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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:41 am    Post subject: brake upgrade for 69 bug Reply with quote

Just getting back into aircooled VWs after 30+ years away. I just purchased a 69 Bug, and am already sorting through ideas for upgrades. I plan to put disks on the front, using OEM parts. Does anyone have info on upgrading the rear brakes to type 3 drums? (which I understand to be wider than type 1 brakes)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: brake upgrade for 69 bug Reply with quote

Iíve been meaning to do this, it should be a straight swap from the backing plates to drum.

So you need backing plates, wheel cylinders, shoes, hardware, inner and outer bearings, and drums.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: brake upgrade for 69 bug Reply with quote

So inner and outer bearings? You do understand I'm talking about rear brakes only?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:37 pm    Post subject: Re: brake upgrade for 69 bug Reply with quote

Sorry about that, you are right the bearings do not need to be pulled. I just have it on my list when I get around to swapping them.
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