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My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
04-08-2015, 10:58 PM (This post was last modified: 04-08-2015 11:02 PM by Bruce.)
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My White 1990 Caravelle Syncro
I plan on doing quite a few things to my Syncro before my girlfriend and I leave for our Mozambique trip this winter.
I'm going to document it all here.

I got a package from Just Kampers today.
One of many early Christmas presents to myself.

                       

New Aircon Dryer
   

Cleaned up Compressor
   

Window Thermo Insulation Shades Attached
   


New Hub Caps from Van Cafe for my Reconditioned Rheins
Original Wheel Bolts Courtesy of Ace Auto
   


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Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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04-09-2015, 05:50 AM
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Looks like fun. Those thermo window protectors are a great idea.
Enjoy Big Grin

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04-09-2015, 07:19 AM
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Looking nice Bruce. When are you planning on going to Mozambique.
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04-09-2015, 08:33 AM (This post was last modified: 04-09-2015 09:07 AM by Bruce.)
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It's up in the air at the moment.
Could be anytime from July to September, going for about a month.
I have to recon the gear box first and do my CV's, so basically getting the car ready plays a big role in when I go.
Are you thinking of joining?
Would be cool.




(04-09-2015 07:19 AM)Russel Wrote:  Looking nice Bruce. When are you planning on going to Mozambique.
Russel

Thanks!
They work really well, it's nice and cool and dark inside.
Hopefully they will allow me to sleep in some mornings.Rolleyes
I did a job in Hakskeen Pan last month and had to build a tent around the van to try and keep things cool, also had an external aircon - but it was still way too hot, so these guys will do the trick.
If you get some rather get them from GoWesty ( when they have stock ) because they will fit the back windows better - these ones are actually for the bus without the vent in the back window.

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(04-09-2015 05:50 AM)xavier Wrote:  Looks like fun. Those thermo window protectors are a great idea.
Enjoy Big Grin

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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04-10-2015, 04:31 PM
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Hi Bruce,

Who and where are "Just Kampers" please? I see you got the boot protectors for the gear shift rod under the vehicle. I tried recently and they don't seem to be available anymore?

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04-10-2015, 04:35 PM
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just campers are in the UK john

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Bad planning on your part does not make your issue an crisis to me
Bad workmanship by other garages does not entiltle you to better rates at me
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04-10-2015, 06:31 PM
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If you are thinking of ordering a set please let me know.
Xavier

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04-11-2015, 12:00 AM (This post was last modified: 04-11-2015 12:02 AM by Bruce.)
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(04-10-2015 04:31 PM)32wbx6 Wrote:  Hi Bruce,

Who and where are "Just Kampers" please? I see you got the boot protectors for the gear shift rod under the vehicle. I tried recently and they don't seem to be available anymore?

http://www.justkampers.com
click THIS for link
It's the first time I've bought anything from them and it was a very pleasant experience.
They also sent me this free catalogue for the T3
   

They use a courier - DHL ( my least favourite of couriers but better than the post office ) It takes about three days to a week for the stuff to arrive, my postage on the last order was R 700 for a decent size package which was very good compared to ordering from America.
I had to pay VAT obviously as well.

I'm really tired of going to Barons and Goldwagen and being told I can't get what I'm looking for - it's depressing.
It's easier to find parts for the Splitty and Bay.
I wish they made a Bay Syncro... come to think of it...
   

Caravelle Syncro 2.3 Andreno 1990
Caravelle Syncro 2.1 Stock Standard
Volksiebus 1.8 1994
Microbus 2.3i 2002
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04-11-2015, 04:29 AM
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Big thanks. Guess what the wife is getting for Christmas. Big Grin

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04-11-2015, 09:07 AM
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I have ordered from them a lot of times and have always been happy with the products and service. Definitely more expensive but at least you can get what you need. My bay window's fuel sensor failed a few months ago so I ordered one from them and installed it 3 days later. I think it takes longer to get through customs than to actually get it here. Excellent service.

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