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VW Transporter T2 (1968-1979): restoration manuals

A restoration manual on your VW Transporter T2 (1968-1979) restoration manual? Here are manuals for service and restoration of these VW vans. They provide detailed instructions to solve technical problems yourself and to repair or replace parts.

Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual - The step-by-step guide to the entire restoration process - Haynes Restoration Manual

Even the rustiest examples of Volkswagen's second-generation 'Bay' Transporter fetch solid money and imports from drier climes continue to appear on British roads, so the case for restoring one of these hugely popular vehicles is increasingly attractive.

Pages of the book Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual (1)

Using the trusted Haynes practical approach, this all-colour manual follows the restoration of a 1971 Panel van and a 1979 Devon camper from beginning to end.
Featuring hundreds of photographs and helpful diagrams where necessary, this is the only guide to restoring (or part-restoring) a 'Bay' you will ever need.

Pages of the book Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual (2)

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Author:Fletcher Gillett
Specs:320 pages, 28 x 22 x 2 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.79 in, hardback
Illustrations:800 colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2014)
Series:Haynes Restoration Manual
Book: Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual - The step-by-step guide to the entire restoration process - Haynes Restoration Manual

Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual - The step-by-step guide to the entire restoration process

Language: English

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VW Transporter T2 restaurieren - Karrosserie, Technik, Interieur - So wird's gemacht

Als der neue VW Transporter 1967 seinen legendären Urahn, den T1, ablöst, ist dieser noch gar nicht legendär. Er ist vielmehr ein normales Nutzfahrzeug, das erst ganz langsam bei Reisenden und weitsichtigen Liebhabern Kultstatus gewinnt. Und wie bei allen Modellwechseln kann sein Nachfolger in allen Belangen mehr als er, ist grösser, sicherer, komfortabler und leistungsstärker. Die sympathische Form und die sprichwörtliche Zuverlässigkeit aber hat er übernommen.

Jetzt ist auch der zweite VW Transporter längst Legende. Die wenigen Exemplare, die den harten Gebrauchswagen-Alltagseinsatz überstanden haben, werden heute liebevoll gepflegt-und müssen in den meisten Fällen umfangreich restauriert werden.
Dieses Buch zeigt in gewohnt detaillierter Art, wie das gemacht wird. Dabei liegt der Fokus ganz klar auf den Karosseriearbeiten, die beim Bulli meist den grössten Teil der Restaurierung ausmachen.

Das neue So wird's gemacht Special bietet T2-Schraubern alles:
- Kaufberatung und Projektplanung: auf was man achten und was man kalkulieren muss
- Chassis und Karosserie: Instandsetzung u.a. des Ladebodens, der Querträger, der Fensterrahmen, der Schweller, der Radläufe und Seitenteile, ...
- Lackierung: Rostschutz, Spachteln, Lackiervorbereitung, Hohlraumversiegelung
- Technik: Überholung von Bremsen, Vergaser, Fahrwerk usw.
- Interieur: Reparatur von Armaturenbrett, Dachhimmel, Verkleidungen, ...

Deutsche Übersetzung des Haynes Buches: "Volkswagen Bay Transporter Restoration Manual".

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Author:Fletcher Gillett
Specs:272 pages, 26 x 19.5 cm / 10.25 x 7.7 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Delius Klasing Verlag GmbH (D, 2016)
Series:So wird's gemacht (SB 6)
Book: VW Transporter T2 restaurieren - Karrosserie, Technik, Interieur - So wird's gemacht

VW Transporter T2 restaurieren - Karrosserie, Technik, Interieur

Language: German

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VW Beetle and Transporter (1954-1978) - Haynes Restoration Manual

Beetles and Transporters were such successful vehicles that some 25 million were built, which means that getting spares shouldn't be a problem for the DIY restorer.

This book, with nearly 900 illustrations, describes how to renovate chassis and bodywork, including the renewal of major panels and repainting; how to renovate interiors; give new life to mechanical and electrical components; and use the Beetle as the basis for a 'special' or kit car. It also details the history of the marque, and lists production modifications.

