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Check out this custom console for the Vanagon cockpit. It is full of gauges, switches, and lights, and is perfect for the Vanagon enthusiast. Although the picture is cut off, it looks like the console contains a cup holder at the bottom. One of the downsides of this kind of console is it limits the ability to mount the Vanagon from the side door, but it sure looks cool.


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This stock looking 1981 VW T25 has a custom interior that feels like home. The best part is, the van is apparently for sale. It has a second battery and a new heater as well as a 2014 engine. What I like about is the custom cabinets and the homey feel of the interior. The cushions, carpet, rug, and poster, just give this van a great feel. Check it out, then click through for more pics.



If you want to give your rear bed an interesting cover check out Wet Okole. Their covers are solid and provide interest to your interior. They also make very popular seat covers!

Jun 03, 2021 | Category: Interior, Other People's Hacks


We have seen so many different flooring options for the Vanagon including tile, wood, carpet, rubber, and more. This is the first time I’ve seen an area rug covering the entire back area. Unfortunately, the original owner of this van no longer has their website up so we can’t see more pics. If you look closely they have some kind of large center console going on and the standard fire extinguisher placement.



This 1990 Vanagon Turbo Diesel is currently for sale for $21,000. It looks like a pretty nice van, but a look inside reveals serious thought in the dash board. If you look closely at these pictures, someone has fabricated a new cluster hood by combining 2 existing hoods so they could move the stereo. In place of the existing stereo they installed some rocker switches. Very slick!



What happens when you purchase an old van and someone has pimped it? You Unpimp your ride. These guys turned their pimped Vanagon into a project and documented their progress. The pimped version is worth remembering however. Someone went through a lot of trouble to customize this interior.



I love when Vanagon owners figure out a way to customize their vans. This Vanagon owner took some scrap wood and material and created a very nice center console. The console holds his coffee and provides a step for his dog who wants to look out the front window. He says he still intends to add some usb charging ports. Nice job!




How’s this stainless steel custom Vanagon kitchen? Samba user wildenbeast says it was custom made with oak and stainless steel. He has a propex heater in the bottom box and cork flooring. Click through to get a better shot of his stovetop.



All Vanagons in the US come with the same stock steering wheel. When my steering wheel was loose, I ordered a stock replacement on eBay and replaced it. Many Vanagon owners want something better than the stock wheel however. There aren’t many turnkey solutions out there except the South African wheel. When Volkswagen stopped manufacturing the Vanagon in Germany in 1992, production was moved to South Africa. The South African vana leather steering wheel pictured above. If you’ve got a spare $430 you can pick one up from Van Cafe. GoWesty used to sell them too, but they appear to be out of stock. If you’re game you can adapt a variety of steering wheels for use in your van. Click through to see a few examples.



This nice hack provides an accessory plug in the side passenger air vent. The guy who made this mod wanted to run exterior lights for his awning without tripping over wires. It is on the ceiling so it’s out of the way and does the job just right. He doesn’t say how he made it, but click through for another pic.


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