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Volkswagen Hippie van

Postby lancehickley23 » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:54 pm

Hi all. Im interested in buying a old school vw hippie van. I've heard from people that the original motor is'nt quit powerful. What engine would one recommend putting in there. Its has to be some what fuel efficient because it is going to be daily driven, reliable and have enough power to pull a trailer. Please be specific as to what modification has to be done and more or less, what it is going to cost. I'm situated in Cape Town. Lastly, is there anyone which knows where i can buy the hippie van?

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Re: Volkswagen Hippie van

Postby marzbars » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:59 pm

Best would be to join the https://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/ forum.

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Re: Volkswagen Hippie van

Postby Neuk » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:17 pm

Do you have a picture of a hippie van? I presume you mean the split window buses, aka Type 2 or T1 bus, which I would not use on a daily basis as they are getting more and more scarce and parts are expensive, although easy to find. I would look at a bay window bus, a T2, which are cheaper and more readily available. As marzbars suggests, head over to the aircooled forum which has a lot more relevant information.
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Re: Volkswagen Hippie van

Postby Pik Sooter » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:00 pm

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Re: Volkswagen Hippie van

Postby Howie-WP » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:18 pm

Seen a few mint examples around Cape Town recently. They are not cheap .....

ps: why tow a trailer?

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