1961 VW Karmann Ghia Chassis
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About Our 1961 VW Karmann Ghia Chassis Parts
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Front SuspensionWe offer only the highest quality VW Beetle front suspension components including replacement shocks, link pins, spindles, sway bars, front end beams, and much more. Our VW Shock Absorbers are available in stock height, lowered, and performance styles. We feature KYB shocks, made famous for their superior handling and performance.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Rear SuspensionWe offer a complete selection of VW Beetle Rear Suspension parts including rear shock absorbers and rear suspension components by the industry's leaders in VW performance such as KYB, Bilstein, Boge, and Empi. Our Volkswagen Beetle Shocks are available in stock, performance, and coil over styles.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Drop Spindles & Adjustable BeamsOur VW drop spindles allow you to lower your 1961 VW Karmann Ghia, while still maintaining your stock geometry and ride quality. We also offer adjustable beams if you want to take your ride even lower.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia SteeringOur selection of VW Beetle Steering Components including replacement VW Tie Rods, Steering Boxes, Steering Dampers, and much more. Create a finished look for your VW with our high luster chrome tire rods and billet aluminum steering box cover and mount.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Axles, CV & Axle BootsThe 1961 VW Karmann Ghia transmissions were paired with a swing axle, whereas later Beetles used independent rear suspension (IRS). A simple way to tell the difference between swing axle & IRS transmissions is to look at the axle boots. Swing axle transmission have the axle boot positioned only at the transmission. IRS transmissions have the axle boots positioned at the wheel and transmission. No matter what transmission style in your VW, we carry everything you need.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Clutch ComponentsJBugs has a complete selection of Clutches and Components to fit a 1961 VW Karmann Ghia. Rebuilding is made simple with quality German clutch discs, bearings, and pressure plates.
Up until 1966, VWs had a 6 Volt, 180mm Clutch and Flywheel. If your engine has been swapped for a later model engine you may have a 12 Volt, 200mm Clutch and Flywheel. Keep in mind having a 12 Volt system does not determine that your VW has a 12 Volt Clutch. Changing to a 12 Volt system and keeping the 6 Volt Flywheel, Clutch, and Starter is common practice on earlier engines. Be certain to measure your Clutch Disc to determine which components are needed!
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Transmission PartsReplace worn out seals and cracked transmission parts with these all new stock components. From Axle parts to Shift Couplers we have it all. Please check which Axle and Transmission combination your Volkswagen has before ordering.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Transmission MountsReduce unwanted shake and increase power to your wheels with our Deluxe Padded Front and Rear Transmission Support Kits. We also offer stock replacement rubber mounts for your air-cooled VW.
Add shocks, a sway bar, or upgrade to urethane bushings to complete your order. These parts are most easily accessible when the transmission is out being rebuilt. As Volkswagen enthusiasts we recommend taking a look at these other parts to see if they too need to be replaced.
1961 VW Karmann Ghia Chassis Parts Tech Tips & Resources:
Swing Axle vs. I.R.S.
VW Link Pin Shim Chart
VW Link Pin Beam Removal Video
VW Link Pin Spindle Rebuild Video
VW Narrowed Front Beam Installation Video
VW Setting An Adjustable Beam Video
VW Adjustable Strut Installation Video
VW Link Pin Drop Spindle Installation Video
How to Lower Rear VW Swing Axle Suspension
VW Front End Suspension Wrap-Up Video
VW Clutch & Accelerator Cable Replacement Video
VW Camber Compensator Installation Video
VW Swing Axle Boot Replacement Video
VW Transmission Removal Video
VW Transmission Installation Video
Clearancing VW Transmission Bellhousing Video
VW Throw Out Shaft Replacement Video
VW Steering Column Installation
VW Rear Suspension & Axle Tear Down
VW Trailing Arm Installation
VW Clutch Cable Access Plate Modification
VW Floor Pan Disassembly
VW Floor Plan Replacement
VW Frame Head Repair
VW Steering Component Removal
VW Transmission Installation
VW Axle & Rear Truss Bar Installation
VW Lowering the Rear End
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