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VW BAY WINDOW PARTS & ACCESSORIES

1968 - 1979

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VW BAY WINDOW BUS PARTS AND ACCESSORIES

At Heritage Parts Centre know how much a part of the family your Bay Window is so we stock and supply a comprehensive selection of VW Type 2 Transporter parts and Bay Window accessories for all models from 1968-1979, be they a Bus, Camper, Pick-up or Van. We have everything for routine maintenance from oil filters to brake pads to full exhaust kits, as well as all the VW Type 2 parts you might need during a restoration. This includes a full range of body panels, rubber seals, interior and exterior trim parts and even Type 2 Aircooled engines.

To browse our extensive range of VW Type 2 parts, just follow the links above and remember, if you can’t find what you are looking for, call one of our sales advisors on 01273 444 000 and they will be pleased to assist you.

 

1968-1979 BAYWINDOW PERFORMANCE PARTS AND VW BUS STYLING ACCESSORIES

If your VW Type 2 Bus is running sweetly and you are looking to personalise it, look no further. We can also supply a complete range of Bay Window tuning parts and customising parts, from steering wheels to carpet sets, VW Bus alloy wheels and an extensive range of camping equipment.

Our list of 1968-1979 Type 2 Camper parts is pretty exhaustive, but if you can’t find the parts you need for your vehicle, we will always try to source or point you in the direction of the Bay Window parts you require. Give our knowledgeable and friendly staff a call, email, or live chat message and they will be happy to help.

VW Beetle History

History of the VW Type 2 Bay Window Bus (T2)

Following on from VW’s first incarnation of a commercial vehicle, the Bay Window Bus was introduced in late 1967. Quite different to its predecessor, many felt that it had lost some of the character of the previous model. However, many refinements were added and its top speed was increased to 80 mph.

This second-generation Type 2 lost its distinctive split front windshield, and was designed to be a easier to produce using the advances in mechanised production, and was slightly larger and considerably heavier than its predecessor. Commonly known as the Bay-window, or Bread Loaf in other countries.

The 36bhp engine was also slightly larger, having grown to 1600cc, but was a still a single port design at this time. The new bus had done away with the swing axle rear suspension of the Split and Beetle and reduction boxes previously used to raise ride height, and act as an extra gearbox. Instead, half-shaft axles fitted with constant velocity joints raised ride height without the wild changes in camber of the Beetle-based swing axle suspension. The updated Bus transaxle is usually sought after by off-road racers using air-cooled Volkswagen components, as well as being commonly used by Split bus owners when converting their bus to “straight-axles”.

The Bay was modernised by various small changes over a three year period, all eventually leading to the fitment of the later type 4 engine.

In 1971 VW introduced a new engine, whilst still a 1600cc now featured dual intake ports on each cylinder head, power was increased to 50bhp, this upgrade coincided with the addition of new road wheels, behind which were disc brakes for the first time on a Type 2.

 

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