A selection of handbrake parts – both stock and styling – for your Beetle, ranging from sleeves and gaiters to complete chrome handbrake assemblies. We also stock parts for the hub end of the handbrake system, such as lever arms and clips… Plus, of course, all types of Beetle handbrake cable. We also stock adjustable length cable kits for use on buggies, trikes and other project vehicles.
We stock both styles of selector parts – including complete shift sticks balljoint/socket components – as well as high performance and ‘quick shift’ gearshifters and a wide range of gear stick heads. We also stock parts for the entire selector mechanism, including gear linkage and bushes.
Buy everything for your pedal assembly, from pedal covers to full linkage kits. All of this on top of the huge range of parts for the larger brake system, such as disks, drums, pads, shoes and cylinder… Plus we stock the VW Beetle clutch cables, brake pipes and as well as Beetle accelerator cables.
And remember, if you have a query about your VW Beetle clutch cables, accelerator cables or handbrakes hand and foot controls – 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.
Following the Allied bombing of Fallersleben, damage to the factory was estimated that 38% of the factory had been rendered useless, of the 17,000+ residents of Fallersleben were over half were VW employees, Hirst soon permitted the Germans to return to work, and by May 1945, they had produced 2 Beetles from various parts gathered from the remains of the factory, a further 56 cars were produced in 1945, not vastly different to that of the pre-war cars, save for different inner front wings, front beam, and the newer 1131cc engine that had been used in the Kubelwagen.
Convinced by Hirst, the British Army ordered 20,000 Beetles, his goal for 1946 was to achieve production levels of 1,000 cars per month. This was not an easy task, as well as limited materials and resources to contend with he also had to feed the workforce, following on from the harshness of the wartime years, the simple lunch that Hirst provided for the workers was more often than not the only meal they received.