This vehicle was our 2003 project. We imported this
vehicle from Germany in April of 2003 and turned it into the ultimate
From the factory this camper had a pretty impressive list
Westfalia camper cold weather camping interior.
Same layout as the North America Westfalia plus you get fully
insulated walls, double pane windows and a gasoline powered
thermostatically controlled furnace.
Auto lighting refrigerator - this was not found on
North American campers until the early 90s.
Removable storage bin behind the passenger seat
High top roof with storage over the cab of the
vehicle. Much quieter than North American Westfalia and no need
to worry about getting wet in the rain!
Locking differentials - front and rear
Before I bought it, the owners spent some time in Finland
and Norway and they did some nice modifications to it including:
When we brought it to Canada we immediately started to
make a good thing better:
Wrap around front bull bar.
Lift Kit for 52cm between the fender and
the center of the wheel (stock is 47cm)
Hankook RF-04 215/85R16 tires mounted on original
Syncro 16 wheels
+25mm trailing arms
Old Man Emu
adjustable rear shocks
rear bush bumper
spare tire carrier
The now discontinued Fast Forward cross
Gary Lee rear rack that holds a 20L fuel can, full
pioneer kit and 1.5m long aluminum bridges for getting unstuck and
over deactivated logging road entrances.
Sony MP3/CD player with remote so we can listed to
music in bed!
Icom 706MKII-G HF/VHF/UHF amateur
In 2003, 2004 and 2005 we went to
some incredible places including Yank's Peak and the North Arm of
Quesnel Lake which require a very capable four wheel drive to get
to. No problem for this van as we have a little over 14" of
ground clearance and increased suspension travel!
In 2005 we didn't do too much to
the van as we spent time on our TriStar, mods included:
If you have any questions or comments
about our Syncro Westfalia Joker, I would love to hear from you! Please
contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2006 we are installing a high
performance TDI engine at our
HasenWerk installation facility.
© 2003, 2004, 2005,
2006 by David Marshall