Replacing your 1982-1983 diesel Vanagon/Transporter’s old brittle or cracked coolant expansion tank with a new late-model tank? This tank mounting bracket ‘standoff’ will make installation in your diesel Vanagon easier.
The coolant expansion tank from the 1986-1991 gasoline Vanagons, while an excellent upgrade for the old diesels, will not fit into the stock diesel tank mounting bracket. Van Cafe/Rocky Mountain Westy offers a nice expansion tank mounting bracket for the newer tanks, but it doesn’t fit the diesel Vanagon without cutting off or bending flat the original tank mounting flanges on the bulkhead.
Rather than molesting the original bodywork, this bracket ‘standoff’ design adapts your new Van Cafe/Rocky Mountain Westy mounting bracket to fit the bulkhead’s existing slots.
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This heavy-duty standoff is fabricated of 2 mm steel, pre-drilled, and primed and painted for decades of use.
Standoff includes all mounting hardware, and easy installation instructions. (Van Cafe/Rocky Mountain Westy expansion tank mounting bracket sold separately.)
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