FREE Abandoned Vanagon Pickup Conversion Project

Well, it's free if you never want to register it. Should you choose to do so in California, you'll owe $665 in back registration fees.  Still, this looks like a parts van to us, but some ambitious individual might try to finish it as a truck...


We love the ad text (below), as the seller includes a bid for labor in exchange for the van:

"Pull the transaxle for me and you can take the whole thing for parts or make a truck out of it."

And, only in the final line is the van's current state mentioned:

"And the back has been cut to start a truck conversion."

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San Diego, CA, USA
Free!!!


Someone with a project van might find plenty of good, used parts here, but don't expect like-new condition.


It looks like someone tried to separate the "cab" from the "bed" - possibly with canvas.  We're not sure whether that sliding door still slides.


Front end just shows a tired, faded Vanagon in need of love.


And...here's more of the handiwork.  We're not sure how (or whether) the "converter" intended to finish it out, but it does look like hinges were welded onto what's left of the hatch to make it swing open.

Ad text:

Free 1983 VW Vanagon 

Pull the transaxle for me and you can take the whole thing for parts or make a truck out of it. 

I just need the transaxle. 

It doesn't have any paperwork. 
It owes $665 in back registration as of last week. 

And the back has been cut to start a truck conversion.

1 comment:

  1. "And theirs (sic) a family of Honey Badgers living in it. Rabid Honey Badgers. The guy I bought it from told me it ran when it ran, which it never did."

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