Vanagon Restoration and Customization

OEM Parts sourcing & quality

Vanagon restoration are complicated, and finding quality parts can be difficult. It has been 40 years since the first Vanagon rolled off the factory line. Fortunately, we are still able to find some high quality mechanical parts. Vanagons definitely do have a global "cult" following. There are many small business across the globe manufacturing all kinds of cool innovative products. That said, sometimes we do need to scour the globe to find just the right part for your van.

Tailored Needs

Our experience and knowledge allows us to proudly stand behind every Vanagon restoration and customization job and assure you that your vehicle is being built to the highest standard. We also strive to provide the best customer satisfaction, this is all about you, your family, and your van. We can recommend tried true methods with years of experience and knowledge. We will recommend key upgrades that will make your driving experience a pleasure. Many of these upgrades will set your Vanagon apart from the rest.


Depending on your needs we can work closely with you to develop one-off products within our fabrication department. Our motto for that specific side of the business is, “If you can dream it, we can build it!”


Transporter Werks strives to be on the cutting edge of automotive restoration. We take pride in staying ahead of the curve, and we're always looking for new ideas and creative ways to maximize the space and functionality of the Vanagon chassis.
Our products are constantly growing and adapting to fit modern needs. Signature Transporter Werks modifications are prototyped in-house and then tested for sturdiness and longevity, by Sean and by our local customers. 

We Take Restorations Seriously

Many vintage vehicles are treasures – it may have been in your family for generations, or has sentimental value to you, or sometimes it’s a rare find. Whatever the situation, we will take the time and attention to detail on your Vanagon, because what we do is our passion. Vanagon restoration and customization can be very challenging and expensive, often running $40,000 – $60,000  for full mechanical restorations and well over $100,000 for a complete restoration, depending on the condition of the Vanagon.


 Vanagon restoration can be very challenging and expensive, rust, and body damage repair can be costly. It can easily add many thousands of dollars to the cost. Old Vanagon bodies often have generations of rust, structural damage, and/or failed repair attempts. We coin these jobs “Rustorations” because of the enormous undertaking it can be to restore. That said, we can handle almost any repair.


Vanagon Integrity & Quality

Restoration is not just for cosmetic purposes and often body repair work affects the structural integrity of a vehicle. If the job is performed improperly, the safety of the passengers is at stake. From floor pan replacement to body panel repair and reconstruction to complete frame-off restorations, we pride ourselves on the quality of our bodywork and stand behind the aftermarket parts we use.

Some of these options are available in our online shop.

Other products we custom fabricate to certain specifications to meet your desired style.


Headlight Kits


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Custom Bumper Options


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Brake Upgrade


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Custom Window Box


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Custom Side Mirrors


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Intake Vent Door

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Custom Suspension


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Wheel & Tire


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Custom Rocker



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Show Stopping Paint


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Accessory Rack

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Spare Tire Carrier

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Customized Carriers


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Engine Options Available


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