Another Vanagon_S 1986 Volkswagen Vanagon post...
It started out as a standard 1986 Vanagon GL Syncro. Previously had 2 owners. The last owners had it for over 10 years and it was maintained very well. Body wise it was a sad puppy. It had at one time been hit by a train!
The owner had lost interest in the Syncro after an Ice storm had frozen the street and sent a fullsize pickup sliding down into it's front end. His insurance totaled the Syncro, so he passed it on to me. I found out that he recently installed a factory rebuilt engine and transaxle, so mechanically it was set!
I started by installing a home fabricated 2" lift kit. Then came a set of "Eurovan" 16" wheels with Michelin XZL tires ( military style ).
I removed the rear bumper and installed a "smitty built" Toyota SR5 tube bumper. Luckily the mounts line up perfectly with the stock Vanagon bumper brackets.
The front bumper mount was cut off and a hand made tube bumper was fab...
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