VW Split Screen Body, Trim, Accessories
VW Bus Body Parts & Fittings
Choose from a complete range of top quality Split screen van body parts and fittings, catering for just about every imaginable repair. We carry a huge range of body fittings, such as latches and hinges, firewall kits, badges and decals, exterior accessories such as roofracks and mirrors, plus glass and seals, door locks and latches, door and body rubber seals, sunroof parts as well as parts and fittings for the heating system. If it's a body part, you'll find it in this section. If you're looking for sheetmetal repair panels, then visit the 'panels' section.
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.