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.
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.
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.
Barndoor buses also came with a 16” road wheel, not the 15” or 14” that later buses came with. The Commercial was the most basic of the buses offered by VW, a simple panel van, with no tailgate, no side windows and two opening cargo doors on the respective passenger side.
Panels were also used as a basis for some of the camper conversions such as the EZ Camper and the Sundial. The Kombi was the next level up, still basic, with no headliner, carpet and very sparse door panels, and featured 3 side windows on each side of the cargo area, and two rows of seats, in the middle and rear, these were easily removed by one person. Kombis were also used by the camper converters.