Categories: Our Hacks | Aesthetic | Body | Conversion | Electrical | Engine | Extended | Flooring | Food Truck | Interior | Mechanical


This adventure van was used to travel across the world. The couple who owns this van apparently traveled across Africa, the US, and Canada. Seen here in Zion National Park, this heavily customized Vanagon Syncro is a dream for Vanagon enthusiasts. The most noticeable hack is obvious the large side window in the sliding door. We have seen this side window hack before, but never on the door.

This Vanagon appears to have some kind of round vent at the rear of the van. With its high top, custom roof racks, rear hatch racks and bumpers, this Syncro is ready for anything you can throw at it. I wish we could see some interior pics. Click through to see a large world map mural on the other side of the van.



If you read this blog often, you know we just installed 3 US12220 battery equivalents in our van. We couldn’t get the actual UB12220, but we installed PowerSonic batteries in the same formation. The Samba member, westyventures, did one better by installing 4 batteries, and his installation looks great. Click through for more.


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


Can you believe they even use Vanagon’s as a hearse? The original post says this is a “VW T3 Transporter hearse, in the Bulli Museum in Hessisch Oldendorf.” We’ve seen the side window hack before, but this one looks much more intense. Click through to see more examples of the Vanagon Hearse.


Feb 13, 2007 | Category:


We’ve done a lot to our Vanagon so far. There was a lot of cleanup and changing of bulbs but here’s a little list of things we’ve accomplished so far. We wanted the van to retain a stock look and feel, but we’ve added a lot of goodies and accessories.

Our list of mods, fixes, and hacks, follows below, but you can also check out the category, @Our Hacks from the right menu at anytime.


Our most popular hacks and mods (Best mods for the Vanagon)


Other Mods, Fixes, Hacks

  • New Tint and alarm
  • Replaced Steering wheel
  • Fixed steering wheel noise
  • Installed sliding door molding
  • Fixed power locks
  • Fixed Table height
  • Replaced all bulbs and dome lights
  • Painted hub cabs
  • Installed rear wiper cleaning fluid cap
  • Installed and fabricated new carpet from Walmart ($22) – Hack
  • Steam cleaned interior, twice
  • Fixed map light and lighter
  • Added front Bra
  • Fixed A/C housing on ceiling
  • Fixed triangle window on driver’s side
  • Bought new jack storage bag from GoWesty
  • Fixed Shifter lights
  • Fixed Dash lights
  • Installed new Bilstein Shocks
  • Removed lowering springs and installed stock springs
  • Remove rear heater for storage
  • Installed 2nd battery kit from Go Westy – Hack
  • Rebuilt Transmission and differential
  • Ordered new Keys
  • Replaced rear middle headrest
  • Fixed gas tank seal to repair leaky gas tank
  • Installed new larger wipers from Go Westy
  • New wiper caps
  • Installed headlight kit from Go Westy
  • Repaird cigarette Lighter Light
  • Installed new Sony Stereo
  • Fixed Power Steering Pump Leak
  • Fixed Oil leak through plug
  • New thermostat and fan switch
  • New radiator
  • Big Brake Kit
  • Installed 1100 watt inverter
  • Re-sealed driver’s and passenger’s windows
  • Engine Compartment reseal
  • Installed battery charging system under seat to charge both batteries – Hack


To Do…

  • Paint
  • Customize a console
  • Install new carpet kit



Copyright © 2007 - 2023 by

Categories: @Our Hacks | Aesthetic | Body | Conversion | Electrical | Engine | Extended | Flooring | Food Truck | Interior | Mechanical

Volkswagen Vanagon, Westfalia, Westy, Transporter, , Doka, T25, T3, Camper, Syncro, Microbus, Caravelle, Custom Vanagon Modifications, Automotive Parts