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Doka Engine Compartment Lid
08-15-2011, 07:38 PM
Post: #11
Re: Doka Engine Compartment Lid
the early ones had 3 sets of airvents on both sides for the aircooled engines then the ones like ours came out with only one set
i know my doka is a 84
i wish vw could give us some numbers on how many buses were sold and which types, ill phone my friend at customer care tomorrow to try get something

2.6i Syncro Doka 1984
2.5i SSA PlayBus Syncro 1989
2.5i Factory 5 Cylinder Syncro 1991
2.0i Cox Camper Syncro 1989
2.0i Big Window Syncro 1992
2.6i 2WD Doka 1986
1.9TDI Golf Syncro 1991

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08-15-2011, 07:42 PM
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Production numbers would be in the Auto Data Digest dating back to that period. I know someone who has some old ones, but whether the VW Transporters are in there or a seperate commercial digest I would have to check up on.
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08-15-2011, 07:45 PM
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loving the avatar need to update mine

2.6i Syncro Doka 1984
2.5i SSA PlayBus Syncro 1989
2.5i Factory 5 Cylinder Syncro 1991
2.0i Cox Camper Syncro 1989
2.0i Big Window Syncro 1992
2.6i 2WD Doka 1986
1.9TDI Golf Syncro 1991

"If you dont think syncro's are cool, then you better check your pulse"
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08-16-2011, 07:19 PM
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My Dokas is a 1984 model factory w/c
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08-16-2011, 09:00 PM
Post: #15
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So does anybody know why some had steel covers (but are they OEM?) and why others had wood covers and wood strips on the loadbed floor? Mine is an '86 with wood cover and wood strips.
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08-16-2011, 09:05 PM
Post: #16
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I know mine was one of the ones Bought by Siemens SA as all the Siemens ones had plates pop rivited on the inside of the drop gates which I removed and was told by A german Guy whos son used to work for Siemens

The steel plate has a reinforcing inner Ring under neath

This makes me think where is mine ? still by the first panel guy :evil: as I have not actually seen it
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08-16-2011, 09:25 PM
Post: #17
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I think the steel re-inforcing ring was probably more of a re-inforcement for the wood covers, but it also contained the noise insulation material which cracked up and fell out eventually

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08-16-2011, 09:29 PM
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That is the one and as you say the insulation were most probably in the center
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08-17-2011, 06:36 PM
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Turns out that mine has gone for a walk between the panel beater and the sandblaster :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
i am seriously peeeeed of :evil:
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08-17-2011, 10:06 PM
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Re: Doka Engine Compartment Lid
Interesting to see the wood lid with a reinforcing ring. I've owned a few Dokas and have not seen one of those. Presently, I have:

1989 Syncro 16" Doka (1st sold in Belgium)
1985 Syncro Doka (1st sold in Germany)
1986 2wd Doka (1st sold in Canada)

Previously own others were 1st sold in Canada & Germany. Plus I owned a T25 Singlecab.

Every single one had an ash plywood top engine cover held by four screws. One had the full matching wood in the entire load bed including the side and rear gates. All had the wood strips. As far as I know, these was how they were originally delivered.

I have seen a number of Dokas, mostly from Sweden, which had full aluminium cladding instead of wood. The engine covers were of matching diamond plate. It's my understanding that was an extra cost option. As you might already know, most Dokas sold in Sweden with equipment to make them more like plush SUV's to avoid taxes levied on commercial & utility vehicles. (note: same reason why a few PTO's were delivered in Syncros there.)

VW never sold the T3 Dokas in the US. We have no choice but to do private imports.
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