VW Split Screen Parts, Spares & Accessories
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Volkswagen Splitscreen Parts
We stock a growing selection of VW Split Screen (1955-67) parts. This ranges from the smallest service component or sought after accessory, to a variety of body panels and full turnkey engines.
New Parts Stocked for your VW Splitscreen Camper Van
The VW Camper parts list is not exhaustive, as we are constantly sourcing new products and expanding our range both in the UK and abroad. If you can’t find the VW Split Screen parts or spares you require don’t hesitate to contact us – we will always try and endeavour to source any VW Camper Van parts that you need. If you have a query about any of the VW Splitscreen Camper parts or accessories we supply, then you can call us during UK business hours or email – details of which can be found on our contacts page.
A Short History Of The VW Type 2 'Splitscreen'
The origins of the T2 are credited to Ben Pon, the Dutch VW importer, who in 1946 had visited the Wolfsburg factory with a view to importing Beetles (or KDF Wagens as they were then) to the Netherlands. However on his trip he saw something that interested him more.
What he had seen was a home made parts mover based on a Beetle chassis, but with the driver and controls sat atop the engine, with a large flat load bed in front of them, this little vehicle was called the Plattenwagen. Pon made a quick sketch and returned to Holland. Ben Pon returned to Wolfsburg in 1947 with some more detailed sketches of his new concept, and a few criteria it had to meet. Namely; it had to be able to carry a load of 1500kg, and that the driver and controls should be mounted at the front of the vehicle.
Development began on the project in 1948, and 3 short months later the first prototype had been made. After initial testing it became apparent that the modified T1 chassis wasn’t going to be sufficient for the job, so a ladder chassis with a separate body was employed.