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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:44 pm    Post subject: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

My Van has two rounded side windows on the poptop that are the same design as the original front window, double zippers so the screens zip open. They were sewn in when I had the canvas repaired after the top was cut open by some kids who stole the change out of my pants pockets while I was kayaking in 1990.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 2:23 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 3:29 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:23 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Recycled truck tire as an air dam.
A Westy Luggage Rack not bolted down to the roof.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Lots of things on mine, but the most recent is this that I just built, still need to build a drawer for the top cubby, but otherwise I really like it. My woodworking skills are not, so take that into account.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Van Diesel has two OEM factory installed tire carriers (I'm told it's the only known one left in the world but who knows?)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:06 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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Van Diesel has two OEM factory installed tire carriers (I'm told it's the only known one left in the world but who knows?)

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You have to be able to open them and hang a hammock between them!
Do you have stops on them so they do not bash in the side if the swing into it?

Like the extra fuel tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Not sure how distinctive this is but....85 GL with a later model Weekender interior.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:17 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Mine is one of the very few running air ride suspension and as far as I know I'm the only one to have fit GTI "Austin" wheels to mine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:44 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

It's probably easier to describe what my van still has in common with other vans out there, than its distinctive features. Nearly every mod is custom, rather than a bolt on off the shelf vendor product. I highly doubt there are many other Bluestars out there setup similar to mine...which is probably a good thing for them, since mine looks like shit right now. Seventeen years of sitting outside has taken a toll on the ol brick.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:00 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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Mine is one of the very few running air ride suspension and as far as I know I'm the only one to have fit GTI "Austin" wheels to mine.

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This thing is siiiiick
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:10 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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This thing is siiiiick


Heh, thanks. Its a lot of fun. Cracks me up, it gets more turned heads and thumbs up when I'm out than the hotrods I own do!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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ChronicTiger wrote:


This thing is siiiiick


Heh, thanks. Its a lot of fun. Cracks me up, it gets more turned heads and thumbs up when I'm out than the hotrods I own do!


Kinda looks like a hot rod but we all know its packing about 85hp lol
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

ChronicTiger wrote:
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This thing is siiiiick


Heh, thanks. Its a lot of fun. Cracks me up, it gets more turned heads and thumbs up when I'm out than the hotrods I own do!


Kinda looks like a hot rod but we all know its packing about 85hp lol


More than that now. I have a 2.2L stroker Type-4 with built Porsche 914 heads, hot cam, headers, nice exhaust, and all sorts of go-fast goodies... Pushing about 130HP.

Ok, its not FAST still, but its a lot peppier than it was stock. And it sounds awesome Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

My westy is imbued with "kavorka" the animal magnetism.
Dont believe me?
Try driving it through Boulder on a Friday night and see what happens to you.
Its like a zombie movie

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

Tobias Duncan wrote:
My westy is imbued with "kavorka" the animal magnetism.
Dont believe me?
Try driving it through Boulder on a Friday night and see what happens to you.
Its like a zombie movie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTqPT0Wt7Ws&ab_channel=LoveUnlimited


That video is fantastic!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

A rear seat, opening and closing urinal.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 9:46 am    Post subject: Re: What is Distintive About Your Vanagon That No One Else Has? Reply with quote

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Ok, its not FAST still, but its a lot peppier than it was stock. And it sounds awesome Razz


Dang I would love to hear that!
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