The VW Left & Right Heater Channel assemblies fit 1958 through 1968 Beetles that have rusted or damaged heater channels. The heater
channels are full metal units and made in Denmark. The heater channel is the lower structural portion of the Beetle's body, running
from the front of the rear fender well, along the outside of the body (at the bottom of the door opening), to the front firewall.
The heater channel has the duct work in place that sits under the rear seat, the vent for the front floor and the duct for the dash
defroster hoses. The bottom of the heater channel has the nut plate that the floor pan bolts to, the side has the nut inserts for
the running boards. Replacing heater channels takes a good amount of skill, sheet metal work and welding so this is not something
for the average garage mechanic.
Currently the heater channels are supplied by different companies and are not exact duplicates of
each other! Once they are installed, the car is painted, carpet, padding, running boards, etc. are all installed, it will not be
seen so it isn't really an issue.
The biggest difference between the two is the right side carpet rail is tack welded on "backwards" on the right. Installing heater
channels take a lot more cutting, welding and fitment. If you can't manage popping the rail off and flipping it around, you should
not be installing the heater channels.
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.