Volkswagen United States
Customer Service
3800 Hamlin Road
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

+1 (800) 822-8987

Sales literature, retail sales locations, recall information, and service representatives.

Winnebago Industries

+1 (800) 537-1885

For those with VW / Winnebago campers (Rialtas and some EuroVans).

The Owner's Manual for Rialta Equipment part number is 701674/18/000.

Westfalia Van Conversion
Westfalia Automotive
GmbH & Co. KG

Am Sandberg 45
33378 Rheda-Wiedenbrück
Postfach 26 60
33354 Rheda-Wiedenbrück

+49 (0)05242.907.0
+49 (0)5242.907.195 fax

Manufacturer of camper conversions for all Vanagons and early EuroVans. Still active in Europe. The first site is entirely in German, while the second offers some English content.

Retail directory

Service publications

Technical Service Bulletins
National Highway Traffic
     Safety Administration
Technical Reference Division
Room 5110
400 Seventh St. S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20590

+1 (202) 366-2768

Depending on the number of TSBs issued to date for your vehicle, it will cost $20 to $40 to have them reproduced and mailed to you. You'll need to send a written request, but first call to hear the recorded message for instructions.

Volkswagen Product Service

c/o Dyment Distribution Services
P.O. Box 360740
Strongsville, OH 44136

+1 (800) 544-8021
+1 (216) 572-0725 8am-9pm EST
1.800.423-4595 svc bulletins

free index/catalog is order # VI. Subscription to service bulletins, order # VBS 88, $40.00/year. Visa/MC accepted.

American parts & accessories

AA Transaxle
29924 NE 173 St
PO Box 546
Duvall, WA. 98019

+1 (425) 788-4070

AA Transaxle offers a 2 Yr./ Unlimited mileage warranty on all of its high quality manual transaxle rebuilds. All Vanagons get the new updated 3/4 slider assembly, re-bushed gear housing, German bearings, seals & synchro's. Custom re-gearing, stainless locker rods and oiling plates avail.

Vanagon Water & Air Cooled 2WD – $1,095 ($400 Core)
Syncro – $1795 plus core (call for details)
Decoupler Kits – $1095

Archie McPhee
P.O. Box 30852
Seattle, WA 98103

+1 (425) 745-0711
+1 (425) 745-1743 fax

Sells an excellent dash-mounted hula dancer in both male and female versions.

Barnstormer Products
2700 South Holly #204
Denver, CO 80222

+1 (303) 782-5211
+1 (303) 782-5058 fax

Manufactures heavy vinyl replacement 'Westfalia' stickers for pop-tops. Stickers come in a variety of fonts and colors.

Sorin Bejenaru
California Campers

+1 (650) 216-0000

Lots of used VW Vanagon parts for sale at reasonable prices. Based in L.A. and San Francisco, but ships parts everywhere via UPS.

Gene Berg
1725 North Lime
Orange, CA 92665

+1 (714) 998-7500

Item # GB 6790, Vanagon short shift kit, $20. Shortens that 2nd-3rd gear rowing distance. Well worth the money. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!

Note: Gene Berg now chargesa $50 minmum, charges a credit card fee, and doesn't offer a catalog.

Beverly Hills Motoring

200 South Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211-2811

+1 (800) 421-0911
+1 (310) 657-4800

Mostly overpriced stuff, carries Wheelskins leather steering wheel covers.

Darrell Boehler

Darrel repairs vanagon digifant ECUs. Much cheaper than buying a new one!

Boston Engine
34 Lakeshore Dr.
Wayland, MA 01778

+1 (508) 653-7229

Rebuilt Air and Water-cooled engines, parts and machine shop service. Remanufactured water-boxer heads, EITHER APPLICATION, $500/Pair. Customer tech support, 23 years experience.

