Attractive Diy Camper Van Remodel Ideas For Inspirations 41
Attractive Diy Camper Van Remodel Ideas For Inspirations 41

20+ Attractive Diy Camper Van Remodel Ideas For Inspirations

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This was the first VW camper adapted from the VW bus (known as the Samba) – which itself was adapted from the VW panel van. You’ll recognise the rounded VW campervan with the sweeping V moulding on the front, the huge VW badge, split windscreen and big round headlights as the classic VW Camper.

Production of the first generation, ‘split-screen’ Transporters known as the type 2, (the Beetle was type 1), started in Wolfsburg for the 1950 model year with a tiny 1100cc air-cooled engine developing borrowed from the Volkswagen Beetle. By comparison, today’s Transporter has a choice of four TDI PD diesel engines from 1.9 litres to 2.5 litres.

Volkswagen imported the first VW Campervan to the UK in 1955 and a year later, transporter production moved to a new factory in Hanover. The campers were fitted out by Westfalia, a coachwork company who worked in partnership with VW for many years. There were a huge number of configurations of the furniture and other companies produced conversions too. The split-screen campers had the same air-cooled engines as the panel vans and the same 6 volt electrics.

The taller and larger bay window VW camper had 12 volt electrics, a sliding side door and larger engine. It still had a friendly, rounded shape but with better visibility and more space. Over three million were made during 12 years of production. Westfalia continued to do conversions, and a large number of other companies in the UK such as Devon, Danbury, Canterbury and Dormobile, joined the market too. There are also VW camper vans that have been converted by small companies and DIY conversions.

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