VIN: WV2ZB0257EH133374 condition: good cylinders: 4 cylinders drive: rwd fuel: gas odometer: 178000 paint color: orange rv type: class C title status: clean transmission: manual
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1984 Volkswagen Westfalia Camper
A Massive amount of research and professional labor went into this.
Engine Conversion: I have heard it called a Tico or a partial ABA swap. It specifically has a 1990 Audi T-80 Top Block & a 1997 Jetta 2.0 Bottom Block. It runs great and gets 22mpg doing 65-70mph. Can go faster, but gets a bit loud with only four gears. There are 65,000 miles on the engine, 178k on the chassis. I have had it in California for four years and am able to renew registration with no problems. I have paperwork from visiting “The Ref” in Pasadena that states to put two precatalytic converters on it to make it CA compliant.
All maintenance and repairs professionally done by German Auto Specialist in Simi Valley and German Motorwerks in Pacific Grove. Receipts are many, the van has been lovingly maintained, repaired and upgraded. Recent maintenance includes: new battery, starter, alternator harness upgrade, spark plugs, coolant system redone, master & slave cylinders rebuilt, instrument panel replaced.
All house electrical done by a professional DC electrician:
Marine grade Blue Seas Systems Circuit Breakers, Charging Relay and Fuse Box (LED fuses)
2 Renogy 100Watt Monocrystalline PV Solar Panels.
Tracer MPPT Solar Charge Controller-top of the line
Intellipower 9200 series ConverterSmart Charger-I have never really had to hook up to shore power, but in case you do this Smart Charger is awesome.
3-Vmaxtanks SLR125 AGM 12V 125ah Group 31 Deep Cycle Batteries in parallel
4 DC outlets & USB charging station for 4 Devices
Xantrex Technology Inc, 49PWR-CL 806-1210 Inverter Prowatt Sine Wave 1000w
Isotherm Cruise EL 65 Elegance Refrigerator/Freezer DC fridge w/ Smart Energy Controller
LG 24 inch IPS monitor with boost buck converter
i5 16GB PSU 500GB SSD Win7 64-bit Mini-ITX PC under driver seat
Radiolabs Wifi Antenna/Repeater Kit
Propex HS2211 Heater mounted on exterior under bench
Upgraded Rockford Fosgate satellite speakers, bluetooth stereo (hand’s free) and Sony subwoofer
SPOT Tracer GPS hardwired w/ backup battery
Propane and Carbon Monoxide Detector
Air Conditioning Unit functions, but not very cold. Adding freon will fix it. Unit being on rear window doesn’t help.
Many GoWesty upgrades on this van. Some not listed and are in the receipts.
GoWesty: Vano-Swing Away system with Steel Bumpers, Wasser-Stopper Rain Fly, LED Glovebox, 1” Mattress Topper, Larger Capacity (LP) Propane Tank w/ level indicator and extend a stay kit, Pop Top Lift Assist Strut Kit in front, additional Jack Bombay pop top shocks in back, Pelican Case with locking strap, 1.5 inch lift springs in back, Bilstein shocks, GVW Air Horn Kit, Front Window Seals, Hella Vision Plus Headlights, Telescopic Ladder, Reversible Outdoor Mat, Outside Table Mount, Wind & Rain Deflectors
Custom Kitchenette Cabinet made by Custom Woodcraft with roll-out drawers.
Fanchers Upholstery R-8 Thermal Layer Pop-Top Insulation quick snap
Bus Depot Window Insulation
Map Light for Euro dash outlet
Rhino Design Console Cabinet
BZ shelf for pop top handle/upper bed
Upgraded faucet-working, Burners working.
Custom Rack for coffin surf bag (3-4 boards) with 2 Renogy Solar Panels on top
Additional Aluminum Rack for low-profile solar mount for 2 Solar Panels
Yakima Rack system; Yakima Space Case, Yakima Kayak mounts
As with all Westies, some things need attention. GoWesty did a poor job with the powder coating on the steel bumper system components. They need to be sandblasted and sealed. GoWesty gave me a $250 credit on their website which will be given to you.
There are minor rust spots on 3 panels and 1 on the driver-side lower windshield. I recently received a quote from Spectrum Auto Collision in Salinas to take down all the rust to the metal, blend it back out to match, do touch-ups on the whole van and give it a clear coat for $2000. To give the whole van a new paint job was quoted at $6k.
I don’t want to sell it-it is amazing. You won’t find a better house electrical system-far superior to GoWesty’s vans. We’re buying a house at the turn of the new year and the HOA won’t let me increase the garage entry dimensions. I could park it outside, but that’s not a great idea to park on the beach=rust. There are plenty of spare parts included. All told, I’ve spent $50K on this beast.
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