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PostPosted: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Beetle to Thing part swappable brake system information Reply with quote

Beetle to Thing part swappable brake system information;
Courtsey of Eric/Uber Auto Werks

At least for us with orginal drum brakes systems.

[Doublecanister]
As I previously stated, makes it easier on obtaining local parts without
the " you drive a what? a Thing, what the heck is that?" questions.
Or my favorite so far: the local Napa jerk, you drive a Vw? you'll be one of my best customers soon..." remarks... TT.

Again I thank Eric for providing!


Courtsey of Eric/Uber Auto Werks ;
- I think I covered every stock brake part except the pedal and the blue hose. Let me know if I missed any.

- These number apply to ALL I.R.S. ('73 and later) Things, 181's, 182's, Treker's and Safari's. If you have a swing axle car ('72 and down) the front parts still apply but the rear gets goofy fast!

- "ALL" denotes Standard Beetle OR Super Beetle

Enjoy and don't overpay for "Thing only" parts that aren't!!
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- Front backing plate is Thing only (181-609-139) Because of the lower ball joint difference, Bug can work but may rub.
- Front shoes - Std Bug '65-'77 (113-609-237C)
- Front drums - Bug '65-'67 (131-405-615A)
- Rear backing plate - ALL Bug '68-'79 (113-609-439E)
- Rear shoes - ALL Bug '68-'79 (113-609-537C)
- Rear drum - Thing only (181-501-615)
- Rear wheel cylinder - ALL Bug '68-'79 (113-611-053 B)
- Front wheel cylinder - Std Bug '65-'77 (131-611-057)
- Front wheel seal - ALL Bug late '68-'79 (111-405-641 C)
- Front inner wheel bearing - ALL Bug late '68-'79 (311-405-625 B)
- Thrust washer (@ front outer bearing) - ALL Bug '66-'79 (311-405-661)
- Axle nut left (left-hand threaded) - ALL Bug '66-'79 (131-405-669)
- Axle nut right - ALL Bug '66-'79 (131-405-670)
- Front outer bearing - ALL Bug '66-'79 (311-405-645)
- Rear wheel seal (inner AND outer) - ALL bug'69-'79 (113-501-315 H)
- Rear outer roller bearing - ALL Bug '69-'79 (113-501-277 A)
- Rear inner ball bearing - ALL Bug '69-'79 (113-501-283)
- Front brake hardware (Spring) kit - Std Bug '65-'77 (113-698-001 B)
- Rear brake hardware (Spring) kit - ALL Bug '65-'79 (113-698-003 B)
- Front brake hose (440mm) - Bug '65-'66 (211-611-701)
- Rear brake hose (235mm) - ALL Bug '69-'79 (113-611-775 E)
- Brake line kit (ALL metal lines) - STD Bug '68-'77 (113-698-700 B)
- Fluid reservoir - ALL Bug '68-'79 (113-611-301 L)
- Reservoir cap - ALL Bug '68-'79 (113-611-351)
- Master cylinder - Bug '67-'77 (113-611-015 BD)
- Brake light switches (three prong) - ALL Bug '67-'79 (113-945-515 G)
- Brake line T (At rear left) - ALL Bug '50-'79 (803-611-755)
- Clip, Brake Line to Bracket/Hose (4 per car) - ALL Bug '50-'79 (113-611-715 A)
- Grommet, Brake Line (4 Req, 2 at each bulkhead) - ALL bug '50-'79 (211-611-751)
- Star adjusting nut (2 per wheel) - ALL Bug '58-'79 (113-609-205 A)
- Adjustment screw (2 per wheel) - All Bug '68-'79 (131-609-209)
- Parking brake lever, Left - ALL Bug '58-'79 (113-609-613 A)
- Parking brake lever, right - ALL Bug '58-'79 (113-609-614 A)
- Parking brake lever pin, - ALL Bug '50-'79 (211-609-601 B)
- Clip @ parking lever pin, - ALL Bug '50-'79 (211-609-619)
- Parking brake cable bracket, left - ALL Bug '50-'79 (113-609-637)
- Parking brake cable bracket, right - ALL Bug '50-'79 (113-609-638)
- Backing plate plug (4 per wheel) - ALL Bug late '67-'79 (113-609-163)
- Lug bolt (12mm - 5 per wheel) - Bug '45-early '67 (111-601-139)
- Dust cap left (W hole) - ALL Bug '66-'79 (111-405-691 B)
- Dust cap right - ALL Bug '66-'79 (111-405-692 B)
- Parking brake cable (left OR right) - ALL Bug '73-'79 (133-609-721)
- Parking brake lever w ratchet - ALL Bug '68-'79 (111-711-305 A)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've had ACVW's for like 25-years now. I've always told the parts guy something like:

"I need the thingamajig that hooks to the doo-hickey"

Today, I bought a brake parts, with VW part #'s in hand (thanks to this sticky). The shop owner was so happy, I thought he was going to crawl over the counter and give me a hug. He know the #'s from memory and got exactly what I needed in about 30-seconds.

Ya learn something every day. Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So 68-77 beetle rear 4 lug drums won't just bolt up? I need to find a rear drum that I can have drilled to I can bolt up my 15x7in Fuch's. the wide 5 adapters make the rims stick out past the fenders in the rear. Front is OK because I have a disc brake conversion and a narrowed beam. Anyone have some advise?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rabid,
I don't see why you can't use the 4lug drums on your 181. I went the other way of installing the 181 rear drums on Bug rear supensions.
The type 181 add about 1/2in track width to each side. So going to the Bug drums you should have that much extra clearance in fender well.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I got a set of late 4lug drums that were drilled and studded. Also got a set of spacers that allow the axel nut to be tightend down all the way. I am pretty sure it will work. I will let you all know Sunday when I try to bolt them up.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As per above:

- Front shoes - Std Bug '65-'77 (113-609-237C)
- Rear shoes - ALL Bug '68-'79 (113-609-537C)

I'm having trouble finding the front shoes listed. I'm trying to order from Cip1. I just got off the phone with them....they show and recommend the "537C" shoes for both the front and rear, Im assuming they will work?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To respond to the above question about brake shoes (though I suspect that the poster has figured out an answer already so this is for others):

I ordered a full brake rebuild kit from The Thing Shop had two boxes of shoes in the shipment, and both boxes said "shoes for front or rear."

So I'm guessing CIP1 is also correct.

My post is on front wheel bearings.

I discovered tonight that the rear wheel bearings from any VW MK1, MK2 or MK3 (drum brake) so Rabbit, Golf, Jetta, Cabriolet 1975-1998

The part number for a kit is 191 598 625
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:52 am    Post subject: Re: Beetle to Thing part swappable brake system information Reply with quote

So, on this note. my thing has 4 lugs. They don't have the spacers I believed would have been there but everything works as it should. So are these drums off a late model beetle and just direct swap over? I was expecting to find something that screams conversion or something but I haven't found anything out of normal except my 4 lug drums. Someone please help me figure out what drums these are so I can buy shoes for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Beetle to Thing part swappable brake system information Reply with quote

Part numbers?'
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Beetle to Thing part swappable brake system information Reply with quote

Is there a list like this for other parts that are compatible or not?

Is there a rule for compatibility between Sedans and Safaris/Things? Obviously engine parts are the same, and body parts interchange is not, but what about the transaxle, Ball Joints, stabilizers, etc?
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