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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:04 am    Post subject: shift rod fix Reply with quote

I thought I would post a fix that I did to my shift rod.
We all know that after 20 years we get some slop in are shifting. I found that my slop was from the front of the shifting rod. You know those plastic covers over the ears that help the shift rod slide and help you find your gears. THEY ARE GONE

Hear is some pic of what I did.
I shift like new again!!
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new kit fom van-cafe
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Dont forget to grease real good!!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm stupid and need more explanation. I have a mother of a time finding 1st about half the time. Help.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is sweet. Thanks for the post!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scary Mc wrote:
I'm stupid and need more explanation. I have a mother of a time finding 1st about half the time. Help.


He cut a piece of fuel hose and slid it over the tabs on the shift rod to replace the missing plastic guides. Looks like he used epoxy glue to hold the hose in place, maybe coated it with glue as well, for longevity?

Nice fix.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice little fix, thanks!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey thanks for the post! I'll try this out!

I've been trying to figure out what I can do with those missing ears without buying a new shift rod.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your going to have to figure something out--the shift rods are NLA.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did the hose and epoxy fix, I think if this wears too quick I'll take the rod out and dip it in marine epoxy and build up the area I need to act as a bushing.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so by 53 MM injection hose here, does he mean 5.3 mm?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Navy,

There's a kit available now to replace those plastic ears that did not exist when this thread started. Check Samba classified or search. Looks like a permanent solution.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is the kit http://www.t3technique.com/accessories/shifter-guide-repair-kit/

i've installed it on several vans, works great!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are actually a few different makers of that part in the classifieds.
I posted all of the dimensions in a thread last year for the DIY crowd as well.

The hose is a short term fix but much better options are out there.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this just for Syncro vans or is it for two wheel drive as well?

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chuey wrote:
Is this just for Syncro vans or is it for two wheel drive as well?

Chuey


will be fine on 2wd also

i have fitted 2 of loogys kits and am nearing fitting a 3rd to lucy


they are easy to fit, buy one, if you want it fitted PM me Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

purplepeopleeater wrote:
I did the hose and epoxy fix, I think if this wears too quick I'll take the rod out and dip it in marine epoxy and build up the area I need to act as a bushing.


I bet you could build up something really nice with epoxy and carbon tow
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heat-shrink electrical wrap works also...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a hard time swallowing the t3 ear fix cost when all i see is $2 in parts.
Although i will waste a full day fixing my own shift rod ears with stuff i have laying around. I guess I'm not very smart, or i don't value my time very highly!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Franklinstower wrote:
I have a hard time swallowing the t3 ear fix cost when all i see is $2 in parts.
Although i will waste a full day fixing my own shift rod ears with stuff i have laying around. I guess I'm not very smart, or i don't value my time very highly!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, with the type of epoxy i have available, i know i can use that hose fix and make it last for quite a long time and then if it wears down over time, i can just add more epoxy saving myself quite a few bucks as opposed to buying the ear fix. even though the ear fix is a great buy and a good thing to have, i just know i can do it for cheaper and the stuff i can use might even be stronger but i do need to make sure i have the dimensions right, so like i had originally digged this up for in the first place..is he saying 5.3 mm injection hose cut to 5/8"long?
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