Welcome to The Kaddie Shack..... Your One-Stop Shop For Air-Cooled VW Stuff.

Thanks for stopping by our website!   Our store is located at:

The Kaddie Shack
1609 Walnut St
Pasadena, CA 91106

We're a family owned and operated shop specializing in air-cooled VW Parts and Accessories. We love what we do here and do what we love: Working with air-cooled VW's.  Every one of us drives a VW, lives VW's, and enjoys making a VW even better than it was when it came out of the factory.  To us, this is just plain FUN and we love every minute of it.

We specialize in Kadron carburetors, also known as Solex 40/44 EIS, used on Volkswagen air-cooled engines.  Although these never came stock on them, there have been tens of thousands of sets sold for approximately 40 years for mild-to-high performance applications.  When they're properly set up, they're easy to use and extremely durable dual carburetor set-up.  Dollar for dollar, they're the best performance modification you can do to a VW, especially when you don't want to break the bank. We can make 'em go faster and run better than anyone in the industry.

Whatever you need for your project: whether it be parts, service, or accessories; we've got it.  This website is just a representation of the kinds of products we offer, so if you don't see what you're looking for, we probably still handle it. Pick upi the phone and give us a buzz, or email us.  We're happy to help!

We're a full-line Air-Cooled VW Parts source!

We carry many other stock, restoration, and high-performance for VW's, not just Kadron stuff.  Take a look around.  If you don't see it on our website, please call us or shoot us an email for a quote.  One thing sets us apart from any other VW aftermarket supplier:  WE GIVE TOP-NOTCH SERVICE.  Whether you're looking for new or used parts, we take pride in our stuff, and give fast support when you need it.

Custom Engine Builds, Engine Kits, Cylinder Heads, and Dyno-Tuning

We'd love to help you make your VW powerplant be all that it can be.  With our in-house engine dynomometer, race-proven technology, and experience building custom motors, we can help you build the engine of your dreams, whether it be a frugal mileage-maker, to an all-out race car; a show-winner, or a daily driver. Bug, Bus, or Off-road machine.... we'd love to help.  One thing that sets us aside from the competition is that we love to get involved when you have questions for your build.

 


 
Caster Shims, pair Chrome Pulley Bolt with Washer
Caster Shims, pairChrome Pulley Bolt with Washer
Long ago, car enthusiasts discovered that going faster or lowering a car causes the caster angle to change, causing the car to wander, particularly at high speeds. If you install these shims under the front beam, the caster angle can be changed,...

This Chrome Pulley Bolt and Washer adds the finishing touch to all crank pulley installations Length = 3/4”

 

$8.95

$3.95

Chrome T-Bars, Pair, '67 and earlier, Front or Rear Chrome T-Bars, Pair, '68 to '73, Front or Rear
Chrome T-Bars, Pair, '67 and earlier, Front or RearChrome T-Bars, Pair, '68 to '73, Front or Rear

When the front or rear bumper is removed, these T-Bars will bolt right up to the existing bumper bracket holes, giving a clean and sano "Old School" look. Sold in pairs.

 

These fit bugs up to 1967.

When the front or rear bumper is removed, these T-Bars will bolt right up to the existing bumper bracket holes, giving a clean and sano "Old School" look. Sold in pairs.

 

These fit '68 to '73 Bugs.

$16.95

$17.95

Dog House Oil Cooler Adapter Front Beam Bolts, Caster Shim Bolts - Pair
Dog House Oil Cooler AdapterFront Beam Bolts, Caster Shim Bolts - Pair

Dog House Oil Cooler Adapter When converting from the early style cooler, you will need this adapter. This adapter moves the oil cooler off to the side improving air flow to the cylinders. 

Long ago, car enthusiasts discovered that going faster or lowering a car causes the caster angle to change, causing the car to wander, particularly at high speeds. If you install these shims under the front beam, the caster angle can be changed,...

$22.95

$5.95

Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe Sealant Premium Exhaust Gasket 1.5”
Permatex Muffler and Tailpipe SealantPremium Exhaust Gasket 1.5”
This is an excellent sealer for sealing between slip-flanges on headers. It is water soluble for easy clean-up, but cures to rock hard when heated to exhaust temperatures and seals extremely well. Put an end to exhaust leaks once and for all. Used by professional engine builders

Premium small 3 bolt muffler install. Kit with hardware

 


 

$5.95

$5.95

Rear Early Style Bumper To Late Model Conversion Brackets, pair Universal Throttle Cable Kit 15ft.
Rear Early Style Bumper To Late Model Conversion Brackets, pairUniversal Throttle Cable Kit 15ft.

These bumper brackets will allow you to install a '67 and earlier bumper on a late model car for a cool look.  These fit '68 to '73 bugs.  Sold in pairs.

This cable is 15ft long and  has the stock “Dog Leg” on one end and loop on the other. Choose your application and cut off the other end. Includes a cable adapter

$39.95

$8.95

Universal VW Shifter Knob with Shift Pattern Non-Doghouse 36HP Style Fan Shroud With Heater Ducts
Universal VW Shifter Knob with Shift PatternNon-Doghouse 36HP Style Fan Shroud With Heater Ducts

Replacement shifter knob for your missing, broken, or worn out shifter knob.  This one has multiple threads inside to fit all years and makes of air-cooled VW's.

36hp style shrouds feature correctly engineered internal air baffles.  This one takes the 1970 and earlier style oil cooler.  

$14.95

$58.95