Vanagon – small finds at the auto wreckers

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”,

Back side:


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.

  1. #1 by Geneva Saint-Amour on May 15, 2013 - 8:49 pm

    Where will you put those cupholders? We are still struggling for the “perfect” location.

    Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 02:50:32 +0000 To:

    • #2 by albell on May 15, 2013 - 10:17 pm

      I don’t know. In the donor van they were both on the passenger seat pedestal, side by side. Kinda prone to being kicked when you go aft. I’m reluctant to mount them on the vent cover in front of the shifter.



  2. #3 by Emilio San José on May 22, 2013 - 3:37 am


    my cup I bought in Spain, on Ebay, very cheap. this is the link.

    I installed my portalatas which houses the heating thermostat. in the back seat. took the tray front map pockets

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