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VW Bug Specialist Tools

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  1. Window Trim Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Vanagon,Beetle Cabrio,Golf Mk1
    Forst

    Window Trim Tool

    011-898-109

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1991
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Quantity:
    $74.95 $74.95
    Only 3 Available
  2. Trim Removal Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Vanagon,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Brazil Kombi,Thing,Type 4,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Eurovan,T5,T6,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Golf Mk3,Golf Mk3 Cabrio,Caddy Mk1,Golf Mk4,Scirocco,Jetta,Corrado,Polo Mk3 6N,Golf Mk1 Rabbit,Jetta,Golf Mk2 USA,356,911,912,914,924,928,930,944,964,968,986 Boxster,987 Boxster,993,996,997
    HPC

    Trim Removal Tool

    LT-7285

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1947-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1992
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1955-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1949-1979
    Type 31961-1975
    Brazil Kombi1997-2014
    Thing1969-1988
    Type 41968-1974
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Eurovan1991-2003
    T52003-2015
    T62016-2020
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet1979-1993
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio1994-2002
    Caddy Mk11983-1992
    Golf Mk41998-2006
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Jetta1979-1992
    Corrado1989-1995
    Polo Mk3 6N1995-2002
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit1975-1984
    Jetta1992-1998
    Golf Mk2 USA1985-1992
    3561950-1965
    9111965-1989
    9121965-1969, 1976
    9141970-1976
    9241976-1988
    9281978-1995
    9301975-1989
    9441982-1991
    9641989-1994
    9681992-1995
    986 Boxster1997-2004
    987 Boxster2005-2012
    9931994-1998
    9961998-2005
    9972005-2012
    Quantity:
    $11.75 $11.75
    Only 4 Available
  3. Hog Ring and Pliers Set  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    TMI

    Hog Ring and Pliers Set

    43-4410

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $67.50 $67.50
    Only 3 Available
  4. Clutch Alignment Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Scirocco
    Product of the USA

    Clutch Alignment Tool

    AC000143

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1991
    Scirocco1974-1989
    Quantity:
    $5.95 $5.95
    In Stock
  5. transmission Plug Socket  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Product of the USA

    transmission Plug Socket

    AC000114

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $8.75 $8.75
    Out of stock – no due date.
  6. transmission Plug 17mm Allen Key  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Vanagon,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,Brazil Kombi,Thing,Type 4
    EMPI

    transmission Plug 17mm Allen Key

    AC0005788

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1947-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1992
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1955-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1949-1979
    Type 31961-1975
    Buggy/Baja1947-1979
    Brazil Kombi1997-2014
    Thing1969-1974
    Type 41968-1974
    Quantity:
    $16.25 $16.25
    Only 3 Available
  7. IRS Conversion Jig Kit  fits Beetle,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Buggy/Baja
    Product of the USA

    IRS Conversion Jig Kit

    AC000155

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1947-1979
    Karmann Ghia1955-1967
    Beetle Cabrio1949-1967
    Buggy/Baja1947-1979
    Quantity:
    $114.95 $114.95
    Out of stock – no due date.
  8. Spring Plate Removal Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Product of the USA

    Spring Plate Removal Tool

    AC000116

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $77.50 $77.50
    Out of stock – no due date.
  9. Vintage Speed tire Pressure Gauge  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Vanagon,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Scirocco
    Vintage Speed

    Vintage Speed tire Pressure Gauge

    LT-7728

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1991
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1956-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31961-1973
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Quantity:
    $40.50 $40.50
    Only 3 Available
  10. 36mm Axle Nut Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    EMPI

    36mm Axle Nut Tool

    AC000130

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $24.50 $24.50
    Only 2 Available
  11. 46mm Axle Nut Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    EMPI

    46mm Axle Nut Tool

    AC000131

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $26.95 $26.95
    Only 2 Available
  12. Hubcap Rivet Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Wolfsburg West

    Hubcap Rivet Tool

    AC000118

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $47.50 $47.50
    Special Order - delivery 12 weeks
  13. Fan Belt Pulley Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Scirocco,Corrado
    Buttys Bits

    Fan Belt Pulley Tool

    AC000080

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Scirocco1974-1989
    Corrado1989-1995
    Quantity:
    $25.50 $25.50
    Expected in 3 weeks
  14. Jacking Point Plate  fits Beetle,Beetle Cabrio,Beetle USA,Beetle Mexico,Beetle Australia,Beetle Brazil/Fusca
    EMPI

    Jacking Point Plate

    AC0001064

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1947, 1950-1979
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Beetle USA1949-1979
    Beetle Mexico1954-1979
    Beetle Australia1954-1976
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca1953-1979
    Quantity:
    $49.50 $49.50
    Only 2 Available
  15. Hose Clamp Set  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Vanagon,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,Brazil Kombi,Thing,Split Bus USA,Baywindow USA,Vanagon,Type 4,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Eurovan,T5,T6,Golf Mk1 Cabriolet,Golf Mk3,Golf Mk3 Cabrio,Caddy Mk1,Golf Mk4,Scirocco,Jetta,Corrado,Polo Mk3 6N,Golf Mk1 Rabbit,Jetta,Golf Mk2 USA,356,911,912,914,924,928,930,944,964,968,986 Boxster,987 Boxster,993,996,997
    HPC

    Hose Clamp Set

    LT-7254

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1947-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1992
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1955-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1949-1979
    Type 31961-1975
    Buggy/Baja1947-1979
    Brazil Kombi1997-2014
    Thing1969-1988
    Split Bus USA1950-1967
    Baywindow USA1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1992
    Type 41968-1974
    Golf Mk11975-1984
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Eurovan1991-2003
    T52003-2015
    T62016-2020
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet1979-1993
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio1994-2002
    Caddy Mk11983-1992
    Golf Mk41998-2006
    Scirocco1974-1992
    Jetta1979-1992
    Corrado1989-1995
    Polo Mk3 6N1995-2002
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit1975-1984
    Jetta1992-1998
    Golf Mk2 USA1985-1992
    3561950-1965
    9111965-1989
    9121965-1969, 1976
    9141970-1976
    9241976-1988
    9281978-1995
    9301975-1989
    9441982-1991
    9641989-1994
    9681992-1995
    986 Boxster1997-2004
    987 Boxster2005-2012
    9931994-1998
    9961998-2005
    9972005-2012
    Quantity:
    $12.50 $12.50
    Only 1 Available
  16. Carburetor Synchroniser Tool SU Type  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Golf Mk1,Golf Mk2,Golf Mk3,Scirocco,Corrado
    HPC

    Carburetor Synchroniser Tool SU Type

    AC0005746

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Golf Mk11975-1983
    Golf Mk21984-1992
    Golf Mk31992-1998
    Scirocco1974-1989
    Corrado1989-1995
    Quantity:
    $30.50 $30.50
    In Stock
  17. Crankshaft Pulley Puller  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Product of the USA

    Crankshaft Pulley Puller

    AC000122

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $39.50 $39.50
    Expected in 1 week
  18. Flywheel Locking Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    HPC

    Flywheel Locking Tool

    AC000111

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $15.95 $15.95
    Out of stock – no due date.
  19. Distributor Drive Puller  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Product of the USA

    Distributor Drive Puller

    AC000115

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $57.50 $57.50
    Expected in 1 week
  20. Crank Gear Puller  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Product of the USA

    Crank Gear Puller

    AC000132

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $89.95 $89.95
    Out of stock – no due date.
  21. Mr Torque Tool  fits Beetle,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3,Buggy/Baja,Thing
    Product of the USA

    Mr Torque Tool

    AC000133

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1955-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Buggy/Baja1947-1979
    Thing1969-1976
    Quantity:
    $166.95 $166.95
    Expected in 1 week
  22. Engine Dolly  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    EMPI

    Engine Dolly

    AC0005005

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $99.95 $99.95
    In Stock
  23. Oil Pump Puller  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Vanagon,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Forst

    Oil Pump Puller

    AC000112

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Vanagon1980-1992
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $12.50 $12.50
    In Stock
  24. Camshaft Follower Retaining Clips  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    HPC

    Camshaft Follower Retaining Clips

    AC000113

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $12.25 $12.25
    In Stock
  25. Oil Filler Nut Tool  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    EMPI

    Oil Filler Nut Tool

    AC000139

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $17.50 $17.50
    Out of stock – no due date.
  26. Bench Mounted Engine Stand  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    EMPI

    Bench Mounted Engine Stand

    AC0005001

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1951-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $87.50 $87.50
    In Stock
  27. Oil Piston Puller  fits Beetle,T2 Bus,Split Bus,Karmann Ghia,Beetle Cabrio,Type 3
    Product of the USA

    Oil Piston Puller

    AC000117

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle1950-1979
    T2 Bus1968-1979
    Split Bus1950-1967
    Karmann Ghia1960-1974
    Beetle Cabrio1950-1979
    Type 31962-1973
    Quantity:
    $37.50 $37.50
    In Stock

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VW Bug Tools

Keeping essential tools especially designed for your classic air cooled VW Bug can save you time and energy during your restoration project. At Heritage Parts Centre, we stock both general and VW Bug-specific tools you need to perform routine maintenance, servicing and repair work on your classic car. Browse our extensive range of tools including those for VW Bug brakes, body, electrical, engine, and much more.

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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