The Bay Window was a later model of the VW Type I Kombivan, bursting in to life in 1968. With only minor changes in 1973, the Bay was different to the split screen van from previous years. Larger in the body, as well as in engine capacity, the final Bay kombi van rolled off the production line in 1979.
Custom Built for you
The fundemental basics of any Restoration are good foundations.
The Option One range benefits from the comprehensive beginnings here at Wize Volkswagen, and that commences with an entire shell strip down, leaving nothing in place. What follows is our 2018 introduced Three Stage Dipping process.
A process of Heat treating the shell by way of 'flash' burning all the materials. Followed by a long soak in the Phosphoric solutions, before entering into the rust prevention stages.
The Option One builds then enter in their 360 degree rotisserie process. We leave nothing unchecked, addressed, or repaired. They have fundemental beginnings, for their fundemental longevtivity.
Bespoke Kombivans. Built for you.
- RHD and LHD available
- Complete Bare Metal Three staged Dipping restoration
- Comprehensive reconditioning of engine and gearbox with powder coated underside mechanicals
- Opt for a traditional or modern coloured re-spray, both interior, exterior and underside!
- 60 choices of colour for seat covers, from traditional rich colours to modern, bright shades
- Choice of 5 kombi van layouts
- Bespoke cabinetry, with several choices of lightweight ply wood colours and effects, such as black granite, maple and beech
The whole process starts with finding a VW Type II kombi van crying out for restoration and refurbishment. In many cases, this means importing one from America, South Africa, or Australia.
When it lands in our workshop, we start the process as we mean to go – with unswerving attention to detail.
Back to 'basics'
The kombi van is stripped back to its bare bones. Invariably, decades of use along with the grime, dirt and decay stick to it. This all needs cleaning away but not with harsh chemicals.
We utilise the benefit of which Phosphoric acid possesses. A non destructive, but targetting compound structure that only ‘attacks’ the rust and rot. Leaving every other surface unscaved.
From this, we begin its transformation. With the addition of a process called etch priming, we add a chemical that makes the body of your kombi van ripe for the next stage – the body re-spray. Bare metal restorations – As standard!
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Take all the time you need to decide on the important colour combination! Are you creating a kombi van that sticks to its roots – the classic colour on the body and the white roof – or, are you giving it a modern, dramatic, colourful twist? The choice is yours…
But, you will only have days and nights of care-free adventures if the engine is reliable, deftly tuned and running like a dream, which is why with this comprehensive option, your split-screen VW Type II kombi van will have reconditioned engine, components replaced, gear box refurbished and much, much more.
The vinyl – with this comprehensive option, you have a choice of 58 vinyl colours; the 26 shades of the Zander range are deep, classic and rich; how about the understated, yet classic ‘Cream’ or the swirling depths of deep ‘Mocha’ brown? In the Valencia range, you have bright modern colours from which to choose. Maybe the excitement of ‘Melone’, an orange without being over bright or, the fizz of ‘Baltic’ blue?
The cabinetry – the interior of the VW kombi van is almost as iconic as its shape. With a growing range of colours and finishes, our plywood is not only lightweight but from sustainable resources. We build your interior in-house, and by hand. A true Bespoke service.
Accessorise – despite it being so comprehensive in nature, there are some additional extras that you may decide are simply ‘must-have’ items, like a pop-top conversion or the addition of power-steering.
And there we have it… YOUR kombi van, designed, created and built for you.
What memories will you make with yours?
From £43,295 < 01st June 2018
£58,295 > 02nd June 2018
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