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Vanagon owners love additional gauges, and we all have different ideas about where they should go. We’ve posted a few Vanagon gauge placement ideas before, but here is another one. These gauges are angled, and look pretty good from the driver’s seat, but click through to see how they look from above. You may not like it.




This 1987 Transporter was for sale recently in Germany. It’s an average van with an interesting paint job, and it says “Catch the Wave” on the roof. I have no idea what that means, but it’s an interesting van none the less. The interior is different than the standard Westys we’re accustomed to in the states. You won’t find the rear closet in this van. Click through to see more of this van.


This ashtray mounted volt meter, USB port, and level looks pretty slick. We have seen other ashtray mods, but this one adds a level. Very handy for those who may living in their vans. It’s another ingenious product by uniWerks Design. You can purchase these in brown or black, and any combination of power ports, volt meter, and level. Check out uniWerks Design for more info.


Here is an interesting product I found in Australia. It’s a set of cup holders that hook into the Vanagon ash tray. It’s not hard to figure this one out, so I’m surprised I haven’t seen it before. There are a couple more pictures after the jump.


For those who are looking for a way to mount a stereo that may not fit in the dashboard, this might be an option for you. If you click through to see the second picture, you will see there are air vents in the place where the Vanagon stereo usually resides. Although this mount looks stock, it can be easily fabricated to fit your van. It could also be used to mount a CB radio.


Oct 08, 2020 | Category: Other People's Hacks


These headlight guards fit Vanagons from 1979 to 1991. You can find them on eBay’s UK site for £38.50. If you’ve got a Syncro that you routinely take into the wilderness, these may save your headlights. Click through for another pic.


This 1987 VW Westy is listed for sale on The description describes the interior as “one-of-a-kind custom ‘TECA’ interior.” It goes on to say the “hard to find TECA interior is highly sought-after because it gives an extra seat and TONS more closet space.” You can decide for yourself how highly sought-after this interior would be, but the closet space does look good. Click through for more pictures.



I know nothing about this interior or who create it, but it is possibly the nicest interior I’ve ever seen. I ran across this one on Pinterest and I would love more pics. If you know where this was taken please contact us immediately.


Check out this custom leather covered dash with center console. The console is wide, and features VW Golf III instruments. It also has extra VDO gauges along the right side. The Momo gear shifter and steering wheel make the cockpit look modern.



This custom Vanagon window storage box looks like a great idea. Transporter Werks in North Carolina has the box listed on their website as pre-order. Unfortunately, the page on their website that features it is down at the moment. Look for it in the future here.

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