“I had a quiver of cuss words I hadn’t used in awhile, so I got myself a Westy.”
Simon had travelled around Europe surfing with his buddies in a VW van when he was younger, and that nostalgia got him into a Vanagon restoration project for weekend travels and camping getaways. This vintage update of a 40-year-old vehicle brings the Westy back to it’s original glory, with some great upgrades such as a flatscreen TV, GPS, and cupholders.
It wasn’t exactly a cheap endeavor (he spent $7.5k on the van itself, and another $15k renovating it), but it brings him joy and he’s constantly stopped by others on the road with memories of the VW van days. Watch his video tour below!
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His Vintage Van Renovation With Modern Conveniences
The couch here turns into the cozy master bedroom.
He has the most organized tool area right here!
Check out the video tour of Simon’s labor of love!
VIDEO: Renovated 1980 Westy Camper Van Tour
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- New cupholders
- All new flooring
- More efficient refrigerator
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