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Volkswagen Beetle Brake Drums, Brake Shoes, Reservoirs, etc.

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Front Drums
Description Price Buy!
Beetle and Ghia Front Brake Drum, 5 Lug

VW Beetle 1954-65
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-65

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-405-615A
$49.95
Beetle, Ghia and Thing Front Brake Drum.
VW Beetle 1966-67
VW Karmann Ghia 66-67
VW Thing 73-74
VW Beetle
Part #: 131-405-615A
$56.95
Beetle and Ghia Front Brake Drum, 4 Lug.
ATE Italy (OEM)

VW Beetle (Standards) 1968-77
VW Karmann Ghia 68-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 111-405-615B-IT
$79.95
Beetle and Ghia Front Brake Drum, 4 Lug
VW Beetle (Standard) 1968-77

VW Karmann Ghia 68-74
VW Beetle
Part #: 111-405-615B
$67.95
VW Super Beetle Front Brake Drum
With Centering Hub

VW Super Beetle 1971-79

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-405-615H
$65.95
VW Super Beetle Front Brake Drum
Without Center Hub

VW Super Beetle 1971-79

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-405-615D
$65.95
Beetle Front Drum Backing Plate.
Left or Right Side
German

VW Beetle (Standard) 1966-77

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-125G
$109.95


Rear Drums
Description Price Buy!
Beetle and Ghia Rear Brake Drum
5 Lug, Italian.

VW Beetle 58-67
VW Karmann Ghia 58-67

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-501-615D-ITAL
$68.99
Beetle and Ghia Rear Brake Drum
5 Lug, Brazilian

VW Beetle 58-67
VW Karmann Ghia 58-67

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-501-615D
$66.95
Beetle and Ghia Rear Brake Drum
5 Lug, German.

VW Beetle 1958-67
VW Karmann Ghia 58-67

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-501-615D-GR
$95.15
Beetle, Super Beetle and Ghia Rear Brake Drum
4 Lug. Italian OEM)

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 68-79
VW Karmann Ghia 68-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-501-615J-IT
$84.95
Beetle, Super Beetle and Ghia Rear Brake Drum
Brazilian.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 68-79
VW Karmann Ghia 68-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-501-615J
$65.95


Brake Shoes
Description Price Buy!
Beetle and Ghia Brake Shoes
Set of 4 Brake Shoes
For Rear Brakes

VW Beetle 1958-64
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-64

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-537-BST
$26.95
Beetle, Ghia and Type 3 Brake Shoes
Set of 4 Brake Shoes
For Front Brakes

VW Beetle 1958-64
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-64
VW Type 3 62-64Up to Vin# 76299

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-237-DST
$31.95
Super Beetle Brake Shoes
Set of 4 Brake Shoes
For Front Brakes

VW Super Beetle 71-79

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-237H
$29.95
Beetle and Ghia Brake Shoe Set
Set of 4 Brake Shoes
Front or Rear Brakes

VW Beetle 1955-57
VW Karmann Ghia 56-57

Note: Up to vin# 575415 and 1673410

VW Beetle
Part #: 111-609-237A
$44.95
Beetle and Ghia Brake Shoes
Pair of Brake Shoes
For Rear Brakes

VW Beetle 1965-67
VW Karmann Ghia 1965-67
VW Beetle
Part #: 131-609-537-CST
$24.95
Beetle and Ghia Brake Shoes
Set of 4 Brake Shoes
For Front Brakes

VW Beetle Standards 65-77
VW Beetle Convertible 65-70

VW Karmann Ghia 65-66

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-609-237-CST
$22.95
Beetle, Super Beetle and Ghia Brake Shoes
Pair of Brake Shoes
For Rear Brakes

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 1968-77
VW Karmann Ghia 1968-74
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-537-CST
$22.95


Hardware
Description Price Buy!
Adjusting Nut for Brake Shoe.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 50-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 50-70 front
VW Bus 50-79 Rear
VW Type 3 64-73

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-205A
$5.95
Adjusting Screw for Brake Shoe

VW Beetle 58-64
VW Karmann Ghia 58-64
Note: Beetles and Ghias from VIN# 1673411
VW Bus 50-55

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-609-209
$2.95
Adjusting Screw for Brake Shoe

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 65-79
VW Karmann Ghia 65-74
VW Type 3 62-73

VW Beetle
Part #: 131-609-209
$2.95
Adjustment Screw for Brake Shoe

VW Beetle 50-58
VW Karmann Ghia 56-58

Up to Vin# 1673410

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-209
$2.95
Brake Fluid Reservoir Attachment Screw, each
Stainless Steel

VW Beetle 58-60

VW Beetle
Part #: N113931
$0.25
Rubber Plugs for Brake Backing Plate
Dust Plugs. Set of 8. Covers two plates.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 68-79
VW Karmann Ghia 68-74
VW Bus 74-79
VW Type 3 72-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-163
$6.95
Brake Hardware Kit, Front

