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What a journey this car has been on. Built in 2006, exwife sells it, our CEO Pete finds it in Palm Desert, buys it back to surprise Lester. Any it looks better than ever, this former Hot VW cover car is still a cut above the rest!



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Classic VW Complete Air Ride Kit - 1001 Classic VW Complete Air Ride Kit - 1001

A better way to Air Ride a Classic Volkswagen Type 1 with ball joint front suspension and swing axle rear suspension (1966 through 1968) is with a Complete Air Ride Kit from Airkewld. It converts the ENTIRE VW from torsion-sprung suspension to air-ride suspension.

List Price $2,799.99
Airkewld Army Price $2,299.99 Complete Kit

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Classic VW Rear Air Ride Kit - 1200 Classic VW Rear Air Ride Kit - 1200

The Best way to Air Ride a Classic Volkswagen Type 1 with swing axle rear suspension (1949 through 1968) is with a Rear Air Ride Kit from Airkewld. It converts the Rear from torsion-sprung suspension to air-ride suspension.

List Price $1,179.99
Airkewld Army Price $979.99 per Kit

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4 Valve Air Management Kit Manual - 1301 4 Valve Air Management Kit Manual - 1301

The Best way to manage Air Ride on a Classic Volkswagen is to have the right parts to do what is needed every time. The Air Management Kit (AMK) will allow your Classic VW to lower and raise with a toggle, and the tank will auto-fill to be ready the next time you want to make a suspension adjustment. A 4-valve AMK will do the entire VW perfectly. A 2-valve AMK will perfectly do a single axle, front or rear.

List Price $1,279.99
Airkewld Army Price $1,029.99 per Kit

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Ultimate Adjustable VW Front Ball Joint Beam - 2100 Ultimate Adjustable VW Front Ball Joint Beam - 2100

A better way to lower a Classic Volkswagen Type 1 with ball joint front suspension (1966 through 1977) other than utilizing adjusters in the center of the beam is to order an Ultimate Adjustable Front Beam.

The Ultimate Beam (UB) allows you to adjust your ride height from stock height down to *seven inches on average. The UB has Delrin bushings, a steering dampener bracket, and grease-able zerks. The UB can come in stock width, up to 4" narrowed with shock towers. New torsions, tie rods, and shocks are recommended for the best overall user experience. If you don't know what beam makes the most sense, click here.

4" Narrowed is in Stock.

There are three ways to lower your 1966 through 1977 Type 1. Good, Better, Best.

Good
- Install a pair of adjusters, based on budget and skill set - no tech support
Better - Install an Ultimate Beam - Tech Support Included
Best - Install an assembled beam like the Stage 1 PRObuilt Beam - Tech Support Included

Made in the USA | Product updated 12/25/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 4 Hours |
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List Price $1,199.99
Airkewld Army Price $849.99 Each
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Stage 2 PRObuilt Air Ride Ball Joint Beam Complete - 2203 Stage 2 PRObuilt Air Ride Ball Joint Beam Complete - 2203

The BEST way to add Air Ride to a Classic Volkswagen Type 1 with ball joint front suspension (1966 through 1977), is by installing a Stage 2 PRObuilt Beam. When the PRO's say complete, they mean complete. You will not need anything in addition to this assembly.

List Price $3,599.99
Airkewld Army Price $3,299.99 per Assembly
Savings: $300.00

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OEM PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480 OEM PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480

The most often neglected part of the Classic Volkswagen Drive-Train is the Steering Box. The 113415061C, which is the factory OEM part number, is the most common steering box used. It will work with *All Type 1's, Type 3's, Type 181's and anything that came with a Ball Joint front suspension.

Adjusting the steering box with the adjustment on the top of the box is often over used. As a whole, the steering box is responsible to 40% of the steering wheel play/creep in the steering system. Crazy, right? There is SO MUCH MORE that is responsible for play/creep but we as consumers assume, the steering box is the reason. Let's get into the grease and bearings of the subject...

Made in the USA | Product updated 12/25/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 4 Hours |
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List Price $649.99
Airkewld Army Price $599.99 Each
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Chassis Inspection Plate Kit - 2701 Chassis Inspection Plate Kit - 2701

A remedy recommended for many Classic Volkswagen's is the clutch tube coming loose from the stationary bracket inside the chassis tunnel. For years, the hole saw, air chisel, was used to cut open the chassis and hose clamp or zip tie the tube back to the bracket. Now, you can fix it correctly with the Chassis Inspection Plate Kit. Cutting and welding are needed to do this job perfectly.

