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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:50 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Dash phone. Love 80's tech.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

One-of-a-kind exterior decals courtesy of second owners, and blue box plaid curtains.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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Dash phone. Love 80's tech.

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Thats a mod you don't see often. Does it work still?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Perhaps the black leather rear seats/bed--no musty smell. Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:04 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

My van is an ex-German fire department vehicle and this was part of their equipment. They gutted all the cool stuff out of it and I had to find all the stuff they stripped out. That phone is a conversation starter. People are always asking about it. Not sure how it worked since there doesn't seem to be a way to dial out. Might be some kind of two way radio.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Just about everything.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
One-of-a-kind exterior decals courtesy of second owners, and blue box plaid curtains.


Hey Kam, where are you at in that photo? It looks familiar to me.

I'm not sure that there's anything distinctive about my van. Maybe the dashboard Hula Girls. Does anyone else have them? Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 10:48 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

My pop top is a little different after a bit of fiberglass work:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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In fairness, there are a few others vans with this mod. But not many.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:14 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

My previous van was pretty distinctive:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

The grill.
I built this badgless grill and I think it's the 1st thing I did on my doka.
I wanted it to look like a mk1 golf grill.
It's lasted since 2004.
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Adjusters and the connectors are still intact and used as normal.
Nobody even notices it. I had to point it out at a VW meet.
The square frame with the round light really bugs me so it had to go.
There's a slight flaw in the Bondo/fiberglass there but I'm thinking it's about time for a repaint anyway so I'll fix that soon.
It's all fiberglass/Bondo around the lamp and ever bar splice is JB Kwik with a splint of steel pallet strap imbedded in it like rebar on the underside.
This was a lot of fun to build.

I'm really wanting halos these days. For DRL and turn signals.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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I'm really wanting halos these days. For DRL and turn signals.




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Halos look good on them, with that trick grill you TOTALLY should.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:12 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

GoEverwhere I wanted to say your bag setup looks great. I like those wheels too, I'd own a set if they made mirrored pairs for both sides..
I've been on the fence over the lights you have. I'm sure they blaze really nice but can't decide of I love the spider eye multiple lamps or not. They are definitely growing on me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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GoEverwhere I wanted to say your bag setup looks great. I like those wheels too, I'd own a set if they made mirrored pairs for both sides..
I've been on the fence over the lights you have. I'm sure they blaze really nice but can't decide of I love the spider eye multiple lamps or not. They are definitely growing on me.


Thanks!! Yeah, I wish they mirrored them too. It does bug me JUST slightly that they're not.

I was totally sold on the lights the moment I took a drive at night, they're SOOO bright! I think they're a good mix of modern and classic. When they're lit you don't notice they're multi lens really, its only when they're off.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

True and some are smoked and harder to see what in there.
One thing at a time...I might go for it in a couple months though. Saving for subi 2.5 at the moment.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Crankey wrote:
True and some are smoked and harder to see what in there.
One thing at a time...I might go for it in a couple months though. Saving for subi 2.5 at the moment.


That'll be a nicer upgrade than headlights for sure.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:12 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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AFAIK im the only arctic camo hi-top Think
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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280ah and the start battery in a box over the transaxle.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:42 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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Heater ducted over the gas tank and out of a steel box.
Blows aft toward back and/or forward.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:48 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Neat stuff, Rorke.

Also, I grew up in Northern MI with regular family vacations on Torch Lake and look forward to taking the van around Traverse City, Leelanu, all that, hopefully next year. Beautiful area!
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