Our JBugs VW Techs have mapped out the front & rear brake hub system on your 1971-79 VW Super 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: Some components in the diagram will have multiple dots because they are split-year parts.
Note: This diagram is for Super Beetles. Standard Beetles will use different components. If you are not sure which model you have look for the spare tire. (Super beetle spare tires lay flat.)

Parts in Diagram

Super Beetles have different front ends than Standard Beetles. Their larger brake shoes 250mm X 46mm are easily identifiable by the asymmetrical larger end.. Super Beetles share the same rear end as Standard Beetle. The rear brake shoes have a rectangular notch cut in to accept the parking brake lever. The front Brake shoes have a rounded edge where the shoes make contact with the adjusting nuts, while the rear have an angled edge.

704-392 VW Beetle Brake Shoes
704-315 VW Beetle Brake Shoes