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1975 Highroof   Price: $10,500
1975 High Top Camper Van.

Originally built as a Safari, none of the original interior is left except for the fiberglass top and upstairs three-piece slider bed. Painted with yellow house paint years ago, you can see the original tan brown color on fiberglass top. Top is in good shape, no holes. Skylight windows could use some sealing up. Forward compartment is good for holding all your camping supplies. I have the original divider w/latching door that goes up there. Really good base for a bus. Enjoy as is, or make some upgrades and modifications to suit your needs. The best part about this bus is the highroof. Nothing like being able to stand up inside your bus.

Interior: Has late westy camper interior. Missing charging system and refrigerator parts. Since the refrigerator bits are missing, you gain extra storge behind where the fridge mechanicals would be. Fridge is now a cooler and keep food cold all weekend. In place of the charging system, Iíve wired just a normal 120/15amp GFCI outlets for plug in at the campgrounds. Stove runs off green propane tanks, the original belly tank is under the bus. I have all the parts for the sink, Iíve never used it but wouldnít take long to hook up. Bed is in good shape, missing rear pad. Downstairs can sleep two. Iíve slept upstairs a couple of times, itís tight for adults but for two kids it would be fun. Front seats need work, they are original, and most of the padding is gone.

Body: Has rust in some spots. But for an east coast bus, itís decent. Needs some patches to front floor, driverís side rear quarter panel needs to be replaced. I have sheet metal for both rear quarter panels. Slider track is NOT rusty. Had undercoating at one point, itís falling off now. Underside is in really good shape. Front beam is solid. Rear apron and rear bumper bracket mounts could use some repair. Glass could use all new rubber all the way around. I have the new rubber seals that I can throw. The driverís side rear vent wing does not open. I have a full piece of glass for that window that Iíll include with sale. Slider door needs adjustment, takes a few slams to close it all the way.

Front end: Will need new ball joints and steering coupler soon. New tie rods, steering dampener, shocks replaced when I got the bus back on the road.

Transmission: Has original 5-rib pyramid transmission. Shifter bushing replaced and new bushing inside nose cone (Replaced plastic selector bushing w/metal bushing). Never had any issues with the transmissions. Shift smooth, no popping out of 4th, rock solid unit. CVs are new-ish. I cleaned them and repacked with grease when I got the bus running. No tears in boots.

Engine: Original 1800 block as the power plant. Rebuilt by my brother with old school 80s/90s made in Japan NOS NPR 914 ďtop hatĒ pistons and cylinders. 1700 heads, rebuilt by phat performance in California. Running 74 style dual solex 32-34 PDSIT carbs, w/dual vacuum advance distributor. When I got it, engine was running center mount carb and missing FI. Motor is tuned to run like a 74-model engine set up. About 5,000 on rebuild. Iím happy with it. Can be a little slow at times going up those West Virginia Mountains, but otherwise its been a good motor. Carbs need to be rebuilt, Iíve had to clean and rebuild them a couple of times. That said, when Iím running empty, bus cruises at 60mph on the highway. Loaded down with camping gear itís a bit slower.

This is the first year for FI. Wouldnít take much to convert back. Or toss on some big Weber IDFs. The odometer reads 47,XXX for miles. Iím not sure if the motor has 147,XXX or 247,XXX.

Brakes: Only 5k on new brake components, replaced pads all the way around. New metal lines all the way around. All new soft rubber lines replaced too.

Tires: Running Vantra Hankook RA18s. Only about 5k on them. All are good.

Electrical: All lights function as they should. Wipers and horn work as designed.

Thread on the bus and more details about rebuild and getting it back on the road can be found here: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=665257&highlight=

Have clean DC title. Passed DC inspection and idle emissions test in October 2020. Make me an offer and we can talk.

Thanks for looking.
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