Ivan's Rock Ola splitscreen
Reg: 751 XUH Year: 1958
Colour: Volkswagen Harvest Moon Beige
Type 2 Spilt Screen Panel Van
Engine: 1651cc 4 Cylinder Flat 4 Twin Port
Converted to IRS (Independent Rear Suspension) using a 1303 GT Beetle gearbox with adjustable spring plates. Larger rear brakes added from a Bay Window Bus. Front Drum Brakes replaces with CSP Disk Brakes along with a new duel master cylinder. Whole of front suspension and beam replaced with a custom made air ride system from Creative Engineering. Steering rack raised and replaced with a Creative Engineering Unit. Converted from 6 volt to 12 volt electrics. Camper conversion with double bed and electric hook up. Safari Windows fitted as well a Gene Berg shifter. Front arches have a 4inch tub. All seats reupholstered to match.
Always wanted a Split Screen VW. Its iconic looks and styling make it a real head turner. As it is a ‘50’s van and spent most of it’s life in Phoenix Arizona, to me the logical thing to ‘theme’ it was ‘American Hot Rod/Route 66 Diner. Rock-Ola made juke boxes in the 1950’s and their logo fitted in well, with my colour choice.
The Bus was made in Germany on the 5th March, 1958 and was shipped to Australia. It was sold new to a Gentleman that owned it for the next 49 years. Although, after 8 years in Australia it was then shipped to Arizona USA as he moved and took the Bus with him. It was sold and shipped to England still in its original condition. All the body work and chassis is still original except for the Nearside outer sill.
Delivery can take up to 2 weeks, since Slammed gear is custommade pre ordered, high quality and fitted to your needs. Buy hey, quality needs time!
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