pre67vw
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10 years ago
Did all Hebs come originally fitted with cable brakes? Talking with Yan from the Heb Registry yesterday and he thought they all came with cable brakes, I had always thought that as they were based on deluxes that they would have got hydraulic brakes when then were introduced in 1950...
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usariemen
10 years ago
The majority of Hebs came with cable brakes just because they where made during the period when even the deluxe models all had cable brakes.
When VW switched to hydraulic brakes on the deluxe models they where delivered to Hebmüller that way and where converted to Hebs as well. So after a time delay for making a Heb from the sedan the Hebs came with hydraulic brakes just as the other export models.
Though not too many where build at Hebmüller after the intoduction of the hydraulic brakes.
That´s why there are not much around of those.
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pre67vw
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10 years ago
Thats what I thought as well.

How about your Heb ET? Did it originally come with cable brakes or hydraulic?
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zelensis61
10 years ago
pre67vw wrote:

Thats what I thought as well.

How about your Heb ET? Did it originally come with cable brakes or hydraulic?



Et's car is a bit of confusing with al those resto's.
If it has hydraulic brakes and wingnut seats it is a bit of a mix. Like old and new together. But I whould not mind driving around with it...if it drives:oops: .


Sorry ET.:p
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heb623
10 years ago
zelensis61 wrote:

. But I whould not mind driving around with it...if it drives:oops: .
.:p



Auch ..., Peter you hurt my feelings!! (not really:d )


Its true the chassis is a litle bit of "old" and a litle bit of "new"!
It's a 1950 "standard" chassis rebuild to hydraulic brakes!
I took that chassis because it was laying around here and had to be converted to receive a synchromesh gearbox!!
This for the perfect working of the Saxomatic clutch the Heb is equipped with!
Because there had to be welded an extra bracket to it and due to the fact I did not like to ruin the original chassis (it s still with me)this looked the best solution to me!!
I know it's not correct (it should not have the wing nuts for the chairs) but no harm done because the Hebs original chassis is stil here!!!
When the Hen should be sold it will come with the "correct" chassis and the normal clutch and gearbox!:thumbup: !
Ok, ok, mea culpa but first I like to drive around and have some fun!!

And by the way; wrong wing nuts are not so eye catching "missing" or "period not correct" mounted parts, are they?:oops:

:twisted: ET


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pre67vw
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10 years ago
heb623 wrote:

no harm done because the Hebs original chassis is stil here!!!



So was the original chassis cable brakes or hydraulic?
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heb623
10 years ago
pre67vw wrote:

So was the original chassis cable brakes or hydraulic?




Sorry, hydraulic brakes!!!:oops:

:twisted: ET


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vintagebug
10 years ago

So sometime between #601 (14th Feb 1950) & #623 the brakes changed from cable to hydraulic.

When was your Heb built ET?

Dave
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heb623
10 years ago
The reaction of six o one and the question of vintige bug rang the bell in my head and I could remember it again!

By then, we speak 1998,I was confused about the fact that the chassis had rails to mount the front seats in combination with cable brakes!!! I did not know beter than (now I do) but I was just thinking they ever had changed the floorpans!!!
They did but they changed the oringinals with cheap repro!:thumbdn:

During the time my heb was build Feb. 18, 1950 there only were cable brakes and no[-x hydraulic brakes! I changed into hydraulic brakes! It seems to be a litle bit more secure way brake!!(read as less and more easy? maintenance):oops:

I apoligize myself if I upset somebody, OK? (be gentle and don't shoot me!:d )

:twisted: ET
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pre67vw
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10 years ago
vintagebug wrote:

So sometime between #601 (14th Feb 1950) & #623 the brakes changed from cable to hydraulic.



I would think that it was a bit more chaotic than that, it probably swaps back and forth for a bunch of cars before it became the norm.
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