Restoration.  

A word with many meanings.  At Peace Vans it means one thing - listening to your wish list and translating it into reality.  You might be a new owner of a Vanagon and want to invest in bringing it up to modern safety and performance standards.  Or, perhaps, you've owned your air cooled bus for 30 years and it's finally time to put some new paint on it and freshen up the interior.  Maybe you have a generous budget, or maybe you want to do your project in phases. 

Peace Vans'  goal is to work with you and understand your project goals and then build a plan to get it done.  Typically, a restoration project is defined as a comprehensive overhaul - this can be focused on the just the mechanical systems, just the body or a combination of both.  Restoration projects are managed outside of our normal workflow and often require significantly more time to complete.  It is not unusual for projects to take 2-3 months and a complete restoration of interior, exterior and mechanical can easily exceed a year in length.  

We work with many clients from around the country.  Shipping vehicles to Peace Vans in Seattle is simple and while we can't cover the shipping costs, we will generally cover airfare when it is time to come pick up and road trip home.

Current Projects include:

  • 77 Bay Window, complete restoration
  • 80 Assuan Brown Air Cooled Vanagon body restoration
  • 73 Bay Window, full restoration
  • 91 Vanagon, mechanical overhaul
  • 88 Vanagon, mechanical overhaul
  • 86 Vanagon Syncro, body/paint restoration after major collision

Here's a gallery of a 1985 Vanagon we did a full body restoration on including a color change to the classic Maus Gray color.  The customer also had us install an epic in-dash AC/Heat solution that worked like a dream.  The first picture below is the "before" shot.

 

 

Our Own Restorations:  Peace Vans

From time to time we restore vehicles for the resale market.  These are few and far between and our preferred model is that you acquire your own vehicle and then restore it with you.  Learn more about building your own Peace Van here