VW Type 2 Split Screen Rear Suspension

A Short History Of The VW Type 2 'Splitscreen' (cont.)

The ambulance tailgate was bottom hinged and strengthened allowing stretchers to be slid in from the back. Ambulance models also featured a glass and metal divider between the cab and the cargo area, 1951-55 Ambulances featured a fresh air scoop mounted above the windscreen, with two fans mounted in it.

Other features unique to ambulance models were; jump seats, grab rails on the ceiling, cargo area to cab buzzer, frosted side glass windows, additional sound deadening, additional shelving and cabinets, stretcher tables. Ambulance models also had the option to specify which side you wanted the cargo doors on.

Barndoor ambulances also have the fuel tank moved to in front of the gearbox/axle assembly and the spare wheel moved to between the cab and cargo area, 2 features which became standard on later Split buses.

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