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This yellow Vanagon was for sale a few years ago. The seller claims it was not registered until 1994. Given these vans were not made after 1990, that makes this pretty rare. It looks like an early 1980’s model, but I’m not sure on the exact year. It has 16″ Mercedes wheels, and a very large rag top sun roof. There is not much to the interior beyond a bed, but it does have leather seats.



Check out this VW Double Cab pickup with a custom shifter and housing. If you look closely, the housing is held on by a piece of tape but it still looks okay. Also of note is the compartment where the glove box usually goes. I’ve never seen that before so I don’t know if that was an original option or a custom job. It sure looks stock. Click through for a couple more shots.



Most people are satisfied with the stock Vanagon paint. Others like to spice things up with custom pearl paint, stripes, or two-tone paint jobs. But the more creative types like to go all out and there is no limit to the creativity and craziness that the Vanagon’s inspire. Hats off to the crazy one’s whose creativity runs wild.


This 1986 double cab Syncro utility truck has been completely redone. It is located in NJ and is listed on The owner advertises it as having two lockers. One is obviously up top and there is also a lower locker. Click through for more pictures.


Jul 05, 2018 | Category: Body, Other People's Hacks

What do you carry on your Vanagon roof? This Vanagon owner decided to use most of the roof for all sorts of things. In addition to a Yakima Rocket Box, he carries a bike, solar panel, and other cargo. Way to make the most of the rooftop for storage


You know you have to use every inch of space for storage when you own a Vanagon. This guy has a very, very long rowing boat on the top of his van.


Jun 28, 2018 | Category: Uncategorized

Okay, I don’t have much information on this build, but it’s another stretch Vanagon. Although this is not an original idea, it’s always fun to see someone making a stretch Vanagon. Do you remember the Vanalong or the Vanagon Limo? This one appears to be a work in progress and could use a coat of paint, but it still looks great.


When you drive a Vanagon, you find all sorts of places for storage. The Samba user, Alaric.H, likes the rear hatch for storage. What a great idea! It could be taken to a new level if someone would create sliding doors to hide the gear.

Some of the most interesting hacks we’ve seen have come from the Shooftie blog and this one is no different. How would you like some 2015 Dodge Caravan seats in your Vanagon? The installation required custom aluminum rails so the stock seat sliders could be used. Very nice. Click through for more.



Vanagon owners love to customize the interior of their ride with little trinkets, or gadgets, but this Vanagon was completely redone with new cabinets. The Samba user, Wolfphotos, says his van was already tricked out when he bought it, but he’s posting pics anyway. The cherry veneer interior looks great, and has a lot of room for storage. We’ve seen so many custom interiors we may have to create a separate category for them on the site.


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