Engine Lid Latch Dust Cover

'67 Beetle Engine Lid Latch Dust Cover

Ok, so you think that your ’67 Beetle has all of the specific ’67 one year only parts? Think again. Open your engine lid and look up at the engine lid latch. Is there a rubber dust cover over the latch? Chances are, there isn’t.

This protective cover was prone to cracking in the center which leads it to eventually falling off never to be seen again. It took me a while to track one down but they are out there. I put a drop of a high temp adhesive on mine to hold it in place.

Now here is some good news. The part number 211 827 261A, which was used on later Type II’s is an exact match. You can find it here.

So that’s my good VW deed for the day. Happy ’67 motoring.

'67 Beetle Engine Lid Latch Dust Cover.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, 1967beetle.com and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. You are SO very right, Jody. I have tracked down a few of these. To find one in un-split condition is difficult. I have seen more of these on T-2s, as you indicate, rather than on T-1s.

    Here’s to “VW Super-Sleuthing”!

    1. Great info from Jody!

  2. FYI- unfortunately, these are on a massive back order, so wont be available for a long time. keep your eyes peeled though!

    1. Thanks for letting us know. I wonder if Wolfsburg West has them?

  3. I’ve found several at swap meets. Usually there’s a box full of deck lid latches, usually T2.. Buy the latch and all for cheap. Its always fun finding 67 only pieces.

    1. Do you have a decent OG one? If so, I’d purchase.

      1. Eric, I’ve sold them all off except the one I held onto for myself. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you though.


        1. Thanks!

  4. back in stock at VW Heritage! grab em while you can!!!

    1. Nice!

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