VW Beetle Cabriolet Wheels & Brakes
Complete Beetle Cabriolet Wheels and Brake Parts
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Beetle Cabriolet O.E. Wheels
Beetle Cabriolet Alloy Wheels
VW Beetle tyres
VW Beetle Wheel Accessories
Beetle Cabriolet Brakes
Please be aware that up until 1967 all Beetles had 5-stud wheels and were fitted with drum brakes all round. After 1968, when 4 stud wheels were used, some models were fitted with disc brakes at the front and drums at the rear. If you have a later model, always check which types of front brakes are fitted before ordering parts.
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A Short History Of The VW Beetle (cont.)
The VW 1300 made its debut in 1965, using the crank from the new 1500cc Type 3 motor, stroke was increased to 69mm from 64mm. A “VW1300” badge was added to the rear to distinguish them from the lesser 1200cc model. Also from the Type 3 was the new balljoint front suspension, replacing the previous king and link pin set-up, this resulted in a more comfortable ride.
The 1300 also received some improvements over the stock 1200 models, including; an extra vent for quicker screen defrosting, locks to stop the seat backrests moving forward, the return of the semi circle horn ring as well as a headlamp dip/dim switch on the indicator stalk. Late 1965 cars (66’ model year) received new slotted wheels.
Another new engine was added to the range in late 1966 (67 model year), this time more like a type 3 1500cc engine, reworked to upright Type 1 spec, the new engine produced 44bhp, alongside the new engine, front disc brakes were introduced, with new wheels in a 4x130 PCD. Following complaints from buyers that having two keys was irritating, VW introduced a one key system which did doors, and ignition. A new deck-lid was introduced to cover the larger engine....back <<< >>> more...