Our Beetle Cabriolet brake parts are broken down into two main groups – VW Beetle Cabriolet drum brakes and convertible Beetle disc brakes. Broadly speaking, any Convertible VW Beetle built before 1967 will have standard Beetle drum brakes all round, while later Karmann Cabriolet Beetles will have front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. If in any doubt as to what sort of Beetle brake system your classic open top Beetle has, consult one of our knowledgeable sales staff who can advise.
Heritage Parts Centre offer a huge range of VW Beetle Convertible brake parts for every era and every style, from stock Beetle brake parts to Convertible Beetle brake upgrade parts, all the way up to high performance four wheel Beetle Cabrio disc brake conversions from EMPI, CSP and CB Performance.
Prior to the 1967 model, all Cabrio Beetles had 5-bolt wheels and drum brakes all round. In 1967, for the European market 1500 model, front disc brakes and 4-bolt wheels were introduced. Naturally, we stock a complete range of classic Beetle cabriolet brake parts for both disc brakes and drum brake models, including Beetle convertible brake shoes, VW Cabrio brake calipers and replacement brake pads.
We offer various Beetle Cabriolet wheel cylinders, all brake hoses and pipes plus we carry a wide range of VW Beetle Cabrio brake drums and Convertible Beetle brake discs in stock.
We also keep in stock a large selection of performance VW Beetle Cabriolet brake parts and convertible Beetle disc brake conversion kits from the likes of CSP, EMPI and Tarox, as well as Goodridge brake hoses and ‘re-drilled’ Volkswagen Beetle brake discs and air-cooled Beetle brake drums with different wheel bolt patterns for easily and safely swapping to popular aftermarket VW Beetle wheels.
We have Cabriolet Beetle brake master cylinders on the shelf, along with the matching replacement Convertible Beetle brake fluid reservoirs, VW Beetle brake fluid and everything to bring your classic Karmann Cabriolet handbrake system up to scratch.
Keeping your Convertible Beetle brake system in good condition is of the utmost importance so, if you have questions about your VW Beetle Cabrio brakes – or can’t find the parts you are looking for, click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.
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.
The 1967 Beetle was again one of the landmark cars, where a lot of things were set to change. Gone was the original sloping headlight shape which had changed little since the VW38 models, to be replaced by upright headlamps on new wings. The fuel filler had moved from under the bonnet, onto the front wing.
New rear lights with incorporated reverse lights, flanked a completely redesigned deck-lid, similar to that of the previous years VW 1500 with a larger number light lamp. New bigger and stronger bumpers were mounted higher, necessitating a shorter bonnet. A new dashboard had been introduced with fuel gauge, warning lights and indicator tell tales all incorporated within one dial.Read more...