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1976 VW Westfalia Deluxe Campmobile Kermit

Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus/Vanagon
SubModel: Westfalia
Type: Van Camper
Year: 1976
Mileage: 137,411
VIN: 2362082975
Color: Green
Engine: 2.0L FI
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Houston, Texas, United States

1976 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon Additional Info:

Selling a 1976 Westfalia. His name is Kermit. This is a good clean Bus I got in Colorado, now in Houston, Texas. I just finished rebuilding the engine with all of the best quality new and NOS VW parts. Does not leak one drop of oil! If you know about VW Buses, these late Baywindow Westfalias are the best combo that VW ever produced for aircooled Buses. The powerful 2.0L motor with fuel injection is a wonderful engine to have and far surpasses their previous Buses. These late Westfalias will cruise at highway speeds comfortably, and climb mountain passes with ease as the fuel injection automatically adjusts itself. As well, the bed in the pop-top is actually useable for a full size adult, instead of the previous version that just had a cot up there. These are truly wonderful campers!!
Engine rebuild included the following:
Replaced engine case with a GE code case
Drilled, tapped, and plugged flywheel side oil passages
OE VW crankshaft Std mains/.010" rods
NOS VW main bearings (std/std)
Kolbenschmidt rod bearings .010"
Silverline cam bearings (thrust bearing fit to camshaft)
CB Performance Stock Hydraulic Camshaft
CB Performance Aluminum Cam Gear
CB Performance Type 4 26mm Maxi-1 Pump (spec'd out)
CB Performance Hydraulic Lifters (OEM)
NOS Connecting Rods (with oil grooves cut per VW service bulletin)
AA 94mm pistons and cylinders
AMC Cylinder heads (square port)
Cleaned and lubricated hydraulic rocker assemblies (valves adjusted 1 turn in)
Cleaned and painted VW valve covers (with new gaskets)
Cleaned pushrod tubes with new o-rings
Elring fan hub seal
Victor Reinz flywheel main seal
Sachs 228mm clutch kit with throw out bearing
Great condition original VW flywheel
Rebuilt Bosch Alternator (very hard to find)
Fixed alternator wiring harness
Rebuilt AFM and ECU (Fuel Injection Corp)
Early Vanagon throttle body
Original, good condition, 1978 style F.I. Harness
New throttle body seal, AAR elbow, and brake booster/decel valve Y
New crankcase breather to S-boot hose
New hose from AAR elbow to S-boot
Original "blue top" fuel injectors, new fuel injector o-rings (big and little)
Cleaned and painted intake runners
New intake runner phenolic spacers and boots going to plenum
New air filter (Mahle)
Cleaned and RTV'd S-boot
All engine tin degreased and painted (complete set of tin)
Painted heater boxes
New Dansk left side heater box
New reproduction left side stove pipe from heater box to heater valve
Replacement muffler and tail pipe (Leistritz W. Germany)
New exhaust to heater box gaskets
All fuel line replaced, including lines from fuel rail to injectors
Has the metal lines from each fuel rail to the cold start valve
New oil strainer and gaskets
Taco plate o-ring
Original VW oil cooler cleaned inside and out, new seals
Oil cooler flap "locked down" (no thermostat or 1/2 side flap)
Replaced vacuum lines
Bosch SVDA distributor with new Bosch points and new Bosch condensor (made in Germany)
New Bosch blue coil
New Bosch spark plugs and new spark plug wires
Replacement engine bay foam seal
New alternator belt
Original metal timing scale and original plastic fan guard
Degreased fan shroud
Replacement fan assembly
New heater tubes and fixed heater booster relay harness
EGR blocked off on the engine tin side
New Bosch cylinder head temp sender
Good used thermo time switch, AAR, cold start valve, fuel pressure regulator, and decel valve
Bosch oil filter and Rotella 15w40 oil
Good condition mustache bar rubber mounts
New Duralast battery and battery cables
As well as rebuilding the engine, I have also done the following work:
Replaced all shift rod bushings (Wolfsburg West brand)
New shift rod tube rubber boots
Cleaned and painted front and rear shift rod
Degreased underside of transmission
New transmission gear oil (80w90)
Remanufactured in USA original German CV axles (packed with grease and installed with load spreaders, lock washers, and correct bolts)
New front brake pads
Bled all 4 corners with DOT3 brake fluid
Removed interior, cleaned, and reinstalled interior
Sorted fuse box electrical with correct amperage fuses
Replaced rear tail lights with new Brazilian units
New wiper blades
Cleaned and painted pedal pan
Washed out gas tank and replaced all fuel vapor hoses
Replaced fuel filler neck rubber piece (where the fuel cap goes)
New fuel filter and hoses
I have done so much work to this Bus, I am probably forgetting something! I take extreme pride in my work and I know you will not find another engine rebuilt like mine in the entire United States. I have spent countless hours bringing this Bus back to life so that he can be enjoyed for a long time to come. Engine pulls great and runs smooth. Transmission shifts smoothly, especially with the new shift rod bushings. Blinkers blink, horn honks, wipers wipe, emergency flashers flash, brake lights illuminate, defrost switch turns on, and Sony radio sounds great! Front steering is good 'n tight. Brakes work well. Heater works. Tires are older Michelin LT 195/75r14 8-ply Load Range C but still in decent condition. Overall, Kermit is very mechanically solid.
Slider door needs work, but still opens and closes. Body needs painted, or leave it as is and don't worry about it. The spot of bright green on the passenger side is because I tried to strip the paint to original, but they sanded the original pretty good so it wasn't salvageable. That bright green color is the closest that the automotive paint shop could match to the current green, even though I brought in the front nose vent piece. It's frustrating, but I'm probably being too picky. There's two very small rust holes behind the passenger side front wheel, and one in front of the driver's side rear wheel. Each hole is about the size of a U.S. quarter. Battery tray could stand to be replaced, but is still holding the battery securely. There is a little bit of rust on the bottom edge of the windshield sill, but not very bad compared to others I have seen. Camper interior needs some more TLC, but is mostly complete. Kermit still has his front door sill guards and front mudflaps. Previous owner replaced the canvas top, but there are a couple holes in the back of it. Also, the outside of the canvas is kind of faded, the previous owner must have left it open to enjoy the Bus while it was parked. Fiberglass top opens and closes, but could use some TLC as the corners are cracked. Includes original camper stool with green plaid top(not pictured), childs cot, rear hatch bug screen, swing out table leg (no table), and original front windshield curtain. Kermit has all of his original documentation, including the A/C insert (he had air conditioning once upon a time!). This Bus has super good energy and I am very sad to see him go, but my life is changing and I have no choice in the matter. I have a clean, clear, signed over, Colorado title. Bus is located in Cypress, Texas, outside of Houston.
Please only bid if you are serious about owning this iconic piece of automotive history! Bus is for sale locally as well as on TheSamba.com, and it will be sold on a first come first served basis. I recommend using the "buy-it-now" option if you are serious to guarantee ownership of this beautiful example of old world German automotive excellence. I can accept full payment through PayPal for your convenience.
I will work with your shipping arrangements. Any questions please ask, I will respond in a timely manner. As with all cars that are 40 years old, vehicle is sold as-is with no warranty expressed or implied. Thanks!!