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sinclair Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:29 pm

I luckily now have all the parts to return my 52 to cable brakes, so thought I'd post some progress pics.



Strip down


9secschwim Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:51 pm

Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything.

sinclair Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:01 pm

£40 later at my local painters



and a few hours in the cellar with the home plating kit.




sinclair Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:04 pm

9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything. Thanks. That’s good to know :D

sgmalt46 Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:45 pm

sinclair wrote: 9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything. Thanks. That’s good to know :D

They do? that's news to me. Not in there catalogue? :?

sinclair Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:32 am


nlorntson Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:23 pm

9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything.

Links to their cable brake parts?

sgmalt46 Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:12 am

nlorntson wrote: 9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything.

Links to their cable brake parts?

maybe they did at one time? they got front cables .
that's it? :(

nlorntson Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:22 am

sgmalt46 wrote: nlorntson wrote: 9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything.

Links to their cable brake parts?

maybe they did at one time? they got front cables .
that's it? :(

WW doesn't carry front cables either.

Peter_N Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:13 am

Those brakes looks fresh!
What kind of plating is that?

sgmalt46 Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:39 pm

nlorntson wrote: sgmalt46 wrote: nlorntson wrote: 9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything.

Links to their cable brake parts?

maybe they did at one time? they got front cables .
that's it? :(

WW doesn't carry front cables either.

it does not show in there catalogue.
search cable brakes and they are there.
part# 111 605 701. to 65 standard beetle. FRONT
there calling them emergency brake cables.
on a cable brake car all 4 are emergency brakes!

Mr. OGPaint Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:41 pm

If you're looking to have original cable brake shoes relined there are specialty shops. But the easiest place for many of us to source the service is at a Large (semi) truck specialist because it is still a common practice with large trucks. In the US there is a national chain called FLEETPRIDE. I went to the local FLEETPRIDE and sent out my shoes and had them relined/arched within 1 week. It was around $100.

Mr. OGPaint Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:43 pm

nlorntson wrote: sgmalt46 wrote: nlorntson wrote: 9secschwim wrote: Had a 51 standard Wolfsburg West had everything.

Links to their cable brake parts?

maybe they did at one time? they got front cables .
that's it? :(

WW doesn't carry front cables either.

I got brand new front cables from CIP1.com, I think they were $20 each and 2 days delivery. They are a BBT distributor, BBT carries/reproduces them.

sinclair Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:35 pm

Quick update.
New pins and bushes in the spindles. More zinc plating the fixings.

sinclair Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:09 am

I thought these bearing caps were too far gone having been chiselled off numerous times but a flap wheel and the zinc bath worked ok. They’re VW stamped so I want to keep them. As for the nuts, we’ll why not recycle?


sinclair Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:40 am

One of the drums turned out to be warped so I had it skimmed.




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