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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.


This 1982 Westy has quite a bit of character. It is listed for sale at $14,900. While that might seem like a lot, Vanagon’s are a pretty hot commodity these days. The interior looks eclectic, but the palm tree carpet caught my eye. How would you like to live in this van full time?



This 1983 custom high top with custom racks is currently listed on This Westy camper has solar panels on the roof and lots of room inside. She has two dash mounted fans to keep the interior cool while camping. Click through for more.


Those who install solar on their vans or campers know it is often difficult to get the wires into the vehicle. This Vanagon owner routed the wires from his single solar panel through the rear vent. Not a bad idea.

This hack comes courtesy of Rocky Mountain Westy who created aluminum window replacements for a client. These are not inserts that go behind the glass. These inserts replace the stock windows and fit perfectly into the factory seal. They are unfinished so you can paint to match your van. Very cool! Head on over to Rocky Mountain Westy to purchase these. They sell for $98.95 each.

This is a very cool implementation of the Tuff Stuff Ranger Overland Rooftop tent. The guys at TexasVanagons have a detailed walkthrough of how this tent was fitted to a Vanagon and it’s worth a look. They used some Yakima 1A Raingutter Towers with spacers and the build looks fantastic. Click through for another pic, then head over to the source link to see how they did it.


This 1989 Syncro caught my eye. The rear bike storage looks to be custom. Instead of the bike racks you normally see on the rear hatch, this bike seems to be resting on a bar that comes out of a rear hitch as well as a swing arm on the back. Anyone know what this is?


This salvaged Vanagon if for sale in Honolulu although there is no date on the listing. There is a lot to love about this build even though it appears to be salvaged. The theme of this van is white! Everything is white. Even the wipers and antenna are white. But she has some extras too. Check out the front protection and the LED light strip up top. Click through to see more.


May 21, 2018 | Category: Interior, Other People's Hacks


This hack comes courtesy of user Hingis at The Samba. He replaced the ash tray on his 1989 Vanagon and replaced it with an in-dash GPS unit. Nice job. Now, who wants to see an in-dash iPad mini? Coming soon by VHacks.


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