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Hello from Holland
05-05-2011, 06:29 PM
Post: #1
Hello from Holland
Hi,

My name is Daan and I'm from Holland.
Because the Syncroscene is a bit small in the Netherlands, I thought I might expand it a bit and have a look here.
For me the Syncro is not only a hobby but also a living.
I have a small shop where I modify,restore and convert Syncro's.
It's called TRAILBREAKER and if you like,you can visit the website and have a look.
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Ofcoarse I drive a syncro myself and also did a few thingies to it.
It's a 16inch caravelle ,former Finnish army,used for border control with Russia.
Some of the mods. I've done:
stands about 12cm taller due to Seikel sprngs,OME shocks,Burley upper control arms.
312mm vented/cross drilled front brakes and 300mm vented/cross drilled rear brakes.
A custom cage and bumpers and a few things more.

Take care,Daan.


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GRTZ,Daan.
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05-05-2011, 06:58 PM
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Re: Hello from Holland
Really nice!!

Love your van, i would love to have one like that!

We welcome you! this site isnt for only South Africans...just called syncrosa cause we based in South Africa Smile

We love have members from around the world. so as you said the community isnt large but spread the word to your mates Smile

Look forward to hearing from you.

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05-05-2011, 07:33 PM
Post: #3
Re: Hello from Holland
Welcome Daan!

That is quite a machine you have there. Very impressive.

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02-26-2015, 11:56 AM (This post was last modified: 02-26-2015 11:58 AM by EcLiPsE.)
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Hello from Holland
This bus is making me mad when looking at it. ;-)
I know that cage must add about 50-60kg to the bus but it really makes it look butch!
Other than two negatives i can think of(weight and hight) this cage can solve a couple of current problems im experiencing with my bus:
1. Awning - I want to modify my awning to clip on/off with a extra pair of tent poles so I can set up camp, leave with the bus and leave the camp as is.
2. Perfect roofrack for loading on long trips
3. Keeps branches & thorns from damaging the wipers and windscreen rubber
4. Sparewheel on current carrier is in our way when camping, this would create a lot more space.
5. added general protection

Daan, what would you change to make it better? Or are you 100% satisfied ?

What do you guys think of this cage idea?
I would like to do more research ons weight and proper mounting points...

Ps: your website is down Daan

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02-26-2015, 01:12 PM
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RE: Hello from Holland
Welcome and WOW it looks great.
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03-01-2015, 02:36 AM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2016 01:36 PM by syncromad.)
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RE: Hello from Holland
Guys;
I am not sure what is going on, on the site but a lot of old treads are being responded to all of a sudden. Also Xavier, Eclipse I can not download the pics (old issue when the site got moved previously apparently)
Can you guys re post the pics since I am now intrigued about the statement of maybe being able to unclip the awning.

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03-01-2015, 07:52 AM
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RE: Hello from Holland
Hi Gerrie
Just as intrigued as I was. Daan has a website "trailbreaker" which I used to view all the pics. Got some great ideas about rear brake callipers and a lot more.
hope it helps
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03-01-2015, 08:04 PM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2016 01:37 PM by syncromad.)
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Hello from Holland
Hi Gerrie

The idea of the "awning" is my own. Never seen anyone done this before.

Here is a few pictures of the Trailbreaker

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03-02-2015, 01:52 AM (This post was last modified: 01-05-2016 01:37 PM by syncromad.)
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RE: Hello from Holland
Looks COOL!!
Regarding your thoughts on the awning, I have been toying with something similar for my syncro because it is a highroof.
I am trying to think how to turn the awning into a selfstanding tent.
For my splitty I have a roof tent and I am looking into doing something along what these guys are doing in SA http://www.sputniksystems.co.za/. because the issue is always once you pitched camp you are stuck. This is not a problem if you are somewhere at a resort and you are going to be parked for a week but if you are at a game reserve / park and you want to go for a game drive you are stuck.
Anybody got any other bright ideas?
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01-05-2016, 12:52 PM
Post: #10
Hello from Holland
Gerrie

What you can do is, get a extra "channel with legs" from Campworld, this channel should then be modified slightly with clips to attach/de-tach it to your roof-rack... This should work flawlessly but i cannot talk of experience yet.
Cost is in the vicinity of about R700 for the channel incl four legs...

Ps: Daan, im still waiting for you to respond to questions?
Are you still on the forum?

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