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Ultra VW
In partnership with Ultra VW
Written By Paul Knight

Unleaded Swap: Fitting New Barrels, Pistons & Unleaded-ready Replacement Heads on a VW Type 1

We had overhauled a 100% stock 1584cc Type 1 bottom end (re- machined surfaces/crank and fresh bearings throughout), hence we decided to top it off perfectly with new barrels, pistons and heads.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2016-04-14 00:00:00 | Tags: Barrels, Pistons, Engine

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Mark Walker

Lowering Rear Suspension

Dropping the back of a Beetle is easy when you know how and how far to go.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-31 11:47:00 | Tags: lowering, suspension, howto

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Anna Richardson

How To Transform Your Interior In A Weekend

If you’ve taken the time to ply line and carpet your Van, the next inevitable step for many is to fit a rock ’n’ roll bed.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-29 10:31:32 | Tags: howto, transform, interiors

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Mark Walker

Bay Sliding Door Repair

Bay Window sliding doors suffer badly with rot. The vast majority of RHD Buses will either have had, or will need some repair work in this area, usually due to blocked drain holes, damage or just the fact that all
these Buses are now nearing half a century old. If you tackle the job and it hasn’t been repaired before, then your luck is in!

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-20 12:37:09 | Tags: doorrepair, bay

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Jim Blackstock

How To Add Mood Lighting

LEDs have a number of advantages over conventional lights, not least of which they allow you to tune the mood of your Bus to your disposition.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-17 12:49:43 | Tags: moodlighting, howtoguides

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Matt Keene

How To Service a Type 4 Engine

A common sight in Late Bays, the so-called ‘pancake’, or suitcase engine is not to be feared.  Here’s how to look after your Type 4 properly. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-17 10:24:00 | Tags: howtoguides, type4, engine, service

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Sam Jeffery

How To Fit Curtain Tracks - VW Camper

Old, stiff, bent and broken curtain tracks can not only look untidy, but can be a real pain come bedtime.  Maybe you’ve just bought a Bus and it hasn’t got any as it started life as a Transporter.  Or, maybe you would like to upgrade from the classic DIY wires or the flat aluminium rods Westfalia used. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-15 14:33:27 | Tags: curtains, howto

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Sam and Laura Jeffery

Replace Cab Door Window Scrapers On A VW Camper

This is one of those fiddly jobs everyone tries to put off, but it’s essential to your Bus’s longevity and surprisingly easy when you know how. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-03 10:27:38 | Tags: cabdoor, windowscrapers, replacing

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