View original topic: 1990-1993 mk1 drum brake hardware
mtsipe Tue May 29, 2018 5:33 am

I have a 1993 vw cabriolet. I am trying to source a part needed for my drum brakes that no parts stores have. In the Bentley manual, it is called the “adjusting bar” which is a metal bar that goes between the two shoes and sits right below the wheel cylinder and two springs are used to keep it in place. :lol: When i opened my project’s drum there was nothing but a busted wheel cylinder. If anyone has one or knows where to find one, let me know. Thanks

The part circled in green below is what I need

Butcher Tue May 29, 2018 8:15 am

Good luck finding new. Craigslist? Ebay?

I'm not there, but the wedge that the small blue spring [runs perpendicular] attaches to is probably also missing. You'll need that [unless it's in your spring kit].

mr. lang Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:15 am

this is a link to the German mk1 cabriolet parts catalogue:

It's in German, but you can find the parts numbers and can start a search by those numbers.

171609819B left side
171609820B right side

If it's not available as a single part, it will be available within a pre-assembled break shoe set.

sgnimj96 Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:31 pm

? doesn't say 90's cabbies, but your pic looks just like my 81 brakes
There is quite a few cabriolets still around though, maybe find one being parted out :(

ach60 Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:35 pm

Every part is available except that!
It's a junkyard part, go to Pa. and find a junkyard, and you'll have them in an hour.
Or spend $699 for 4 wheel disc brakes

Dennis Perusse Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:04 pm


Try contacting these people as they might have what you're looking for.

Best of luck.


Butcher Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:32 pm

I hope they have found the part since this thread opened in May.

Maybe they converted to disc. That certainly would have been easier.

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