EZ Camper Project: 1964 VW Type II

'64 EZ Camper

It appears that the EZ company of Little Rock, California converted Volkswagen Type IIs into campers for six years. Here for your review is a 1965 EZ Camper conversion that was done to a ’65 Type II panel van. Listed here on craigslist and now sitting in Shreveport, Louisiana is a 1964 Type II EZ Camper conversion for $12,500.

'64 EZ Camper back

The seller says that this is an all original unmolested bus that needs a restoration. Some of the missing pieces are two seat cushions and the support rods for the factory side tent.

'64 EZ Camper rear right

By the way, the engine, engine bay filler panel and the bay cover are not included with this purchase.

'64 EZ Camper front seat

Yes, that is daylight you are seeing through the remains of the floor panel. Too bad this isn’t a 356! Holes and missing floors appear to be worth big bucks when it comes to 356s.

'64 EZ Camper floor area

The seller says the roof and drip rails are in very good condition and the body panels are straight. The interior on the other hand is in need of some serious help to be a usable camper ever again.

'64 EZ Camper left

In 2011, a long, long, time ago, a 1966 restored example sold for a mere $11K. What do you think that ’66 is worth today?  That sure was a good buy when you look at the Micro Bus Bubble today.  There is a phone number available for you to contact the seller if you have any questions concerning this ’64 model.  There are also more images with the ad for your review. Are you up to this project? If so, we think that maybe you wish you had purchased the ’66 for $11K. We wish we had!

Motor-on,

Robert

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Comments

  1. JW

    Kind of kool and when restored would fit right in to a 60’s / 70;s vibe car show, Kind of a niche type vehicle but what ones aren’t. Never owning a VW I wouldn’t know where to begin and what the final restoration might cost me.

  2. Rick

    Back in the mid 70s I had a ’61 VW Bus camper conversion by Mahag, looked similar except for the windows, haven’t ever seen another one

  3. KO

    I’m an admitted VW bus lover, but man, that’s a lot of cash for a not super desirable bus in this bad of shape. EZ Camper, Westfalia, Campers of America, Dormobile, there were a lot of camper conversion companies at the time. Westys and Dormobiles had pop tops, not sure if you could get an EZ that way or not. It’s not really a desirable conversion like a Westy is. It’s still a pre-67 bus, but I wouldn’t even look at it if it wasn’t less than $4k. Scratch that. Drop the leading one. $2500.

  4. MountainMan

    The unfortunate bubble that VW busses are riding now means this will bring the $12k ask without much trouble. I remember about 20 years ago a guy a couple miles from my house has 23 window bus that was pretty solid but had no engine had it up or sale for about $3500. One of my friends and I went to see it and both decided to pass due to the price being a little higher than we thought it deserved based on the condition. Of course now I wish I would have found ten of them. Im sure this will find a home, get restored and be worth $50,000 but it just seems crazy that people are willing to pay for these. The last one I bought was around the same time and I paid $200. It was a 68 bus that had been sitting 5 years after an engine rebuild. This was in central Florida and the bus had minimal rust, weak paint and a pretty good interior. I dropped in a battery, replaced fuel lines and a belt, added fresh fuel and drove it home ( after checking brakes)

  5. George

    You checked the brakes? Before driving home? I once picked up a ’71 in Atlantic City that had been sitting two blocks from the ocean for about the same amount of time. I got it running which is fairly easy to do with minimal tools. The wiring had suffered due to the salt air. Slapped on a couple of used Tiger Paw radials on the back, and drove it home to upstate NY. I had to make it home by dark since the headlights didn’t work, although the running lights did. But no brakes lights or turn signals. So while driving I used hand signals and turned on the lights when slowing down so that it looked like I had brake lights. After getting home, a friend and I ran some wires front to back underneath to get brake lights and turn signals. The reverse switch was shot, so we added a push/pull pot on the dash for backup lights.

  6. guggie

    1969 my dad had a customer who had a 21 window bus with a sun roof , the engine was in baskets in the back ,bought it for $200.00 bought parts from JCWhitney .Spent about a month nights putting the engine back together ,4 new tires ,a battery and we had it around for a spare vehicle for about 5 years , my sisters took their drivers test on it and it never let us down . One day my sisters were going to school and a drunk hit them at a light , hit them soo hard that the engine got knocked out of the bus . end of bus !

  7. Horse Radish

    Whoever owns this must be unaware of what water/humidity does to formica/.particle board/laminated wood…..(let alone metal)
    watering the floor of your (humid) indoor storage does not help either…
    All the interior is bloated and done for.

  8. Bill Parameter

    … Gee, a $12,000 car only needing $12,000 in repair ….

    What a deal !!

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