Retro Fitting Early Vanagon Panels

Early Vanagon Rear Panel Installation

To install the slider and rear side quarters on the passenger side of an early Vanagon (80-83 ½) a small modification must be made. You must remove the top channel at the top of the slider and rear quarters where the factory panel was slid up into. It will no longer be needed with our new panels.

Early Vanagon

Using a flat head screwdriver and hammer, lay the screwdriver flat on the side the rivet and hammer the head of the rivet off. They are aluminum so they shear off easily. Then remove channel and discard. Do this for the channel on the sliding door, and the rear quarters behind the sliding door on the passenger side. Next install panels.