Category Archives: brakes

Handbrake cables

For some reason the DPO used handbrake cables with a long sleeve — the one at the bottom in the picture. I think this might be from a Type 3. These hang out under the car and just look kak. … Continue reading

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Brakes 3

Pictures of how to route the brake lines.  

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Brakes 2

The standard Beetle rigid brake pipe lengths are well documented but of course the Puma pipe from the front to the back is shorter, and my disk brake conversion also changes things. A Beetle has a wheelbase of 2400mm while … Continue reading

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Grommets from RPM. Grommet Code Description Price (Sep 2015)   267 Blind grommet for 12mm hole 1.12   270 Blind grommet for 15mm hole 3.35   20 Blind grommet for 20mm hole 3.56   562 17mm Grommet for pipe or … Continue reading

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Front brakes are Golf 1 calipers, mounted on a bracket I bought from the back of Car Magazine years ago. The anti-rattle clips go in like this. December 2013 I had a hard time fitting the brake pads until I … Continue reading

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Disk Brakes

I bought this kit from the back of CAR magazine. It consists of two mounting plates, hubs and outer wheel bearings. The plates get bolted to the stub axles with M10 sunken head capscrews, and the calipers (from a Golf … Continue reading

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