German Split Screens


“The Split – Deutsch”

From the humblest of beginnings, no one could have guessed back in November 1949 at the Geneva Motor Show, that this split-screen VW Type II bus would become the iconic vehicle that is it today. In its 18 years of production, 5 million split-screen vehicles were made, its design hardly changing until 1968.

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 Conversions available
  • Complete Bare Metal Three stage Dipped restoration
  • Comprehensive reconditioning of engines and gearbox’s – with powder coated underside mechanicals
  • Full Inner, Outer and Underside Respray!
  • Near complete Mechanical replacement
  • Full new Re-wire and electrical installation
  • Bespoke, hand made Upholstery and finish on all interior aspects
  • CNC cut, and CAD desgined Cabinetry
  • Optional extras available to include; power steering, Brake Servos, Performance upgrades…The list is endless!

Locate it

Searching the globe, we will locate a kombi van ripe for restoration that fits your wants and needs. In many cases, these kombi vans are imported from America, but can also be sourced from Australia or South Africa. We are constantly battling with a diminishing supply of these iconic machines.

Once in our workshop, they receive the care and attention they need to bring them back to life.

Back to 'basics'

Building from the ground up, we need to ensure that everything is as it should be, hence, every aspect is examined. The processes of Phospohric Dipping and etch priming (creating an adhesive layer, ready for the re-spray) will reveal any problems or issues that need resolving. All our Option One builds are Bare Metal Dipped. Nothing is left unturned.

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Fabricating & Panel Beating

Two of the most fundamental stages of all our builds, and one we do not rush. German company Wurth supply all our products within a ‘system’. All are tested and Globally recognised. Our Skilled workforce are utilised only in the areas in which they are trained. These processes instil the finished longevtivity of all our Kombis.

The Re-spray

For many customers, this is the most exciting part (other than taking delivery!). The aspect of any kombi van created for you is encapsulated in its colours. There are very few, if any, limitations to the colours you can opt for; some customers give a nod to this iconic vehicles past, choosing the well-known and liked pastel shades but others give their Type I restored kombi van a new lease of life with bright, fun colour combinations.

All our Option Builds carry Warranty backed workmanship. A lifetime Warranty on Paint! Something not heard of in our industry.

Underside colour coding as standard.

The Interior

The final step is to create the interior, again to your wants and needs. With two ranges to choose from, you can opt for the deep, rich colours from the Zander range, from the brooding dark ‘Forest’ green to the elegant grey of ‘Arctic Sky. Or, if you want bright, fresh colours, take a peek at the Valencia range, from the zing of bright ‘Apfel’ green to the effervescence of bright ‘Berry’ pink. Our in-house upholstery specialists, make every seat cover and every inch of the soft furnishings; likewise, our cabinetry team create the interior seating, cupboards and the like to exactly how you want it. All hand made, all by us.

The Mechanics

The process is nearly at an end with the most important inner mechanical workings of your kombi van having the full mechanical ‘treatment’. In other words, with the comprehensive Option 1 package, mechanical parts are all virtually replaced.

And there we have it… YOUR kombi van, designed, created and built for you.

What memories will you make with yours?

From £72,495

£87,495 > 01st September 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


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.


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


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


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


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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