Made in the USA | Product updated 12/25/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 2 Hours | Install PDF Link | Install Video | Tools Needed

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List Price $34.99
Airkewld Army Price $29.99 Each

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Six Shooter Clutch Adjustment Nut - 2820 Six Shooter Clutch Adjustment Nut - 2820

There is a wing nut that, when functioning at its best, is a FIVE-out-of-TEN experience. This original nut would allow the VW owner to adjust his clutch feel to get the right amount of pedal to disengage the clutch. But most of the time, the OEM German wingnut is no longer on the vehicle, and a Chinese soft nut was chosen, and it feels like a week of not shaving your face. Heck, have you ever tried to adjust it when it was cold outside and you were twisting this wing nut, only for you to miss a twist, and like a propeller, it slaps your finger to the point of you letting out a Go#$&#)$)*_#@)_*$*it!!! Ya, we have all been there. We gave this trick little product a pretty cool name. Yeah, I am biased. We call it the Six Shooter Clutch Adjuster.

Available in Raw Steel, Powder Coated Black, Stainless Steel and NOW, Titanium!!!

Made in the USA | Product updated 1/18/24 by Pete

Typical time to install - 1/2 Hour | Install Guide | Install Video | Tools Needed

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List Price $36.49
Airkewld Army Price $29.99 Each
Savings: $6.50

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Stainless Steel Front Beam Bolts - 2902 Stainless Steel Front Beam Bolts - 2902

When installing your Ultimate Beam or factory front end, you could use your old Kamax hardware, okay, OR you can replace it with some detail-oriented stainless steel hardware from the PRO's at Airkewld. You have watched the videos and seen the chassis builds, and now, you can use the same hardware and outfit your Classic Volkswagen with some premium hardware.

Made in the USA | Product updated 6/12/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 1/2 Hour | Install PDF Link | Install Video | Tools Needed

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List Price $64.99
Airkewld Army Price $59.99 Set of 4

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Stainless Transmission Shoulder Bolt Set - 2906 Stainless Transmission Shoulder Bolt Set - 2906

When updating the details on your Transaxle rebuild, you could use your old Kamax hardware, okay, OR you can replace it with some detail-oriented stainless steel hardware from the PRO's at Airkewld. You have watched the videos and seen the chassis builds, and now, you can use the same hardware and outfit your Classic Volkswagen with some premium hardware.

Made in the USA | Product updated 6/16/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 1/4 Hour | Install PDF Link | Install Video | Tools Needed

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List Price $94.99
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Complete 1966-68 Stainless Steel Chassis Fastener Kit - 2921 Complete Stainless Steel Classic VW Chassis Fastener Kit - 2921

When rebuilding your 1966 through 1968 Type 1 Classic Volkswagen Chassis, you could use your old Kamax hardware, okay, OR you can replace it with some detail-oriented stainless steel hardware from the PRO's at Airkewld. You have watched the videos and seen the chassis builds, and now, you can use the same hardware and outfit your Classic Volkswagen with some premium hardware.

Assembled in the USA | Product updated 6/16/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 3 Hours | Install PDF Link | Install Video | Tools Needed

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List Price $479.99
Airkewld Army Price $439.99 per Kit

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SLG-02 17 Inch Billet Wheel - 9100 SLG-02 17 Inch Billet Wheel - 9100

Fits the following:

  • All VW's*
  • *With bolt patterns in 5x130mm, 5x4.50 and 5x4.75
PDF Instructions:
  • Wheel Options Article - Link
  • Wheels only come in 17x7 configurations
The PRO's Recommendations:
  • Beetle/Ghia's need a 4" Narrowed beam and short axles, (Standard equipment on pre 65 vehicles) or Narrowed IRS arms (69 and later) to run the wheels staggered. (More wheel lip in the rear)
  • 14mm Studs with Acorn seat lug nuts
  • P205r40-17 Tires up front, P215r45-17 Tires in the rear
  • Check out the details tab for more fitment information

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List Price $1,199.99
Airkewld Army Price $999.99 Each
Savings: $200.00
SLG-02 18 Inch Billet Wheel - 9200 SLG-02 18 Inch Billet Wheel - 9200

Fits the following:

  • All VW's*
  • *With bolt patterns in 5x130mm, 5x4.50 and 5x4.75
PDF Instructions:
  • Wheel Options Article - Link
  • Wheels only come in 18x7 configurations
The PRO's Recommendations:
  • Beetle/Ghia's need a 4" Narrowed beam and short axles, (Standard equipment on pre 65 vehicles) or Narrowed IRS arms (69 and later) to run the wheels staggered. (More wheel lip in the rear)
  • 14mm Studs with Acorn seat lug nuts
  • Check out the details tab for more fitment information

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List Price $1,299.99
Airkewld Army Price $1,099.99 Each
Savings: $200.00
Install Brakes onto Ball Joint PRObuilt Beam - 9825 Install Brakes onto Ball Joint PRObuilt Beam - 9825

Once you have added the install to your cart, click the following kits that make sense for your build.

1966-1968 - Link
1969-1977 - Link
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List Price $119.99
Airkewld Army Price $99.99
Savings: $20.00

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Seat Belt Anchor Reinforcement Kit - 2707 Seat Belt Anchor Reinforcement Kit - 2707

The Seat Belt is the most crucial part of keeping you in your place when driving. That's right. If you purchase seat belts, they come with eye bolts and a fender washer. Really? There has to be a better way, right?

