The Volkswagen Beetle steering system is well known for being hard wearing and long lasting but, like most things, Beetle steering parts can still wear out over time with high mileage and a lack of maintenance. VW Heritage stock a truly extensive range of VW Beetle steering assembly parts, including replacement Beetle steering boxes, tie rods and tie rod ends, complete Beetle tie rod kits, Beetle steering dampers and all the other small mechanical parts that go together to make up the air cooled Beetle steering system.
We also offer a huge selection of VW Beetle steering wheels, from well respected companies including Nardi, Grant, Mountney, Momo and Flat 4, as well as excellent quality reproductions of most of the original style VW Beetle steering wheels.
To browse or buy the parts you need just follow the links above, or read on for further information on our classic VW Beetle steering components range.
Some say it’s the most important part of a car as it’s the bit you sit looking at and hold onto at all times. There’s no doubt the Volkswagen Beetle steering wheel is important, and the stock Beetle steering wheels are a classic bit of VW design in their own right. Acknowledging this, VW Heritage offer a wide range of classic Beetle steering wheels to suit all tastes. For restorations, we offer the superb OE-style Flat 4 steering wheels, in different colours and with the classic Beetle ‘D’-shaped horn ring and Wolfsburg crest. We also stock top quality reproductions of the classic VW Beetle EMPI GT steering wheel and Speedwell wood rim steering wheel, along with a range of VW Banjo steering wheels and delightful VW Beetle horn pushes – both popular accessories in the 1950s, and widely used on coachbuilt VWs.
For owners wanting a different look, we stock a large number of Grant VW steering wheels and Mountney Beetle steering wheels, ranging from classic VW wood rim steering wheels to metal flake and chain link steering wheels, in sizes from 10-15 inch diameter, plus a comprehensive range of Beetle aftermarket steering wheel fitting kits and accessories.
In addition to the Volkswagen Beetle steering wheels themselves, we also supply a huge range of steering system components that fit across all Beetle models. For standard late model Beetles we stock the complete air cooled Beetle steering column, as well as horn contact rings, clamps, bolts, bushes, bearings, Beetle steering couplers and indicator cancelling rings. We also hold a full range of VW Beetle tie rod assembly components, including all the different Volkswagen Beetle tie rods (there are a surprising number of variations!), Beetle steering dampers and the classic air-cooled Beetle steering box, along with all necessary flanges, couplings and clamps.
We also supply a full range of steering assembly parts for both 1302 Beetle and 1303 Beetle models, including the pre-1974 1302 and 1303 Beetle steering box and the 1974-on 1303 Beetle steering rack.
Of course, if you have queries about your VW Beetle steering, or if you can’t find the parts 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.
This swallowed up a sizeable portion of VW’s development budget and led to the Beetle being one of the longest running production vehicles of all time.
Whilst some civilian Beetles had been produced during the war, predominantly for high ranking Nazi elite, production was minimal, though some unusual fuelling options became available, in part due to all available oil, and fuel being directed towards the Luftwaffe and Panzer divisions.
One of the more abstract models was the Holzbrenner; essentially a wood powered Beetle. The way this worked was that wood was heated until it began to break down chemically. When wood burns in a normal fire, the wood decomposes chemically due to the heat, and some of the gasses produced by the wood are flammable, and they burn as they are released. That is the flame that you see.