These heavy duty Volkswagen Beetle running boards are an offered as a cost effective option for replacing your running boards. They are aftermarket boards, made in
Mexico and are compatible with the 1946-1977 Beetle Sedan and Convertible as well as the 1971-1979 Super Beetle Sedan and Convertible. Trimming is usually required
as the slots for the running board to body bolts may not allow the board to sit low enough on the body. These running boards feature 18 millimeter molding and a stock
looking rubber mat. The boards are sold as a pair and include all of the hardware needed for installation.
While these boards are of decent quality, and a great option for daily drivers and cars on a budget, they are not to be considered restoration or original German
quality. We do offer the highest quality German boards, but the cost is much, much higher than these boards so the trimming is sometimes worth it for those on a budget.
All of our running boards will fit any air-cooled VW Beetle or Super Beetle if installed properly
The running boards are the same bolt pattern throughout the years - if you follow our instructions explicitly, we can assure you that the boards will fit.
1. Loosen the 13 millimeter fender bolts from the center of the fender down to the running board to allow movement of the fender.
2. Loosely install 13 millimeter bolts from the running board to the front and rear fenders.
3. Align the running board to the body and loosely install four 10 millimeter bolts through the running board to the body.
***If the four 10 millimeter bolts do not align to the body, the slots in the board may need to be trimmed with a file or a grinder to allow the board to drop more.
4. Check that the running board is all the way down on the 10 millimeter bolts. If not, the door will scrape the running board rubber.
5. Tighten the four 10 millimeter bolts to secure the underside of the running board.
6. Tighten the 13 millimeter bolts from the running board to the fender.
7. Tighten the 13 millimeter fender bolts while realigning the fender beading.