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  1. Window Trim Tool
    Forst

    Window Trim Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1991
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    011-898-109
    In stock
    $46.95
  2. Tool for Plastic Window Trim
    Forst

    Tool for Plastic Window Trim

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    011-898-109/A
    Out of Stock
    $8.50
  3. Hubcap Rivet Tool
    Wolfsburg West

    Hubcap Rivet Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000118
    Out of Stock
    $41.50
  4. Metric wrench 8 Piece Set
    Laser Tools

    Metric wrench 8 Piece Set

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    LT-77125
    In stock
    $38.95
  5. Oil Filler Nut Tool
    Latest Rage

    Oil Filler Nut Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000139
    Out of Stock
    $9.75
  6. Deck Height Tool
    Latest Rage

    Deck Height Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000126
    In stock
    $49.50
  7. 36mm Axle Nut Tool
    EMPI

    36mm Axle Nut Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000130
    Out of Stock
    $18.50
  8. Flywheel Locking Tool
    EMPI

    Flywheel Locking Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000111
    Out of Stock
    $14.50
  9. Adjustable Pushrod Tool
    Latest Rage

    Adjustable Pushrod Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000119
    In stock
    $27.50
  10. Oil Filler Funnel
    Forst

    Oil Filler Funnel

    Product Vehicle Years
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 2004
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Eurovan 1991 - 2003
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2004
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    T5 2003 - 2015
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    996 1998 - 2005
    356 1950 - 1965
    911 1965 - 1989
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    914 1970 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1988
    997 2005 - 2012
    930 1975 - 1989
    944 1982 - 1991
    964 1989 - 1994
    968 1992 - 1995
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    993 1994 - 1998
    928 1978 - 1995
    AC000157
    In stock
    $4.95
  11. Engine Stand
    EMPI

    Engine Stand

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC0005015
    Out of Stock
    $441.95
  12. Fan Belt Pulley Tool
    Buttys Bits

    Fan Belt Pulley Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    AC000080
    Out of Stock
    $20.25
  13. Starter Motor Bush Puller 12V
    EMPI

    Starter Motor Bush Puller 12V

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1967 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1967 - 1967
    Thing 1969 - 1979
    Beetle 1967 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1949, 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1967 - 1975
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1967 - 1979
    AC0007062
    Out of Stock
    $96.95
  14. T-Bar Tool with 3/4 Inch Drive
    Product of the UK

    T-Bar Tool with 3/4 Inch Drive

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000003
    In stock
    $22.50
  15. Carburettor Synchroniser Tool SU Type
    EMPI

    Carburettor Synchroniser Tool SU Type

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    AC0005746
    Out of Stock
    $38.50
  16. 36mm Heavy Duty Axle Nut Wacker
    Latest Rage

    36mm Heavy Duty Axle Nut Wacker

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000130HD
    In stock
    $33.50
  17. Case Boring Tool
    Scat

    Case Boring Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Thing 1969 - 1975
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    AC00098016
    Out of Stock
    $636.95
  18. Oil Filler Nut Tool Internal Type
    EMPI

    Oil Filler Nut Tool Internal Type

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen USA 1950 - 1967
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1996
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 2004
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    AC0005102
    Out of Stock
    $27.95
  19. Crankshaft Pulley Puller
    Latest Rage

    Crankshaft Pulley Puller

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000122
    Out of Stock
    $33.50
  20. Gudgeon Pin Tool for Aircooled Engines
    CB Performance

    Gudgeon Pin Tool for Aircooled Engines

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Thing 1969 - 1988
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2008
    Eurovan 1991 - 2003
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    T5 2003 - 2015
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    996 1998 - 2005
    356 1950 - 1965
    911 1965 - 1989
    912 1965 - 1969,1965 - 1969 1976
    914 1970 - 1976
    924 1976 - 1988
    997 2005 - 2012
    930 1975 - 1989
    944 1982 - 1991
    964 1989 - 1994
    968 1992 - 1995
    986 Boxster 1997 - 2004
    987C Cayman 2006 - 2012
    987 Boxster 2005 - 2012
    993 1994 - 1998
    928 1978 - 1995
    AC0006551
    Out of Stock
    $23.50
  21. Engine Dolly
    EMPI

    Engine Dolly

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC0005005
    In stock
    $80.50
  22. End Float Tool
    Latest Rage

    End Float Tool

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000125
    In stock
    $24.95
  23. transmission Plug Socket
    EMPI

    transmission Plug Socket

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC000114
    Out of Stock
    $5.95
  24. transmission Plug 17mm Allen Key
    EMPI

    transmission Plug 17mm Allen Key

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Thing 1969 - 1974
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    AC0005788
    In stock
    $16.75
  25. Bench Mounted Engine Stand
    EMPI

    Bench Mounted Engine Stand

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1951 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    AC0005001
    In stock
    $63.50

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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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