Split Bus 1950-67 Body, Trim, Accessories

VW Bus Body Parts and Panels

Our top quality body parts cater for both repairs and restorations. We supply full reproduction panels, and repair sections in the highest available spec. If you cannot find the Splitscreen Body Parts you need, please contact our sales team on 01273 444 000 and we'll be happy to help!

History Of The VW Splitscreen Transporter (T1)

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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