Shifting is through a 4-speed manual transaxle, and the 2017 work also included resurfacing the flywheel and replacing the input shaft seal, rear main seal, flywheel O-ring, clutch disc, pressure plate, clutch release bearing, and more. While you already know how virtually bulletproof that powerplant is, as you look at the pictures of this 1600cc unit, you can see there have been plenty of recent quality investments. The massive combination clothes and linen closet creates a massive blind spot - which would not be the case, if it were mounted to the left rear on the driver's side of the Bus. The whole set-up works remarkably well and - when on the road - I find myself using the storage space as it was intended. Before 1968, old-school Volkswagens used swing axles the were single jointed at the transaxle. No part of this website may be reproduced, distributed, or transmitted in any form or by any means.
Just under 65k miles are shown on the five-place odometer, with approximately 4k added by the current owner of two years. For 1974 Type 4 motor was updated yet again to 1800cc with the use of larger cylinder bores and valves. It has a small fold up table for a camp stove, which serves as a cover for the catch-all unit when folded down. The white bumpers fit tightly to the body, the engine bay is very tidy and the cargo bay is in great shape. Icon Motoring has a passion for cars.
They are also becoming extremely valuable as everyone wants to get their hands on one. Ask a question about the Volkswagen Bus 1971 Have a question about the Volkswagen Bus 1971 but cannot find the answer in the user manual? The more precies your question is, the higher the chances of quickly receiving an answer from another user. This tent also features a waterproof floor and the attachment method on the vehicle side results in a securely closable shelter i. The Westfalia interiors were one many aftermarket Camper set-ups. Inside however, it's a bit more spacious inside the front cabin and with its larger windows the new design offer better visibility and is more airy than its predecessor.
The 1968 Type 2, T2a - Bay Window Bus - still retains a relatively high ground clearance of the older Split-Window Bus, which comes in handy on unimproved back roads. One of the largest changes was the loss of the distinctive front windshield. So, it is more of day camper. A catch-all shelf unit is mounted to outward side of the ice box. This Westie has a new canvas top plus new window and body seals. The would will need to be redone in some areas. On a 32 degree day, it will run all day at 70 mph with no problem.
The engine is Volkswagen's famous flat-four unit. Instead of a single opening front panel, there is a zippered screen door in the middle of the front side away from the bus with a small awning flap that can be lowered for wind and rain protection. This type of torsion bar suspension may have dated back to the e 1930's, but it is an all-wheel, independent suspension system that works and it is very robust. In total the safety improvements make for a stronger front cab, they do come with a weight penalty, especially when you tally in the added weight of the Type 4 engine assembly. In a Bus it tends to run hot. The steering lever shaft was repaired and the steering box was adjusted in 2017. Current mileage on the odometer shows 91,901 miles.
The old way, since the inception of the Type 2 in 1950, was remove the center most portion of the lower rear body work and simply roll the which ever jack was use to support the engine rearward. Specializing in high end European sedans, ports cars, uxury off-road vehicles, uv's and specialty vehicles. No rust on the cab floors as it has been abated, but the bus still needs some body work to be a show quality piece. The cabin features front bucket seats under sheepskin covers and a rear bench with mismatched upholstery and a split seam. The original color looked better so we buffed the good parts and left the rest. Not responsible for typographical or photo errors. The black instrument panel is also in decent shape, while the inner door liners are in very good condition.
The bus was repainted 5 years ago, and at this time a new custom vinyl interior was installed along with a sweet hard wood floor. We also carry virtually everything else you need to restore your classic Volkswagen Bus. Interior is also in decent shape but could use some love. This Bus may have some age on it but with all the recent service work it drive like new! With the exception of the rear-mount engine and transaxle, the Type 2 was truly designed from a blank sheet of paper. The taller gears allowed the late 1970's Bay Window Bus to cruise at 75 mph. Perhaps the users of ManualsCat. The motor is mated to a four-speed manual transmission that shifts great! Come Check out this great looking V.
The above cutaway diagram is that of a 1968 - 1971 Bay Window Type 2 Bus. Discount code will be delivered via email. Noted flaws include a scrape on the sliding door as well as several areas of rust, notably in the ceiling and rear cargo area. Invoices for the work conducted by Buslab in 2017 are shown in the gallery below. It rides on new tires and has a roof rack. Has a strong 1600 dual port engine and 4 speed transmission.