Straight Axle Conversion Brake Parts > 5 Stud 205mm (wide 5) - up to 1963
For buses made up to 1963 you can use your original drums. The drum requires 3/4 machined off of the snout and the innermost lip machined flush. You can then use the following: 2x Beetle rear backing plates 68-79
Straight Axle Conversion Brake Parts > 5 Stud 205mm (wide 5) - 1964 and on
For buses made from 1964 onwards you cannot use any of the original parts. You can use the 1956-63 drums with the brake parts listed in the wide 5 conversion above or you can use 1964-65 Type 3 brakes using the following: 2x Type 3 rear drums 64-65 Notchback or Squareback, 2x Type 3 rear backing plates 64-73 Notchback or Squareback, 2x Type 3 wheel cylinders 64-65 Notchback or Squareback (same as front 1303), set of Type 3 brake shoe fitting hardware 64-65.
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