Bow Wow
8713 Cambie Street
Vancouver, BC

+1 (604) 325-9970

Also at the following locations:

Abbotsford, BC
34220 S.Fraser Way
+1 (604) 852-9024

Kelowna, BC
1956 Kirschner Rd.
+1 (250) 861-4543

North Vancouver, BC
275 Fell St.
+1 (604) 984-2788

Surrey, BC
12743-80th Ave
+1 (604) 594-4300

Victoria, BC
575 Hillside Ave
+1 (250) 381-4331

Bus Boys
18595 East Lake Blvd.
Redding, CA 96003-2947

+1 (530) 244-1616
+1 (530) 244-0933 fax

Founded to provide the a source for OE replacement parts and custom accessories for the 1956 to 1967 VW bus & pickup, the Bus Boys now sell parts & accessories for your 1956 - 1991 bus, Vanagon, pickup or Westfalia.

The Bus Depot
4801 Gravel Pike
Perkiomenville, PA 18074

1.215.234.VWVW or
+1 (215) 234-8989

Bus, Vanagon, and EuroVan parts and accessories with minimal markup. The Bus Depot is set up to specifically serve the Internet bus and van community. All kinds of great stuff, including repair parts, manuals, and Westfalia camper parts.

California Imports
7029 MacPherson Ave
Burnaby, BC V5J4N4

+1 (800) 313-3811
+1 (877) 811-5111 fax
+1 (604) 434-6306 fax

Founded in 1979, California Imports stocks over 15,000 different parts to fit all types of VWs.

Camelback Volkswagen
1499 E. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85016

+1 (800) 876-5199
+1 (602) 265-6600
+1 (602) 205-8768 fax

A VW dealer with reasonable prices! Be sure to mention the Internet and get parts at 20 percent over cost! (Ask for Bill. Example: a Vanagon bra is $89. + shipping.)

Carat Motorsport
12314 Haven Place
V4A 5J4 Surrey, BC

+1 (604) 538-3054

Colgan Custom Mfg.
18475 Bandilier Circle
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

+1 (714) 965-0575

Manufactures a very nice one-piece Vanagon bra which covers both the front of the van and the bumper. Offers excellent service, including custom modifications.

PO Box 922
Hillsboro MO 63050

+1 (314) 614-0750
+1 (636) 797-2296 fax

EuroCampers imports new German side tents and accessories for your bus, Vanagon and EuroVan. His web site features a selection of the greatest new toys directly from Germany.

This company used to be known as SKL Enterprises.

Frank Condelli & Associates
RR #2
Almonte, On K0A 1A0

+1 (613) 256-6763

Vanagon & Vanagon Westfalia service, repairs & restoration. STEBRO/Vanagon Stainless Steel Exhaust Systems.

123 South Front St.
Burbank, CA 91502

+1 (818) 848-2025
+1 (818) 848-1011 fax

Manufactures off-road accessories, including some excellent safari racks at reasonable prices.

1 Crutchfield Park
Charlottesville, VA 22906

+1 (800) 955-3000

Car stereos, antenna, stuff like that. Free catalog.

Davis Driveshafts
P.O. Box 1411
Bandon, OR 97411

Sells hard-to-get Vanagon Syncro U-joints for $48.00 plus shipping.

"Excellent German quality. Satisfaction guaranteed. E-mail for current prices."

EquinoX Sunshine Products
12529-27th Ave.,
Crescent Beach,
Surrey, B.C. V4A 2M6

+1 (604) 868-0269
+1 (604) 538-3537 fax

Manufactures wonderful awnings for VW busses. Check out their web page, or the review. Also manufactures a line of shade umbrellas.

Euro-American RV Products
PO Box 631
Gibsons BC V0N1V0

+1 (604) 839-3597
+1 (604) 886-1979

They are manufacturing the OEM camper parts for the Vanagons 1980–1991 primarily. Tank Water, City Water, 110V Electric Inlet, OEM skylights are available while quantities last — the real deal!

They are selling retail as well as wholesale now. Their retail catalogue should be online in 2011 and their wholesale catalogue is available upon request by email.

(This used to be Delta Six Industries, which originally supplied many of the camper parts to Westfalia.)

