If you own a classic VW, be it a camper, golf or beetle, something will fail and that something will need to be replaced. There are numerous suppliers of specialist parts on the internet and in my experience, they generally focus on the one vehicle, there is a place however that has a comprehensive and fairly priced catalouge covering all types of classic VW parts under one roof, VW Heritage.
Based in the UK, VW Heritage have been in business for 26 years, is run by VW enthusiasts and supply parts for all types of classic VW’s including a few I haven’t even heard of like a lovely little thing called a Type 3. They also write a blog with articles regularly published about all things VW, while we were swanning about in France VW Heritage published an article about our trip and when I got home I found a mail from VW Heritage asking if I would be willing to review some parts, certainly I said!
After a quick chat via email with Andy at VWH, a pair of rear smoked LED lights and Bosch wiper blades were dispatched and arrived at mine the very next day, super quick delivery and well packaged, no broken bits, bonus !
The first thing I fitted was the Bosch direct connect wipers because it was an easy job!
It was more grief getting the old wipers off than these ones on, as you would come to expect from Bosch, the wipers are well made and extremely easy to fit, since I fitted them it has rained and I can confirm they work excellently, glide smoothly across the windscreen with no squeaks and no smears either, you can find them on the VWH site here and below is a picture of one of them on the van..
With the wipers fitted I turned my attention to the rear LED lights.
The lights are of good quality and are well made, they include orange turn lamp bulbs and some reflectors to stick somewhere, there are no fitting instructions included but they are pretty easy to install and can be done in under an hour, I’ve written up a more detailed fitting guide here.
I really like the look of the lights and I think they look much better than the original ones, the only draw back now they are fitted is they make my tailgate look even more tatty so i’m going to have to get that sorted in the not too distant future!
If you are interested in a set you can find them on the VW Heritage site by clicking this link.
In conclusion, i’m really happy with the products I received, they arrived quickly, in one piece and were easy to install.
Next time I need a part for my van my first stop will be VW Heritage, either via the online store or thumbing through the T4 catalogue they sent me with the parts!