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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Rear Window Parts


Complete Rear Window Packages
Description Price Buy!
A Complete Convertible Rear Window Package consisting of:
Rear window glass without defroster
Unitized rigid steel and wood framework ready to install
Rear window seal.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible 1964-MID75.

Take the trouble out of installing the rear window into the new top.
Eliminate mismatched components (rear window glass, seal and
rear window framework) with this complete package as a discount
price.

 

If your car chassis number is 1552012218 or higher
then your convertible rear window glass will be
mid 1975 and later. If your chassis number is lower
then your window glass should be chosen for mid 1975 and earlier.

VW Beetle
Part #: GLASS+FRAME-2
$310.95
A Complete Convertible Rear Window Package consisting of:
Rear window glass without defroster
Unitized rigid steel and wood framework ready to install
Rear window seal.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible mid 1975-79.

Take the trouble out of installing the rear window into the new top.
Eliminate mismatched components (rear window glass, seal and
rear window framework) with this complete package as a discount
price.

 

If your car chassis number is 1552012218 or higher
then your convertible rear window glass will be
mid 1975 and later. If your chassis number is lower
then your window glass should be chosen for mid 1975 and earlier.

VW Beetle
Part #: GLASS+FRAME
$310.95


Convertible Glass
Description Price Buy!
Heated Rear Window Wiring Kit

Fits: 1958-79 VW Beetle

VW Beetle
Part #: 111-898-999
$39.95
Rear Window Glass
With Defroster, Green Tinted

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertible 1964-mid75
If your car chassis number is 1552012218 or higher
then your convertible rear window glass will be
mid 1975 and later. If your chassis number is lower
then your window glass should be chosen for mid 1975 and earlier.
This glass measures 11-1/8" top to bottom.

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-845-501G
$229.95
VW Convertible Rear Window Glass.
No Defroster.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertible. 1964-mid75

If your car chassis number is 1552012218 or higher
then your convertible rear window glass will be
mid 1975 and later. If your chassis number is lower
then your window glass should be chosen for mid 1975 and earlier.
This glass measures 11-1/8" top to bottom.

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-845-501D
$130.95
VW Convertible Rear Window Glass.
No Defroster.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertible. mid 1975-1979

 

If your car chassis number is 1552012218 or higher
then your convertible rear window glass will be
mid 1975 and later. If your chassis number is lower
then your window glass should be chosen for mid 1975 and earlier.
This glass measures 11-1/2" top to bottom.



 

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-845-501E
$130.95
VW Convertible Rear Window Glass.
With Defroster.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertible. mid 1975-1979

 

If your car chassis number is 1552012218 or higher
then your convertible rear window glass will be
mid 1975 and later. If your chassis number is lower
then your window glass should be chosen for mid 1975 and earlier.
This glass measures 11-1/2" top to bottom.

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-845-501EH
$310.95


Wood Inserts Rear Window Frame
Description Price Buy!
Rear Window Frame Insert
Four Pieces, Wood

VW Beetle Convertible 1952-1957

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame.
If your steel frame is distorted then when it is stapled into
the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful
reshaping of your steel rear window frame, or the use of a
new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.


 

VW Beetle
Part #: WR0-4P
$124.95
Rear Window Frame Insert
Four Pieces, Wood

VW Beetle Convertible 1958-63

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame.
If your steel frame is distorted then when it is stapled into
the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful
reshaping of your steel rear window frame, or the use of a
new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.

VW Beetle
Part #: WR01--4P
$124.95
Rear Window Frame Insert
Four Pieces, Wood

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle Convertibles 1964-mid 1975

Your chassis number should be 1552012217 or lower.

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame.
If your steel frame is distorted then when it is stapled into
the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful
reshaping of your steel rear window frame, or the use of a
new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.

VW Beetle
Part #: WR4P
$129.95
Rear Window Frame Insert
Four Pieces, Wood

VW Convertibles, mid 1975-1979

Your chassis number should be 1552012218 or higher.

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame.
If your steel frame is distorted then when it is stapled into
the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful
reshaping of your steel rear window frame, or the use of a
new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.

