VW Bay Bus Suspension

History Of The VW Bay Window Transporter (T2)

1973’s changes brought more body modifications, the front indicators were moved from just above the bumper, to next to the fresh air grille for the cab, a deformation panel was added behind the front bumper, allowing the bus to pass the US crash tests, even though as a van it was not required to pass them.

The VW roundel on the front panel shrunk in size, and was made of plastic, painted white (L041) on most models, and chromed plastic on Deluxes. The “blade” type bumpers of the earlier buses had been replaced by the larger and squarer “Europa” type bumpers. By virtue of the bumpers changing, the cab steps were now incorporated into the wheel-arch/wing. All Type 1 engined buses now used an alternator as opposed to a generator.

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