A VANAGON WITH AN ENGINE CONVERSION? LET US BUILD YOU ONE!
The Vanagon is perhaps the most versatile of vehicles. It can be everything from a moving Van to a motor home and to some even a sports car. VW upgraded the engine several times since 1980 ending up with 2.1L and 95 horsepower in the 1986-1991's. From the beginning, the water cooled four was plagued with head gasket problems and VW dealers had their hands full with warranty repairs. They never seemed to be able to cure the corrosion issues on the Wasserboxer's heads and many long term Vanagon owners necessarily look upon this $2000-$3000 repair as a regular maintenance item.
TYPE-2 Bus Conversions
In addition to Subaru conversions on Vanagons, we also do Subaru conversions on Type 2 VW Buses. We offer these conversions with all 4-cylinder Subaru engines (2.2L, 2.5L, 2.0T, and 2.5T). Whatever engine you choose, you’ll be amazed by the change in your Bus’ power and ride. Most important, however, is the reliability, comfort, and peace of mind that a Subaru-powered Bus will provide you.
OUR CONVERSION PARTS
We're often asked "What's the cheapest way to do a Subaru engine conversion?"
The answer: make it right the first time!
We've designed superbly engineered parts to convert your Vanagon to a smooth, powerful Subaru power-plant. Our kits are a matched and proven set of parts that takes the worry out of building a Subaru powered Vanagon. No scouring the internet, fabricating parts, and worrying about whether muffler A will fit with bracket B. You will be rewarded with a finished conversion that looks and drives better than the original in every way. We are the only source for the parts necessary to use engines as new as 2012!
Build Your Dream Syncro!
Do you have a desire for a Syncro Multivan? Or how about a Syncro Carat? Maybe you just happen to own a 1985 Camper with 61K on the odometer and you want better traction in all weathers. We can convert your two wheel drive Vanagon into a Syncro and at the same time install a Subaru engine to give you the ultimate in power, traction, economy and reliability!
We have been working hard to keep up with the great customers we have! Here are a few updates from our side to share with new and existing customers:
- Meet our Team!
- Updated Terms & Conditions
- The Classic T-Shirt is Here!
- Big Brakes for All has been a great success!!
- Small Car's Response to the Pandemic
We have more news coming...stay tuned!
SMALL CAR BACK TO WHERE IT BEGAN
How many people searching our site know that we provide conversion support for more than VW Vanagons and Buses? Are you looking to convert your Speedster replica, VW Bug, or any air-cooled classic?
Did you know...
- Classic aircooled VWs go REALLY fast when we put a 2.5L Subaru engine in them.
- We have done many of these over the years and never advertised it?
Contact us with your passion and we would love to explore what a conversion would look like for you!
TOWING WITH SERVICE
Small Car now offers towing for our customers at $2.00 per mile! We will pick your vehicle up if needed, or to save you the trouble of bringing it to us during work hours, up to 30 miles!