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My Speedster is in the shop again.  Brake pedal went to the floor yesterday evening.  Got home with the handbrake.

I'm in Washington DC.  You've all been very helpful with links to the companies that you use for parts.  My garage has asked me to line up a few more leads......

Who would you use for drums, shoes, shims, etc for a Type 1?

I have links to JBugs, CB Performance, VDO (seems sort of too big???) and Summit Performance (too specialized for this stuff?).  Like Jack @ Bug Stuff in PA.  

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@Jimmy V. posted:

I use Dunebuggywarehouse.com they are in Ohio and the shipping is faster. They stock a huge amount of VW parts of all kinds. I haven't found one item they didn't have. Great to work with as well. Good luck with your brakes. It shouldn't be hard to get it fixed up.

Cool, another name for the "Rolodex." Although for me, shipping would be the opposite from the west coast suppliers. 

I use all of the above, but like Jimmy V., Dune Buggy Warehouse is one of my go-tos.

Steel hard line is available locally. It should be 10 x 1.0 metric thread, usually classified as European at Advance Auto. Japanese cars use 10 x 1.25mm, so be careful.

I'm very partial to NiCopp brake lines. Nickel copper alloy. They simply won't corrode, and the copper content makes them really easy to bend.

In addition to the above,  also great source for parts- Chinese to a German depending on price point.  All sell all brake components and upgrade kits... I personally like to call when I have Qs, ( vs emailing).  Hey all have awesome tech support lines/ staff that can help you identify correct parts to fit your setup.

https://www.aircooled.net/

https://www2.cip1.com/

https://www.wolfsburgwest.com

https://www.shop.kaddieshack.com/main.sc

https://socalautoparts.com

..and original BW - salvage VW yard. Used and new parts.(Victorville, CA)

https://www.wagen-werks.com/

Happy shopping

 

@Marshall posted:

My Speedster is in the shop again.  Brake pedal went to the floor yesterday evening.  Got home with the handbrake.

I'm in Washington DC.  You've all been very helpful with links to the companies that you use for parts.  My garage has asked me to line up a few more leads......

Who would you use for drums, shoes, shims, etc for a Type 1?

I have links to JBugs, CB Performance, VDO (seems sort of too big???) and Summit Performance (too specialized for this stuff?).  Like Jack @ Bug Stuff in PA.  

I had an interesting conversation with my local air-cooled expert yesterday. In the continuing saga of my disc brake fiasco, I discovered I'd order some "55-77" rear drums by mistake. The smooth-style drum would have worked fine with the discs, but that didn't work out. 

So, after a frustrating 5 hours of searching the Internet for smooth 66-67 front drums I gave up. I'm going to have to buy another set if rear drums to match the 5 spoked 66-67 drums. 

Anyway, short story long, Dave told me he never uses anything but German drums on the rear. He said he's had problems with all the Italian, Brazilian, and Chinese aftermarket rear drums wallowing out the splines over time. And he hardly ever works on anything but cars with stock 1200, 1300, 1500cc VW motors. So I think what he says should go double for replica cars with big motors. 

 

PS: In my search yesterday, JBugs was the only place that had German rear drums in stock. 

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