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  1. Window Trim Tool
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    Window Trim Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    011-898-109
    In stock
    AU$76.95 AU$69.95
  2. Tool for Plastic Window Trim
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    Tool for Plastic Window Trim

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    011-898-109/A
    Available for backorder
    AU$14.03 AU$12.75
  3. Valve spring tool - in situ Aircooled 1200cc - 1300cc
    EMPI

    Valve spring tool - in situ Aircooled 1200cc - 1300cc

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    AC000110
    Available for backorder
    AU$227.65 AU$206.95
  4. Jacking Point Plate
    EMPI

    Jacking Point Plate

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1973, 1975 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1968, 1970 - 1979
    AC0001064
    In stock
    AU$57.15 AU$51.95
  5. Fluid Filler Funnel
    Forst

    Fluid Filler Funnel

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 2004
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2004
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    T4 1991 - 2003
    T5 2003 - 2015
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    968 1992 - 1995
    964 1989 - 1994
    944 1982 - 1991
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    930 1975 - 1989
    928 1978 - 1995
    996 1998 - 2005
    924 1976 - 1988
    997 2005 - 2012
    914 1970 - 1976
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    911 1965 - 1989
    356 1950 - 1965
    993 1994 - 1998
    AC000157
    In stock
    AU$8.25 AU$7.50
  6. 36mm Heavy Duty Axle Nut Wacker
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    36mm Heavy Duty Axle Nut Wacker

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000130HD
    In stock
    AU$54.95 AU$49.95
  7. Adjustable Pushrod Tool
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    Adjustable Pushrod Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000119
    In stock
    AU$45.05 AU$40.95
  8. Replacement Tool Holder for Case Boring Tool
    Scat

    Replacement Tool Holder for Case Boring Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Trekker 1969 - 1975
    AC00098041
    Available for backorder
    AU$92.95 AU$84.50
  9. Cutter Blade for Case Boring Tool 1.312 Inch
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    Cutter Blade for Case Boring Tool 1.312 Inch

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Trekker 1969 - 1975
    AC00098034
    Available for backorder
    AU$72.55 AU$65.95
  10. Flywheel Locking Tool
    EMPI

    Flywheel Locking Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000111
    Available for backorder
    AU$24.15 AU$21.95
  11. 36mm Axle Nut Tool
    EMPI

    36mm Axle Nut Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000130
    Available for backorder
    AU$30.75 AU$27.95
  12. Carburettor Synchroniser Tool SU Type
    EMPI

    Carburettor Synchroniser Tool SU Type

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    AC0005746
    Available for backorder
    AU$63.75 AU$57.95
  13. Case Boring Tool
    Scat

    Case Boring Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Trekker 1969 - 1975
    AC00098016
    Available for backorder
    AU$1,050.45 AU$954.95
  14. Reamer Set for use with Carburettor Jets
    EMPI

    Reamer Set for use with Carburettor Jets

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC0003257
    Available for backorder
    AU$186.95 AU$169.95
  15. Oil Pump Puller
    Forst

    Oil Pump Puller

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000112
    In stock
    AU$18.98 AU$17.25
  16. 46mm Socket with 3/4 Inch Drive
    EMPI

    46mm Socket with 3/4 Inch Drive

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000004
    Available for backorder
    AU$28.55 AU$25.95
  17. Combustion Chamber Tool
    Latest Rage

    Combustion Chamber Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000137
    In stock
    AU$52.75 AU$47.95
  18. Carburettor Jet Gauge Kit 0.45-1.50
    EMPI

    Carburettor Jet Gauge Kit 0.45-1.50

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC0003258
    Available for backorder
    AU$118.75 AU$107.95
  19. 8mm Torx Socket for CV Joint Bolts
    Forst

    8mm Torx Socket for CV Joint Bolts

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000135
    In stock
    AU$19.75 AU$17.95
  20. Spare Wheel Tool Kit with Embossed EMPI Logo
    EMPI

    Spare Wheel Tool Kit with Embossed EMPI Logo

    Product Vehicle Years
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1965
    Baywindow 1968 - 1970
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1965
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1965
    Beetle 1947 - 1965
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1961 - 1965
    Trekker 1969 - 1970
    AC9992016
    In stock
    AU$527.95 AU$479.95
  21. Oil Piston Puller
    Latest Rage

    Oil Piston Puller

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000117
    In stock
    AU$69.25 AU$62.95
  22. Flywheel Dowel Pin Jig for 8 Dowel
    EMPI

    Flywheel Dowel Pin Jig for 8 Dowel

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000120A
    In stock
    AU$119.85 AU$108.95
  23. Bench Mounted Engine Stand
    EMPI

    Bench Mounted Engine Stand

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1951 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC0005001
    In stock
    AU$105.05 AU$95.50
  24. Mr Torque Tool
    Latest Rage

    Mr Torque Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000133
    In stock
    AU$191.35 AU$173.95
  25. Crank Gear Puller
    Latest Rage

    Crank Gear Puller

    Product Vehicle Years
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    AC000132
    In stock
    AU$109.95 AU$99.95

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VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

Following on from the major changes of 1967, the 1968 Beetle underwent minor changes, the exterior petrol flap was now operable from inside the car, the cable for unlocking the bonnet was located in the glovebox. The air vents in the front footwell moved further back in the cabin, allowing more air to the windscreen. The 1300 was now available with an automatic ‘box. Following a short period of illness Prof. Dr. Nordhoff dies at aged 69, 2 weeks later Dr. L C Kurt Lotz takes on the roll of VW CEO. 3 months later VW release the Type 4 range of vehicles with the 411, available as either a 2 or 4 door.


February 1969 saw Auto Union and NSU merge, and due to the rise of NSU stocks VW decided to amalgamate the two companies (VW and NSU). NSU had been about to launch their new car the K70 and rumors abounded about the aforementioned take over, the car allegedly being pulled off the NSU stand at the Geneva Motor Show the night before the show opened. Obviously these rumors were true, and the K70 was later launched as a VW, signaling the end of the NSU brand, leaving VW to concentrate on promoting Audi (formerly Auto Union).
Understandably with all of this going on, changes to the ’69 Beetle were relatively sparse. The 1500 engine cover now has 10 horizontal vents, this is in preparation for the extra cooling that the US export model needs with its 1600cc 47bhp Type motor. A higher specification version of the base car (1300/1500) is made available, the “L” comes with; 2 reverse lights, bumpers with moulding strips, padded dashboard, anti-dazzle mirror, vanity mirror in passenger sun visor, lockable glove compartment, door pocket in passenger door, rear ashtray and loop pile carpet. The Sparkafer was available as a 1300 with an automatic gearbox.


1970 saw VW prepare for the introduction of a new model by releasing the 1302, essentially a hybrid of the original 1300 from the windscreen back, with the exception of the independent rear suspension, and 1303 forward of the screen. MacPherson struts were employed in the front suspension, replacing the original torsion beam design. As a result luggage capacity was increased from 140 to 260 litres.


The larger 1300/1600 engines required a more curved engine lid, new also was the through vent system, utilizing crescent shaped vents behind the rear windows which in conjunction with the fresh air ventilation allows draft free ventilation. On the new dashboard 2 vents, and adjustable vents allowed more effective ventilation. The new ventilation system was also available on the 1300/1500 models, but not the Sparkafer.

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