11305 Rancho Bernardo Road
San Diego, CA 92127-1461
+1 (858) 451-0020
+1 (858) 451-8856 fax

20%-70% savings, full warranty original factory replacment items. Carries an affordable line of parts for both Vanagon and Eurovan.

2427 Forsyth Rd.
Unit J
Orlando, FL 32807

+1 (407) 672-0091
+1 (407) 672-0093 fax

Awning manufacturer.

Go Westy!
1119-A Los Olivos Ave.
Los Osos,CA 93402-3232

+1 888.GO WESTY
+1 (888) 469-3789 toll-free
+1 (805) 528-7888
+1 (805) 528-7887 fax

Camper Parts & Accessories for Bus, Vanagon & Eurovan. Go Westy manufactures seals, interior parts, manuals, and accessories for all years of Westfalia campers and non-campers.

Their product line includes: Fiamma Awnings and bike racks, Screen Rooms, Hitches, OEM quality Skylights, Custom Carpet Mats, Curtain kits, Colgan Bras, Cup Holders, Screens for Sliding Doors, Hatches, Windows & Skylights. Also Tables & Legs, H2O & Electrical Parts, LPG Tanks, Bumpers, Poptop Seal Kits, Canvas, Child & Upper Cots, Seat & Mattress Covers PLUS Hundreds of Bits, Pieces, Trims, & Knobs, Genuine VW and Westfalia Parts.

Hours 8-6, M-F PST GoWesty! Ships USA & International, and accepts VS,MC,DS,AMX & checks.

FREE $3 Catalog to list members.

Griffiths Technical Inc.
56 Paterson Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860

+1 (800) 451-7225

Suppliers of power steering components, usually 40% under Dealer list. Warranty is 2 years unlimited mileage. American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Griot's Garage, Inc.
3500-A 20th Street E.
Tacoma, WA 98242-1728

+1 (800) 345-5789
+1 (206) 922-7500 fax

Carries German "Jerricans" (10 & 20-liter gas cans), and lots of other fun auto-related toys. The catalog is great.

Joe Gunyan
944 East Cherry Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

+1 (215) 529-7934

"East Coast Joe" sells both crystal and porcelain vases ('blumenvasen') as well as many parts and accessories for all volkwagens. The crystal blumenvasen are beautiful and very classy!

Halsey Import Auto Parts
7721 NE Halsey
Portland, OR

+1 (503) 256-0182
+1 (800) 792-0081

Suppliers of german auto parts at reasonable prices, including the much-desired hatch struts.

Dennis Haynes
970 Smithtown Ave.
Bohemia NY 11716

+1 (631) 563-8248

Manufactures a Vanagon Class ThreeTrailer Hitch, designed to allow the mounting of many accessories such as bicycle racks and luggage carriers to the rear of your Vanagon. This hitch was not designed nor intended to be used for towing anything in excess of the Vehicle Manufacturers recommendations. (For most Vanagons, this is 2000 pounds with a maximum tongue weight of 150 pounds.)

Imparts, Inc.
8041 Hanley Industrial Court
St. Louis, MO 63144

+1 (800) 325-9043
+1 (800) 525-9043

Some neat stuff; sells Wheelskins Leather steering wheel covers.

INVINCA-Shield, Inc.
210 Performance Road
Mooresville, NC 28115
+1 (888) 558-4034
+1 (704) 799-0413 fax

Manufactures kits of a nearly-invisible protection film (3M Paint Protection Film) with UV inhibitors and a clear-coat finish that eliminates paint damage from flying insect excretions/acids and from stone chips. The film can later be removed without damage to the vehicle. No drilling or other mechanical attachment. Think of it as an invisible bra.

Let's Go Aero
3116 Century St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
+1 (719) 630-3800
+1 (877) 464-2376 toll free
+1 719-447-9735 fax

Manufactures a really nice small trailer that should work well with a Vanagon or EuroVan. Despite its small size, the trailer stores 86 cubic feet.

