Bay Bus 1968-79 Transmission

Remanufactured Standard Camper Gearboxes

Rancho Classic have built a range of top-spec remanufactured VW Camper gearboxes they are produced to the original factory specification. They come with a 12 month unlimited mileage parts warranty. These remanufactured gearboxes are all built to VW’s meticulous high standard which ensures the final product is high quality. When ordering, please provide your VW Camper transmission code and as much vehicle info as possible (engine size/type/code, clutch size, year, etc) as this will allow us to check full compatibility.

Brand New Genuine VW Camper Gearboxes

Our genuine VW bus gearboxes are 1600cc units are fitted to late swing-axle Beetles, giving a final drive ratio of 4.375. A GT version is also available using ALL genuine parts to give a 3.875 final drive. This is ideal for 1600cc upward engines.

Rancho High Performance Gearboxes

We also supply Rancho range of high performance gearboxes that include a choice of gear ratios, super diff and heavy-duty sideplates. They are considered to be some the strongest, most reliable, highest quality transaxles available.

History Of The VW Bay Window Transporter (T2)

Following the introduction of the Type 4 engine, the body of the bay was to undergo more changes, the engine cooling vents on the rear pillars grew in size to provide extra cooling for the new larger engines, the engine lid was changed featuring a squarer number plate aperture, and a new locking mechanism and handle.

The fuel filler opening and door was changed to feature less curves, as well as being moved further towards the rear of the bus, allowing for refuelling with the sliding door open. (Obviously this is not an issue on RHD models)

The formerly removable cross member under the engine lid was now welded in place, and the front wheel arches had gained a lip similar to that of the rear arches. New rear lights replaced the split screen style ones, and were much larger and rectangular, in line with the new US regulations. They also featured reversing lamps built into the units. Reverse lights had previously been an option on anything apart from US and Canadian spec buses, which received them as standard.

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