Just saw a video where the owner of a T2 Bay had fitted a subaru motor and auto box in its true configuration, . It did require a bit more fabrication than the usual subaru conversion, more or less making it a mid mounted effort .. but it didnt encroach to far into van. With the interior complete the rear load area was extended to where the heel board of a rock n roll bed would locate .. They went a bit overboard and fitted tubular independent front end but they also used the subaru dash, gauges heater controls and centre console with standard subaru auto shifter .. They also cut away the rear chassis and suspension, grafting in a modified rear clip and coil over struts .. so a major rehash of the back end. The finnished item looked just like a type 2 , It had a standard stance, it wasnt slammed, had big brakes and 400 brake horse.. Given the cost of restoring vans and the leveled out resale values, hot rodding a rusty wreck cant be a bad idea. Even registering something like this so its 100% legal IVAd and MOTd wouldnt be a chore since the original vans are pretty close to IVA spec just a thought.. Was also watching some vids of people converting vans to EV.. what a waste of time and effort .. By the time you have sufficient battery power to get to the beach the weight of the batteries and the EV motor exceed the vans rear axle weight.. 1/3 of the available power goes into moving the excess weight along the road .. EV has years and years of development before its practicle ..