How to Restore Volkswagen (bay window) Bus (Paperback)
Your step-by-step illustrated guide to body and interior restoration (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)
Veloce Publishing, 9781845840938, 272pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2008
The only book currently available that comprehensively deals with the realities of restoring a VW Bay Window Bus. With over 1500 mainly color photos, it clearly guides the reader through body and chassis repairs, paint work, interior re-trimming and most of the 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.
About the Author
A dedicated petrolhead, Mark Paxton has been addicted to two wheels since first wobbling unaccompanied on to the road over 35 years ago. His entire working life has revolved around vehicles, initially in transport management, then through running his own garage, and latterly writing for classic car and motorcycle magazines. Mark’s books include: How to Restore Classic Smallframe Vespa Scooters, How to Restore Volkswagen Buses, and Essential Buyer’s Guides for Vespa 2-strokes, Minis, Ford Capris and Citroen 2CVs, all published with Veloce.
Praise For How to Restore Volkswagen (bay window) Bus: Your step-by-step illustrated guide to body and interior restoration (Enthusiast's Restoration Manual)…
Volkswagen Owners Club GB, Summer 2008
Another well written and profusely illustrated book on how to restore your bus. It covers the Microbus, Camper, Kombi and Transporter models from August 1967 to October 1979 but does not cover the rear bodywork of Pick-up models. At the very start of this book it states this is not a workshop manual but covers in great detail body and chassis repairs. After having passed (read) all the disclaimers there are 11 chapters that cover comprehensively all aspects of restoration. 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 Camper & Commercial, September 2008
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, 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. This is the only book currently available that comprehensively deals with the realities of restoring a VW Bay Window Bus. With over 1500 mainly color photos, it clearly guides the reader through body and chassis repairs, paint work, interior re-trimming and most of the 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 feet confident in sorting out their Bus. 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!
Volksworld, October 2008
Seen the fruits of others labor and fancy giving your own restoration a go? This nifty manual from Veloce follows real life restoration carried out by the author. Giving you an in-depth guide to techniques needed to restore your Bus back to spanking new condition, it has 1500 color pictures printed on posh paper (so the grease wipes off easily).
Octane, October 2008
Given the size of the VW market, and the fact this is a softback, £30 seems a bit steep for this How-To manual. That aside, it's an excellent step-by-step guide to the restoration of a Bay Window camper, shown in hundreds of very clear color shots. If you have a VW bus project, you'll find the outlay worthwhile.
The Daily Star, 29th August 2008
If you've not been lucky enough to win one of our regular contest prizes of a VW Camper Van why not buy one cheap, then do it up. This week saw the launch of the VW Bus Enthusiasts Restoration Manual. It covers all types from 1967 to 1979 and promises "clear, jargon-free text." 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.