New sheet metal for ’55 to ’67 VW Split Window Bus in stock now!
Get ready to restore the split window T-2 of your dreams!
If you’ve been a fan of the VW Transporter for any length of time, specifically the split window variants, you’ve probably noticed the market absolutely exploding on these vehicles. When a market trends upward on a vehicle such as it has for the split window bus the news is met with a mixed reaction and understandably so. For those of us that held on to those split window Type-2s we basically won the lottery (Hurray for us!). For the rest of who had one and regrets letting it go or those who just never got around to adding a splitty to the fleet, the bad news is that it’s going to cost us a lot more to get into that club than it use to (All together now, BOO!!!).
The economics of the restoration business.
Regardless of whether you are a proud split window owner or aspiring to own your first splitty, the one great thing that this crazy market has given to all of us is a plethora of new restoration parts! The fact is that until a vehicle hits a high enough market demand manufacturers can only produce restoration products limited to what they can sell to cover the manufacturing investment and hopefully profit from it. When a classic vehicle does hit the higher end of the collector car market, that is when you will see new restoration products being produced to support the heightened enthusiasm for the vehicle, such as we’ve seen for the split window Type 2s in the recent years.
Here’s the good news.
Manufacturers have seen the spike in the split window bus market and have responded by producing new products to help keep more Type 2s rolling on the road for years to come. Today we are looking at the new sheet metal now available for the split window buses. All of these parts have been produced with newly created tooling, which comes at significant investment when you consider what it would cost to tool up for the huge one-piece bus roof! Before these new sheet metal parts were made available rust restoration was achieved by either fabricating replacement parts from scratch, harvesting better parts from a donor vehicle either or some combination of the two. With the split window bus market being as high as it is making donor cars and many parts a thing of the past as they have become too valuable to part out. These new sheet metal Type-2 parts are available from So. Cal. Imports now and are a great option for anyone looking to restore a split window that has suffered an extended exposure to the elements and developed some rust or prior collision damage. Whatever the case maybe having access to these new parts is good news to those who enjoy the split window Type-2s and want to keep them on the road for the years to come.
So. Cal. Imports has got the goods!
Below are links to all of the new sheet metal Type-2 parts that are currently in stock here at So. Cal. Imports, as well as an image gallery for your reference. If you have any questions about our new split window bus sheet metal please don’t hesitate to ask, we’re here to help!