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My Syncro Bus
06-29-2016, 05:20 PM
Post: #21
RE: My Syncro Bus
I use the 2 spanners rivnut trick. Works a charm (not every time, but most...)

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06-29-2016, 05:26 PM
Post: #22
RE: My Syncro Bus
(06-29-2016 04:40 PM)Camperholic Wrote:  
(06-29-2016 04:05 PM)Gerard W Wrote:  Sorry for the poor pic quality but the black mat does not reflect well.

1. On the far side where I used the old seat floor mount for the fridge frame.
2. In the middle where I made new floor mounts and a bracket for the fridge frame to attach, with the seat, to it.
3. On the door side, using the seat mounts, I added a bracket to move the seat 150mm to the front for more leg room.

Nice job. Did you use the rivnut system for the middle holes and if so did you buy the expensive tool for it? My buddie says that you can just use some spanners to expand the nut.

Yip, bought the expensive tool. Now that a two spanner trick is mentioned, I can see how one can easily make tour own riv-nutter.
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06-29-2016, 08:10 PM
Post: #23
My Syncro Bus
(06-29-2016 05:14 PM)Russel Wrote:  Have a look on YouTube for the rivnut trick. You need a little more than just 2 spaners.
But you don't need a rivnut tool.


Thanks Russel, I will check it out.
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06-29-2016, 09:51 PM
Post: #24
RE: My Syncro Bus
This is the one I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQIYLSKGwI

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06-30-2016, 08:07 AM
Post: #25
RE: My Syncro Bus
(06-29-2016 09:51 PM)nickgraham Wrote:  This is the one I used: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfQIYLSKGwI

Nice and simple thanks.
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07-12-2016, 01:58 PM
Post: #26
RE: My Syncro Bus
My bus has a de-coupler toggle. I've never tried to see if it actuates.

Does it de-couple the drive at the rear or front diff ?
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08-10-2016, 12:54 PM
Post: #27
RE: My Syncro Bus
Finally we got to do our first trip. Six days in the mountains in the Klein Karoo. Still had some known niggles with the engine, but it never let us down. Going to Frans next week for some TLC. Never the less, a most enjoyable trip.


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08-24-2016, 10:19 AM
Post: #28
RE: My Syncro Bus
This is where we are. Found all the parts to convert the 2.6 back to original, with steel fuel rail, OEM ignition etc. Its going to cost, but its worth it, knowing my bus will be sorted and I can just go ride. Just had enough with issues on aftermarket components.


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08-26-2016, 11:56 AM
Post: #29
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(08-24-2016 10:19 AM)Gerard W Wrote:  This is where we are. Found all the parts to convert the 2.6 back to original, with steel fuel rail, OEM ignition etc. Its going to cost, but its worth it, knowing my bus will be sorted and I can just go ride. Just had enough with issues on aftermarket components.

Good !! Get rid of all the aftermarket stuff ,dig deep in your pocket and drive with confidence !! Wink
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09-15-2016, 11:07 AM
Post: #30
RE: My Syncro Bus
Update. Frans was not happy with the specs of the crank in the bus and has spent the last tree weeks or so finding one with which he is happy.

At last we have and now the bus can go back together.

I've seriously missed it and can't wait.
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