1990 Vanagon GL Price: $11500
1990 Vanagon GL features 2.1l fuel injected engine, 4 speed transmission, power steering, rear window defrost and wiper, power heated mirrors, manual windows and door locks.
Repairs/updates I have made since purchase Sept. 30th 2017 to bring this Vanagon back to life for the next owner to enjoy.
New Throttle and Speedometer cables installed.
All new shift bushings, boots/seals and linkage parts replaced front to rear.
New/rebuilt front calipers.
New Brembo rotors, bearings, seals and brake pads.
New flexible brake lines and fluid flush.
New upper ball joints and upper control arm bushings.
New lower control arm bushings installed.
Notes: lower ball joints are tight and boots in good condition as are the boots on power steering rack.
Fresh Rebuilt 4speed transmission by German Transaxle of America in Bend OR March 2018.
New BG Ultra Guard Synthetic Gear Oil SAE 75w-90 at installation.
Replaced Rt. rear wheel cylinder and bleed system: rear brake shoes at 90%.
New flexible rear brake hoses and fluid flush.
New clutch slave cylinder installed at transmission and bled system.
New/Rebuilt Bosch starter and bushing installed.
Rebuilt 2.1l engine, wiring harness and ECU installed (see detailed build sheet below).
Engine has ~2000 mi on since rebuilding and 500mi service has been done.
New blue engine coolant flush and bled cooling system.
Topped off Power steering fluid.
New fuel filter installed.
New Windshield and seal installed after windowsill rust spots treated and painted.
New handmade central drink holder at dashboard and rear A/C delete panels.
New Gene Berg short shift kit and extension installed and adjusted.
Repaired driver's door lock mechanism.
Replaced passengers window winder handle
New center floor commercial carpet and rubber mats (front and rear).
New Antenna installed and attached to stereo.
Nearly new Toyo tires from LesSchwab on detailed Carat Alloy wheels - less than 10k mi (it's a 40k rated tire).
Brand new matching spare tire and rim (used).
Four wheel alignment by LesSchwab.
New/used trailer hitch, cleaned, painted and installed w/new hardware and 2" trailer ball.
Always V-Dub in Portland:
Resealed the fuel tank w/ all new rubber seals, gaskets and replaced broken vent hoses on top of gas tank.
Re-keyed slider door to match all other locks (one key works all).
Previous 10k miles:
New 12v Interstate battery.
New radiator and thermo switch.
New rear heater core, valve, hoses and connection fitting (under back seat).
New Bilstien shocks front and rear.
All four new German CV joints and boot kits installed.
New Fuel pump.
Things that don't work:
Power mirrors do not operate w/switch but can be positioned by hand. The power heated mirror part works great!
Engine top end rebuild includes 500mi service, ~2000 mi overall.
2.1l case cleaned and inspected.
New 94mm piston and cylinder set.
Rebuilt heads: bead blasted, inspected for cracks, exhaust studs replaced, new TRW exhaust valves, new exhaust and intake guides, full 3 angle valve grind. Work and assembly by Wilson's Machine in Beaverton OR.
New head gasket kits.
All new German lifters (8qty).
New push rod tubes and seals.
Stock rocker arm shaft assemblies w/ all new valve adjustment screws and nuts.
Stock push-rods cleaned, inspected and installed.
New Sachs clutch kit: pressure plate, disk, throughout bearing.
4 new engine mounts at "mustache bar".
4.5 qts Valvoline 20-50w oil and filter, 500 mi service done 10/20/17.
All new intake boots
All new fuel lines from Fuel pump back, including all on engine (reused OG heat shielding).
New injector seals.
Paint detailed engine parts
New oil cooler.
New spark plugs.
New oil pressure senders (front one disconnected due to it triggers the oil light - Ashley of Always V-Dub says this is very common and "that's the fix").
New front and rear main seals.
New aftermarket muffler - quiet.
New O2 Sensor - single wire.
New coolant hoses on the engine - partially replaced/original throughout the cooling system.
New coolant expansion tank, sensor and pressure cap.
New spark plug wires.
~5k miles on the following before previous engine failed:
New Water pump
New/rebuilt Bosch Alternator
New Bosch Hall sensor (electronic ignition module in the distributor).
New Bosch Coil
New Bosch cap and rotor.
New Air cleaner
New Catalytic Converter
New thermostat and thermostat housing assembly
Older S&S brand exhaust header is solid and functioning.
Clear Oregon title and DEQ certificate in hand.
Original Orly Blue metallic color, that to the best of my knowledge, appears not to have been in any major accidents. No panels repaired, accept for the front upper nose panel, which has been repainted at some point. There is NO seam or major rust anywhere to be found on the outside or the under side while I was working on it. The clear coat is fading, mainly on the roof. The nose panel is chipped. There are several small dents & door dings w/ one mid sized dent that appears to be from grazing a tree or parking lot pole just behind the drivers door. The original paint at this location is broken and has been touched up. Added a new front bra - it's not hiding any body or bumper damage, only the chipped paint.
Headliner is in great original condition - no tears. Front carpet and dash board are also in very good condition. Current am/fm/cd player works. I added new rear speakers and mounting brackets. All the A/C components have been removed from the van, less the in dash fan control (non-operating). Grey door panels are in good condition. I made a front drink holder / heat deflector, replacing the missing front plastic heat deflection panel: just in front of the shifter. New commercial low pile carpeting installed in the center cargo floor, covering the original insulation/sound deadening panels. This carpeting covers the center seat mounts, which can be cut to allow center seat installation (I'll leave that for you to decide). Rear Z-bed is in working order, does have a Silver dollar sized hole (lower right corner of the bottom seat cushion). I replaced the lower kick panel on rear Z-bed that was missing. The far back cushion is in good condition w/one small tear 1cm long. I cut to fit rubber mats for the front and cargo floors: easy to remove, wash and replace: great for our NW weather, kids, pets, etc. All the dash components work with the exception of the clock. I polished the exterior, touched up some chips in the paint, cleaned interior door jambs, head liner, door panels, dash, heater vents, etc.: overall detailed.
Two matching studded snow tires mounted on stock steel wheels, in excellent condition.
The matching middle row 2 person seat.
Stock lug wrench and jack are located under the driver's seat.
Extra coolant, 3 new oil filters, Bently manual and misc. items under the rear seat.
Yakima rack and Thule ski box (use for skis or fire wood and/or camp supplies).
New front bra - not hiding any body or bumper damage, just chipped paint.
Q: Why am I selling it? A: to help fund the next project.
$11,500 or best offer. Shipping and delivery are completely up to you. Pay for and drive it anywhere your heart desires.
Thank you for looking and reading the details I've done to make this a nice long term driver for you. All paperwork is in order and you're welcome to test drive, look it over and/or ask questions. You are welcome to have it inspected at a shop of your choice, please set up the appointment and make arrangements.
Please leave your contact information and best way to respond to you and I will do so asap. Also if you’d like pictures of anything related to this van, I’m happy to send them to you.
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If this ad is posted, the van is still available. Thank you for looking and reading the details to the work I've preformed or had done.