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#1 SUBARU3

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 04:06 AM

Just found out that the VW bug, rubber steering copular, is nearly identical to the Gen 1 cars! You know the rubber disk near the steering u-joint.
(Thanks Rattle wagon)

I installed it on by GF with 230K on it and what a difference! The steering is tight and very responsive. I had already replaced ball joints, inner and outer tierods, but this really tightened up the steering. Cost....$8

(Be sure to use your original 4 steel sleeves. The VW ones are a bit to big.)

Other VW parts.

Gen 1 staton wagon rear glass = VW beetle rear glass
Windshield washer sprayer = VW beetle washer sprayer
GF side glass seal. (seal between front and rear window) = VW beetle convertible side glass seal.

Does anyone know other interchanges??

Todd

#2 DaveAP

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 08:33 AM

good info, thanks. dp

Just found out that the VW bug, rubber steering copular, is nearly identical to the Gen 1 cars! You know the rubber disk near the steering u-joint.
(Thanks Rattle wagon)

I installed it on by GF with 230K on it and what a difference! The steering is tight and very responsive. I had already replaced ball joints, inner and outer tierods, but this really tightened up the steering. Cost....$8

Other VW parts.

Gen 1 staton wagon rear glass = VW beetle rear glass
Windshield washer sprayer = VW beetle washer sprayer
GF side glass seal. (seal between front and rear window) = VW beetle convertible side glass seal.

Does anyone know other interchanges??

Todd



#3 ShawnW

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Posted 13 July 2005 - 11:34 AM

Nice to see a VW part thats actually affordable in comparasion to the Subaru. Good find!

#4 Rattle wagon

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 09:16 PM

I have one on all my cars it really improves road feel , but sometimes your steering joint becomes loose you can tighten it by squeezing the bearing cups tight and re-staking them either that goes or the lower steering column bushing and washers wear out.

#5 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:45 AM

yeah and the cool urethane couplers can be used then hehe

I am wondering if the quick ratio coupler will work then hmmmmm hehe

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Posted 15 July 2005 - 08:52 AM

oh yeah and also I should pull out my datsun restoration catalog and go though it again for some of the cooler stuff (after looking at the door weatherstripping again I might be able to find that in there too YAY!!) cause I have found in there rebuild kits for the u-joint half shafts in it and side marker lights for the stage 1 vehicles among a ton of other things including performance pieces :grin: like in the way of urethane bushings and stuff hehe

#7 SUBARU3

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:33 AM

Datsun restoration catalog??????????????????? Hmm. you have me VERY curious!

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 05:48 AM

yeah I will dig out their sites url for ya but it's mainly a Z car restoration company but alot of the stuff will transfer over with minimum fuss

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:42 PM

http://www.zcarparts.com/ here is the one I have a catalog for

http://www.victoriabritish.com/ and here is one I am gonna order a catalog from right now

#10 NorthWet

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 01:22 AM

Going further OT: Anything 510-ish in the restoration catalogs???

#11 SUBARU3

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 05:53 AM

510ish is what I may need too. I ordered the catalogs though......never know!

Thanks for the links!

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#12 bajavwnsoobnut

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 09:49 AM

not a prob and yeah there is some 510 stuff that interchanges too including the side mirrors! heck I saw a F10 (way old datsun) before and had chrome or polished metal mirrors!

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:16 PM

there is an f10 in a yard not fare from here hum might have to have a look at the mirrors to see if they would work on my wagon..... you know fender mirror s like the jap cars....




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