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Author:Lindsay Porter
Specs:327 pages, 28 x 21 x 1.9 cm / 11 x 8.25 x 0.75 in, hardback
Illustrations:900 b&w photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 1999)
Series:Haynes Restoration Manual
Book: VW Beetle and Transporter (1954-1978) - Haynes Restoration Manual

VW Beetle and Transporter (1954-1978)

Language: English

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Restaurez Réparez Votre Combi VW

Ce guide complet traite tous les aspects de la restauration pas à pas de votre Volkswagen Typ 2 (Transporter, Combi). Il couvre l'ensemble des réparations de carrosserie et du châssis, de la suspension, de la direction, du système de freinage ainsi que de tout l'accastillage et de la peinture. Il détaille également les outillages, les équipements et les techniques spécifiques nécessaires pour rendre à votre véhicule l'aspect du neuf.

  • Restaurez votre VW Transporter T2 avec des instructions pas à pas.
  • Des centaines de photos couleurs vous montrent tous les travaux en détail.
  • La restauration complète est traitée :
    - rénovation de la carrosserie (y compris le remplacement des ailes, des vitres, des portes et des pare-chocs)
    - restauration de l'intérieur (garnissage des sièges, tableau de bord et panneaux de porte)
    - démontage et installation du moteur
    - rénovation de l'installation électrique (lampes, alternateur, démarreur, essuie-glace, etc.)
    - rénovation du châssis (embrayage, boîte de vitesses, suspension, freins, direction).
  • Des conseils pour l'achat et des informations sur l'historique et l'identification du modèle.
  • Edition française du livre Veloce "How to Restore : Volkswagen Bus".
Author:Mark Paxton
Specs:272 pages, 27 x 21 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 in, hardback
Illustrations:profusely illustrated with 600 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:ETAI (F, 2017)
Series:Restaurez
Book: Restaurez Réparez Votre Combi VW

Restaurez Réparez Votre Combi VW

Language: French

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How to restore: Volkswagen Bus (8/1967-10/1979) - Your step-by-step illustrated guide to body and interior restoration (Veloce Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

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.
With over 1100 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.

Covers 1967 to 1979 Bus, Camper and Van (Type 2 Transporter) models. The author has been a VW Bus enthusiast for nearly 30 years.

Author:Mark Paxton
Specs:272 pages, 27 x 21 x 2.2 cm / 10.6 x 8.25 x 0.87 in, paperback
Illustrations:1110 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Veloce Publishing Ltd (GB, 2008)
Series:Enthusiast's Restoration Manual
Book: How to restore: Volkswagen Bus (8/1967-10/1979) - Your step-by-step illustrated guide to body and interior restoration (Veloce Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)

How to restore: Volkswagen Bus (8/1967-10/1979) - Your step-by-step illustrated guide to body and interior restoration

Language: English

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Das VW Bus (T2) Schrauberhandbuch

In gewohnt ausführlicher Form beleuchtet dieser umfangreiche und komplett farbig gestaltete Praxisratgeber aus der Reihe Schrauberhandbuch alle Aspekte einer professionellen Restaurierung eines VW Bus der Baureihe T2. Erfolgsautor und VW-Experte Mark Paxton beschreibt in detaillierten Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen die wichtigsten Arbeiten an Karosserie, Motor, Fahrwerk, Getriebe und Elektrik.

Hier findet der Hobbyschrauber auch nützliche Ratschläge für das Anfertigen, Anpassen und Einschweissen von Reparaturblechen sowie Hinweise für eine perfekte Lackierung. Eine ausführliche Kaufberatung zeigt die Schwachstellen beim T2 und gibt wertvolle Tipps, worauf man beim Kauf achten muss, um nicht später eine böse überraschung zu erleben.

