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Many Vanagon owners install roof racks on their ride to help carry extra equipment. Some owners go for the simple approach, while others go for large baskets and boxes. Pictured here is a large ARB rack with high jack attached. What is your roof rack choice? Click through for several examples.



The Pinzgauer is a high-mobility all-terrain military vehicle that comes in 4WD and 6WD flavors. These vehicles are for people with extreme adventure needs. The Pinzgauer is not a camper, but some people have decided to “camperize” their Pinzgauer. This guy figured out a way to fuse his Vanagon onto his Pinz. Not bad! Click through to see another pop-top Pinzgauer.


This 1991 double cab Syncro is currently for sale on Gumtree. She looks to be fully restored with new paint and interior carpet. She features an upstairs tent and rear canopy over the truck bed.


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!


Apr 19, 2021 | Category: Other People's Hacks

The title says it all on this one. This German pop top is completely checkered throughout. The paint, floor, upholstery and drapes sport the same design.


I don’t know why I like this van, but I do. The gold paint job stands out because there are no rear windows. I also like the wheels on this van. They look like they should be on a 1980’s Chevy van instead of a Vanagon, but somehow it works. This early 1980’s Vanagon is clean and ready to go. I call her, Goldie.


I love when someone goes the extra step and adds details to their Vanagon like a custom painted dash. This owner decided on a royal blue, and he put it everywhere. I like the dash in particular, but click through to see a video of the whole van. He even has blue door panels.



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.



Who knew Porsche actually built a custom Vanagon? According to Car Build Index, Porsche customized a few of these rare 1985 VW Porsche B32s as support vehicles for the Paris to Dakar Rally. These rare Vanagons were 3.2 liter flat 6 cylinder vans. You have to see the interior of this van. Click through for more.



One of the favorite themes of Vanagon owners is the famous Scooby Doo Mystery Machine. We’ve seen a lot of Mystery Machines, and a several food trucks, but this is the first high top Mystery Machine themed food truck we’ve seen. Click through to see more of this gorgeous van. Whoever owns this van has taken the first class route with special attention to details.



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