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and
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Due to popular demand, Awesome
Powdercoat LLC  is offering completely
rebuilt thermostat flaps, blasted and
powder coated.

Back in the 1970's it seems like
everyone threw away the flaps when
they rebuilt an engine. Now you can
restore proper temperature control to
your engine and have it look good and
last a long time!

All flaps are blasted to bare metal, test
fit and rebuilt as needed, this includes
new washers, new spacers, entirely
new horizontal and vertical linkages if
needed.

It all depends on what you want and
what we have to start with.

The default color is satin black, but
other colors are possible.

A thermostat flaps kit for the doghouse
fan shroud is $129 includes:
-  thermostat bracket
-  vertical control rod
-  L & R flaps
- short linkages
- long horizontal linkage
- all washers and retainer clips
- 8 installation engine tin screws
- tension spring

A thermostat flaps kit for the early fan
shroud is $129 includes:
-  thermostat bracket
-  vertical control rod
-  L & R flaps
- single long horizontal linkage
- all washers and retainer clips
- 8 installation engine tin screws
- tension spring

You can from three different
thermostats to complete your
installation.
- new VW mexico thermostat
- used TESTED good German
thermostat (getting very hard to find)
- 100% new, USA made, German style
thermostat, that comes with a 2 year
warranty. This is an Awesome
Powdercoat LLC exclusive.

See the thermostat page for more
information on the thermostats
themselves.

If you already have some of the parts
and just need to fill in missing pieces,
you can order just the parts you need.

Exactly what you get depends on the
availability of good used parts. New
parts are made as needed.
To contact us, Email
volkaholic@yahoo.com
See a video of how to
install the thermostat flap
system on a type I air
cooled beetle engine.
There are 24 videos all
together showing step by
step how to install all of
the engine tin. The
thermostat specific videos
are parts 2, 10 & 11.
Click here for a step by step VW engine tin installation guide
Good used thermostats are getting harder and
harder to find. Of the 5 original VW German
thermostats shown below, only the one in the
mounting bracket actually works. You need to test
all used thermostats in the bracket by putting it in
ice water to shrink it, then in near boiling water to
expand it. If it doesn't shrink in cold and expand in
hot, they it does not work!

The thermostat actually contains a small amount
of volatile fluid (water / IPA mixture) that when
heated, increases the pressure in the sealed
thermostat, causing it to expand. After 40+ years,
the bellows crack, allowing liquid to escape.  
New VW Mexico thermostat is shown below. It obviously
looks different, but it functions the same. When heated, it
gets longer, opening the thermostat flaps. The downside of
this stat is that it is not fail safe. If the wax ever leaks out, it
will hold the flaps closed, unlike the German style that will
expand if the liquid leaks out.
Doghouse flaps kit 1971-1979, for
offset oil cooler, NO thermostat
this is if you already have a good
thermostat to use. $139 + $15
shipping
Brand new doghouse flaps install kit. Includes 8 screws, 6 washers, 6 safety
clips, 1 stat mounting bolt with washer, 1 stainless steel tension spring $17 + $3
shipping to lower 48 states
Early flaps kit, for internal oil cooler fan shroud, NO
STAT 58-70, $129 + $15 shipping
Early flaps kit, for internal oil cooler fan shroud, WITH
STAT 58-70, $248 + $15 shipping
NO PIC YET!
Brand early flaps install kit. Includes 8 screws, 4
washers, 4 springy clips, 1 stat mounting bolt with
washer, 1 stainless steel tension spring $17 + $3
shipping to lower 48 states
Doghouse flaps kit, for internal oil cooler fan shroud,
WITH STAT 58-70, $258 + $15 shipping