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Thanks Andy for answering my question about disc brake kits for my 72 standard beetle. In your reply you mentioned “stock disc backing plates” are you referring to the existing drum backing plates or are these something I would need to purchase?

Hi Stuart,

You are most welcome, helping people is what I do!  The disc brake backing plate is different from the drum backing plate.  It’s main purpose is to shield the brake rotor. Some people refer this part as a splash shield others as a dust shield.  I have had others that believe that this shield will hold heat in by not allowing fresh air to circulate around the rotor.  Here is our part number: 405000

Disc Brake Backing Plate, Front, Left or Right

I hope this has answered your question!  Keep in mind that I’m still here to help,  Andy

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