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Air Cooled VW 1965-1979 Front or Rear Brake Shoes Axle Set 230x40mm

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Item ID: 384-386
Availability: In Stock - Ships today if ordered by 3 PM CT
Fits Years:
  • Karmann Ghia 1968-1974
  • Standard Beetle 1965-1977
  • Super Beetle 1971-1979
  • Thing 1973-1974
  • Type 3 1962-1964
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1965-1979 Front or Rear Brake Shoes Axle Set 230x40mm

We offer quality brake shoe sets designed especially for your Air Cooled VW! Give your Air Cooled VW  secure like new braking with our VW 40mm Brake Shoe Axle Set!

While working on your front brakes, don’t forget the importance of inspecting and/or servicing your VW's wheel bearings and grease seals!

    • Standard Bug - Front 1965-1977, Rear 1968-1977
    • Super Beetle - Rear Only
    • Things - Front and Rear 1973-1974
    • Karmann Ghia - Rear Only 1968-1974
    • Type 3 1962-1964
    • Width 40mm, 1 9/16", Length 230mm, 9 1/16"

NOTE: When purchasing brake shoes, always make sure that your brake drum will accept at the minimum, the width size of the shoes you are putting on your car.

Learn more from the following Mid America Motorworks Knowledge Library articles:

Air Cooled VW Replacing the Rear Brake Shoes and Wheel Cylinders

1949-1979 Vintage VW's - Front Brake Shoe Typical How to Replace Procedure

VW Brake Shoe And Drum MM Inch Conversion
Shoe Size Required Brake Shoe
MM Drum ID Max Width
230 x 30 9 Inch 1.18 Inch
230 x 40 9 Inch 1.57 Inch
250 x 45 9.8 Inch 1.77 Inch
250 x 55 9.8 Inch 2.16 Inch
248 x 45 9.76 Inch 1.77 Inch






Also known under these part numbers: (For reference only)

  • 686420014492
  • 98-6093-B
Prop 65