Pages of the book Das VW Bus (T2) Schrauberhandbuch (1)

Die Fülle an Informationen sowie ein äusserst instruktiver Text, begleitet von zahlreichen Bildern, machen dieses Buch zu einer wahren Restaurierungsbibel und einem unentbehrlichen Helfer für alle, die im Besitz eines T2 sind oder überlegen, ein solches Fahrzeug zu erwerben.

Deutsche Edition des Veloce Buches "How to Restore: Volkswagen Bus".

Pages of the book Das VW Bus (T2) Schrauberhandbuch (2)

Author:Mark Paxton
Specs:264 pages, 27 x 21.5 cm / 10.6 x 8.5 in, hardback
Illustrations:1300 colour photographs
Publisher:Heel-Verlag GmbH (D, 2013)
Book: Das VW Bus (T2) Schrauberhandbuch

Das VW Bus (T2) Schrauberhandbuch

Language: German

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Everyday Modifications for Your VW Bay Window Van

Camper van enthusiast Rob Hawkins gives practical advice on modernizing and improving a VW Bay Window camper van. With over 700 colour photographs, the book provides step-by-step guides on how to fit a wide range of simple and more sophisicated upgrades to bring a Bay Window into the 21st century.

With safety information throughout, the book covers:
- Upgrading the interior - front bench seats, trimming panels, LED lighting, sound proofing and fitting a budget sound system
- Improving the ride quality - how to improve the suspension, change dampers, assess wheels and tyres and fit uprated anti-roll bars
- Better brakes - Bay Window brakes can be as good as a modern vehicle's, and this book shows how to do it
- Updating the electrics - how to fit an alternator and a leisure battery with a fuse box, recharging the leisure battery and fitting a high-level brake light
- Engine preservation and upgrades, including removing and rebuilding an engine
- Many other upgrades - including how to fit a rear view camera, electronic steering and a towbar.

Author:Rob Hawkins
Specs:192 pages, 24.5 x 19 x 1.1 cm / 9.7 x 7.5 x 0.43 in, paperback
Illustrations:728 colour photographs
Publisher:The Crowood Press Ltd (GB, 2015)
Book: Everyday Modifications for Your VW Bay Window Van

Everyday Modifications for Your VW Bay Window Van

Language: English

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VW-Campingbus selbstgebaut - Typ 2 (ab Juli 1979) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

"Do it yourself" inspiration for building a camper van, using the example of the VW Type 2. The book introduces the basic vehicle, helps with interior planning, gives tips for installing the furniture and all units from the refrigerator to the gas system, advises on the TÜV and clarifies insurance issues.

Pages of the book [JH 122] VW-Campingbus selbstgeb - Typ 2 (ab 7/1979) (1)

Book contents:
- The base vehicle
- Type development
- Buying a used van
- Tools and resources
- Preparing the used van
- Modifications to the bodywork
- What is allowed?
- Special roofs
- Windows for the camping bus
- Insulation and wall coverings
- A small analysis of use
- Planning the furnishing
- Construction of the furnishing
- The furnishing suggestion
- Ready-made furniture
- Curtains and seat covers
- The 12-volt on-board network
- The 220-volt system
- The gas system
- The water system
- The refrigerator
- The heating
- Theft protection
- TÜV-testing and approval
- Taxes and insurance
- Special constructions
- Awnings
- Traveling with children
- Traveling and difficult circumstances
- Historical overview
- Address list
- Index.

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Author:Thomas Lautenschlager, Gerhard Axmann
Specs:258 pages, 26.5 x 20 cm / 10.4 x 7.9 in, paperback
Illustrations:350 photographs and drawings
Publisher:Motorbuch Verlag (D, 2012)
Series:Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst (122)
Book: VW-Campingbus selbstgebaut - Typ 2 (ab Juli 1979) - Jetzt helfe ich mir selbst

VW-Campingbus selbstgebaut - Typ 2 (ab Juli 1979)

Language: German

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VW Transporter T3 - 1.6 und 2.0 Liter (ab 6/1979)

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Rüdiger Etzold

German | paperback | 210 p. | 2014

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