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How A Simple Idea Became A Complicated Collection Of Volkswagens

What attracted you to the VW camper?   Was it the unique design? How about versatility or maybe simplicity? For me, it was the notion of freedom.  The ability to simplify and go anywhere at the drop of hat. As a child, I remember thinking how cool those...

How to Restore a Vanagon Camper Top

The Westfalia Vanagon pop tops are made of fiberglass.  They were originally gel coated to protect the surface and offer a smooth high quality finish.  Got a Vanagon Top that needs some TLC? Over the years the gel coating will begin to fade.   In many cases it can...

How I Acquired the 6th Vanagon Syncro

Who can resist a sweet Syncro? I've now stumbled upon my now 6th Syncro and pulled it from its dusty resting spot. It's hard for me to pass up a Syncro regardless of its condition. I came across this tin top while discussing my collection with a friend of mine. He...

Vanagon Hacks: How to Make a Quick Oil Funnel

Oil funnel hack that anyone can make Thought I'd share with you my top secret oil funnel.  Sure there are lots of ways to build a funnel.  There are many YouTube videos and posts out there that even explain how.  Heck, for a $1.99 you can probably even purchase one at...

How to Keep the Vanagon Access Door Open & Other Hacks

Vanagon Access Door & Oil Change Hacks Changing oil today on a few vans and thought I would give some pointers.  First, are you tired of trying to hold the access door open?  Here is a simple hack.  Whether you are adding coolant or adding oil the cap removed on...

Can one have Too Many Volkswagen Vanagons?

Is it even possible to have a collection that has too many Vanagons? Ok, so what do I know about VWs and the wonderful VW camper?   I actually do know a thing or two, but it's my enthusiasm that sets me apart.   It would take me some time to count all the Westys I've...

Avoid a Fire in your VW Vanagon by doing this!

If you own a VW Vanagon keep reading! I never imagined it would happen to a van that was close to me.   Recently, I gave a Westy to my brother as he was in need of some money.   He decided to sell the van with my assistance to a very nice man by the name of Jeff.  ...

Brake Fluid Lasts 30 Years, Right?

Brake fluid lasts 30 years, right? Wrong, Volkswagen states that should be done on most of its models every two years regardless of mileage.  So why do I find so many vans where it appears the fluid has never been changed?  Brake fluid is extremely important and helps...

Stop Slapping Brake Pads On

This week I was reminded of the amateur brake jobs that continue to appear on just about every vehicle I buy.  When brakes start squealing, you've already waited to long to attend to a very important safety item on the vehicle.  It's wise to check your brake wear...

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