Our JBugs VW Techs have mapped out the front & rear brake hub system on your 1968 VW Beetle. The diagram includes brake cylinders, brake shoes, brake hardware, and most parts available to upgrade and maintain your brake system. Clicking on the dots will take you straight to the correct products needed for your VW Brakes.

Note: This diagram for 1968 Beetles with manual transmissions. Autostick Beetles have an I.R.S. rear suspension and require different brake lines & hoses.

Parts in Diagram

From 1968-on, both front & rear brake shoes measured 230mm X 40mm on Standard VW Beetles (does not apply to Super Beetles). The rear brake shoes are easily identifiable by the rectangular notch cut in to accept the parking brake lever. Brake shoes also have an angled edge where the shoes make contact with the adjusting nuts.

704-269 VW Beetle Brake Shoes
704-315 VW Beetle Brake Shoes