VW Type 2 Split Screen Wheels

Bus 1955-1967 Wheels

VW Heritage offer a wide range of VW Bus wheels 1955-67 and wheel accessories for all van models. We stock standard O.E. Wheels, performance Alloy Wheels as well as a range of brake parts and wheel trims, hubcaps, clips and rivets. We not only sell our products online but our expert team provide free advice on compatibility, fitting and finish. Browse and buy the parts you need from our links below, or read on for further information about our VW Camper Van Wheels and VW Bus brakes.

Split Screen Camper O.E. Wheels

Our original steel VW Camper wheels the finish is better than most other “sunny climate “ chrome however we cannot guarantee this finish in the British weather.

VW Camper Wheels

Our Alloy Wheels are some of the most desirable aftermarket rims available and our selection includes BRM, Fuchs, EMPI 5, Sprintstar, Porsche, Enkei & ATS styles. We are also very pleased to offer ‘SSP’ alloys that have been designed exclusively for us. These are reconfigured to fit better and last longer and what’s more, you get a two year structural guarantee!

VW Camper Van Wheel Accessories

Our range of wheel accessories offers about every size and type of wheel bolt and stud, including mag nuts and Thatcham-approved locking nuts/bolts. We also stock a huge selection of trim.

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

Early Type 2’s were powered by the 1131cc air cooled; flat 4 engine, mounted on a transaxle transmission. With the engine producing a heady 25hp, performance wasn’t what you’d call blistering, but the van was capable enough. VW used an ingenious method of reduction boxes on the bus to make the most out of the limited power available, these reduction boxes came on all Split screens; they effectively operated as another gearbox, and provided more torque at the expense of higher engine revs, and a slower top speed.

1953 saw VW upgrade the power plant to 1192cc 30hp unit, and then in 1955 the compression ratio was increased. In 1959 VW unveiled a new version of the 40hp engine, this however, proved to be so unreliable that all the buses equipped with the engine were all recalled and fitted with a the previous unit. A few vans did escape the recall, and if you were to find a running example of one these today, it really would be a survivor as the engine was discontinued with immediate effect, and as such has no parts support whatsoever.

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