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bullet Merkman
04 Sep : 04:33PM
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I have a full set of double cab gates with latches
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Just starting to restore a 1963 VW double cab pickup and need the 3 drop gates for the bed. If you can help please e-mail. Thanks for everyone help in the past and the future
bullet hippieman88
19 Jun : 08:39AM
Hey everyone. I have a 97 lifted jeep wrangler for trade that has 14,000 invested in it. Been looking to get back into a westy since I sold my 76 reluctantly. Anyone interested pm me. I'll send pictures and all the details if interested. Thanks everyone!
bullet Bronge
04 May : 08:28PM
Westy, SUBARU ENGINE, AUTOMATIC transmission for sale. 1984, very good interior, exterior, and mechanical condition. We've had so much fun, and I'm not crawling back out of the rabbit hole, but I'm working on a bigger camper. Get in touch or Charlotte CL for more details. Asking $19500 obo.
bullet cenres
24 Apr : 01:57PM
I have 2 "Westys", same year, same color scheme, 1 full camper and a weekender.
I am selling the weekender for $6000

or use as downpayment on a VWsynchro-camper (4x4).

I originally bought the weekender for parts for my camper, but then it kept running so well after i gave it new cylinder heads, new steering fluid pump, shocks.....
bullet Elmer
10 Apr : 08:05AM
Vanagon engine, 1.9, wasserboxer for sale with components, AC comp, PS Pump, Electrical, Alternator, starter, all pulled from my 1984 Westy

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Wed Dec 24 2014, 12:33PM

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You are 'da Van Man !

We are dying to know what the final bill was

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It looks like a super fine job, bet it runs great. What is the story on the engine, what year and did it have any miles on it? In other words, what year was the donor. I'm jelous now. Did they do anything to the transmission, or leave it stock?

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Congratulations best of luck! Got mine in 2010 a 2007 impreza engine with 18000 miles.has all the power you need just step on the gas and it moves. More power than my Toyota tacoma .

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It's a 2011 Impreza and my automatic wasn't changed.
Torque 170 @ 4000, HP 170 @ 6000. Can't really describe the feeling when you barely push on the petal. I'm going to change the final ratio "taller" to have lower revs at speeds for better mileage too. As is I got 18 mpg coming back from Florida. Following some slowpoke only going 70 you just give it the petal and ZOOOOMMM 80 then ease off again. Such fun!!
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Don't forget to to upgrade the brakes.
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Thu Jan 01 2015, 02:23PM

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i kinda like my all vw one (hope this does not start something hehe )its a 2.0 aba with a 1.8 gti head with a little work to it when i did a rebuild will push the camper down the road really good. but yes i agree with snoopy you need to upgrade the brakes i did that to my hardtop after that motor swap what a difference in stopping but that one was in a wreck last year and the front nose was pushed to the right.
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