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83 Vanagon w/ Bostig and tons of upgrades   Price: 15000 obo
Up for sale is my 1983 Vanagon which had undergone countless upgrades and has been the vehicle of both Adventurous and Debaucherous endeavors. I am living in CA now and am no longer able to register it due to the Bostig conversion ( so silly of a rule ).

The Bostig conversion was taken out of a wrecked van ( front end collision ) which was originally installed by Eions automotive near Seattle, WA. I transferred everything over myself. The motor has approx 80K on it. All new plugs, wires, water pump, pulleys, K&N air filter, cat, muffler and power steering pump installed at the time. I have put about 18K on it in two years.
New Radiator, fan and stainless steel coolant pipes installed. Front heater core replaced and blower motor. All valves and controls have been replaced or refurbished and operate perfectly.

The transmission is a fully rebuilt unit from German Transaxle in Bend, OR with the .77 4th gear and has new slave cylinder. Shifts beautifully. Short shift kit installed and shift rod extension installed from T3 technique.

-5 15" Passat Wheels bored out and mounted with General Grabber AT2 tires ( the spare on back is a different color rim )
-0" lift GoWesty Springs with GoWesty HD Bilsteins on all four
-All T3 technique Powerflex bushings have been installed on all suspension aspects. The upper control arms have GoWesty Upper control arm bushings.
-All new ball joints and CV joints done
-T3 Technique HD anti sway bar and HD endlinks installed.
-All four brakes have been replaced with new components, including master cylinder and brake booster
-Converted to Power steering with all new PS rack ( have T3 rack mount bushings which are not installed)


Original paint shows some wear but is in great condition. All body seems have been scraped clean and resealed. Minimal rust on a few random places. Lower has rhino liner but could be redone.
-Front and Rear Gowesty HD bumpers with tire carrier swing away as well as Aluminum storage box with tall upright arm swingaway. ( Box is damaged from a hit and run. Still works fine but is not water tight...also caused a dent in the rear hatch )
-Front bumper has GW 2" hitch mount with Hi lift jack carrier, Hil lift jack with GW Hi lift jack point attachment.
-Rough Country Led fog Lights, 42" roof mount LED light bar, 18" LED light bar, and 7" Round HID headlight upgrade with Halo daytime running lights and amber Halo turn signals.
-4 Thule Raoof rack bars, with Roof basket, Thule roof box and 10x10 ARB awning
-GoWesty HD truck side mirrors
-T3 technique front turn signal gaurds
-Custom made side ladder mounted to vehicle jack point
-GoWesty rear aux back up light
-GoWesty Front skid plate
-All window tinted and ALL window seals replaced with German version seals from GoWesty
-New wiper motor and wiper actuating posts.
-New fuel tank, pump, sender unit and lines

-Alpine headunit with Pioneer front and rear speakers.
-GW heavy duty window cranks and interior units rebuilt
-Vanagonlife HD locking center console Unit
-1100 Watt Inverter w/ two house batteries and solenoid to auto switch everything over when not running motor.
-Custom wooden interior panels with mountain scenes stained into them. Custom basic shelving unit installed.
-Z-bed with custom wooden front w/ speakers. All Reupholstered with Pendelton Wool and Memory Foam including rear bed pad.
-Propex with thermostat and undermount propane tank installed
-Interior remote controlled led lights as well as led light bar inside.
-Bamboo flooring
-Entire van soundproofed and insulated
-Full insulated window covering set as well as retractable shade and front snap on curtain
-OBDII port on ECU as well as dash mounted UltraGauge for engine performance diagnostics

This van has been my pride and joy and has taken me on countless trips to the Southern tip of Baja to the mountains of Utah and beyond. I have taken it apart and put it back together and know every inch of her. She is ready for her next pilot. She is not a speedster...average 60 MPH fully loaded but is the most reliable rig I've had.
I am sure Im forgetting some things so just ask and thanks for looking. I have more pics if you'd like. Remember this van is not CA compliant, all other states are ok. I dont know exact mileage since speedo cable has broken more than once. All the above work has been done within the last 2 years and about 18K miles

Asking $15,000 But willing to discuss and entertain reasonable offers.
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