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General Information

Year
1985
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Westfalia, Wolfsburg Edition
Color
Bronze
Packages
Weekender
History
Bought new in 1985 and was wife's daily driver for 10 years.
Lots of camping trips with 2 boys ... music festivals & family vacations.
In 1990 we built a new house and moved everything we owned with the Vanagon & small boat trailer.
In 1995 wife got a new Jeep Grand Cherokee & I took up windsurfing ... great windsurfing vehicle.
In 2005 I installed 2.0L 4cyl in-line VW engine & re-built entire front end.
In 2015 I installed improved motor mount system.
Now it's a shop truck for my car & motorcycle projects and goes to the occasional Blue Grass festival.
I would LOVE to replace it with something that is still a great camper but would be a better highway cruiser, has A/C that works & would be more reliable on long trips.
VW T6 Camper or MB Metris Westfalia (or equivalent) are primary candidates .
1985 Volkswagen Westfalia, Wolfsburg Edition (Bronze)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Got rid of the forever leaking Wasserboxer (new cylinder heads every 7 years like clockwork) and installed the VW "standard" 4 cylinder in-line gas engine. This variant is 2.0L (longer stroke) and was marketed as a kit by Tiico. Works great & no more coolant leaks.
Interior
Stock ... but I usually run without the rear facing single seat and removable 12V fridge.
Leaves lots more interior floor space & room for "stuff".
Has cool folding table, flat folding lower bed & clothes storage cabinet, screened roof vent, sliding side windows with screens & curtains ... all standard on this model.
Exterior
Stock except for after market trailer hitch.
Pop-top w/bed is standard on this model.
Audio
Sirius Satellite Radio ... not even dreamed of when this van was built back in 1985!
Wheel and Tire
Stock. Love the "old school" look with narrow tires. These are D rated truck tires ... extra plies & sidewall stiffness ... and run at 40PSI. These are what the Vanagon suspension was designed to run on. They are tough and last along time.

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