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Re: Shed

Postby marlinowner » 07 Feb 2014, 18:04

I am thinking about getting a syncro as my van is on its last legs. Oil pressure is really low, loads of dents, scrapes, seam rot etc, although remarkably reliable, probably because its used every day. We live up a hill in the Scottish Borders and most winters a 4x4 would be handy, this year being an exception!
I saw the advert for this van and was interested because Inverness is a reasonable distance, unlike the South of England, however for some reason I didn't like the look of it, not keen on all the plastic bits that could have anything behind them.

Anyway, does anyone have knowledge/views on another ebay van?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390762247269

I like the faded paint, means it hasn't been tarted up recently, and the engine compartment looks pretty rust free. Maybe budget £1000 if the VC/diff's need refurb?
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Re: Shed

Postby lloydy » 07 Feb 2014, 18:36

Depends on your budget, but peninsularkids syncro high top is for sale and is in very good nick.
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Re: Shed

Postby jed the spread » 07 Feb 2014, 18:39

lloydy wrote:Depends on your budget, but peninsularkids syncro high top is for sale and is in very good nick.


I still cant believe Richards van hasn't sold :?

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Re: Shed

Postby marlinowner » 07 Feb 2014, 19:06

It would be really pushing my budget...
Would really prefer a tintop or poptop as it would usually be in car mode and its pretty windy up here...
Am interested in a Multivan/Caravelle because the interior of my van is the best bit, similar units to Westy/Reimo, it would be nice to keep them, partly for sentimental reasons.
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Re: Shed

Postby JJJackson » 11 Feb 2014, 19:06

The she'd is back on the bay resisted again.
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Re: Shed

Postby tforturton » 12 Feb 2014, 16:30

So who's selling it? If it's the same guy, then it looks like perhaps Arlette got her money back, or at least some of it.
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Re: Shed

Postby Syncrobaz » 12 Feb 2014, 17:46

Why doesn't someone put the poor thing out of it's misery !!!!???? :wink:
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Re: Shed

Postby hugomonkey » 12 Feb 2014, 18:23

Syncrobaz wrote:Why doesn't someone put the poor thing out of it's misery !!!!???? :wink:

im ready :twisted:
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Re: Shed

Postby Arlette » 18 Feb 2014, 18:46

Hi Folks, Here's what's up with that piece of metal, on my side of the fence: basically, I was hoping and expecting to hand that van over to someone as a project and nothing more. I let it go at my sister's request and she sold it for £700. I took £130 to give to a charity fund and left the rest with her. The buyer paid Ian McGil to deliver. A week or so later, early Jan, Ian sent me the link to an ebay advert. I called him up, in a fierce mood I'm afraid, telling him to get the ad off ebay, and suggested that VOSA get involved again. I also offered him his money back (which now would have been at a loss to myself) as it turned out he had been unaware of the full extent of the work needing on the van. He then made an effort to straighten things out with the van in a way, that I would say was pretty genuine, and wrote later to confirm he'd done extensive welding, and left it a two wheel drive (because engine and bracket don't match) and was getting it bone fide MOT. Anyone looking at this vehicle should do what I did not, bring a proper mechanic, and possibly also get a VOSA.
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Re: Shed

Postby caravelledriver » 20 Feb 2014, 18:38

its amazing what a little searching does found this via google as i was intreasted in the syncro before xmas it was on gumtree at a think 5500 i contacted the seller who suddenly pulled the advert no reply so next late january i find the syncro on ebay question / answers back n forth no mention of anything wrote from above posts he wants 4500 cash no less for it but considering he paid 700 and the problems it has really still a ripoff
im so glade for this community as its just saved me a lot of hassle/cash
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Re: Shed

Postby Syncrobaz » 20 Feb 2014, 19:40

Looks like you had a lucky escape !! :D
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Re: Shed

Postby t25driver » 20 Feb 2014, 20:44

buyer beware
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Re: Shed

Postby caravelledriver » 21 Feb 2014, 08:20

quote" from seller "its had a vosa inspection and two mot inspections passed with flying colours .

there was NO rot what so ever needed two 10p size holes welded near wheel arches, van is great" end quote.

currently for sale for £5995 on fleabay
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Re: Shed

Postby mcgill5 » 04 Apr 2014, 19:35

50 p size holes????? i got my full hand in the holes above the jacking points, it had a body kit over it but even though you could see it from underneath on a ramp... the MOT guy failed to notice it! it had the past 3 MOTs done by same garage by same MOT guy but was never failed or advised!
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Re: Shed

Postby t25driver » 04 Apr 2014, 19:40

wonder if it sold
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