Hello and thanks for putting this together. We are Jennifer and Guillaume of @VanagonVentures.
We purchased a falling-apart 1987 Syncro GL last year with a pop-top conversion, an odometer stuck at 275,000 miles, a body riddled with rust and a 2.2 subie engine that had an oil drinking problem. The engine has since then been rebuilt (twice since the first seized at the shop) and is running strong. The van is now in Tijuana thanks to Shane of LiveTheVanLife for a full body rust repair, repaint and reupholstery.
Hopefully it won’t be too long until we can start traveling further and further with our reconditioned van!