Dusty: 1986 VOLKSWAGON VANAGON Weekender

Dusty was refitted for an adventurous northwest family of four. Designed with simplicity and humble elegance, this van is comfortable for long adventures or shorter camp trips. Dusty needed a complete renovation, and we took every opportunity to stay true to its original color palette. The result is a design that’s warm and inviting with a huge increase in functional storage space and sleeping area.

Dusty photos by Brian Lincoln

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THE DESIGN

Retain original color palate and feel

Increase functional storage

Custom cabinetry redesigned, bringing warmth and humble high quality of hardwood

Pop-Top complete renovation

Updated seats, mattress, tent, carpet, flooring

Complete overhaul of window and door seals

Detailed body & paint restoration


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THE BUILD

Redesigned classic weekender cabinets

Alder hardwood cabinetry & table with stainless steel hardware

Painted Pop-Top, new tent, seals, skylight, stainless steel hardware

Cork & rubber flooring

Upholstery & carpet kit

LED interior lighting

Insulation & soundproofing

Window, door & trim seals

Original paint color


 

Dusty in the shop