Subaru Conversions

Bring your vintage bus into the 21st century! The Van Cafe Subaru conversion DIY kits offer modern reliability, efficiency, and power for your VW Bay Window Bus and Vanagon. Manufactured here in Fort Collins, Colorado, our conversion kits and components give you what you need to make your conversion a success. Our knowledgeable support staff is always here for you throughout the process!

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  • Subaru Vanagon Conversion-Complete Cooling System
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    Subaru Vanagon Conversion-Complete Cooling System

    Complete your Subaru conversion with our cooling system kit.  Everything you'll need to plumb your motor into your Van.   Featuring our reverse coolant manifold and thermostat pipe, this is the tidiest way to finish your installation...
    $694.21
    SKU: KT-005608-1
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  • Subaru Engine Adapter Kit- Automatic Trans
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    Subaru Engine Adapter Kit- Automatic Trans

    The Subaru Engine Adapter Kit is one of the critical components of your Subaru conversion. This kit attaches your Subaru engine to your VW transmission and will work with all Subaru 4cyl and 6 cyl engines. This kit is designed for automatic transmissions...
    $621.91
    SKU: 003604
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  • Subaru Engine Adapter Kit- Manual Trans Subaru Engine Adapter Kit- Manual Trans
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    Subaru Engine Adapter Kit- Manual Trans

    The engine adapter kit is one of the critical components of your Subaru conversion. This kit attaches your Subaru engine to your VW Vanagon transmission. This kit will work with all Subaru 4cyl and 6 cyl engines. This kit is designed for MANUAL Vanagon...
    $621.91
    SKU: 003603
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  • Bay Window Air Box And Intake System Bay Window Air Box And Intake System
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    Bay Window Air Box And Intake System

    Introducing the Van Cafe complete Air Intake Component System.  When combined with our Throttle Body Mounting Kit, this unique solution fulfills all the air intake routing requirements for installing a Subaru conversion in your 1972-1979 VW bay...
    $479.95
    SKU: 004469
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  • Subaru-Vanagon Conversion Shortened Steel Oil Pan Subaru-Vanagon Conversion Shortened Steel Oil Pan
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    Subaru-Vanagon Conversion Shortened Steel Oil Pan

    Our custom lowered oil pan will regain the ground clearance lost during your Subaru conversion. This custom oil pan gives an additional 2" clearance from the stock Subaru pan with a full five-quart capacity. The pans are 100% handmade, with no reused...
    $479.95
    SKU: 004463
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  • Stainless steel coolant front to rear pipe kit for 1985 VW vanagons that use 1.5 inch pipes
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    Full Set Stainless Coolant Pipes 1985 1.9L 1.50"

    Get rid of the ticking time bomb that can kill your van!  Our Stainless Steel Coolant Pipes are one of our most popular upgrades! Vanagons used plastic coolant pipes - which may break and leave you stranded! At Van Cafe, we manufacture custom bent...
    $399.95
    SKU: KT-001007
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  • Svx To Vanagon Throttle Body Intake Box Svx To Vanagon Throttle Body Intake Box
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    Svx To Vanagon Throttle Body Intake Box

    Back by popular demand!!! This is Rocky Mountain Westy's custom air intake manifold for installing an SVX motor into a Vanagon. This manifold allows you to configure so that the intake system biases toward the left side tail light to harvest the colder...
    $399.95
    SKU: 004578
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  • RMW Subaru to Bay Window Conversion Carrier Bar Kit
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    Subaru / Bay Window Carrier Bar

    At last a solution to mounting a Subaru engine into your 72-79 bay window bus. We have built all of the components out of heavy steel. The tube cross bar is made of 1 1/4 .120 round tube that is bent to maximize ground clearance. The other components on...
    $395.95
    SKU: 004477
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