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kourt
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:51 am    Post subject: How many upgrades can you spot? Reply with quote

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I am reminded of the magazine "Highlights for Children" from my youth, where the back page had a "what's wrong with this picture" puzzle--my favorite feature.

How many Vanagon upgrades can you spot in this photo? Perhaps I should surf my parts bin for a prize.

Maybe others could post their vans in this thread? We could have a mod/upgrade guessing thread that could actually be kinda fun.

Ok, I admit--beach camping with mimosas for breakfast has made me giddy.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like...ALL of them? Wink

Nice rig, dude - I'd be giddy too... Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your missing the most important one. Unless we cant see the gas tank filler behind the grill Wink
Sweet rig!
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yabbut you can see the non-syncro filler on the B pillar!

Nice guess, though.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Table, grill, antennae, floor, wheels, tent, bumpers, muffler, awning, paper towel holder, window shade, mounts for yakima/thule bars, reading girlfriend on swivel seat?

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wink
Nokian Hakka C van tires, 205-70-15, including spare
Mefro 15" steel wheels, including spare
Van Cafe oversize spare tire clamshell replacement/retainer bar
New front wheel bearings
New front brake rotors, pads, caliper rebuilds, brake lines
New front bushings, Powerflex
New shocks, Bilstein
New springs, Van Cafe 2WD
RMW front/rear bumpers
New propane tank
Propex HS2211 heater
New speedometer cable
New antenna
GoWesty camper connections
Window tinting removed (it was in poor shape)
Front window felts/guides/weatherstripping replaced
High output headlight kit
Exterior/Interior LED complete conversion
New tailgate and aft passenger side interior panels from sew fine
New carpet and padding from sew fine
Truckfridge
Yandina combiner
100 watt solar panel on roof
Mean Well inverter/charger/solar charge controller
Werker x3 parallel house battery system
Bostig conversion

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whoever is laying on the EV seat?
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Extra points to snwbrdr for just looking through my profile posts. Well, that was easy.

Wife approves of the Eurovan seats in the Vanagon.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 12:48 pm    Post subject: upgrades Reply with quote

Your question is how many upgrades can you SPOT. Also replacing worn out original parts with new isn't necessarily an upgrade. What I spotted is 14.
I'm sure though that I may have missed one or two.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

snwbrdr435 wrote:
Wink
Nokian Hakka C van tires, 205-70-15, including spare
Mefro 15" steel wheels, including spare
Van Cafe oversize spare tire clamshell replacement/retainer bar
New front wheel bearings
New front brake rotors, pads, caliper rebuilds, brake lines
New front bushings, Powerflex
New shocks, Bilstein
New springs, Van Cafe 2WD
RMW front/rear bumpers
New propane tank
Propex HS2211 heater
New speedometer cable
New antenna
GoWesty camper connections
Window tinting removed (it was in poor shape)
Front window felts/guides/weatherstripping replaced
High output headlight kit
Exterior/Interior LED complete conversion
New tailgate and aft passenger side interior panels from sew fine
New carpet and padding from sew fine
Truckfridge
Yandina combiner
100 watt solar panel on roof
Mean Well inverter/charger/solar charge controller
Werker x3 parallel house battery system
Bostig conversion

Very Happy


You forgot the 3 window tent.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThankYouJerry wrote:
snwbrdr435 wrote:
Wink
Nokian Hakka C van tires, 205-70-15, including spare
Mefro 15" steel wheels, including spare
Van Cafe oversize spare tire clamshell replacement/retainer bar
New front wheel bearings
New front brake rotors, pads, caliper rebuilds, brake lines
New front bushings, Powerflex
New shocks, Bilstein
New springs, Van Cafe 2WD
RMW front/rear bumpers
New propane tank
Propex HS2211 heater
New speedometer cable
New antenna
GoWesty camper connections
Window tinting removed (it was in poor shape)
Front window felts/guides/weatherstripping replaced
High output headlight kit
Exterior/Interior LED complete conversion
New tailgate and aft passenger side interior panels from sew fine
New carpet and padding from sew fine
Truckfridge
Yandina combiner
100 watt solar panel on roof
Mean Well inverter/charger/solar charge controller
Werker x3 parallel house battery system
Bostig conversion

Very Happy


You forgot the 3 window tent.


The awning and magma grill too. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And outside table mount.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Pop-Top assist struts.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 5:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is that a stainless steel exhaust? I think I also see a O2 Cool 12V fan.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sky light vent, 3 window canvas, yak gutters, 3 cb antennas and 18 others most mentioned already.

Nice work!
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shurflo faucet
Window insulation blankets

I think I have 95% of these mods plus a few others, it is a disease.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the pink pillow considered an upgrade?
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mirrors?

Love my Kermit chair BTW..
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2015 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
Shurflo faucet
Window insulation blankets

I think I have 95% of these mods plus a few others, it is a disease.


Created a list one time, and keep it with the van - well over 100 different mods big and small. It's fun, and keeps me from wasting money on frivolous things like my kids' college funds. Rolling Eyes

Sweet looking ride.
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