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File this one under more Vanagon gauge placement ideas. This owner decided to put a couple of gauges in the A/C duct. What a perfect place to have them available, but out of the way. One thing is for sure, these gauges will never overheat.



We all want to add more gauges to our Vanagons but where do we mount them? There are a ton of ideas out there and here are just a few. Replacing the ash tray with a cluster is very popular, but there are many more options. Click through to see a few more.

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Is this the best Vanagon build ever? It certainly could be. There is so much to say about this Vanagon we could literally build an entire website around it. Luckily, someone already has. This is a fantastic build with so many mods and hacks it’s ridiculous. Just look at the picture above and admire the multitude of accessories, new bumpers, storage, etc., etc. The paint is new and she’s ready for the road. Click through to see the interior.

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Many Vanagon owners make their own door panels for their vans. We have featured several of them here. If you’re not one who wants to work at it, you can purchase after market door panels for the Vanagon. Check out They have a variety of solutions for Vanagons.

Here is another source for custom made sliding door screens for your vanagon. This one is red, but they have several colors to choose from. Check them out at

The folds at Texas Vanagons really know how to build high quality Vanagon cabinets. Check out this custom build. It matches the original cabinets and includes a fold out table. This would be perfect for Weekenders and Westys. Check out for more info on this build.

Vanagon owners find all kinds of ways to create storage areas on the Vanagon. As you can see, this owner mounted a toolbox on the front bumper. This provides lots of room for tools that are out of the way until you need it. This will put some weight up front, but the Vanagon should be able to handle it.


This 1984 VW truck looks like it started as a Vanagon. The middle of the van has been removed with the rear vent pushed up against the front. The rear of the Vanagon has been removed to turn this into a truck of sorts. The seller is seeking $4800 for this unique vehicle.

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This Syncro panel van looks plain, but has a lot going on. For starters, it has a lift kit installed and it looks great. The 16″ wheels and tires give it a solid ride. The owner says no expense has been spared and this one looks to be a full restore. I like the South African grill and the rear tire mount with extra fuel. Click through for more.

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This is a nice homemade Vanagon center console with cup holders and storage. If you want the job done right do it yourself. You can see how this Vanagon owner planned out the build and made it happen by visiting Vanagon Geek.


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