Parts List

I know myself and recognise my bad habits; I seem to spend a lot of time researching which are the best parts to get and scribble my findings down on a scrap of paper, which I inevitably lose. As time passes I forget my original conclusions and end up doing all the research over again. Repeating oneself is never a wise use of time! Therefore, I have decided to create this 'parts list' as a way of cataloguing not only what I need, but also to capture a brief rationale behind the choices to serve as an aide-memoire.

N.B - white text indicates the items that I still need to purchase and red text denotes the items that have already been acquired;
Bodywork (mostly sheet steel)

  • Front wings (Day Mouldings) - best fit for following the contour of the bonnet section
  • Rear wings (Day Mouldings) - best fit for following the contour of the rear section
  • Spare Wheel Well, Front, Repair Panel (IGP)

  • A-pillars (Hookeys) - best quality reproductions and thick steel
  • Rear bumper hangers (Hookeys) - best quality reproductions
  • Passengers side engine bay tray (Hookeys) - as above
  • Frame head bottom plate (Klokkerholm) - appears to be the only available option
  • Napoleon's Hat (Klokkerholm) - appears to be the only available option
  • Floor pans (Wolfsberg West) - original gauge steel and defined pressings
  • Accelerator hinge (Just Kampers) - as good as any
  • Heater channels (Klassic Fab) - top quality & better than anything on the market
  • Rear crossmembers (German, unknown manufacturer) - Not accurate for mid-sixties Beetle, but thick steel and crisp pressings.
  • Complete front quarter panels (Genuine VW Mexi or German) - Difficult to find discontinued RH side
  • Rear 1/4 reinforcement sections and body mounts (Original, donor cut) - Klokkerholm is the only repro option and it is terrible quality. OG steel all the way!
  • Windscreen Heater/demister outlets (Original, donor cut) - no repro option available 
  • Rear valance (BBT) - steel thickness same as original and accurate pressings
  • Lower rear quarter panels (Klassic Fab) - top quality
  • Front Firewall (Klassic Fab) - top quality  

OG items (required to replace damaged/missing components)
  • Interior light with chrome surround
  • Plastic heater lever end piece (white)
  • Chrome bumper overriders
  • Hub caps x3
  • Brake fluid reservoir cap (plastic)

  • Year correct front indicators 
  • Year correct 'short' number plate light housing
  • Rear light clusters
  • Tool roll
  • Passenger side footrest panel
  • Passenger seat base
  • Bilstein jack 
  • Heater channel vent cover
  • 6v battery cover


Additional items:

  • Floor pan seal
  • Gear stick gaiter
  • Handbrake cable adjustment nuts x2
  • Handbrake gaiter
  • Heater cable for under rear seat (x2)
  • Lowered spring plates (Evaresto)
  • 4" Narrowed Beam (Evaresto)
  • Track rods for narrowed beam (Evaresto)
  • Skid plate(Evaresto)
  • Off-white perforated vinyl headliner (TMI) - good reputation within resto community
  • Running boards - Autocraft UK produce good quality versions
  • Running Board Fitting Kit (rubbers and hardware)
  • Wiring loom
  • Non-retractable seat belt, grey strapping material with chrome buckle, 3-point shoulder and lap combination (Wolfsberg West)
  • Seat Covers, mesh grey and off white (ivory) two-tone vinyl (Wolfsberg West)
  • Banded steel 5-lug wheels, 6x15 (205pcd) 
  • Tie-rod ends (Meyle)
  • Gearbox Axle Tube Flange Gaskets
  • Steering Damper for Beam Axle 
  • Steel Brake Pipe Set Dual Circuit
  • Rear Wheel Bearing Housing Paper Gasket
  • Rear Hub Nut Split Pins

  • Door screws (x12)
  • Accelerator hinge pin
  • Accelerator return spring
  • Floor pan bolts (x18)
  • Front floor pan long bolts (x4)
  • Floor pan bolt washer (x4)
  • Gear stick knob (ivory colour) 
  • Castle nuts
  • Dropped Spindles For Drum Brakes
  • Gearbox Nosecone Rubber Seal
  • Brake Hose Retaining Clips (x6)
  • Dual Circuit Master Cylinder 
  • Rear Brake Cylinders 
  • Front Brake Cylinders   
  • Brake Shoe Spring Pins 


Accessories (non-essential wish list):

  • Black with white VW logo mud-flaps
  • Amber spotlight (Hella, Bosch, Raydot or similar)
  • Pop-out rear windows
  • Vintage AA members badge

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