Lloyd Design Group
8435 Telfair Ave.
Sun Valley, CA 91352

+1 (818) 768-6001

Makers of very high-quality floormats for Vanagons. These fit beautifully! Call for retailers nearest you.

Long Enterprises
2475 Morse Road
Sebastopol, CA 95472
+1 (707) 829-1169
+1 (707) 823-5664 fax

Long Enterprises has specialized in Volkswagen transmissions since the early 1970's. They sell new and used transaxle parts for water cooled and aircooled Volkswagens.

Marin Motorsports
63 Industrial Way
Greenbrae, CA 94904

+1 (415) 927-7090

Rear hatch struts for Vanagons: $67 US for pair, includes tax and shipping.

OE VeeDub
38199 US Highway 24
PO Box 609
Lake George, CO 80827

+1 (800) 369-4979 toll-free
+1 (719) 748-5240
+1 719.748-5242 fax

OE German replacement parts and accessories for Bus, Vanagon and Eurovan (and bugs too). OE VeeDub's fast and easy-to-navigate web site is full of top-quality parts including German seals and rubber, Klokkerholm sheet metal, Cohline hoses and a growing line of hard parts. New items are being added to the Vanagon section nearly every day; but if you don't find your part on the site, email or call with a part number and your VIN ... they airfreight Genuine VW parts from Germany every week and can often save you a bundle!

Parts Place Inc.
2300 North Opdyke Road,
Auburn Hills, MI 48326

+1 (248) 373-2300
+1 (248) 373-5950 fax

Beware: due to reports of bad service bordering on outright fraud, we recommend that you be careful purchasing from the Parts Place. People have reported being quoted more than dealer price for parts, as well as being over-charged on their credit cards. Several Vanagon List members have even said they were pursuing lega action against them. Search the archives of the Vanagon Mailing List for more information

11192 Prouty Rd.
Concord, OH 44077

+1 (216) 354-4403
+1 (800) 333-7862

(Performance Unlimited Motoring Accessories) Hella lighting & accessories, catalogs (of Hella replacement parts for Audi/Porsche/VW/MB/Saab/etc.)

Rapid Parts
178 Route 59
Monsey, NY 10952

+1 (914) 352-1138
+1 (914) 352-1019 fax

This company has been in the Volkswagen parts business since 1976. They stock over 10,000 VW replacement parts and accessories, and now have an online site allowing you to browse their inventory.

Restomotive Laboratories
POR-15, Inc.
P.O.Box 1235
Morristown, NJ 07962-1235

+1 (800) 457-6715
+1 (201) 887-8007 fax

Sellers of POR-15, a paint-over-rust rust-stopper.

Rocky Mountain Motorworks
1003 Tamarac Parkway
Woodland Park, CO 80863

+1 (800) 258-1996
+1 (800) 544-1066 catalog
+1 (201) 887-8007 fax

VW bus parts for model years 1949-1979.

Schaffner Motors Inc.
21705 Highway 99
Lynnwood WA 98036

+1 (425) 778-6900
+1 (425) 774-4265 fax

Saservice, and parts for Vanagons and busses. Northwest Distributors for West Coast Metric.

5119 S. Winderemere St.
Littleton, CO 80120

+1 (800) 739-3463
+1 (303) 347-0212
+1 (303) 347-0160 fax

Vanagon front seat covers in vinyl, velour, or tweed. $129.95/pair in a wide range of colors. Small armrest covers, $19.95/pair. Yardage available for rear seats.

Sewfine also manufactures door panels & headliners.

The Skylight Guy
Trevor Reid
P.O. Box 631
Gibsons, BC VON-1VO

+1 (604) 839-3597
+1 (604) 886-1979

Manufactures replacement skylights for 1980-1991 Vanagons. Each skylight comes with a 1-year warranty and is 100% satisfaction guaranteed. We assist with installation if needed.

Their skylights are the closest to a replacement OEM as far as quality fit and ease of installation on the market. The main difference is they sell single layer skylights in over 10 different colours. They'll soon have double layer skylights as well. In the meantime they have a few OEM skylights to sell while quantities last.

