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My 1989 Syncro - My introduction
03-15-2018, 11:23 PM
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RE: My 1989 Syncro - My introduction
Thanks for the reply Sean.

I think the Australian built Trakka campers also had a similar big hole in the roof.
[Image: 1980s_Trakka_Brochure_2.jpg]

Photo from

British converters couldn’t get VW approval if they removed the roof bows, unless they added some strengthening.

It was interesting to read about the Jurgens Autovilla too, I didn’t realise so much metal was missing. I’ve never seen the bare chassis of an Autovilla and the only photo of a bare T2 Karmann I’ve seen is this one I found on

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I don’t know if this one came with an overcab bed or just a roof rack.

I noticed in the Vincent Molenaar and Alexander Prinz book “VW Transporter and Microbus, Specification Guide 1967 - 1979” that option M575 is listed as “Preparation for construction of Campmobile by Jurgens-Caravan in South Africa or Karmann Mobile in Germany”
So I guess they weren’t cut down as such, but made that way in the first place?? Is that right?

Have you seen the photos on VW Pix of the bare T3 chassis that was used by Karmann and others?
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