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Volkswagen Beetle Ball Joints


Lower Ball Joints
Description Price Buy!
Beetle and Ghia Lower Ball Joint
This is an oem ball joint

VW Beetle (Standards) 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-371G-GR
$18.95
Beetle and Ghia Lower Ball Joint
This is a fine reproduction ball joint.

VW Beetle (Standards) 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-371 G
$15.95
VW Super Beetle Lower Ball Joint
Ball joint with 3 bolt base.
A fine reproduction ball joint.

VW Super Beetle 71-73

Important: this ball joint will fit chassis numbers up to 1_3 3003655
Double check that your ball joint requires the 3 bolt base. Later Super Beetles do not have this base.

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-407-361E
$34.95
VW Super Beetle Lower Ball Joint.
A fine reproduction ball joint.

VW Super Beetle 73-79

Note: This ball joint fits Super Beetles with chassis number beginning: 1_3 3003656. (If your ball joint has a 3 bolt base then it is the earlier Super Beetle)

VW Beetle
Part #: 133-407-361
$29.95


Upper Ball Joints
Description Price Buy!
Beetle and Ghia Upper Ball Joint
oem German ball joint.

VW Beetle Convertible 66-70
VW Beetle Sedan 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 1966-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-361F-GR
$18.95
Beetle and Ghia Upper Ball Joint
A fine reproduction ball joint.

VW Beetle Sedan 66-77
VW Beetle Convertible 66-70
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-361 F
$16.95


Boots
Description Price Buy!
Ball Joint Rubber Boot
for Lower Ball Joint

VW Beetle Sedan 66-77
VW Beetle Convertible 66-70
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-377
$5.99
Ball Joint Rubber Boot
for Upper Ball Joint.

VW Beetle Sedan 66-77
VW Beetle Convertible 66-70
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-375 A
$4.99


Hardware
Description Price Buy!
Ball Joint Camber Adjusting Spacers
Pair, with Washers.
Allow proper wheel alignment when
ball joint is lowered

VW Beetle 66-77
VW Karmann Ghia 66-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-319
$23.95


Conversion Kits
Description Price Buy!
Ball Joint Disc Brake Conversion Kit, 4 Lug, 4 x 130 with 14x1.5mm Threads
Fits VW Beetles from 1968 and on. Will not fit Super Beetles

Does not require spindle replacement.

VW Bolt Pattern. Wheel studs are not included.

This kit will only work with stock-style, drum brake spindles.

This kit includes:

  • Front Brake Rotors 4x130 Lug pattern
  • Mounting Hardware
  • Calipers
  • Caliper Brackets

Must use late model ball joint bearings and seals.

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2983
$249.95


General
Description Price Buy!
2 1/2" Drop Spindle, Ball Joint, 1966-77, Drum Brake, Pair. FOR THE USE OF DRUM BRAKES.

EMPI drop spindles are brand new units, not re-manufactured old cores! CNC machined to exact tolerances. These forged drop spindles feature 1/4" outwards offset. Clearance is usually not an issue. These spindles are the first step to a brake system upgrade while giving you the built-in ability to lower your car an automatic 2 1/2" just by bolting them on. Ball joint spindles require 69-on style outer tie rod ends. Uses original steering geometry so the ride and handling of the car is not negatively effected.

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2859
$109.95
Stock Ball Joint Spindles. New, Pair.

A welcome addition when rebuilding your ball joint front end with disc brakes or drum. These all new forged spindles are precision ground and accept 1968-on bearings and seals. The left side is drilled for the speedo cable.

Fits VW Beetles from 1968 on.

VW Beetle
Part #: 22-2952
$119.95




Important Information
Ball Joints: Removal, Installation, Modification
The procedures for removing and installing ball joints vary with the model year. For example, 1974 and later Beetles have differing procedures from earlier ball joints. The following is to be taken as general and to help you decide on doing the ball joint work yourself. The best and most fully illustrated instructions on the ball joints and on all projects related to the front suspension are to be found in the Bentley VW manuals. For ball joint work and all shop work you may prefer printed instructions to dvd's !!

The front suspension ball joints fit into sockets on the control arms. To remove:Remove ball joint spindle assembly, loosen ball joint retainer nuts and remove the ball joints.

Inspect for wear and clean. Maximum wear on upper ball joint is .002in and the upper ball joint wear limit is .08 in. To measure the ball joint wear (clearance) remove the ball joint seal and use your feeler guage.

Check the free movement of the joint when greased. The joints should be easy moving.

To install: Insert the ball joints into control arm sockets. The mark at the grease nipple should be toward the front and the ball joints should be fully into the slots. The star washer and retainer nuts are applied (80 lb-ft.) This is for earlier ball joints (up to 1963). Later ball joints are fitted with a hex nut and a wave washer.

Ball joints up to 1963 required periodic lubrication. Newer ball joints are packed with grease. To be safe grease can be periodically added to the ball joints via the grease nipple (which is under a plastic plug on the ball joint.)

The later ball joint has a locating flat at the threads. To apply the hex nut to the ball joint use a 30mm wrench. The seal is fastened with a thin wire at the top and a retaining ring at the bottom.

 


 
Classic Volkswagen Beetle parts for the following years: 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1979
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