- RHD Conversions available
- Soda Blasted complete Bare Metal 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 cabinetry and finish on all interior aspects
- Optional extras available to include; power steering, right hand drive conversion
Custom built to your exacting requirements, Option 1 offers you the opportunity to create a campervan that really will be the envy of friends and family. Bringing back to life a split-screen Type I VW campervan is no longer a dream, but a reality.
Offering an all-inclusive, flexible package, it is perfect for so many people, it is simply the most popular option.
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.
This simple, yet sturdy vehicle filled a gap in the market and now, people all over the world desire to own, cherish and nurture this fabulous campervan.
Option 1 gives you the ability to do just that but, it is a long term process; there can be no hurry in creating a delightful, custom-built campervan…
The whole process starts with finding a split-screen VW Type II campervan crying out for restoration and refurbishment. In many cases, this means importing one from America (other countries too, in some cases).
When it lands in our workshop, we start the process as we mean to go – with unswerving attention to detail.
The Big Clean
The campervan 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, abrasive to the very structure that is needed; we use a process known as soda blasting.
Non-destructive, the combination of Sodium Bicarbonate and water, delivered at pressure, peel away the grim, dust and dirt to reveal the true state of the chassis. 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 campervan ripe for the next stage – the body re-spray. Bare metal restorations – As standard!
Take all the time you need to decide on the important colour combination! Are you creating a campervan 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…
Once the body has its colour and shine, it is ready for the next important stage: every cable and wire is replaced, with modern electrical and wiring looms that meet the highest of modern-day safety specifications.
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 campervan will have reconditioned engine, components replaced, gear box refurbished and much, much more.
Now that the workings are in place, the exciting task of creating your bespoke interior is upon you – the finish line is in sight, but take your time over this too, after all, you want and need all the creature comforts and the highest quality too.
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 campervan 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.
Claim it as your own!
Once these steps are complete, the time has come to drive away in your own bespoke, custom built split-screen VW Type I campervan. Where will the open road take you? What adventures and thrills will you find?