In late 2010 Cheri and Trevor bought Euro-American RV Products and brought it home to Gibsons BC Canada. They are now manufacturing the camper parts for the Vanagons as their main focus. Look for our website updates soon! They sell both retail and wholesale.

S&S Headers
6042 N. 53rd Drive
Glendale, AZ 85301-7775

+1 (602) 847-9000
+1 (602) 847-9009 fax

S&S manufactures a complete line of exhaust systems and mufflers for Vanagons. In business since 1968, all their products are made at the factory in Glendale. They take MC, Visa & Amex credit cards and sell retail and through dealers and distributors world wide.

Steve's Lock Shoppe
63B Summer Place
Huntsville, TX 77340

+1 (936) 435-1324

A full-service locksmith service specializing in Volkswagen and British automobile lock services. Stemming from a lack of available services for his own Volkswagen key and lock repair needs, locksmith Steve Sandlin chose to specialize in some of the hard-to-find areas of automotive locksmithing.

Strictly VW Auctions

An auction site specializing in VWs.

Teutonix Automotive

+1 (803) 689-5431
+1 (803) 689-6352 fax

Rear hatch struts for Vanagons: Part # 251-829-332 Hydrolift (Boge) Price $43 ea. (U.S. shipping included.)

2001 Lakeshore Dr.
Millville, NJ 08332

+1 (856) 327-4936
+1 (856) 327-2242 fax

VW parts and service specializing in Vanagons. They offer competitive pricing and top quality parts. They're very Vanagons and are never too busy to answer questions or to help folks keep thier vans running smoothly.

Van-Again offers specials for Vanagon Mailing List members.
Autostadt West LLC
511 Harbor Boulevard, Suite C
West Sacramento, CA 95691

+1 (916) 638-9914

New and used Vanagon parts and accessories.

Vanagon Projekt
2551 Second Street
Livermore, CA 94550

+1 (925) 447-8224
+1 (925) 447-5944 fax

The US distributor for Winkler products. (catalog $20.00)

Vee Dub Parts Unlimited
17031 Newland St.
Huntington Beach CA 92647

+1 (714) 848-8868
+1 (714) 848-5390 fax

Volkswagen parts and accessories from daily driver to off-road and high performance. They stock thousands of parts for air and water cooled cars and vans, drag racing to stock restorations.

Volks Café
1823 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

+1 (831) 426-1244

Quality VW parts at reasonable prices. Volks Café is an established parts store, repair shop, and machine shop for all VW's, but their website is strictly devoted to Vanagons.

Weddle Industries
700 Becknell Rd, Unit A
Goleta, CA 93117

+1 (805) 696-9665
+1 (805) 696-9667 fax

Bus & Vanagon transmissions rebuilt, parts, Lock-Right limited slip differential kit for bus & Vanagon transmissions. Syncro transmission rebuilt, $1995.00, inc. 2 year warranty at their shop, your transport costs ($600 for core.) Front differential rebuild, $1195.00. Viscous coupling rebuild, $595.00 ($300 for core.)

West Coast Metric, Inc.
24002 Frampton Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710

+1 (800) 247-3202
+1 (310) 325-0005
+1 (310) 325-9733 fax

Parts for both air-cooled and water-cooled VWs, as well as posters, T-shirts, etc. Their wares include rubber and plastic products such as window seals & door seals for most VWs.

Westy Stove Stars
Mike Ray
926 E. Phillips Ave
Littleton, CO 80122

+1 (703) 862-3046

Imports the small metal 'burner stars' from Italy that are designed for use on the Westfalia range. They allow small items (espresso makers, etc.) to sit on the stove above the flame. A limited quantity are available. $9.00 US for two (2) stars with USPS Priority Mail shipping included.

