Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts New!  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Ripped Boot
Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
lsilverman11
Samba Member


Joined: July 09, 2020
Posts: 30
Location: MA
lsilverman11 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 4:59 am    Post subject: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

Hi,

Ripped out the old cargo floors in my 1970 Transporter. Found this ripped boot. Can someone tell me what it's called and how difficult it is to replace? Is there any way to repair it? Do they make one that's split? Please see pictures.

Thanks!
Larry

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.



Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
pioneer1
Samba Member


Joined: February 11, 2008
Posts: 2042
Location: Ontario Canada
pioneer1 is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 5:34 am    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

I assume since you are deep into metal repair then your engine and transmission is out. Thats the time to order the shifter rod rebuild kit and replace all the parts
_________________
"Always waiting for tomorrow ruined everything"

'85 Porsche 911 Targa

'76 Westfalia project
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Pez Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: September 16, 2003
Posts: 581
Location: Texarkana
Pez is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 6:56 am    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

That would be the dust cover/boot on the nose cone of your transaxle. You would be advised to replace your shift coupler while you have access, it's the squared piece in front of the ripped boot. And while it's off you can replace the boot.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7900410
_________________
Always chasing Squirrel's.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
telford dorr
Samba Member


Joined: March 11, 2009
Posts: 3154
Location: San Diego (Encinitas)
telford dorr is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:01 am    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

Uh, hold up on that thought for a moment!

The quality of aftermarket shift couplers has gotten so bad that I only use the end blocks out of a new coupler (which you used to be able to buy as a separate part) to rebuild an old coupler, and throw the rest away. On most new couplers the sleeve that slides over the trans shift rod is so oversized that it rattles, the grub screw hole is drilled badly off-center, and the sleeve is so badly fastened to the cage that it rotates. In short, complete crap.

If you buy a new shift coupler, do carefully inspect it for proper fit...
_________________
'71 panel, now with FI
'Experience' is the ability to recognize a mistake when you're making it again - Franklin P. Jones
In theory, theory works in practice; in practice, it doesn't - William T. Harbaugh
When you're dead, you don't know you're dead. The pain is only felt by others.
Same thing happens when you're stupid. - Philippe Geluck
More VW electrical at http://telforddorr.com/ (available 9am to 9pm PST)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Pez Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: September 16, 2003
Posts: 581
Location: Texarkana
Pez is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

telford dorr wrote:
Uh, hold up on that thought for a moment!

The quality of aftermarket shift couplers has gotten so bad that I only use the end blocks out of a new coupler (which you used to be able to buy as a separate part) to rebuild an old coupler, and throw the rest away. On most new couplers the sleeve that slides over the trans shift rod is so oversized that it rattles, the grub screw hole is drilled badly off-center, and the sleeve is so badly fastened to the cage that it rotates. In short, complete crap.

If you buy a new shift coupler, do carefully inspect it for proper fit...


Good point, the rubber is generally the only thing to go out unless there is prior damage, generally by heavy handed PO's or rust issues. So Im with ya on only replacing the blocks. Last one I did the supplied screw was fragile and the finish on the threads was poor. So I went with original cage and new rubber blocks.

Looking back at your photos, it appears the blocks are red so likely its already been replaced at some point? Either way you need to remove the coupler to be able to replace the boot.
_________________
Always chasing Squirrel's.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Starbucket
Samba Member


Joined: April 30, 2007
Posts: 2500
Location: WA
Starbucket is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

Clean it up with 99% Isopropyl alcohol then coat both sides of the rip with Liquid electrical tape, once dried give it a top coat.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
bsairhead
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2008
Posts: 1720
Location: viroqua wi.
bsairhead is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 1:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

Starbucket wrote:
Clean it up with 99% Isopropyl alcohol then coat both sides of the rip with Liquid electrical tape, once dried give it a top coat.
Yes or RTV
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Pez Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: September 16, 2003
Posts: 581
Location: Texarkana
Pez is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

bsairhead wrote:
Starbucket wrote:
Clean it up with 99% Isopropyl alcohol then coat both sides of the rip with Liquid electrical tape, once dried give it a top coat.
Yes or RTV


Guys, the boot is $12. RTV is $9, if the boot is cracking now. Likely it is beginning to break down and will rip again? $3 to do it with a new boot, the right way.

https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC-211-301-289-A


https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/permatex-ultra.../7160059-P
_________________
Always chasing Squirrel's.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
bsairhead
Samba Member


Joined: October 08, 2008
Posts: 1720
Location: viroqua wi.
bsairhead is offline 

PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Ripped Boot Reply with quote

Pez wrote:
bsairhead wrote:
Starbucket wrote:
Clean it up with 99% Isopropyl alcohol then coat both sides of the rip with Liquid electrical tape, once dried give it a top coat.
Yes or RTV


Guys, the boot is $12. RTV is $9, if the boot is cracking now. Likely it is beginning to break down and will rip again? $3 to do it with a new boot, the right way.

https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC-211-301-289-A


https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/permatex-ultra.../7160059-P
So true. RTV is in my cabinet in the garage as is brake cleaner.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Bay Window Bus All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB