VW Beetle Tools

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  1. Window Trim Tool
    Forst

    Window Trim Tool

    011-898-109

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1991
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Quantity:
    Was $48.50 Now $43.48
    In stock
  2. Tool for Plastic Window Trim
    Forst

    Tool for Plastic Window Trim

    011-898-109/A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Quantity:
    $8.75
    Expected in 3 weeks
  3. Metric wrench 8 Piece Set
    Laser Tools

    Metric wrench 8 Piece Set

    LT-77125

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Quantity:
    $42.95
    Only 4 Available
  4. Oil Filler Nut Tool
    Latest Rage

    Oil Filler Nut Tool

    AC000139

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $9.95
    In stock
  5. Hubcap Rivet Tool
    Wolfsburg West

    Hubcap Rivet Tool

    AC000118

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $42.95
    Special Order
  6. Flywheel Locking Tool
    EMPI

    Flywheel Locking Tool

    AC000111

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $10.95
    In stock
  7. Adjustable Pushrod Tool
    Latest Rage

    Adjustable Pushrod Tool

    AC000119

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $28.50
    In stock
  8. 36mm Axle Nut Tool
    EMPI

    36mm Axle Nut Tool

    AC000130

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $19.75
    Only 1 Available
  9. Deck Height Tool
    Latest Rage

    Deck Height Tool

    AC000126

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $46.95
    Expected in 1 week
  10. Oil Filler Funnel
    Forst

    Oil Filler Funnel

    AC000157

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 2004
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Eurovan 1991 - 2003
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    T5 2003 - 2015
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2004
    356 1950 - 1965
    911 1965 - 1989
    944 1982 - 1991
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    914 1970 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1988
    928 1978 - 1995
    930 1975 - 1989
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    964 1989 - 1994
    968 1992 - 1995
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    993 1994 - 1998
    996 1998 - 2005
    997 2005 - 2012
    Quantity:
    Was $5.25 Now $3.55
    In stock
  11. Brake Drum Shoe Spreading Tool
    Product of the UK

    Brake Drum Shoe Spreading Tool

    LT-7433

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Eurovan 1991 - 2000
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Quantity:
    $62.95
    Only 1 Available
  12. Hose Clamp Set
    Product of the UK

    Hose Clamp Set

    LT-7254

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Eurovan 1991 - 2003
    T6 2016 - 2020,2016 - 2020 2020
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    T5 2003 - 2015
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    356 1950 - 1965
    911 1965 - 1989
    944 1982 - 1991
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    914 1970 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1988
    928 1978 - 1995
    930 1975 - 1989
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    964 1989 - 1994
    968 1992 - 1995
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    993 1994 - 1998
    996 1998 - 2005
    997 2005 - 2012
    Quantity:
    $10.75
    Expected in 4 weeks
  13. Trim Removal Tool
    Product of the UK

    Trim Removal Tool

    LT-7285

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Eurovan 1991 - 2003
    T6 2016 - 2020,2016 - 2020 2020
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    T5 2003 - 2015
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    356 1950 - 1965
    911 1965 - 1989
    944 1982 - 1991
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    914 1970 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1988
    928 1978 - 1995
    930 1975 - 1989
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    964 1989 - 1994
    968 1992 - 1995
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    993 1994 - 1998
    996 1998 - 2005
    997 2005 - 2012
    Quantity:
    $8.95
    Expected in 4 weeks
  14. Fan Belt Pulley Tool
    Buttys Bits

    Fan Belt Pulley Tool

    AC000080

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Quantity:
    $21.95
    In stock
  15. Engine Stand
    EMPI

    Engine Stand

    AC0005015

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $437.95
    Special Order
  16. Starter Motor Bush Puller 12V
    EMPI

    Starter Motor Bush Puller 12V

    AC0007062

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1949, 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1967 - 1975
    Beetle 1967 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1967 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1967 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1967 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $84.50
    Special Order
  17. T-Bar Tool with 3/4 Inch Drive
    Product of the UK

    T-Bar Tool with 3/4 Inch Drive

    AC000003

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $24.95
    Out of stock
  18. 36mm Heavy Duty Axle Nut Wacker
    Latest Rage

    36mm Heavy Duty Axle Nut Wacker

    AC000130HD

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $34.50
    In stock
  19. Case Boring Tool
    Scat

    Case Boring Tool

    AC00098016

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1975
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $694.95
    Special Order
  20. Carburettor Synchroniser Tool SU Type
    Classic Line

    Carburettor Synchroniser Tool SU Type

    AC0005746

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Quantity:
    $22.50
    Usual delivery time 4 weeks
  21. Upright Post Jack
    Classic Line

    Upright Post Jack

    111-011-031/E /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 2007 - 2014
    Quantity:
    $67.50
    In stock
  22. Breaker Bar with 1/2 Inch Drive 760mm
    Product of the UK

    Breaker Bar with 1/2 Inch Drive 760mm

    AC000005

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    Was $84.50 Now $75.88
    Only 1 Available
  23. Oil Filler Nut Tool Internal Type
    EMPI

    Oil Filler Nut Tool Internal Type

    AC0005102

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 2004
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1996
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $29.95
    In stock
  24. Crankshaft Pulley Puller
    Latest Rage

    Crankshaft Pulley Puller

    AC000122

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $29.95
    In stock
  25. Gudgeon Pin Tool for Aircooled Engines
    CB Performance

    Gudgeon Pin Tool for Aircooled Engines

    AC0006551

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2008
    Eurovan 1991 - 2003
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    T5 2003 - 2015
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    356 1950 - 1965
    911 1965 - 1989
    944 1982 - 1991
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    914 1970 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1988
    928 1978 - 1995
    930 1975 - 1989
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    964 1989 - 1994
    968 1992 - 1995
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    993 1994 - 1998
    996 1998 - 2005
    997 2005 - 2012
    Quantity:
    $24.50
    Special Order
  26. Engine Dolly
    EMPI

    Engine Dolly

    AC0005005

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $74.50
    Available soon, date to be confirmed
  27. End Float Tool
    Latest Rage

    End Float Tool

    AC000125

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    $25.95
    In stock

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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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