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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Is it me or does it look like this could be a steal? No affiliation:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Trying to buy this one!

Reached out a little bit ago, can't wait to hear back
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Ellioup wrote:
Trying to buy this one!

Reached out a little bit ago, can't wait to hear back


Best of luck! Love that year and model.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Is there a guide on what to expect for road noise per year?

I assume they get better with each year, but was curious how the 85 is "rated" for road noise.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Ellioup wrote:
Is there a guide on what to expect for road noise per year?

I assume they get better with each year, but was curious how the 85 is "rated" for road noise.

Thanks Idea


Iíve never seen a guide. Maybe something exists, but I would think itís mostly subjective and varies from Van to Van, more so than year to year. I recall the last few years of Vanagons had extra seals at the leading edge of the front doors, but I canít say whether that makes any real world difference in sound. Tire selection can make a big difference. So can the condition of window seals. Added / removed insulation? That will change things too.
A Vanagon isnít silent like a new Benz. Itís a high revving toaster on the highway, so for sure thereís some noise. But Iíve never found it to be irritating. But I also prefer to listen to the pulse of my engine while I drive, rather than the radio anything else. Plus, a little road noise drowns out the kids fighting in the back.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Sweet thanks for the tips
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

If the van you end end up buying isn't as quiet as you'd like, there are threads on here detailing how and where to add sound deadening.

Added benefit includes a nice solid thunk when closing the driver door now instead of the original tinnier sound.

Minor, I know, but I kinda like the little things like that. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Lol same! That's why I'm getting so detailed on it (without even owning one yet!). Can't wait..
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

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Lol same! That's why I'm getting so detailed on it (without even owning one yet!). Can't wait..


Did you buy this 85?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

YosemiteBound wrote:
Ellioup wrote:
Lol same! That's why I'm getting so detailed on it (without even owning one yet!). Can't wait..


Did you buy this 85?


Trying too/thatís the plan.

Havenít driven much manual before but canít be too bad to pick it up. Is yours manual or automatic?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Ellioup wrote:
YosemiteBound wrote:
Ellioup wrote:
Lol same! That's why I'm getting so detailed on it (without even owning one yet!). Can't wait..


Did you buy this 85?


Trying too/thatís the plan.

Havenít driven much manual before but canít be too bad to pick it up. Is yours manual or automatic?


Manual for sure. I can't imagine having one of these in auto... Also I hate to bust your bubble but these aren't the right rigs to learn on.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Oof yea i figured. May have it shipped..

Do yíall have any recommendations for shipping?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:06 am    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Ellioup wrote:
Oof yea i figured. May have it shipped..

Do yíall have any recommendations for shipping?


This will get you started.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?searc...=titleonly

Post on one of the existing topics with any new questions rather than in this topic. Or start a new topic of your own if you do not find what you need. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:23 am    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

This might be a decent deal - https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/atlanta-1985-volkswagen-vanagon/7168704575.html
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Another 85 that looks like it could be gotten for a good deal. Recent Go Westy engine rebuild and a bunch of other work. Would want to check it for any rust in person though. No affiliation.

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/wst/cto/d/1985-volkswagen-vanagon-westfalia/7162347193.html
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Georgia Cracker wrote:
This might be a decent deal - https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/d/atlanta-1985-volkswagen-vanagon/7168704575.html


Curious about this one too since I'm in the southeast. Looks like rust below the kitchen and above right wheel well, sagging suspension. I'm a novice that's still on the hunt for my first van, so feel free to correct me, but with this one what it seems like is a bad body with an engine rebuild and new wheels?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

What looks like sag looks pretty normal to me, our '85 is the same. I think an inspection is warranted. The rust may not be bad, certainly treatable. At that price I would look if I was in the market.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:44 am    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

Any info on this van? Advertiser didn't respond, assuming it sold but left ad active. This would be a fun project.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Good deals on Nice Vans Reply with quote

"Bone stock" must not include those T&C buckets. Nice enough van other than that goof.

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