We are introducing our new seat belt reinforcement kit! It is perfect for Classic Volkswagens that don't originally come with seat belts or for the vehicle with their pan halves replaced. Either way, get a clean AND safe look with these new beautifully crafted seat belt reinforcement kits.

Made in the USA
| Product updated 6/9/23 by Pete


Typical time to install - 2 Hours | Install PDF Link | Install Video | Tools Needed

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List Price $119.99
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PRObuilt Transaxle Freeway Flyer - Long Axle - 2305 PRObuilt Transaxle Freeway Flyer - Long Axle - 2305

The BEST way to enjoy the shifting experience and low RPM's at higher speeds in a 1966 through 1968 Classic Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle and Karmann Ghia is with a PRObuilt Freeway Flyer Transaxle equipped with *OEM sized Long Axle/Short Spline Axles (LASS) or Long Axle/Long Spline Axles (LALS). *(It can fit others, see the Complete Details section for more information).

This transaxle is Perfect for the Cruiser application. Key features of this transaxle are 3.88 Ring and Pinion, overdrive 4th, along with new synchros, bearings and seals in a rebuilt SASS 12 volt platform. All transaxles that come from the PRO's are 12 volt and do not come with OIL. The PRO's recommend This oil from LAT or this on Amazon. You will need 3.5 quarts normally.

The PRO's offer a few different transaxle's with different axle lengths. This allows us to fit wheels with different offsets onto cars where as they wouldn't normally fit. So it is recommended you pick out your wheels first, run it by the PRO's to see what axle length makes sense, then choose a Cruiser application, (Freeway Flyer) or Performance application (not racing but more aggressive driving). No Core is Needed.

Assembled in the USA | Product updated 6/24/23 by Pete

Typical time to install - 6 Hours | Install PDF Link | Install Video|
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List Price $3,299.99
Airkewld Army Price $2,899.99 Each
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Complete PRObuilt Air Ride Kit - 1051 Complete PRObuilt Air Ride Kit - 1051

The Best way to Air Ride a Classic Volkswagen Type 1 with ball joint front suspension and swing axle rear suspension (1966 through 1968) is with a Complete PRObuilt Air Ride Kit from Airkewld. It converts the ENTIRE VW from torsion-sprung suspension to air-ride suspension.

List Price $5,849.99
Airkewld Army Price $5,349.99 Complete Kit
Savings: $500.00
Classic VW Type 1 Rear Short Axle Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4700G2 Classic VW Type 1 Rear Short Axle Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4700G2

Fits Classic Volkswagen's with Short Spline Swing Axle, 15"+ Wheels, AND these years/models;

1949 through 1965 Type 1 Beetle's/Karmann Ghia's - Short Axle Short Spline
1966 and 1967 Type 1 Beetle's/Karmann Ghia's - Long Axle Short Spline
Kit cars with short spline swing axle suspension
Baja's

List Price $1,599.99
Airkewld Army Price $1,399.99 per Kit
Savings: $200.00

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Classic VW Type 1 Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4151G2 Classic VW Type 1 Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4151G2

Fits Classic Volkswagen's with Ball Joint front suspension with DRUM spindles, 15"+ Wheels, AND these years/models;

1966 through 1968 Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
1966 through 1968 Karmann Ghia
Kit cars with Ball Joint front suspension and 17mm tie rod ends on your spindles

List Price $1,699.99
Airkewld Army Price $1,499.99 per Kit
Savings: $200.00
OEM PRObuilt Pedal Assembly Service - 1450 OEM PRObuilt Pedal Assembly Service - 1450

Debuting on November 24th, 2023, the PRO's are proud to introduce the PRObuilt Pedal Assembly Service! This is a service of your existing pedal assembly, meaning it can not be purchased outright, no exceptions. It is built on LHD (Left Hand Drive) only.

Once purchased, the PRO's will email you a prepaid shipping label to pay for the shipping of your pedal assembly. You can then drop it off at your local FedEx DropOff location or a Walgreens location near you.

Once received, the PRO's will disassemble the pedal assembly and Ammonia Dip all the components to see the conditions of all parts received. If replacement parts are needed, these parts will be an additional cost. Pedal bushings, spring, pads and hardware are included in the purchase of this service. The OEM Clutch Lever will be reused if possible. If not, a replacement clutch shaft will be supplied with the purchase.

All steel parts will be powder coated satin black and the pedal base will be smoothed out, bead blasted and oil soaked for a clean, sano, finish. An option will be to install a early style cruiser pedal to replace the terrible factory pedal option. All standard steel parts will be gun blued.

New Cables are optional. Pictures shown are from our Chassis Builds and only include what is listed above.

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List Price $619.99
Airkewld Army Price $499.99 Per Service
Savings: $120.00

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