T2 Syncro- The Holy Bayle

Discussion in 'Type 2 History' started by BayWatcher, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. A 2wd stock bay will get suprisingly far offroad. We used to camp at Castlerigg Farm in Keswick and were always put at the top of the muddy hill to keep us out of the way. The bays would always make it to the top of the hill but all the T4s got stuck and some of the T3s had problems too. 50/50 weight distribution isn't much use offroad with only 2wd.

    The blue bay in this video is 2wd with just bigger tyres and apparently it made it everywhere the T3 syncro did.


    The shasta show trip the splitscreen bus guys do every year proves how far your can get a bus too.

    The locking diff from a syncro can be retro fitted to a 2L 091 box pretty easily, though using a syncro centre section of the box makes it even easier as the boss for the diff lock actuator is already there. A locking diff would make a bay pretty capable off road, though being able to say you have a 4wd bay can't be beaten. ;)
    If i could find a solid double cab bay shell i'd be seriously tempted to build one with syncro running gear just for Marmites and giggles.
     
  2. Flakey

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    My pickup is disappointingly Marmitee off road, too light at the back :(
     
  3. G'day all. I have been busy getting a lot of little jobs squared away. because of the front wheel drive i had to relocate the brake booster mastercylinder along with the clutch master back onto the cross member where the lowlight mastercylinder was locate. VW in there cost cutting retained the crossmember when the mounted the bosster on to the beam. I simply made a reinforcment to strengthen the cut out member & added the clutch cylinder beside the booster. The Tailshaft for the rear diff is finally finished length wise assembly next week.

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    I made myself a linisher wirebrush combination. I had everything needed in the shed. This is the finish i get with it.
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  4. another part of the puzzle clap hand wiper using bmc wiper cable. Triump Stag LHD & RHD wiper blade assemblies lemgthened to suit the highe screen. I cut the drive section off the Lucas motor & adapted to a peugeot 307 motor with new triumph herald posts & worm cable.

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  5. This is the finished modified Mitsubishi magna CV joint it has the holden IRS diff out put spline spigotted & welded on by the tailshaft man, I ran the weld down on the linisher

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    Led tail lamps i will be putting them behind thee clear lens

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    I had these folded to mount the lights in

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    I screwed it on to mark it to remove the unwanted flange

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  6. G'day all. I started the buld onthe custom taillights today.



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  7. Nice find. Just need to brush up on my schoolboy german now. :p
     

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