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1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Van Grey RWD Manual BUS

130000 MILEAGE
2.0L Gas I4 ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon BUS Description:

Vehicle Details

Selling my 1985 VW Vanagon Tin Top. This is a complete ground up rebuild. Completely fresh build. Only driven to test drive.

Engine is swapped with Volvo B230 Redblock engine known for reliability and easy maintanance. If you know Volvo B230s from the brick style Volvos you know that these engines are built to last. Equipt with dual Reed Moral Dcoe 40 carburetors, making this a complete mechanical set up with no computers (ECU) making this as simple and easy to work on if needed.

Brake, and suspension: Using 235 75 R15 MT on a 2.5 lift. New brakes, rotors, calipers, pads, bearings, drums, bushings, tires, wheels, adapters, brake lines, tie rod ends, ball joints, (upper and lower) rides very smooth and reacts as it should.

Exterior was repainted using TCP Global liner paint thinned by 15% for a smoother feel which is very durable for back country driving. Lifted 2.5 inches with MT tires this torquey machine can take you where the stock aircooled or wasserbox cant.

Interior was completely gutted repainted and redesigned. Cedar panel ceiling, led lights up top, in cabin and living area. BMW E90 sport seats which are heated and power controlled. Gps speedometer custom upgraded tachometer and turn signals including battery warning light. Full size bed with tons of room for storage underneath as well as shelving storage bins and nooks.

This is my 3rd Vanagon build with the same exact setup. I driven mine to several National parks around the country with no worries of being left on the side of the road. Im a long time Volvo enthusiast, and am confident on the reliability of this drivetrain. Wanting to build a reliable Vanagon was the goal and l think we are here. With plenty of room to continue to customize to your liking, with enough space in 12v accessory fuse box to add any extra powered accomidations.

Below is a list of new parts and refurbished parts to this vehicle. I have receipts for every item listed. Both in digital format and paper.


Complete reseal

Main case bearing

Axle seals

Complete inspection

3quarts gear oil

New gasket set

Cylinder heads:

Checked, cleaned, resurfaced

New parts:

Water outlet gasket

Wheel seals

Upper ball joint

Lower ball joint

Brake pads

Drum and shoes


Fuel sending unit

Front wheel bearings inner and outer

Smoked tail lights

Front bumper

Rear bumper

Front bumper end caps

Rear bumper end caps

R and L front turn signals

Led head lights

Tranmission mounts

Radius arm bushings

Radius arm sleeve

Fuel cap

Sliding door handle

Front door step pad R and L

Side window seals R and L

Lower front grill

Stainless steel radiator hoses

Led side markers

Fuel pump

Fuel filter

Distributor cap


Spark plug

Spark plug wires



Crankshaft seal front

Crankshaft seal rear

Oil pan gasket

Head gasket

Oil filter

Upper ball joint spacers

Front axle nuts

Tie rod ends

Rear shocks

Front shocks

Front brake hose

Rear brake hose

Accelorator cable

Steering gear boot

Front sway bar bushings complete kit

In dash custom signal lights

Adjustable spring shims

Timing belt

Accessory belt




Motor mounts

Water pump

Waterpump gasket

Temp sender



Wheel adapter

Lug nuts

Turn signal switch lever

Temp sender sensor

Throttle lever

2x carburetors

Heater lever clips

Heater blower

Clutch kit

Transmission adapter

Starter adapter

Clutch slave cylinder

Flasher relay


Front wheel bearing seals

Grill fasteners

Rubber washers for grill

Voltage stabilizer for cluster

Gps speedometer


Battery warning light

Gas tank

Metal brake line

Exhaust down pipe

Exhaust resonators x2

Flasher relay

Terminal bus bar

Shifter ball and cup

Idle jets

Pulse module for seats

Tailgate shocks


Intake manifold

Paint by TCP Global

Door edge guards

Fender trim

Led Cabin lights

Led living area lights

Usb ports x 4

Fuse box circuit x12

Fuse relays x4

Window cranks

Window lock pulls

New door panels all around

Silicone radiator hose elbows and couplings

Thats a total of over 100 new parts with receipts and many with warranty and all with exact part number if need replacing.

I am happy to answer any questions for serious buyers buy please no shop talk. Ive had people contact simply for conversion information on theyre own vehicle.

I put a lot of love and hard work into this project and simply ask for my labor to be conpensated. You wont find another Vanagon with this much new parts on the market. This is truly a "new" car. Hope the buyer enjoys the open road as l have on my personal Vanagon build.


Item location:Chicago, Illinois, United States
Engine:2.0L Gas I4
Drive type:RWD
Vehicle Title:Clean