’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Tranny Mount Replacement

Continuing our collaboration together, good pal Chris Vallone of Classic VW Bugs in NY just sent over this ’67 Beetle tranny mount replacement video. I’ve also included the items you’ll need to get the job done. Thanks to Wolfsburg West for the info. Also, kudos for producing great quality parts to keep our cars on the road.

To many, this seems like a tough job to do. But, I made this video for the guy who is in his garage, on the floor, looking to get a little dirty and have the job done within an hour or so.

Over the years, these mounts get cruddy, corroded and should be replaced. The one we change on this ’67 beetle was old and broken from its base. This caused chattering when shifting, so it needed to come out. Ideally these are put in when the motor and tranny are out, or when you are doing a body off restoration and you have easy access to change it.

Tranny mount, front, 1966-1972 Bug (non-autostick models only), made by Wolfsburg West.
Tranny mount, rear cradle, Oct’52-1972 Bug, Mar’55-1967 Bus, set of 2, 65-durometer rubber, made by Wolfsburg West.

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5 thoughts on “’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Tranny Mount Replacement

  1. I did my Australian 67 Beetle a few weeks back, both front and rear mounts. Was before I saw this video. But exactly as per what you see in the video is what I accomplished. You need to take your time here as Chris says, however there are some refinements that you may consider. When getting to the stage where a crowbar is used by Chris to ease the rear mount loose I made up some wood blocks to slide in and keep the mount away from the car without it moving back and forth each time, and then because I saw an easy method I used a saw or grinder to cut the two bolts off the old mount and the thing fell out and I could then place a wider block in and very quickly had the replacement mount in and bolted up. However with this method unless you have goggles or eye protection it is going to cause some issues for you, so take care. For the average man, this is a fairly straight forward job, do not be frightened off….take your time.

  2. HI GUYS!!

    Right little bit of useful info on changing the front mount, make sure the one you are changing it for is exactly the same thickness, not all mounts are equal. This may not “seem” initially to be a big issue, however the act of the gearbox shifting back by only a few mm is that the rear wheel track is changed leading to rapid tyre wear, plus as with my one this made wheel realignment on the springplates difficult as it was on its maximum setting.

    Changed back to a better mount and it all went back to where it should.

    :)

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