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  1. Thread: 009

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    Between other projects and the grand kids here I...

    Between other projects and the grand kids here I didn't get much done.

    I did however managed to get the AC unit mounting bracket semi made.

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    post 4b second method to installing shift rod...

    post 4b

    second method to installing shift rod end

    second method uses a laser level

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    Again the rod is placed in the vice and I found a rod that fits in the coupler side hole with no...
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    Part 4a with the rod now cut to length its...

    Part 4a

    with the rod now cut to length its time to start putting it all together.

    As Phill stated its critical to get the two ends lined up properly.

    I did try to just eye ball it in my...
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    I purchased what I thought would be a new shift...

    I purchased what I thought would be a new shift rod from a major VW company about a year ago, knowing that I would have to do this modification sometime.
    What I got was a home made piece of junk. A...
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    Part 2 Next I located the spot where the new...

    Part 2

    Next I located the spot where the new shifter will go. This was done with dash, seats, center console installed all in there proper locations and me sitting in the car


    After...
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    Shifter was relocated 241mm(9.5inches)back. My...

    Shifter was relocated 241mm(9.5inches)back. My height is 1803mm(5 feet 11 inches)

    My seats have adjustable rack, adjustable distance and fold forward for better access to whats behind the seats....
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    As promised here is part 1 of relocating the...

    As promised here is part 1 of relocating the shift lever.

    Just for your information this is the second relocating of the shift lever. First time was done for an earlier version center console.
    ...
  8. Thread: 009

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    Didn't get any PM If you posted it on the...

    Didn't get any PM
    If you posted it on the Sterling site I very rarely log onto the site and messages are not emailed to me.

    Web site says access denied
  9. Thread: 009

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    As you recall I posted in the transmission...

    As you recall I posted in the transmission section asking if there was anyone interested in seeing it done.
    I got a couple of posts offering suggestions on how to do it(your self included)but there...
  10. Thread: 009

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    I ordered the parts for the modification about a...

    I ordered the parts for the modification about a year ago, knowing that it would have to be done after The new dash and console were made, so it was just a matter of me getting off my lazy ass and...
  11. Thread: 009

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    Got the gear lever relocated and started to mount...

    Got the gear lever relocated and started to mount the HVAC unit.

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    Relocating the shift lever

    Since everything is on lock down here because of the virus my out door projects have been put on hold. Trying to conserve money until this thing blows over. So that leaves me to get an early jump of...
  13. Thread: 009

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    Got the rough mock up of the new bezel(trim,...

    Got the rough mock up of the new bezel(trim, cover)for the HVAC controls made.

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  14. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Well if its not available there's not much you...

    Well if its not available there's not much you can do about that.
    Sometimes I don't realize how good I got it. The welding supply companies here also supply oxygen and other gases to the local...
  15. Thread: Peter's Eagle SS

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    Your right I don't spend $120USD on a bottle, I...

    Your right I don't spend $120USD on a bottle, I spend $148USD for a bottle of 75/25(argon/CO2). Depending on how much welding I do it will last over a year for me and a regulator is a one time...
  16. Thread: AC/Heater

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    Now your starting to get into micro...

    Now your starting to get into micro management.:laugh::laugh:

    I've been nice and left you alone on your choice of welders, haven't I??:whistling:

    Just giving you a hard time Peter(don't know...
  17. Thread: AC/Heater

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    No issues. I like how the bezel(cover, trim) of...

    No issues.
    I like how the bezel(cover, trim) of the control follows the curvature of the dash. That will make things easier when it comes to matching the controls into the dash.

    Just a few of the...
  18. Thread: AC/Heater

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    Yup! I wasn't expecting it to be that easy. ...

    Yup!
    I wasn't expecting it to be that easy.

    This control panel is a little larger than the other one I had but I think I can still make it fit in the same spot.

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  19. Thread: AC/Heater

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    You are 100% right. I started thinking about...

    You are 100% right.
    I started thinking about that and the EIS has CAN routed into it. So if the EIS isn't connected to the system then the system would think the ignition is turned off.

    Went to...
  20. Thread: AC/Heater

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    You may have helped more than you know IF the...

    You may have helped more than you know
    IF the system thinks the ignition is in the off position then maybe I need to get the EIS module and wire it in to send a signal to the climate control panel...
  21. Thread: 009

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    Not much change was needed on the console Yes...

    Not much change was needed on the console

    Yes I went with the newer version. It fit better and the vent is at a better angle for matching into the dashes opening.
  22. Thread: 009

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    Well it rained again today and we all know what...

    Well it rained again today and we all know what that means:whistling::whistling::confused1::confused1:... I get to work on the car today!:party::bananasplit:

    Started the install of the AC/heater...
  23. Thread: AC/Heater

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    Thanks for the clarification. I'm not familiar...

    Thanks for the clarification.
    I'm not familiar with the system (as you can tell)and any info about it will be greatly appreciated.
    That explains why I hear the duo valve working and the blower is...
  24. Thread: AC/Heater

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    I always find it interesting how different...

    I always find it interesting how different countries(or even different regions of countries) call the same part by different names.
    I worked in the parts department of a motorcycle dealership and...
  25. Thread: AC/Heater

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    Had another rainy day here so I spent some time...

    Had another rainy day here so I spent some time on the car.

    Today I focused on seeing if I could get the HVAC system to work with no CAN connections.

    I had my doubts that it wouldn't work...
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