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  1. Hi,

    I’m selling my 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Westfalia Camper Van.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2335370

    https://denver.craigslist.org/cto/d/arvada-1984-volkswagen-vanagon-gl/7035526811.html

    1984 Volkswagen Vanagon GL Westfalia Camper Van
    $21,000 cash or best offer
    4 speed manual transmission
    Rear wheel drive
    206,XXX Miles
    1991 Subaru EJ22 KEP conversion done in 2014
    Fridge removed & converted to storage
    No AC but it’s still there – AC fan works and triggers front radiator fan
    No propane tank, stove converted to use small propane bottles
    Swivel front seats
    No table
    Includes removable middle row bench seat
    Camper tent canvas in excellent condition, all windows zip open, no leaks, no holes
    Garage kept, daily driver
    Clean CO title in hand
    VIN WV2ZB025XEH090682
    Located in Denver, CO
    Van sold as is

    Contact Dave at 393.0325 in area code 970 for more info

    Photo Gallery https://imgur.com/a/jwgjJs8

    We love this van, but are switching to a truck based camper, so we are sadly selling our van. This has been my daily driver & road trip van for the past 5 years. We’ve been across the country a couple times, and been on countless camping trips with the van.

    Van is very reliable, starts every time, keeps up with highway traffic. Happy with the Subaru EJ22 engine. Handles mountain passes reasonably well, I try not to push it too hard when going through the mountains. Likes to cruise around 60/65 MPH. Awesome for camping, diesel furnace for warm nights.

    The current list of issues is pretty small, but want to describe them all in detail. It’s always had an intermittent idle issue, which is slightly annoying, but not annoying enough to bring it to a mechanic. I’ve been fine with it. Van is unaffected when driving down the road. There is a knock when turning left and hitting the gas. Recently I had my mechanic look at it, and they said everything looks fine and did not recommend replacing the CV joints. Intermittent coolant overflow drips a little bit after parking. I’ve replaced it, but it still sometimes drips a little. Otherwise, the cooling system works fine, don’t have to add coolant, etc… No other leaks. Some seam rust, see photos. Tires will need replacing in the next 10K or so miles. This is my daily driver, these are the issues I was fine driving with.

    Purchased in 2014 with around 170,XXX miles on it. The following work was done in 2014 prior to me buying the van
    – 1991 Subaru EJ22 KEP conversion (don’t know total miles on engine)
    – Rebuilt transmission
    – New gas tank
    – New General Grabber AT tires
    – New battery
    – New skylight
    – New tent canvas
    – New topper seals
    – Front spindles from 86 Vanagon (I think they will accept bigger brakes)
    – New paint / respray
    – Reupholstered front seats
    – Removed insulation behind cabinets
    – Removed fridge & converted to storage
    – Removed propane & converted stove to small bottles
    – H4 headlights

    Since 2014, I have added the following
    – Rocky Mountain Westy Twin Peaks rear bumper with hitch
    – House battery under driver seat
    – Yandina battery combiner (combines house battery to alternator when van is running)
    – Blue Sea fuse panel
    – Diesel furnace for heating while parked & sleeping, runs on house battery
    – JVC KD-X210 digital media receiver (No CD player, aux / usb in only)
    – 4 Pioneer TS-D1002R speakers + Dual brand subwoofer under rear bench
    – Radio & subwoofer run on house battery with dash power switch
    – Dimmable LED light strip above stove & sink, runs on house battery
    – Headlight relays
    – Starter relay
    – Diesel Volkswagen starter + adapter
    – Cupholder
    – Fire extinguisher
    – New Bilstein HD front shocks
    – Arduino based LCD gauge outputs the following: Outside temp, speed, rpm, oil pressure, coolant temp, volts
    – Smallcar speedometer based VSS

    Work Done Since 2014
    – New clutch
    – New timing belt
    – Transmission oil change
    – CV joint replaced
    – New rear brake shoes and drums
    – New oil pan
    – Regular oil & filter changes with Rotella T6 synthetic & Subaru filters

    Van comes with
    – Tire chains for back wheels
    – EvoScan Software + USB cable – Reads Subaru Select Monitor I for engine diagnostics
    – Spare Parts
    – Bentley repair manual

    Spare parts
    – Subaru ECU
    – Subaru MAF sensor
    – Subaru knock sensor
    – Subaru alternator belts
    – VW coolant overflow tank
    – VW ignition switch

    Current issues
    – Intermittent idle issues, highway driving unaffected
    – Some seam rust, see photos
    – Pinstripe from hitting a baby stroller when backing up
    – Coolant overflow drips a little bit after running
    – Tires likely need replacing within 10K miles
    – Knock when turning left and under load, mechanic said does not need work now
    – Sink faucet leaks slightly when on
    – Cracked dashboard

  2. We are selling our 1982 VW Westfalia with a rare Passat TDI with complete mechanical rebuild. l
    129,000 miles, over $24k invested in the past 12-months with receipts and 10k-mile/1yr warranty
    All work done by the highly reputable VW specialists – Cory Motors in Santa Barbara, California

    Just 4,000 miles on the rebuilt Passat Turbo Diesel Engine – 24 mpg average
    Complete rebuild of Engine – 1997 Passat Diesel 1.9 TDI
    Water Cooled
    Exhaust system overhaul
    Rebuild Transmission and geared for highway driving
    New Brakes
    New Clutch
    Overhaul turbo charger
    C.V. Joints replaced
    Rebuild injector pump
    Rebuilt original dealer installed Air Conditioning
    Install EGT exhaust temperature gauge
    ALL NEW: battery hold down system, replace battery, new timing belt cover, oil dipstick, water pump, thermostat, A/C compressor, headlights, shifter bushing, and many other engine related parts.

