1988 Syncro Conversion to Pop-Top Westy complete!

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 list of work done to this van is very extensive, but here’s a quick overview:
-Pop top conversion.
-2009 Subaru 2.5l engine conversion and installation.
-Fully rebuilt transmission and front differential.
-Transmission cooler added.
-Larger front brakes 228mm with vented calipers.
-Rear disc brakes added.
-Fully rebuilt front suspension with all new T3 technique bushings.
-Rebuilt power steering rack.
-All new CV axles in front.
-New rear CV joints.
-All new wheel bearings and seals.
-All new shifter bushings. Shift rod replaced (new) by previous owner.
-Front skid plate, modified rear skid plate.
-Full Air Conditioning system restoration.
-Custom interior conversion with Dynamat installed.
-Propex heater system.
-Go Westy bumpers.
-Second battery system.
-Custom rear tire rack with High Lift jack by Transporter Werks.
-South African Head Light conversion.
-Fog lights with factory Vanagon fog light switch.
-Power inverter.
-Solar power charging system.
-16 inch aluminum wheels with 215/70/16 Yokohama Geolander ATS tires.
-Go Westy rock sliders.
-New interior lights.
-New skylight.
-Front and side door screens.
-New rear flooring.
-New front mats.
-Transmission decoupler.
-Torque biasing differential installed in transmission (for better traction).
-New stainless steel front roof rack hold downs.
-Yakama roof rack system.

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Custom tire rack.

Custom tire rack.

Custom tire rack.

Custom tire rack.

Custom tire rack.

Custom tire rack.

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Here's a picture of the van before any work was done.  The difference is huge!

Here’s a picture of the van before any work was done. The difference is huge!

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