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How to restore Volkswagen (bay window) Bus - Enthusiast's Restoration Manual

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How to restore Volkswagen (bay window) Bus - Enthusiast's Restoration Manual

By Mark Paxton
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Paperback 272 pages 207mm wide x 270mm tall 1110 pictures

ISBN: 978-1-845840-93-8

£ 50.00 Postage + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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A unique publication, no other VW 'Bay Window' restoration book on the market
Fully illustrated guide to restoring all of the problem areas
Clear, jargon-free text
Real-life restoration carried out by the author
Guide to the techniques and skills needed to restore your Bus
Concentrates on areas not covered by workshop manuals
The author has been a VW Bus enthusiast for nearly 30 years
Advice on what to leave to the professionals
No Bus owner should be without this essential book!
Covers 1967 to 1979 Bus, Camper and Van (Type 2 Transporter) models


A complete guide to the restoration of your VW Bus, with full coverage of body and chassis repairs, suspension, steering and brakes, plus trim and paint. It also covers the tools, equipment and workshop techniques needed to make your Bus look like new once more.


The only book currently available that comprehensively deals with the realities of restoring a VW Bay Window Bus. With over 1500 mainly colour photos, it guides the reader clearly through body and chassis repairs, paint work, interior re-trimming and most common mechanical problems. The skills, techniques and even the tools needed to complete these tasks are explained in jargon free language, to ensure that even those enthusiasts with no previous restoration experience will feel confident in sorting out their Bus. An indispensable and unique guide for lovers of these fast appreciating classics.

Independent Reviews

"An excellent step-by-step guide to the restoration of a Bay Window camper, shown in hundreds of very clear colour shots. If you have a VW bus project, you'll find the outlay worthwhile." - Octane

"Seen the fruits of others labour and fancy giving your own restoration a go? ... an in-depth guide to techniques needed to restore your Bus back to spanking new condition, it has 1500 colour pictures printed on posh paper (so the grease wipes off easily)." - Volksworld

"If you own, or plan to buy, a Bay Window bus then this new book is a simply must-have item! Dedicated exclusively to the Bay models it is a complete guide to the restoration of your Bay ... All tasks are clearly explained and based on real life restoration jobs carried out by the author himself, who has been a bus enthusiast for over 30 years, making for an indispensable and unique guide for Bay owners!" - Volkswagen Camper & Commercial

"... generously equipped with color photographs throughout and relies mainly on these captioned photographs to convey its information via step-by-step instructions. If you plan on doing your own bus repairs, consider adding this book to your library." - Volkswagen Club of America

"Author Mark Paxton has been a VW Bus enthusiast for nearly 30 years and gives advice on body, chassis, suspension, steering, brakes and trim. He also tells you which repairs you should leave to the experts. Admit it, it's something you've always wanted to do." - The Daily Star

"Another well written and profusely illustrated book on how to restore your bus. This book is really for the enthusiast and for a person that has both the confidence and ability to tackle projects that, in all honesty, would frighten the life out of me!" � Volkswagen Owners Club GB

"[This book] has been published in both the UK and the USA so there could be a rush on getting vehicles to work on, so you'd better get cracking right now, with this excellent manual to guide you." - Mid Devon Star

"Extremely well illustrated throughout, with clear, straightforward, jargon-free explanations." - New Zealand Classic Car

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Covers VW Bay Window Microbus, Camper, Kombi and Transporter


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