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 Busselecta.com 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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