83.5 Westy 2.5L Subie Conversion Automatic Price: 28000 obo
Super difficult parting with this van. We have come a long way together! I bought the van planning on doing the engine conversion, but had to do it faster than originally expected. The original engine ran but was really prone to over heating. Learned to burp the cooling system from this site on the first day I had it!
There had been a lot of defered maintenance. So anyone who knows these vans knows what it takes, and of course most of those dollars are unrecoverable. That being said I have a solid $50k in this van in just engine, paint, transmission, wheels, a/c, etc. Not counting maintenance. Hard to believe even for me but I sat here totaling up receipts this morning.
Last long trip was from Alamosa CO to TN, AL, and return. Zero issues, ran strong and great the whole time. Last April we had a vehicle run a stop sign on us, and I T'ed into them. I was only going 25 mph so though it needed body work it wasn't too bad. AllPro in Eugene, OR did the work. She looks really good. I had an outside appraisal done before the accident and the van was valued at 37k, she looks much better now and I have made a couple of upgrades.
So zero rust, and running wonderfully mechanically. The transmission has the freeway flier r&p and a limited slip which works wonderfully well in foul weather with the rear engine .
I have receipts from just about everything I have ever done.
I will list out upgrades below. If you are looking for a solid automatic trans vanagon, this is it. Still to be done is the upholstery in the back.
The chasis has more than 200k on it I am sure, odo didn't work when I got it, replaced with a good used working one. The subie engine had about 100k on it when it went in and I have put about 30k on it since then. I did the headgaskets, timing belt, water pump, etc, so this engine should be good and without issue for another 100k. I use an app for tracking and it seems like I can download all of that exact info. Current odometer ready 128494.
Upgrade list below.
Part Total Cost
Center Console http://www.vanagonlife.com/theshop/locking-steel-center-console 782.22
Heater core http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3752&category_id=&category_parent_id= 89.95
Heater core valve http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=3311&category_id=3752&category_parent_id= 59.95
Subaru 2.5L Motor Install Rocky Mountain Westy/ Self Install and then the engine threw a bearing in June 2014, $6500 the first $4000 the second in Twin Falls Idaho 11700
Fantastic Fan http://www.amazon.com/Fan-Tastic-Vent-5000RBT-Reverse-Thermostat/dp/B000BRF3VS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381791149&sr=8-1&keywords=fantastic+fan 150
Vision Kit http://www.busdepot.com/visionkit1 99.95
rear door seal!!! http://www.busdepot.com/255829193 74.95
Drivers Side Mirror The Go westy mirrors still flopped, so went with the power units without power installed from a guy in Portland 139.95
Passenger Side Mirror http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2240&category_id=&category_parent_id= 139.95
3rd brake light http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23669&category_id=&category_parent_id= 29.95
Circuit Breaker http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2411&category_id=&category_parent_id= 19.95
drain cap 5.95
Radiator Baffles http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23975 39.95
Aux Battery Go Westy $200
Complete Inlet Kit http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23582 114
Car Stereo/ Stereo Speakers Install Wal Mart 250
Awning Van Cafe 435
Stove Knob http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23418&category_id=&category_parent_id= 9.95
big brakes, plus rancho suspension http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=23870 1825
ignition switch 12
BF Goodrich Tires and Mercedes Wheels 1200
Front windshield seal $50.00
Front Windshield $120.00
Complete Suspension Bushings T3 Techniques, Front/ Rear Bushings, Steering Rack, rear springs pad, new german ball Joints $2,114.54
Rear Brakes, Lines, pads No Name Garage $249.50
Bumpers/ hitch http://www.rockymountainwesty.com/Vanagon_Twin_Peaks_Rear_Bumper_p/rmw-tp02.htm 599
Scwhenk Springs 500
Propex Heater/ Battery/Quiet Muffler/Airbox rocky mountain westy 2532
Small car air conditioner 6000
Peloquin transmission LSD Country Home Campers 6474
AllPro Body and Paint SA Grill, RMW front bumper, bull bar, paint $10,340.00
Blazecut Small Car $258.55
RMW Steel shortened oil pan intsalled $529.99
Upgraded fuel tank and new lines $1,243.00
Gauges and Pods T# Techniques $150.00
Town and Country Seats Small Car $595.00
Pop tent and installation Small Car $1,150.00
Lift assist struts $95.00
I will add some additional pictures over the next few days. This van has an instagram account, glad to hand that over too, you can check out more on Overland Betty at Instagram. As my luck would have it the a/c stopped working on the 14th. It was the compressor, so need to replace the condensor, dryer, and orifice. Not the end of the world, but I reduced the price accordingly.