As well as the original style VW Beetle fuel tank, we also stock spun aluminium tanks for beach buggies and trikes and other custom projects. Plus a wide range of filler caps, fuel line components, gaskets and seals.
In addition to the original style 30 PICT and 34 PICT carbs, we also offer the finest performance units from brands such as Weber, EMPI & Scat – everything from single progressive carbs, right up to IDF/HPMX twins, for optimum power.
Again, a wide range, including standard pumps (both dymano and alternator versions), electric pumps and high performance rotary versions. Plus regulators, block offs, fuel line, clamps and T-pieces - everything in fact to repair or improve your Beetle’s fuel line. And remember, if you have a query about any of our fuel system parts – or if you can’t find the part you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.
By the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939, only a handful of consumer cars had been produced, and all customer orders had been cancelled as production was switched from civilian vehicles to that of military vehicles.
The main two vehicles produced during the war period were both Beetle based variants, the flat 4 air cooled engine and rugged suspension being ideal for the harsh desert environments of Africa.
The first was the Type 82 Kubelwagen, a utilitarian off-road vehicle of very basic construction. German military officials had stipulated that the fully laden Kubelwagen (including 4 battle dressed troops) shouldn’t weigh more than 950kg, this left the unladen vehicle with a maximum weight of 550kg. The experienced military coachbuilder Trutz was subcontracted by Porsche to assist with the body design.