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    Thread: Vanagon transporter converted to truck (pics)

    1. 02-06-2009 04:43 PM #1
      I wanted to share a few photos of a project that my father has been working on....it started life as a transporter and was shaped into what you see before you. my dad did all of the modifications himself as well as a subaru 6 cylinder conversion....enjoy the pics


    2. 02-06-2009 06:14 PM #2
      wow, nice work !!

    3. 02-06-2009 08:15 PM #3
      I shared it.
      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/for...89908

      Pretty neat!


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      02-06-2009 10:37 PM #4
      That thing is sweet as hell. It looks like it actually started as a Vanagon instead of a transporter. Was it a double cab? Any extension if the cab?
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      02-06-2009 11:36 PM #5
      You have a very talented father. Great work!

    6. 02-07-2009 12:35 AM #6
      That is really great work. you father has all my respect.

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      02-07-2009 12:44 AM #7
      Quote, originally posted by Spectaculiciousnes »
      That thing is sweet as hell. It looks like it actually started as a Vanagon instead of a transporter. Was it a double cab? Any extension if the cab?

      uhh.. he meant 7 pass vanagon (rather obvious ). some people refer to the vanagons or buses as "transporters" which is technically correct.

      anyway that is totally cool...awesome job...and awesome welding skills!! i love how he shortened the sliding door to make the side door (it still slides??) and how he shortened the rear hatch..

      your dad is a true master welder...
      awwesome work...


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      02-07-2009 01:41 AM #8
      WOW! That's impressive and clean!!!

    9. 02-07-2009 02:05 AM #9
      Truly excellent! I'm speechless...

    10. 02-07-2009 09:36 AM #10
      WOW!!! Absolutely unbeleivable. I'd like to see pics of the "cargo" area! Great work!

    11. 02-07-2009 11:58 AM #11
      I have never seen anithing like this.

      it looks amazing.


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      02-07-2009 12:37 PM #12
      looks sweet i'm looking to do something like that to a 93 eurovan..

      that thing is sweet..

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      02-07-2009 03:35 PM #13
      **** me that looks good! And the rear "hatch" and the slider still work? Awesome work. Any more pics of the tailgate and bed area?
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      02-07-2009 03:37 PM #14
      I just noticed...mirrors look suspiciously like those on my 08 Jeep JK. Nicely done, they look like they belong on a Vanagon.
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    15. 02-08-2009 04:39 PM #15
      the mirrors are off a new jeep...good call

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      02-10-2009 08:00 AM #16
      Wow, very nice work.
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      02-10-2009 12:01 PM #17
      Whoa!

      Awesome!

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      02-10-2009 12:02 PM #18
      Oh yeah, wheres the front turn signals located?
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      02-10-2009 12:10 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by unimogken »
      Oh yeah, wheres the front turn signals located?

      My guess in the main headlights - a closer look I see the bottom of the headlight is red/orange?


    20. 02-10-2009 06:50 PM #20
      Does anyone know anything about the mirrors? I like them for a non powered mirror option.

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      02-10-2009 07:34 PM #21
      You have a cool dad.

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      02-11-2009 10:17 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by westylife »
      Does anyone know anything about the mirrors? I like them for a non powered mirror option.

      Head to your local Jeep dealer and ask for a set of mirrors for the 07-09 JK. Or try http://www.quadratec.com They may have aftermarket knockoffs available by now. Jeep is my otrher automotive love.


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      Modified by iamsuperdan at 8:35 PM 2-21-2009

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      02-18-2009 11:26 AM #23
      Wow that thing is just awesome; my Tristar is jealous.

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      02-20-2009 01:46 PM #24
      Do you have any more pictures of it, such as from the bed looking forward to the cab, and any build photos too.
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      02-21-2009 02:10 AM #25
      Excellent work! Very nice!

    26. 03-13-2009 08:33 AM #26
      Here's a truck that's very similar:

      http://www.thesamba.com/vw/cla...55175


    27. 03-20-2009 09:50 PM #27
      That is very cool! I like that the sliding door was not taken out.

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      10-14-2009 09:22 PM #28
      I saw OP's truck in Hot vw's magazine this month. I love it!

      I want to do something like this with a TDI engine but I dont have 400 hours for the body work.

      Oh and here's a link to a crappy one...
      http://volkswagen-t3.blogspot.....html


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      10-19-2009 02:40 PM #29
      LOVE IT

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      10-20-2009 05:23 PM #30
      Quote, originally posted by CoolAirVw »
      I saw OP's truck in Hot vw's magazine this month.

      Same here I loved it. Glad it is posted on here. Nice work and a lot of attention to detail in it.


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    32. 05-05-2012 08:05 PM #32
      I know this thread is old as dirt but I can't help to post how amazing this thing is.

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    34. 12-12-2012 01:29 AM #34
      Hello "mr.cakes" your work is very impressive! Just continue your good work! Thanks for sharing!
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      02-17-2013 04:55 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by 54321chris View Post
      I know this thread is old as dirt but I can't help to post how amazing this thing is.
      ^ this...just came across this on the samba and I'm in love

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