This read truck looks like a stock double cab Vanagon, but looks can be deceiving. We’ve seen this beauty before, but I just ran across more high quality photos from VW Vortex that are worth a second look. This first rate Vanagon to truck conversion would make every Vanagon fan drool. Click through for many more pictures.

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Wouldn’t it be fun to drive a Vanagon with wood paneling? I ran across this early 1980’s Vanagon that was apparently for rent. The picture was originally found at Valley Westys Vw Camper Rentals, but they no longer have it on their website. The wood grain paint job is interesting to say the least but this guy doesn’t stop there. Check out the incredibly small side view mirror and roof rack.


This 1990 Syncro has clean as a whistle. This Vanagon has had three owners and is still clean. A 1.8T engine (by Audi) has been installed giving it 30 more horsepower than the stock Volkswagen engine. Add the South African 15” Wheels with 215/75R15 BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, Eurospec front brake kit, and a 2-inch lift kit and you’ve got yourself a beauty. Click through to see a few more photos.

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Sep 26, 2014 | Category: Other People's Hacks


I found this beast on The Samba. Forum user syncrolloyd sure knows how to build a custom camper. It appears to be an early 1980’s custom Synchro camper complete with high top camper, roof racks, side ladder, new wheels, black out tint, and spare tire rack. Click through to see more pictures of this custom Westy camper.

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The picture says it all on this one. I ran across this beauty on Pinterest. Would you take this gorgeous double cab Vanagon off-roading? I would be worried about scratching that paint job. This guy has several hacks including roll bars, fog lights, wheels, bumper-mounted winch, sun roof, and more.


Sep 18, 2014 | Category: Body, Other People's Hacks


The pictures say it all with this custom VW T3 Doka. Everything on this double-cab has been redone. It has a custom bed liner and that’s just the start. The interior has been completely re-upholstered including the seats and doors. This double-cab even has a custom console complete with meters, as well as a wooden steering wheel. Click through to see this beauty up close.

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Check out this 1980 Vanagon camper with custom cabinets. Andy Compton restored this VW and added his own touch. The baby blue exterior paint is matched with his navy blue interior. White cabinets and a blue stone counter top complete his Westy. Oh, Andy was apparently only 17 when he completed his restoration. Click through to see a few more pics.

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I ran across this video of a gorgeous restoration project. The before and after pics are just crazy! The custom upholstery and dash board make me want to duplicate this one. I also like the rearranging of the rear of the van. Trust me, this one is definitely worth watching. Click through for another pic and the video.

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This gorgeous orange Transporter has so many upgrades it’s hard to count them. The custom top, body kit, grill eyelid and wheels are just a few goodies to start. What about the custom side view mirrors? He has covered the rear windows and added some sort of vent to the sliding door. The clear turn signals and rain guards round out this orange beauty.



The guys over at Subagon sure know how to redo a Vanagon. This 1986 Syncro, called “The Giraffe,” has recently been redone and has a crazy list of upgrades. While planning the project, they intended to wrap the van in a skin print and call the van Giraffe. Halfway through they scrapped the skin idea, but kept the name. Click through to see the insane list of upgrades and more pics.

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There is a lot to say about this monster, but the sun visors are the most obvious. Where in the world did this guy get those? He has one visor on the top, and an clear orange visor on the bottom. And what about the exhaust pipes coming out of the side of the van? Those appear to be just for show. He has a spoiler on the back, a rotating orange (siren) light, as well as mounted fog lights, a custom body kit, and lowering springs. This guy has definitely hacked up his van and should be contributing his ideas to our blog!


Aug 24, 2014 | Category: Body, Other People's Hacks


What in the world is this? It looks like the Mystery Machine without the middle. Nice hack.


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