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How rare Double Cargo Door Split Window? Type 216 Now F/S
mackaymanx - July 28th, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Just saw a project double door split window panel van today and was wondering how rare they were?

Edit- Double cargo doors RH & LH

MickH - July 28th, 2013 at 05:44 PM

email me piks biatzsch...

mackaymanx - July 28th, 2013 at 06:13 PM

Sorry Mick I don't have any. Bloke came around and bought the split window wheels I had for it. He showed me the pics when he came around, motor, gearbox are gone and part of the rear suspension/chassis has been cut out of it. He's talking about turning it into a trailer for camping. I was trying to work out if it was worth my while to convince him to get it going properly. Might be able to get some pics next weekend though.

MickH - July 28th, 2013 at 07:48 PM

Of all the things to bastardise.....I wouldn't even cut that up!!

58camper - July 29th, 2013 at 05:20 PM

According to the Clayton Production Numbers I have there was a total of 1184 Double door splittys produced in the following years

Pre 1966 1044
1966 47
1967 84
1968 9.

This compares with a total 9551 Splitty Panel ( 214)

There were more Double Door splitty panels produced at Clayton than there were Country Buggies made for sale in Oz (887 units)


mackaymanx - July 29th, 2013 at 07:02 PM

Sounds like they are a lot more common than in the Bay and T3 vans.

Klaus - July 30th, 2013 at 07:02 PM

Gets pics , and offer him 5 k for me :)

58camper - July 30th, 2013 at 10:20 PM

The first double door Bays were produced in August 1968 when 8 units rolled of the Clayton production line and by the end of December 1968 35 Double Door Bays has been produced as Type 216 011 which were Manual 1600cc. My records say a total of 311 Double door Bay units were produced with the last unit in Oct 1973.

There were also a total number of 191 Type 216 Double door M Code Bay units produced between January 1969 through to November 1973.

I don't have any details of T3 units only the stuff coming off the Clayton production line.


splitbus - October 7th, 2013 at 07:05 AM

Don't let him chop it, buy him a trailer and swap

vw54 - October 7th, 2013 at 08:54 PM

I had a D door 63 splitty very rare then and more so now

mackaymanx - September 4th, 2016 at 04:13 PM

for sale for $10 000

aggri1 - June 8th, 2018 at 06:31 PM

Interesting, 58camper: I have one of those 68 1967 double-doors, a panel. Now has window doors on it though (not hacked windows).

I also have one of the 311 double-door Bays, a '69. That one does have hacked-in windows. I'll need to obtain a real right-side window door from overseas one day, but I'm wary because the last "1969" door I got (normal Aus' passenger side) has slightly different hardware than mine so I can't use it. :-(


aggri1 - June 8th, 2018 at 06:34 PM

Oh cripes, I just realised that this is some serious thread necromancy.

wezley - May 3rd, 2020 at 07:06 PM

Hi 58Camper,

Do you know if the double door RAAF buses were made our of the Clayton factory? And do you know in what numbers?



vw54 - May 4th, 2020 at 01:28 PM


It will be hard to get an answer from ( Bill ) 58Camper he passed away about 6 or so years ago

Very knowledgeable man on facts n figures for Volkswagens