Westy Ventures
Karl Mullendore
3333 Gapland Road
Gapland, MD 21779-1206

+1 (301) 432-4645

Imports the full line of Propex Heatsource furnaces (see They also do TDI conversions and custom fabrication, and one of their specialties is direct bolt-on mechanical TDI pumps. They have been twenty-five years in the VW repair business.

Wolf Automotive Products
121 N. Sullivan Street
Santa Ana, CA 92703

+1 (714) 835-2126

Manufactures a nose bra for Vanagons ("Custom Auto Nose Bra").

1051 N. Grove St.
Anaheim, California 92806

+1 (714) 630-9653
+1 (714) 237-1395 fax

WW only carries parts for the Beetle and Bus. They are a direct importer of original parts from all over the world. They also a produce & manufacture their own line of quality reproduction parts for the VW. The majority of their business is devoted to mail order, and they ship to destinations all over the world.

Zodi Outback Gear
P.O. Box 4687
Park City, UT 84060

+1 (800) 589-2849
+1 (800) 589-2849 fax

Zodi manufactures a line of instant water heaters and hot shower systems for VWs.

Z Products
30625 S. W. Boones Ferry Rd.
Wilsonville, OR 97070

+1 (800) 331-9027
+1 (503) 682-1267

Camper curtains, DIY camper interiors, camper pop-top replacement fabric & weather seals.

European parts & accessories

Ahnendorp GmbH
Industriestrasse 2
D 46419 Isselburg

+49 2874 4047
+49 2874 1816 fax

Bernard Ahnendorp Sport performance accessories for Vanagons.

Autoverhoilu Jonasson Oy
Sellukatu 21,
FIN-33400 Tampere

+358 (03) 2715 000
+358 (03) 2715 333 fax

Stunning custom interiors for VW EuroVans and Transporters.

C/Regueiro 8, 1¼ D
Vigo, Pontevedra, España

+34 986 21 33 13
+34 986 21 33 13 fax

A Spanish company dedicated to export automovile and trucks parts worldwide. Carries european VW parts.

Just Kampers
Unit 1
Stapely Manor
Long Lane
Odihan, Hants RG29 1JE

0800 0183211
+44 1256 862288
+44 1256 862778 fax

A British resource for owners and enthusiasts of 1968-1992 Volkswagon campers.

Dipl. -lng. G. Oettinger
GmbH & Co. KG
Max Planck Str 36
6382 Freidrichsdorf

telefon +49 6172 72031

Customized buses and pickups and custom parts and accessories for Vanagons and T4 EuroVans. They sell fairly nice fog lights that go to the right and left of the radiator grill in a Vanagon.

Powerhouse Products
19102 Ervin Lane
Santa Ana, CA 92705

(714) 832-7131

Firma Paulchen
Grandkuhlenweg 18
D - 22549 Hamburg

telefon +49 (0) 40-83 29 590
telefax +49 (0) 40-83 57 67

Very nice rear hatch racks for Vanagons and other vehicles. There are photos of the Paulchen rack system elsewhere on this site.

There are two german sites selling Paulchen products:

Autobedarf Burger GmbH
Kanz Auto

Projektzwo Automobildesign
Industriestr. 9
D-86919 Utting

telefon +49 8806 1471
telefax +49 8806 2738

Custom parts and accessories for T2 Vanagons and T4 EuroVans (air dam kits, power rear windows, etc.)

Imported into the U.S. by 1552 Design/VW Sport USA
2427 Porter Lake Dr. Unit 101
Sarasota, FL 34240

Tel: 941.343.0477
Fax: 941.343.0479

Reimo Reisemobil-Center
Boschring 10
63329 Egelsbach

telefon +49 6103 400520
telefax +49 6103 400577

Camping accessories and modifications for Vanagon and EuroVans.

Conversion suppliers

Adventure Campers
17851 Hwy 1
Ft. Bragg, CA 95437


Owner is Ed Anderson. They don't make VW's anymore, but sometimes has one or two older adventurewagens on the lot.

Dehler Yachtbau GmbH
Im Langel
D-59872 Meschede Freienohl

+44 2903.440.0
+44 2903.440.300 fax email

Manufacturer of camper conversion packages for the EuroVan.

