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1987 GL Vanagon Weekender, Automatic, $36,000,

Item Location: Hayden, Idaho

Posted by: Ian Russell
Last Modified: 07/21/2021

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1987 VW Vanagon Wolfsburg GL Tin Top
Color Gray
750 Miles on New GoWesty 2700cc engine

What we have here is a project that has gotten out of control. Unfortunately, due to Covid issues I need to sell her. She is ready to find a new owner that is willing to finish off the final steps to making her almost new again. A dream Vanagon! I am in over my head with this project and need to pass her on to someone who values Vanagons and the work that I have put into her. She is so close to being done.

Here is what needs to be done (in my mind). New windshield (4 inch crack) $202), new window seals ($250 GoWesty), complete the auxiliary battery set-up (all parts already with car). Minor body work needs to be done and repaint would be the cats meow along with a kick ass stereo. Fix the brake light indicator.

I believe in full transparency as you will see below and I know I am going to take a huge loss on this van. It is located in Northern Idaho.

This is a 1987 VW Vanagon Wolfsburg GL Tin Top, with rear facing jump seats and a table. Bench seat converts to a bed. I paid $6000 for her three years ago. Here is what I have done to her… almost making her new. Please feel free to look up any of the prices on the additions to the van that I have made through GoWesty (mostly) and VanAgain. The new engine is still not completely broken in. I am guessing there is about 750 miles on the new engine. Please use your imagination when thinking about the labor costs.

Purchase Price $6000
Front Runner Roof Rack $1700

GoWesty 2700cc high output engine
GoWesty New Automatic Transaxle
GoWesty Engine Management System
GoWesty External Cooler Kit
Scan Gage Kit
Fuel Injectors
GoWesty Gear reduction starter
GoWesty Fuel Tank
GoWesty Fuel Tank Seals
GoWesty Wiring Harness Adapter
GoWesty Temperature Sensor for Fuel Injection
GoWesty Fuel Line Anti Abrasion Sleeve Kit
GoWesty Replace all Cooling Hoses
GoWesty Replace all Fuel Lines
GoWesty Stainless Steel Exhaust Kit with Catalytic Converter
GoWesty New Radiator
GoWesty New Radiator Baffle Kit
GoWesty Radiator fan Motor
GoWesty Fuel Level Sending Unit
GoWesty Float Valve for Vapor Tank
GoWesty Stainless Steel Brake Hose (Front)
GoWesty Stainless Steel Brake Hose (Rear)
GoWesty CV Drive Axle (Rear A/T) (Side: Left)
GoWesty CV Drive Axle (Rear A/T) (Side: Right)
GoWesty Brake Master Cylinder

GoWesty South African Wrap-Around Lower Grille
GoWesty South African 4-Headlight Grille Kit

GoWesty High Efficiency A/C Condenser
GoWesty Air Conditioning V-Belt
GoWesty A/C Receiver/Drier
GoWesty A/C Compressor
GoWesty Vent Control Lever

GoWesty Plate Steel Bumper Set (Rear Bumper Style: With Rear Hitch)
GoWesty Bumper Mounted Swing-Away System
GoWesty Spare Tire Mount for Universal Carrier
GoWesty Universal Carrier for the Swing-Away Arm
GoWesty Rung Kit for Universal Carrier (Vanagon)

GoWesty ABS Interior Panel Bundle for Westfalia
Sound Deadening throughout the whole vehicle
GoWesty New Carpet Kit Installed

GoWesty LED Bulb Kit for Automatic Shifter (Color: White)
GoWesty Climate Control Decal for Vanagon

VanCafe Window Actuator Replacement
VanCafe Passenger Side Power Window Motor
VanCafe Passenger Window Regulator
Vanagain Power Door Lock Actuator
GoWesty Power Window Switch Relocation Kit
Van Cafe Driver side door window motor

GoWesty Auxiliary Battery kit (not installed) but included
GoWesty Inverter (not installed) but included

EBAY Front Original Speakers
EBAY Wolfsburg Seatbelt

GoWesty Wiper Arm Shaft Cap
GoWesty Emblem Color: Black)
GoWesty Wiper Hardware Kit

A ton of cash into Labor: The principal mechanics were Hayden Lake Automotive (Jarod Hersch) and Euro Pro in Spokane Valley to finish and problem solve some initial engine management issues with the new install. Fuel injectors and software fixed the issue.