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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper--No Engine! - $7500

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper--No Engine! - $7500

  1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper--No Engine! - $7500

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Backstory (read this part only if your interested)

For as long as I care to remember, I've wanted a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon. My initial search revealed that these puppies don't come my dream became a fantasy that persisted until one hot (112 degrees) July afternoon.

Almost two years ago to the day, my wife and I bought our very first 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon from Stanley for 3,000$. Stanley was using it at the time for his storage unit--which made this van a project from the start.

Two weeks later, the van made it's way to a mechanic that quoted us 5 months for the repair...I mean engine rebuild...yes, sad to say, the engine was seized, but we predicted it might be, so it wasn't too much of a shock. We figured 3,500 to 4,000 for a new engine and we'd be sitting with a reliable, camper van for under 10,000 grand.

As you see from the pictures, the vans dream (and ours) of a having a brand new engine, never became a reality. The mechanic drug us on for 2 full years until finally my wife and I decided to remove it from his shop.

This Vanagon began it's journey with me as a project (a fun one albeit) but unfortunately I will not see it to the end...somebody else will, maybe you. My wife and I can no longer afford to move forward with this project.

Below you'll find a list and pictures of what has been done to the van in the past two years. Most of the parts that have been put on were from,,, and

New Wiper Hardware kit (14.95)
New Sliding Door handle, Late Vanagon (79.95)
New Grommets for wiper shaft (3x 1.95)
New Rear Hatch Strut (2x 12.95)
New Rear side windiow seal (2x 29.99)
New rear window seal (30.74)
New center side window seal (2x 31.49)
New windshield seal (51.00)
New rear cargo hatch seal (79.95)
New rollup reseal kit for front roll-up windows--both sides (2x 99.95)
New door hand seals left and right (10.95)
New aluminum block-off plate for flue vent--because fridge was removed (10.95)
New window scraper clips (installed) (26.24)
New Front door seal (53.99)
New left and right side view mirrors (72.00)
New tie rod ends (installed) (33.90)
New front wheel bearing kit (57.95)
New brake line holder (2.95)
New brake hose bundle: GW stainless steel brake hose bundle--front and rear (83.95)
New brake rotors, 2WD (2x 49.95)
New ball joints (installed) Front lower (2x 23.75)
New ball joints (installed) Front upper (2x 24.95)
New Brake hardware kit (installed) (12.95)
New Rear brake kit (installed) (219.65)
New Bumper End cap Kit (4x 10.95)
New blower motor fan, front (installed) (59.95)
New front heater fan resistor (installed in dash) (69.95)
New flex line hose for fresh water tank (7.95)
Replacement Fresh water hose kit (installed) (14.95)
New carpets--carmel/gold (installed) (229.95)
New Hirschmann Antenna--German (19.95)
New Caliper Rebuild Kit (completed) (2x 13.90)
New Speedometer cable (2WD only) (38.75)
New rear Wheel bearing kit (95.00)
New bulb holder for rear side marker lights (9.74)
New side marker gaskets (2x 5.95)
New rear side marker lens (2x 23.95)
New door lock knob (5.00)
New expansion nuts for lower grille (5x 1.50)
New ignition switch (installed) (11.95)
New front turn signal Lens (RH--OEM) (39.95)
New brake pads (34.95)
New electrical portion of ignition switch (10.00)

New paint job/minor body work done by Miracle Auto Body in Chico California 2,227.00$

New ignition switch (key part) (27.00)

New steering column coupler + short shaft (30.00)
New steering column bushings (12.00)
New master cylinder (120.00)
Replacement front heater vent (like new) (60.00)
New brake fluid (14.00)
New gear oil (27.00)

Work done in 2013 work done by NorCal Quality Automotive 
Ignition wire set (52.90)
Outer tie rod ends (45.32)

Please note that my wife and I are selling this van at a loss. Only respond if you're serious and willing to pay the listed price. Thank you. I have all receipts for the work and parts as well (which don't include shipping / labor costs). Also, as a project, this van is coming in project shape--that is, it has parts that need to be put back on inside and outside (the top for example is not attached.)

Thanks again, I hate to see this van go, but I know this van will eventually see the road again and make whomever drives it a happy person. 

Justin (530)Five-One-8 - One - Zero - Six - Four

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