VW Beetle
Part #: WR14P
$124.95


Plastic Inserts Rear Window Frame
Description Price Buy!
Rear window plastic frame insert.
Glues into steel frame.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles 1964-mid 1975
Up to Vin# 1552012217

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame. If your steel frame is
distorted then when it is stapled into the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful reshaping of your steel
rear window frame, or the use of a new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.

 

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-449E
$93.95
Rear window plastic frame insert.
Glues into steel frame.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles mid 1975 and later
From vin# 1552012218 on

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame. If your steel frame is
distorted then when it is stapled into the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful reshaping of your steel
rear window frame, or the use of a new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-449F
$93.95
Rear window plastic frame insert.
Glues into steel frame.

VW Beetle Convertible 57-63

Note:Inserts take the shape of the rear window steel frame. If your steel frame is
distorted then when it is stapled into the back of the top it will be mismatched with
the glass window. We strongly recommend either a careful reshaping of your steel
rear window frame, or the use of a new rigid unit which we offer that will minimize
any grief associated with the installation of the rear window glass.

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-449B
$93.95


Complete Frame: Steel + Wood
Description Price Buy!
Integrated (complete) rear window framework.
Steel frame with bonded wood insert.
Rigid assembly, ready to staple into new top.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles mid 1975 and later.

1975 owners, please read note at top of "rear window parts" page.
All restorers: Please read restoration advice at the bottom of that page.

VW Beetle
Part #: MP202
$212.95
Integrated (complete) rear window framework.
Steel frame with bonded wood insert.
Rigid assembly, ready to staple into new top.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertibles 1964-mid 1975.

1975 owners, please read note top of "rear window parts" page.
All restorers: Please read restoration advice on "rear window parts" page near bottom.

VW Beetle
Part #: MP201
$212.95


General
Description Price Buy!
Steel rear window frame.
Accepts plastic or wood insert, offered separately.
Please read the restoration information below.
1975 owners, read note at top of this page.

VW Beetle and VW Super Beetle convertible 1964-mid 1975.

VW Beetle
Part #: 151-871-450E
$165.95




Important Information
In the middle of 1975 VW changed the geometry of the convertible rear window. The later windows were introduced at chassis number: 1552012218. This or higher and you have a mid75 and later window.

The convertible rear window frame is made of steel with an attached tacking form all around.

We urge the convertible restorer to read the restoration tip below concerning the convertible rear windows.

If the steel frame is in perfect condition you can purchase, and attach a new plastic tacking form. However, we strongly recommend that you consider the complete rear window frame with the wood already attached to its metal frame, as a unit ready to apply to the new top.

Any rear window frame and glass may be installed in any new top, regardless of year!


Restoration Tip
Problems with this rear window installation are, by far, the most numerous and serious of those we encounter from our customers who do top restoration. Therefore we are putting this special section in our catalog.

The rear window is suspended in a framework made of steel and either plastic, wood or particleboard. The framework is tacked to the convertible’s top and headliner. The steel frame rusts and changes shape as the car bounces and ages and as the top shrinks. The insert that is part of the framework (the insert holds the staples) cracks or rots. The window stays in place, usually, because the seal is essentially glued in with age. But when the new seal is put on the glass and the old framework re-installed into the top, the distortion and deterioration are often fatal. The rear window will not install properly or will not stay in!.

There are steps that must be taken to prevent this. The procedures, step by step, for doing this job
come with our rear window parts, on request. The instructions should be followed carefully. To save work and to guarantee that the framework has exactly the right geometry
(so that mismatch stresses don’t throw the window back out of the car)
we have a replacement framework. It is steel with a wood insert already attached. It is painted with a rust and rot preventing paint. It is ready to tack in place immediately, thus saving a lot of labor and uncertainty. These frameworks are our parts #MP201 and #MP202 (depending on the year of your car).

If you decide that you will save the old steel frame after you remove it:
sand blast or wire brush it and spray it with metal primer and paint. Make sure you reconfigure it to its original shape. This is crucial! Use the glass as a guide. Glue in the new insert. Test the glass with its seal applied and make absolutely sure it lays right over the insert. Follow our directions, please. Whatever the year of your car, you may install a late model rear frame and glass into a new top. You must buy the frame and glass that match each other. The back of the top will be cut to receive whatever frame you use.

The mid-75 chassis number is 1552012218. This and higher is mid75 and later. Lower chassis number indicates early 1975 or before.


 
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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