1961 VW Bug Convertible Brake Parts
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About Our 1961 VW Beetle Convertible Brake Parts
Our Volkswagen Brake Parts selection includes VW Brake Shoes, Brake Pads, Master Cylinders, Brake Hoses, Brake Lines, Brake Reservoirs, and Brake Hardware Kits.
The Volkswagen Beetle was originally made with Drum Brakes. This system can provide adequate braking power in most circumstances, but has a tendency to fade or lose effectiveness in high braking conditions. We offer VW Disc Brake conversion kits if you are ready to convert to Disc Brakes in your Volkswagen.
We only sell the highest quality German, Italian, and TRW Volkswagen Brake products that are made to last a lifetime.
1961 VW Bug Convertible Front BrakesWe offer a complete selection of 1961 VW Beetle Convertible Front Brake Parts. The front brakes typically account for over 70% of your VW's stopping power so it is important to have reliable front brakes.We offer front brake shoes and pads. We also offer a large selection of master cylinders, brake light switches, wheel cylinders, brake hoses, line kits, and all of the hardware needed for a complete overhaul of your front brakes. Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your VW, so we only sell top quality VW Brake parts that we trust to give your car the stopping power it needs.
The 1954-1967 VW Beetle have the 5 lug, 5x205mm pattern brake drum. This system can provide adequate braking power in most circumstances, but has a tendency to fade or lose effectiveness in high braking conditions. We offer VW Disc Brake conversion kits if you are ready to convert to Disc Brakes in your Volkswagen.
1961 VW Bug Convertible Rear BrakesWe offer a complete selection of 1961 VW Beetle Convertible Rear Brake Parts. Our inventory of parts includes rear brake drums, brake shoes, and pads. We also offer a large selection of master cylinders, brake light switches, wheel cylinders, brake hoses, line kits, and all of the hardware needed for a complete overhaul of your rear brakes.
Properly functioning brakes are critical to the safety of your vehicle. Don't settle for anything but the best when it comes to restoring your Volkswagen brakes. We only sell top quality VW Brake parts that we trust to give your car the stopping power it needs.
1961 VW Bug Convertible Brake Rebuild KitsOur brake rebuild kits include everything you need to freshen up your brakes ensure you have the stopping power you need. Our kits include a new master cylinder, front and rear wheel cylinders, front and rear brake hoses (all German made) front and rear brake shoes and front and rear brake hardware kits.
Our 1961 VW Beetle Convertible Brake Rebuild Kit includes:
- 1, 113611021C, German Brake Master Cylinder
- 2, 113611057B, German Front Brake Wheel Cylinders
- 2, 113611055C, German Rear Brake Wheel Cylinders
- 1, 704-167, Front Brake Shoes
- 1, 704-168, Rear Brake Shoes
- 2, 113611701, German Front Brake Hoses
- 2, 211611775B, German Rear Brake Hoses
- 1, 17162SPK, Front Brake Hardware Kit
- 1, 17163SPK, Rear Brake Hardware Kit
1961 VW Bug Convertible Disc Brake Conversion KitsA brake drum system applies friction from the brake shoes to the brake drums which rotate with the wheel of the car. This friction is the stopping force of the car. Disc brakes rely on the same principles but instead of housing the major components in a metal drum, they use a rotor with more surface area and a caliper that clamps the rotor to stop the wheel movement. The superior design of disc brakes makes them a far safer and more reliable option.
Many automotive manufacturers switched, on a widespread scale, from drum brakes to disc brakes. Even though Classic Volkswagens we originally made with drum brakes VW realized the superior stopping power of disc brakes and eventually offered the Type 3, Karmann Ghia, and Bus with disc brakes on the front wheels.
Volkswagen Drum Brakes provide adequate stopping power in most circumstances. We offer the VW Drum Brake parts to restore your Volkswagen brakes to stock. We highly recommend converting to Disc Brakes if you have made changes to your VW to add more horsepower or increased the size of the wheels, or if the original brakes have a tendency to fade or lose effectiveness in high braking conditions.
We offer a front and rear VW Disc Brake Conversion Kit with easy install instructions. Converting to VW Disc Brakes will provide more reliable, consistent, straight line stopping power, and perform better in wet weather. If you are converting to front and rear disc brakes a large bore master cylinder is required to provide adequate volume to operate the front and rear calipers.
1961 VW Bug Convertible Master Cylinders, Reservoirs, LinesWe carry German and TRW made stock master cylinders as well as 22mm and 20.6mm "Big Bore" master cylinders. We only offer high quality brake products that we know can provide your VW with the stopping power it needs.
In addition to master cylinders, we also offer brake fluid reservoirs, brake lines and wheel cylinders to help you complete your VW brake job.
1961 VW Beetle Convertible Hard Brake Line Index:
1961 VW Bug Convertible Wheel Bearings, Seals, Axle BootsWe offer a complete selection of VW Wheel Bearings, Seals and Axle Boots for your 1961 VW Beetle Convertible. Our selection of parts includes VW Washers and Lock Nuts, Grease Caps and Oil Seals, Front and Rear Wheel Bearings and Rear Axle seals and Kits.
1961 VW Bug Convertible Brake AccessoriesOur large selection of Brake Accessories for your 1961 VW Beetle Convertible includes emergency brake handles, pedal pads, brake line grommets and hand brake cables. Renovate your VW Beetle with our high quality brake accessories that are built to last.
1961 VW Bug Convertible Brake Parts Tech Tips & Resources:
VW Hard Metal Brake Line Index
German vs. Brazilian VW Master Cylinders
Which Disc Brake Conversion Kit Fits My Car?
Pre-1966 VW Beetle Brake Diagram
VW Beetle Brake Inspection Video
VW Disc Brake Conversion Video
VW Front Brake Rebuild Video
Parking Brake Rebuild Video
How to Bleed Your Brakes Video
Brake Shoe Replacement Video
Spun Brake Drum Video
Rear Disc Brake Installation Video
Master Cylinder & Brake Line Replacement Video
Quick Brake Bleeders Installation
VW Brake Line Installation
VW Dual Circuit Master Cylinder Installation
VW Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit Installation
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