VW Beetle 10/57-64
VW Karmann Ghia 10/57-64
Fits 1957 cars beginning with VIN# --1 673411

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-698-237D
$11.95
Brake Hardware Kit. Rear.
VW Beetle and Super Beetle 1967-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1967-79
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-698-537C
$11.95
Brake Hardware Kit. Set, Rear
VW Beetle 1958-64
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-64
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-698-003A
$11.95
Front Brake Hardware Kit
VW Beetle sedan 1965-77
VW Beetle convertible 1965-70
VW Karmann Ghia 1965-66
VW Beetle
Part #: 131-698-237C
$10.95
Front Brake Hardware Kit
VW Super Beetle 1971-79
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-698-237H
$11.95
Spring Washer
Prevents generator or alternator bolt from loosening

Also goes in emergency brake anchor pin
(Wave Washer for Under Alternator/Generator Nut)

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 56-79
VW Karmann Ghia 56-74
VW Bus 56-79
VW Type 3 62-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
Part #: N122282
$0.25


Bleeder Valves
Description Price Buy!
Brake Bleeder Valve Cap.
This will work on all wheel cylinders

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle
VW Bus
VW Karmann Ghia
VW Type 3
VW Thing
VW Vanagon.

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-611-483
$1.75
Front and Rear Brake Bleeder Valve; 6 by 28 mm

VW Beetle and Super Beetle 1958-79 (front and rear)
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-66 front
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-74 rear
VW Bus rear 1950-79
VW Vanagon rear 1980-91
VW Type 3 rear 1962-73
VW Thing 73-74 front and rear

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-611-477A
$1.95


Hoses
Description Price Buy!
Classic Braided Brake Line Hose
7 mm interior diameter
Priced per meter (per 3 feet)

VW Beetle and Super Beetle 1967-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1967-74
VW Type 3 1967-73
VW Bus 68-79
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
Part #: N 020 350 1/1M
$17.35


Rubber Parts
Description Price Buy!
Boot for Brake Master Cylinder Plunger
For all VW models 1953-79
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-195
$8.95


Reservoirs
Description Price Buy!
Brake Fluid Reservoir With Cap
Screws on to Master Cylinder to Hold Reserve Fluid.

VW Beetle 1950-mid 54
VW Bus mid 1955-67  Not for dual circuit master cylinder 1967 Bus

Use with washer N138272

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-611-301C
$12.95
Brake Fluid Reservoir

VW Beetle 61-66
VW Karmann Ghia 61-66
VW Type 3 62-67

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-301G
$7.49
Brake Fluid Reservoir
Order Cap Separately

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 68-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1968-74
VW Type 3 68-73
VW Thing 1973-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-301L
$19.49


Emergency Brake Cables
Description Price Buy!
Hand (Emergency) Brake Cable
For Either Side
1742mm (68.6")

VW Beetle 58-65  Up to vin# 155400108
VW Karmann Ghia 58-65  Up to vin# 155400108

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-721F
$11.95
Hand (Emergency) Brake Cable, 1779mm (70")
Either Left or Right

VW Beetle 65-67  From vin# 155400109
VW Karmann Ghia 65-67  From vin# 155400109

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-721L
$12.95
Hand (Emergency) Brake Cable
For Either Side
1773 mm (69.8")

VW Beetle 1968
VW Karmann Ghia 1968

Not for 'autostick' cars

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-721M
$9.95
Hand (Emergency) Brake Cable
For Either Side
1804mm, (71")

VW Beetle with autostick 1968
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 69-72  manual or autostick
VW Karmann Ghia with autostick 1968
VW Karmann Ghis 68-72  manual or autostick

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-721J
$10.95
Hand (Emergency) Brake Cable
For Either Side
1749Mm (68.9")

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 73-79
VW Thing 73-74
VW Karmann Ghia 1973-1974

VW Beetle
Part #: 133-609-721
$11.95


Instructions
Description Price Buy!
Brakes Instruction Booklet. Fully illustrated Brake Work
Covers Brake Shoes, Lining Replacement, Back Plates, Wheel Cylinders
VW Beetle
Part #: INSTR-BRAKES
$7.95
Instruction Booklet on Brake Drums
Illustrated Guide to Removing and Installing Brake Drums.
VW Beetle
Part #: INSTR-BRAKEDRUMS
$1.49
Bug Me Dvd: Volume 4, Brakes. 1 Hour 45 Minutes of Easy to Follow Instruction, Including:

Brake Shoes, Wheel Cylinders, Brake lines, Disc brakes, Master Cylinder, Drums and Rotors, Emergency Brake, Wheel Bearings & Seals

VW Beetle

   More About Volume 4
Part #: Volume 4
$24.95


Master Cylinders
Description Price Buy!
Brake Master Cylinder, Brazilian
VW Beetle 1954-64
VW karmann Ghia 1956-64
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-021C
$70.95
Brake Master Cylinder, TRW. Brazilian.
See note below.

