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jsleeper81

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Hello,
My name is joey I'm new to this site I own a 1973 1303 super beetle.
Me and my wife are restoring this car for our daughters first car off course it is a while away so for now it will be for us.
When she is old enough to drive it is hers it will be stored a couple years after complete till then.
We will buy another to do for us while that one is stored up for daughter.
Any way to the point I have pulled every thing out of the car interior exterior. 
I was pulling the drivers sit out and then some how I broke the metal brake line inside the car which was no problem I planned on upgradding the whole system anyways. 
Is there a replacement metal brake to put back inside the car or is there a better solution to fix this maybe running a stainless steel line. ( for example only) Any help would be appretiated
Also,
what is the best full wiring loom you can get with all the wire from headlight to tail light.
As well as it having all the sensors,relays,etc. basically a full loom where I don't have to go buying all different kinds of parts  
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MY72BUG

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To this day I will never understand why VW ran the brake line across the driver's floor under the mat inside the car.  This is an invitation for rust and sand and wet carpet to eat up the brake line.  I ran new lines under the floor of the car right beside the utility tunnel and up under the rear hump.  Go to the web site CIP1 and enter wiring harness in the search.  There will be one for your year and model with either a full harness or an engine compartment to fuse box harness.  They are pretty easy to work with.  Good luck with the project and welcome aboard.  Dan (MY72BUG) in Goderich   PS Go to the web site TYP15.com and enter your 1303 in the international VW Beetle Cabriolet registry.  You can see my car.  It is #330
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MY72BUG

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It is both possible and even recommended that you upgrade the brakes on your Bug.  I don't know what Wagner offers but there are very good all inclusive packages which will convert your old "press and pray" drum brakes to disc brakes.  Fronts are of course your best bang for the bucks but you can go all out and get rear brake set ups too.  Check out suppliers such as CIP1.  The kits they supply give you everything you need.  It is all bolt-on with the whole job being within the capabilities of an average shade-tree mechanic.
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