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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

Does anybody knows who can sell the steering damper clamp for a pre 62 bus?
(just below number 4 in picture)

I prefer a shop, otherwise I will try the wanted ad method...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: steering damper clamp Reply with quote

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Does anybody knows who can sell the steering damper clamp for a pre 62 bus?
(just below number 4 in picture)

I prefer a shop, otherwise I will try the wanted ad method...

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OK I know this is from an old post but it shows what I need to ask.( I have been in the search mode most of the afternoon) I have a 63 with the 1 ton front end has no damper at all just the bracket on the link the tie rod ends attach to. It has the same damper mount as in the picture . I have read in a few other posts that this model/ year has a frame mounted bracket for the other end of the damper, can anyone confirm this. Thanks, and if anyone has a picture that would be cool.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 7/63 Bus with 1-ton option
My Bus has no clamp-on bracket, it bolts through the pivot point for the tie rods. It does have a front-beam bracket for the other side.
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Since I was outside, here's my 8/60 Bus too, it has the clamp-on bracket. The othe side is on the frame instead of the front beam:
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I looked up this change in Progressive Refinements and here's the listing:
3 Nov. 61
Chassis # 851 390
Steering Damper
Now: Lighter action. Directly
connected to swing lever and
a bracket on the low axle tube.
Formerly: Connected with clip
on swing lever and bracket on
the front frame-side member
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks EV, shows just what I needed to know. You are the Man!!!!!!!!!!!! My panel is 1100171 with this earlier type setup, but has a refurbished front-end. I bought it this way, so Iam not sure if it is the OG front end. I will check tommorow to see if the frame has holes or if a bracket was welded on the frame. The axle tube shows no signs of a bracket welded on it. I belive it to be a 1-ton as it has 20mm link pins and 27mm spindle nuts, if I did my research correctly it is a 1 ton.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:35 am    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

After searching this site I landed on this thread so I'll continue on since it's relevant.

I'm trying to install a steering damper that was not installed during a rebuild. I don't have a hole on the swing lever to mount the damper as shown in the main drawing. I do have 10m beam hole for the other side of the damper.

I'm looking for the parts circled in red, specifically #80, 81, 78, 79, 82, 83. Is there a parts database available for the 1967 panel bus? I was able to find this diagram online and would like to know source.

Thank you, any leads where I can purchase the parts mentioned above would be greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

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Is there a parts database available for the 1967 panel bus?

http://oacdp.com/5867part.html

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any leads where I can purchase the parts mentioned above

Some of the parts (78,79) should be on the damper, like the bushing.
The mounting hardware is a bolt and nut - buy that anywhere.

The clamp - I think you might have to find that used?
You could place a wanted ad on this site.
Here's one but it's the whole piece:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2157928
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

have you contacted Kombi Haus in your town?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

Your 67 should have the swing arm like #59 above if it's a later front beam. Might be easier to find the right swing arm than that bracket.

Either way, here's the right one if your bus is a later front beam LHD

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2145817

Or the early one which is not correct for an later front beam but has the bracket you seek.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2157928

Numbers 78, 79, should come on the damper itself.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

Wow! Thank you for the parts database link. That site is hugely helpful. There are times when I'm unsure of the name of a part and that site will help me recognize and properly identify the part.

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Is there a parts database available for the 1967 panel bus?

http://oacdp.com/5867part.html

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any leads where I can purchase the parts mentioned above

Some of the parts (78,79) should be on the damper, like the bushing.
The mounting hardware is a bolt and nut - buy that anywhere.

The clamp - I think you might have to find that used?
You could place a wanted ad on this site.
Here's one but it's the whole piece:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2157928
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

I never knew they existed and they are only an hour away from me. I'll give them a call Monday. Thank you for the tip!

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have you contacted Kombi Haus in your town?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

Thank you for the suggestions! I'll give it a whirl trying to find a clamp on style bracket. If I can't find one I may look into fabricating one. Last option will be replacing the swing lever (59).

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Your 67 should have the swing arm like #59 above if it's a later front beam. Might be easier to find the right swing arm than that bracket.

Either way, here's the right one if your bus is a later front beam LHD

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2145817

Or the early one which is not correct for an later front beam but has the bracket you seek.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2157928

Numbers 78, 79, should come on the damper itself.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

Just an update. I purchased that swing lever you located. I had already ordered an universal type steering damper bracket I planned on modifying, now I have options.

nlorntson wrote:
Your 67 should have the swing arm like #59 above if it's a later front beam. Might be easier to find the right swing arm than that bracket.

Either way, here's the right one if your bus is a later front beam LHD

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2145817

Or the early one which is not correct for an later front beam but has the bracket you seek.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2157928

Numbers 78, 79, should come on the damper itself.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: Steering damper clamp Reply with quote

I thought I'd close out my part of the thread. I purchased the swing lever from another TheSamba member (62DoKaGuy). It arrived quickly and was exactly as expected. I cleaned it up a bit and installed the part with the steering damper. It made quite a bit of difference. The steering is still nowhere near my other 67' bus but that will be another post. Thank you for all the suggestions and leads!

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