VW Beetle Standards 1967-77
VW Beetle convertible 1967-70
VW Karmann Ghia 1967-74

Note: If replacing the master cylinder for 67-69 cars
you will need to purchase a pair of three prong brake
switches (part 113-945-515G) in order to operate the brake warning light.
The original had three two prong switches; the replacement
has two three prong switches.

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-015BD
$49.99
Brake Master Cylinder, TRW. Brazillian. Note: inlet grommet
part 113-611-817 has to be ordered separately.

VW Beetle 1965-66
VW Karmann Ghia 1965-66
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-023B
$35.95
Brake Master Cylinder

VW Super Beetle sedan and convertible 1971-79

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-015BH
$69.95


Grommets
Description Price Buy!
Grommet For Brake Master Cylinder Inlet.
Holds Inlet Pipe to Cylinder
7mm i.d., 18mm o.d.

VW Beetle 67-71
VW Karmann Ghia 67-71
VW Type 3 67-71
VW Bus 67-79

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-611-817A
$2.95
Grommet for Brake Master Fluid Cylinder Inlet,
Holds Inlet Pipe in Cylinder.
11mm Inlet/24mm OD.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 72-79
VW Karmann Ghia 72-74
VW Vanagon 80-91
VW Thing 73-74
VW Type 3 72-73

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-817A
$3.19
Grommet for Brake Master Cylinder Inlet

VW Beetle 50-66
VW Karmann Ghia 56-66
VW Type 3 62-66

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-817
$4.19


Emergency Brake Levers
Description Price Buy!
Anchor Pin for Parking (Emergency) Brake Lever, Rear.
Note that the original style clip
part # 211-609-619 is required.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 1950-79
VW Bus 1950-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-74
VW Type 3 1962-73
VW Type 4 1969-74
VW Thing 1973-74
VW Beetle
Part #: 211-609-601B
$2.95
Clip for Hand (Emergency) Brake Lever
On Rear Brake Shoe

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 1950-79
VW Bus 1950-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1956-74
VW Type 3 1962-73
VW Thing 1973-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 211-609-619
$0.49
Lever for Parking (Emergency( Brake, Left (Driver Side) Rear
VW Beetle and Super Beetle 1958-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-74
VW Type 3 1962-73
VW Type 4 1969-74
VW Thing 1973-74
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-613A
$7.29
Lever for Parking (Emergency) Brake, Right (Passenger side) Rear
VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 1958-79
VW Karmann Ghia 1958-74
VW Type 3 1962-73
VW Thing 1973-74
VW Beetle
Part #: 113-609-614A
$7.29


Brake Fluid Reservoir Caps
Description Price Buy!
Brake Fluid Reservoir Cap, Threaded.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle 50-79
VW Bus 68-79
VW Karmann Ghia 61-74
VW Type 3 62-73
VW Thing 73-74

VW Beetle
Part #: 113-611-351
$3.49




Important Information
Bleeding Your Brake System

Whenever work is done on the Beetle brakes, such as after the replacement of any brake parts, the brake system must be carefully bled. The work is done after the brakes are adjusted.

You will need a container that is partly filled with new brake fluid. You will need tubing, 3/16" i.d. Also the following: a helper and a box wrench. This is usually 7mm but replacement brake cylinders may have 1/4" or 5/16" brake valves. So choose the appropriate wrench for your brake valves.

Take off the brake reservoir master cylinder cap. Check the brake fluid. If brake fluid is dirty it must be replaced with new brake fluid.

Loosen the bleeder valve first at the wheel cylinder that is the furthest away from the master cylinder. This will be the rear right or the rear left, depending on the location of the brake reservoir in your particular Beetle.  Loosen this brake valve slightly in preparation so you know it is easily manipulated.

Apply the box wrench to the valve and put one tubing end over it. The other end of the tubing should be submerged in the container of brake fluid. It is best if this container is clear plastic or glass. Get a helper to pump the brakes slowly to pressurize the system and then have him or her push down on the brake pedal and hold it down.

Now open the bleeder valve slowly, to begin the flow of brake fluid. The brake pedal will lower and air bubbles should exit the tube. Tighten the brake valve and have the helper return the pedal to its regular position. Keep doing this until there are no more air bubbles in the container. Clean fluid should come out of the valve and then you can tighten the brake bleeder valve.

Repeat this at the other rear wheel and then the two front wheels. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder which should be refilled to the mark on the reservoir.

 

Other Brake Work Instructions

We offer a dvd on brake work which is quite thorough. Also listed are a couple of brake instruction booklets. Typical old fashioned Beetle owners might prefer the printed shop manuals to dvd's. There is no better information on brake work than is contained in the reprints of the original Beetle shop manuals. These are the "Bentley Manuals" and we list them in the 'books and literature' section.


 
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