Bay Windows

 

“The Bay”

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.

Key Details

  • 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

Locate it

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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The Re-spray

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…

The Mechanics

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 Interior

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

Building to order

Fixed price restorations

Be-spoke, hand made for you - RHD and LHD available

Bare Metal restorations as standard

Split Screen and Bay Window options

3-2-1 Warranty backed workmanship

Six stage painting system - underside painting as standard!

LIFETIME Paint warranty

Near complete mechanical replacement

Complete Electrical replacement

Selection & shipping

Our pricing structure includes the Kombivan too!

Hand picked for us, and for your order

Trusted sellers in the South Africa, USA and Brazil

We handle all importation and legalities

Shipping tracked  - follow your ship through the Suez Canal!

'No worries' - we handle it all for you

Pre-assembly

Once your kombi van arrives, and according to the schedule, we strip your vehicle in its entirety. This leaves us with just the shell and with all mechanical components removed for the next stages.

All parts removed and assessed

Labeling system and part ordering process instilled

Vehicle assessment for build time

Placed on 360 degree spinning Rotisserie for build commencemnet

Three Stage Dipping

We've worked hard with the suppliers to establish a proven Chemical Dipping Three Stage process, containing sufficient properties so as to treat your Kombivan in the very best pre-restoration process available - Three Stage Dipping

Phosphoric, Phosphate and Rust inhibitors

Entire shell heat treated, submerged in three differing chemicals removing all surface materials

Mechanical components dipped

Retained seating and interior items taken back to bare metal

Providing the best starting point we could hope for.

Fabricating

Fabrication and welding is the foremost fundamental part of any comprehensive restoration. Not to be underestimated. Get it wrong here and the rest of the build will reduce in quality.

Collective 75 year time served staff experience

MIG, TIG, SPOT welding

Led loading

Pin pulling and crease removal tooling

Welds sealed and treated

High quality replacement panels used

Entire shell accessed via 360 degree rotisserie

Panel beating

Starting on a complete bare kombi van can be daunting at the best of times, but the responsibility of our Panel Beaters is to complete your vehicle to a high level, pre painting.

Time served 55 year staff experience

Using Internationally recognised products and materials

Detailed work plan and vehicle assessment

Twice primed and guide coated

Two part Quality checking procedure

Painting Process

LIFETIME paint warranty! I know we've mentioned this already, but it is such a huge peace of mind for you, our customers. Who else offers such?

360 degree Rotisserie applications

Etch primed pre Fabrication

Epoxy primed following Fabrication

Twice applied High build primer and guide coat

Tinted Colour primed

Base and Lacquer or 2 Pk process

Superior underbody, colour tinted products used

Powder coating and finished painting to mechanical items

Mechanicals

Near complete Mechanical replacement to all our vehicles!

Why not a full replacement? Well, some of the parts we cant get new, so it would be wrong to say otherwise. Albeit these are minor parts.

Newly Reconditioned Engine with new Ancillaries

Newly Reconditioned Gearbox and reduction boxes on our Split Screens

Complete four corner mechanical parts renewal

Steering box refurbishment

LHD > RHD Conversions

Mechanical Quality checking and Road Testing procedures

Interiors

As we go through the departments, we get nearer to the finish line!

All Upholstery is made in-house by our London Saville Row Trained staff

All seating is stripped and padding replaced with Coconut hair

We use over 32 different pieces and 19 meters of material to complete your interior

Choose from over 50 differing Wood panels

Six different interior options available

CNC cut for accuracy and solid construction

Everything is made specifically for your Kombivan

High end materials and processes adopted

Coach Building

Our last process is Coachbuilding - the exciting part!

All products and materials already having been produced are now installed

Sound proofing to all areas

Internal Rust Waxoyle applied

Water barrier protected interior panels

Complete new replacement parts throughout

Led lightning, Lesiure Battery installs and Electric Hook ups fitted as standard

We spend nearly two weeks building and installing the components to your Kombivan

Completion

We spend between 10 - 12 months physically building your Kombivan. We sacrifice time and profit to ensure we achieve the quality end product you've been waiting for. With such a customer focussed approach to our program, it grows year on year. We're not happy, unless you are.

With over Ten staff working through Six differing departments, it has taken us some time to be able to bring all our processes in house to manage quality, and importantly long lasting results.

An International customer base has led us to supply our Kombivans all over the world, on a regular basis!

Will you be one of our customers? We hope so!

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