Which Beetle and Camper Parts

fit TYPE 3s and TYPE 4s ?

IGNITION CABLES BRAKES AXLES CLUTCH FUEL EXHAUST STEERING BODY ELECTRICS

Note:- Written for UK (European) models; 1302/1303 are drum-braked Supers. All European 1500/1600 Beetles had disc brakes from August 1967. Listed RHD equivalents does not imply the same LHD part will fit a LHD T3 or 4. You may need to translate the UK name into US.

>67 means up to and including 1967 models; 73> means from (and including) 1973 models.

EVERY EFFORT HAS BEEN MADE TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT, BUT

NO LIABILITY CAN BE ACCEPTED FOR MISTAKES IN THE DETAILS GIVEN BELOW.

Part

For 1500/1600 (T3)

For 411/412 (T4)

Plugs All; Bosch W8AC, or NGK B5HS All; use Bosch W7CC
Points >7/63; use T1 8/60>2/64

8/63>7/68 carb man; use T1 2/64>7/68

8/68>7/69 carb man; use T1 1600 8/68>7/70

8/69> and all auto/FI; use T1 1600 8/70>

All; use T1 1600 8/70>
Condenser (Capacitor) 2/64>7/69; use T1 2/64>1/73

8/69>; use T2 8/70>1/73

>7/73; use T2 8/70>1/73

8/73>; use T1/2 2/73>

Rotor arm >7/63; use T1 8/60>2/64

8/63>7/68, 8/69> carb man,

and all auto/FI; use T1/2 2/64>7/68

8/68>7/69 carb man; use T1 8/68>

All; use T1 8/68>

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Distributor cap >7/63; use T1 8/60>2/64

8/63>7/68, 8/69> carb man,

and all auto/FI; use T1/2 2/64>7/68

8/68>7/69 carb man; use T1 8/68>

All; use T1 8/68>
Ignition leads Components as T1 but lengths greater.

FI needs right-angled connectors on

distributor cap.

All; use T2 1.7/1.8/2.0 >1/83
Other ignition parts Coil, plug caps, plug air-seals all same

as appropriate engine derivative.

 
Accelerator cable '66> RHD carb; use T1 8/71> none listed
Speedometer cable All RHD; use RHD T1 (not1302/03)

LHD; use T1 Ghia LHD

All RHD; use 1302/03

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Heater cable '67>; use T1 1303 none listed on VW
Disc brake pads >5/71; use T1 9/71>8/72

6/71>; use same as T4 >7/72

none listed on VW model
Brake shoes (rear) 8/63>; use 1302/03 front All; use 1302/03 front
Brake hoses (front) 8/65>7/67 single circ.; use T1 8/66> drum

8/66> dual circ.; use T1 8/66> disc only

All; use T1 swing axle rear
Brake hoses (rear) Swing axle; use T1 swing axle rear

CV-joints; use T2 8/67>79 LH.   No RH listed for VW

All; use T1 swing axle rear

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Master cylinder repair kit 8/66>10/71; use T1 8/66>7/71

10/71>; use T1 8/71>

none listed on VW model
Wheel cylinder repair kit front >7/65 and most rear *; use T1 front 8/57>

*Variant (Sqbk) 8/63>7/65; use 1302/03 front

All; use T1 front 10/57>
Disc caliper repair kit >5/71; use T1 8/71> 7/72 none listed on VW model
Brake discs (Rotors) >5/71; use T1 1500/1600 8/67> none listed on VW model
Other brake parts similar to T1/T2 items (check sizes needed)  
Wheel bearings (front) >7/68 front; use T1 66>68

68>; use water-cooled rear (Polo, Golf eg)

All; use water-cooled rear (Polo, Golf etc.)

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Wheel bearings (rear) Swing axle; use as T1 swing axle

CV-joints; use as T1 CV-jointed

none listed on VW model
Hub oil-seals As for wheel bearings As for wheel bearings
CV Joints As for T1 (IRS) >7/69; use T1 (IRS)

8/69> none listed

CV Boots All; use T1(IRS) or Golf 1.5/1.8 carb. Inner >7/69; use T1 (IRS)

8/69> none listed

Clutch conduit All; use T1 to 7/71 none listed on VW model

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Clutch plates 8/62>; use T1 1500/1600 all (rigid or sprung as appropriate) none listed on VW model
Clutch cover (Pressure plate) 8/62>7/70; use T1 1500 or T2 8/62>7/70

8/70>; use T1 1600 all

8/69>1/72, 1/74> carb. and >11/71 inj.; use 215mm.from T2 1.8 2/74>7/75, or T2 1.9 >4/83

210 mm (others); use T2 1.7 >7/73; or T2 1.8 >2/74

Release bearing >7/70; use T1 all >7/70

8/70>; use T1/2 1600 all (needs guide sleeve around gearbox shaft)

none listed on VW model

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Fuel pump All carb; use T1 '72>'73 Carb.; use T2 1.7/1.8 >12/75
Silencer (Muffler) none listed As T2 1.7/1.8/2.0 with end outlet
Silencer fitting kit none listed; T1 kit has heater-pipe clamps, and small-bore tailpipe to exhaust box clamp As 1.7/1.8/2.0 T2
Track/tie-rod end Same as same year T1/T2, apart from short tie-rod inner end, which is angled 9 As same year T1/T2 (?)
Steering box and coupling As T1 (not 1302/03) none listed
Steering damper bush As T1 As T1

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Shock abs. rear '67>; use 1302/03 none listed
Window handle 8/67>; use T1 same year 8/69>; use T1 same year
Door mirror 8/67>; use T1 (body mounting slightly different but may swap over)

none listed

Washer bottle, cap and hose 8/67>; use T1 (not 1302/03) All; use T1 (not 1302/03)
Alternator N/A (and dynamo unique to T3) T2 1.7/1.8/2.0 remote reg.
Regulator 12 volt; use T1 to 7/73 (12 volt 30 Amp) All; use T2 1.7/1.8/2.0 (remote)
Starter motor 6V >7/66; use T1 >7/66

12V manual 8/66>; use T1 8/67>

12V auto; use T1 auto or T2 auto >7/81

Manual; use T1 8/67> (manual)

Automatic; use T1 auto; T2 >7/71 auto

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Starter solenoid All 12V; use T1 '68> All; use T1 '68>
Headlamps All; use T1 8/67>'74 (6V change bulb-holder ?) None listed
Flasher relay All; use T1 same year; 8/70> same as Polo/Golf All; use T1 same year; 8/70> same as Polo/Golf
Flasher switch 8/67>7/69; use T1 8/67>7/70

8/71>; use T1 1300/1600 8/71>

8/71>; use T1 1300/1600 8/71>
Wash/wipe switch and valve 8/71>; use T1 8/71>12/73 8/71>; use T1 same year

T1 = Beetle; 1302/1303 = Super Beetle (Disc Brakes fitted); T2 = Bus;

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