1992 VW Watercooled Type 2 Panel Van
This Van spent the last 8 years at John's Car Corner in Westminster, VT.  I purchased the Van from John in January, 2009 and gave it a complete refresh.  The van is powered by a 1.6L Watercooled VW 4-Cylinder Golf Engine.  There's a radiator up front which also provides great heat to the cabin, something not too common in the air-cooled versions of these Type 2's.  I've replaced or refinished nearly everything on the exterior of the van, and the interior is all-original.  The wheels are a 5-star EMPI replica in gloss black with 195/65 Contental Vanco tires and ATLAS porta-walls.  John referred to this van as "Chili II."  This is part of the reason I refinished the van in "Chili Red" and "Pure Silver", and left the roof white.  Inspiration came from color schemes used on current model MINI Coopers.  Pretty cool custom van, and I had fun restoring it!  I've included some pictures of when John had the van to show a little before/after!  Click here to go back.

My Inspiration pic from before sending the bus out for paint:

Some Photos from when John had the Bus, showing what I started with:

That's John Below:

Some pictures under the bus when it was being delivered:

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