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Volkswagen Camper and Commercial 128

Founded back in 2000 VW Camper and Commercial is the original VW Bus magazine out there. Written by approachable, passionate bus owners, it has an established reputation for quality writing, drawing on a wide knowledge base, and for bringing together some of the best and most inspiring buses from around the world.

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Jazz Publishing
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welcome

Given the appalling weather and sodden ground this Spring (someone needs to tell the weather it’s Spring not the Monsoon season) then maybe the half-track bulli conversion shown here is a more appropriate way to get off the showgrounds! This prototype tank track conversion was built in 1962 by the Raupen Fuchs company (literally: Caterpillar Fox) for winter use in Alpine areas to ferry tourists. It still exists, though no longer runs, and is in need of extensive restoration.Now for some really good news. VW Camper and Commercial is now officially the world’s biggest selling magazine devoted to classic VW buses; over the past six months our humble VW Camper magazine has outsold all of the leading rival VW titles. So we must be doing something right!As usual, this month…

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unrestored and unmolested.

The absolute simplicity of the split screen dashboard makes a mockery of modern cars.Steve has had to repaint the bumpers and wheels, all of the other paint remains original.1967 was the final year of splt production, it’s amazing how similar it looks to one a decade earlier.He has clocked up around 35 years of ownership with his Bay Window camper, that understandably has become very much part and parcel of his family. However, there’s no getting away from the fact, that for many enthusiasts, a splitscreen is the one that people have a desire to own, whether they admit it or not! While Steve thoroughly enjoyed owning his bay, the thought of split ownership has never quite gone away. Interestingly his 1967 T1 actually found him, rather than him going…

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news and products

Split Screen Quarter-light RubbersBBT introduce their pre moulded rubber to fit between the glass and frame of the split window bus quarter light assembly.We’re very excited about this small new rubber part! Why? Because we’ve spent so much time in the past, trying to make something universal fit.This rubber brings an end to that! Remove the glass from your quarter light, paint the frame, make sure the hinges and supports are all OK, put in the new rubber and replace the glass, simple as that… no more pressing and messing to do….Can you imagine how much easier it will be to change the quarter light lock now?Part number 7413-000 comes ready to fit, in the correct size and the right thickness. Every detail of this small but oh so necessary…

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upcoming shows

VW FestivalAugust 10th - 12thHarewood House, Leeds.VW Festival is about so much more than just VW’s. We make sure that we put on entertainment for all ages and all interests so the entire family can enjoy the show, for the whole weekend. From the moment you arrive, Harewood captures your imagination and feeds your curiosity. It’s a place filled with art, culture and heritage which continues to develop and thrive today.One of the Treasure Houses of England, the historic Georgian property sits within “Capability” Brown designed landscape with remarkable views from the award winning Terraces. Come inside and you’ll be blown away by rare Chippendale furniture and jaw-dropping interior designs in the State Rooms.Each year we hold a charity raffle at the show in aid of a specially selected charity…

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let there be dragons!

Flames on the dash board and Iron Cross pedals, this is not your normal bus.More flames on the outside and those bumpers aren’t the ‘right’ colour either.In complete contrast, the interior is an oasis of subtle shades of calm.Brandon Jones is unlikely ever to forget his first foray into the bay of E, where he bought a proper bay, a Volkswagen bay. This man has some bottle, since the panel van came with no tax, no MOT and other than it had had nine previous owners, no history.He didn’t even drive it, the bus was recovered on a flat bed and it, “Looked a bit of a mess, the headlining was ripped and it was a bit tatty inside”. It was fitted with just the cab seats. “I wasn’t really…

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bus doctor

Steve Leatham answers some of your questions…Email info@volkswagencamper.co.uk Address Bus Doctor, VW Camper & Commercial, The Old School Higher Kinnerton Chester CH4 9AJSteve Leatham has been working on and restoring VW buses since 1997, tackling just about every job over the years. He has been resident Bus Doctor for the mag since 2003.Easy when you know how…Dear Bus Doctor,I am installing a new headliner into a 1971 VW transporter. When I pull on the headliner to stretch it out, the rod wants to bend the wrong way and comes out of the slots. What am I doing wrong?Patricia the Upholsterer.You need to use a hairdryer on the headlining to make it more supple, especially early in the year when it’s cold outside. It would also help to have a second…

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