    The camper is in great shape with a new sink pump, new upper pop-top canvas, and has a propane heater, swivel seats, 3-way fridge, stove, Dometic awning, and a new front end bra. Tires are in great shape. No smog needed on this older model. Also comes with connecting tent and bike rack!

    The main reason we are selling is that my wife had a knee injury and can no longer drive a clutch. We were setting this van up to be our long term adventure camper and spared no expense in the complete mechanical overhaul.

    https://santabarbara.craigslist.org/rvs/d/ventura-1982-vw-westfalia-passat-diesel/7034464831.html

  3. Hi, we purchased a beautiful 1984 Westfalia for $20k back in the spring and have spent the summer and lots of dollars making it better. It is a Subaru 2.2 conversion 4 speed with only 149 k on the bus, originally delivered in Germany and then from the west coast so no rust. It rides high like a synchro. Non original but gorgeous turquoise blue paint with black lower panels. So much is new . . . And it’s easy to spend money with so many parts available…
    We’d like to break even at around $25k. Posssible? Going into storage in New Hampshire next week. The sad news is that we can’t use it to camp as it wakes up my wife’s latent claustrophobia.

  4. I’m currently selling this 1982, Westfaila Camper. Here is a description of an ad I have on TheSamba.com I’d like to know if you’d be willing to post it on your blog and if you think I am asking too much or too little for it.

    Thanks,
    Donna

    Immaculate, beautifully kept 1982 VW Westfalia camper, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The diesel engine was replaced in 2006 with a Tiico engine conversion and new transmission. Only 75k miles on Tiico engine. My mom has owned the van for the past 21 years – It was previously owned by only one other owner who barley drove it. My mom has taken very good care of the vehicle and has taken great pride in it. She has transferred the title over to me so I can sell it for her. The van has new tires, lift kit, new transmission, and all original interior and curtains. Propane stove and water faucet are in excellent working condition. Wonderful vehicle for someone who wants to start their adventures in a VW bus! Ready to roll across the country.

  5. 1980 Westy complete, driven weekly no leaks or smoke
    paint is good new tent tires good many improvements and req maintenance schedule improvements. Ask $10,000.
    I have legal expenses currently.
    Need to sell my Westy soon. I will consider a serious qualified cash offer. 949 246 8016 in Newport Beach,Ca.

  6. 2nd Owners!! All maintenance records dating back to the original purchase in January 1986 (a photo of the first maintenance record on 8/3/88 is included). We have all the original manuals and sales brochures (photos included). In 2011, we began a complete restoration. This includes a new rebuilt GEX 2.1L Waterboxer engine in 2018 with an extended 36mo/36,000 mile warranty with only 1,110 miles on it! The vehicle is in South Lake Tahoe, CA. It has CARB compliant catalytic converter and has PASSED a California Smog test.

    Partial List of Updates:

    GEX 2.1L Waterboxer Engine with 36mo/36,00 mile warranty with only 1,110 miles!
    Fuel System Updated
    Cooling System Updated
    New Paint
    16″ Wheel Upgrade
    Auxiliary Battery with Dual Battery Marine Trickle Charger and 120V Power Inverter
    Kenwood Stereo with Bluetooth/USB and Hands Free Adapter
    New Potable Water Pump, Lines and Faucet
    New Propane Tank
    New Ripstop Nylon 3-Window Tent

    All photos (including engine and body seams) and maintenance records in Google Docs folder:

    https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OcWxP1hmWOKWqQubyByD3QM1v3CsPYas?usp=sharing

  7. Van is in good condition; well-maintained, garaged, PA inspected and registered every year. Has been in our family for almost 30 years now. We’re moving to retirement home, so our camping days are over.

    Selling ‘as is’ for $12,500.00

    Van is listed on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/183959553695

    1.9 L water cooled engine; manual transmission, 150,000 miles.
    Tires, alternator, and battery all replaced last year
    New radio/CD player with front and rear speakers
    Includes optional middle seat to convert into passenger van
    Swivel front seats; pop-up top w/bunk bed
    Back seat folds down into bed
    Curtains in good condition, includes front and rear privacy curtains
    Includes owner’s manual
    Buyer must arrange to pick up van in Lancaster, PA

    Selling ‘as is’ for $12,500.00

    As Is Condition:
    Body has a little rust and a few small dents
    Small oil leak from front engine cover
    Slight fluid leak from transmission
    Exhaust pipes are warped and will need new exhaust manifolds and cross over pipe to pass next inspection
    Needs windshield washer fluid tank
    Skylight main gasket replaced in July, 2019 but still has small leak around bolts
    Camper components (sink, refrigerator, and stove) need work:
    LP gas system needs new tank and probably new piping
    City water input pipe leaks, faucet works OK
    Water storage tank inlet has a locked cover, key has been lost, unable to assess condition of storage tank or piping, water pump sounds like it works
    Refrigerator does not work in any of the 3 modes: gas, DC electric, or AC electric
    AC electric hookup does work
    Needs new antenna
    Fuel level and tachometer dash dials erratic (bad/loose connection up under dash)

    Deposit of US $500.00 within 48 hours of sale. Remaining payment required within 10 days of sale.
    Buyer must arrange to pick up van in Lancaster, PA


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