^ Can't take my eyes off that picture, if I could find one "built" like that I would spend the $ for it, but the Bay's are all gone for the most part here, there IS however a waterboxer Vanagon that I see in town, a window van, gutted inside, but sadly an automatic, (bleah) both in performance and repair costs...it was pretty solid when it showed up this summer, but even the few months of winter use here has the scrapes and seems starting to rust... :( :( My only Vanagon was an '80 air-cooled, factory gas heater I almost had running right...lol,( the heater) bus ran great after I ditched the fuel injection and put on the 2bbl weber and a non catalyst exhaust. Window van though, was searching for a westy interior before life happened to me and it...still hate myself for letting it slip away. Don't ever sell that thing man, they kind of become part of you. More photos would be nice, hint hint! :) I like the rear bumper/hitch combo, Rocky Mountain Motorworks issue? That rig is top notch, as long as you have her, you are truly "free". Enjoy. Oh, and I seem to remember the '80 still having the hatch over the engine, (inside the van) was this discontinued on the water cooled models? Where is my Bentley manual, I have to look now...these things are sooo addictive. ;) My memory is analog so I could be wrong about the hatch.