I had the afternoon off so I drove up to Malahat Autowreckers to see if there were any new Vanagons in stock. And indeed there were, 2 1990 MY passenger vans that were not completely stripped. One was a weekender, driver’s side jump seat and table still intact. Both had something I had not noticed on a Vanagon before, an aluminum sill plate on the sliding door entrance. I bought one, here it is.
The part number is 255 853 558. I think it is available from VW Classic parts, “scuff plate – sill panel- Einstiegleiste”,
I also managed to find a couple of undamaged cup holders.
And some fairly new looking front door inside latch plates (they really get ratty, especially the brown ones), and a couple of surrounds.
A few relays and clips rounded out the shopping spree.