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Mr. Gangi's Type 181 is a work of art for a man who is hard to please. This perfect example of a lifted Street Thing sports an Airkewld stock width Ultimate Beam with some custom touches of his own. It also features our Gen 1 BAD Series Brakes front and rear for the perfect pairing to his Competition Engineering power plant. More on this beauty soon!

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

Fits the following:

  • 1949-1977 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1949-1977 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1965-1979 UK Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug
  • 1965-1979 UK Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1971-1979 Super Beetle 1301 1302
  • All Type 2's
  • All Type 3's
  • All Type 181 Things
  • Mexican Beetle
  • Fridolin
PDF Instructions:
  • Six Shooter Install - Link
Tips:
  • Clean the clutch cable threads thoroughly, lube both the cable and the Six Shooter when installing for easy adjustments.

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Airkewld Army Price: $29.82 Each
103 in stock!
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Ultimate Beam Installation Kit - 2552 Ultimate Beam Installation Kit - 2552

Fits the following:

  • 1969-1979 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1969-1977 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • Mexican Beetle
  • Kit cars with ball joint suspensions
The PRO's Recommendations:
  • Apply anti-sieze to the threads to make adjustments in the future easy.

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Airkewld Army Price: $204.25

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IDF Weber Hardline Fuel Line Kit - 8083 IDF Weber Hardline Fuel Line Kit - 8083

Fits the following with IDF or HPMX carbs from EMPI:

  • 1949-1977 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1949-1977 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1965-1979 UK Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug
  • 1965-1979 Uk Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1955-1971 Type 2 Bus
  • Type 3
  • 1971-1979 Super Beetle 1301 1302
  • Mexican Beetle
  • Fridolin
PDF Instructions:
  • Hardline Installation PDF - Link
Tips:
  • It can fit dual carbs with a mechanical fuel pump, but the down lead will need to be replaced with a braided hose to the fuel pump and back to the chassis. Currently, we do not offer those.
Purchase the Flare tools through Amazon here.

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Airkewld Army Price: $251.95
10 in stock!
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OEM PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480 OEM PRObuilt Steering Box - 2480

Prepaid shipping label for your core will accompany this box. If you choose to send it back to us, we will offer up to $25 if everything checks out.

PDF Install Guide - Link



Fits the following:

  • 1962-1977 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1962-1974 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • All Type 3's
  • 1973-1974 Type 181 Thing
  • Mexican Beetle
  • Fridolin
  • Kit cars with ball joint suspensions
Fits the following if you replace the early pitman/drop arm and install a 1966-68 pitman/drop arm, (which is now an option):

  • 1949-1961 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1955-1961 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • Kit cars with link pin suspensions

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Airkewld Army Price: $417.50 Each

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Ultimate 4" Narrowed/Adjustable Front Beam - 2100 Ultimate 4" Narrowed/Adjustable Front Beam - 2100



Fits the following Left Hand Drive (LHD) Vehicles:

  • 1966-1977 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1966-1977 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1965-1979 UK Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug
  • 1965-1979 Uk Spec Karmann Ghia
  • Mexican Beetle
  • Fridolin
  • Kit cars with ball joint suspensions
No body mods, cutting or notching is necessary with this beam. If the vehicle has been in an accident, it is possible that minimal massaging will be needed to install.

PDF Instructions and Tips:

  • Assembling an Ball Joint Ultimate Beam - Link
The PRO's Recommendations:

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Airkewld Army Price: $915.55
8 in stock!
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Classic VW Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4710G2 Classic VW Rear Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4710G2

Fits the following:

  • 1969-1975 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1969-1975 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1973-1974 Type 181 Thing
  • 1971-1979 Super Beetle 1301 1302
  • Kit cars with IRS rear suspension
PDF Instructions:
  • Rear Disc Install - Link
Tips:
  • Zero Added track with all applications
  • Use an air impact to tighten the rear rotors, not a torque tool.
  • Calipers with out eBrakes are not street legal
  • 14mm Studs are used in all applications - 12mm are available on special order request
  • If you want a matching set of front BAD Series Disc Brakes, click here.

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Shipping in January/February
Airkewld Army Price: $1,250.00
Classic VW Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4152G2 Classic VW Front Disc Brake Conversion Kit - 4152G2

Fits the following:

  • 1969-1975 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1969-1975 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • 1973-1974 Type 181 Thing
  • Kit cars with Ball Joint front suspension
  • Type 3 Applications using PRObuilt Beams from Airkewld
PDF Instructions:
  • Front Disc Install - Link
The PRO's Recommendations:
  • We can now press in the races, pack the bearings and install the seal, ready for you to install upon arrival.
  • If you are looking to add a matching rear set of BAD Series Brakes, click here.
  • If you want to add these to a PRObuilt Beam purchase, click here.
Tips:
  • Some applications add track width, please verify before purchasing.
  • Kit utilizes original spindle nuts and thrust washers.
  • 14mm Studs are used in all applications - 12mm are available on special order request

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Shipping in January/February
Airkewld Army Price: $1,455.00
PRObuilt Transaxle Performance - IRS - 2325 PRObuilt Transaxle Performance - IRS - 2325

Fits the following:

  • 1969-1979 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1969-1975 US Spec Karmann Ghia
  • Super Beetle
  • Kit cars with IRS suspensions
Anytime you rebuild/update/upgrade your transaxle, it never comes with oil in it. Make sure you add 90 wt after it is installed. It would be wise to update the trans mounts, nose cone seal and shift coupler/bushing if equipped.
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Estimated 12-14 Weeks
Airkewld Army Price: $2,362.50
Stage 1 PRObuilt Raised Adjustable Beam Complete - 2204 Stage 1 PRObuilt Raised Adjustable Beam Complete - 2204

This product lifts your ball joint application 3.50" higher than the normal ball joint application due to the Type 181 Thing suspension components that are used.



Fits the following:

  • 1966-1977 US Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug-Fusca
  • 1965-1979 UK Spec Type 1 Beetle-Bug
  • 1973-1974 Type 181 Thing
  • Ball Joint Baja Bugs
  • Kit cars with ball joint suspensions
PDF Instructions:
  • PRObuilt Beam Install - Link
The PRO's Recommendations:
  • PRObuilt Beam Installation Kit
  • Adjustable shock option to be able to tune the suspension feel to your liking
*Disc Brakes are optional here.
They can be installed by clicking here or clicking the check box below in the accessories section.


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Estimated 8-10 Weeks
Airkewld Army Price: $3,395.00 Each
   
 
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