesel Vanagon conversion! The EE20 Boxer is a very rare engine imported from Japan. It is not offered in the United States, which is sad but true considering its power and efficiency. This turbo diesel offers 150 HP and 250 ft lbs of torque. More info to fol ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on June 14, 2013

Another happy customer enjoys their vehicle.

One of the wonderful things about getting a person’s beloved car back on the road is their joy and appreciation when it’s complete. Thank you for this amazing review, Bob and Angela! “We owe you a long overdue thanks for getting our VW van back in service. We had been to many other mechanics, both ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 21, 2013

Syncro conversion gets some brakes…

As work continues on the 1988 Syncro conversion we see some new brakes installed. Check out the finely tuned suspension… Left front caliper and rotor – Brand new! New right front caliper and rotor. Right rear brake caliper with complementary Famous Amos. Left rear brake caliper. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 21, 2013

1963 Crew cab restoration.

A 1963 VW Crew cab is being beautifully restored. Here are some pictures of Gary’s progress on the paint. The right side tail gate has been re-painted. Left side tail gate, also re-painted. Driver’s door window frame being restored. Passenger door window frame. Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on May 7, 2013

1988 Syncro conversion continues…

Work continues on the 1988 VW Syncro conversion to pop-top Westy. At the moment, the suspension is being completely rebuilt. The headliner has been finished while the rest of the interior is being crafted. Front control arm sporting new Old Man Emu shocks and new Superflex bushings. Rear suspension removed for recond ... Continue Reading

Posted in Blog on April 25, 2013

1988 VW Syncro conversion to Pop-top Westy…

The fine mechanics here at Transporter Werks have been working on a 1988 VW Syncro, adding a pop-top and converting the interior to the “Weekender,” with all the amenities. Here are some pictures of the van before any work was done, as well as their current progress. Here is the van before any work was don ... Continue Reading