Grand Tourer RV

+1 (978) 664-8680
+1 (888) 332-9602 toll free
+1 (978) 664-8658 fax

Manufactures Westfalia-like van conversions for Ford vans. These look like pretty nice conversion packages. They even call one of their models the 'Westy'!

H.-J. Hauschild GmbH & Co.
Nartenstrasse 23-27
D-21079 Hamburg

+49 40.770244
+49 40.774172 fax

Manufacturer of fibre roofs for Vanagon (1 model) and EuroVan (6 models). Does not sell to the end user, but offers a free leaflet.


9805M Gray Blvd
Austin, TX 78758   or

5477M E. Hedges
Fresno, CA 93727   or

250M Court
Huntington, IN 46750

They are alive and kicking, though their current conversions are for Ford and Dodge vans. Send $2 for a comprehensive literature package with prices. Ad shows picture of first VW camper (1961). They still make straight-up pop-top, albeit not for VWs.

3 Short Street
New South Wales 2067

+02 9417.4000
+02 9417.7549 fax

Manufacturer of recreational and special-purpose vehicles, all based on the VW EuroVan chasis. They make everything from a 'Grand Tourer' camper to an ambulance and a mobile office.

Engine replacements

The Autobahn Society
Braselton, GA

+1 (706) 654-4749

Offers rebuilt engines and engine conversions, including diesel engines.

Bostig Engineering
85 Walnut St. Boston, MA 02136

+1 (617) 272-3800

Makes the Bostig v2.0 is an engine conversion system for 83-91 VW vanagons.

Kennedy Engineered Products
38830 17th St. East
Palmdale, CA 93550
+1 (805) 272-1147
+1 (805) 272-1575 fax

Kennedy has developed a kit that allows the use of the Subaru Legacy engine in a Vanagon. This engine gives 135 horsepower (vs. 95hp for the Vanagon engine.) It doesn't require the engine lid to be raised, and the California Smog certification is pending (a verbal OK was given.)

Vanagon Projekt
2551 Second Street
Livermore, CA 94550

+1 (925) 447-8224
+1 (925) 447-5944 fax

Detlev Hanschke (the owner) installs Audi and VW inline 5 cyl. engines in 2wd and 4wd Vanagons. He also is the US distributor for Winkler products. (catalog $20.00 ouch!)

Overland Parts Co.

Provides engine conversion kits for the Vanagon.

Vanagon Projekt
2551 Second Street
Livermore, CA 94550

+1 (925) 447-8224
+1 (925) 447-5944 fax

Detlev Hanschke (the owner) installs Audi and VW inline 5 cyl. engines in 2wd and 4wd Vanagons. He also is the US distributor for Winkler products. (catalog $20.00 ouch!)

Salvage yards

B W Auto Dismantlers, Inc.
2031 PFE Road
Roseville, CA 95747

+1 (800) 327-0888
+1 (916) 969-1600

"New, Used, Rebuilt Parts, for Volkswagon & Audi Vehicles"

Jeff Buchanan is the owner & manager. As of this writing they have about 50 buses and 50 Vanagons. They ship. It's worth negotiating on prices.

Interstate Auto Dismantlers
18181 Collier Avenue
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

+1 (951) 471-5080

Interstate Used Parts & Core Co. (formerly Interstate VW) has specialized in original VW parts for all VWs since 1987.   We carry all parts for Vanagons from 1980 to 1991.    You can check availability of any part used, rebuilt or new (if available).  We ship worldwide.

Wake Auto Parts
3620 Tryon Rd.
Raleigh, N.C. 27606

+1 (919) 832-0893
+1 (800) 458-6861

Specializes in VW and Audi. Inventory mainly water cooled products but some air cooled. Currently around 35 Vanagons for parts. Very well connected to other salvage yards nationwide and usually have knowledge of other VW's for parts. Recently sold some Syncro items to Derek Drew.

