VW Splitscreen

The VW Splitscreen Bus can be separated into 3 main models.

The first Splitscreen Bus is known as a Barndoor Bus.

The VW Barndoor Bus was manufactured before March 1955.  The Barndoor refers to the rear engine lid and not the side cargo doors which it is often confused with.  The Barndoor does not have a peak over the windscreen and does not have a tailgate.  Early Barndoors in fact did not even have a rear window.

Barndoor Bus

Barndoor Bus

The second generation of VW Splitscreen Bus is known as a small rear window Bus.

This style of Splitscreen Bus was manufactured from 1955 to 1963.  It has a peak over the windscreen (all models did that were not Barndoors) and a tailgate.  The tailgate door is the same width as the engine lid.

1963 Crewcab

1963 Crewcab

The third Generation of VW Splitscreen Bus is known as the large rear window Bus.

This generation of Splitscreen Bus was produced from 1964 to 1967.  The tailgate was increased in size and was now much wider than the engine lid.  This tailgate was in fact carried forward to the generation of Baywindow Bus.

1965 Splitscreen Bus

1965 Splitscreen Bus

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