If you are tired of flimsy factory bumpers that dent in a heavy rain—or plastic end caps that shatter with the slightest bump—your day just got a whole lot better. We are very proud to introduce our own GoWesty designed, hand-built plate steel bumpers. These could very well be the last bumpers you will ever buy for your van. With their 12-gauge plate steel and ultra-rigid boxed design, these bumpers are extremely tough while remaining lightweight.
We developed this bumper to have minimal overhang in any direction to optimize ground clearance and reduce approach and departure angles. These features are especially important for off-highway environments. So if you have been looking for extra impact protection, or a new tough look for your Vanagon, our bullet proof plate steel bumpers are just the ticket.
• Light, yet strong, 12 gauge steel
• Fully boxed construction for ultimate strength
• Durable black hammer semi-gloss wrinkle finish powder coat
• 2" receiver hitch compatible* - select in the drop down menu
• Simple bolt-on installation
• Hardware, mounting brackets, and detailed instructions included
• Fits all Vanagon models (2WD & 4WD) from 1980-1991
Please note that we offer a version of the rear bumper for single- and double-cab Vanagons (often referred to as a "Sika" and "Doka," respectively). If you own a single- or double-cab Vanagon, please choose the "Doka" option in the drop-down menu. This version does NOT have a license plate door cut-out and is not for regular passenger or Westy Vanagons.
*Need a rear hitch, too? Our rear bumper comes pre-drilled to accept our bolt-in 2" receiver hitch, which is available as an option in the drop-down menu. It is strong enough to be used for gear trays, bike racks, to tow anything your Vanagon can handle, and can even be used as a solid anchor point for getting yourself pulled out of the mud!
Pick up a complete front and rear set, and save a few bucks! See related items below.