Dealers (specializing in Vanagons and EuroVans)

Hoch Motors
3580 Santa Rosa Ave.
Santa Rosa, CA 95407

+1 (707) 584-1199
+1 (707) 584-1190 fax

Specializes in VW Vanagon Westfalias. They're great at finding low-mileage, very clean California vehicles.

J & R VW Vans
260 Telegraph Road
Reno, NV 89502

+1 (775) 323-4943

This shop and dealer specializes in syncro Vanagons. The owner and founder drives a syncro. They also specialize in syncro repair.

Jerry is the used-vehicle specialist.

Vanagons and EuroVans Rentals

Aloha Campers

+1 (808) 281-8020

Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia rentals in Maui, Hawaii. Their web page includes rate information as well as an online reservation form.

California Campers

+1 (650) 216-0000
+1 (650) 216-0060 fax

Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia rentals in San Francisco. Their web page includes rate information as well as an online reservation form.

EuroVan rentals in Germany. The web site features online booking of reservations.

Happy Travel Campers

+1 (310) 370-1266
+1 (310) 793-2982 fax

Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia rentals in Los Angeles.

Herting & Otter VW
Frankfurt, Germany

+49 61.096.1071
+49 61.096.7131

Steve Lashley says:

I recommend that you send a request in English by fax, which will give them time to translate it and reply. They only had one person there that spoke much English.

Imua Camper Company

+1 808-937-3736
+1 877-773-4682 toll free

Volkswagen Westfalia camper rentals in the Hawaiian Islands.

Northwest Campers
208 Mckenzie Ave.
Bellingham, WA 98226

+1 (360) 733-1982
+1 (360) 671-6353 fax

Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia rentals in Bellingham, Washington, serving the Pacific Northwest. The website includes reservation form, rental rates and terms.

Western Roadtrips
Salt Lake City, UT

+1 801-953-6068

Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia rentals in Utah, the state with more national parks and monuments than any other.

+1 (250) 888-9686

Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia rentals in British Columbia. Their home base is in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia. Various Pick-up options areavailable. Convenient to Seattle, Victoria, and beautiful western Canada!

Tool suppliers

6440 Odell Place
Boulder, CO 80301

+1 (303) 530-2424
+1 (303) 530-4720 fax
+1 (800) 525-2943 North America

Specialty tools for vw, audi and many other make autos.

Baum Tools Unlimited-West
P.O. Box 5867
Sarasota, FL 34277

+1 (800) 848-6657 U.S.
+1 (415) 566-9229 international
+1 (415) 566-0694 fax

Makers and importers of specialty tools. product lines include Hazet, Stahlwille, Gedore, Heyco, Facom, and USAG.

The Motoring Shop Inc.
317 Raleigh St.
Orlando, FL 32806

+1 (800) 327-1668
+1 (407) 423-0306 fax

Genuine german Hazet Tools for VW, Audi, and Mercedes.

Kano Laboratories, Inc.
1000 South Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37211-2627

+1 (615) 833-4101
+1 (615) 833-5790 fax

Kroil (the oil that creeps) is a penetrating lubricant that is effective in loosening even the rustiest bolts. It costs about US $4 for an 8 ounce bottle, and $6 for the aerosol version.

Pendergrass Tool Specialist
5145 North St.
Somis, CA 93066
Phone 805-386-2653

Mail order source for SP Tools (

This is a small one-man operation that specializes in marque or specialty tools. He also handles other brands including several that supply VW.

5350 E. Hunter Ave
Anaheim Hills, CA 92807-2053

+1 (714) 693-7666
+1 (714) 693-8558 fax

Specialty tools for european and asian autos.

Snap-On Tools

+1 (800) 866-5748

This will put you in touch with the Snap-On customer direct order program.

Zelenda Machine &
     Tools Corp.

66-02 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11374

+1 (718) 896-2288
+1 (888) 892-8348

Authentic vw & audi special service tools (those things you seen in the Bentley manuals, that have only numbers, like VW387).

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